Gellert Hill
Gellert Hill
4.5
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The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which also features the imposing fortress, the Citadella, at its summit.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Gellért Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
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  • I W
    Leicestershire, United Kingdom290 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic view
    We spent an hour climbing and walking around the hill to kill some time before going to the Gellert Baths. It's a great place for some great views of the city from a different location. Lovely location for a walk.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 19 August 2023
  • GCKJA
    Nebraska658 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views of Budapest from Gellért Hill
    While the Citadel is currently closed (2023) the path leading up Gellért Hill is accessable and the views are absolutely worth the hike. It's best to take your time and bring water. It's not difficult, the path is paved and there are some stairs. Be sure to take your time and bring water. We like to start at the Gellért hotel, go up to the Citadel, and then down to the waterfall.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 October 2023
  • Robert
    Budapest, Hungary10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place
    You must go up here if you haven't tried it yet. Currently (January, 2024) the Citadella fortress and its area including the statue of liberty is closed due to reconstruction. You can still walk around, or explore the narrow paths around the mountain in the nature, while having a beautiful view of the city. If you don't want to climb, you can take bus nr. 27 from Móricz Zsigmond körtér. You may explore here the Garden of Philosophists, the waterfall, the cave temple, or have a good coffee or ice cream at Fuge delicat shop.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 January 2024
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SolihullRichard
Dorridge, UK1,235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
For me the best part of the city with some wonderful sights on the hill such as Matthias Church, the Castle and Fisherman’s Bastion, views across the Danube and arrival on the Funicular. A must do in Budapest
Written 13 May 2024
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Tammy B
35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A nice but very steep walk to the top of gallert hill rewarded us with a fabulous view of the city. Worth the walk for the view
Written 14 April 2024
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Christiane T
7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We were told the playground was amazing. We may be spoiled but I don't think it was amazing. There was a nice view, that you could have from the Buda castle/castle district as well.
Written 4 April 2024
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Mara M
Targu Mures, Romania13 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Good for a one time climb. The citadel is under construction so was closed, the road to the top is ok, but to get there we had to go on an improvised path through the bushes and climb a fence to get to the actual pavement, i dont know if was another road but we didn’t find it (other people were going like this too). Beautiful view of Danube but thats it, not really worth it idk.
Written 25 March 2024
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junior_patel
London, UK89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Easy enough walk up the hill, lovely view at the top. We went before dawn and waited for the lights to come on in the city.

Worth the trip
Written 25 February 2024
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Robert
Budapest, Hungary10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
You must go up here if you haven't tried it yet. Currently (January, 2024) the Citadella fortress and its area including the statue of liberty is closed due to reconstruction. You can still walk around, or explore the narrow paths around the mountain in the nature, while having a beautiful view of the city. If you don't want to climb, you can take bus nr. 27 from Móricz Zsigmond körtér. You may explore here the Garden of Philosophists, the waterfall, the cave temple, or have a good coffee or ice cream at Fuge delicat shop.
Written 4 January 2024
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,884 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Gellert Hill is a really nice hill to ascend ,its not a difficult walk ,its a very pleasant walk in fact ,peaceful, atop the hill are monuments, in particular the Szent Gellert Monument is beautiful, the views over to Pest and the river are stunning but even from Pest side of the river the views of Gellert Hill are amazing, if you're planning a holiday to Budapest it's most definitely well worth checking out.
Written 20 November 2023
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Sara M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Breathtaking view, nice walk and nature
Dont worry its not a difficult "hike":)
From there, you can go to Buda castle and National Gallery
Written 18 November 2023
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Caroline LP
London, UK1,326 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This walk is not for the faint hearted so if you can’t or don’t like to exert yourself then this isn’t for you. It took us about 20 minutes to get to the top when we were disappointed as the monument was fenced off for maintenance/ restoration. We did have some good views of the Danube so this certainly wasn’t all for nothing. We will visit Budapest again but thankfully won’t need / want to climb up this hill again !
Written 3 November 2023
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Craig E
Manchester, UK2,345 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely short walk in Budapest. Not very strenuous or difficult, most people should be fine walking up.
Great views from the top!
Written 22 October 2023
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