There are lots of interesting buildings and areas in Budapest. On the outskirts are the very modern shopping centers just like you can find around any larger city in the western world. Budapest is composed of three cities, Buda (west of the Danube), Óbuda (north of Buda), and Pest (east of the Danube). It has a lot of interesting architecture in the older parts of the town. Pest is interesting in that it has the oldest electric subway in European continent. It started service more than a hundred years ago, in 1896. The oldest in Europe is the one in London, starting in 1890. I took the subway once. It is old, but the stations have been recently refurbished, and they are beautiful.

In Budapest are several Roman settlements that are excavated. They were interesting to visit. There were of course lots of churches to see in Budapest, but not as many as in other countries in central Europe.

Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Hortobágy Puszta has great bird life.

The Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In Aggtelek there is a big cave system, just south of the border to Slovakia, that is worth visiting. The caves stretch over miles, across the border with Slovakia. The Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.


Danube Budapest
The Danube in Budapest. (209k)
Parliament Building Budapest
The Parliament building in Budapest. (301k)
Castle Buda West Side
The Castle on the Buda (west) side of the Danube. (238k)
Capuchin Church Buda
Capuchin Church in Buda. (222k)
St Anne's Church Buda
St. Anne's Church in Buda. (228k)
Holy Trinity Statue Szentháromság
Holy Trinity Statue in Szentháromság szobor. (229k)
View Castle Hill Buda
View from the castle hill in Buda, looking over Pest with the Széchenyi chain bridge. (249k)
Female Sphinx Front Theater
A female Sphinx in front of a theater in Pest (east side of the Danube). (280k)
Hősök Tere Heroes Square
Hősök tere (Heroes Square) with the Millenary Monument. (170k)
Aquincum Roman Village óbuda
Aquincum, a Roman Village in Óbuda. (297k)
Roman Amphitheater óbuda
Roman Amphitheater in Óbuda. (220k)
Roman Mosaic Aquincum óbuda
Roman Mosaic in Aquincum, Óbuda. (368k)
Roman Stele
Roman Stele. (389k)
Hungarian Village
Hungarian Village. (294k)
Even Though Cars Hungary
Even though the cars in Hungary are mostly quite modern, sometimes you can see pictures like this. (271k)
Sometimes Countryside Even Still
And sometimes in the countryside you can even still see this. (353k)
Example Hungarian Letters
An example of Hungarian letters. (180k)
Stables Puszta Hortobágy
Stables in the Puszta near Hortobágy. (226k)
Well Hungarian Puszta Such
A well in the Hungarian Puszta. Such are scenes that I had in mind when I thought about Hungary as a child. (174k)
Stalagmites Cave Aggtelek
Stalagmites in the cave near Aggtelek. (255k)
Stalagmites Cave Aggtelek
Stalagmites in the cave near Aggtelek. (265k)
Stalagmites Cave Aggtelek
Stalagmites in the cave near Aggtelek. (355k)

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