While on the Chain Bridge, both sides give you a great view of the banks of the Danube and the heart of Budapest. The view in the picture is looking south. You can see Gellert Hill to the right and the Erzsebet Bridge.
We live by the Danube. We see her many times a day. We cross it at least twice a day. We drink by the Danube, we have dinner by the Danube. We jog by the shores. Danube is the heart of Budapest, and not only her 'standard view' in the downtown, but also her face here, in the northern districts too.
Very funny, if someone from Budapest travels anywhere, s/he calls every river AND sea the Danube.
- Let's go down to the Danube
- Hey, it's the Hudson River, not the Danube!
- Er, whatever, it doesn't matter
Running through central Budapest the Danube splits Budapest between the traditional cities of Buda and Pest.
Danube (DONAU) river runs through Budapest. There are house boats and restaurant boats on both sides of the river. You can easily walk over to the other side on one of the bridges.
The views from all of the hills in Buda, and any of the high buildings in Pest are amazing.
The Danube will usually feature in your view too!
the Danube, Buda and Pest, the two parts of the town on the two banks of this famous river...