Fishermen’s Bastion

Views from Fishermen’s Bastion

 

Tunnel leads to top of Castle Hill

Tunnel leads to top of Castle Hill

To get to the fisherman’s bastion at the top of Castle Hill we had to enter the tunnel from the traffic circle.

Tunnel to Castle Hill

Tunnel to Castle Hill

At the top of the hill in front of St. Matthias Church is a monument to St. Stephen who was the first king of Hungary.

St. Stephen first King of Hungary  26 December 1000 AD

St. Stephen first King of Hungary
26 December 1000 AD

St. Stephen  Buda Hungary

St. Stephen Buda Hungary

The Bastion is like a terrace in front of the church.

Fishermen's Bastion

Fishermen’s Bastion

From the Bastion the views across the Danube to the city of Pest, and up and down the river are amazing.

Parliament building from Bastion

Parliament building from Bastion

Parliament building in the morning

Parliament building in the morning

Margaret Bridge

Margaret Bridge

St. Stephen's Bascilica in Pest

St. Stephen’s Bascilica in Pest

these pictures were taken about 10:30 in the morning.

Looking South along the Bastion

Looking South along the Bastion

Details along the bastion

Details along the bastion

Looking North along the Bastion

Looking North along the Bastion

From here we get a good view of Margaret Island.

Margaret Island

Margaret Island

Our riverboat, like the one below, is going to take us on a cruise up the Danube River to Nuremberg. Our boat left the dock this morning after we got on the bus. The one you see in the picture pulled into that spot. In order to get into Vienna by tomorrow morning our boat had to be travelling while we were visiting the city by bus. We will catch up with the boat later in the afternoon and begin our scenic cruise.

Riverboat on the Danube

Riverboat on the Danube

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