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  • Day4

    Matthiaskirche

    September 21, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Als nächstes geht es hinauf auf den Burgberg, wo als erstes die prächtige Matthiaskirche, eigentlich Liebfrauenkirche, auf uns wartet. Die Matthiaskirche, benannt nach Matthias Corvinus, ist die Krönungskirche der ungarischen Könige, unter anderem Franz Josef und Sissi wurden hier gekrönt.
    Hier wartet allerdings eine Enttäuschung auf uns: Samstag Nachmittags ist die Kirche in der Saison aufgrund von Hochzeiten geschlossen. Eigentlich hatten wir den Ausflug gebucht, weil die Kirchenbesichtigung mit drin war... 😳
    Interessant ist, dass zwar der halbe Bus über diesen Umstand gemault hat, nur der Querulanten-Hase aber hat sich offiziell beschwert, dass man den Ausflug so nicht verkaufen kann, wenn klar ist, dass man nicht in die Kirche kommt. Und: Phoenix erstattet uns den Ausflug, das hat uns dann doch überrascht.
    Kurz bevor wir den Burgberg wieder verlassen, finden wir dann auch noch das Rabenwappen von Matthias Corvinus am Turm, von dem unsere lokale Reiseleitung noch nie gehört hatte... 🤔
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    Monika Strohmayer

    ....da konnte dann ja auch der Reiseleiter dazu lernen....😂😂😂

    9/22/19Reply
    Hase und Ritter on tour

    Wenn es sie interessiert hätte, dann hätten wir unser Wissen sogar geteilt 🤔😎

    9/22/19Reply
    Monka Waldfee

    Schööön😊

    9/22/19Reply
    DiePaubers

    Oh, nein 😱

    9/22/19Reply
     
  • Day8

    Noch mehr Budapest

    July 25, 2020 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wir haben es geschafft und sind wieder in Siofok. War ein Klasse Tag in der Hauptstadt der Ungarn und das Wetter war uns hold. Kein Tropfen Regen. Danke an die Wetterfee!😘 Mit Abendbrotstop bei KFC ( der nicht zu empfehlen ist in Siofok) geht es jetzt nur noch auf die Couch und morgen wieder an der Strand!🌊🌤️Read more

  • Day2

    Ein Spaziergang durch das Burgenviertel

    October 4, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Bereits im 13. Jahrhundert erkannten die Ungarn und ihr König die strategische Bedeutung des 168 Meter hoch aufragenden Inselberges, welcher sich keilförmig entlang des rechten Ufers der Donau erstreckt. Da man in dem Berg den idealen Platz für die Residenz sah, wurde an seiner Südostspitze eine Burg errichtet, die Burg Buda.
    Das Burgviertel wurde zweimal fast vollständig zerstört, konnte aber bis in die heutige Zeit bestehen. Das Viertel entstand aus dem alten Budaer Stadtkern und ist ein Teil des I. Stadtbezirkes Budapests. Die Gebäude des Burgviertels sind überwiegend im barocken Stil erbaut worden.
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  • Day2

    Matthiaskirche auf dem Burgberg

    October 4, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Die Matthiaskirche – offiziell Liebfrauenkirche – war die erste Kirche auf dem Schlossberg. Hier fanden die Krönungszeremonien von Karl I. Robert von Anjou, Franz Joseph I. und Karl IV. statt. Sie ist deshalb auch unter dem Namen „Krönungskirche“ bekannt.Read more

  • Day4

    Fischerbastei

    September 21, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    An die Matthiaskirche schließt sich die Fischerbastei an. Entstanden zwischen 1895 und 1902 hat man von den pittoresken Türmchen einen herrlichen Blick auf die Stadt. Namensgebend für die Fischerbastei war der früher direkt unterhalb der Mauern liegende Fischmarkt. Das Reiterstandbild ist König Stephan I.Read more

  • Day5

    Fishermans Bastion

    December 17, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    From Matthias Church we went to the viewing platform and took some photos of the Pest side of the river and Parliament House and then proceeded down to the lower areas of the Fishermans Bastion The Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen’s guild and this is the reason why it was called fishermen’s Bastion.Read more

    Bronte Mcdonald

    It looks cold mum

    12/17/17Reply
     
  • Day6

    Music

    July 29, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Steve here:

    Ferenc sent me a message. 'We usually set up at 7:30, start at 8:00 and end at 11." I thought that sounded rather rigid for a Jam session, but when in Rome...

    I brought a guitar on this trip. Traveling with a nice guitar can be well worth the risk and worry if the main focus of your trip is music, but an awful distraction if you are traveling for other reasons. I bought a very inexpensive parlour size guitar for this one. As soon as amazon delivered it i grew attached, but my worry about it's demise is not a $5k worry.

    It was getting late in the afternoon, so we caught the bus and rode down the hill, back across the river and jumped off at a stop that was within a mile of our hostel. A brisk walk, a quick shower and a quick cab ride got us to the place at 7:31. Not bad. I walked in and saw a gypsy guitar with a stimer pickup resting on the piano. Good. We had the right place. A minute later a guy walked up, saw my guitar case, smiled and stuck out his hand saying "Hi - I am Ferenc. You must be Steve. Welcome to Budapest".

