Cancelled - Western Hungary Castles Trip by ELB / 13th Nov / Pannonhalma, Székesfehérvár, Veszprém

Sat Nov 13 2021 at 06:50 am to 06:30 pm

Bory-vár | Budapest

Erasmus Life Budapest
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Cancelled - Western Hungary Castles Trip by ELB \/ 13th Nov \/ Pannonhalma, Sz\u00e9kesfeh\u00e9rv\u00e1r, Veszpr\u00e9m
UPDATE: The trip is unfortunately cancelled. Emails have been sent out to those who paid already.
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ELB presents: a beautiful day trip to Western Hungary on the 13th November, Saturday!
If you like history and beautiful sights, then your place is here with us. Come and visit 3 beautiful destinations on our Western Hungary Castles trip.
Read more about the program highlights below!
⏱️ Meeting time and date: 07:45, 13th November, Saturday
? Meeting point is at Kelenföld vasútállomás, at the tram stop of tram 1, next to the P+R parkings:
9:00 Arrival to the Bory Castle, visiting in the castle
10:00 Székesfehérvár walking tour and sightseeing
11:00 Departure to Pannonhalma
12:30 Arrival to Pannonhalma, lunch time
13:15 Heading to the Pannonhalma archabbey, guided visit
15:15 Departure to Veszprém
16:30 Arrival to Veszprém, sightseeing in the castle district, and free time
17:45 Heading back to Budapest
19:30 Arrival to Budapest
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With ELB Card: 7490 Ft
Without ELB card 7990 Ft
►Price includes:
Entrance fee to the Bory Castle and Pannonhalma archabbey
Guided tours in Székesfehérvár and Veszprém
The trip is with a comfy private bus from Budapest.
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----HIGHLIGHTS of the trip-----
★ First we will visit the unique and beautiful BORY CASTLE in Székesfehérvár, a wonderful building complex.
The biggest self-built castle of Hungary, Bory Castle was the work of Hungarian sculptor and architect Jenő Bory. He built the castle between 1923 and he was perfecting it until he died, 1959, with the help of several of his students.
They call the building "the symbol of eternal love" because he made it for his wife and family.
★ Known colloquially as FEHÉRVÁR ("white castle"), the royal residence as capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, held a central role in the Middle Ages. As required by the Doctrine of the Holy Crown, the first kings of Hungary were crowned and buried here. 43 kings were crowned in Székesfehérvár, and 15 kings were buried here. The historical city center is a place for a great walk and nice time.
★ Then we are heading to the historical PANNONHALMA ARCHABBEY.
The Benedictine Pannonhalma Archabbey or Territorial Abbey of Pannonhalma is a medieval building, one of the oldest historical monuments in Hungary. Founded in 996 A.D., it is located near the town, on top of a hill. Saint Martin of Tours is believed to have been born at the foot of this hill, hence its former name, Mount of Saint Martin (Hungarian: Márton-hegy), from which the monastery occasionally took the alternative name of Márton-hegyi Apátság. This is the second largest territorial abbey in the world, after the one in Monte Cassino.
★ At last we will visit the "Town of Queens", VESZPRÉM, that you can found 15km North of Lake Balaton. The Veszprém castle is a whole district with historical streets and atmosphere where where we will walk around.
According to legend, Veszprém was founded on seven hills. The seven hills are Várhegy (Castle Hill), Benedek-hegy (St. Benedict Hill), Jeruzsálem-hegy (Jerusalem Hill), Temetőhegy (Cemetery Hill), Gulyadomb (Herd Hill), Kálvária-domb (Calvary Hill), and Cserhát.

Event Venue

Bory-vár, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary


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