Buda Castle Funicular

Buda Castle Funicular

Budavári sikló

The Buda Castle Funicular, also known as the Budavári Sikló, is a historic cable railway in Budapest, Hungary. It connects the banks of the Danube River with Buda Castle, offering visitors a convenient and scenic way to reach the castle complex.

The funicular was originally built in 1870, making it one of the oldest funiculars in the world. It was designed by Adam Clark, a Scottish engineer, and has been an important transportation link in Budapest ever since.

The funicular consists of two cars that run on parallel tracks. The cars are connected by a cable, and as one car ascends, the other descends, ensuring a constant balance. The ride takes approximately two minutes, covering a distance of 95 meters (312 feet).

During the ride, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the Danube River. Once at the top, they can explore Buda Castle, a historic palace complex that dates back to the 13th century. The castle is home to several museums, including the Budapest History Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery.