Day-9 Wed, May 4, Bábolna to Pannonhalma

16.3 mi from Bábolna to Pannonhalma, mostly flat except at the end to climb up to the Basilica. The Abbey and Basilica became recognizable at nearly 9 miles away, literally hours before I arrived, and that made it magical.  So much history to this Abbey that was founded in 996. I reserved an extra day for visiting and will share those highlights tomorrow.

I’m staying just below the Abbey and that means a climb to visit it even though I went by it on way to my guesthouse. Made up for no breakfast and lunch with venison goulash, dumplings and a few glasses of bull’s blood (Egri Bikavér). )—it’s a real trat.


  1. Jackie Williams — 05-04-2022 at 12:54 pm

    Your pictures make us feel like we are right with you! You look fantastic! We can tell you’re enjoying every step of the way! Enjoy your second day there!😘❤️😘

  2. Marla Keesee — 05-04-2022 at 1:11 pm

    Very idyllic . Beer and wine, you are living the life! Love your photos and yes it does feel like we are right there with you.
    You look great. Continued happy walking.

  3. Marjie — 05-04-2022 at 8:21 pm

    The walk and food look wonderful! We are with you in spirit! Xoxoxo

  4. Claudia — 05-06-2022 at 9:35 am

    Love the photos of the countryside. I feel like I’m hiding in your backpack and tagging along on your journey!
    Thanks for sharing your photos Kurt.