Discover the best top things to do in Visegrad, Hungary including Visegrad Citadel, Julianus Lookout, Ram Szakadek, National Flag and Heroes' Monument of Zebegeny, Esztergom Basilica / Cathedral, Zugfozde Palinka Museum, Depo-Z, Matyas Kiraly Museum, Visegrad Bobsled Track, Hungarian Open Air Museum (Szabadteri Neprajzi Muzeum).
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4.5 based on 390 reviews
The historic stronghold, built between 1245-1255 A.D., guarded the Royal Crown for more than 200 years.
Not to denigrate all the wonderful churches we've seen in the last few days, but this other side of Hungary's history is definitely a refreshing change. Much of the castle is in it's original state (or has been renovated so it appears to be). If you can climb the many stairs, you will get to enjoy some great views of the Danube. If stairs are not your forte, be sure to stop at the rest stop a ways down the road to get some views almost as good
5 based on 4 reviews
Our day starts out in Budapest where we are staying, we catch an early morning train to Vac and spend around four hours there before catching our next train to Zebegeny to start our hike from there to Nagynaros through the Borzsony Hills and up to Hegey-teto to the Julianus lookout tower.
From Zebegeny train station we pass a group of cafes and soon pick up our trail on seeing the painted trail signs on a pine tree near Our Lady of the Snows Church. We are picking up a secondary trail on the huge National Blue Trail; a blue cross on a white background. There are many different coloured trails in the Borzsony Hills, ours is the blue forest path which will lead us towards Nagymaros before picking up a final path up to the Julianus Lookout Tower.
The trail is easy to follow and well shaded, the first part of the trail to the turnoff for the lookout took us around one hour, where you must turn right for the lookout tower shortly after a cross monument at a flat grassy area and a car park in the distance . From this point to the lookout (30 minutes) the only way is up, the final stretch of the forest path is very steep, challenging but rewarding for the views over the Danube Bend. There was a lot of foot traffic on this lookout path on the Sunday afternoon of our hike. At the bottom of the tower there is a picnic table, also half way up the tower there is a small covered area for sitting and eating. At the top of the tower is what everyone has come for, the views.
The hike down from the tower to Nagymaros for a rewarding beer by the Danube before catching a train back to Budapest took us around one hour. Allow three hours for a comfortable hike with time for breaks. Bring plenty of water and food and wear comfortable clothing, shoes and a hat and have fun.
5 based on 9 reviews
We celebrated our anniversary here and it was a great choice! From Budapest it takes less than an hour to get Dömös from where the routes start. There is a parking area one day is 1000 HUF (every day 8:00-18:00, one hour 250 HUF) but you can stop with your car in the small streets as well for free. Note that you cannot pay by credit card. Prepare to have enough water and some fruits or snacks with you as there won't be many opportunities to eat. So we started with Rám-szakadék (gap) and it is beautiful during spring! Preair for some adventure due to the rocks you have to climbe on and the stunning view and great atmosphere. It is breathtaking! We went back to the starting point following the yellow line through Lukács-árok (valley) and it is a nice and easy walk in the forest. After we followed the red triangle sign and it was superhard for us (we are not experienced hikers) it takes you on the ridge of the mountain ridge. We wanted to go up to Vadállókövek nice big rocks but after arriving there we decided to countinue up to the View Point Prédikálószék. It is breathtaking! Really! But if you run out of water you cannot buy it anywhere. So be prepared.
If you want to eat a good soup or local hamburger you can do it in a friendly pub at the bottom of the hill until 7/8 pm.
There is also a panzio where you can accommodate. But if their leaflet is right they have 9 rooms and only accept groups 10-20 ppl. It is called Malom Vendégház.
4.5 based on 8 reviews
The National and Heroes' Monument is located on Calvary Hill in Zebegeny, from the train station it is a ten minute walk passed the little white church of Our Lady of the Snows. From the information boards at the monument we read that it was constructed after WW1 as a memorial to 'our national tragedy'. The Country flag movement was born in 1925 out of national grief from the judgement handed down in the Treaty of Triannon in January 1919.
We were just passing through on our hike between Zebegeny and Nagymaros through the Borzsony Hills on the National Blue Trail when we stopped at the monument and sat in the shade of the trees on the stairs and ate our lunch with views of the Danube.
4.5 based on 651 reviews
Esztergom is located about 60km NE of Budapest. Bus, Hev (above ground metro), train, boat or car will all get you there.
It is in an area along the Danube known as the "Curve". A quaint little town, with an beautiful Cathedral/Basilica located there.
It is also location of the original Pannonia. Rich in culture, with a small town feel.
The Basilica is the main attraction of the town. It is fantastic. We did the tour, it holds many many interesting artifacts from the area, many with little plaques that tell some amazing stories.
If the opportunity arises, don't miss out.
4.5 based on 146 reviews
Visitors can find here detailed information about the era when palinka distillation was outlawed, from the time of the Hungarian Republic of Councils of 1919 to 2010.Two short films show the history of palinka distilling, and visitors can also watch an interesting compilation about the ingredients of palinka, including medicinal palinka.
This is a very small museum, with just one room, but it's very cheap to go in, the service was very friendly and it was a nice way to spend half an hour learning (and tasting) this traditional drink.
5 based on 5 reviews
We rented a 4-person canoe and spent an afternoon on the water, it was the absolute highlight of our trip. The owners were extra nice, explained everything and we had a great time. It was fantastic to see the Visegrad hills and the castle from...MoreThanks for the comment! Looking forward to having you next time!
4.5 based on 41 reviews
It's called a museum, but it is much more than that as this attraction provides a trip back into medieval times. We had had a busy time visiting sites along the Danube so did not have time to visit the upper castle, with its magnificient view, but felt that time was more than well spent touring what was once a royal palace with its lovely Fountain, ancient ruins as well as the museum displays. The palace site dates back to the 1200s, and while completely buried over time, excavation work began in 1934 unearthing this fascinating treasure.
4 based on 68 reviews
Anyone who visits Visegrad, has to see the Citadel and then has to have some slidings on the bob track. There are 2 tracks, one for only summer and for all year long. Great environment, green, peaceful on the hill, beautiful view, some restaurants, cafés and the river Danube is not too far. The bob tracks are fun for everyone from children to older, good day out.
4.5 based on 139 reviews
A historic village with many original buildings and objects representing Hungarian architecture and culture from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century.
A fairly large mixed group of us went here and it's a beautiful community with realistic buildings and activities. I really applaud the entire thing. My only consideration is that it's very large and so you really have to try and hunt for activities that will keep the younger kids occupied and there's a ton of walking up and down hills and on uneven terrain which might be harder for both older and somewhat out of shape people. Well worth the visit, but maybe expect to only walk half if you have kids? The animal petting area was also a great entertainment for them!
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