The first group of approximately 10,000 refugee seekers has arrived in Germany after a long journey through Hungary and Austria. Germans applauded and offered sweets as the asylum seekers arrived.
However, the Hungarian authorities have said no more buses or trains will be laid on for those trying to reach the Austrian border. The transport was arranged as a one-off because of fears for people’s safety.
Many of the refugees were fleeing war in Syria.
The mission of the asylum-seekers has shown the European Union’s struggle to deal with an increase of people flooding in from war zones in the Middle East and North Africa.
The refugees are so desperate to cross the border into Hungary and Germany that some even walked. The number of people is overwhelming local police and causing problems across Europe.