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Danube Promenade

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Danube Promenade features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Budapest City Guide3-day Budapest City Guide5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Stunning view over the Danube and Buda side of the city
  • Promenade with a unique ambiance

Time required: 45 minutes

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Vörösmarty tér station

Address:

Things you need to know:

  • The Danube Promenade (Dunakorzó) spans from Elizabeth Bridge to Chain Bridge on the Pest side banks of the Danube
  • It was once lined with luxury hotels, restaurants and cafés overlooking the Danube and Buda castle
  • After it was established in the 19th century, the area became immensely popular; there is an effort to recreate the pre-war ambiance
  • Highlights: Elizabeth Bridge, Vigado Concert Hall, Little Princess, Roosevelt Square, Chain Bridge
  • Elizabeth Bridge is named after Emperor Franz Joseph's wife. The original bridge, built in 1890s, was destroyed in WWII; a new one was built on the old pillars in the 1960s
  • Little Princess is a cute small bronze statue sitting on the promenade's railings at Vigado Square; one of Budapest's newest attractions
  • Vigado Concert Hall (1865) is the city's second largest concert hall. Such masters performed here as Liszt, Mahler, Wagner, Von Karajan, Brahms or Debussy

What to do there:

  • Walk along the Danube from Elisabeth Bridge to Chain Bridge
  • Enjoy the marvelous view of Buda Castle and the bridges
  • Do not miss Vigadó Concert Hall and Little Princess on your way
  • Relax in one of the numerous cafés along the promenade

Tips & Insights:

  • If you continue along the river bank beyond the promenade you can get to the Parliament
  • Take tram line 2 to travel along the Danube on Pest side for a beautiful view of the Danube, the Parliament, the Royal Castle and Palace and other great attractions
  • If you fancy a boat trip on the mighty Danube the river cruises depart from Vigado square

 

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Danube Promenade features in these preplanned City Guides: