Our one day trip nostalgia train departs from Nyugati Railway Station of Budapest heading the picturesque Danube-bend. You can travel in the most beautiful vintage carriages pulled by a steam engine. This way you can feel what it felt like travelling by train in the “Good Old Days”.
Kismaros is located 45 kilometres north of Budapest on the eastern bank of the Danube river, just above the bend where the river changes course and flows south. The village is seated at the foot of the Börzsöny Hills on the outskirts of the Carpathians. The village’s history dates back to the 18th century when Germans from the Black Forest came to settle down in the area. The word Maros derives from the Latin "Mures" word and means waterfront, village or fortress. Agriculture specifically the cultivation of grapes and other fruits provided living for most residents. Today’s Kismaros is a busy suburban settlement of Budapest. From Kismaros leads a narrow-gauge forest railway through Szokolya Királyrét.
Naqgymaros is a medieval city, opposite side of the Danube is Visegrad, they were twin towns during the reign of Charles Robert. Featured role lost only during the Turkish occupation. Today, a major resort on the Danube Bend, a major water sports base. It has a 14th century Gothic-style Roman Catholic Temple. It has an artists’ colony.
The village houses belonging to Saint Michael Hill (485 m) where they were built. Slovak loggers and settlers from southern Germany took part in the settling after the Turkish times. The Classicist Calvary stands almost in the middle of the village. The village is also famous for the painter István Szőnyi, who lived here. His Studio house is now a museum. The village’s another interesting exhibition is the Marine Historical Museum of a retired captain.
The town, where Ipoly confluence away, rich in archaeological finds. After the Turkish occupation rebounding village baroque church was built between 1775 and 1778. It has a museum of archaeological findings in the area of the villages along the Ipoly costumes, folk furniture and everyday objects.