We are leaving for a 10 day trip to Wien and Budapest on Thanksgiving Day.
I found out that my great grandfather tended horses and bees at the Esterhazy Palace in Pápa, Hungary before emigrating to the US. They were Donauschwaben and it seems like they left Europe shortly after the collapse of Habsburg Empire.
So on our way from Wien to Budapest, we plan to take the train and spend a night in Pápa to see where my mother's family lived. We've been to Germany and Austria several times but this is our first trip to Wien and Hungary. I must admit that the Hungarian language and rail system seem a little intimidating. I'm sure we'll manage.
So the question is, has anyone been to Pápa and do you have any recommendations? Thanks!