Hungary
Komárom-Esztergom

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  • Day236

    Ostrihom (Esztergom)Hungary

    April 27, 2017 in Hungary

    Spent the last few days with my cousin Natalia and took a day trip to Ostrihom Hungary. The town is in the Carpathian basin on the northern part of Hungary and was once the capital city (975 ad). It is rich with history, lies on the Danube and is full of recreation, thermal baths and vineyards. It was once conquered and occupied by the Turks. The first king of Hungary was coronated here and it was the first transportation and trade route. We first drove to Sturovo which is across the bridge from Ostrihom and found a medieval restaurant to have a quick bowl of soup in. The restaurant was called Sedladcka and the staff talked to us in a rude and primitive manner as was done in those times (they dressed the part too). It was so funny because we were taken aback by their attitude but then realized the theme. The food was great and the atmosphere was super. They had a life size cage hanging inside for the witches that would be caught that night. After lunch we walked across the bridge to Hungary and took in the sights and attractions of the town. It was very beautiful.Read more

  • Day18

    Concert at Esztergom and Dorog

    September 27, 2015 in Hungary

    We headed back in the same direction today, but this time our destination was Esztergom, on the Hungarian side of the Danube. We had to leave quite early to play a promenade concert at the cathedral. We passed some really interesting buildings, almost Japanese looking, which used to be a a Russian military barracks.

    This cathedral at Esztergom is enormous and we found out that it is the largest church in Hungary. What an absolutely awesome place to play! We were dwarfed by the colonnades around us. We had to wait a little while for a service inside to finish, and when we started playing quite a crowd gathered around us. After packing up, we were given a guided tour inside and around. Inside was spectacular as expected. The organ, currently being refurbished and enlarged (since 1980s) will have 146 pipes when finished. Liszt played the organ in here and some of the original pipes are still in use. There are also several relics of saints on display. We then walked around to the rear of the church, the top of a precipice with a lovely view down to the Danube and the bridge over to Slovakia on the other side.

    We were able to walk to our lunch spot as it was basically underneath the cathedral, with the interior design a continuation of inside the church. There were also great explanations of the major wine regions in Hungary explained on the walls. After lunch and a bit of a relax we headed the fairly short distance to Dorog. A bit of a surprise was in store, as the Dorog band were waiting for us when we arrived and played a couple of pieces on the square outside. We were surprised at the colours in their uniforms- similar to ours.

    We changed and got ready for a rehearsal with Dorog band, as we were to play a number of pieces with them, with Rae conducting some, and their conductor doing others. The concert proper started at 5. It was quite a cultural experience, the combination of the two bands, two cultures, two languages, with one interpreter. There were also some formal presentations as well...gifts to commemorate our visit. We found out later that the entire concert was recorded and handed to us on DVD, as well as uploaded to youtube.

    The culture house itself was quite an elaborate building, and afterwards a lovely spread of food was waiting upstairs for us...and drinks of course. What we didn't know was that the Dorog band was going to entertain us with several sets of music, which they played for hours. Such stamina after starting in the afternoon when we arrived!

    Although we very much appreciated their efforts, it had been a long day for us and we looked forward to getting on the bus, and travelling back to our beds in Budapest!
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  • Day1

    Go

    August 4, 2017 in Hungary

    Öcsike (Viktor - mondjuk úgy - uncsitesója) úgy döntött, megnősül, így meghívást kaptunk a nem túl közeli Wiesensteigbe, a Stuttgart közeli kisvárosba.
    Én kicsit paráztam a 8-10 óra kocsikázástól, mert még elég élénken élt bennem a pár nappal azelőtti szlovén út, de hát mit volt mit tenni! 🤗

    Volt néhány kalamajka; ruha-ügy, cipő, ki jön, ki nem, végül 4-esben (Laci sajnos nem jött) útra keltünk a tervezett 6.00 helyett valamikor 8.00 után! 😁

    Első út HÁT PERSZE, hogy egy Mekibe vezetett, ahonnan némi tápérték begyűjtése után hamar tovább is indultunk.

    Jó hosszú volt az út, és mindenki hozta a formáját; Ica folyamatosan követte az általa előzetesen kinyomtatott útvonaltervet és mindig matatott valamit. Márti folyton pisilni akart (egyszer akkor közölte e szándékát, mikor épp elmentünk egy Rosenberger mellett 😖), én állandóan ettem 😁 Viktor pedig veszekedett a többi autóssal, hogy miért nem mennek. Alig várta, hogy elérjük a német határt, és nyomhassa neki...

    18.00 körül érkeztünk meg a városkába, ami épp olyan, mint elképzeltem; egy völgyben fekszik és egy kis patak szeli át. Mindenhol régi házak, sok fa, muskátli; a város szélén erdő.

    Kis kavarodás volt a szobákkal, majd vacsiztunk. Én kicsit mellényúltam; sikerült egy hiper diétás ételt választanom; rántott hús hagymás-sajtos nokedlivel! 😮 Érdekes egy bélésük van ezeknek...
    Mártival egy rövid séta keretében felfedeztük a környéket, Viktor sörözött egyet Jocókáékkal, majd eltettük magunkat.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Komárom-Esztergom, Komarom-Esztergom, Komitat Komárom-Esztergom, مقاطعة كوماروم-إستركوم, Комаром-Естергом, Komárom-Esztergomi komitaat, کوماروم-ایسترگوم, קומארום-אסטרגום, Komoransko-ostrogonska županija, Komárom-Esztergom megye, Provincia di Komárom-Esztergom, コマーロム・エステルゴム県, კომარომ-ესტერგომის მედიე, 코마롬에스테르곰 주, Komaromas-Estergomas, Komāromas-Estergomas meģe, Wilayah Komárom-Esztergom, کوماروم ایشترگوم کاؤنٹی, Județul Komárom-Esztergom, Комаром-Эстергом, Komárom-Esztergom Coonty, Komárňansko-ostrihomská župa, Komárom-Esztergom ili, Комаром-Естерґом, کوماروم-ایسترگوم کاؤنٹی, Komarom Estergom, Condado han Komárom-Esztergom, 科馬羅姆-埃斯泰爾戈姆州

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