Published: December 02 2023
Every year during the advent period, the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest is transformed into a giant Christmas tree, becoming a tradition in the city. This year will mark the third time that the bridge will be adorned with festive lights, making it Hungary's tallest Christmas tree.
The Megyeri Bridge
The Megyeri Bridge connects Buda with the M0 motorway circling Budapest, making it an essential route for residents of the capital and surrounding suburbs. Despite not being technically part of Budapest, the bridge is used by many who work in the city.
Between 3 and 31 December, both pylons of the Megyeri Bridge will be transformed into one massive Christmas tree, standing at a height of 100 meters. From 17 to 27 December, a star finial will be placed on the pylon tops, and special decorative lighting will be installed on the glass parts of the bridge.
How to Experience the Christmas Tree
To get a view of Hungary's tallest Christmas tree, visitors can travel along the main road nr 2 and then proceed by foot or bike under the Pest bridgehead. This vantage point provides the perfect opportunity to capture photos or videos of the spectacular bridge turned Christmas tree.
The Megyeri Bridge in Budapest will once again be transformed into a magnificent Christmas tree, delighting both residents and visitors during the advent period. The bridge's festive decorations, including the star finial and special lighting, make it a must-visit attraction during the holiday season.
Questions & Answers
What is the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest? The Megyeri Bridge is a busy bridge in Budapest that connects Buda with the M0 motorway circling Budapest. Although it is not technically part of Budapest, it is used by most residents of the capital and the suburbs working in Budapest.
Will the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest be transformed into a Christmas tree? Yes, the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest will be transformed into a huge Christmas tree. This has become a tradition in recent years and 2022 will be the third time it will be decorated as a Christmas tree.
When will the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest be decorated as a Christmas tree? The decorative lighting of the Megyeri Bridge as a Christmas tree will be visible between 3 and 31 December.
What is special about the Christmas tree on Megyeri Bridge in Budapest? The Christmas tree on the Megyeri Bridge will be Hungary's tallest Christmas tree, reaching a height of 100 meters. It will be created by lighting up both bridge pylons.
How can I view the Christmas tree on Megyeri Bridge in Budapest? If you want to see Hungary's tallest Christmas tree on the Megyeri Bridge, you can come from the main road nr 2. From there, you can go on foot or bike under the Pest bridgehead.
Who will be responsible for decorating the Megyeri Bridge in Budapest as a Christmas tree? The Hungarian Public Roads (Magyar Közút Zrt.) will be responsible for decorating the Megyeri Bridge as a Christmas tree. They will place special decorative lighting on the glass parts of the bridge and place a star finial on the pylon tops between 17 and 27 December.