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“Fabulous way to spend an afternoon”
Review of Janoshegy

Janoshegy
Ranked #68 of 471 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The highest point in Budapest offers stunning views of the city and Danube River below.
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fabulous way to spend an afternoon”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We decided to walk from central Budapest up to the chair lift. DO NOT DO THIS! It is really far and really, really hard to find! The journey on the chair lift is really relaxing and on the way down you get amazing views across the city. When we went there seemed to be a lot of school trips there which took the romance away a little! There is a small cafe at the top. The toilets are really disgusting though so you may wish to visit toilets elsewhere before you get there!

Visited June 2013
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Budapest, Hungary
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“There is the Libego (chairlift) - Try it!”
Reviewed 29 October 2012

It's worth trying the chair lift. The journey takes 10 minutes, and a very-very good experience! The panoramic view of Budapest from here is unforgettable!

Visited October 2012
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west sussex
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“top views all around”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

to get here go to nugayti the main railway station and catch the 291 bus right outside ( near west end shopping centre ) takes 25 minutes by bus to end of the bus route as he turns around cant miss it
then pay 1300 florin from a very nice happy english speaking girl , just under £4 for a 15 minute or so peaceful and quiet chair lift ride to the top , amazing views on way down as you get closer to budapest , but at top climb couple hundred yards to elizabeth tower where few steps and free to get in and climb and see the views , you can see views half way up but climb dozen or so steps to the very top where you can see for miles all away round and the whole of budapest almost as hills get in way of some parts , the city centre is couple miles away but you do see an amazing view
so go on a clear day and not too windy as i can imagine must be cold and windy up there , but walks if you want to all around , toilets and drinks food available at top of chair lift

Visited October 2012
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London
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“Beautiful forgotten part of the city.”
Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

OK, so we got the Red Metro 2 to Szeil Kalman, and then got the 155 to the end of the route, then walked 1km downhill to the chairlift. It was tiring and they only take cash, so we had to go back to a cashpoint and get some Forints (no Euros and no cards taken there).

A much better way is to get the 291 from the West Train Station and go to the end of the route - there's no walking involved. When the driver turns off his engine, just walk across the road and get on the chairlift. Simples.

In any case, the views were fantastic but the walk down to the Children's Railway was long and arduous. Under no circumstances try this walk in the other direction, up from the Children's Railway, it will kill you on a hot day!

Price was 2600huf for 2 adults return.

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Hamburg, Germany
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“Tranquil views over Budapest”
Reviewed 28 May 2012

Like most others have already said here, there are numerous ways to reach the hill and is without a doubt worth a visit to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. On a clear day, no other viewpoint will offer you such rewarding views across the entire city! The tiny hike up to the Elizabeth Tower is well worth it too - access to the top of the observation tower is free too! One of my definitive highlights whilst exploring the greener Buda side of the city :)

Visited May 2012
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