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The architectural plan for the public bath in Dandar street Budapest was prepared by Ferenc K. Császár. The Bath was commissioned in 1930, then transformed

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Communist Budapest private tour with a russian jeep

Communist Budapest private tour with a russian jeep

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Communist Budapest private tour with a russian jeep Discover the life behind the Iron Curtain and learn about the communist…
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Andrassy Avenue, the iconic boulevard of Budapest

Andrassy Avenue, the iconic boulevard of Budapest

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Andrassy Avenue, the iconic boulevard of Budapest Often called as the Champs Elysées of Budapest, Andrássy Avenue counts to be…
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Aquincum – the roman Budapest

Aquincum – the roman Budapest

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Aquincum – the roman Budapest Roman legions arrived to the present territory of Hungary about 10 AC, and settled western…
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Heroes’ Square Budapest

Heroes’ Square Budapest

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Heroes’ Square Budapest Heroes’ Square (or „Hősök tere” in Hungarian) is one of the most-visited attractions in Budapest, which was…
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The Royal Palace of Budapest

The Royal Palace of Budapest

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The Royal Palace of Budapest Budapest’s cityscape from the Danube bank is part of UNESCO’s world heritage. A distinguishing feature of…
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The fountains of youth – drinking halls of Budapest

The fountains of youth – drinking halls of Budapest

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The story of Budapest mineral waters is very interesting and their curative effect is an even bigger treasure than the…
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The House of Hungaricums in Budapest and The Great Hungarian Hungarikum Show

The House of Hungaricums in Budapest and The Great Hungarian Hungarikum Show

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What is called ‘Hungaricum’? In the beginning of the 21th century a movement was organized that aimed to systematize and…
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The Turul, the mythical bird of Hungarians

The Turul, the mythical bird of Hungarians

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One of the most beautiful and mysthical symbol of Hungarians is the Turul bird. The Turul is probably a large…
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The ’Trevi Fountain of Budapest’ – Matthias Fountain in Buda Castle

The ’Trevi Fountain of Budapest’ – Matthias Fountain in Buda Castle

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Trevi Fountain of Budapest This monumental fountain – designed in 1904 by one of Hungary’s most acclaimed sculptors, Alajos Stróbl…
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Gül Baba’s tomb in Budapest

Gül Baba’s tomb in Budapest

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Gül Baba – called alse the ‘father of roses’- was an Ottoman Bektashi dervish, poet and companion of Sultan Suleiman…
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Dagály Thermal Spa and Danube Arena

Dagály Thermal Spa and Danube Arena

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Dagály Beach and Swimming Pool was opened in 1948 in a scenic environment at northern Budapest, on the banks of…
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Trinity Square, Buda Castle

Trinity Square, Buda Castle

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Trinity Square forms the heart of Buda’s Castle District. At its center stands a large plague column, but the highlight…
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The cowboys of Hungary – horseshow and ‘puszta’ program

The cowboys of Hungary – horseshow and ‘puszta’ program

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Hungarians are a nation born on horseback. More than 1,000 years ago, Magyar tribes made their way across the central…
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Roofpool and inner garden – Hungária Bath Budapest

Roofpool and inner garden – Hungária Bath Budapest

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In the 1820’s the owner of the ground where the Hungária Bath later stood, a silk trader, named András Gamperl,…
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Knight’s Tournaments in Visegrad

Knight’s Tournaments in Visegrad

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This medieval programme is organized all year long, and performed by the Saint George Knightly Order in the open air theatre…
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Museum of Music History in Buda Castle

Museum of Music History in Buda Castle

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The  small, but utterly captivating Museum of Music History (the Institute for Musicology) tells the story of music in Hungary from…
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Dandar Bath Budapest

Dandar Bath Budapest

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The architectural plan for the public bath in Dandar street Budapest was prepared by Ferenc K. Császár. The Bath was…
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The fabulous Danube Bend

The fabulous Danube Bend

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Danube Bend Danube Bend – listed on the tentative list on UNESCO World Heritage – is full of history and…
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The oldest open-air bath of Budapest, Csillaghegy

The oldest open-air bath of Budapest, Csillaghegy

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Csillaghegyi Open-air Baths is the oldest open-air bath in Budapest surrounded by a beautiful park. It started operation as early…
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The youngest bath of Budapest – Paskal Bath

The youngest bath of Budapest – Paskal Bath

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Paskal Bath is the youngest open-air bath of Budapest. The establishment of an open-air bath at this site was made available…
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Pünkösdfürdő Bath Budapest

