The Buda Castle funicular is a special type of railway, which provides one means of reaching the Buda Castle Palace and, as part of the view of the banks of the Danube in Budapest, has featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1987. Originally driven by steam, the funicular was built on the initiative of Count Ödön Széchenyi and was designed by Henrik Wohlfahrt between 1868 and 1870. The inauguration took place on 2 March 1870. The funicular provided its passengers with a splendid vista for 75 years until it was severely damaged in World War II. Operation was suspended until its full reconstruction in 1985. The funicular was reopened on 4 June 1986.Today it carries between 500,000 and one million passengers a year. The length of the track is 95 metres.
Issue Date:11.05.2020 Designer:GyörgyKara Printer:ANY Biztonsági Nyomda Nyrt. Process:Offset Colours:4 Colours Size:40 x 30 mm