Danube bend 2
Settlements in the Danube bend
Locataed in the estuary of Ipoly and its area is inhabited since the prehistoric times. Several findigs are prove it that can be found in the local Börzsöny Museum. During the conquest Hungarians settled here which can be proved by diggins. Its first written memory is from 1280 where Szob was mentioned as Terra Sob. This name has Slavic origin for sure. Unfortunately the Turkish plague did not spare the location and the depleted city was filled with German-speaking settlers. 1800s brought prosperity in the life of Szob when thanks to the railroads and shipping Szob joined to the industrial revolution and even a steamboat have been built. If you are wandering around Szob’s street then visit the city’s church which have been built between 1775-1778 in Baroque style and also the newly renovated Town Halls woths a visit. Due to its railway line we easily reach Szob where we can go for a bike tour, use the railway go on hiking tours and ride a horse.
Founded in 1280.
Sződliget is quite new compared to the others as it left Sződ in 1950 and became an independent city as Sződliget. Sződ was probably founded during the conquer. It got its name from a Clan Chief and Sződ refers for pallor and fairness. Constructions and villas are located here from the turn of the century. Consecrated ( in 1744) church in Sződ is a must see and if we are there then the parish building should be on our visiting list. Sződliget was brought to life by the proximity of the Danube. This reflects the fact that there is a national yacht harbor and a fishing lake in Sződliget.
Founded in 1950.
Even in Roman times the Island of Szentendre was in great importance as two watch tower were located here in those time. During the Turkish plaque the city got away with smaller damages but it was taxed twice. In 1980 Tahi and Tótfalu merged together and this was the time when settlements were discovered. In 1914 the Almásy Bridge was built up but during the World War I it was fully bombed down by Germans. The Island only in 1947 became permanently connected with mainland.
There are few more romantic things than living on an Island. We can enthrone this feeling with strawberry as this is the most important agricultural product on the Island. Tahitótfalu gives you the feeling you are out of town in a small village where everybody knows everybody and everything, where all of us are kind and helpful. This is the right place to chill if you would like to feel a real amicable village.
From Tahitótfalu we can easily reach Vác as there is a ferry that takes us to the other side of the Danube right in the city of Vác.
Founded in 1221.
Several stories attached to the name of Vác. According to a legend it was baptized after a hermit and if pay enough attention, this legendary is coming to our face more and more on the roads of Vác. Other legend says that an ancien Hungarian tribe was called Vath and the city got its name after the tribe. They drove out the Turks in 1686 but Vác had to wait until 1731 to revivify the city. After the conflagration Vác was built up in Baroque style which is still standing. The cityscape is defined by the Nagyboldogasszony – Cathedral. It has a caption that says D.O.M. which is the abbreviation of Deo Optimo Maximo that means ”dedicated to the supreme God”.
Vác can boast with its Danube Ridge which is the most beautiful in Hungary,
Founded in 1074.
Kings from the Árpád-House era could approach their possessions in Börzsöny from Verőce. The settlement’s slavic origin says that Verőce means gate. According to locals our King, Nagy Lajos had a summer house here in Verőce and Matthias King planted a tree in the border of the village which is still standing there in the camp of Express. Retaining walls and hanging gardens are the most figurative projects in Verőce made by Ybl Miklós. These project are proclaiming the greatness of the Monarchy. If Verőce then a Holiday Resort but there are many museums and cultural programs we can visit.
Founded in 1444.
Visegrád is the capital of Danube Bend, the cultural and touristic center. History lovers must visit the Museum of King Matthias.
Acropolis can be found in Visegrád where the scenerey is stupendous as the Danube Bend and the Pilis is lying in front of our feet. To reach the top can be a good hiking tour but you can go by bus if you would not like to walk all way up. Visegrád can be approached by bus, train, boat and even with a ferry.
Founded in 1009.
Zebegény is the farest spot in the Danube Bend where we can admire the fascinating landscapes.
Founded in 1295. The Art Nouveau Church which is a must see building as it has a stunning collection of paintings and frescos. Even the Natioanl Flag is unique here, as the seven-hole railway bridge which was built in the mid-1800s. Zebegény is the perfect destination in autumn to take a tour around and chill a little bit.
Founded in 1295.