1st walk - historic center of Pest

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Panorama from Gellert hill, with the Elizabeth and Chain birdges

Panorama from Gellert hill, with the Elizabeth and Chain birdges

Klothild Palace

Klothild Palace

Construction of the original Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd.) Lasted 1897-1903! The bridge was named after Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, wife of Francis Joseph I assassinated in Geneva in 1898. Its 290-meter span over the Danube, made it the longest suspension bridge in the world. Blown up by German troops at the end of WW II, it is the only Danube bridge in Budapest that was not rebuilt after the war. Instead, a new bridge was built between 1960 and 1964.

Construction of the original Elisabeth Bridge (Erzsébet-híd.) Lasted 1897-1903! The bridge was named after Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, wife of Francis Joseph I assassinated in Geneva in 1898. Its 290-meter span over the Danube, made it the longest suspension bridge in the world. Blown up by German troops at the end of WW II, it is the only Danube bridge in Budapest that was not rebuilt after the war. Instead, a new bridge was built between 1960 and 1964.

Budapest, 1838. The black line shows the flooded area of the city.

Budapest, 1838. The black line shows the flooded area of the city.

Erzsébet híd, 1945

Erzsébet híd, 1945

Váci street, 1910, Budapest, Hungary

Váci street, 1910, Budapest, Hungary

the garden of the Károlyi palace serves today as a public park. the towers of the University church are visible in the background

the garden of the Károlyi palace serves today as a public park. the towers of the University church are visible in the background

the U-shaped Károlyi palace and its gardens from the air

the U-shaped Károlyi palace and its gardens from the air

the buildings and population of Pest in 1758. Pest was home to sizable German and Serbian communities, the Hungarian-speaking population was a minority

the buildings and population of Pest in 1758. Pest was home to sizable German and Serbian communities, the Hungarian-speaking population was a minority

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