The Chair Lift („Libegő” literally „flutter”) is the one of the most interesting sights of the hills of Buda. The two-way chairlift system transports passengers between Zugliget and the Elizabeth lookout tower on János Hill (the highest peak in the city) since 1970.

The 1040 metre-long route spans the 262-metre height differential between the two end stations. It can handle 500 passengers per hour and goes very slow above the gardens of Zugliget, so you flutter for around 10-15 minutes! During the trip one can take a breathtaking panorama of the city, while fluttering gently and silently over the „”Beverly Hills” of Budapest, woods, nice gardens, and romantic-looking resindences.

Near the upper station stands the Erzsébet Lookout Tower, providing an amazing view of Budapest. In clear weather you can see as far as 80 kilometers away, and locals claim that in certain atmospheric conditions even the peaks of the High Tatra Mountains are visible in the distance. Erzsébeth- Elizabeth in English – Lookout Tower was built in 1910, and was named after Queen Sissi, who often came for a walk in Buda Hills.