Margaret Island Music Fountain

Margaret Island Budapest Music Fountain
Margaret Island Budapest Music Fountain

Add some splash to your Budapest Holiday, visit Hungary’s biggest music fountain in Budapest on the southern side of the Margaret Island close to the Margaret Bridge.

Margaret Island Budapest Music Fountain Daylight
Margaret Island Budapest Music Fountain Daylight

The Margaret Island Music Fountain pool has 1000 m² floor area and the fountain’s diameter is 36 meters. 227 colorful lamps and over 150 nozzles provide the mesmerizing entertainment to the visitors every day. The main water jet spills up to 25 meters.

The Margaret Island Music Fountain was handed over in 1962, and originally the music was provided by a band, but later it was electrolyzed by Gyula Schön.

It was ruined by vandals in 1999 and repaired in 2002. A complex renovation has taken place in 2013 when the fountain itself and the surrounding area has been refurbished completely. Since then it is waiting for the walk by guests with a music block in every hour.

Margaret Island Budapest Music Fountain Front
Margaret Island Budapest Music Fountain Front

The fountain can be reached by bus number 11 from Nyugati Station.We suggest the arrival in the afternoon, and you might stay until the sunset to enjoy the lights.

The music fountain will be a spectacular experience for everyone who likes music and attractive lights. The fountain plays various music every hour for every taste (classical music, pop, rock, kid’s songs). Have a picnic or a walk nearby!

Bathing is not allowed in the well.

In the surrounding area, you can find the Japanese Garden, the Water Tower, and the Petting Zoo, which is ideal if you are there with the family.



    1. Hello Jowee,
      yes, it will be open from 11am to 10pm.
      Have a lovely time on Margaret Island!

    1. Hello Hiren!
      Yes, the musical fountain is operating until Oct 31.
      The show is at every hour from 11 am to 9pm.
      Enjoy your stay in Budapest!

  1. We visited the Island on Sep 28, 2022 and enjoyed it so much – the flowers, the zoo, mememorials, walk along the Danube, and the fountain – synchronized with music.

    1. Dear Susan,

      Thank you for the kind comment. Margaret Island is much treasured by local residents in Budapest and tourists alike. It is a green oasis in a historical city.

  2. Hi, will the fountain show be on in December? I am visiting from 7/12 to 12/12. I do hope so! Thanks Jennifer

    1. Hello Jennifer,
      The musical fountain is, unfortunately, closed for the winter months in order to protect water pipes / fountain elements from the frost. The temperature in Budapest can go below zero degree Celsius from November to February, so the Fountain only operates during the late spring, summer and early autumn months: from May 1st until Oct 31.
      Hope you will enjoy your visit to Margaret Island / Margitsziget nevertheless as December shows a tranquil winter beauty on the island.

  3. Hello,
    will the fountain show be on the 2nd of August 2023? Also when is the best time to visit for better experience?

    1. Hello Alicia,
      Yes, the Fountain is operating every day.
      We recommend you arrive before the hour turns, you can enjoy a music block every hour.
      Enjoy your visit on Margaret Island.

  4. The fountains are beautiful and the music is fantastic and well-coordinated. It is a real classy feature, free to watch, and a credit to the city. When I return I’ll be sure to visit the music fountain again.

  5. So, we want to visit Budapest from the 11th of November. Will the fountain be working in that period?

    1. Dear Yoeri,
      Thank you for your inquiry.
      Unfortunately, the fountain operates until Oct 29th this year.
      Thank you for your kind understanding.
      Enjoy your visit on Margaret Island.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *