- Location: River Danube north of Budapest
- Attraction Type: A river basin
- Significance: A quiet and invigorating getaway close to Budapest
- Best Time to Visit: May to September
- How to Reach: Reach Budapest by flight, railway or road
- Nearest International airport: Budapest International Airport
The Danube Bend is a thrilling vacation just outside the city limits of Budapest. An array of small riverside towns each with its own characteristics is an exciting trip for all those who love to spend a few quiet yet invigorating days. Esztergom, Vizegrad, and Szentendre are three cities that would amaze you with their setups and establishments. To give a rest to your weary soul and tired body, Hungary Danube Bend provides the ideal location.
Esztergom the farthest from Budapest is closely associated with the history of Hungary. The Basilica, Hungary’s largest church is an iconic landmark of this town. The altarpiece painting of ‘Madonna’s ascension’ created by Grigoletto is the most outstanding feature of this Basilica. The choir is another striking attraction of this place. The Parkany Bridge with a narrow-gauge railway line to Slovakia is another wonderful sight. Vizivaros water town is also famous for its Kereszteny Museum, Town Hall, and Szent Tamas Hill.
Vizegrad is renowned for thermal pools and riverfront beaches. From Vizegrad you could cross over to Nygamaros another charming town. A stroll along the shoreline is very motivating. From the Julianus lookout on a 500 m hilltop have a fantastic view of the magnificent Danube Bend. Vac, with its historic Cathedral and Pointed Tower, is another illustrious town close to Vizegrad. Etyek is well known as a wine-growing region.
Szentendre nearest to Budapest along Danube Bend is a panoramic town at the base of Pilis Hill. The Main Square with tiled houses, Greek-Orthodox Blagovestenska Church, and the House of Prisoner Raby are among the attractive structures of this place.
Dining in Danube Bend
Danube Bend is a wonderful place to savor the most delectable local and international cuisine. In Esztergom try out the recipes in Primas Prince Restaurant, Padliszan Restaurant, Melytanyer Inn, and Csulok Csarda. When touring Szentendre visit Elisabeth Restaurant & Cafíé, Regimodi Vendeglo, Barczy Fogado, and Chez Nicholas Restaurant for their delightful cuisine.
Danube Bend Accommodations
Along this Danube Bend you could stay in Beta Hotel in Esztergom, or Hotel Roz and Kentaur Hotel in Szentendre.