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Renewal of Budapest Castle District Continues – PHOTOS

Within the framework of the National Hauszmann Program, which aims to reconstruct Budapest Castle Palace and its surroundings, several projects were completed in 2021. The year 2022 also started with a successful renewal: another architectural element of the Budapest Castle District, namely the Hauszmann Ramp was reconstructed.

This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute.

The ramp was used for easy transportation of horses between the different levels of Buda Castle and leads from the upper levels of the castle down to the riding hall. Although this particular element survived the Second World War with only minor damage, it was demolished in the second half of the 1970s under the Soviet regime.

Photo by the National Hauszmann Program’s Facebook page

With the help of plans and photos from that period which have survived the test of time, experts have managed to reconstruct the ramp and build one that meets modern requirements.

Photo by the National Hauszmann Program’s Facebook page

Fact

The Hungarian government launched the National Hauszmann Plan in 2014 with the aim of faithfully rebuilding the buildings that were destroyed either during World War II or under communism. This is intended to simultaneously increase the quality of life of the local population, ensure the renaissance of the Hungarian national identity of the 21st century, and enrich the architectural heritage and natural values of the country.

Rebirth of Budapest Castle District
Rebirth of Budapest Castle District

As for the Castle Palace, the former residence of the head of state, it was announced on December 3 that the detailed survey has been completed and planning has begun for the complete production of the building complex.Continue reading

The Hauszmann ramp also allows the disabled to move between levels, and the construction blends in well with the architecture of the castle.

Photo by the National Hauszmann Program’s Facebook page

In addition, designers have placed easily accessible sanitary facilities and storage rooms, as well as benches, trash cans, and trees in the area. To give the ramp its ambiance, the designers have managed to recreate the wrought-iron lampposts that decorate the walls using modern electronics.

Photo by the National Hauszmann Program’s Facebook page

Source: National Hauszmann Program

Featured image via the National Hauszmann Program’s Facebook page


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