Shoes on the Danube Promenade: A poignant memory that wouldn’t be forgotten

History of Shoes on the Danube Promenade Shoes on the Danube Promenade in Budapest is a memorial, dedicated to the murdered Jews by the fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during the World War II. The Arrow Cross Party ruled Hungary from 15 October 1944 to 28 March 1945. During this dreadful rule ten to fifteen thousand people, mostly […]

Vajdahunyad castle: Dracula’s castle reborn in Budapest

History of Vajdahunyad castle The Vajdahunyad castle (Vajdahunyad vára) in Budapest seems to be a thousand years old but in fact it is a relatively new construction. It is built for the city’s millennium exhibition in 1896. To achieve the extraordinary appearance of the castle, its architect Ignác Alpár combined few different styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance […]

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