Labyrinth - Labirintus, Budapest

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1014 Budapest, Uri u. 9. +36 (1) 212-0207, 212-0287

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  • Labyrinth

    by Marla_D Updated Feb 22, 2006

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    wall painting

    This place was cool. A bit scary though as it was pitch black and we were more or less on our own walking around with a lantern. We got lost on more than one occasion! There's a fountain in a big cavern that wine flows out of, we met some Canadians here who had planned in advance and brought empty bottles!

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    Underground labyrint at the Castle.

    by jeoren Written Jan 12, 2006

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    Do you see the laptop in the stone?!
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    Labyrint is not the right name of this thing to do. Actually it's not more than a cave. Together with a map you get at the pay desk it's just an underground walk.

    When walking throught the cave, you'll see all sort of so called monumental images, printed in huge stones. The signs tell you something about the stones. Some of them were supposed to be 41 million years old. Of course this is absolutely nonsense, certainly when you have a simple look at the stones and conclude that there are even prints on the stones from laptops, mobile phones and keyboards.
    JUST HAVE A LOOK AT MY PICTURE!

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    Get Lost

    by RandomDreamer Written Nov 20, 2005

    Back in the old days people who had upset the powers that be were placed underground in the Budapest Labyrynths. Dark, scary and, back in then, roamed by lions!

    Now, it's an enjoyable activity which leaves you to roam around in the dark for a while. It's kind of ruined by some joke exhibition at the exit showing fossilised computers and Nike footprints but hey... still go.

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    The Labyrinth inside the Castle Hill

    by MedioLatino Updated Oct 19, 2005

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    Wine fountain - Don't drink it!!!!! :)
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    The Buda Castle Labyrinth is a one of it's kind considering it's size. The sinter caves inside the hill were formed in the beginnings of the Earth's history thanks to thermal waters. Half a million years ago it was a good shelter and hunting ground for the "Buda Primal-Hunters".

    The many halls and caverns where linked later for military and commercial purposes.

    The 1200m long labyrinth offers also a so called "personal labyrinth" and also some historical expositions.

    Opening hours: 9.30am - 7.30pm, every day
    Extra fun: evening walk with oil lamps: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
    Guided tours are available every half an hour, but you can also walk around in your own.

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    Buda Castle Labyrinth

    by argentia Written Sep 29, 2005

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    Me in the labyrinth at night
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    There is a large labyrinth built under Buda Castle that you can explore. You can do it in the daytime with the lights on, or at night (1000 Ft) when you have to carry an oil lamp to get around. Lots of fun at night with the spooky shadows and creepy music!
    I've heard that the Labyrinth of Courage is really great--but it's not open at night. This is the labyrinth that requires everyone to walk single file holding on to a rope.

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    Buda Castle Labyrinth

    by Cristian_Uluru Written Jun 10, 2005

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    Buda Castle Labyrinth

    In Uri Utca there is the entrance of this strange monument: the Buda Castle Labyrinth. They are situated in the complex of caves and cellars underneath Buda Castle District. The unique calcareous tufa caves of the Castle Hill were created as an effect of the hot water springs. These cave then served as a refuge as well as hunting ground for the prehistoric man. Later the cave were connected to each other and the complex developed into a labyrinth. In the 1930 the complex of cellars was converted into a shelter large enough to accomodate more than 10000 people. It was a secret military installation during the Cold War. Today you can explore them and to discover them history.

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  • Labirintus

    by tomKovacsi Updated Jun 6, 2005

    An interesting experience. You enter the catacombs through a street level enterance and desend into the labyrinth them selfs. the hills around Budapest are riddled with various caves, and this one is little different. the poured concrete floor was damp as caves are like to be. Various peices of "modern art' aare scatered through out, including the fountain of wine. Combined with what is supposed to be eerie music gave the place the feel that it was a halloween atraction that had been kept open. While I did not particularly enjoy it I know several people who would.b

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    Exploring the Labrynths

    by bobbyandkatrina Written May 4, 2005

    Maybe it was because we had just spent three hours in the House of Hungarian Wines, but we found the labrynths to be good fun. They issue you a lantern when you first walk in and set you free to wander around the underground labrynth. It's a bit eerie, but lots of fun.

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    Exploring the Labrynths

    by bobbyandkatrina Written May 4, 2005

    Maybe it was because we had just spent three hours in the House of Hungarian Wines, but we found the labrynths to be good fun. They issue you a lantern when you first walk in and set you free to wander around the underground labrynth. It's a bit eerie, but lots of fun.

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    The Catacombs

    by Etoile2B Updated Mar 22, 2005

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    Inside the catacombs of Buda Castle

    Yes, the catacombs beneath Buda Castle are a tourist trap, but so be it. Not all tourist traps are bad, and I am a sucker for these kinds of things. In the sweltering heat of summer, it’s an interesting way to cool off for an hour or two. Take a self guided tour and get yourself lost in the history for a moment. Sure, it’s not all that thrilling, but it allowed me to relax and lose myself in the cool darkness found below Budapest for a little while. Check out the labyrinth schedule before to visit to see if there are any special events being held there.

    Open Daily 9:30 am to 7:30 pm

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    The Labyrinth of the Buda...

    by acemj Updated Mar 24, 2004

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    Every house inside the walls of Castle Hill has cellars that run deep into the depths of the hill itself. You can take a tour of some of the sections of this underground network of corridors that were used for strategic military purposes back in the Middle Ages.

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    So much fun!

    by scbelle Written Apr 13, 2005
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    We loved the labyrinth! Who wouldn't? Its amazing how dark it gets in some of the nooks and crannies...

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    When you are in the...

    by Venturingnow Updated Mar 13, 2003

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    Wine flowing

    When you are in the Labrynth in the castle district, make sure you try and find the wine fountains inside. They're just fountains that are spraying wine throughout the day. It was funny at the time.

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