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Outdoor activites in Budapest and the Greater Budapest area

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Do you like it when bustling urban experiences are pleasantly intertwined with close-to-nature adventures? See one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe from a bird's eye view from one of the famous Budapest lookouts, admire the masterpieces of nature in a captivating herb garden, take a walk in the tranquil oases of the bustling city, or boost your adrenaline level with exciting outdoor activities. Hover over the city with your family on Budapest’s most interesting means of transport. 

Discover a garden in central Budapest

While being a bustling metropolis, Budapest's charm can be appreciated in the many parks, botanical gardens and undisturbed natural areas that make the city so lovable and livable. You can discover some of the best locations to learn about plant-life, explore the woods or have a spontaneous picnic in the sun.

Take it slow in Budapest

While the city never sleeps, there’s no reason to take in all that it has to show you in a rush. If you take your time, you’ll learn and experience more of Budapest and its intricacies. You can do this on your own, making your own discoveries, or there are also those who will guide you along the way.

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Active Challenges in and Around Budapest

If you’re after a thrill and want to get moving, Budapest has plenty to offer both in terms of the natural surroundings, as well as the many options for sports and activities in the city.

Feast your eyes on the panorama of Budapest: The Elizabeth Lookout

Admire the gorgeous Hungarian capital from the Elizabeth lookout at the city’s highest point. Enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding mountains too. If you come in the evening, you will see the lookout breaking though the darkening forests of the Buda Hills like a beacon.

The Károly Guckler Lookout in Budapest offers a 360-degree panorama

The Károly Guckler lookout tower, which rises on Hármashatár Hill, is unique because you can see all the imposing bridges across the Danube from it. And if you are lucky with the weather you can also see the Mátra and Tatra mountain ranges. Enjoy one of the most wonderful panoramas Budapest has to offer.  

Cross the beautiful Buda Hills with the special Children's Railway.

Are you visiting Hungary with your family? In addition to discovering the many captivating sights of the capital and the healing thermal baths, pick a activity that is special in a completely different way: Travel with the Budapest Children's Railway, which connects the beautiful excursion spots of the Buda Hills.