the place where Hungary meets Slovakia

by ada

One of the places where you can “officially” leave Hungary, is the Erzsébet-bridge between Komárom in Hungary and Komárno in Slovakia. It was built in 1892 an is named after Romy Schneider Empress Elisabeth of Austria, because we Hungarians have always loved our Sisi, even during her lifetime, which is a rare phenomenon and is not very characteristic for the Hungarian collective spirit. Usually we first appreciate people after their death (if at all, haha). While it’ s definitely not the most charming spot on Earth or even in Hungary, it’s still a border, and I love borders. So here is a guide on how to cross them.

1. Walk up to the bridge.

Komárno Erzsébet-híd 1

2. Keep walking.

Komárno Erzsébet-híd 4

3. Look back at Hungary (yes, I did shop at that Tesco. I was that hungry).

Komárom Tesco

4. Admire the Danube (not a particularly breathtaking sight for somebody who is such a mountain person like me but, in my opinion, the second best thing after mountains is water, so I’m okay with this less than exciting view).

Komárom Danube

4. Walk until the middle of the bridge.

Komárno Erzsébet-híd 6

5. Look down.


6. Look up. Welcome in Slovakia!

Border Hungary Slovakia 1

2 Comments to “the place where Hungary meets Slovakia”

  1. Reblogged this on My Miscellania and commented:
    We will be driving when we go this summer, but if traffic allows I will stop in the middle. Thanks for this delightful post!

    • I’m glad you liked it :o) During weekday early afternoons there is actually almost no traffic there so I’m sure you can stop.

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