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The biggest flood ever in the city

The biggest flood on the river Danube occured in March 1838, causing enormous damage on the mainly flat Pest side. You can see the watermarks on several buildings (e.g. National Museum, St Roch chapel). On the side wall of the Franciscan Church at Ferenciek tere there is a relief commemorating the flood and the heroic efforts of Count Wesselényi, the ’sailor of the flood’.

For more interesting facts, historic details, urban legends and beautifully illustrated maps, Kinga Tittel’s handy Budapest guide book, Fabulous Budapest is available online HERE or you can buy at the CitySightseeing Budapest office at 1075 Budapest, Károly körút 21.

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