curve in the river Danube, close to Visegrád, 30km north of Budapest

Danube Bend (Hungarian: Dunakanyar) is a curve of the Danube in Hungary and gives its name to this entire region.



Left bank

  1 Dunakeszi (Fót, Göd)
Shopping city, Roman Harbour Fort remains.
  2 Vác
A town on the Danube Bend with several churches and lots of baroque architecture.
  3 Nagymaros
Sights include the German Minority Heritage House, Kálmán Kittenberger Memorial House, Roman Catholic Church with Baroque and Gothic elements, Friar Julian Observation Tower, Remete Cave, Törökmező Animal Park, Dunakanyar Adventure Park. In the surroundings: Shipping History Museum, István Szőnyi Memorial Museum and Károly Kós Observation Tower in Zebegény.
  4 Verőce
Main sights are the Gorka Ceramic Exhibition, Migazzi Mansion, Ruins of Roman Watchtower. In the surroundings: Királyrét Forest Railway, Swabian Museum in Kismaros; Lynx House and Draisine Loop in Királyrét.
  5 Rétság
Sights include the Local History Exhibition, Lutheran Belfry, Mindszenty Memorial. In the surroundings: Lake Bánk with Beach, Slovak Heritage Museum in Bánk; Drégely Castle, Szondi Exhibition Space and Szondi Memorial in Drégelypalánk; Nógrád Castle, Heritage House in Nógrád; Gyurcsányi–Scitovszky Mansion, Seholsziget Adventure Park in Nőtincs; Gyada Nature Trail in Katalinpuszta.
  6 Szob
Main sights are the Bezina Valley Forest Railway, Börzsöny Museum and the Luczenbacher Mansion. In the surroundings: Forest Museum Railway, Nagyvölgy Bath in Kemence; Our Lady of Hungary Basilica, Pauline and Prison History Exhibition in Márianosztra; Forest Railway, Heritage House, Watermill, Lace Carvings and the Gothic Saint Stephen Church in Nagybörzsöny.

Right bank

  7 Esztergom (Dorog)
The first capital, the seat of Constitutional Court and the Roman Catholic Church of Hungary, home of the biggest church in Central Europe.
  8 Szentendre
Picturesque town on the Danube just north of Budapest.
  9 Pomáz (Budakalász)
Teleki-Wattay Palace and the Stone Hill.
  10 Pilisvörösvár (Piliscsaba)
One of the most German settlement in Pest County.
  11 Leányfalu
  12 Visegrád
A small town with rich Medieval remains: Castle of Visegrád, Royal Palace, Solomon Tower and Water Bastion. It's a good starting point to explore the Visegrád Mountains. Nearby popular places are the Nagyvillám hill with Zsitvay Observation Tower, Toboggan Park, Canopy, Ski Resort and Mogyoró Hill Wildlife Park; Apátkúti Valley with Miklós Bertényi Botanical Garden, Spartacus Trail, Kaán Spring, Ördögmalom Waterfall, Telgárthy Meadow and Trout Lakes.

Other destinations

Danube Bend with Visegrád Hills
Peak of Pilis Mountain
View from Nagy Kevély lookout point, Pilis Mountain
the Dera creek canyon, close to Pilisszentkereszt
  • 1 Dobogókő — the highest summit of the Pilis Mountains is a popular hiking destination with a forest that is held sacred by neo-pagans
  • 2 Pilis Protected Area — a protected area of forest land areas. Guided tours in nature protection area. Because of the basic characteristics of limestone karst formation, the hills are exceptionally rich in caves.
  • 3 Börzsöny — one of the most popular resort place for Budapesters
  • 4 Pilis Mountains — in Esztergom offer plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking.
  • 5 Visegrád Hills — great opportunities for hiking, caving. See here the Ördögmalom waterfall.



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Ferries of Danube river

Leányfalu boat station

There are many ferries across the Danube River, including Vác—Tahitótfalu, Szob—Pilismarót, Felsőgöd—Surány, Alsógöd—Szigetmonostor, Pócsmegyer—Leányfalu, Dunakeszi—Horány, Kisoroszi—Visegrád/Szentgyörgypuszta, Visegrád—Nagymaros, and Pilismarót—Zebegény.



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