Budapest’s life has long been revolving around its central river, the Danube, which both divides the city into two halves, namely Buda and Pest, and connects the cities with beautiful bridges, small and big ships and ferries.
The ships on this historical photo from 1882 are some of the old river cruisers that went along the river Danube in Budapest. Beautiful creatures. We are also proud of our nostalgia cruise fleet (e.g. the smaller Attila ship and the big event ship called Europa ship), but it would be beautiful to let the old steam ships run once a year.
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In the photo, you can see the so called Buda Castle Bazaar in the background, a nice party and recreational area below the Buda Castle, which is currently still in neglect, long waiting for its renovation. Also in the background, you can see some of the old houses of the Taban District of Budapest (have been demolished, cannot be seen these days).