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At a height of 526 m (1,276 ft), Janoshegy stands as the tallest hill in Hungary--the country's highest peak. Atop it stands an elegant, historical lookout tower with an observation deck that offers panoramic views of the city. You'll have the chance to hike, mountain bike, or run here. You can access the top of the mountain by chairlift; a short bus ride takes you to the bottom of the lift. Arrange to visit Janoshegy and other attractions in Budapest using our Budapest road trip tool .
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  • I wanted to climb high places on my travel destinations, so I climbed the Danube Tower in Vienna and the Erjebet Observatory at the top of The Yanos iyanof in Budapest. It was a bit of a bit of a bag, but I was able to see the city of Budapest. There is also a way to climb on foot, but for tourists, it will be a children's railway or a lift. I used the lift both round trip. It takes about 5 minutes to get up from the top of the lift. It seems to be farther from the station of the children's railway. There is also a stand selling drinks near the mountaintop exit of the lift, and a restroom.
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  • This place is located quite far from the city center and you should probably take a cab to get there (be aware that there aren't cabs back in the area so you'll have to order one). You can use a chair...  more »
  • It is worth your time to climb up to the top. It is free. It takes a leisurely 30 minutes hike from Normafa to reach the tower. It is perfect for families and romantic couples. The view of Budapest is...  more »
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