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Erzsébetváros

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  • Day195

    City Park Ice Skating - New Years Eve

    December 31, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 2 °C

    When we visited Budapest 5 years ago in Summer, we visited this park but the lake was drained and we only saw photographs of the frozen ice skating rink but we were captivated by these images and vowed to return to Budapest in Winter to ice skate here.
    There are over a 1000 people skating on the rink and it really is quite terrifying to begin with (particularly with no handrail anywhere to hold on to) but we were determined to be brave and get out there. It was a magical experience - we felt super proud of ourselves and we all managed to survive without injury.Read more

  • Day2

    Baden, essen, laufen

    December 30, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    So kann man den Tag heute beschreiben.
    Mal im Schnelldurchlauf:
    07:00 Uhr Themalbad - es war herrlich, wenn das Aufstehen auch sehr schwer fiel.
    09:00 Uhr lecker Frühstück- und das Frühstücksbuffet kann sich wirklich sehen lassen.
    Wenn ich ehrlich bin, hätte ich dann wieder schlafen gehen können. Ich war aber verabredet.
    11:00 Uhr hatte ich eine Führung durch das Jüdische Viertel gebucht. Dauer 3 Stunden, Synagogen, Geschichte, Streetfood und Ruinbar und das als Privatführung 😇. Ich habe die Tour natürlich in meiner Muttersprache gebucht, wenn das schon angeboten wird (drei Stunden englisch, da schaltet meine Konzentration sehr schnell ab). Und was soll ich sagen, ich war der einzige Teilnehmer und hatte Anna, die gut 10 Jahre älter war als ich und sehr gut deutsch sprach, ganz für mich allein.
    Synagoge und Geschichte - Ich weiß jetzt ganz viel über jüdischen Glauben, Feste, Kalender, Sabbat, die Geschichte der Juden in Ungarn und der Große Synagoge (Budapest hatte mehrere) und natürlich kommt man auch nicht an den Spuren des Naziregimes in der jüdischen Gemeinde Budapest’s vorbei. Die Synagoge ist die zweitgrößte der Welt und was glaubt ihr, wo die Größte steht....ich hätte spontan Israel vermutet... falsch, in New York. Die New Yorker hat nur mehr Fläche, Besucher fasst die in Budapest mehr. Ungewöhnlich auch, diese Synagoge hat eine Orgel und ist in ihrem Aufbau einer christlichen ähnlich. Wenn ich das jetzt aber alles aufschreibe.... bekomme ich heute keinen Schlaf. Auf nach Budapest oder fragt mich.
    Streetfood- einen Streetfoodmarket gibt es in dem Viertel mit vor allem ungarischen Spezialitäten. Ich habe mich hier erstmal für Langos entschieden, der überhaupt nicht so fettig war, wie die Teile auf unseren Weihnachtsmärkten. Überhaupt findet man hier sehr hippe Läden, Bars und Restaurants für den schmalen Geldbeutel. Hier verwirklicht sich eine junge, alternative Szene.
    Ruinbar - steht hier nicht für einen Zusammenbruch, weil vielleicht zu viel Alkohol geflossen ist, sondern für Bar’s in „Ruinen“. Entstanden ein wenig aus der Not, man wollte Häuser vor dem Abriss bewahren und hat in diesen Abbruchhäusern einfach Bar’s eröffnet. Man findet in diesen Bar’s oft mehrere Räume mit Tresen und Tanzflächen, diese sind dekoriert mit zum Teil sehr skurrilen Dingen. Sehr crazy. Die Szimpla Kert war die Erste mit großem Erfolg.
    17:00 Uhr - ich hatte einen Platz im Café New York reserviert. Ich sag nur „Place to see“ bei einem Budapest Besuch. In der Speisekarte steht „The most beautiful café in the World“. Vielleicht klingt das ein wenig sehr Selbstbewusst, aber wenn du dort sitzt, auf Stühlen mit rotem Plüsch bezogen, dir die mit Blattgold verzierten Säulen, die Deckengemälde, die riesigen Fenster anschaust und der dezenten Livemusik lauschst....das könnte auch Schloss Versailles sein. Seit 1894 gibt es das Café, es hat Kriege und Regimewechsel überlebt und nicht nur das Ambiente ist „so beautiful“, auch das Essen und die kleinen Kuchen und Macaron‘s....👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. Unbedingt Tisch vorher reservieren, sonst müsst ihr euch in die Schlange einreihen. Reservierung geht online, also keine Angst vor Sprachbarrieren.
    19:30 Uhr - es regnet 🤔. Ich wollte aber unbedingt noch einen Spaziergang an der Donau Richtung Parlament machen und natürlich Fotos. Die Brücken und historischen Gebäude sind nachts so schön beleuchtet. Ich bin ja nicht aus Zucker, nur die Kamera musste beschützt werden vor zu viel Wasser.

