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The entrace of Pension Krmanova, Krmanova Street
a few km BEFORE the Inn, on left,
Building at Hlavna ulica
From Kosice to Hajduszoboszlo
We are arriving in Kosice on Saturday morning August 14th by train from Warsaw. We want to transfer to Hajduszoboszlo (Hungary) by bus. Is it realistic? What time and from where?
Re: From Kosice to Hajduszoboszlo
You should NOT de-train in Kosice. Your train from Warszawa goes directly to Keszthely via Miskolc, arriving Miskolc at 6:30. From Miskolc depart at 7:34 with the train 659, arrive Hajdúszoboszló at 9:20.
Just make sure, you sit in the part of the train which goes to Keszthely.
Re: From Kosice to Hajduszoboszlo
Thanks, very useful!
Travel Tips for Kosice
I like this photo because it has some memory to me. It was taken at the train station in Kosice.
Arrived by night train from Trencin. Feeling so cold that my teeth were clattering ! So Cold ! Marek looked okay.
Had to wait until the left luggage office & the toilet to open.
We had a bit of very light breakfast. I normally don't eat much in the morning. We then rushed to the toilet to clean ourself. I remember Marek was taking so long to clean himself, wondered what he was doing ! Taking a morning shower ?
Anyway, it's nice watching people taking their trains, missed their trains etc at the station. I bought a new film for my camera. A cheap one. Couldn't believe that using this cheap film I managed to take almost excellent photos around Kosice. Take a look of my other tips with photos.
Anyway, secured our luggage & started to walk out from the station.
Over Six Hundred Years Old!
KOSICE DOM, considered by some as the greatest Gothic edifice in Slovakia.
Kosice Dom is a beautiful Cathedral and has for over six centuries, been the most impressive and dominating artistic feature of Kosice. "The Saint Stephan's of Slovakia," they all told me. (Of course, I knew what that meant only because I had just been in Vienna where the impressive Saint Stephan's can be found.)
Settlements in the valley of the River Hornád are considered the oldest in Slovakian territory and archaeological findings date them as far back as 100 000 B.C. The earliest written document that has been found, dated 1230 which makes it apparent that Kosice, then known as Villa Cassa had been settled much ealier. The historical lines drawn throughout this time has made Kosice a city in three different countries that I know of, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and now The Republic of Slovakia. Makes history interesting and exciting, but makes genealogical research difficult.
Soviet War Memorial
When wandering around Kosice I found by chance a Soviet War Memorial, which pays tribute to the fallen Soviet soldiers during WWII.
Although Slovakia hasn't belonged to the East-bloc countries since the early 1990's when it was part of Czechoslovakia, you can still find hammer and sickle symbols at the Soveit War Memorial. Surprisingly enough the memorial was very clean and not damaged by vandals.
When leaving Kosice's historic city centre to the south via Hlavna Street, the the Soviet War Memorial is situated on the left side of the first big traffic intersection.
Church of Virgin Mary's Birth
The Greek-Catholic Church of Virgin Mary's Birth (Greckokatolicky kostol narodenia Panny Marie) was built in Neo-Romanesque style in the late 19th century.
During the communist times the church belonged to the Orthodox Church, but after 1990 it was given back to the Greek Catholics.
The Church of Virgin Mary's Birth can be found in Moyzesova Street, just west of Kosice's historic city centre.
More On St. Elizabeth Cathedral..
Elizabeth Street leading westwards from the Cathedral is home to many shops, various offices, travel agencies, lively atmospheres.
The photo on the left shows Elizabeth cathedral from a different side.
Kosice is a town certainly not to be missed by anyone visiting Slovakia. More photos from Kosice below.