Pünkösdfürdő Bath Budapest

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Pünkösdfürdő Bath was built in 1935 by the plans of Alfred Hajós, the first Olympic champion of Hungary in the history of…
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Castle Bazaar and Royal Gardens, Budapest

Castle Bazaar and Royal Gardens, Budapest

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The Castle Bazaar and Baroque gardens are likely to be one of the iconic sights of the capital city Budapest. The…
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Changing guards in Budapest

Changing guards in Budapest

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When we think of the changing of the guards, we automatically think of London but in Budapest you experience a…
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Saint kings, suzerains and an archangel – Millenium Monument in Hero’s Square of Budapest

Saint kings, suzerains and an archangel – Millenium Monument in Hero’s Square of Budapest

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Popular and widespread belief, that the Millenium Monument on the Heroe’s Square of  Budapest was built for the Millenium Celebrations…
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Historical Museum of Budapest, Buda Castle

Historical Museum of Budapest, Buda Castle

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The exhibitions in the Budapest History Museum in the Royal Palace of Buda Castle focus on the turbulent history of…
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Military Museum Budapest

Military Museum Budapest

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Built as an army barrack in the 1830s for the Austrian Army staying in Buda, the Military History Museum in…
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Transport Museum, Budapest

Transport Museum, Budapest

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The site of today’s museum was built in 1896 as the “Transportation Hall” for the Milleneum Exhibition. Three years later…
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Hungarian National Museum in Budapest

Hungarian National Museum in Budapest

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On 25th November 1802, Count Ferenc Széchényi- father of the ‘greatest Hungarian’, Istvan Széchenyi – decided to ‘donate, deliver, and…
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Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

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[The Museum of Fine Arts, founded in 1896 was built by the plans of Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herzog in an…
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Museum of Applied Arts Budapest – the gem of Hungarian secession

Museum of Applied Arts Budapest – the gem of Hungarian secession

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Art Nouveau as a style always provokes a reaction, and it is impossible to remain indifferent. The style is considered…
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Traditional Culture of the Hungarians – Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

Traditional Culture of the Hungarians – Museum of Ethnography, Budapest

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The Museum of Ethnography’s permanent exhibition offers visitors a glimpse of the material culture of the Hungarian peasantry as it…
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Hungarian National Gallery

Hungarian National Gallery

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The National Gallery was created in 1957 with the aim to have a separate museum dedicated to the history of…
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Budapest Zoo

Budapest Zoo

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Budapest Zoo was founded in 1866, as the 12th zoo of the world as a private institution.  Almost from the beginning…
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Houdini Museum Budapest

Houdini Museum Budapest

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It’s true, the American illusionist was Hungarian, born in Budapest in 1874, the son of a rabbi and part of…
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The world’s only Marzipan Museum near Budapest

The world’s only Marzipan Museum near Budapest

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The workshops and knowledge of two great figures in the history of the Hungarian confectionery industry – Matyas Szamos and…
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Room Escape Game in Budapest

Room Escape Game in Budapest

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These world-famous challenges are for those who dare to break out of locked rooms using only logic puzzles and by…
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Challengeland Adventure Park, Budapest

Challengeland Adventure Park, Budapest

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Challengeland, an acrobatic adventure park, which is about a ten-minute walk away from Normafa, end terminal of Budapest’s Cogwheel rail….
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The second metroline of the world – the Millenium Underground of Budapest

The second metroline of the world – the Millenium Underground of Budapest

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At the time of its completion in 1885, Andrássy Avenue with its sycamore alley, netly arranged villas and elegant tenement…
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Pesti Vigado – Redoute of Budapest

Pesti Vigado – Redoute of Budapest

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The most beautiful concert hall in Budapest, located along the Danube Promenade in Pest, was completed in 1864, replacing an…
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The House of Terror, Budapest

The House of Terror, Budapest

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A building can be so much more than just bricks and mortar. In Budapest, 60 Andrassy Boulevard is just known…
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Hall of Arts, Budapest

Hall of Arts, Budapest

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The large Neoclassical building on Heroe’s Square – designed by architects Albert Schickedanz and Fülöp Herczog- originally built for the Millenium…
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Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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From balneologists and heraldic experts to psycholinguistic specialists, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 1825 is the workplace of the greatest…
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The new National Theatre of Budapest

The new National Theatre of Budapest

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The building – opened on 15th March 2002 – lies on the bank of the Danube. Finding the appropriate location for…
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Royal Spa Corinthia

Royal Spa Corinthia

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For fans of wellness, the Royal Spa in Corinthia Hotel has a unique appeal. First open in 1886, the bath…
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Buda Castle – the most sieged castle of Europe

Buda Castle – the most sieged castle of Europe

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Budapest’s cityscape from the Danube bank is part of UNESCO’s world heritage. A distinguishing feature of this view is Castle Hill…
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„Pálinkás jó reggelt!” – „Good morning with pálinka!”

