The wheel that is nicknamed the “Budapest Eye” is the largest mobile ferris wheel in Europe. It has 42 cars and stands 213 feet high above the ground providing panoramic views of Budapest city from the centre.
The wheel is set up and built for use in the summer months every year in Budapest. In 2015, the wheel began operating on April 16th and stayed open until September 30th.
The wheel is located at Erzsébet tér in the middle of a park area. On the day that I visited, the wheel was very quiet. The cabins are air conditioned so there is no need to worry about the heat if you decided to go on a summer day.
In total the ride takes roughly 10 minutes and the wheel went around 3 times during my trip. There are plenty of photo opportunities as the wheel rotates so make sure you are looking out of each window in your cabin.
Currently there is a new, bigger wheel being constructed in Erzsébet Square and it is set to begin operation in March/April 2016. I really recommend going on the wheel, the price is not too expensive and the views you get are really unique from within the city.
Children: 1500 HUF
Family Ticket: 6600
Opening Hours: 10am-24.00pm
For other stunning views in Budapest you can read about Gellert Hill here.
How to get there:
The park was walking distance from my hostel but a nearby metro station to the park is Deák Ferenc tér.
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