This is Budapest's latest landmark: it's eight meters high and doesn't actually tell the time. Instead, it is to ... More
This is Budapest's latest landmark: it's eight meters high and doesn't actually tell the time. Instead, it is to be ceremonially turned over each New Year (at midnight of course) and the large amount of sand inside will then flow down, symbolising the relentless passing of time. It's a great idea for a new and interesting New Year tradition.
This is a real curiosity. We found out at the site that the Timewheel is actually the world's largest hourglass and that this gigantic object (60 tons) is actually turned over at the end of every year by human power! Don't miss it when in Budapest, it's a few steps from Heroes' Square.
This is a fascinating little museum that is well worth a look. It shows how the modern pharmacy developed from
the study of alchemy, as well as actual counter layouts and shelf displays from around a century ago. If ...
The Danubius Hotel Astoria was opened in 1914, its name was given by the owners and Mihaly Geller, the first
General Manager of the hotel, who formerly worked for the world famous Waldorf Astoria in New York, and was ...
Named as a Best Bargain Hotel in the 2009 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice AwardsHotel ServicesArrival at the HotelWhen registering at reception,
you will receive a key card enabling you for the duration of your stay to open the door to ...