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Szechenyi Lanchid, Budapest

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While it offers excellent views of the city, Szechenyi Lanchid serves as a historic landmark itself: It's the first bridge to span the Danube River in Hungary. Built by English engineer William Tierney in 1849, this structure connects the east and west side of Hungary's capital city. The bridge features two road lanes, plus a pedestrian zone for those traveling on foot. Cross this well-known symbol of Budapest, marvel at its stone structure, and compare both sides of the city. Visit Széchenyi Square on the Pest side of the bridge, or head up to the Castle Hill on the Buda side. Work out when and for how long to visit Szechenyi Lanchid and other Budapest attractions using our handy Budapest online trip builder.
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  • The bridge is currently closed to cars and pedestrians until Autumn 2023. To get from Pest to Buda, I used the Red metro line instead of the bridges at either side, which would have added a mile to....  more
    The bridge is currently closed to cars and pedestrians until Autumn 2023. To get from Pest to Buda, I used the Red metro line instead of the bridges at either side, which would have added a mile to....  more »
  • Closed until 2023. As another user stated it has been closed since June 2021. No access and everything under covers and lots of scaffolding. Quite a few areas under construction until 2023 (150 year....  more
    Closed until 2023. As another user stated it has been closed since June 2021. No access and everything under covers and lots of scaffolding. Quite a few areas under construction until 2023 (150 year....  more »
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  • It's a bridge... That's it....
  • The Chain Bridge , a suspended bridge crossing the Danube connecting Buda to Pest , is one of the most beautiful bridges in Europe. Lions carved in the stone at the edges of the bridge give you the impression that crossing this bridge you will enter in a world of story. A very romantic place. At sunset, the bridge is bathed in golden light and catches life. Overnight the lights flood the landscape and everything it flashes like Fairy Tales!

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