A civil organisation started a crowdfunding campaign to create mobile saunas along the River Danube in Budapest. They placed saunas in some parts of the piers before. The Város és folyó (Valyo) Egyesület (City and River Association) would like to transform a bus into a mobile sauna.
According to travelo.hu, the association’s goal is to bring the river and the citizens of Budapest closer to each other. They would like to create a more accessible Danube riverbank, with places for leisure activities along the river. Furthermore, they started to organise programs, and not only in Budapest but also in other Hungarian cities close to rivers.
We can have them to thank for initiatives like Szabihíd. Szabihíd meant that locals occupied Budapest’s Szabadság Bridge in the summer.
Furthermore, we can thank them for building the new Roman Beach in the 3rd district. Moreover, the creation of Árasztó part in Albertfalva was also their idea. Thanks to that, locals can enjoy the Danube closer to their homes, in a civilised environment. Here is a photo of Árasztó part:
Now, they would like to place mobile saunas along the Danube in Budapest. This would not be the first time. They operated the first similar sauna between 2014 and 2019 and used a transformed Steyr bus as a sauna back then. The wood-burning sauna offered an unforgettable experience for six years near the Danube. The environment was exceptional since they were mostly placed close to famous heritage sites like the Parliament, the Chain Bridge, the Gellért Hill or the Buda Castle. However, the bus had to move to Bratislava, Slovakia.
This year, the association decided to launch a new crowdfunding campaign and build a new mobile sauna in Budapest. They would like to collect HUF 5 million (EUR 14,000) to realise the project. They would also give small gifts to the donors in return for their financial contribution. For more information, you can visit the webpage of the association. Unfortunately, it can only be accessed in Hungary. However, you can send money for the project HERE.
Below, you can find some photos about the previous years’ success:
Source: travelo.hu, valyo.hu