Budapest | Óbuda, Memento Park, Kerepesi temetö and Magyar Vasúttörténeti Park

Having a beer in Óbuda

Today I visited the oldest part of Budpaest, called Óbuda (alt-Ofen in german). You’ll find there many witnesses of history. From some ruins of the ancient romans (bathes & an amphitheater), buildings from the foundation-aera of Hungary and of course some panel-buildings from the comunism. The biggest of them is also located there: the Faluház.

When coming in by train, you'll find all the informations you need
When coming in by train, you’ll find all the informations you need
The Fö tér (main square) of Óbuda with the town hall, another old building and if you look close enough you can find a small panel-house behind. Found it?
The Fö tér (main square) of Óbuda with the town hall, another old building and if you look close enough you can find a small panel-house behind. Found it?
Waiting for the rain? No chance today...
Waiting for the rain? No chance today…
The mighty Faluház behind some roman columns
The mighty Faluház behind some roman columns

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With its 884 apartments it gives for about 3000 people a home. Thats why its called Faluház: "village house"
With its 884 apartments it gives for about 3000 people a home. Thats why its called Faluház: “village house”
The (dead?) spider club
The (dead?) spider club
The local youth is playing baseball, where romans were playing as well, twothousand years ago
The local youth is playing baseball, where romans were playing as well, twothousand years ago

Where are the Sowjets?

The Szoborpark, or Memento Park, consists of several monuments and statues of the communism aera in Budapest and Hungary. After the collapse of the Sowjetunion the hungarians wanted to preserve the undestroyed monuments and symbols of the communism in a park, which is located just at the border of the city. That was my target for this sunday.
Since it is located near the district where I’m living, I walked home from there through beautiful neighbourhoods.

The entry to the Memento Statue Park
The entry to the Memento Statue Park
One of the very few female statues
One of the very few female statues
hurrah for electricity!
hurrah for electricity!
Spring is coming
Spring is coming
Béla Kun memorial
Béla Kun memorial
a communism evergreen
a communism evergreen
The most impressive statue: the republic of council memorial
The most impressive statue: the republic of council memorial
Not the first time I see a statue of this man... (See our Russia-tour)
Not the first time I see a statue of this man… (See our Russia-tour)
Some liberator monument
Some liberator monument
A friendly sowjet soldier
A friendly sowjet soldier
View over the not so famous part of Budapest
View over the not so famous part of Budapest
Village style outside the metropolian area
Village style outside the metropolian area
Another sightseeing-day in Budapest, to where I came back after a week in Switzerland and where I feel already very home and comfortable.
First I tried the brand-new metro M4, the first new metro after M3, which was opened in 1976 and built by the sowjets.
Then I had a long walk through the endless and very impressive Kelepsi cemetery, where you find all the great people and celebrities which gave the names to so many squares, streets and metro-stations in Budapest. Dead. In mausoleums.
At last I checked out my fourth thermal bath with healing features: the Rudas bath. Originally built by some osmans some hundred years ago, it is still a good place to relax and try all the temperatures between 16 and 42 degrees celsius.
The brand-new, one week old metro M4
The brand-new, one week old metro M4
The not so new huzonnegyas villamos (so öppe)
The not so new huzonnegyas villamos (so öppe)
A not so comfortable pose
A not so comfortable pose
Spring is coming! Behind you!
Spring is coming! Behind you!

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The massive mausoleum of Kossuth Lajos, a national hero.
The massive mausoleum of Kossuth Lajos, a national hero.

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A so called "I dont know why the hell this statue exist and whats the meaning of it"-statue
A so called “I dont know why the hell this statue exist and whats the meaning of it”-statue
Just below the Gellért Hegy lies the Rudas bath
Just below the Gellért Hegy lies the Rudas bath

Magyar Vasúttörténeti Park

The Magyar Vasúttörténeti Park is the largest open-air train museum in europe and has many historical locomotives and other railway related exhibits. Most of the steam locomotives and wagons are possible to board, or even to drive with them. Definitely a special tip for Budapest visitors with an affinity to trains, as I have.
Two of many historical steam locomotives
Two of many historical steam locomotives
All the wheels and gauges inside a locomotive
All the wheels and gauges inside a locomotive

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A historical MAV diesel engine is driving on the roundable
A historical MAV diesel engine is driving on the roundable
After the diesel engine was set into its new space, the steam locomotive was let out via the roundable
After the diesel engine was set into its new space, the steam locomotive was let out via the roundable
Other exhibits in the workshop (see the oldtimer car)
Other exhibits in the workshop (see the oldtimer car)

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