    Was steht sonst noch auf meinem Plan:
    Parlament von innen
    Felsenkrankenhaus
    Fischerbastei und Matthiaskirche
    Heldenplatz
    Donauschifffahrt by Night
    Weihnachtsmarkt, gibt es bis 01.01.
    Markthalle
    Margaret Insel
    St. Stephans Basilika mit Aussichtsplattform
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    Hatte ich erwähnt, dass ich am 2. wieder arbeiten darf! Und jetzt findet den Fehler...
    Fazit - ich muss nochmal hier her.
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  • Day2

    Budapest 2

    December 27, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    This the second day in Budapest. We visit another part of the city. First, near home, the Great Market Hall - a beautiful building with the traditional Hungarian paprika hanging from the ceiling and all kinds of goods you can think of. Then we follow the plan we prepared and we strolled along the way to pass by Dohány Street Synagogue, the Jewish quarter, the House of Terror, Andrássy Avenue, the Heroes Square, Szechenyi thermal spa, Vajdahunyad Castle and finally, to relax from the long walk, Kiraly Spa Baths. The Turkish bath in Kiraly Bath has a characteristic dim light, as the pool gets its light from the 16th century dome holes covered in glasses.
    The bath has not been restored for many decades, which gives it an even more fascinating historical appeal, where the Turkish details are mixed with the medicinal bathing culture of the 1890s, and the practical, ahistorical approach of the Communist Budapest era.
    Kiraly Bath is open every day 9 am to 9 pm, and the once famous men only bath is now completely mixed, unisex every day.
    The day ended in Sir Lancelot, a medieval restaurant with theatrical exhibitions, live music, belly dance and huge amounts of food.
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  • Day13

    Arrived in Budapest

    August 18, 2019 in Hungary ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Finally made it to the apartment. The train journey was timely and lovely scenery. Below is a video and photos of sunset over Lake Balaton in Hungary 🇭🇺 from the train and the station on the border of Croatia 🇭🇷 and Hungary 🇭🇺

  • Day61

    Budapest highlights

    August 17, 2017 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    So many things to see in Budapest. Part of today was spent visiting the Heroes Square where there are massive monuments to Hungary's past and the nearby park where there is a castle snd also one of the 100 hot spring baths.

  • Day44

    St. Stephens Cathedral, Litsz museum

    October 17, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    I spent the afternoon on foot touring around and getting a holistic feel of Budapest. I walked for 2.5 hours and found the St. Stephens Cathedral (not the most ornate church I have seen) and also saw the right hand of St. Stephen which was found in the early 1400's. Kind of creepy to have it on display but the hungys worship it. Saw the beautiful Opera house and the Franz Litsz museum. Lots of musical culture here. I must have put on about 10 k today walking but it was great to feel like a local. Couldn't see the sinagogue as it is closed today and tomorrow. I did see the stainless steel tree of life which had the names of the persecuted inscribed on each leaf. Tomorrow I hope to make it to the spa for a day of mineral baths and relaxation treatments.Read more

  • Day35

    Budapest

    May 15, 2018 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    A late start to the day due to last night's early AM escapade on our arrival. Out for the essentials in a new country: ATM, breakfast and grocery store. Rainy in the AM but sunshine showing through the clouds in the afternoon. Out to do a walkaround of the major tourist sights. St Stephens Basilica is about 2 blocks from the apartment and is a massive cathedral with a beautiful interior. I liked it especially as it is more understated (less gold) than those we saw in Italy. Then out the beautiful pedestrian promenade towards the mighty Danube. The river marks the separation of Buda in the west and Pest in the East. The scenery of Castle Hill with the Buda Palace (not a castle as many people think), the Matthias Church (Franz Liszt first performance of his Coronation Mass); and the Fisherman's Bastion is highly impressive.

    We walked across the Danube on the famous Chain Bridge and took the funicular to the top of the hill. Quite a sight from the top, looking back across the river to Pest and we were so fortunate to have such great weather and after the rain, everything sparkled. Walked all around the hill and stopped for late lunch and a beer at one of the numerous cafes.

    Back to our apartment around 5 and a clean up and cocktail hour before up to the corner cafe/pub for hamburgers for dinner. An after dinner walk over to St Stephens and up the promenade to the river where all on Castle Hill is lit up and so beautiful. A truly magical city. Back for an early bedtime for some catch up sleep.

    Miles: 7.9
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  • Day41

    Beautiful big Budapest

    October 14, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Well we met up with our bla bla car ride Matteo, who happened to be a policeman in terrorist investigations and cruised at 160km/h into Budapest. It was a five hour drive and he dropped us off at our Airbnb. We got in around 7 so quickly did some grocery shopping and then went to the most beautiful cafe called the New York cafe which was totally renovated by the Italians. Had my first bowl of Hungarian goulash which is just how my staramama made. Scrumptious. Big day of touring tomorrow.Read more

  • Day43

    Yesterday's Tour

    October 16, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    We did the big bus city tour yesterday which was 90 minutes. There is so much to see here and the sites are huge. We went to the Jewish sector and found a great restaurant called Mazel Tov and I had the shawarma, which was spiced grilled chicken leg on pita with beetroot salad. Fabulous! We then went to the national museum where we were rushed through the exhibits by two crabby old women who wanted to go home. Disappointing. Walked to the Danube River and caught our night river cruise so we had a chance to see the city by night-great! Drank lots of beer and walked home in a rain storm.Read more

  • Day44

    Royal Palace, Ruin pub, Fisherman bastio

    October 17, 2016 in Hungary ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Spent the day at the Royal Palace and covered four floors of the art and history gallery. From the top you could see the panorama of the city. We walked over to the St. Mattys church and Fishernans Bastion. This is where the guardians of the palace lived . We then caught the big bus to the Jewish district and went to Ruin pubs which is a highly rated party pub. We had dinner and lots of drinks with 5 guys from York,England who I am going to meet up with in my pet sitting gig in December. Danced all night and made it home by 230. So much fun! Didn't have my phone with me so I couldn't take photos yesterday but will get some of Christys shots. Christy rolled in at 10 am...Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Erzsébetváros, Erzsebetvaros, VII. Budapester Bezirk, 7e arrondissement de Budapest, Budapest VII. kerület, Будимпешта VII округ, Quận VII, 伊丽莎白城

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