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Images from our European tour: May, 2004.
 
Hungarian Flag Budapest, Hungary.
Some pictures from Budapest, Hungary. The weather was perfect during our two days in Budapest - sunny and warm (around 25°C). The highlight of our visit to Hungary was the cruise along the Danube River.

Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary
Chain Bridge
Chain Bridge, Budapest, Hungary
Chain Bridge
St Stephens Baslica
St Stephens Baslica
 
Austrian Flag Vienna, Austria.
Some pictures from Vienna, Austria. Again, the weather was great during our time in Vienna, only becoming cloudy on the day we left for Prague. The highlight of Vienna was visiting the Schönbrunn Palace to the south-west of the city centre. I was certainly glad we went there early in the morning - the queue to get in was long enough then but by the time we left the queue was at least double the length. Another highlight was our ride around the city centre in a horse and carriage.
Carriage ride in Vienna
Carriage ride in Vienna
Hofburg Heldenplatz
Hofburg Heldenplatz
Shönbrunn Palace, Vienna.
Shönbrunn Palace
Shönbrunn Palace Gardens, Vienna
Shönbrunn Palace Gardens
 
St Stephens Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
St Stephens Cathedral
St Stephens Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
St Stephens Cathedral
Vienna Parliament
Vienna Parliament
 
 
Czech Republic Flag Prague, Czech Republic.
The weather wasn't as kind in Prague. It was mostly cloudy and cool, especially because of the cold wind, and we managed to get caught out in a heavy shower of rain towards the end of the second day.
View of Prague
View of Prague
View of Prague
View of Prague
Wenceslas Square
Wenceslas Square
Prague National Museum
Prague National Museum
 
Prague Cathedral
Prague Cathedral
Jan Hus monument
Jan Hus monument
One-man Band
One-man Band
 
 
German Flag Berlin, Germany.

Berlin is one of my favourite cities. Berliners are quite laid back and friendly, easy-going people. And the food is excellent, especially from the many the bakeries and patisseries.

By the way, if you're in Berlin and are looking for a really good restaurant, try BÄRchen on Grolmanstrasse 21 (corner of Pestalozi strasse) just off Savignyplatz, a short walk from the Kurfürstendamm. The atmosphere is great, the food is excellent, there's plenty of it, and the service is great too.

Thanks to Kenny of Insider Tours for the interesting and informative tour of historical Berlin.

 
The Siegessäule
The Siegessäule
The Tiergarten
The Tiergarten
The Tiergarten
The Tiergarten
Berlin Cathedral
Berlin Cathedral
 
Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche
Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche
The Brandenburger Tor
Brandenburg Gate
Berlin Wall
Berlin Wall
The Führerbunker
The Führerbunker
 
The Reichstag
The Reichstag
The Reichstag
The Reichstag
The Reichstag
The Reichstag
 
 
Italian Flag Rome, Italy.

Rome is a mecca for tourists. There's well over 2000 years of history there and almost everything is accessible. It's reasonably inexpensive too - once you've paid an arm and a leg for your hotel accomodation that is!! Like Berlin, the city has an easy-going atmosphere despite the constant ear-splitting buzz of scooters anywhere near a main road.

Purely by coincidence, we happened to be there during Culture Week, so were pleasantly surprised to get free entry in to many of the best attractions such as the Colosseum, the Capitoline Museums, and the Baths of Caracalla, which all normally charge an entrance fee.

Highlights of Rome were many. St Peter's Basilica is the probably the most incredible building I've ever seen, even for a godless heathen like me! Also, the guided tour of the Roman Forum was really enjoyable and bought to life what could otherwise be just a pile of ruins if you didn't know what you were looking at. Many thanks to Mike of Roman Odyssey Tours for his expert and entertaining commentary.

The Colosseum
The Colosseum
Inside the Colosseum
The Colosseum
The Roman Forum
The Roman Forum
The Pantheon
The Pantheon
 
Trevi Fountain
Trevi Fountain
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
Victor Emmanuel II monument
Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II
Victor Emmanuel II monument
 
The Colosseum
The Colosseum
Castel Sant' Angelo
Castel Sant' Angelo
 
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
St Peter's Basilica
 
Capitoline She-wolf
Capitoline She-wolf
Statue of Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Emperor Marcus Aurelius
Emperor Constantine
Emperor Constantine
Hercules
Hercules
 
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
Catacombs of San Callisto
 
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