FROM THE CITY TO THE HILLS
By cog-wheel railway from Városmajor up the Széchenyi hill
during the trip a full panorama of the city with beautiful villas
from the past century along the way.
WITH THE CHILDREN'S RAILWAY
The only railway in Europe for which aside from driving
the train most the duties are performed by 8 to 14 year old
children. A 12 kilometer railway twisting through the Buda woods.
LIFT FROM THE VALLEY TO THE TOP OF THE HILL
By the "Libegő" you can climb in a few minutes from Zugliget
up János hill the city's highest point whose look-out tower
has a full panorama of Budapest.
Zoo and game park in the Buda Hills showing live animals
both original to this area and those domesticated here in their
natural habitats. Small and big game and the natural flora of
the Buda Hills. Open to visitors:
Mon - Sun: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To get there: by bus 22 from Moszkva tér to the Korányi Szanatórium
from there walk about twenty minutes on the marked route.
(Sas Hill Nature Preserve Area)
Nature preserve area in the middle of the city: protected plants
and plant associations dolomite flora rock formations. Open
March 15 to June 15 and September 1 to October 1:
Sat - Sun 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To get there: from the junction of Alkotás utca and Hegyalja
út on the marked route.
It is one of the unique traits of Budapest that the hills
around the city are rich in caves. The number of caves which
are formed by thermal water springs is 170. Among these three
are currently open for visitors.
(Pál Valley Cave)
The longest cave in the Buda Hills and the 3rd longest in the
country. The 500 meter long section is rich in stone formations.
Open to visitors: all year.
To get there: from Kolosy tér by bus 65.
(Szemlő Hill Cave)
This is one of Hungary's doubly protected caves. The visitor
section can be visited with guided tours
Open to visitors: all year (except Tuesdays) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m..
To get there: from Kolosy tér by bus 29.
A labyrinth made up of a chain of natural cave halls and artificial
cellars under the Castle Hill.
To get there: from Moszkva tér by Várbusz.