Watch: Xploring Hungary - Carriage Museum 'Kocsimúzeum', Parád

  • 4 Jun 2021 4:49 AM
Watch: Xploring Hungary - Carriage Museum 'Kocsimúzeum', Parád
The Carriage Museum is located in the so-called 'Adorned' (cifra) manorial stable, named after its splendid exterior and red marble interior. The museum introduces many curiosities, from the invention of the wheel to the fancy carriages of the aristocracy.

The exhibition introduces the history of world famous Hungarian carriage and coach manufacturing and the role of 'Kocs' village.

The name of this important mean of transport in many languages, the coach, originated from the Hungarian. 'Kocsi', the Hungarian word for coach, signifies, 'from Kocs'.

There are also various types of coaches and carriages to be seen at the exhibition.

Amongst the beautiful carriages prepared for aristocrats, prelates, and high-ranking officials, the decorated Eszterházy carriage, the Károlyi buggy, the Gavallér carriage, and the state carriages of the Parliament and of the Eger archbishopric may all be admired.

Many of the carriages exhibited in the museum were made by the Kölver brothers, the most significant carriage manufacturers in Hungary in the 19th century.

The displayed harnesses and parade coachmen uniforms make the exhibition even more interesting.

This 'Xploring Hungary' feature is part of a series on XpatLoop sponsored by Sixt Hungary - Drive in style with Sixt!

Address: Parád, Cifra Istálló
Phone: 36/544-073
Opening times: 1 Apr - 31 Oct: Mon-Sun 9-17; 1 Nov - 31 Mar: Tue-Sun 10-16


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