Category: Things To Do

Budapest at New Year

December 28, 2013

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New Year's Eve Fireworks in Budapest. Photo courtesy of Derek Keats via Flickr.

With its reputation as a party city, Budapest at New Year – known as Szilveszter in Hungary – becomes party central and celebrates with a bang. Street parties take place across the city and the explosion of fireworks marks midnight over the Danube River. Public transport operates until 1am, but stores close at around 4pm and reopen only on January 2.

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Christmas Markets in Budapest

November 7, 2013

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Christmas markets in Budapest mostly open in mid November and carry on until after New Year, providing fun and entertainment over the entire lengthy festive season.

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Budapest Art Museums

October 10, 2013

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Everywhere you go in Budapest, there’s art. Street art and graffiti adorn many a wall, especially in the Jewish quarter, where the vibrant alternative culture of the city is in full flow, but to see art in a more formal setting there are a dozen or so Budapest art museums to choose from.

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Communist Reminders in Budapest

September 12, 2013

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Budapest was brought under the Soviet flag following WWII and only escaped the steel embrace of Communism in 1989, when the Iron Curtain came down and democracy was restored. Communist reminders in Budapest serve as harsh reminders of the city’s repression.

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The Baroque Town of Eger

August 15, 2013

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Situated just over two hours away by train from Budapest in Northern Hungary, Baroque Eger could give Hungary’s glamorous capital city a run for its money. The photogenic little city is famous for its castle, cathedral, Baroque palaces and Turkish remains – and not forgetting its red wine.

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Win the Ultimate Budapest Experience for 2!

August 5, 2013

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Budapest contest

Enjoy the best of Budapest with the Ultimate Budapest Experience for 2! Perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike, these tours offer a unique way to see the city.

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