SitemapAbout usContact us

Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

Danube Promenade

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Danube Promenade.

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


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

Danube Promenade features in these preplanned City Guides: