Contact Fisherman’s Bastion

As the Fisherman’s Bastion is an outdoor lookout tower and terrace, there is no direct contact to the attraction itself. The Fisherman’s Bastion is managed by, and belongs to the Municipality of the Buda Castle Hill (District I, Budapest – Budapest I. Kerület Budavári Önkormányzat).

Email: info (at) fishermansbastion (dot) com
Phone number of the Budavar Municipality: +36-1-458-3000

If you have any questions regarding the Fisherman’s Bastion, feel free to contact us in the comments below or via email. We usually reply within 48 hours.

Fishermans Bastion from the Matthias Church

Fisherman’s Bastion – Groume Photography

74 thoughts on “Contact Fisherman’s Bastion

    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Vera, there is no need book a ticket in Fisherman’s Bastion. You can freely walk on the rampart and balconies, while the upper turrets are coin operated with a turnstile gate. Currently there are no online tickets sold for the Fishermans Bastion. On May 1st you usually do not need any ticket as national holidays offer a free access to the bastion and its upper towers and balconies. Have a nice Budapest visit in May. We are having a wonderful spring weather this year!

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  1. Eva

    Hello, we are a group of 11 french students in tourism and we are coming to budapest in 12 days.
    We would like to visit the Fisherman’s bastion during the afternoon of thusrday 30th. I saw that the visit is free but I would like to know how much does it cost for a group of eleven to go up the fisherman’s bastion, on balconies.

    Looking forward for your answer

    Your sincerely
    Eva

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Eva, for a group of 11 tourists there is unfortunately no group discount on the Fisherman’s Bastion, but you can buy student tickets if you wish to climb to the top of the towers (basically 1 more floor higher than the free balconies and terraces).

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  2. Typ Agency

    Dears,

    I would like to make reservation for our clients.

    Please find all informations below.

    date: 9.5.2014
    8 pax

    just only reservation, payment on spot.

    Plaese send me also your menu presentation.

    Thanks

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  3. Olya

    Hello! My friends and I will rest in Budapest June 30 (Monday) I really wanted to visit Fishermen’s Bastion, but I saw on your website that on Monday, it closed (I would like to know if this is true? I’m waiting for a reply, Thank you)

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  4. Daniel

    Good morning, visit the Fishermen’s Bastion is all possible is 24 hours?
    Waiting for a reply, best regards

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  5. Callum

    Hi,

    I work for a production company in the UK and i would like to know how to obtain filming permission to come and do a feature for a travel channel series called City Breaks.

    Please get in touch.

    Thanks

    Callum

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  6. Rita

    Dear manager,

    I want to book 16 tickets of the fisherman’s bastion on 15th Oct,can you book tickets for me?

    best regards,
    RITA

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    1. Alberto

      Hello,
      I want to know if the fisherman’s bastion will be open on March 15 ? It is festive day in Budapest . thank you

      Alberto

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      1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

        Hello Alberto, yes, the Fisherman’s Bastion is open 24/7 throughout the year, including March 15 a national holiday in Hungary.

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  7. William Morris

    Hi there,

    I recently visited Fisherman’s Bastion during my visit to Budapest. On the evening of 13/12/2014 myself and friends went for drinks in the Bar area inside the Bastion, there was live music which I absolutely loved. I was wondering if there was any way of finding out who the musicians were so I could buy some of there stuff!

    thanks,

    William

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Maria, unfortunately, there is no elevator for older people, but you can also approach the Fisherman’s Bastion from near the Matthias Church, taking a bus (Castle minibus, part of the public transport), or taking a taxi. This way, you do not need to climb stairs, unless you wish to go up to the top of the Bastion to have a view of Budapest from the upper turrets and terraces. That said, the views are excellent from the lower levels, so it is highly recommended to visit. The surface of the roads and squares in the Buda Castle area are mostly covered in cobble stones, so make sure to have a pair of comfy shoes.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Violeta, many parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion can be visited with a wheelchair. The lower terraces offer great views, the surface is not smooth though, so expect cobble stones in the Buda Castle area in Budapest. The upper towers are not accessible with wheel chair unfortunately.

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  8. Lucy Micallef

    Dear Ms
    Can we buy the tickets for the fisherman’s Bastion online for teh 14th of September?

    An early reply would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards

    Lucy Micallef

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Lucy,
      yes, you can buy tickets to the Fisherman’s Bastion at the ticket office on the spot. Momentarily there is no advance booking yet.

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  9. Saxon Hui

    Hello,

    Can we buy tickets online to avoid queueing? And is there any guided tour through the site? Are we able to re-entre the Bastion after we leave because we would like to enjoy a different view of it in different time of the day.

    Saxon

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Saxon, at this moment there is no booking tickets online, but we can recommend a guided tour in the Buda Castle area, which includes visiting many parts of the Fisherman’s Bastion, as well as a tour inside the Matthias Church, and guided walking tour in the Buda Castle area (2.5 hours in duration.)

