Visegrádi Fellegvár
Visegrádi Fellegvár
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The historic stronghold, built between 1245-1255 A.D., guarded the Royal Crown for more than 200 years.
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DuncanTCH
East Greenbush, NY1,499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
When you see all of those photos for European river boats glide around the bends of the Danube…just remember, they’re all taken here!

The views from Visegard Citadel are spectacular and exactly as seen in print and television. Be advised that there is a good deal of walking to get up to the Citadel, even when parking in the closer lots. But the views are far and away worth it.

The Citadel itself is a little schmaltzy…kind of like a bad cross between a Renassiance festive and a museum display from the 1950’s. There are people in period medievel costumes walking around, one can try archery (well, sort of) and stick their head/hands into stockades…you get the picture. The displays are exceptionally dated and offer little narratives in poorly translated English (still better than my Hungarian). The citadel has maintained a general “feel” about what life would have been like nearly 800 years ago, so the overall impression is good…once you get through the less appealing top layer.

But the real driver here are the views, which are worth it hands down. Definitely on a must see list.
Written November 13, 2022
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Angela
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It is a beautiful area. The main reason I want to write this post is to let people know that there is a public bus (Bus #883) on the weekend that takes you from the station at Visegrád ferry dock to the Fellevár citadel. I was not able to find any info on the Internet or from guide books on public transport that takes you from the town to the citadel.
Written April 22, 2023
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sleepingbeautyUSA
USA92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This beautiful castle (ruins/restored) and museum is about an hour outside of Budapest. If you are a fan of history, architecture, or castles in general - it is not to be missed. Absolutely worth the drive. The museum exhibits are informative and interesting. The castle is fantastic to explore. However, the number one benefit is the view. You can see forever. The Danube snakes around the picturesque hilltop and the wind sweeps up the escarpment. It is easy to see why the location was selected for this massive fortress.
Written June 15, 2024
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KG_TXtraveler
Houston, TX630 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Family
We chose to hike up from the pier with young children. The adults were very very tired when we arrived. The view was great, while the castle itself is in a great state of ruin. There is a cafe at the top and a parking lot. The hike down was more enjoyable.
Written February 8, 2020
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laczkozsu
Debrecen, Hungary2,186 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This castle -complex is the symbol of Visegrád. It's located on the Castle Hill and Salamon tower (the Lower castle) is at the bottom of the hill. You can go by car or climb to the top. It's quite hard., but we did it several times. It's worth because of the panorama. The view is breathtaking! Don't miss it! Now we took a trip by boat on the River Danube from Visegrád to Zebegény. It was fantastic and we could see the Citadel from the river. It's fantastic, too.
Written August 28, 2020
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Damien S
Adelaide, Australia6,306 contributions
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May 2022 • Friends
The views are amazing in a clear day. You can drive or walk up the hill. The car park does get full quickly. We were lucky enough to get in early. The entry was about 1700HUF for adults. There are a few steps but that’s all fine.
Written May 15, 2022
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HoppieMaky
Norwich, UK341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011 • Couples
While staying in Budapest, we travelled to Visegrad by coach, Volanbusz, from the Ujpest-Varoskapu terminus. The bus left from Bay 7. The fee was HUF 1400 for two for one way. Normally it could be purchased from the till, but the system was down, so we purchased them from the driver.
I would recommend that you get the bus from here, otherwise there will be no seats remaining on this busy route.
It takes about an hour and half to reach Visegrad. If you want to go up to the Citadelle (Fellegvár), it`s best is to get off at the Ferry (Rév), which is the stop after the stone arch.
You can walk up to the top, there is a public footpath in the forest, but trainers are necessery as it`s quite steep. High heel are not recommended. :) It took us 40 minutes to reach the carpark where there are gift shops, a cafe and toilets. Alternatively you can call a City-Taxi. There are no signs but ask at the Renaissance Restaurant where you can obtain a telephone number.
The entrance fee to the Citadelle and the Wax museum is HUF 1.700/person.
Once inside the walls of the Citadelle there are several activities including archery, and horse riding and also a souvenir shop.
Ahead of you is the view of the Danube Bend (Dunakanyar) which on this clear, sunny day was amazing from here. The entrance to the fortress (Vár) itself is up a flight of wooden steps and it is well maintained and safe to explore.
From the Citadelle's carpark there is an excellent restaurant at the Hotel Silvanus, which is signposted and is 150 m away on foot . The food was quite delicious and from the balcony where we ate they have an amazing view of the famous Danube Bend.
We were advised of an alternative route back down the hill which took about the same amount of time but was less steep and took us to the church of Visegrad. You can find the route to the left of the slope as you approach the entrance to the fortress.
The only caution is that on all these routes to ground is loose when its dry weather and and easy to imagine slippery when wet, take care.
Written October 23, 2011
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Mutiny
Sydney, Australia2,645 contributions
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You see the citadel in the distance well before you get there, perched up on the hill, towering over the Danube River and surveying the surrounding hills. What a stunning location. Photography is best done in the afternoon from the riverside town called Nagymaros (opposite Visegrad) when the sun lights up the castle. The castle itself has little to offer as it is essentially ruins and restorations, but the views from the top are equally stunning over the Danube River in both directions and the hills in the distance.

You have 3 options of getting to the top from river level: 1) private shuttle at the cost of €11 per person; 2) a local public bus that runs rarely and sporadically; or 3) walk from Salomon Tower or from the town centre. Walking through the forest is the most rewarding way to the top BUT some warnings are necessary - the forest is full of mosquitoes, the tracks are clear but a little rough, you need sturdy walking shoes and plenty of water, and there are some very steep sections. I was shocked to see how many people walking up this steep climb came so ill prepared for the walk with high-heel shoes, flip-flops, no water and some who looked like a coronary event was not too far away.
Written July 13, 2009
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Anett_HU
Debrecen, Hungary84 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Couples
The sights from there is really amazing, but there is nothing else. Some room as gun museum, hunting museum, etc. For this price i expect more and better attractions. The view of the Donau may be worth....
Written October 13, 2011
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Don84101
American Fork, UT48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Our day began at 7am, we walked to the main train station in Budapest. We boarded a train to the small village of Visegrad. Actually you walk off the train and have to take a ferry across the Danube river to get to visegrad. From there we hiked up the mountain on a clearly marked path to the scenic views for visegrad castle. This is all free. The train was about $4 and the ferry about $2. We were offered a ride down the mountain but chose to hike down. We found a bus stop in the city and decided to take a bus to schendria...not sure I spelled this correctly. Bus fare was about $2. The ride is 40 minutes to a very beautiful tourist city. It was about 1pm. We explored the town, had a great lunch then hike to the ferry terminal bound for Budapest. Ferry cost about $6. At the end we saw the area, met great friendly people and burned off some fat. A perfect day. Bring a light rain coat or umbrella as you may get surprised with brief rain.
Written February 19, 2019
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