Photo of the Week: The Cogwheel Railway

Cogwheel Railway Budapest Hungary

This past weekend, SELTI held its annual scavenger hunt (more about this later) with teams of two or three racing around Budapest in hopes of collecting the most points. One of the stops along the way was the Cogwheel Railway (Fogaskerekű vasút) on the Buda side of the Danube. Prior to going there, I had no idea this even existed in Budapest. I love that I’m still discovering so much about this city, even a year later.

For 20 points all we had to do was locate the railway and take a photo there. One day I want to go back and actually take it up the hill. The railway was originally built in 1874, and hauls itself up the steep hills using a cog system underneath the train. First, it goes up Svab Hill and then up to the top of Szechenyi Hill.

Cogwheel Railway Budapest Hungary