Budapest Travel Tips
There is so much more to Budapest than fish soup, paprika and Zsa Zsa Gabor. With its multifarious and often embittered history, incredible architecture and rich cultural heritage, Hungary's capital has the justly deserved sobriquet of the Paris of Central Europe, set apart from other Hungarian and European cities by its sheer good looks.
The most beautiful city in Central Europe, Budapest straddles a gentle curve in the mighty Danube River, the Buda hills rising dramatically on the west bank while the Pest district marks the start of the Great Plain to the east. With parks brimming with attractions, museums filled with treasures, pleasure boats sailing up and down the scenic Danube and Turkish-era thermal baths belching steam, the Hungarian capital is a delight by day and by night. The food and wine are excellent, cheap and in abundance, and the nightlife is hot.
Hungary has recently become a country of festivals. Hundreds of them are organised year by year in a lot of topics, but practically in two categories: cultural and gastronomy festivals (or the two ...
February is the shortest month of the year, and yet, it often seems that it would never last. The feasts of December are over by now, you have long forgotten about your New Year’s wows, the snow ...
Explore the fascinating past and dynamic present of Hungary’s capital. Day 1: Historic Buda First, get your bearings. The Danube follows a roughly north-south route through the middle of the ...
Nothing compares to the romance of cruising the River Danube at night and seeing the twinkling lights of central Europe’s most beautiful city. Deserving of its nickname, "of the East", ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, February 2012
Including rail bridges, Budapest boasts a total of 10 structures spanning the historic stretch of the River Danube
Whether you take an organized tour, rent a bicycle (easy to do), rent a
car, or ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
Beautiful views of the Buda Hills, Pest and the Danube River are easily accessible from various locations in and around the city of Budapest. The following are a few of the best places to peruse the ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
The many beautiful bridges that span the Danube
(a total of 10) are best toured by bike, as is much of the rest of the
city. Luckily, there are a number of reputable operations geared up to ...
Written by sanyi, Hungary, December 2011
Walking city tours are the best options to explore the real aspect of Budapest. See the most visited sights of the Hungarian capital, explore the hidden cultural treasures, and enjoy the ambience of ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, December 2011
The Budapest Holocaust Memorial Center was erected to shine a light on this disgraceful and horrifying historical period, honor the victims, examine the changes that the Jewish community underwent ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, August 2011
The largest puppet theatre in all of central Europe (and that’s saying something), the Budapest Puppet Theatre (BPT) in Budapest, Hungary is a shining example of an art form beloved the world over. ...
Written by Budapest Expert: Marta, Hungary, July 2011
Budapest, the capital of Hungary is a city with a population of 2 million which definitely means there are a lot to see and do there. Most tourists however, come only for 3-4 days, which is just ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
Classical music is widely and expertly presented throughout Europe, but there are few better places than Budapest for indulging in some diverting and inspiring concerts. Travelers new to the city ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, October 2012
One of the best ways to experience the best that Budapest has to offer is via one of the profusion of river cruises that ply the waters of the Danube River when the weather permits. The river bisects ...
Written by Catherine S, United Kingdom, April 2013
We have come to expect very high standards from Viator - the quality of the guide and driver was very much up to standard. Eve, miserable weather did not spoil this full 8 hour day packed with ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, June 2011
Two installations of particular interest will grace the illustrious halls of the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest from May to October of 2011. The first, a sampling of contemporary Croatian ...
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Doing what: Puszta Great Plains and Kecskemet Day Trip from Budapest