Budapest – Liberty Bridge

When on Vaci Utca, or the Central Market Hall, you are on the Pest side.  To reach the other side of the Danube, you need to cross Liberty Bridge.  

On the Buda side, you are next to the Church in the rock, Gellert Spa and you can also walk to the Buda Castle. Please refer to my Gellert Hill review for more information.

Next to the bridge along the Danube, you can stroll the Danube Promenade / Walkway that will lead you to the Parliament

The city had many plans for their 1000th anniversary, this bridge being one of them.  It was opened in 1896. Originally, the bridge was named after the king who made it possible; King Franz Joseph.  However, during World War II the bridge was destroyed. After its reconstruction, as it was the first bridge to be rebuilt, it was renamed ‘Liberty Bridge’.  On top of the structure you can find a turul bird statue.

The bridge also connects two universities, Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Corvinus University of Budapest.