Posts Tagged ‘danube’

The Citadella on Gellért hill affords wonderful views of Budapest

The history of Gellért Hill, and the Citadella atop it, on the West bank of the mighty Danube in Budapest, goes back thousands of years. According to archeological findings, a watchtower stood there in Roman times and it later became famous as the venue of Saint Gellért’s martyrdom.


The Fisherman’s Bastion affords great views of Budapest and the Danube

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style terrace and rampart situated in Buda, on the Castle hill, by the Matthias Church. It has a fairytale look, with many turrets, projections, parapets, and climbing stairways. From the towers and the terrace there is a beautiful, panoramic view of the Danube, Margaret Island, the Hungarian Parliament and Gellért Hill.


The Hungarian House of Wines, the perfect way to drink yourself through Hungary

To sample some of Hungary’s fine wines, visit the Hungarian House of Wines (Magyar Borok Háza) in the Castle District (Budai Vár) on the Buda side of the Danube (Duna). This is the perfect place to stop by after sightseeing and lunch in the Castle District.