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Trip Report Esztergom Day Trip

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Spring seems to have arrived early here in Central Europe, and as ex-pats in a rented house we are blissfully free from most of the usual weekend chores that kept us home in the U.S. So, no better time than a beautiful Saturday for a road trip!

Esztergom is 2+ hours from Vienna, and under an hour from Budapest. The city has quite a history, being the birthplace and coronation site of the first Hungarian king and the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Hungary. The basilica is also the third tallest church in Europe, behind St. Peter's in Vatican City and St. Paul's in London.

It is possible to drive/walk/cycle across the bridge from Esztergom into Sturovo, Slovakia (across the Danube), for an equally impressive view of the basilica and the castle ruins it lies among.

I also included a photo of the pretty restaurant at which we enjoyed our Hungarian lunch for those interested. Enjoy!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fourfortravel/sets/72157642836051545/

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