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Panoramic view of Buda

It is worth climbing up on the hill from Normafa, and then up on the stairs of the tower. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beata O
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Balatonfured, Hungary
Beautiful Scenery at Sunset

My partner & I loved coming up to the Jánoshegyi/Elizabeth lookout time to time. Especially just... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Tijana V
via mobile
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The highest point in Budapest offers stunning views of the city and Danube River below.
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Budapest 1121, Hungary
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"children's railway"
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"lookout tower"
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"highest point"
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"chair lift"
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"cogwheel railway"
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"cable car"
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"pair of binoculars"
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"panoramic view of budapest"
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"steep walk"
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"well worth the effort"
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"budapest city"
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"lovely walk"
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"worth a visit"
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"buda hill"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is worth climbing up on the hill from Normafa, and then up on the stairs of the tower. You can also use the chairlift on the way back, which takes you to Zugliget.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

My partner & I loved coming up to the Jánoshegyi/Elizabeth lookout time to time. Especially just before sunset. It’s magical & romantic. The building and the surrounding area has its own charm.

Thank Tijana V
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth the trip up Elizabeth tower for the view back across the city. Very simple to get here - we took the bus for the city to the children's railway, used that to get to Janoshegy, then walked up to the tower. Take the...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

As part of a day’s trip out into the hills on a Sunday morning, we took the cogwheel railway to the children’s railway and rode that the base of this hill to walk up, followed by the chairlift. This was well worth the slight diversion...More

1  Thank Adam T
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We decided to take a break from the city and go to this place in the hilly and wooded area west from Buda part of the city. And it was an adventure! We were riding the cog-wheel railway and then the small railway operated by...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

I decided to take a walk up to the top of Janoshegy as a way to get a little out of the crowds of tourists and concrete and it was well worth it. I used google maps to navigate on foot the 6km up to...More

1  Thank Stiki N
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Nice place and quite easy to reach here. The Erzebet kilato offers a beautiful view of Budapest from the top. If you have a pair of binoculars you can have a look at parliament, Margaret island and surrounding areas from the top of the tower....More

Thank Partha B
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

If you love hiking in the nature, it shouldn't be a big deal to climb a few steps in the Elizabeth tower, once you're on the top of the highest hill in Budapest. If you don't, well it's definitely worth it. The sight from there...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

I recommend if you have time to visit this funny place. It is a remote location from the city center on Buda side. To make the experience better, you should take the chair lift (yes!!!) from down the hill.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

It's a nice view for sure. I can't say it's massively different from the one you get from the top of the cable car, so it's up to you whether you wish to make the extra effort to go here. I'm glad I did, but...More

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kevrand
3 April 2017|
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Response from Mariann H |
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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Catherine B
3 June 2016|
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Response from Quietman70 | Reviewed this property |
The best way up to Janoshegy is to use the children's railway which is a must do experience in itself. You can catch the cog railway from the city centre to the children's railway. It is a fun way to get there and cheap. You... More
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Madlizzzie
9 February 2015|
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Uphill, but not difficult.
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