„Pálinkás jó reggelt!” – „Good morning with pálinka!”

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A funny Hungarian greeting is “Pálinkás jó reggelt!” which means “Good morning with pálinka!”. But please, do not you think Hungarians…
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Story of the Hungarian Brillat-Savarin, a legendary family and restaurant – the Gundel

Story of the Hungarian Brillat-Savarin, a legendary family and restaurant – the Gundel

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The story has started in 1857, when the son of a Bavarian baker left his home to try his luck…
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Szamos Chocolate Museum and Coffee, Budapest

Szamos Chocolate Museum and Coffee, Budapest

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Most people had childhood dreams of visiting a chocolate factory one day. Szamos is open to anyone, who would like to…
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Hungarian’s pizza, the is ‘lángos’?

Hungarian’s pizza, the is ‘lángos’?

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Lángos is a Hungarian food speciality, sinilarly to pizza, a deep fried flatbread, made of of water or milk and flour, yeast,…
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The ‘burning’ dessert – the Gundel pancake

The ‘burning’ dessert – the Gundel pancake

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Classically in this ‘stacked’ pancake there are 16 layers of crepes with fillings of chocolate, walnut, and apricot jam. The…
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Grand Hotel Thermal, Margareth Island Budapest

Grand Hotel Thermal, Margareth Island Budapest

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Margaret Island’s the thermal waters were brought to the surface in 1886. The island was opened to the public in 1869…
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“Hungary’s favourite dessert” – the Somloi sponge cake

“Hungary’s favourite dessert” – the Somloi sponge cake

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This decadent Hungarian trifle recipe is known as ‘somloi galuska’ , and is made with three different-flavored sponge cakes, pastry…
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A double invention from Hungary – the „fröccs” (the fruch)

A double invention from Hungary – the „fröccs” (the fruch)

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Some say to mix wine with water is a capital offence. But mix wine with soda water is a Hungaricum,…
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‘Palóc’ soup

‘Palóc’ soup

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Palóc Goulash or Palóc Soup is similar like Hungarian goulash, but h consists of more ingredients, for example French beans…
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‘Rétes’ – the Hungarian strudel

‘Rétes’ – the Hungarian strudel

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There is a difference between strudels depending on where they come from.  Hungarian strudel  can be filled with hundreds of…
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Jókai bean soup

Jókai bean soup

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The popularity of Jókai Style Bean Soup is undiminished and it is one of the top three preferred Hungarian dishes…
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The legendary Dobos Cake

The legendary Dobos Cake

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One of the great fad desserts of the 19th century, the Dobostorta, Dobos torta or ‘torte Dobosh’ was invented by…
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The ‘hot salad’ of Hungary – Lecsó

The ‘hot salad’ of Hungary – Lecsó

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„Lecsó, Lečo, Letscho or Leczo is a savory Hungarian vegetable stew.  The Hungarian recipe calls for yellow Hungarian peppers, which…
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‘The dotted is the real one’ – Túró Rudi

‘The dotted is the real one’ – Túró Rudi

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In Hungary there is a product that is beloved by almost everyone, no matter if we talk about an adult…
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Citadel of Budapest

Citadel of Budapest

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The Citadel in Budapest is a 19th century fortification on top of Gellert Hill. The fortress was turned into a…
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Academy of Music, Budapest

Academy of Music, Budapest

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Completed in 1907, Budapest’s Academy of Music, called Liszt’s Academy is one of the world’s music institute – other one…
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Great Synagogue of Budapest

Great Synagogue of Budapest

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[The Dohány Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Europe and second largest synagogue in the world. Constructed in the 1850s,…
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The Lady with the Palm – Liberty Statue of Budapest

The Lady with the Palm – Liberty Statue of Budapest

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The  Statue of Liberty , the lovely lady with the palm frond, was erected on the top of the Gellért…
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Adventure, wawebath and surf, that is Palatinus bath on the Margaretisland

Adventure, wawebath and surf, that is Palatinus bath on the Margaretisland

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The Palatinus Open-Air Bath, located o­n the Margit island, in a nature conservation area, was opened as a beach o­n…
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The Deads’s city – Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs

The Deads’s city – Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CjKXFQXGOw In the 4th century AD the city of Sopianae, now called Pécs gave home to an extended Old Christian…
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Eat Hungarian – the best restaurants of Budapest

Eat Hungarian – the best restaurants of Budapest

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When in Rome…. tells the old saying, and when in Budapest? Eat Hungarian, When you are looking for something traditional…
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Budakeszi Wildlifepark – the flora and fauna of Buda Hills

