Labyrinth - Labirintus, Budapest

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

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  • Its worth a visit!

    by Zsola Written Apr 1, 2011

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    We went to the Labyrinth on a visit recently. We have found it quite easily, based on the instructions on the website. (Actually, the website is quite useful and informative, the English version too.)
    We went down from the entrance at Uri utca. It was a bit cold downstairs but we got used to it quickly. There was an interesting film at the beginning, its worth watching it. The girl at the entrance was very kind, she gave us an English leaflet so we could read about the Labyrinth and know what to expect.
    It's quite fascinating inside, though it is not a historical exhibition as some may expect. Instead, it has a unique atmosphere, which is just great to feel down there. We wandered around for more than an hour, visited all the different Labyrinth parts and saw the Pantheon exhibition too. That was very interesting too. We are thinking about going back for the Oil Lamp labyrinth thing, because it must be great to go around with an oil lamp, with no lights on at all!! There are also other night-time programs, they sound very interesting, too! And you can use the day ticket again for those, which is great!
    All in all, I think its a great place to go, we enjoyed it really much! Go there if you are in Budapest, it worths a visit!!

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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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    Budapest Labyrinth

    by hungariangirl896 Written Aug 6, 2013

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    The Budapest labyrinth is just a small part of all the cellars and caves under Castle Hill. The labyrinth has been used for many different purposes over the years including shelter and an underground military base. As you walk through the tunnels, you will see various historical exhibits. It’s possible to see artwork, fountains, artifacts, and even old Ottoman headstones. Several tunnels are illuminated by oil lamps. Overall, I thought the labyrinth was really touristy and a little on the expensive side. If you’re debating about whether or not to visit, I would say go if you have some extra time, but don’t cancel other activities in Budapest just to do this. Make sure to bring good shoes because the floor can be really wet and slippery.

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    Castle Labyrinth

    by Airpunk Written Sep 12, 2008

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    The Labyrinth is closed - but hey, it's trilingual

    Although the Buda castle is destroyed, the labyrinth below it has surbvived and is open to the public. Compared to other sights in Budapest, it has a high entry fee which has disappointed the one or other traveller. I was interested in the gas light walk, a speical event offered one summer evenings where you could explore the labyrinth with a guide – and of course your own gas light.

    Unfortunately, the labyrinth was closed at that time. Maybe next time...

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    Get Lost

    by Jetgirly Written Apr 1, 2011

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    Budapest Labyrinth (Labirintus)

    Sadly, I did not encounter David Bowie dressed as the Goblin King in the Budapest Labyrinth! A winding network made up of five labyrinths, this underground tunnel system runs more than a kilometer long and fifteen meters under the ground. In 2011 the Labyrinth started remaining open all day and all night, so visitors can get totally creeped out in these dark passages under a full moon (not that you can see it!). While the maze is lit during the day, at night your only source of light is a hand-held lantern (and there are no guides at night). Visitors can come any day of the week, any time, and there are discounts for Budapest Card holders. Check the website for entrance locations and more information.

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    In the Castle Labirinth with VT friends II

    by 1courage Written Apr 20, 2008

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    Here you can see two images of Liz (LKM1018) and Chris (cjg1) in the Labirinth. I write more about my first VT meeting in my travelouge. We had a really great time and fun together that`s for sure:)

    On the further images you can see some of the tourist stuffs:

    1. The wine fountain that recalls the memory of king Matthias, Hungary`s richest king who could afford a fountain from wich flew wine instead of water. You can try this wine, even though it`s quite sour like vinegar:)

    2. In another room (or better cellar) you can see a projection about the sights in Budapest

    3. You can also try the labirinth of the courage (not mine:) ) a part where there are absolutely no lights, it`s completely dark: you must find the way out somehow on your own. Unfortunately almost every tourist cheats and so they should be disqualified: they use little torches, mobile phones, cameras and stuff like that. Well, also we cheated so it`s better that I don`t blame the others:)

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    Budavari Labirintus

    by illumina Written Jan 17, 2010
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    I was a bit disappointed by the Labyrinths underneath Obuda. They were interesting to wander around, and some of the sculptures decorating the passages were attractive, but there was no description of any of the historical uses to which the caves must have been put (such as cellars and bomb shelters); instead there were lots of fake 'prehistoric' cave-paintings, and joke archaeological finds (such as an excavated trainer/sneaker footprint. I can see that some people might find this quite amusing, and it would be good for children, but it left me feeling slightly cheated.

    Entry in Jan 2009 was 1500Ft

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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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    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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  • 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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    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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    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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