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The best of 3 Bees… (Part 3) – With ❤️ from Pearl of the Danube

October 2018.

48 hours picture stories from the pearl of the Danube.


Hospital on the Rocks, Castle Hill

The Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum is the name given to a hospital created in the caverns under Buda Castle in Budapest in the 1930s, in preparation for the Second World War, to provide general emergency care for injured civilians and soldiers.


Statue of Mounted Andras Hadik

The golden balls on the horse of Count András Hadik de Futak is said to bring good luck if you touched it. Some people call it the “Lucky Balls”.

Matthias Church

Holy Trinity Column


Statue of King Stephen, Castle Hill


Fisherman’s Bastion

The Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most visited places in Budapest because it’s location and amazing view of the Danube, the Buda Castle and the Hungarian Parliament.

Fisherman’s Bastion Viewpoint


View of Matthias Church


Statue of the independence war

Széchenyi Chain Bride


Buda Castle


Road Tunnel Near the Funicular to Royal Castle Hill


Zero KM Stone

The Zero Kilometre Stone is a 3 m high limestone sculpture which marks the reference point from which all road distances to Budapest are measured in the country.


Gellért Hill View of the Danube River

Citadella – Gellért Hill. Budapest Liberty statue

The Citadel in Budapest is a 19th century fortification on top of Gellert Hill (part of the UNESCO World Heritage site).


St Stephen’s Basilica

Dohany Street Synagogue

The Dohány Street Synagogue, also known as the Great Synagogue or Tabakgasse Synagogue, is a historical building in Erzsébetváros, the 7th district of Budapest, Hungary. It is the largest synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world. It seats 3,000 people and is a centre of Neolog Judaism.

This Synagogue also features in Dan Brown’s new book, Origins.


Holocaust Memorial at Dohany street Synagogue


Holocaust Memorial at Dohany street Synagogue – Names of victims


Szimpla Kert Ruins Bar

Statues of Budapest


Shoes on the Danube bank

The Shoes on the Danube Bank is a memorial created on the east bank of the Danube River by sculptor Gyula Pauer to honor the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank. The composition titled ‘Shoes on the Danube Bank’ gives remembrance to the 3,500 people, 800 of them Jews, who were shot into the Danube during the time of the Arrow Cross terror.

Cruising the Danube River


Hungarian Parliament Building



Kürtőskalács is a spit cake specific to Hungary and Hungarian-speaking regions in Romania. Earlier a festive treat, now it is part of everyday consumption. It is made from sweet, yeast dough (raised dough), of which a strip is spun and then wrapped around a truncated cone–shaped baking spit, and rolled in granulated sugar. It is roasted over charcoal while basted with melted butter, until its surface cooks to a golden-brown color. During the baking process the sugar stuck on the kürtőskalács caramelizes and forms a shiny, crispy crust. The surface of the cake can then be topped with additional ingredients such as ground walnut, coconut, almonds or powdered cinnamon. It can also be filled in with Ice cream as extra treat. it is best eaten hot, fresh out the oven.

Buda Castle Night view


Danube River Cruise

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