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Budapest’s Metro Line 1

Continental Europe’s Oldest Underground

The unique Line 1 of the Budapest Metro System is just a perfect location for film and photo shoots. Opened personally by the Emperor of Austria and the King of Hungary, Franz Joseph I in 1896, it is is the oldest electric underground railway system on the European continent. Running along Andrássy Avenue, the line features beautiful, vintage stations. The wooden panels and dark green iron pillars of the stations, and their walls, covered with white and brown porcelain tiles made by the world famous porcelain manufacturer, Zsolnay, creates authentic turn-of-the-century atmosphere. The carriages are from the Sixties and are yellow, sweet, small and friendly. There are elegant wood and wrought iron benches at each station. This is an exceptional metro line, because nearly all of the cast iron railing exits are located on World Heritage sites.

The entrances of the underground are real favourites of the photographers
The white and brown porcelain tiles covering the walls were made by the world famous porcelain manufacturer, Zsolnay
This is an exceptional metro line, because nearly all of the cast iron railing exits are located on World Heritage sites
The carriages are from the Sixties and are yellow, sweet, small and friendly
The stations have wooden tills and panels, as well as dark green iron pillars
It was personally opened by the Emperor of Austria and the King of Hungary, Franz Joseph I in 1896

This metro has been a popular location for filmmakers. The heroine of the 2005 film, 8mm 2 takes a journey on this metro line. A scene from Escape to Victory (1980), as well as some parts from Underworld (2002) was also filmed in one of the Metro 1’s stations. Not only filmmakers, but photographers are also inspired by this location. We too have done quite a few still photography productions here for fashion brands like Boden, Louis Philippe and Brax.

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