Funicular - Siklo, Budapest

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

    by coopergirl2003 Written May 5, 2005

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    I've never seen a funicular before and this one goes up very steep! Apparently the top car is filled with water to make it head down and then the water is released at the bottom so the other car goes up.....all i can say is I'm scared of heights so my eyes were a little closed...but I'm assured there was a great view!! IT cost peanuts to use aswell!

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    Onto the rack

    by sourbugger Written Apr 18, 2005

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    The funicular at base of the hill whisks you up to the top for the eqivalent of about 3 euros.

    It saves an uphill walk, especially in the height of summer, but it is far nicer to saunter down the winding path than runs out from under the terrace area than to make the return trip.

    Great views on the way up.

    On the other hand, stop being such a bleeding wimp and get up that hill you lazy fat-a**ed tourist.

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    Funicular Train

    by american_tourister Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    This train takes you up or down the rather steep hillside from the river's edge up to the old royal palace. The palace now houses the National Museum.

    After walking up this damn hill I took the train down. I was bushed.

    Imagine if it was icy
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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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    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).

    Funicular up to the Palace from the Chain Bridge
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  • Castle Lift

    by grkboiler Written Nov 10, 2004

    From Clark Adam ter, I looked up and saw how high I would have to walk up to the castle. Then I looked over and saw the Castle Lift. I decided to take it. I got some good views, but the views are better once at the top. It is nothing special. If you don't want to walk, take the lift.

    View from the Castle Lift

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    The funicular...

    by belgianchocolate Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Ok , it is thursday and I forgot to tell you where
    we are going to. It's our 5th day and we haven't
    even made it to what is always described
    as the top attraction in Budapest. lol.

    The buda hill can be best reached at the end
    of the 'chain bridge' , ' Széchenyi Lancid'.
    There is the completely renewed funicular.
    The thing got modernised in 1984 and updated.
    Can you imagine that it still worked with steam.
    Now you smoothly get lifted up the 48m high hill
    in a very tastful way.

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    The Funicular

    by pili Updated Jun 12, 2004

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    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

    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.

    View from rail

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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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    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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    Cable car fun

    by catherineneill Written Jun 3, 2007

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    Take the cable car (silko) up her for fantastic views of the Pest side of the city, the old seat of the Hungarian government, a cathedral, lots of old stuff.

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    Going up to the high part of the city

    by Neit Written Jan 28, 2006

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    One of the ways to arrive, if you do not want to climb many stairs, is by this antique alevator.
    When you arrive to the top you will be delighted with the oldest part of the city. It is a must.

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    Funicular

    by deriek Written Jun 25, 2005

    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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