We started our day with an early morning visit to Budapest Stock Exchange (BSE). Our speaker started his formal presentation by ringing a bell. In 1990, this bell was gifted by the United States President. In U.S., the bell is used as a sign of economic liberty.
Our first stop was at the Chain Bridge over the Danube. We learned that this was the first bridge that connected the cities of Buda and Pest. Prior to its construction, there was no permanent form of transportation between these cities.