- Type: Recreation & Natural Areas
NileGuide Expert Says:
Great fun for the whole family! Take a break from the congested inner city and get a breath of fresh air along this scenic rout in the Buda hills.
Built in the 1940s, this railroad is a throw back to communist times when the Young Pioneers, the youth movement of the Communist Party ran the operation. Today, it is only specially trained children learning and having fun under adult supervision. The scenery along this narrow-gauge rail journey is lovely, especially in spring and fall. The youthful staff dresses in miniature versions of the official MÁV (Hungarian State Railways) uniforms, with all the appropriate paraphernalia. The train slowly winds 11km (6.8 miles) through the Buda Hills, providing numerous panoramas along the way.
To get to the Széchenyi-hegy terminus, take the same no. 56 tram from Moszkva tér two stations to the railroad (fogaskereku vasút) station (the railroad station is called Városmajor, and it is across the street from the Hotel Budapest, on Szilágyi Erzsébet fasor in Buda). One-way travel time on the railway is 45 minutes.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010