Historian Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

Presenter : Julian Davison

Budapest to Warsaw

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Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davison samples the delights of some of the most spectacular railway journeys in Europe.

This episode starts with Julian exploring The Hungarian capital Budapest. Discovering the many and varied influences on this great city he travels between Turkish baths and Jewish Synagogues on an antique underground railway.

Then he  jumps on a local train, the first of four, on an 11 hour expedition that see’s him heading towards Poland. He is following a medieval trade route via Bratislava, eventually arriving in the city of Krakow.

It is here that Julian really starts to discover the heart wrenching history of this countries Jewish community as he visits the Oskar Schindler factory and museum.

Julian then continues his journey on to Poland’s capital Warsaw, a city which is not quite all it appears to be. After touring the sites of the Warsaw Ghetto he finishes his expedition relaxing in the park at a Sunday afternoon Chopin concert.

 

Credits

A Huge thanks to the Following Companies:

Best Western Hotel Ambra Budapest
http://hotelambra.hu/en

Novotel Krakow
http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3372-novotel-krakow-centrum/index.shtml#

The 4-star Novotel Krakow Centrum hotel is just opposite Wawel Hill and a few minutes from the Old Town. It’s a perfect hotel for conferences and business meetings as well as weekend travellers. It has top modern facilities incl.a Balance Leisure Center with a pool, sauna, gym and massage service, and a Lounge Bar with international cuisine. From the Superior Rooms on the top floor, guests can enjoy a marvelous view over the royal Wawel Castle.

5 Kościuszki Street, 30-105
Krakow, Poland
Ph: +48 12 299 2911
Fax: +48 12 299 2999
E: H3372-sb@accor.com

Novotel Warsaw
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http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3383-novotel-warszawa-centrum/index.shtml

Offering panoramic views of Warsaw, Novotel Warszawa Centrum is 5-minute walk from the Central Train Station. Guests can enjoy good transportation services, with the Centrum Metro Station and many bus and tram stops only steps away. Wi-Fi is available throughout this 4-star hotel.

ul Marszalkowska 94/98
00-510 WARSAW
POLAND
Tel (+48)22/5960000
Fax (+48)22/5960647
E-mail H3383@accor.com

Places Mentioned - Czech Republic and Poland (southern), Hungary

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