Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest

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Constructed in 1896 for the Millenium World Exhibition, Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph, who inserted the last silver rivet into the iron structure himself. This art deco bridge connects Buda and Pest across the Danube; on its four masts sit large bronze statues of the Turul, a falcon-like bird prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology. Destroyed during WWII by retreating German troops, it was the first bridge to be reconstructed after the end of the war. Take the tram or walk across the bridge to capture panoramic views of the Chain Bridge and Monument Hill. Put Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) into our Budapest holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 17, 2017
    This bridge really gave me a sense of freedom; on Sunday, the bridge for trams and cars was blocked, which meant that only pedestrians on the bridge were on their way. Comfortable in walking and a bombastic views from Buda to pest to have - hammer! Although the climb the bridge does not allow managed to climb to bring photos of themselves but the one or the other person on the railing. On weekdays, the bridge for cars and trams was free again, what does nothing off the beauty (Green Bridge, yellow tram).
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  • August 17, 2017
    By chance we came on this bridge visit, beautiful construction. Well maintained quite a bit busy with traffic.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Ok, there are signs telling you to not climb the bridge, but you can sit on the lowest part politely and enjoy the view. =D Locals do it! Sunset time is the best! <3 Ah, also I would recommend that yo...  more »
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  • April 25, 2017
    On both sides there's always something to do: the largest indor marketplace, with, 2 floors (and don't forget the fishmarket downstairs) and on the other side the cavechurch...
  • May 14, 2017
    Such a beautiful bridge! Come check it out at night too!
  • January 10, 2017
    Liberty Bridge was built between 1894 and 1896, being the third in Budapest, after the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge. The bridge is located in the southern part of the city and was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph who beat last rivet (silver). The four iron towers are decorated with Tur Bird.
  • July 3, 2017
    Another important bridge of Budapest.
  • July 13, 2016
    Great view of the city. The bridge was closed for repair when we arrived so you could walk down the middle of the road which was cool.

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