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!
Olympic spirit has always been an important part of Hungarian history! The capital and also whole Hungary is already on the global map of the sports world.
Part of the cultural heritage of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the international genre of operetta received an unmistakable twist in Hungary and has become a real hungaricum. This light opera was incredibly popular in the Belle Epoque and the following decades, but spectacular performances can still be enjoyed nowadays.
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!
Welcome to the world of gastronomy and GASTRO Adventures 2016, which is being organised by Hungarian Tourism Ltd.! This year we are doing all we can to ensure that everyone with wanderlust seeking vibrant events in Hungary can find the gastro adventure or destination that suits them best from week to week.
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.
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.
Head Chef Tiago Sabarigo claims to demand strict discipline in the kitchen, but he also works 14-16 hours per day himself. However, when one enters the restaurant, does not see tired faces or gets dishes produced on a conveyor belt. "The secret is inspiration" – says the chef smiling.
Wine was introduced to Hungary by the Romans, and the country was known for its excellent wines until the devastation of World War II and the Communist era. Recently Hungarian wines have had a renaissance and garnering prizes in international competitions.
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.
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.