Funicular - Siklo, Budapest

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District I, Szent Gyorgy ter and Clark Adam ter

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    View fom the funicular
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    Aboard th funicular
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    Budapest's Castle Hill Funicular
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    Siklo - Funicular Railway

    by kit_mc Written Dec 8, 2004

    This is a short but quite cool journey up to Varhegy, Castle Hill, straight up the side of the hill. The carriages are rather quaint and you get nice views of the Danube as you rise elegantly to the top of the hill.

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    Funicular from Chain Bridge to Castle

    by stevieUK Written Nov 16, 2004

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    Funicular up to the Palace from the Chain Bridge

    Worth taking a trip up (200 HUN). Walk down and enjoy the view.
    Suggest walking down paths to left as reach the top. If walking up go up steps across the roundabout to right of Fornicular as face it (some great views both ways).
    Alternatively the bus from the top arrives at Moscow square which is an odd place to wander round (and has the trams 4 &6 to get you back across the river).

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    The Funicular

    by pili Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    The Funicular

    A short 2-minute tram ride up or down the side of the hill, between the foot of Chain Bridge and to the entrance of the Royal Palace. There's three sections in the tram--top, middle, and bottom to enter and ride. I suggest riding it up the hill and walking down from the Royal Palace.-

    Un corto viaje de dos minutos por uno de los lados de la colina, los lleva desde el Puente de las Cadenas hasta la entrada al Palacio Real. El funicular tiene tres secciones para entrar, una baja, la media y la alta. Les sugiero subir en el funicular y bajar a pié desde el Palacio

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    The only way to climb a hill

    by McPee Written Apr 11, 2004
    View from rail

    The Funicular railway is based at the foot of Castle Hill just at the end of The Chain Bridge.

    It is designed to take you straight up the side if the rock and into the heart of the Castle complex.

    It is not covered by the Budapest Card but is well worth it.

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    Budapest funicular-watch out - we got stuck!!

    by piglet44 Updated Dec 23, 2003

    we took the funicular to the castle district in Budapest and on the way down we got stuck! the whole thing stopped moving. There is no microphone or speaker and nobody told us what to do.so we broke the glass on the emergency door handle and broke out and ran off!!! Very scary.
    I suggest the budapest tourism board put in speakers to reassure nervous tourists if this should happen again.

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    Buda Cable Car

    by belgrade03 Written Nov 2, 2003

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    Buda Cable Car

    The Buda cable car is a 2-track car that runs up for a 100m to connect the Buda end of the Chain bridge and Szent Gyorgy square in the Castle District. The carriages were originally driven by a steam engine. It is also possible to climb the whole way up on foot because there stone ramparts that flank both sides of the line. The track was destroyed during the World War II and went back into operation in 1986.

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    Funicular

    by easterntrekker Written Aug 4, 2008

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    The funicular is fun and the easy way to get up to the top of Castle Hill. Built in 1870, the two cars travel up and down every day from morning until night.

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    Funicular

    by deriek Written Jun 25, 2005
    The Funicular

    Funicular that goes to the Castle District, because cars are not allowed inDistrict, this ic the best way to get there.

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    Funicular

    by coopergirl2003 Written May 5, 2005

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    The funicular up to the castle

    I've not seen a funicular before but this was fun! It cost peanuts to use and apparently there was a good view (I'm scared of heights...I'll say no more!)

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    silko funicular

    by freezer61 Written Apr 1, 2005
    silko funicular

    cross chain bridge from the pest side and you will see the silko. take it up the hill to buda castle, its far better than walking.

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    Get up quickly and nostalgically

    by Robert_Hun Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    Castle wall next to the Siklo

    One of the best and funniest way to get up to the Buda Castle is the Siklo (funicular) from the Buda side of the Chain Bridge, at the square: Clark Adam ter.

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    An unique experience.

    by SimonRees Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Me & the Budvari Siklo.

    The Budavri Siklo is an unique way to get to Buda castle. The trip is superb, offering great views accross the Danube, especially of the impressive Lanchid (chain bridge).

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    The old funicular

    by Djinn76 Updated Aug 1, 2003

    If you are too lazy or simply can not climb the tens of steps leading to Castle Hill, a nice alternative is this antic funicular...

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