Constructed in 1896 for the Millenium World Exhibition, Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph, who inserted the last silver rivet into the iron structure himself. This art deco bridge connects Buda and Pest across the Danube; on its four masts sit large bronze statues of the Turul, a falcon-like bird prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology. Destroyed during WWII by retreating German troops, it was the first bridge to be reconstructed after the end of the war. Take the tram or walk across the bridge to capture panoramic views of the Chain Bridge and Monument Hill. Arrange your visit to Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Budapest using our Budapest visit planner.
Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) reviews
The Liberty bridge - formerly named after the emperor Franz Josef and he was also present when the bridge was commissioned in lat 1890. The bridge - after the Chain bridge - is one of the most... more »
Our hotel (Boutique Hotel Budapest) was just on the Pest side of the bridge near the wonderful Marketplace. Great area with good vibes and not overly-touristy restaurants. more »
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