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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

Address: Over the Danube | Between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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Owner description: Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the...
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the Hungarian section of the Danube and is now considered to be one of the city's major landmarks.
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Chain Bridge is the original bridge that the one in my hometown of Marlow is modelled on And it did not disappoint. We loved making the walk across it every day to see the sights or just head to the castle hill for dinner.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The bridge adds nicely to the castle on the hill. To me it's just a bridge. It's no tower bridge of London. It's nice to walk across to the castle and get some views on it from top of the hill.

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edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

An incredible engineering feat- gobsmacked to read the original was destroyed in WWII by retreating German troops, with only the towers remaining. It is still a very beautiful bridge.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Walked over the bridge a couple of times, If you are into engineering or like architecture then this is a must. The views down the Danube are also impressived

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Stockport, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Built in 1849 by English architect William Tierney Clark this is a major thoroughfare in this capital city and is the site of a new vogue where loving couples attach inscribed padlocks on the light cages along the lower reaches of the suspension bridge.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Nice bridge to have a mosey across during the day, and the views up and down the Danube are lovely. At night time though, it's absolutely stunning.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Speaks for itself. You can't miss it if you stroll along the banks of the Danube. Just think, during air shows over the Danube, pilots will fly their small planes under this bridge and come out the other side in once piece. Amazing if you can catch one of the air shows during the summer.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Walking across it is a must do! But....pay attention to which side of the road you want to be on when you get to the other side. It is difficult because of barriers to cross sides of the road on foot at the entrances to the bridge!

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Death Valley National Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful bridge amazing Bridge with a great view of the river and vice a versa really close to great shopping also

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

For me this is the best brifge on Danube in Budapest. Its amazing at night when the lights ar on. Spectacular to see it from Margaret bridge.

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