My second photo story about our stay in Hungary. This is from our trip along the big bend of the Danube, where we visited Szentendre, Visegrád and Esztergom.
Szentendre is a small picturesque town with plenty of souvenir shops, picture galleries and (exotic) museums - such as a potty show, a museum of miniatures (carvings on a thread thinner than a hair), a museum of marzipan. It impresses with its narrow (real narrow!) cobbled streets and cluster of churches (there seemed to be one for each dozen of houses).
Afterwords we continued to the castle of Visegrád with the summer palace of King Matthias and a citadel. Visegrád is known for the congress, held there by the Hungarian king Charles with the Bohemian king John and the Polish king Casimir, depicted in the wax museum. It lay the foundations of the connections between the four neighboring Central European countries of Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, known as the Visegrád group.
The last of our stops along the Big Bend was Esztergom - the old capital of Hungary and the seat of the Hungarian Catholic Church. The Esztergom Basilica is the biggest in Hungary, extremely beautiful and impressive. The town lies on the northern border of Hungary, across the Danube is Slovakia.