Hungary

Gellért Hill

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  • Day20

    Our last day in Hungry. We all went to Gizi s place for a cup of coffee. She got us a lovely ice cream cake. Yummy.Very sad to go. Gizi and Anna Marie had a cry. Glad to see us but sad to see us go. Great to catch up with them. She hasn't changed much.
    We boarded our boat this afternoon. Our boats name is Ama Reina. Lovely boat. Eat and drink as much as you like for free. Will be the size of a house by the time I get home. Beautiful warm night. After dinner we sat on deck and enjoyed the views. What a way to go.Read more

  • Day21

    Monday 7th August 2017
    Last night we had a few drinks and were the last ones to go . Today we arrived in Vienna at about lunchtime. We passed through some locks and it bought back memories of our family boat trip in France (He! He!) The lock was different. It dropped down instead of opening like a gate. Went sight seeing in the main centre which is called the 1st District.

  • Day13

    Spent the day wandering and taking pictures. Checked out churches and the castle. Took a 3 hour walking tour guided by a native Krumlovian. Could not tour the castle because it was Monday and closed. Did enjoy the gardens however. Lots of history. Beautiful place. Got see Maria Teresa. See last picture. Had dinner at the Jacob restaurant. Pricey but very good.

  • Day15

    What a great day. Beautiful weather and saw a lot of the city. Breakfast at the hotel then got onto the HopOn HopOff bus and did the complete loop. Saw Hero's Square and the Citadella and lots of the city's historical sights. Walked up to Fisherman Basilica. Took the river cruise around Margaret Island and had dinner at Casablanca. Then took the night cruise at 8.45 and saw everything under lights.Read more

  • Day14

    Got up early to get to bus depot. Found out we had missed the recommended bus. Good start. Got on to another bus and caught the connection to Linz with 8 minutes to spare. Got to Linz and connected with direct train to Budapest arriving at 4.30. Got screwed by the taxi driver. Se la vie. Checked in to hotel. Took a walk to find the 100 Year Old Restaurant. Found it and had a very good meal. We were serenaded at our table by musicians in this little restaurant. Rocky start but great finish to the day.Read more

  • Day7

    Vom Boot auf der Donau sieht Budapest nochmal ganz anders aus. Heute ist es zwar bewölkt. Die Temperaturen sind dafür jedoch sehr erträglich. Die 1-stündige Schifffahrt dient vor allem zur Entspannung der Füsse. So eine Stadttour ist ganz schön anstrengend.

  • Day43

    No visit to Budapest is complete until you’ve been to one of the city’s famed natural thermal baths. Lucky for us, the Gellert Thermal Bath was within walking distance from our accommodation, just on the Buda side of the Liberty bridge, at the foot of Gellert Hill. No better way to soothe our tired feet from hours of walking on end.

    We had previously gone for a run up Gellert Hill to see the city from up the top. It is definitely worth the climb. We did, however, get weird stares from the people getting off the tour bus at the top.

    Today was all about relaxation. The Gellert Bath is architecturally stunning. It is actually a Turkish bath built between 1912-1918 which was damaged in WWII and subsequently rebuilt. According to literature from the 13th century, the warm spring water has healing powers stemming from its rich minerals content. This bath, and other baths in Budapest, are used to treat degenerative joint illnesses as well as many other ailments.

    The hot baths range from 35-40 degC. As we learnt, it is more than just warm. The thermal baths are decorated beautifully with mosaic tiles to give you the feel that you’ve gone back centuries in time. It was very therapeutic indeed, if you don’t think too much about the little black floaties in the water. Don’t ask too many questions.

    This thermal bath is unique as it has a wave pool. Yes, one of the outdoor pools turns into a wave pool for a few minutes every hour, much to the delight of squealing patrons such as ourselves. We thought we would spend only a couple of hours here before getting bored, but we surprised ourselves. You can easily spend an entire day going in and out of the all the different pools plus relaxing by the poolside.
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  • Day21

    We've just come back from walking around town. Budapest that is, or more correctly the Pest side, Buda is on the other side of the Danube - who'd have ever thought!
    It was everyone up on deck at 9am for our approach into Budapest, then once we'd docked anyone interested could walk into town for a look around. We walked to a market. The ground floor was food stalls and the upper floor had crafts, leather goods, souvenirs, clothing etc. From there we walked around some of the main streets, and back to the ship for lunch.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Gellért-hegy, Gellert-hegy, Gellértberg, Gellért Hill, Tozal Gellért, Гара Гелерт, Гелерт, Gellértova hora, Monto Gellért, Colina Gellért, Gellértinvuori, ゲッレールト山, Góra Gellerta, Dealul Gellért, Геллерт, Gerhardov hrib, Gellértberget, 蓋勒特山

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