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Budapest to Visegrad, Hungary

Budapest to Visegrad, Hungary

Andrassy 60 – aka Terror House

We started the day by visiting Andrassy 60, the former building of the Hungarian secret police and the last place you wanted to go under the former communist left government.  The building is now a museum and it walks you through the dark years of Hungary’s past, starting in 1940s all the way up to the fall of communism. Although this would be our second visit, we wanted Sam and Jessica to see it for themselves.  If you’re ever in Budapest, you need to visit the museum.

After visiting Andrassy 60 we grab our bikes and roll out of Budapest, but not before grabbing a quick bite from a local Gyros vendor.  Leaving Budapest we pick up the EuroVelo 6 route that follows the Danube (Donau) river all the way into Austria, but first we have to visit the ruin in Visegrad. Sadly, we arrived a few minutes to late to visit the ruin, so we opt to stay the night in Visegrad and see it in the morning.  Lucky for us we come across an apartment for rent and it’s cheaper than two rooms in the local hotel, plus the owner gives us a couple beers to get the evening started out right!

  • Ash L
    Posted at 21:02h, 25 September Reply

    How was the grade change from Budapest to Visegrad? We’re regular commuter cyclists in Chicago, IL but it’s flat as a pancake here. Doesn’t seem to be a train to Visegrad from Budpest and we were planning to bike to Szentendre anyway. Would you say it’s easily doable on a rental hybrid style bike?

    • Ron
      Posted at 21:32h, 25 September Reply

      You should have no problems riding from Budapest to the town of Visegrad. For most of the ride you will be on a bike trail, but there are some sections where you will be out on the road. The ruin in Visegrad is up on a hill and you can either walk or ride your bike up to it. Also, in Tahitótfalu (a few towns after Szentendre) be careful to not follow the EuroVelo 6 signs that take a right and have you cross over a bridge. Just stay straight on the main road and you will pick up the trail again. If you do end up crossing over the Donau you’ll have to take a ferry over to Visegrad. Hope this helps.

      • Ash L
        Posted at 09:59h, 26 September Reply

        thank you so much. was there somewhere in budpest or en route to pick up a danube trail map? we’re hoping to take a train to vienna later in our stay and ride there too. i’ve heard that near budapest the trail jogs frequently.

        • Ron
          Posted at 17:13h, 26 September Reply

          I’m sure there is; however, we didn’t use one, so we can’t help you out there. Try checking out an “I” (tourist information) place and I’m sure they can help you out. Yes it can be a little confusing getting in/out of Budapest itself, but really once you’re on the trail you should be fine because it’s marked pretty well. If you have a gps I can send you a gpx file. Are you planning on taking a train from Budapest to Vienna?

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