Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 14 – Budapest – Austria – Stuttgart

April 27, 2018 at 09:37

Today in the evening we crossed the border to Austria. Booked a room in a small hotel in the mountains. Turned out that it belongs to a Dutch couple that got it a few years ago. We where the only guests and the place were really quiet. They made us a Pizza and after two beers we went to sleep. The next day we had an early breakfast and where on the road again.

‎⁨Neckenmarkt⁩, ⁨Burgenland⁩
Neckenmarkt⁩, ⁨Burgenland⁩

The sun is deep down - the shadows grow longer
The sun is deep down – the shadows grow longer

‎⁨Thomasberg⁩, ⁨Lower Austria⁩
Thomasberg⁩, ⁨Lower Austria⁩

On the way to the hotel
On the way to the hotel

The next day it was driving and driving – to get to Stuttgart for the night.

A bit before Schwarzenbichtle
A bit before Schwarzenbichtle

The next small village
The next small village

We only drove the small roads here as well
We only drove the small roads here as well

Zell am See
Zell am See

Zell am See

Zell am See
Zell am See

‎⁨Weißkirchen in Steiermark⁩, ⁨Styria⁩
‎⁨Weißkirchen in Steiermark⁩, ⁨Styria⁩

‎⁨Sankt Peter ob Judenburg⁩, ⁨Styria
‎⁨Sankt Peter ob Judenburg⁩, ⁨Styria

‎⁨Teufenbach-Katsch⁩, ⁨Styria⁩
Teufenbach-Katsch⁩, ⁨Styria

‎⁨Ranten⁩, ⁨Styria
Ranten⁩, ⁨Styria

‎⁨Ranten⁩, ⁨Styria

‎Tamsweg⁩ - not good if you travel with a van or any bigger vehicle
Tamsweg⁩ – not good if you travel with a van or any bigger vehicle

Penk
Penk

Tweng⁩
Tweng⁩

Flachau⁩
Flachau⁩

‎⁨Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer
Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer

‎⁨Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer

In Germany we went on the highway – we where late and I wanted to show Mitsos the Münster in Ulm.

‎⁨Augsburg Forest Nature Park⁩, ⁨Zusmarshausen⁩, ⁨Germany⁩
Augsburg Forest Nature Park⁩

Marktplatz Ulm
Marktplatz

Ulmer Münster
Ulmer Münster. The construction for this old church started in 1377. It will remain the tallest church in the world until the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain is completed. It is the 5th tallest structure built before the 20th century with 161.5 meters!

Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 13 – Budapest II

April 26, 2018 at 07:58

The second part of the Budapest pictures from this trip. I mentioned it in the post before:
Since I have been so many times in Budapest I spare you the same pictures. I focused mainly on buildings this time. But if you want to see more of Budapest: All the Budapest Posts.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Street art - a Russian T-34
Street art – a Russian T-34

The Hungarian Parliament Building or Országház
The Hungarian Parliament Building or Országház

Count István Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Count István Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged

The back of the Kossuth Memorial which is dedicated to former Hungarian Regent-President Lajos Kossuth
The back of the Kossuth Memorial which is dedicated to former Hungarian Regent-President Lajos Kossuth

13 Kossuth Lajos tér
13 Kossuth Lajos tér

Museum of Ethnography
Museum of Ethnography

Museum of Ethnography

Museum of Ethnography

Round and round and round they go to protect the flag
Round and round and round they go to protect the flag

Museum of Ethnography
Museum of Ethnography

Duna Takarékszövetkezet
Duna Takarékszövetkezet

On the left - the Embassy of the United States of America
On the left – the Embassy of the United States of America

House in Aulich u.
House in Aulich u.

House in Aulich u.

Entrance

Hungarian State Treasury or Magyar Államkincstár
Hungarian State Treasury or Magyar Államkincstár

Hold Utcai Piac
Hold Utcai Piac

At the corner of Kiss Ernő u. and Hold u.
At the corner of Kiss Ernő u. and Hold u.

Nemzeti Bank Building
Nemzeti Bank Building

House at Ó u. - must be the shortest street name ever!
House at Ó u. – must be the shortest street name ever!

St. Stephen's Basilica or Szent István Bazilika
St. Stephen's Basilica or Szent István Bazilika

St. Stephen's Basilica or Szent Istvan Bazilika

They do not look to happy
They do not look to happy

House at Deák Ferenc tér 6
House at Deák Ferenc tér 6

Bazar Building at Dohány u. 22-24
Bazar Building at Dohány u. 22-24

The Urania Movie Theater or Uránia Filmszínház
The Urania Movie Theater or Uránia Filmszínház

House at Rákóczi út 23
House at Rákóczi út 23

The Chapel of Saint or Roch Szent Rókus-kápolna
The Chapel of Saint or Roch Szent Rókus-kápolna

Maria
Maria

Life and Blood to Maria Theresa
Life and Blood to Maria Theresa

The Sacred Heart Church or Jézus Szíve templom
The Sacred Heart Church or Jézus Szíve templom

The door of the Trade School or BGSZC Széchenyi István Kereskedelmi Szakgimnáziuma
The door of the Trade School or BGSZC Széchenyi István Kereskedelmi Szakgimnáziuma

Detail from the wall. This is stone!!
Detail from the wall. This is stone!!

