Buda Castle District in Budapest: Time Travel Mystery

4.17 (66 ratings)
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Follow the clues through Buda Castle and beyond that take you back in time to the era of the Ottoman occupation. 

Learn about the 150-year Turkish occupation of Buda and the influence of Ottoman culture on modern day Hungary while visiting the old castle walls of Buda Castle, a Turkish bath, the tomb of an Islamic saint, and many more hidden places. 

Are you up for an adventure into this unique history of Budapest?
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  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families

Places you will visit


It will take you

102-132 mins

You will walk

4600 steps

Total distance

3.5 km


  • Explore the famous Castle District through the eyes of Ottoman history.

  • Visit the tomb of an Islamic saint and holy man.

  • See Budapest’s oldest Turkish bath.


You are waiting for a friend when a young man approaches you. He is dressed strangely, wearing baggy harem pants, a white shirt with a black embroidered waistcoat and a turban. He asks you where he can find his master. You ask him “who is his master?” He cannot remember. He doesn’t know his name either, but he claims to be a time traveller from the 16th century whose memory has been wiped by the journey. 

He remembers something, a memory of something nearby. You agree to help the nameless traveller recover his identity and his memories. You head off together to unravel the history, relics and secrets of Ottoman Budapest so the nameless man can return to his time and his mysterious master. 

Game route

Starting point Turkish cemetery
Budapest, District I., 1013 Hungary
Finish point Gül Baba and Rosegarden
Budapest, Mecset u. 14, 1023 Hungary
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Baski Attila

13 Aug 2023

Veronika Mirembe

13 Jul 2023

Hilary Sadoo

25 Jun 2023

Christoph Proissl

19 May 2023


01 May 2023
some things were closed so the route didn’t quite work and had to use points to go a different way but such a fun experience and you get to see parts of Budapest that does not come up when you search things to do! very fun and enjoyable, we spent 3.5 hours total including an ice cream break and we also went in and explored the labyrinth

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