The 8 best alternative ways to get to Buda Castle

Reconstruction works have started in the Castle District, which means bus traffic is temporarily limited in the area. But don't panic: from funicular to tuktuk, there are a lot of alternative ways to reach the top of Castle Hill! Here we have collected 8 of them.
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7 tips for the spring season in Budapest

Temperatures rising, sunshine becoming again an everyday experience, outdoor terraces being inhabited again: spring has definitely arrived to the Hungarian capital! Check out our tips which help you to make the most out of your visit to the city in the spring season.
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Show me Hungary!

It can be hard to get a feel for a holiday location so far away. Here we list a handful of great visual ways to become familiar with Hungary. Take a look at whatever aspects of the country interest you, using a range of free tools, including photo galleries, panoramic images, videos and apps. Get to know Hungary your way!
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Explore the regions of Hungary
Hungary The Puszta and Lake Tisza Eger-Tokaj Wine Region Budapest and Surroundings Balaton Pannonia


Summertime at Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton is much more than a popular holiday destination! Whole summer season boasts of an abundance of programmes around the Hungarian Sea. Check out our selection here!

Hungarian Grand Prix – one of the major events of the summer

Classical. This is what it has become over the past years, the race track of Hungaroring. It was built almost three decades ago as a rarity of its time, for being the first one beyond the Iron Curtain, and now it is still special as the third behind Monte-Carlo and Monza to have continuously featured in the F1 race calendar.

Wonders of Europe, off the beaten track

The campaign of the European Commission aims to entice European citizens to discover the hidden wonders of the continent. Those who contribute will have a chance not only to win train tickets to travel in Europe but also to inspire others to take the road less known.
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Events & programmes

Get on board! Explore Hungary by ship

Hungary has no seashores, but even though Hungarians are keen boatmen. So why not combining a ship excursion with sightseeing, or explore Lake Balaton on water? Hungary also has some beautiful old ships, so we can enjoy historic elegance while traveling on vessels. Here we have a selection of ideas for all those who love this kind of vehicle!

Top cultural events of 2016 in Hungary

Classic music, folk traditions, contemporary cinema and much more – we already know that a great selection of programmes will characterize the year of 2016! We have collected the most exciting ones, among them the most popular festivals, from art related programmes to opera and folklore events.

Top festivals to party at this year in Hungary

Sziget 2016 is definitely one of the main highlights of the year, but a great selection of festivals guarantee that we won't lack parties throughout the whole summer. If you think that the best way to spend this season is to wander from festival to festival, with your tent and your friends, then this list is an absolute must. Festival Calendar of 2016 in Hungary!
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Gastro Adventures

Gastro adventures in the Danube Bend

Among the many charming cities surrounding the Hungarian capital, it is no question that Szentendre, Visegrád and Esztergom are the most famous, and visited by Hungarian and international tourists. There are more and more visitors who adjust their itinerary and programs to the culinary delights of a region.

The 8 best classic confectioneries of Budapest

Dobos cake, Gerbeaud slice, Esterházy cake... Confectioneries are an important part of culinary traditions in Hungary, and it's not extraordinary to find one which can boast with a centrury-old history, or familiy businesses where several generations continue traditions. Let's check the most renowned classic confetcioneries of Budapest!

Sweet treats: cake classics of Hungary

Dobos cake, Rigó Jancsi, Esterházy cake… just some of the sweet classics of Hungarian cuisine and compulsory elements of a visit to any of the Hungarian confectioneries. From a romantic love story to 19th century innovation, they all have a story, and are much more than food: they are telling stories and are a piece of history themselves.
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In a nutshell

Traditional Hungarian cuisine

To understand Hungarian cuisine, we have to take a peek into the past. Today's Hungarian cuisine is a synthesis of ancient Asiatic components mixed with Germanic, Italian, and Slavic elements. The food of Hungary can be considered a melting pot of the continent, with its own original cuisine from the Magyar people.

Budapest and surroundings

Budapest is a city of full of surprises and wonder, with its lively centre, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. One of the most exciting cities in the world, Budapest is full of secrets to uncover, hidden spots to explore and old favourites to revisit. This is the city where being bored is not an option.

Public Transportation

Budapest has a well-developed public transportation system, with a network of a great number of routes of trams, buses, trolleys, undergrounds and sub-urban railway lines. Maps, schedule, and other important info here.
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