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Hosts: Edith Molnar
Guestrooms: 4 (sleeps 9)
Address: Budapest, Hungary
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Activities/Attractions: The capital of Hungary straddles a curve of the Danube River where one Hungarian in five lives and Debrecen, the next largest city, has only a tenth of the capital's population. More romantic than Warsaw, more cosmopolitan than Prague, Budapest is the "first city" of Eastern Europe.
Strictly speaking, the story of Budapest begins only in 1873 when hilly, residential Buda merged with flat, industrial Pest and little Óbuda to the north to form what was first called Pest-Buda. But a lot of water had flowed under the Danube bridges by that time. The Romans built the town of Aquincum here, and you can still see their aqueduct and amphitheatres just north of Óbuda.
With the Danube River as its pulse, Budapest beats to a rhythm of indomitable spirit cloaked in beauty and charm. And no wonder. The Hungarian capital is exquisitely laid out on both sides of the Danube, claiming one of the most spectacular panoramic views in all of Europe. You can bear witness from the Buda side of the river, on Castle Hill. From here, the spires of Parliament and the Chain Bridge can be seen awash in golden light every evening. Their reflection on the Danube, combined with the dotted lights of Pest, are simply awe-inspiring.
The city has many more fascinating aspects. Many Eastern Europeans and Russians come here to make money or get a taste of the West, while Westerners revel in the affordable nightlife, theatres, museums, restaurants and cafés. As the river descends from the Black Forest to the Black Sea, few cities are more striking than this "Queen of the Danube". It's hard to get enough of Budapest.
For relaxation, Budapest offers the best! Such as the venerable Café Gerbeaud and Café New York, grand icons of the days when the Habsburgs ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And of course the selection of fine restaurants is unbeatable.
General Information: Welcome to Edith's Place in Budapest, Hungary ... offering accommodations in one of those centuries-old high-ceiling/large room apartment complexes - housing the middle class elites. Tours around the city are available on request, and English is well spoken. Your Hungarian-American family-hosts will answer any of your questions while providing you professional individual care.
In front of the building the #105 bus takes you in minutes to Pest, the #59 tram to Moszkva ter to subway around the city, and to the bus signed with "Castle" takes you to the Castle-district to museums, a cave, shops of Hungaricum items, dining of your choice of gypsy music or Italian pasta - nevertheless the best truly Italian Pizza is a few steps from our door, as well as the famous Hungarian strudels made next door also.
Payment Accepted: Bank Transfer or Cash.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).
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