Viewing Visegrád

A lonely, abandoned fortress high atop the Danube River marks what was once the northern border of the Roman Empire. Long after the Romans decamped, the ancient Hungarian kings, the Ottoman Turks and the Austrian Habsburgs in turn all marked this turf as their own. Climb to the top for some soul-stirring vistas over the surrounding countryside and ponder for a moment the kingdoms and peoples who have come and gone over 16 centuries of history.