In 1989, in the aftermath of the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the Mayor of Budapest made a visit to Fort Worth to invite then Mayor Bob Bolen to consider becoming Sister Cities. Fort Worth became the first U.S. city to link in Hungary and this partnership continues to produce interesting and resourceful exchanges such as: Texas Christian University’s Budapest campus; Cliburn Piano Institute-Franz Liszt Academy Scholar exchanges; home healthcare delivery service programs; Vision Festival 2001; hosting 150 Texans and marching bands in a cultural festival; and countless civic, sports and economic exchanges.
Be in the pilot’s seat flying over Budapest – click on the picture below
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“Traveling abroad is exciting, but it can be overwhelming too. When traveling with a Sister Cities group, you will be included in several group briefings before your departure including protocol information specific to your trip. Additionally, we have created a Travel Checklist as a resource for you to help you get the most out of your experience.”
Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it serves as the country’s principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation center and is considered an important hub in Central Europe. Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its World Heritage Sites include the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, and the Millennium Underground Railway, the first on the European continent.