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From May to August, the Zugliget Chairlift up to the peak of János Hill operates until 7pm every day, and even though it is not yet dark by then, during the early evening the sun slowly sinks behind the Buda Hills, so the last rays of sunshine are not so sizzling amid the breeze. Upon reaching the top of the hill, it is well worthwhile to go a little further and climb up the Elizabeth Lookout Tower, because while it is an extremely elevating experience to gaze across the Budapest landscape from there in the daytime, admiring a sunset from up there is truly marvelous. (It is important to note that every second Monday is maintenance day and the Chairlift does not operate, so it is recommended to check ahead before you are planning to go on a Monday.) Alternatively, a hike up to the new lookout tower of Hármashatár Hill also provides panoramic bliss, although this is a much more active sundown activity.
Every Wednesday night between July 6th and August 24th, you can attend colorful concerts in the Budapest Zoo. The gates open to audience members at 7pm, but the concerts only start at 8:30pm, so guests have enough time for a stroll in the charming gardens, and to go for a wander to see the world of the amazing animals that wake up at night. This summer, visitors can enjoy the concerts of talented Hungarian musicians such as the Budapest Klezmer Band, Kátya Tompos, Ági Szalóki, András Kern, and Budapest Bar.
Ticket price: 3,500 HUF
Due to the current restoration works of Saint Gellért Square, the Liberty Bridge is closed for traffic between June 16th to August 28th. The traffic-free tram tracks provide a perfect spot for lovely picnics, dates, and late-night chats. The bridge always attracts a few night owls, but now that the whole length of the bridge is empty of vehicles, it entices even bigger crowds, just as it was seen at the first organized picnic day. Instead of going to a restaurant you can go to the bridge with a blanket, food, and any type of virgin refreshments to have a divine dinner above the rapidly rushing Danube.