Short Trips from Budapest
Dunakanyar / Danube Bend
If you want to travel by boat to the Danube Bend, you can take the scheduled services operated by Mahart.
The town, 70 km from Budapest, is the seat of the Hungarian Roman Catholic Church. It was a royal seat until the 13th century. St. Stephen was crowned here. The cathedral is Hungary's largest church, and the Christian Museum is one of the largest such collections.
The most famous sight of the town, 30 km from Budapest, is the Grassalkovich Palace, the largest in Hungary. Maria Theresa stayed here several times, and it was the favourite home of Queen Elisabeth (Sissy) in the 19th century. Restoration is underway, but several wings are already open to the public.
20 km from Budapest, the town dates back to the 14th c. Cultural and tourist centre, town of arts and artists, right on the bank of the Danube. Mediterranean atmosphere, Serb Orthodox monuments, 12 museums - one of them an open-air folk museum.
Golden age in the 15th c. during the reign of King Matthias. The excavated parts of the Renaissance palace are amazing. You get the best view over the Danube Bend from the Citadel right on top.