DragonHUNter




Location Budapest
Type Banner
24 / 7
Status 100% Online
Last check 20/07/2018

Missions 36
Total distance 14.64km
EFF 6.46
Total time
By foot 5St. 09m / 08m 35s Ø
By bicycle 2St. 36m / 04m 20s Ø

Portals 216  /  6 Ø
Unique portals 213
Distance start / end portal: 6.57 km

Hacks 215
Waypoint 1


Transport
By foot (100%)
By bicycle (0%)
Auto (0%)
Banner
Disability
Difficulty
Road

Nearby banners:
- District XI Unique Tours0.01 km
- Power of the Monkeys0.12 km
- Combino0.13 km

Description

Visit and hack following portals in Buda. Have fun!

Owner comment
Thanks for Beecike80

Rabgiliszta

06-04-2018 7:41

I completed this banner in December 2017, when it was freezing cold, and I found that if you are adventurous and do the Buda side after dark (it's definitely worth it because you get an amazing Budapest by night view from several points), the Gellért Hill missions can be a bit dangerous, if the pathways are icy. When you start descending, you can easily slip in the dark, because there are some sections after the Citadel, that are poorly lit and steep and you can get lost or confused of the meandering paths. The same Gellért Hill section is a good cardio exercise for the climb. For the same reason, I don't recommend this for people with wheelchairs.
As for the hardly reachable Várszínház portal: I talked to the creator and he told me, that the portal was moved out a little bit from the renovation area, so it is reachable again. You still need to walk very near the gate of the renovation area, that is also monitored by a surveillance camera, to reach it, but you can always mimic that you are just checking out the hussar pictures on the fence. Be careful though not to spend too much time there because next to it is Sandor Palace, that is the Presidential Office and it's guarded by armed guys. But for me it was a capture and hack in about 3-4 minutes, so I'm marking this back 24/7.
The Buda Castle area is also very nice during night because of the view, although if you also want to do the museums, they are obviously closed.
The Pest side is tricky for the lots of tall buildings and I had to wait a lot for the GPS to catch up in some parts.
The last part is indeed quite a walk, but you can get back near your starting point in Buda, if you take the #1 tram on the way back. Or if you still have a lot of time and stamina, start the Ingress Unity banner, that takes you back there, too.

PeaBee

24-09-2017 1:05

I completed this banner in the early 2017 and enjoyed it almost thoroughly (the last bits in Pest were tiring and extremely spaced out, and that's basically my only reservation).
I am now marking it as non-24/7, but this need not be fully precise (things can be worse than just that), and here's why: back in February, I was able to access the portal Várszínház (part of mission #13) only by sneaking into the enclosed parking space (it was already after dark, but I can't remember what the hour was exactly; recall that it happened in Feb, so it could still be relatively early and dark nevertheless) and waiting for GPS drift. But visiting this place now, in September 2017, late in the evening (after 11 pm.), I noticed that the gate to that parking lot was closed, and so, partly to investigate, I tried to catch all the grey portals that are not easily accessible to the public due to the renovation or whatever is going there. And even though I walked all along the fence with paintings of hussars, I wasn't able to capture Várszínház.
By day, you can maybe still try to enter the enclosed parking lot, but by night, you can only count on GPS drift, and that may not be quick or easy (there is a guard at the presidential palace, and he wasn't exactly smiling at me when I passed him on my way to the portals in question; and you are probably the only person performing a strange dance next to those governmental limousines... tricky).