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Széchenyi Hill (Sváb Hill)

Photo : Juhász Norbert / We Love Budapest
Széchenyi-hegy (Svábhegy), kilátás, panoráma, látkép

Széchenyi Hill can be found in the XII. district, on Svábhegy, and strands tall with its 427 meters as part of the Buda Hills. In the Middle Ages, it was known as Négy (“Four”) Hill, then it was re-named as Sváb (“Swabian”) Hill at the stationing of the Swabian artillery. After the death of István Széchenyi, it received its current name. With the establishment of Budapest, the area became rather trendy among the wealthy and there were many villas built in the area, which are still characteristic buildings of the district. The construction of the Cogwheel Railway made this romantic region more accessible, and the Children’s Railway helps the traversal of the neighborhood, as well. From here, especially from Normafa, there is a wonderful view of the capital.