71. From Budapest to Belgrade.
222 M. Railway in 7l/t-ll*^ hrs. (Oriental express every Friday in
672 hrs.); fares 21 francs 15 c, 15 fr. 30 c, 10 fr. 50 c.
The train starts from the East Station at Budapest (p. 323). 6 M.
Budapest-Franzstadt. 7J/2 M. Erzsebetfalva, a summer-resort.
10!/2 M. Soroksdr, on the Soroksdr Arm of the Danube (p. 369),
which the line skirts. Stations: Haraszti, Taksony, Dunavarsdny,
Laczhdza (with flsh-hatchery). At (31i/2 M.) Dbmsbd the railway
quits the river and traverses a marshy district, where horses are
largely bred. Stations: Kun Szt. Miklds; Nagydllds; Szabad-
szdllds (21,850 inhab.); Fiilbpszdllds (4850 inhab.); Csengbd.
67 M. Kis Koros (Rail. Restaurant; pop. 7900) was the birthplace
of the poet Alex. Petbfi (1822-49), whose bust adorns the principal
square. Branch-line to (19 M.) Kalocsa (p. 370). 73 M. Vadkert-
Tdzldr; 84 M. Halas, with 17,200 inhab., well-stocked fish-ponds,
and large vineyards. Stations: Kis Szdllds, Kelebia.
109 M. Maria-Theresiopel, Hung. Szabadka (Rail. Restaurant),
junction of the Grosswardein and Essegg line (p. 368). 120 M.
Csantaver (pop. 6211), trading in cattle, corn, and wine; 128 M.
Topolya (pop. 10,814), with extensive vineyards ; 138]/2 M. Hegyes-
Feketehegy; 1451/2 M. Verbdsz-Kula, station for Kula, 6 Verbdsz,
and Uj Verbdsz. The train crosses the Franzens-Canal (p. 370).
Beyond 6 Keer and Kiszdcs we near the Danube. 171 M. Neusatz
(p. 371). The train crosses the Danube by an iron bridge, 500 yds.
long, to (174 M.) Peterwardein (p. 371). Tunnel.
177 M. Karlowitz (p. 371); 186 M. Beska. — 192y2 M. India
(Rail. Restaurant; Hot. Central; Hot. Pejacsevics, R. from 1 fl.) is tbe
junction of branch-lines to (27 M.) Vrdnik via Ruma and to (26 M.)
Mitrovicza (Lowe), on the Save (p. 388), and thence to (72 M.) Vin-
kovce (p. 368). — Then 6 Pazua, Uj Pazua, Batajnicza, and (216 M.)
Semlin (p. 372). We now traverse a long embankment, cross the
Save, and enter the station (outside the town) of —
222 M. Belgrade (p. 372).
72. From Vienna to Mohacs via. Kanizsa.
285 M. Railway in 1872 hrs. (fares 23 fl. 40, 17 fl. 71, 11 fl. 53 kr.).
As far as (31 M.) Neustadt, see p. 178. The line here diverges to
the E. from the Semmering Railway and crosses the Leitha near
(36 M.) Neudbrfel. Hilly and fertile country, yielding wine, fruit,
and maize. On the left rise the spurs of the Leitha Mts., the boun¬
dary between Austria and Hungary. 39 M. Sauerbrunn; 1 hr. to the
S.W. rises the Qespitzt-Riegel, crowned with the Neustadter Warte,
a splendid point of view. 41 M. Wiesen, Hung. RStfalu; on the hill
to the right is the Rosalienkapelle, lower down lies the castle of
Forchtenstein. Beyond a deep cutting and a viaduct is (43 M.)
Mattersdorf, Hung. Nagy Marton. Unimportant stations.