Híd or in plural hídak means Bridge in Hungarian. There are quite a number of bridges in Budapest seeing as the Danube divides the Buda and Pest sides of the city. I have mostly crossed on Eszébet híd and Márgit híd, but there are a few more beautiful ones.
Erzsébet híd is in the southern part of the city.
Margit híd is the name of the bridge that leads to the little Margaret island where you can have a stroll and a bath.
Lánchíd or the chain bridge was destroyd by Hitler troops during WWII. but has been restaured.
Other bridges: Szabadság híd, Árpád híd and Petöfi híd.
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!
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