Chain Bridge

Visit one of the oldest bridges on the River Danube and take in views across Budapest. As you arrive at Chain Bridge, the first permanent crossing in the city, you’ll be welcomed by two lion statues at either end before making your way across the beautiful walkway.

As you walk along the bridge, you’ll be able to see Parliament Building on the banks of the river in Pest, making it a great place to take pictures of the city. The sight is especially beautiful at night when the lights reflect on the water.

As the Danube flows quickly beneath you, wander all the way across the 380 metre long bridge to reach the other side of the city. At the Buda end you’ll arrive in Adam Clark Square, which is named after the man who built the bridge, where you can relax among the colourful flowers. From here, you can take the funicular up Buda Hill to the Castle.

On the Pest side, the bridge starts in Széchenyi Square, named after Count Széchenyi who set the Chain Bridge project in motion. After being stranded on the Pest side of the city for a week, unable to reach Vienna where his father had died, he decided to construct a permanent bridge across the Danube. It took 50 years, but his dream was eventually realised, and now you can walk or drive across at any time of the day or night.

After taking in the city views along Chain Bridge, take the ten minute walk to Batthyány Square for unrivalled views of Parliament Building or go and see the museums on Castle Hill.