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Zero Kilometre Stone, Budapest

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The Zero Kilometre Stone is a 3 m high limestone sculpture in Budapest, forming a zero sign, with an inscription on its pedestal reading \"KM\" for kilometres. This stone marks the reference point from which all road distances to Budapest are measured in the country. The reference point had initially been located at the threshold of Buda Royal Palace, but was moved to its present location by Széchenyi Chain Bridge when the crossing was completed in 1849.

The present sculpture is the work of Miklós Borsos and was erected in 1975. The first official monument had been set up at this spot in 1932, but was destroyed in World War II. A second sculpture, depicting a worker, was in place from 1953 until its replacement by the current one.
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  • If our tour guide hadn't pointed it out, we would have missed this interesting and fun sculpture. It seemed to be quite a tourist attraction with lots of people in my photo!  more »
  • During my travels, I have seen several Zero kilometer or milestones. From the ones I visited three was that I remember. The Zero point Macquarie Obelisk in Sydney, the Zero Milestone in Washington, an...  more »
  • Simple sculpture marking the zero point from which the distances in Hungary are measured. Nice to look on and for photos. We saw it during a rainy evening so we didn't see the actual distances on the ...  more »
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  • A tiny roundabout with beautiful flowers and during the national day of Budapest there will be rows of food vendors lining the left side of this roundabout where you can get tons of good local food like that of the paprika weiner, chimney cake! Awesome!
  • This is the origo of Hungary. The lenght of the highways and roads are counted from this point
  • All road measurements start from this spot in Hungary. Nice 3M high stone. Great photo op.
  • That's an interesting way to represent the number 0.
  • Cool spot!