Margaret Island Budapest Water Tower


Explore Hungary’s oldest water tower in the heart of the Margaret Island, and enjoy the amazing 360-degree panorama of Budapest: the bridges, the Danube, the capital’s buildings, and the silhouette of the Buda Hills.

The water tower is a beloved tourist destination with exhibitions from June to September.
You can admire the view, visit the exhibitions or have a meal or some drinks at the restaurant of the tower.

Margaret Island Budapest Water Tower Summer
Margaret Island Budapest Water Tower Summer


The island’s growing and uninterrupted water supply could be solved by the establishment of a water tower. The Water Tower on the Margaret Island was built in the flowering period of the Art Nouveau,  the building was designed by Vilmos Rezső in 1911.

The important architectural and engineering task was solved by Dr. Szilárd Zielinski, a professor of electrical engineering.

The co-operation between Rezső Vilmos and Szilárd Zielinszki resulted an innovative and outstanding building which could operate as a water tower and a lookout tower at the same time. The tower became one of the key symbols of Margaret Island.

Margaret Island Budapest Water Tower Front
Margaret Island Budapest Water Tower Front

Open (2016)

from June 10- to the end of September.

It is closed if the weather is not nice.

You can use the Theather boats to arrive (5 times a day)

Boats depart from the ports of Vigadó and Batthyány tér every weekday, 5 times a day, with services to the Open-Air Theatre and the Water Tower ports.

Visit the Water Tower on the Margaret Island to see the river Danube and the beautiful surroundings, the hills and the silhouette of Budapest and enjoy a nice walk on the green island. If you are in Budapest do not miss it!

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