Gallery

Arpadian vaults with the baptismal font. After their long nomadic wanderings in search of a home, the Magyars avoided the fate of the Huns and other nomadic people first by the Coquest of Hungary (896), and then by the imposition of Western order.
Arpadian vaults with the baptismal font
The hind disappearing into the wilderness (of stones) with Hunor and Magor chasing him, the latter about to leave the path. In Hungarian legend, the Magic Deer is the totem animal, and ancestress of the Magyars. Totem animals are characteristic of the religions of nearly all nomadic peoples.
Path of the Magic Deer
Shaman-passage. The figure of a shaman wearing wolf skin and a deer-mask with a shaman tree pointing both to the underworld and to heaven. Ancient Hungarians' belief, similar to the religions of other East Asian people, was shamanism.
Shaman-passage
The Crowned Head and the Ottoman Alley – Labyrinth of Buda Castle (1983-2011)
The Crowned Head and the Ottoman Alley
Tatar Corridor. The Mongol invasion in 1241 meant for Hungary what the Hun invasions and later the Hungarian attacks had meant for Western Europe. "God protect us from the Hungarian arrows" this was the prayer in Western monasteries for over two generations. The Tartar invasion proved almost fatal; Hungary was only saved by the unexpected withdrawal of the Mongolian hosts lead by khan Batu.
Tatar Corridor
After the extinction of the Arpadians (1301), the native Hungarian royal dinasty, foreign kings succeeded to the Hungarian throne. Of these, the most famous was Sigismund from Luxemburg, achieved what had been deemed wellnight impossible before: in 1433, a Hungarian king was crowned Holy Roman Emperor, head of the Christian world. (borkút)
Renaissance Hall of Rocks with Wine Fountains of Mathias
Wine Fountains of Mathias - zoom
Wine Fountains of Mathias – zoom
The Historical Labyrinth. The Tatar Corridor is in the background of the Historical Labyrinth
The Historical Labyrinth
The magical deer at the end of his journey
The magical deer at the end of his journey
The Hun Elevation. As legend has it, Attila, the Hun, inherited the mythical sword given by God to Scythian kings.
The Hun Elevation
Cannot be found on the map. The invisible labyrinth is the scene of seeking ways and means by oneself. It is open only at night and is entered only for one person at the same time
The Personal Labyrinth
The Buda Castle Cave and Cellar System, where the Labyrinth of Buda Castle was exhibited between 1983 and 2011, was a refuge in World War II. Prehistoric Labyrinth exhibits prehistoric representations on its raw concrete walls.
Prehistoric Labyrinth
Hidden Corridor – Labyrinth of Buda Castle
Hidden Corridor in the Labyrinth
Prehistoric Labyrinth (11. detail)
Prehistoric Labyrinth (11. detail)
The Prehistoric Labyrinth 2. corridor
The Prehistoric Labyrinth 2. corridor
The Lost Rider in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle
The Lost Rider in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle
The Axis of the World. Or: the centre and origin of the World.
The Axis of the World
Arpadian vault facing
Arpadian vault facing
Labyrinth of Buda Castle entrance 1983-2011
Labyrinth of Buda Castle entrance 1983-2011
Labyrinth of Buda Castle cash desk
Labyrinth of Buda Castle cash desk
Labyrinth of Buda Castle reception
Labyrinth of Buda Castle reception
Labyrinth of Buda Castle EU-Project
Labyrinth of Buda Castle EU-Project
Labyrinth of Buda Castle 2. reception
Labyrinth of Buda Castle 2. reception
Labyrinth of Buda Castle Leporello
Labyrinth of Buda Castle Leporello
Labyrinth of Buda Castle Events
Labyrinth of Buda Castle Events
Labyrinth of Buda Castle Events in winter
Labyrinth of Buda Castle Events in winter