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Budapest is situated on the Danube river, which at this point leaves the Hungarian middle range and flows into the Hungarian lowland. The highest elevation in Budapest is the 527 meter high János mountain (Hungarian János-hegy), which belongs to the mountains of Buda.

Other Buda mountains are the Gellért Hill, the Várhegy Hill, the Rosenberg, the Sashegy, the Martinsberg, the Svábhegy and the Széchenyi Mountain (Széchenyi hegy). Geotectically speaking, the town is situated on a break site, so Buda is particularly rich in thermal springs.

Széchenyi lánchíd - Chain bridge crossing Danube

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Széchenyi lánchíd - Chain bridge across Danube in Budapest

During the exploration of the Budavari Siklo cable railway at the castle mountain of Budapest we had noticed the mighty pillars of the bridge construction, which leads over the Danube. Similar to the Tower Bridge in London, the architecture of the pillar system suggested a construction period before the 20th century.

Monument against fascism - shoes on the bank of Danube

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Monument against fascism - shoes on the bank of Danube

From a distance we had noticed some crowds of visitors who had gathered on the eastern bank of the Danube, not far from the Hungarian parliament building, whose focus was clearly visible on the ground: metallic shoes were fixed here.

Walk across the Margareten Island of Budapest

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Walk across the Margareten Island of Budapest

Our tour through Budapest also brought us to Margareten Island, the famous Danube Island in the center of the Hungarian capital Budapest, which is situated between the two municipalities of Buda and Pest.

Starting from Vienna along the Danube reaching Budapest

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Starting from Vienna along the Danube reaching Budapest

After some informative days at the New Danube campground in Vienna, we drove along the Danube Canal towards the Hungarian border, where we registered our vehicle in the electronic toll system.

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