Budapest Limited Series: Where Retro Meets Scenery - a Ride on the Children's Railways
In this episode of the Budapest Limited Series Adam helps you to experience one of the most unique experiences of Budapest: riding the famous Children's railway!
During this roughly 60 minutes long virtual experience you will have the chance to experience - as The Guardian newspaper put it: one of the most unique attractions of Hungary.
The 1948 built Children's Railway is a fascinating survivor of communism. Run mostly by children aged between 10-14 this narrow-gauge train line crosses the Buda Hills between Széchenyi-hegy and Hűvösvölgy connecting some of the most popular hiking trails of Budapest.
The seasoned, red and white coloured semi-open or closed passenger cars are pulled by veteran diesel locomotives pushing their limits while chugging through the woods of Buda. The social realistic station buildings staffed by kids buried deep in the woodland add a lot to the retro vibe.
If the vintage vehicles, the station building's retro charm were not enough, we have good news for fans of nature as well: the 11km long route from one terminal to the other is very scenic! It winds through the leafy woods of Buda, offering spectacular postcard-perfect views and a chance to treat your eyes with the colours of an autumn forest.
During the ride, it is easy to forget that this virtual experience takes place within the city limits of a European capital.