Raising up from the Chain Bridge, in Buda, Hungary, the Castle Hill funicular climbs steadily up, resting to a stop at Buda Castle. Two cars, with staggered compartments for best views, travel the rout. Here, is the Margit. The funicular was destroyed at the end of World War II by German bombardment, and most believed that was the end of the ride. Restoration began in 1980, and it re-opened in 1986.


castle hill funicular, buda, hungary, margit car, funicular station

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  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryan6 months ago

    Well done – interesting background!

  • monnie
    thanks for that!

    – phil decocco

  • lezvee
    lezvee6 months ago

    An excellent piece of history. There is a similar one in Torquay (Devon) which also was rebuilt and brought back into service after WWll

  • lesley
    well worth saving both practically and historically

    – phil decocco

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