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Danube Bend in HungaryScenic Cities, Stunning Vista
The Danube bend, just north of Budapest, is perfect for daytrips for those who want to see more of Hungary outside its capital. The area is a favourite recreational destination of Hungarians too.
The wooded hills of Pilis, Visegrád and Börzsöny together, with the meandering Danube create a wonderful landscape that became nature lovers' paradise.
Getting to the Danube bend: a boat tour guarantees the best panoramic views of the river and the surrounding hills. Mahart Passnave operates regular boat tours to the area.
Map of the Danube Bend
Three Must See Towns
Major places of interests in Vác are
Tahitótfalu and Leányfalu villages are a few km north of Szentendre (main road No.11 by car). Leányfalu was declared a holiday resort in 1936. Famous Hungarian writers (Zsigmond Móricz) and artists had the first villas here. Have a dip in the thermal pools at the beach. Tahitótfalu lies on the Szentendre Island at the rifght bank of the Danube.
A combiantion of river valleys, hills, and flat areas make the Duna-Ipoly National Park a diverse landscape. The park lies north and south of an imaginary line between Esztergom and Vác. The protected site provide habitat for a variety of plants and animals. You can explore the park on hiking routes.
The Etyek-Budai wine region is the nearest to Budapest lying on the southern slopes of the Vértes Hills. White varieties (Chardonnay, Királyleányka, sauvignon Blanc) are dominant in this region too, though some wine makers started to experiment with reds, too.
Tip: take a ride with your kids on the Börzsöny Hill's Children Railway. The narrow gauge, steam powered train departs from Kismaros and it usualyl operates form May to September. The stop at Királyrét is a perfect starting point go for hiking on the Börzsöny hills.
Regions Nearby the Danube Bend
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