Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Hungary

Millenaris Budapest

Is a former industrial place - the Ganz Electric factories - presently an avant garde arts and cultural center, including visual, music and performing art. The complex includes an outdoor park with artificial lakes, green space and art. Also here are presented puppet shows, theater performances, handicraft workshops and concerts for kids.

Hungarian Parliament Building

The cooling system of the Hungarian Parliament Building was unique at the end of the 19th century. Air ventilation tunnels were routed to the two fountains that were situated in the square in front of the building, and the fresh air that was blown back into the chambers was pleasantly cooled by water. When this system was later superseded, much of the tunnel work was bricked up, although some of the original air passages are still in use today. In times of great heat, circulating air can be cooled by huge quantities of ice.

The Abandoned Istvántelek Trainyard Budapest

Also reffered to as the Red Star Train Graveyard, the trains can be found just off the side of the active railway. The repair shop opened in the early 1900s and has witnessed over 100 years of tumultuous Hungarian history that included the fall of a monarchy, Nazi occupation and transformation into a communist state loyal to the Soviet Union. Among the decaying carriages are trains that look identical to those used by the Nazis to transport nearly 440,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz between May and July 1944.

Csepel Island in Budapest District XXI

Before and especially during the socialist era, the park was an active hub of industrial manufacturing, employing around 30,000 proud workers and producing from safety pins to automobiles, and of course the iconic Csepel bicycle. Now the factories, foundries, and warehouses, and much of the park, are deserted, leaving behind a kind of industrial ghost town.

The Abandoned Iron Works in Ozd

The construction of the Iron Refinery and Rolling Factory of Ózd started in 1847. In the 1970s - 1980s, the factories employed more than 14 000 workers, but unfortunately they didn't survive the fall of communism. Today a large part was left in ruin, still defining the town's "e;Industrial landscape"e;. However, some smaller metal businesses remained or moved on the territory of the former huge iron works. The wire rolling section continues to work with foreign investment. The Open Air Museum of Ózd shows a collection of used large machines and relics from the iron works.