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“Nice with yound children”

Children's Railway, Budapest
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$27.51*
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Budapest Card
Ranked #3 of 53 Transportation in Budapest
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Adults drive the engines and children control the traffic and commercial services on this narrow gauge railroad, which travels 11 kilometers through the woods and hills on the Buda side of the city. The Gyermekvasút (English: Children's Railway) or Line 7 is a narrow gauge railway line in Budapest, which connects Széchényi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy and is 11.2 km long. Except the train driver, all of the posts are operated by children aged 10–14 under adult supervision. It is the world's largest Children's Railway.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Once could spend 2 or 3 hours doing the train and hiking with smaller kids. It's not a must see for tourists visiting the city...

1  Thank Tim M
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

The trains, the stations, it's all in pristine condition and the kids are doing a great job running everything with enthusiasm.

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Reviewed July 26, 2012

A throwback to the old scouts, other than the engineer, children run the railroad. The ride is fun, the scenery through the woods a is lovely break from the city.

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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Built during the socialism days this was meant to be a sort of apprenticeship for children wanting to work on the railways. Great day out with the family and to see how it was back then. Still have kids working as well.

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Reviewed June 12, 2012

The Children's Railway runs from the top of the Szechenyi Hill cogwheel railway across the Buda hills to the No 61 Tram terminus, and is a great way get away from the hustle and bustle of Budapest. Much of the area is covered by trees - so you don't get long views.
The whole railway (except for driving the trains themselves) is run by children aged 9 - 14 years, immaculately uniformed and generally perfectly serious as they salute the trains out of the stations.
We stopped off halfway and walked up to the Eszebet Lookout tower and then back again (there is a small cafe there). (We could have caught the ropeway down or gone on a further detour to the Budakeszi Wildlife Park.).
This would be a great afternoon out for a family - but beware - only a few of the stations have toilet facilities and the train itself has none.

1  Thank Jeffrey F
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