      If you buy an entry to visit the upper turrets of the lookout fortification, it enables you for a one time visit.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Stavros, yes the Fisherman’s Bastion is always open, even on bank holidays or religious holidays, including the upcoming Christmas days.
      More about Christmas activities in Budapest, markets, shows, concerts: http://budapestchristmas.com/

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  10. Renee

    Hi there,
    I would like to make a reservation for 10 people for lunch at 1pm on Sat 2nd of January. Is this possible.
    Thanks Renee

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  11. wally

    is the bastion open 25th march to 27th march 2016 as its easter round that time.

    Are most attractions in budapest open around that time?
    thanks

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  12. Joseph

    Hi,
    I would like to ask my GF to marry me while staying in budapest. Is Fisherman’s Bastion an apropate place for doing that? Can you held me organize something like that?

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Joseph, yes the Fisherman’s Bastion is a good place to pop the question, it has beautiful views, just like the Citadel or the Danube itself with its many river cruises and floating restaurants in Budapest. There is a restaurant in the Bastion itself you may wish to contact for ideas / help.

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  13. Pennors Brigitte

    Hello, On your website is written “If you do not wish to go up to the very top of the Fisherman’s Bastion, you can enter the attraction free of charge”.
    Is it still available ? I’d like to visit the Fisherman’s bastion with a group pf students and I have to know if I need to change money for this visit.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Brigitte, yes, it is still an available option. Have a nice time with the students in Budapest, and enjoy the views from the Fisherman’s Bastion. You may also book a tour on the Buda Castle Hill to learn about the history and attractions: http://budacastlebudapest.com/

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  14. Sandra Lally

    Hello, I wonder if you can help me. My sister is planning to get married in Budapest next Summer and is interested in hiring the Fishermans Bastion Restaurant for the ceremony and meal. If you have any brochure of information in relation to this could you email it to me please @ lallysandra@yahoo.ie

    Thank you for your help.

    Sandra Lally

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  15. Pelin Ucrak

    Hi, I am planning to visit the Bastion with my baby. Is there a bus that I can take or we have to walk all the way to the top?

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  16. Maria

    Hello! I will visit the Fisherman’s Baston in October, can you tell me please how to get there from the inner city with the public transport? Thank you very much!!!

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Maria,
      The easiest way to reach the Fisherman’s Bastion from the city center by public transportation is if you travel by metro M3 until Szell Kalman Sq. and from there, you can either walk up the Buda Castle Hill or take the castle minibus. Another route is to take bus number 16 to get up there from Deak Square, with a stop at Disz Square (Disz Ter)

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  17. Alexandra Bozsik

    Hello! We would like to set up a photo shoot after our wedding on 17 December 2016. Is it possible if we buy the tickets, or do we need a permission from you or the municipality of the district? Only the 2 of us (maybe the best man and the bride’s maid) and the photographer will be there. Thankfully: Alexandra

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Alexandra,
      yes, please contact the Buda Castle Municipality, District I. Customer Service: ugyfelszolgalat [at] budavar [dot] hu

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  18. Eliana

    Hello!
    I will be in Budapest in mid December: will it be possible to visit it or the towers and terrace will be closed?

    Thank you!

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Marriam,
      unfortunately tickets for the Fisherman’s Bastion cannot be booked online in advance, you can buy them only on the spot. Thank you for your kind understanding.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Eileen,
      As Hotel Nemzeti is located in the city center on the Pest side, unfortunately it is not in walking distance from the Fisherman’s Bastion.
      The easiest way to reach it by public transportation is if you travel by metro M3 until Szell Kalman Sq. and from there, you can either walk up the Buda Castle Hill or take bus no. 16 to get up there. Please find this route on the following map: https://goo.gl/maps/1cyvZRiQvLo

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  19. maria

    Buenos días.
    Quería saber si para subir a las torres del Bastión de los pescadores, se puede subir con la tarjeta Budapest Car o hay que pagar para pasar por los tornos y subir, ¿cual es su precio?
    Gracias.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Buenos días Maria,
      Los balcones inferiores son gratuitos, pero si desea entrar en la zona superior, hay una cuota de HUF 800 por persona. Con una Budapest Card válida, puede obtener un 10% de descuento en este precio.

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  20. Sofia Guimarães

    Hello! I’m going to Budapest from June to July, this year, and I’d like to know which one of those 2 months is less crowded and if there’s any difference in the value of the ticket to the Top View.
    Thanks!

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Sofia,
      usually all the summer months are quite busy so there’s no way of telling which one would be the best to visit. The price of the ticket is the same throughout the year.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Kim,
      for photo permits, please contact the Buda Castle Municipality, District I. Customer Service directly: ugyfelszolgalat [at] budavar [dot] hu

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  21. Palma Tour Operator & DMC

    Dear Sirs,

    we have a group 37+1, on June (13.6.2017).
    They would liek to visit Fsihermans bastion so
    we would like to make a reservation and
    if you coud send us the information for deposit.

    Thank you and best regards

    Sabrina Zlatkovic

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Sabrina,
      thank you for your inquiry.
      We will soon be in touch with your via email regarding your group booking.

