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Re: Visit Budapest, Hungary RE: [S-R] It's all in the small details and than a Jackpot

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  • Dr. Joe Q.
    I suggest: Hotel Burg 1014 Bp. Szentháromság tér 7-8 (District 1) H-1077 Budapest 011-361 212 0269 011-361 212 3610 FAX It is a couple of blocks from the
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      I suggest:

      Hotel Burg
      1014 Bp.
      Szentháromság tér 7-8 (District 1)
      H-1077 Budapest
      011-361 212 0269
      011-361 212 3610 FAX

      It is a couple of blocks from the Hilton, it is on the "square"
      immediately across from St. Matthias and about 3 blocks from the
      military archives.

      Dr. "Q"

      Frank R. Plichta wrote:

      >If you are planning a trip to Budapest to visit the archives for Austro-Hungarian era data, perhaps the following might be helpful.
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      >The archives are located on Castle Hill at:
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      >Hadtörténelmi Levéltár, Kapisztran tér 2, H- 1250 Budapest, Hungary.
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      >The archives are approximately 350 meters from the Budapest Hilton hotel also on Castle Hill.
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      >Traveling around the city is easy by the metro. There is a metro stop on Metroline 2 approximately 800 meters from the archives.
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      >Personally, I had a rental car because future stops on my travels were in small out of the way villages. In the larger cities, it was just as easy to park the car in a garage and take the metro rather than trying to find a legal place to park the car. I did that in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.
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      >As for the language. While I speak, read and write German and have a fair understanding of Slovak and French, it was not uncommon to find locals who could speak English. When English failed, my German was a good second language.
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      >Get a good map of the city before you travel there. I had checked hotels on-line and had one in mind that I planned to stay at for €40. The address was just off my map but I thought I could find it. The problem is that the directions on-line were walking directions from the metro stop. Several of the streets were one-way and it was getting dark. Auto traffic was hectic so I opted for a Novotel Hotel at a cost of €120. It was a four-star hotel and I was ready to settle down after the unbelievable traffic in the city. I hit Budapest at 5:00 p.m. and it took me one hour to travel 6KM. By 6:00 p.m. it was dark on March 14th. Plot your routes in advance.
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      >Other than that, go for it.
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      >Enjoy,
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      >Frank R. Plichta
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      >Galax, Virginia
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      >“Searching the world for PLICHTAs.”
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      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jan Ammann
      >Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 8:32 PM
      >To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [S-R] It's all in the small details and than a Jackpot
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      >Congratulations Frank!!! Wonderful success story. And it is stories like this that keep all of us genealogists going. How did you fare in Budapest with the language?? Did everything work out?? I am curious as I am planning a trip to Budapest in August. Many thanks for any hints you can pass along.........not only to me but to other members of this group.
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      > Cheers.............Jan (Aloysia)
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