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Hungary: Sweet Surprises in Szentendre

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Photograph by SunCat
Photograph by SunCat

There are many reasons to visit Szentendre, the old Serbian artist village on the Danube bend. There is one, though, guaranteed to leave sweet memories for visitors of all ages—the Chocolate Museum (Csokimúzeum), on Bogdány Street 2.

The exhibition here is dedicated primarily to the work of master confectioner Dobos, who worked in pre-refrigeration days, when a cake would take at least ten days to finish.

You might think that it would be almost criminal to eat such genuine applied art. Yet this is exactly what you are invited to do in the museum coffee house, where you can enjoy a slice of Dobos gateau, made exactingly to the specifications of the original recipe. Don’t miss the hot chocolate, either. It is one of the finest you will ever taste.

To get to Szentendre, take the suburban HÉV train. The journey takes 45 minutes; a one-way ticket costs HUF230 (€.95; $1.25).

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Melanie lives in Budapest with her Hungarian husband and two daughters, Rose and Thea. She teaches English and Psychology in an International School in the city and is studying for a Masters Degree in Children's Literature.

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