Buda Hills

Most of Buda is dominated by the Buda Hills, the northeast foothills of the Transdanubian Mountains that stretch from here through the Danube Bend region and all the way to Lake Balaton in the west. The hills closer to the river are characterized by winding roads constantly climbing and twisting to accommodate the topography, and local pensioners taking the byzantine bus routes past old villas. The more outlying areas are covered in scenic forests and are a haven for hikers and families who want a weekend afternoon’s reprieve from the bustle of Pest.

POINTS OF INTEREST

Jánoshegy

A libegő (chairlift) will take you to János Hill—at 1,729 feet the highest point in Budapest—where you can climb a…

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Gyermekvasút

The 12-km (7-mile) Children's Railway—so called because it's operated primarily by children—runs from Széchenyi-hegy to Hűvösvölgy. The sweeping views make…

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