Castle Hill is steep, and although you can go by foot, by bus or by car, one of the good ways is via the funicular. It is a smooth panoramic experience to the top of the hill. There are only 2 stops.
Before heading to the funicular, and after you cross the Chain bridge, you will arrive at the Clark Adam ter (Adam Clark square) named after the engineer who lead the chain bridge project as well as protected it. He is also associated with the work of the tunnel next to the square.
While waiting, look around for a few things that are interesting to know in this square:
- Zero Kilometer Stone
- Country’s Coat of Arms
- The tunnel
Zero Kilometer Stone is a sculpture made of limestone simply forming a “0”. It is actually the reference point that all road distances to Budapest are measured by.
The dominant mosaic on the red brick wall is in fact Hungary’s Coat of Arms.
Finally, the tunnel. Through it you can walk or drive through to the other side of Castle Hill.
Note: There are restrooms in this area if needed.