Street names in Budapest have undergone many changes as the country has been subjected to changing political forces and directions. These name changes bear witness to the dark period of Hungary’s alliance with the Axis Powers during the Second World War, and to the subsequent Soviet regime. The last renaming frenzy can be attributed to Budapest mayor István Tarlós who effected some controversial changes in 2011. Test yourself to see how lost you would be with today’s map in the Budapest of the 1930s, 1960s – or the 2000s.

 Featured image: Wikimedia Commons / FORTEPAN / Pesti Brúnó

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