September 6th, 2007 – by: GRANADOS
Buda castle from the Chain Bridge
Last night we went to a Hungarian dance rhapsody followed by a fantastic night river cruise on the Danube.
Today the weather is a little better hardly any rain warmer and the sun came out for a while. We visited one of the famous Synagogues in Budapest. The Dohany Street Synagouge which is beautiful adjacent to the Synagouge is a Jewish Cemetery, is a mass grave of 3000 Jewish people who died when the Jewish area was walled in during WW2. There is also a Holocaust Memorial and a Museum. After we walked over the Chain bridge to the Buda side (we are on the Pest side) and took the funicular up to top next to the castle. Behind the castle is an old town, we wanted to this go to this labyrinth, we did, what a bust, looked like a hallway in a basement. When we got near the exit we were told to go one way which emptied us out on a back road, very far from were we started. We did not realize how far we were from our hotel, got all the walking we missed the last couple of days.
Tonight is the last night of our rail tour. Tomorrow we fly away.