Saturday, 24 september 2016

Steam hauled train to the Danube-bend

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.
Nagymaros is a medieval city, opposite side of the Danube is Visegrad, they were twin towns during the reign of Charles Robert. Featured lost only role during the Turkish occupation. Today, a major resort on the Danube, a major water sports base. It has a 14th century Gothic-style Roman Catholic Temple. It has an artists’ colony.
Zebegény: The village houses belonging to Saint Michael Hill (485 m) where they were built. Slovak loggers and settlers in southern Germany took part in the introductions 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.

On the day of our train’s arrival the Flower Olympics event will be held in Zebegény. The Flower Olympic’s program coming soon...
Szob: Ipoly confluence away. Rich in archaeological finds. The resort town character. 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.

The assembly runs buffet car where you can purchase refreshments.

Ticket prices
•    Adult - upholstered seat  Return ticket: 7990 HUF/ person
•    Adult - wooden bench Return ticket: 5990 HUF/ person 
•    Children - upholstered seat (between 4-14 years of age) Return ticket: 6490 HUF/ person
•    Children - wooden bench (between 4-14 years of age) Return ticket: 4490 HUF/ person
•    Children - upholstered seat or wooden bench (under 4 years of age): free of charge

Optional packages

A) Kismaros

We take the nostalgia train to Kismaros.  We take a short walk from the train station of Kismaros to the terminus of the Királyrét Forest Railway (narrow-gauge). We get the forest railway up to Királyrét. During a Hungarian language guided tour we get a lot of information about the historic and wildlife of Királyrét and we cross some runnel too, and have a look to a derelict iron mine. After the trip we get a two coursies lunch, following by some freetime and a possibility to try the handcart track near the terminus featuring uphill and downhill sections.

 
Tickets can be bought till 16th May 2016 at MÁV Nostalgia ticket office, Budapest Nyugati (West) Station at platform 10.
Telephone: (+36 1) 269-5242
E-mail: jegyiroda@mavnosztalgia.hu

Schedule (proposed)

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January
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February
14. 14th February Valentine Day Candle-light Express 23. 25. 25th February - Experience Train to Miskolc Meat Jelly Festival
March
15. 15th March PIVO Express - Experience Train Cruise to Brno, Moravia 15.
April
01. 06. 6-9th April Easter Excursion to Transylvania by Experience Train 09. 9th April Excursion by Steam Hauled Sissi Train to Gödöllõ on Eastern Monday 20. 20th April - Candle-light Dinner on Classic Orient Expressz 21. 21st April - Steam Hauled Train to Cuha valley 21. 21st April - Experience Train to Kosice 28. 28th April - Experience Train to Eisenstadt
May
11. 11. 11th May Candle-light Dinner on Venice-Simplon-Orient Express Dinning Cars 12. 13. 19. 19th May - Steam Hauled Train to the Danube Bend 21. 24. 27. Children' s Day at the Railway Museum 28. 28th May Experience Train to Semmering 30.
June
01. 16. Museum's Night 23. Mid-Summer Night's Dream Express 23. Trip to Bratislava with Arpad motorcar 25.
July
01. 09. 25. 29. 29th July Excursion to Balassagyarmat Anna Day Procession
August
02. 24. 25. 25th Augustus Excursion by Steam Hauled Sissi Train to Gödöllõ
September
02. 07. 08. European Garden Railway Convention and Exhibition 08. Steam Hauled Train to the Danube Bend 15. 12th Central European Steam Locomotive Grand Prix 22. Experience Train to Linz 28. 28th September Candle-light Dinner 29.
October
05. 06. Hegyalja Express to the Vintage Festival in Tokaj 13. 28th May Experience Train to Semmering 20. Travel to the Sausage Festival in Békéscsaba by the Experience Train 22. Kõmíves Kelemenné Express 28.
November
09. 9th November Martin's Day Candle-light Express
December
01. 07. 08. 14. 14th December Christmas Candle-light Express dining train 15. 22nd December Excursion by Experience Train to the Advent in Vienna 19. Nostalgic Memorial Train - 20 years old MÁV Nosztalgia Ltd. 22. 22nd December Excursion by Experience Train to the Advent in Vienna 28.
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