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Captain Ostapenko in Budapest’s Memento Park and the story behind

Most of the visitors of the Memento Park museum would like to know something about the statue which once stood at the southwestern entrance of Budapest, Captain Ostapenko’s sculpture. As it was the landmark in the outskirts of the city at which the traveler leaving Budapest cast a last glance, and the arrival at the capital was also marked by the figure with the flag, so the name of Ostapenko became more and more known and merged with its immediate environment, already marking the place itself. The statue became a dominating figure of the cityscape, and a reference in everyday language, for example as a starting point of hitchhiking to Lake Balaton: “Let us meet at the Ostapenko!” And a common response for an unrealistic proposal was: “When Ostapenko will change step!” But who was Ostapenko?

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History of Hungary’s Holy Crown

There is no other nation in the world, who would keep in such a high reverence, have such a high respect for, love with such a mystical adoration their national relic, as the Hungarians do with their crown, the Hungarian Holy Crown. There is no other nation to be found, whose national relic’s source, origin and age are so much unanswered, surrounded with such a mystery, and went through such fantastic adventures as did the crown of the Hungarians.

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