Budapest - Among Goulash and Unicum

Beautiful but utterly cold in the winter.

  • Keep off

    The walls of Buda Castle

  • Heavenly wealth

    St Stephen's Basilica is one of the two tallest buildings in Budapest and no buildings are allowed to be taller. The magnificent interior holds the mummified fist of Stephen, first king of Hungary.

    St Stephen's Basilica

  • Siberia

    Hugging a cup of hot mulled wine is one way to regain some sensory in the cold fingers.

    Reine at Castle Hill

  • Corvinus and the prey

    The hunter statues in the western forecourt are lead by Matthias Corvinus, the king of Hungary and Croatia in the 15th century and probably the most popular hero of Hungarian folklore.

    Matthias Fountain at Buda Castle

  • Orphan shoes

    This memorial honors the Jews that were shot here and fell into the river. 60 pairs of iron shoes in various 1940-period models are lined up along the waterfront.

    Along the Danube Promenade

  • Who goes there

    It's a tough job being a lion at this time of year.

    Széchenyi Chain Bridge