Two Weeks' TOur, including the carpathians
|Presburg. Leave Vienna by steamer on the Danube for Presburg (three hours), the ancient capital of Hungary, and the scene of the coronation of the Hapsburg kings. From the plateau of the Schlossberg, on which are the ruins of the Royal Palace, a superb view is obtained of the winding Danube, the vine-clad slopes of the mountains, and the city 275 feet below. The Rathaus and the Cathedral of St. Martin should be visited.
|Csorba Lake. Leave Presburg by the delightful Vag Valley Railroad, through the most beautiful scenery in Hungary. The lake is 4,433 feet above sea-level. The view of the Tatra mountains from the lake is grand.
|Drive to Tatra Fured (Schmecks, two hours from Csorba Lake) , the most beautiful and most celebrated of Hungarian watering places.
|Drive to Poprad, and visit the beautiful lake and the Dobschau Ice Caverns, one of the marvels of the Carpathians.
|Drive to Dobschau village, and thence by train to Rosenau.
|By train to Kaschau, stopping en route to visit the Cave of Aggtelek, one of the most remarkable stalactite caves in Europe.
|Kaschau, an ancient and interesting little town, picturesquely situated on the right bank of the Hernad.
|Budapest (five hours from Kaschau). The delightful metropolis of Hungary is not surpassed in location by any of the capital cities of Europe. The former towns of Pest, Ofen, Alt- Of en, and Steinbruck are now united as a single city, cleft only by the majestic waterway of the Danube. On the right bank of the stream, crowning the summit of a hill, is the old Fortress, with the large and imposing Royal Palace. Near the old town of Buda, at the base of the Blocksberg, rise famous mineral springs, among which is the well-known Hunyadi-Janos. On the Danube is Margaret Island, converted, at an enormous cost by the Archduke Joseph, into a delightful park with an elegant bath house.
|Leave Budapest by steamer on the Danube, for Vienna.
|Arrive Vienna (eighteen hours by steamer).