1st walk - historic center of Pest

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Váci street, 1910, Budapest, Hungary

Váci street, 1910, Budapest, Hungary

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.

Erzsébet híd, 1945

Erzsébet híd, 1945

Klothild Palace

Klothild Palace

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

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

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

the new Elizabeth bridge and the downtown church in the '60s

the new Elizabeth bridge and the downtown church in the '60s

Belvárosi plébánaitemplom (downtown church) with its gothic sanctuary and baroque towers

Belvárosi plébánaitemplom (downtown church) with its gothic sanctuary and baroque towers

Pest in the Turkish era (16-17th century)

Pest in the Turkish era (16-17th century)

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