Visiting Gellert Hill in Budapest

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Gellert Hill is a popular tourist destination in Budapest that should be a must-see for anyone new to the area. Learn more about the sights and sounds of Budapest in this free video series.

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My name is Csaba Tamas. I'm a travel guide, and I work for Yellow Zebra, and we're having this tour around the city of Budapest today in Hungary. The other really high hill, still not a mountain but a really high hill, on the Buda side is the Gellert Hill, also you can call it the Gerard Hill, named after the bishop who was teaching the Hungarians for Christianity in the early years of 1000. Really important Venetian bishop, he was invited here by our first Christianized king, St. Stephen. And the hill is named after him. Up on the hill is a fortress designed by the Austrians ordered to be there by Franz Joseph after the uprising. And he can control the city from that high place because it can be really nice to look around and it's strategically one of the most important places of the city. There you'll find a citadel or the fortress, next to the fortress is the liberation monument erected by the Soviets after the Second World War was finishing, it was a great pleasure to have the Soviet Army here because they freed us from the Nazi regime and that is still out there on the top of the Gellert Hill - the liberation monument.


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