How did Elisabeth become the favourite queen of the Hungarians? How did she spend her days in Buda and what traces of Sisi still remain in the area of the former Royal Palace? All becomes clear on our walk!
Our walk follows in the footsteps of Elisabeth, Empress of Austrian and Queen of Hungary: we see her favourite gardens in Buda, the Neo-Renaissance-style Castle Garden Bazaar designed by Miklós Ybl, the stairwell named after Sisi, and we track down the queen’s memorial on Döbrentei Square. During the programme we recall the most important Buda-related moments in the life of the queen, much beloved by Hungarians, tragic and happy events, and we talk about how the freedom-seeking Elisabeth and the liberty-loving Hungarian nation came to understand each other. We also find out who the queen’s supporters and closest confidantes were, and examine the relationship she maintained with Count Gyula Andrássy.
Miklós Ybl statue – Ybl Miklós Square
Queen Elisabeth statue – Döbrentei Square
We conduct the walk even in bad weather (for instance, when it is raining).
The programme starts punctually at the time advertised. We are unable to delay for late arrivals.
The walk frequently traverses cobbled streets, steps and narrow alleys. Details about disabled accessibility can be obtained from our Information points. Thank you for your understanding!
The walk is recommended for persons aged 12 and older.