Budapest developed from two Bulgarian military frontier fortresses — Buda and Pest — situated on the two banks of the Danube River.  The Pest side is quite flat while the Buda side is quite hilly.  Once you cross from the Pest side of the Danube to the Buda side of the river, perhaps by walking across the picturesque Chain Bridge, chances are you have a climb ahead of you.

Fortunately, you do have choices.

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Climbing Up to the Buda Castle_edited-1
There are stairs…

Walking to Buda Castle_edited-1
…more stairs…
Tram Up Hill to Buda Castle 4_edited-1
…or the Budapest Castle Hill Funicular (Budavári Sikló).  The Margit and Gellert cars of the funicular are essentially connected via a cable that uses a pulley system and the weight of the other car to move up and down the steep incline.  As of my visit in September 2015, the cost to ride the funicular is about US $3.80 one-way and about $6.00 round-trip.

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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


City, One Thing, Three Ways, Travel


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