Best things to do in District XII.
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“"Millenáris park, a former industrial site in Buda, is a modern cultural complex with exhibition halls, a large park with a pond and awesome custom-built playgrounds. Other attractions include the Fogadó, an exhibition hall, and the Teátrum, a venue for plays, concerts and other performances."”
“After some niiice hiking, amazing view over the city. if you spend many days here you should go up to the lookout! it is as romantic as pretty woman played backwards. anyway this is the highest point of budapest (527 meters) as well. in clear weather you can see asfar as 8O km away.”
“The Zugliget Chairlift (Libegő) is a fun, alternative mode of transport in the Buda hills. Transporting passengers between Zugliget and the road leading up to the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, the Chairlift takes you calmly up the side of János Hill in about 15 minutes – while providing panoramic views of the Buda surroundings. The Chairlift is operated by the city transport company BKK, a single ticket costing 1,000 HUF, return 1,400. It can be reached by taking bus 291 from Nyugati station to its final stop. Whether for a special date or just a relaxed outing in Buda – a trip on the Chairlift is a unique experience. And new features planned for 2019-20 should make the journey a bit more special in future.”
“Multi-level labyrinth with amazing rock formations. The longest cave in the Buda Hills (7 km). 45 minutes Guided tours - expect climbing and narrow passages.”
“The Szemlő-hegyi Cave is Budapest's underground flower garden. The most beautiful and most typical parts of the cave can be observed during the guided tours on the 300 metre long tourist path. You can see walls covered with thick layers of mineral deposits that are unique in Europe: splendent, white crystals of gypsum, popcorn formations and calcite rafts. The comfortable and safe pavements and the modern electric lighting make the tour even more enjoyable. Thanks to the clean, dust and allergen-free air of the cave respiratory diseases have been successfully cured here. OPEN: every day except for Tuesday from 10am to 4pm.”
“The Zugliget Chairlift (Libegő) is a fun alternative mode of transport in the Buda Hills. Transporting passengers between Zugliget and the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, the Chairlift will take you calmly up the side of János Hill in about 15 minutes – while providing pretty panoramic views of the Buda surrounds. The Chairlift is operated by the BKV , with a single adult ticket costing 1000 HUF. It can be reached by taking bus 291 from Nyugati Railway Station to its final stop. Whether for a special date or just a relaxed outing in Buda – a trip on the Chairlift is a unique experience. Tip: We recommend to try a tasty Magyar lángos here, as well as the frosty treats of Fragola in the summer.”
Point of Interest
“The Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű) is among the more unique public transportation options in Budapest. The line first opened in 1874, so its red carriages are a somewhat nostalgic sight amongst the Buda scenery. It runs as tramline 60 from Városmajor Park up to Széchenyi Hill, through the Svábhegy area. You will need an ordinary single ticket or transport pass to ride the Cogwheel Railway, and it provides easy access to popular attractions such as Normafa or the Children’s Railway – or you can simply just sit back and enjoy its beautiful views of the Buda Hills!”
“Underground activity alert :)! This cave is the longest in the Buda Hills, a multi-level labyrinth rich in stalactite formations. Get ready for some climbing and crawling in the narrow passages. Recommended for the most adventurous ones! Feel free to write us to arrange bookings.”
Point of Interest
“The Labyrinth beneath Budapest’s Castle Hill is where Vlad Tepes was held captive and tortured for 14 years, starting in 1463. We remember him now as Vlad the Impaler, better known as “Count Dracula” (though the tale is only fiction). ”
“Super burgers and beers - shows football games during the big tournaments. Outside area under the trees is surprisingly atmospheric even though close to main roads.”