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  • Address: Zrínyi utca 5, Budapest, Hungary
  • Admission: Prices vary per performance

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Danube Palace Tours

The Danube Palace is a frothy Neo-Baroque concert hall completed in 1885 as part of Budapest’s massive expansion for the millennium celebrations. Hungary was a thousand years old in 1896 and the Habsburg Emperor Franz Joseph I was determined to create a prestigious city that reflected its ancient standing.

The ornate auditorium is decorated with a liberal sprinkling of cherubim and frescoes of pastoral scenes. Following the Communist takeover of Hungary after WWII much of the original décor was destroyed but this has since been reinstated; the only remaining sign of Soviet occupation is a stained-glass window near the restaurant that depicts happy peasants frolicking with the flags of Hungary and the Soviet Union.

In the last century big names such as Bartók and Dvorák played at the Danube Palace and today it is home to the Danube Symphony Orchestra, which was established in 1961. They perform regular, joyous Hungarian folk concerts using traditional instruments in the intimate surroundings of the 292-seat auditorium. A festive concert is also held here every Christmas Day, played by the Danube Chamber Orchestra, when the repertoire consists of classic favorites such as Pachelbel’s Canon and Albinoni’s Adagio in G.

Practical Info

Saturday concerts run weekly from September through to June. The Danube Palace is on Zrínyi utca and the ticket office is in the same building. Metro Deák Ferenc tér or Tram 2 to Széchenyi tér.

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Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner Cruise, Budapest, null
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Budapest Folklore Show and Danube Dinner Cruise

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Danube Symphony Orchestra Cimbalom Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise

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Budapest Super Saver: Private Entrance to Gellert Spa and Budapest Gala Concert with Optional ... 
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Budapest Super Saver: Private Entrance to Gellert Spa and Budapest Gala Concert with Optional Dinner Cruise

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Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise on the Danube, Budapest, Super Savers
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Budapest Late Night Dinner Cruise on the Danube

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Gala Concert at Danube Palace or Pesti Vigado with Exclusive Guided Venue tour, Budapest, Christmas
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New Year’s Day Budapest Gala Concert with Optional Danube River Dinner Cruise, Budapest, Cultural ... 
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