Opened in 1979, the Budakeszi Wildlife Park can be found in woods on the edge of the city, a more natural setting than Budapest Zoo in town. Here you can see the forest creatures native to the Carpathian Basin in their natural habitat, including lynx, bear and eagles. New residents are a frequent occurrence – 2019 saw a rare snowy owl and eight wild boar piglets. The park also contains lookout towers, observation posts, a five-course adventure playground, rest stops and a buffet with tasty strudel. Occasional guided tours are given (Hungarian-only) after dark. To reach the park, take bus 22, 22A or 222 from Széll Kálmán tér and alight at Szanatórium utca. From there, it’s a 15-minute walk through the woods.