Atlas Obscura: Budapest, Vienna

I also checked out Atlas Obscura for Budapest and Vienna and added a few places to MyMaps from Atlas Obscura.


There are 36 things to do in Budapest on Atlas Obscura – I searched them all on MyMaps to see how close they were and left some of the 36 things off if they were too far or some were permanently closed!

  1. For Sale Pub – not actually for sale but looks like a fun place for a drink!
  2. Szabo Ervin Library – Wenckheim Palace turned library

  3. Vajdahunyad Castle – originally built out of cardboard and wood

  4. Shoes on the Danube Promenade – monument from World War II

  5. The Citadella

  6. Istvántelek Train Yard – Abandoned Train Yard

  7. Timewheel – world’s largest hourglass (reset only at New Year’s)
  8. The Golden Eagle Pharmacy Museum

  9. Memento Park

  10. The Garden of Philosophy

  11. Flipper Muzeum – pinball machines galore!

  12. The Holy Right – the mummified right hand of St. Stephen

  13. Hospital in the Rock – a secret hospital hidden beneath a castle

  14. Columbo Statue

  15. Epreskert Garden

  16. The Hungarian Geological Institute Building

  17. Budapest Agriculture Museum

  18. Gyermekvasút – world’s largest children’s railway

  19. Béla Lugosi Bust at Vajdahunyad Castle

  20. Péter Mansfeld Monument

  21. Ronald Reagan Statue in Budapest

  22. Zero Kilometer Stone – geographical centre of Budapest


There were about 15 suggestions on Atlas Obscura for Vienna that seemed to be in reasonable walking distance, check them out below!

  1. Windows For Peace – the windows of this museum are a monument to history’s peace-minded heroes
  2. Stephansdom Crypt – not my thing but I’ll definitely be checking out St. Stephen’s Cathedral

  3. Stock im Eisen Nail Tree – a tree with nails for good luck

  4. Jesuitenkirche (Jesuit Church)

  5. Vienna Pestsäule (Plague Column) – celebration for the end of the Great Plague

  6. Dominikanerkirche (Dominican Church) – Baroque church

  7. Habsburg Imperial Crypt – 143 Hapsburg royalty

  8. Clock Museum

  9. Ungarisches Haus (Hungarian House) – ” The townhouse where the “Blood Countess” Elizabeth Báthory started her murderous career.”

  10. Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (Austrian National Library) (I love libraries)

  11. Globe Museum

  12. Schmetterlinghaus: The Imperial Butterfly Park (I missed the exhibit in Ottawa so this would be fun!)

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