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The best views of Budapest and the Danube River are from this hill, which also features the imposing fortress, the Citadella, at its summit.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Buda, District 1 | next to Citadella, Budapest, Hungary
Gellert Hill
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All reviews worth the climb steep walk well worth the effort elizabeth bridge highest point hop on hop off bus nice walk views are amazing entire city the river take your time sunny day buda side chain bridge pest paths summit
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Reviewed yesterday

The most exhausting thing to do on my trip to Budapest was climbing the Gellert Hill. However, the view was rewarding. This is most probably the highest place to see Budapest and should not be missed. Free.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gminas01
Reviewed 2 days ago

If it's a nice day it is worth walking up to this great vantage point and enjoy views across the city.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davepilot
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gellért Hill offers the best vista over the city. You can see the Danube and all the bridges, Buda and Pest side of the city, all at once. The climb however can be a bit tricky. The bus from the downtown takes you quite...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jrosenbergh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A steep walk or a bus ride will bring you up to the citadel overlooking the city. The view is fantastic and will lend itself to the imaginations of the past. The statue of independence is a central piece and an impressive monument to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank j0hanness_lsenn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Walked over the bridge from our accommodation and decided to walk up using the steps and ramps up the front. They had just had some snow there but the paths were pretty clear and not too slippery. The view from the top was worth the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Don't be so lazy. Take a walk to the top of Gellert Hill. Sit at the foot of Liberty Statue and enjoy the view! Budapest from the top of this hill looks so beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank aleksandraes85
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We took a walk up here at golden hour on a friends recommendation. It had been snowing and the paths closer to the top had not been cleared so it was quite slippery. At the top is a sensational view of the city. There are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janine R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing view from the top, you can see the whole skyline of Budapest. Lots of stairs to the top, and not great for push chairs.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mje0131
Reviewed 1 week ago

great view of the city and river, nice walk(specially if you go down hill) good hour or two walk - pending pace....

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Yoav N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a nice walk up the hill, and the views from the top were great. It is very uncrowned in early January.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Gellert Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing
scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A
funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the
hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and
Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on
top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the
landscape with its imposing 19th century construction,
a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Dorka77 | Reviewed this property |
I hope I'm right- it's opening hours are 9.30-7.30 but not sure about the price. Couple of years ago it was 500Ft (HUF)
July 8, 2018|
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Response from rtravel34 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure on the fee but there must be a way to drive up because as I came over the hill (huffing and puffing while dripping in sweat) there were people who were just casually strolling around that hadn’t broken a sweat. Ask... More
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Pat D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is worth it. Everything in Budapest is worth it. Some of our best pics are from up there. If you are fit enough you will be able to climb the steps, just take your time. Lovely views all the way. We are both nearly... More
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Trip to Budapest in February 2015 (31 Replies)
I am planning to visit Budapest in February 2015 (between 9th to 13th) with my girlfriend. I believe, Budapest will be very cold in February. But, I also believe that there will be lesser crowd during winter and this would help us to visit places at our own pace. Below is the schedule (draft) that we have put up and we would surely need the help of fellow-members to provide their valuable inputs on (1) schedule, whether its manageable or too hectic; (2) hotel that will be central to visit...More
October 07, 2014|
Response fromkbzs|
I think your plan is not hectic, it's reasonable. In my opinion you can plan something more for day 2, you planned too much time for the Castle area, it can be done in less time (you planned 7-10 hours, I think 5-6 hours would be enough for that). After that you can stroll on the Dunakorzo and Vaci Street (Vaci utca) for example. Do you mean 5000-8000 HUF for one person, or for a room (two persons)? For this price you can get mainly hostels in the city center (but they can be OK). You...More
Lisbon, Portugal
3 Days in Budapest next week ... (2 Replies)
Hello everyone :) So ... my shortlist (at least for now): (we're thinking in buying the city card) 1 - Walking Tour Buda & Pest plus Gellért Baths ( maybe a full day for the Baths is needed??) Shoes on the Danube Promenade Castle Hill (Varhegy) - to stroll ? 1 or 2 hours ? Fisherman's Bastion (Halaszbastya) - Only the free zone or the tower is worth ? Danube (a night cruise?) - I read to get the ferry 11 below the fishermans bastion or a cruise ? Alexandra Bookstore Chain...More
May 18, 2013|
Response fromlutonlagerlout|
selloy you should try and itemize your time so that you do not keep criss crossing the river,a lot of what you have put could be done off the hop on hop off bus I would add the children's railway and a walk to janos hegy followed by a ride down on the libego (chairlift) but time may be against you the shoes on the danube is quite awkward to get to and not well signposted at all I would advise downloading the tripadvisor city app before you go as this will give you some indication...More
Maureen S
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three and a half days in Budapest (19 Replies)
My husband and I, in our late 60s/mid 70s, will be in Budapest for three and a half days (four nights) in September, arriving by train just after noon on Tuesday the 8th and leaving the morning of Saturday the 12th. I have already asked about Communist era tours and had some wonderful conversation and learned a lot. Now I'm asking for some more general advice. We both love history and like to interact with the culture as much as possible when we don't know the language, but we're not up...More
February 19, 2015|
Response fromAron H|
You might not want to miss the Central Market, the Hungarian National Museum building, and the St. Stephen Basilica on the Pest side. Also, Budapest is famous for its thermal baths (Széchenyi, Rudas and Gellért), which I think you might enjoy. It is said to be good for your health. Also, Budapest has been getting better in the fine-dining area, recently, with a number of Michelin-star restaurants.