more interesting attractions of Budapest
is a chairlift that connects Zugliget and János-hegy.
It is a very popular excursion destination among the locals, especially
when the weather is nice. It was constructed in 1970, and after the
construction the name was chosen in an
It can be reached by bus nr. 291 leaving from Nyugati tér or
by car on Zugligeti út.
The chairlift goes up to the hill above gardens, old villas and
woodland and you have time to admire the beautiful panorama. The chairs
are moving continuously but slowly (4 km/h), so getting in and out
cannot be a problem to anyone, however help is always
hill station is at 488 meters height. From there you can walk on
marked footpaths to Normafa or with a 5 minutes walk uphill you can
visit the Elisabeth
on top of János-hegy. It is an excellent program for a sunny
when you can get to know the green part of Budapest and see the city
from a bird's eye perspective.
Did you know that in the heart of the Budapest, among residential
buildings the last remnants of the special
flora and fauna of
the Buda hills can be found?
Sas-hegy is a protected area that was amongst the first in the country
to gain environmental protection in 1958. From a distance it seems to
be a bare, rocky place but if you look closer you can discover the
flora and fauna. There is of course professional help to discover this
special world, a visitor center with an interactive exhibiton,
a nature trail with guided walks and a look-out point with nice
panorama of the city. The nature trail is 850 meters long, an easy walk
that can be visited with a guide only.
visitor center and nature trail
tour takes roughly an hour, here you can hear interesting stories
about the area and meet the inhabitants: different kinds of plants,
flowers, rare birds and insects.
The visitor center is open from 1st March to 31st October on Tuesdays,
Saturdays and Sundays from 10.00 to 17.00. It can be reached by bus nr.
8 from Kálvin square to Korompai utca or by tram nr. 59 from
tér to Farkasréti temető.
Address: 1112 Budapest, Tájék u. 26.
Have you ever wanted to see the Moon, the Jupiter or the rings of
Saturn? Now you have a chance if you visit the observatory on the
Gellért hill. The program is rather dependant on the weather
and the location of the planets, but in case of clear sky on Monday and
Wednesday evenings everyone can
take part. A 1 hour long explanation about the stars, planets and other
wonders of the sky – what can be more exciting?
when the telescope is a 90 year old museum piece, that once
belonged to the famous Hungarian polyhistor Miklós Konkoly
Thege. The building is an old villa, that was ruined in the
second world war.
After the renovation a removable top and a look-out terrace was built
to serve the amateur astronomers. Address: 1016 Sánc u. 3/b
Access by bus nr. 8, 112, 78 or 27 stops: Czakó or
Not interested in money – read no further. In the
visitor center of the Hungarian National Bank you can see interesting
exhibitions, use interactive games, listen to professional
presentations or issue coins. If old coins, the history of Hungarian
money or interesting facts from everyday life are just another boring
museum experience for you, try the interactive games. You have a chance
to print a banknote with your own portrait, check your banknotes with
UV light and check your weight in gold or coins. You
can even test your strength with real gold bars!
Bank visitor center
The Visitor Centre is
open between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. every day of the
week, and is free of charge. Guided tours are available three times a
week (in English and German as well):
Tuesdays & Fridays at 2 p.m.
Wednesdays at 12 noon
Address: 1054 Szabadság tér 8–9.
Access by M3, stop Arany János utca.