Budakeszi Wildlifepark – the flora and fauna of Buda Hills

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Budakeszi Vadaspark is a 300 ha large protected forest in the Buda hills, which is your best bet to visit a…
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Feed the bear! – Bear Farm Veresegyháza

Feed the bear! – Bear Farm Veresegyháza

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Central Europe’s only bear sanctuary is located a short journey northeast of Budapest in the town of Veresegyház. The Bear…
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Gokart at the Hungaroring Budapest

Gokart at the Hungaroring Budapest

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In the 1980s, the leaders of Formula 1 came up with the idea of building a circuit beyond the Iron…
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Ruins of Zsambek’s chatedral

Ruins of Zsambek’s chatedral

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The monastery church, built sometime between 1220 and 1235, is a stunning monument of Hungarian medieval architecture. Inspired by French…
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Aggtelek National Park’s karst caves

Aggtelek National Park’s karst caves

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The subterranean natural treasures, namely the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst were inscribed on the UNESCO…
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Aquaworld Budapest – adventure in all the year

Aquaworld Budapest – adventure in all the year

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One of the biggest indoor water theme parks in Europe offers unforgettable entertainment to visitors of every age throughout the…
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The way to the European Union – Hungary after 1956 and today

The way to the European Union – Hungary after 1956 and today

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After Uprise of 1956 János Kádár became prime minister of the “Revolutionary Worker-Peasant Government” and General Secretary of the Hungarian Communist…
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Csaszar – Komjadi bath and swimming pool in Budapest

Csaszar – Komjadi bath and swimming pool in Budapest

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The history of the baths goes back to the Roman times, the water from the nearby thermal springs were already…
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Budapest Eye

Budapest Eye

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The giant ferris wheel located in Erzsebet square in the downtown of Budapest is opento the public usually  from middle of…
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Where to horseback ride in Budapest?

Where to horseback ride in Budapest?

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The Buda Hills has a variety of outdoor activities, including horseback riding. A good place to mount up in Budapest…
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Where to golf near Budapest?

Where to golf near Budapest?

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From 1952 to 1970, political discrimination deeply influenced golf in Hungary and it was a “sport non-grata”. After a long…
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Lake Ferto – the only steppe lake in Central Europe

Lake Ferto – the only steppe lake in Central Europe

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The range of hills embracing the Lake Ferto look down on salt water soaked saline grassland which surrounds a large…
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Budapest’s oldest Turkish bath – Veli Bej Ilidja

Budapest’s oldest Turkish bath – Veli Bej Ilidja

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Veli Bej Bath is the oldest Turkish bath in Budapest, which dates back to the 16th century. It was built…
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The gold of Tokaj

The gold of Tokaj

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I have always wondered it was the gorgeous taste of Tokaj wine that first made it famous, or indeed its…
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The green heart of Budapest, Margareth Island

The green heart of Budapest, Margareth Island

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Margaret Island is a 225-acre spit of silt that bubbled up eons ago on the Danube River in the middle…
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On the top of Budapest – Rudas bath’s new wellness section

On the top of Budapest – Rudas bath’s new wellness section

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The new wellness section in Rudas bath Budapest was opened in 2014. The main attraction of the section is the…
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Captain Ostapenko in Budapest’s Memento Park and the story behind

Captain Ostapenko in Budapest’s Memento Park and the story behind

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Most of the visitors of the Memento Park museum would like to know something about the statue which once stood at the southwestern entrance of Budapest, Captain Ostapenko’s sculpture. As it was the landmark in the outskirts of the city at which the traveler leaving Budapest cast a last glance, and the arrival at the capital was also marked by the figure with the flag, so the name of Ostapenko became more and more known and merged with its immediate environment, already marking the place itself. The statue became a dominating figure of the cityscape, and a reference in everyday language, for example as a starting point of hitchhiking to Lake Balaton: “Let us meet at the Ostapenko!” And a common response for an unrealistic proposal was: “When Ostapenko will change step!” But who was Ostapenko?
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Free sausages, beer and rockers in the green -1st of May, the biggest circus of the communists

Free sausages, beer and rockers in the green -1st of May, the biggest circus of the communists

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I know  it is told, the first Labour’s Day  was inspired by an incident in Chicago, so actually the origins…
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1st May – Mayday in Budapest

1st May – Mayday in Budapest

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May Day in Budapest used to be a major holiday of the Communist Party. Large procession of factory workers in…
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20th August – Saint King Stephen’s Day, Hungary’s most important holiday

