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A city of beautifully faded elegance

Panoramically divided by the Danube, Hungary’s capital exudes faded grandeur. Comprised of busy Pest and residential Buda, the Habsburg city of grand boulevards and elegant bridges was built in the late 1800s. With its five-star hotels, spa baths, landmark coffeehouses and key restaurants wonderfully restored, Budapest provides top-notch services. An underground counterculture and savage party scene complete the picture of this cool, modern city.

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Children's Railway

Children's Railway

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A ride in the past Editors' Note

An endearing attraction with remnants of Communism days is the Children’s Railway, set up as the Pioneer’s Railway by the Communist authorities immediately after the war. It is today run by kids between ages 10-14. Adults drive, while their younger colleagues check tickets.

The 11km journey runs from Széchenyi-hegy hill to Hüvösvölgy, via János-hegy hill, passing the key points of the Buda slopes.

Children's Railway
XII.Hegyhát út, 1121 Budapest
+36 1 395 5420
Open Summer 9am-7pm daily, winter 9am-5pm Tue-Sun