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Stunning views but a really steep climb

We visited the Elizabeth tower as part of an amazing round trip involving the Cogwheel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mrsbsouthend
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Essex, England
A trip out of the center of Budapest

The 360 degree view from here is amazing. From here you can spend as much time as you want in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The highest point in Budapest offers stunning views of the city and Danube River below.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Elizabeth tower as part of an amazing round trip involving the Cogwheel Railway/Children's Railway and chairlift. It was great to get out of the city and see my mums enthusiasm (she is a total train nerd!). I recommend getting the no 5...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 360 degree view from here is amazing. From here you can spend as much time as you want in the forests on lovely marked paths. We walked all the way down and it was wonderful.

1  Thank DerikaV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived there thanks to the children's train and got back to the town with the chairlift. It makes a great trip outside downtown and the view is stunning over the hills and the city of Budapest. The slope to get to the top is...More

Thank MattC4506
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The view is nice and the whole area is really well-done but if you don't like crowded touristy places you can easily find some other great views and places on the Buda-side.

Thank Ádám T
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first stop on our Budapest weekend and we were really amazed. This was entrance door into Budapest experience. It’s a bit walk (30mins) from parking through nice park and bit far from downtown but if you have time, enjoy relaxing walk in...More

Thank Bùi V
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Wheelchair Access - YES to the first of the Tower's steps. Combine with the Zugligeti Chairlift - unless you're seriously into fitness and walk up. The lookout is atop John’s Hill - the tallest ‘peak’ in the Budapest metropolitan area - which is a 1200...More

1  Thank Derettens O
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We have done a round trip to the Janos Hegy Lookout Tower, which is the highest point of the Hills of Buda at 525 meters or 1575 Feet. The Lookout Tower named after the Austro-Hungarian Queen Elizabeth (nicknamed Sissi) is a massive, and beautiful structure...More

2  Thank Peter S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

A little walk in the hills in Buda is a very Budapest thing to do. Jánoshegy has splendid views as does the Normafa below.

1  Thank MovaShaka
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This old monument is reached by the chairlift catch the bus number 291 from the outskirts. At the top you walk a little way you can go the road way which is nice and smooth or the bumpy path short cut. There is a bar...More

3  Thank simon r
Reviewed 21 March 2018

The views from the tower are breathtaking. Best place to go for good photographs of Budapest. Highly recommend

2  Thank marksimons2017
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8 June 2018|
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Response from MovaShaka | Reviewed this property |
sure, there are playgrounds, big meadows, food and drinks etc.
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kevrand
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At first you should get to Széll Kálmán tér, which is a major transfer hub in Buda. There are several possibilities tram 4,6, 17, bus 5, 39 Metro line 2. From there you should take bus nr 21 or 61 to the two end station of... More
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