The Elisabeth Bridge received its name from Queen Elisabeth, a queen in Austria-Hungary, who was assassinated in 1898. This bridge was Francis Joseph’s favorite bridge, and during the construction he involved himself ordering it to become a suspension bridge. As it was opened and finished, it was the biggest suspension bridge in the world.
As the German troops left Hungary they blew up this bridge as well, and it was not possible to rebuild it in its original form. It was only reopened to traffic in 1964.
At the Buda side you can find a path that will lead you up to the Citadella, and this can be a really enjoyable walk during spring, summer and autumn. At the Pest side you will arrive to the Ferenciek Square, and the Váci Utca (shopping street) can be found at the Pest side as well.