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Castle Court—Budapest, Hungary

The Royal Palace is located on the top of Castle Hill, providing a panoramic view of Budapest. King Bela IV (1235-1270), built a fortress on the hill to protect the people and to warn Buda if a Mongol invasion approached.

During WW II, the castle was occupied by the German military as base of Eastern Europe operations. Upon their retreat, it provided a fortress of defense against the Soviet red armies as they advanced toward Germany.

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