Saturday, September 20, 2008

Hungarian Highlights - Part 4 (Pannonhalma)

Link to Part 3

A little side trip I was able to pull off was a day trip out to the Benedictine Abbey in Pannonhalma, a little south of Gyor. It is the second largest abbey in the world after Monte Casino, Italy. The hill upon which it stands was seen as a sacred place dating back to ancient times. Today the abbey functions as a private school attracting students from all over the world.

The view was impressive and worth the climb.

Of course I couldn't travel 7000km without taking a picture of a least one organ.