Mittel - Europa


I didn't write a trip report for this one, but I do have some pictures to post.

First stop Budapest:


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




Parliament



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



To Poland:


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