RICK STEVES' EUROPE

Program Details
Air Time: 
01/19/2015 - 7:00pm - 7:29pm
Program Title: 
BUDAPEST: THE BEST OF HUNGARY
Program Service: 
EX
Program URL: 
http://www.ricksteves.com
PSIP Description: 
Explore the shopping boulevards and coffee houses of this busy, noble city straddling the Danube.
Long Description: 
Budapest, once Vienna's partner in ruling the Austro-Hungarian empire, feels like the capital of Eastern Europe. It's actually two cities- busy Pest and noble Buda-straddling the Danube and laced together by mighty bridges. Capitalism has taken hold with gusto as shopping boulevards thrive and stone Lenins and cast iron Stalins litter a theme park at the edge of town. Today Gypsy orchestras feature smoking violins, venerable mineral baths are the rage, and 19th century coffeehouses enjoy a renaissance.