Budapest has 2 islands as well as one peninsula. If you think about an island on a river in the middle of a major city you might think of a small island but the Budapest islands are so big that you don’t see the shore when you are on it. It feels like you are in a big park or wood but not like an island. Next to hotels, bars, pubs, restaurants you can find swimming pools, football pitches and much more on the islands.
Margit sziget is the most popular island in Budapest. The island is connected to Margit bridge and Árpád bridge. Margit sziget is 2.5km long and around 0.965km² in area. Mostly it consists of the big park but is also famous for its recreational area. Additionally you can find clubs, a swimming pool, fitness centers and hotels on Margit sziget. Around the island is a approximately 5km running and biking track. In summer time you find a lot of people relaxing on the island or doing all kinds of sports.
Hajógyári Sziget (Óbudai sziget)
Hajógyári sziget is the biggest island of Budapest. The name in English means “Shipyard island”. You can do many kind of activities such as wake boarding or jet skiing. At night the island offers many clubs and bars. You also find there some shops and businesses.
The most fame for Hajógyári sziget came with the sziget festival which hosts hundrets of acts an thousands of people.