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Hungary

2018-10-30 - 2018-11-03
Total distance: 163 km
Cumulative distance: 1561 km

In Hungary, we continued to follow the Eurovelo 13 along the section that traces the country's border with Austria. Hungary is known by many to be a flat country, but the landscape here on the western edge of the country is actually quite hilly, including the second highest point of the country, Írott-kő, at 883m, that is part of the easternmost range of the Alps.


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And you thought Hungary was flat

2018-11-05

Hungary is mostly flat, it's true. But following the Eurovelo 13, which traces the border between Hungary and Austria, is not quite so flat. To make t

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Esterháza Palace in Fertőd, built by Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Sometimes called the "Hungarian Versailles", it is Hungary's grandest Rococo edifice. Esterháza Palace in Fertőd, built by Prince Nikolaus Esterházy. Sometimes called the "Hungarian Versailles", it is Hungary's grandest Rococo edifice. Ólmod, a small village close to the Austrian border Saint Donát Church at the top of the hill overlooking Kőszeg Jurisics Square with the Town Hall on the left and Saint Emeric Church Heroes' Gate on Jurisics Square Sacred Heart Church Jurisics Castle Jurisics Castle We took a rest day in Cák and took a walk in the forest instead - and found a Christmas tree! Óház-kilátó, a lookout tower that we walked to from Cák, located at 609m elevation in the Kőszeg Mountains View of Kőszeg, some nearby hills, and parts of Austria from the top of the lookout tower Spring water straight from the source! Cák is known for its wine cellars that traditionally served as wine storage houses before the Phylloxera disease damaged the region's vineyards. The 8 houses are now an open air museum. Cák is known for its wine cellars that traditionally served as wine storage houses before the Phylloxera disease damaged the region's vineyards. The 8 houses are now an open air museum. In Őriszentpéter, we couchsurfed in a trailer that looked more like a tiny house on wheels!