The story of this elegant bridge of Budapest.
The Elisabeth Bridge was built between 1897 and 1903 in the heart of Budapest. It is named after Elisabeth of Bavaria (Sisi), the popular empress of Austria-Hungary. In Hungarian it’s called Erzsébet-híd.
The bridge was destroyed during WW2, and a new bridge was built between 1961-1964 in a very different style. Nowadays the crossing on the Elisabeth Bridge is part of the Pest and Buda tour‘s route until the end of the renovation of the Chain Bridge. Don’t worry, as the Elisabeth Bridge was built to the narrowest part of the Danube, it doesn’t mean we are walking more!