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Unforgettable expreiences on the Children’s Railway

The Budapest Children’s Railway is unique, not only because it has been connecting the most beautiful forest hiking spots of Budapest for 75 years, but also because it is operated by children aged 10-14 who manage the railway traffic and handle ticket sales and inspections.

Most of the Children’s Railway stations can be easily reached by public transport from Széll Kálmán Square or Southern Railway Station. The railway route is surrounded by many attractions, inviting you to explore nature, such as the most popular destination in the Buda Hills, the Erzsébet Lookout Tower on János Hill, the highest point of the capital, and the Zugliget Chairlift located at the foot of the hill. Both of these can be easily reached from the Children’s Railway stations at János Hill and Virágvölgy.

If you’d prefer to head for the lesser-known hiking spots, the Makovecz Imre Lookout Tower and Kaán Károly Lookout Tower, located between Szépjuhászné and Hárshegy stations, offer beautiful views of Budapest. You can set out on foot or even by bike, as most of the Children’s Railway trains have carriages equipped for bicycle transportation.

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