House at Dohány utca - you can still see the bullet holes from the last war
House at Dohány utca – you can still see the bullet holes from the last war

This mounment is dedicated to the 32nd. Infantry Regiment that was founded in 1741 by Maria Theresa
This mounment is dedicated to the 32nd. Infantry Regiment that was founded in 1741 by Maria Theresa

A lot of buildings look like this on in Rákóczi útca
A lot of buildings look like this on in Rákóczi útca

Entrane at Andrássy út 9
Entrane at Andrássy út 9

Terror Háza: Museum documenting the effect of the Nazi and Soviet regimes in Hungary, and memorial to victims.
Terror Háza: Museum documenting the effect of the Nazi and Soviet regimes in Hungary, and a memorial for the victims

Memorial of the Iron Wall
Memorial of the Iron Wall

They did not survive
They didn’t survive. More information about the museum: http://www.terrorhaza.hu/en

Memorial for the Railwaymen who died in World War One. Located at the corner of Andrássy út and Izabella u.
Memorial for the Railwaymen who died in World War One. Located at the corner of Andrássy út and Izabella u.

The Hero Square
The Hero Square. I have so many pictures in another post so I spare you and put only a few horses…

Some of the  Seven chieftains of the Magyars
Some of the Seven chieftains of the Magyars

A horse is a horse
A horse is a horse

Another horse with a guy
Another horse with a guy

They look so proud
They look so proud

They have to pull a cart with a guy that has a snake in his hand. That snake is the symbol of war.
They have to pull a cart with a guy that has a snake in his hand. That snake is the symbol of war

The couple of Labor and Wealth
The couple of Labor and Wealth

A Greek that is dressed as if this would be winter
A Greek that is dressed as if this would be winter

You steal a bird - and the dog gets you
You steal a bird – and the dog gets you

Nice green!
Nice green!

Vajdahunyad Castle
Vajdahunyad Castle

Now it is the Agricultural Museum
Now it is the Agricultural Museum

The castle was built for the 1896 millennial series of celebrations in order to provide a three dimensional representation of thousand years of national architecture.
The castle was built for the 1896 millennial series of celebrations in order to provide a three dimensional representation of thousand years of national architecture

You find four main architetctural styles here: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.
You find four main architetctural styles here: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque

The entrance

It is free to see the outside of the buildings
It is free to see the outside of the buildings

Well well
Well well

Museum and Library of Hungarian Agriculture
Museum and Library of Hungarian Agriculture

Miaooooo
Miaooooo

The Gatehouse
The Gatehouse

Somwhere up there!
Somwhere up there!

I give you the bird
I give you the bird

Since there is a bridge they build a lake as well
Since there is a bridge they build a lake as well

The zéchenyi Thermal Bath or Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő és Uszoda from 1913
The zéchenyi Thermal Bath or Széchenyi Gyógyfürdő és Uszoda from 1913

Main entrance

Protest against a big project that would kill a lot of trees
Protest against a big project that would kill a lot of trees. More information: https://en.squat.net/tag/ligetvedok/

They have litte camps all over the park to protect the trees
They have litte camps all over the park to protect the trees. And they have a facebook page as well: https://www.facebook.com/ligetvedok/

They do not need monsters to the park
They do not need monsters to the park

Memorial to the 1956 Revolution
Memorial to the 1956 Revolution

Street Art
Street Art

Great to meet friends for a beer in the evening :-)
Great to meet friends for a beer in the evening 🙂

We had to bring back the bikes in the night. The rental place has a pub as well. Great beers and good music! Budapest!!
We had to bring back the bikes in the night. The rental place has a pub as well. Great beers and good music! Budapest!!

No!
No!

True story!!
True story!!

Athens to Stuttgart Road Trip Part 12 – Budapest

April 24, 2018 at 11:53

Today I was the tour guide for Mitsos. The big walking tour of Budapest. From our place to the bakery on the corner and further to the river, over the bridge and up the Castle Hill. And from there in a circle back home again. Since I have been so many times in Budapest I spare you the same pictures. I focused mainly on buildings this time. But if you want to see more of Budapest: All the Budapest Posts.

A 1969 Ford Capri. We had a Silver one when I was a kid. The lowest car on the streets at this time.
On the way to the bakery on the corner. A 1969 Ford Capri. We had a Silver one when I was a kid. The lowest car on the streets of Stuttgart at this time.

House on Üllői út
House on Üllői út

Entrance at Bakáts tér 8
Entrance at Bakáts tér 8

Art deco house at Bakáts tér
Art deco house at Bakáts tér

House at Bakáts utka
House at Bakáts utka

Langos - Kind of the National Dish in Hungary
Langos – Kind of the National Dish in Hungary

Retró Lángos Büfé
Retró Lángos Büfé

The Budapest tram
The Budapest tram

Getting some rays at the Danube
Getting some rays at the Danube

Behind the Liberty Bridge you can see the Liberty Statue or Szabadság szobor on the mountain
Behind the Liberty Bridge you can see the Liberty Statue or Szabadság szobor on the mountain

Budapest Corvinus University
Budapest Corvinus University

Liberty Bridge Szabadság híd
Liberty Bridge Szabadság híd

A beauty!
A beauty!

House at Belgrád rkp
House at Belgrád rkp

House at Belgrád rkp
House at Belgrád rkp

House at Belgrád rkp
House at Belgrád rkp

The Buda Castle
The Buda Castle

The Kossuth
The Kossuth

At Hunyadi János út
At Hunyadi János út

At the Fisherman's Bastion or Halászbástya
At the Fisherman's Bastion or Halászbástya

The Fisherman's Bastion or Halászbástya
The Fisherman's Bastion or Halászbástya

View of the Parlament (Parliament)
View of the Parlament (Parliament)

Szent István szobra
Szent István szobra

At the Fisherman's Bastion or Halászbástya
At the Fisherman's Bastion or Halászbástya

Look it's Mitsos and me!
Look it's Mitsos and me!

Matthias Church or Mátyás Templom
Matthias Church or Mátyás Templom

Matthias Church or Mátyás Templom

Matthias Church or Mátyás Templom

The architect of the church - presenting the model to the king
The architect of the church – presenting the model to the king

The tower of the Matthias Church or Mátyás Templom
The tower of the Matthias Church or Mátyás Templom

That does look like a wine place and it is the Wine Cellar Museum
That does look like a wine place and it is the Wine Cellar Museum

Wine Cellar Museum
Wine Cellar Museum

Above an entrance at Hess András tér
Above an entrance at Hess András tér

Entrance at Hess András tér
Another entrance at Hess András tér

Part of the old building that is now the Hilton hotel
Part of the old building that is now the Hilton hotel

Fortuna u. 6 or Fortuna Street 6
Fortuna u. 6 or Fortuna Street 6

The National Archives of Hungary or Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Országos Levéltára
The National Archives of Hungary or Magyar Nemzeti Levéltár Országos Levéltára

At Fortuna StreetA
At Fortuna Street

At Fortuna Street

Angel Statue
Angel Statue

Side entrance of the National Archives of Hungary
Side entrance of the National Archives of Hungary

The tower of the St. Mary Magdalene Church at Kapisztrán tér
The tower of the St. Mary Magdalene Church at Kapisztrán tér. The church was destroyed in World War II.

And a window and a Greek
Afther the war, this window was restored as a memorial.

Bronze Cast of the coronation mantle of the Hungarian Kings
Bronze Cast of the coronation mantle of the Hungarian Kings. The original is from 1031 and made from Byzantine Silk and was embroidered with Gold and Silver. It was used the last time on December 30th, 1916 for Charles IV

At Szentháromság u.
At Szentháromság u.

If you are too lazy to walk up to the castle you can take a ride
If you are too lazy to walk up to the castle you can take a ride

The Sándor Palace or Sándor-palota
The Sándor Palace or Sándor-palota

The gate to the Royal Palace or Budavári Palota
The gate to the Royal Palace or Budavári Palota

This could be an eagle
This could be an eagle

Behind the bridge is the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace and on the right the Ministry of Interior or Belügyminisztérium
Behind the bridge is the Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace and on the right the Ministry of Interior or Belügyminisztérium

Statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy
Statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy

This monument is dedicated to the victory against the Ottoman Empire in 1697 at the Battle of Zenta.
This monument is dedicated to the victory against the Ottoman Empire in 1697 at the Battle of Zenta

Another Ottoman soldier in chains
Another Ottoman soldier in chains

The capture of the earth-works in Zenta
The capture of the earth-works in Zenta

The prince leading a cavalry charge in the Battle of Zenta in 1697
The prince leading a cavalry charge in the Battle of Zenta in 1697

It looks as if there is no roof - but there is one!
It looks as if there is no roof – but there is one!

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Hungarian Parliament Building or Országház on the left
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge and the Hungarian Parliament Building or Országház on the left

St. Stephen's Basilica or Szent Istvan Bazilika
St. Stephen's Basilica or Szent Istvan Bazilika

After a looong day walking - well deserved refreshments
After a looong day walking – well deserved refreshments