    The restaurant was French and pretty upscale. There was a nice dining room, a bar and an outdoor terrace. 3 stools were set up in a large opening that connected the inside and outside. A violin and bass player materialized and we headed outside and across the street to a little park to talk and have a smoke. I asked if this was a gig or a jam session and they sort of said "eh - we have fun", and then told me the start and end times of the 3 sets we would be playing. So it was a gig then... Great!

    We talked a bit more and I mentioned some of my favorite artists, including Tcha Limberger and Stocello Rosenberg. "Ya - we play with them when they come to town". Me: "Like on stage , performing?!?!?". Them : "yes". I realized I was with some serious players and got a little nervous.

    We re entered the restaurant through the back, not the front. There was an older guy near the back door whose job, it seemed, was to grunt and push a button that opened the door.

    We took our places. I was worried they would call a tune I didn't know, but it turned out that all knew the same repertoire. They were so kind and welcoming that, despite being 5000 miles from home with 3 people I had just met about to play in a nice restaurant, I felt right at home. Ferenc called the first tune, Coquette.

    We started, and within four seconds I knew I was in the right place, with the right people. It immediately clicked. The rhythm was swinging. It felt good and it sounded good.

    It's been said before but it bears repeating that music is a universal language. All the little nonverbal nuances that happen when I'm playing with my band back home were happening here. The little nod when passing a solo, trading fours, and my favorite: everyone looking at each other right before the end of the song trying to figure out "which ending should we choose?". This last piece usually results in one of 3 or 4 stock endings that we play back home, and the exact same thing happened in Budapest. At times I would look down and really get lost in the song, then look up and realize where I was...

    Did I mention these guys were good? They were top tier players and I was lucky to keep up, but they were generous and I'd put my time in so it worked. After three, 45 minute sets, we were done.

    Colton had eaten a nice duck leg confit and I'd eaten a beer and 2 cigarettes, so I was starving. We said our goodbyes, jumped in a cab and headed back to our 'hood for some Doner Kebab and sleep.

    I hope Ferenc, Thomas and Martin come to visit Chicago some day.
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    Ok, eyes officially tearing up. Thanks for writing about it so vividly and sharing! Teri

    8/1/18Reply

    We'll be thinking of you this evening at AC! Marc

    8/1/18Reply
    Jenny Gallo

    What an amazing experience! Universal language indeed. I echo Teri’s sentiments, great writing, so much detail. I love that you can still be so transfixed by music, even being where you were, you were lost in the music. Awesome all around!

    8/5/18Reply
     
  • Day5

    St Mathius Church & Fishermans Bastion

    December 17, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 1 °C

    Well we set off today with the objective of investigating Buda. So we went out and got onto the big bus and headed across the river to Buda, we got off at the end of the chain bridge. Here we bought tickets for the Castle Hill bus which is just a small electric bus which carries about 12 passengers. It is also a hop on-hop off service. We went up to the first stop which was Matthias Church. This was really ornate, very tall and and located above Fishermans Bastian. Unfortunately the church was closed so we could not view the inside. This church was built during the 19th century and completed just after the turn of the century in the very early 1900s. It is supposed to be a replacement for the original church in which the first Hungarian king was married and built on the same location.Read more

  • Day19

    Castle Hill - Fishermans Bastion

    June 28, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Winding cobblestone streets and leafy promenades of Castle Hill lead past baroque houses, attractions include Buda Castle, a palace which has been razed and rebuilt over centuries, now home to the Hungarian National Gallery and Budapest History Museum. The turrets and terraces of Fisherman’s Bastion offer views over the Danube and Matthias Church.

    Fisherman's Bastion has seven towers representing the seven Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 895. The panoramic view of Danube, Margaret Island, Pest to the east and Gellert Hill can be seen from the terraces and towers.

    The Buda side castle wall was protected by the fishermen's guild and this is the reason why it was called fishermen's Bastion. Other people say, it got the name from the part of the city, which lies beneath the tower. The guild of fishermen was responsible for defending this stretch of the city walls in the Middle Ages.

    A bronze statue of Stephen I of Hungary mounted on a horse, erected in 1906, can be seen between the Bastion and the Matthias Church. The pedestal was made by Alajos Stróbl, based on the plans of Frigyes Schulek, in Neo-Romanesque style, with episodes illustrating the King's life.
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  • Day2

    Eglise Saint Mathias

    September 15, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ 🌬 21 °C

    Au coin d'une rue, alors que nous n'en apercevions que sa flèche depuis quelques minutes, nous découvrons l'église Saint Mathias.

    Avec sa tour qui s'élance vers le ciel, elle est impressionnante et ses toits recouverts de tuiles colorées nous provoquent à tous les deux un "oh" de surprise. Cela lui donne un air vraiment unique !

    L'intérieur est richement décoré, sans paraitre surchargé. Les motifs géométriques qui recouvrent les murs, les plafonds, mais aussi le sol, sont surprenants.

    Un escalier en dentelle nous amène à l'étage ce qui nous offre une belle vue, originale, de l'église.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Buda, Boeda, بودا, Budin, Буда, Budín, Budim, ブダ, 부더, Будим, บูดอ, 布达