Vienna - Budapest Vienna - Budapest

Vienna - Budapest

The route from Vienna to Budapest passes through another exciting capital, Bratislava, before crossing old industrial complexes of the Stalinist era, baroque towns and the wine-producing town of Tata, at the foot of the Gerecse Mountains.

The section counts three exciting capitals that are worth a visit on their own. After leaving Vienna and passing through the prairies and forests in Eastern Austria, you will enter Bratislava, the friendly Slovak capital with enjoable white wines and preserved medieval city walls.

The route continues on the canalised Danube in the industrial area around Medvedov. Crossing the Hungarian border, you can visit the wine producing town of Tata and the baroque towns of Visegrad, Vac and Szentendre. The section ends in Budapest, home to a beautiful ancient city centre and numerous spas.

  • Budapest, Hungary

    Buda and Pest were two distinct cities on opposite banks of the Danube until they were joined in 1873. Nowadays, Budapest, the capital city of Hungary deserves its nickname of “Pearl of the Danube”, the panorama of the inner cities river banks is a UNESCO World Heritage. The neo-Gothic Parliament, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Buda Castle or Andrássy Avenue make the city a true jewel. © Moyan Brenn

  • Komárom, Hungary/Slovakia

    Komárom is a home to the Mediawave Festival every spring, an art and jazz festival which is mainly held in its massive fortress, an interesting point to check out at any time, with a museum in it nowadays. The city was divided into two after World War I, making it partly Slovakian and partly Hungarian on the two sides of the Danube. © Zsolt Andrasi (Flickr)

  • Esztergom, Hungary

    Esztergom, once the city where Hungarian kings were crowned, still featureson of the biggest basilica's of the country in the castle, with a dramatic view on the city, the Danube and the horizon - if you are lucky, the weather will be clear enough to see as far as the Tatra Mountains!

  • Bratislava, Slovakia

    The friendly capital of Slovakia has always been at the crossroad of languages and cultures. It was situated on the Roman limes wall and coronation city of the Hungarian king Maximilian. The Bratislava Castle is iconic for these different eras, build and rebuilt in various architectural styles and now houses collections of the Slovak National Museum.

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