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  22. jackie goetschi

    hello from tours chanteclerc in Montreal Canada.
    We are a Canadian tour operator specialziing in bus tours throughout europe.
    We would need the confirmatio of the entrance prices for the fishermans Bastion for 2017 summer season for our tours, and also iff possible the 2018 prices.
    thank you
    jackie

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Jackie,
      Please find the 2017 prices below.
      Tickets (Adults): HUF 800 (approx. 2.7 Euro)
      Discount Tickets (Students, children): HUF 400 (approx. 1.4 Euro)
      Children under 6: Free Entry
      Pensioners (from EU member states): HUF 400

      At the moment unfortunately we cannot confirm 2018 prices. Thank you for your patience.

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  23. Alexis Rose

    Hello, I am trying to get in touch to ask about holding a wedding ceremony on the terrace of The Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the city but the email keeps bouncing back. We would love to see some price package information for this, would you be able to send on some details? Many thanks, Alexis.

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  24. Flory

    Hello! Tell me please if i get the funicular to the Buda Castel, the Bastion and The Church is near? I have to climb stairs if i use this method.?Which is the best method to get there if it is not available one elevator? Thank you

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hi Kim, we are only managing tours, answering visitors’ questions for the attraction of Fisherman’s Bastion, the restaurant is a private business renting the premises. You can contact them via email for a booking at Halaszbastya Restaurant halaszbastya.eu

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  25. Stephanie Yap

    Hi,
    I am planning to visit on the 9th August and would like to go up to the balcony however we can only arrive at approx. 1045-11pm

    May I know if we will still be able to access the place?

    Cheers
    Steph

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hi Steph, no problem, the Fisherman’s Bastion is open non stop, so you can freely visit the ramparts, and even the upper lookout towers late at night. In fact, as summer is quite hot in Budapest, you can usually enjoy the night views in breezy balmy weather. Have a nice holiday in Budapest in August.

      Some more ideas for Budapest activities in August: http://tenthingstodo.topbudapest.org/by-months/things-to-do-in-budapest-in-august/

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  26. Yorgo Bader

    hey i am planning to visit budapest on the 30th of december until the 4th of january and one of my list there is to visit fisherman’s bastion and do a proposal in this castle..i was seeing where i can contact the organizer and ask few questions abt my plan and how i’m willing to do..i need help guys..waiting for ir reply thx!!

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello Yorgo, thank you for planning with Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest for your romantic holiday and proposal. If you wish to have your own intimate private proposal we suggest visiting the Fisherman’s Bastion after 7pm when there are a lot fewer people than day time and you can find some quiet spot along the long ramparts, balconies or in some of the windproof, rainproof turrets and towers to pop the question. During the daytime hours (until 4 pm as winter is characteristically with an early sunset in Hungary) you can visit the Fisherman’s Bastion too, but it is very popular and perhaps too crowded for a proposal (unless you wish to attract attention). At any rate, please dress warmly as it is very cold in winter time, and, apart from the restaurant inside some parts of the Bastion, it is not heated. Romantic views with chilly weather.
      Another option is to book a table inside the restaurant and make your proposal there.

      Perhaps one of the most popular and best places in Europe for proposals is indeed at the Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, and romantic river cruises with candle lit dinner are equally very popular (on heated boats in winter months – as you mentioned that you’d come and visit Budapest in December and January) https://budapestrivercruise.com/budapest-candlelit-dinner-cruise-a-la-carte-dinner

      Please see more about Budapest in Dec and Jan: http://budapestchristmas.com
      http://tenthingstodo.topbudapest.org/by-months/things-to-do-in-budapest-in-december/

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  27. Andrew Lovasi

    We are planning to be in Budapest September 26 and would like to have a table for 4 to dine with a view. How do I reserve this

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Dear Victoria,
      please contact us via email regarding your planned wedding in Budapest, this is the fastest way. Thank you for your cooperation.

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    1. Fisherman's Bastion Post author

      Hello John, due to fire hazards (especially in dry warm weather) it is generally not allowed to light candles at any parts of the historical monument of the Fisherman’s Bastion. Upon your visit you will see that there are woods, trees, bushes, grass under the bastion, right next to living residential areas, which may catch fire. That said, there are gastro places, cafe / restaurant in and nearby the bastion where you can safely ask for a candle in a windproof area for a romantic evening. If you wish to have a private event right on the rampart or balcony, we’d suggest using artificial candles (led lights) which you can buy locally from the Ikea store in Budapest or elsewhere. Should you still wish light a candle, we suggest asking for a special permit from the local government in the Buda Castle District (it is up to the municipality to decide).

      At any rate, if you still light a candle (without the permission of the municipality), please do make sure to
      1, never leave it unguarded
      2, remove any flammable materials from its proximity
      3, put out any candle / fire you made to avoid arson
      4, you may expect to face the local police force

      Hopefully it does not sound too harsh, there are simply too many people and beautiful historical buildings at risk to give the general public – some of whom may be irresponsible, even if it is not you – permit for ‘any time’ candle lighting.
      Also, recently the Hungarian government started to move its major institutions to the Buda Castle area, which means that it is becoming more guarded / policed than before (e.g. the new Ministry of Finance building is approx. 25 meters / 74 feet from the Fisherman’s Bastion)

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