Adventures on Foot

Young Pioneers on Wheels

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Children’s Railway in the Buda Hills One of the most charming secrets of the Buda Hills is the Children’s Railway, actually operated by children. One of the very few socialist initiations which survived the change of regime is still happily roaming the hills. When World War II hardly ended, and Hungarians were still cleaning up the…

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June 4, 2014

Nazis and Comrades

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A microhistory of totalitarian dictatorships At first glance, Újlipótváros, sitting alongside the Danube is a peaceful neighbourhood, one of the most popular areas among locals. It is dominated by a mixture of art deco and Bauhaus style architecture, pleasant cafés and bookstores. However, if we take a closer look, we see the marks of the…

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June 4, 2014
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