Chain Bridge and the Danube Promenade

The old chain bridge is one of the most remarkable landmarks in Budapest

Another well-known Budapest attraction is the Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lánchíd) spanning the Danube at the foot of Castle Hill.

Chain Bridge, a beautiful stone bridge over the DanubeBuilt in the middle of the 19th century the stone bridge with the lion bridgeheads was the first permanent connection between Buda and Pest.

The bridge used to hosted an annual summer festival titled the Summer on the Chain Bridge during which it is a pedestrians only bridge with colourful programs on weekends in July and August.

The Danube Promenade – also part of the UNESCO’s World Heritage program- runs along the river between Chain bridge and Elizabeth Bridge

Danube promenade Little Princess statue

A walk along the promenade, or known by locals as Duna Korzó offers wonderful views of the Danube and the Buda side with the Gellért and Castle Hills. Tram 2 runs along the promenade should you wish to see a longer stretch of the river bank.

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