The twin cities of Buda and Pest face each other across the Danube. This is from Buda looking towards Pest.
the State Opera House St. Stephan's Cathedral
the commie-era statues have been gathered in a park
a bit upriver at Estergom is the Basilica, the third largest church in Europe
Then to Bratislava, the second city of Czechoslovakia and now the capital of independent Slovakia:
Then, Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic:
the ossuary at Kutna Hora contains 40,000 sets of human bones artistically arranged
the family crest the family
Krakow the seat of the Polish monarchy
Not far away is the town of Oswiecim, which the Germans called Auschwitz. Military barracks were converted into a concentration camp for political prisoners.
Birkenau, five miles away, was the largest of the extermination camps
Trip date: July 1999