Set on the Danube River and surrounded by forested hillsides, Kismaros captures the charm of rural Hungary. The town is the south terminus for the picturesque Börzsöny Hills' Children's Railway, a narrow-gauge train that departs from the village centre and takes you through the postcard-perfect hillsides.
Kismaros was settled by the Germans in the 18th century and is proud of its heritage. The tiny Kismaros Village Museum charts the fascinating narrative of the town and is filled with antique farming tools, historic photographs, religious relics and traditional clothing.
In the village centre, you’ll find cosy cafes, taverns and restaurants serving delicious Hungarian dishes. Fill up on rich “goulash” stew seasoned with spicy paprika, hearty “halászlé” fish soup and deep-friend “langos” bread topped with melted cheese and garlic sauce.
Kismaros is a one-hour drive north of Budapest. The town is compact and easy to get around on foot. Trains run between Budapest West Station and Kismaros in around 45 minutes. Budapest Airport is a one-hour drive away.