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Cogwheel Railway, Budapest

Cogwheel Railway - Budapest, Hungary
Cogwheel Railway
Szilágyi Erzsébet Fasor, Budapest, Hungary 1024Map
at Városmajor utca
+36 1 438 8080(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: District II
Overview

To get to this delightful ride, take tram 56 from Moskva ter to the cylindrical Budapest Hotel. The railway, which was originally built in 1874, hauls itself up the amazingly steep hills using a cog system underneath the train, which engages with a rack on the tracks. The train is Swiss-made (which stands to reason really, as the Swiss certainly know a thing or two about getting up steep hills). First, it goes up Svab Hill and then up to the top of Szechenyi Hill. At the top, there is a pleasant picnic area, which is popular for dog-walking and kite-flying. The restaurant in the hotel at the top offers a superb view over the city.

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Cogwheel Railway General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Moskva ter
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