20th August – Saint King Stephen’s Day, Hungary’s most important holiday

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20th August  is the greatest national holiday for Hungarians, which commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state.  Also called as…
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History of Hungary’s Holy Crown

History of Hungary’s Holy Crown

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There is no other nation in the world, who would keep in such a high reverence, have such a high respect for, love with such a mystical adoration their national relic, as the Hungarians do with their crown, the Hungarian Holy Crown. There is no other nation to be found, whose national relic’s source, origin and age are so much unanswered, surrounded with such a mystery, and went through such fantastic adventures as did the crown of the Hungarians.
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Holy Right Hand of King Saint Stephen in the Basilica of Budapest

Holy Right Hand of King Saint Stephen in the Basilica of Budapest

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The Holy Right Hand is housed in the St. Stephen Basilica in Budapest, and once a year, on 20th August is carried…
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Korda Studios and Filmpark

Korda Studios and Filmpark

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Offering a new experience for film lovers, the Korda Filmpark is the first movie-themed visitors center in Central-Eastern Europe, located…
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Szentendre’s Skanzen

Szentendre’s Skanzen

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The pretty small town of Szentendre is a great one day trip from Budapest. Right by the town locates the…
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Memento Park Budapest

Memento Park Budapest

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A quote by the architect on the project of Memento Park Budapest: “This park is about dictatorship. And at the same time, because it can be talked about, described, built, this park is about democracy. After all, only democracy is able to give the opportunity to let us think freely about dictatorship.”
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Szentendre – The pearl of the Danube bend

Szentendre – The pearl of the Danube bend

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Szentendre lies at the gate of one of Hungary’s most beautiful regions, the Danube bend, which is on the tentative…
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The castle of Queen Sissi in Hungary – Gödöllo’s Grassalkovich Castle

The castle of Queen Sissi in Hungary – Gödöllo’s Grassalkovich Castle

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The Gödöllö Palace  is one of the most important, and largest monuments of Hungarian palace architecture. Its builder, Count Antal Grassalkovich…
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Etyek wine region of Hungary

Etyek wine region of Hungary

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Etyek is one of Hungary’s newer wine regions, although the fame of wines grown on the slopes of the Buda…
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1st November – All Saint’s Day in Hungary

1st November – All Saint’s Day in Hungary

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‘All Saint’s Day’ is a traditional day of honoring the memory of the deceased. It’s a custom to light candles…
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Whit Monday – Pentecost in Hungary

Whit Monday – Pentecost in Hungary

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The Monday following Whitsun or Pentecost (Pünkösd) is a public holiday in Hungary (and in many European countries). Pentecost is…
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Swimming in snowfall – the Saint Luke’s bath of Budapest

Swimming in snowfall – the Saint Luke’s bath of Budapest

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Have you ever swimmed in a pool, while snowflakes were falling out of the sky? When you are in Budapest…
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23rd October -1956 Revolution Memorial Day

23rd October -1956 Revolution Memorial Day

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The 1956 Memorial Day in Hungary always falls on23rd  October 23 each year commemorating the revolt of the Hungarian people…
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15th March-  anniversary of Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848

15th March- anniversary of Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1848

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On the 15th of March, Hungary celebrates the anniversary of the revolution of 1848 against the Habsburg Empire. The revolution…
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A nation born on horseback – the ancient Hungarian tribes

A nation born on horseback – the ancient Hungarian tribes

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Hungarians are said to be an equestrian nation, and in fact this is not just a myth.  The ancestors of Hungarians…
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Hungarian Chivalry, knight’s life in Anjou Charles Robert’s court in the 14th century

Hungarian Chivalry, knight’s life in Anjou Charles Robert’s court in the 14th century

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Chivalry is the generic term for the knightly system of the Middle Ages and for virtues and qualities it inspired…
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Rooftop Bars in Budapest

Rooftop Bars in Budapest

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Budapest nightlife scene is even more vibran,t than you could imagine.  The city’s already legendary ruin pubs as the hippest venues to be…
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The largest thermal bath of Europe – Széchenyi bath Budapest

The largest thermal bath of Europe – Széchenyi bath Budapest

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The Széchenyi Bath is largest the  thermal spring bath complex not only in Budapest, in but whole Europe as well….
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The Millenium Celebrations of 1896

The Millenium Celebrations of 1896

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In 1896 Hungary celebrated the millennial anniversary of the Settlement of Magyars in the country, in the framework of which…
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Bibliotheca Corviniana – a library on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

Bibliotheca Corviniana – a library on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register

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Bibliotheca Corviniana was one of the most renowned, and second largest libraries of the Renessaince world. The library was established by…
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A ‘hanged’ prime minister – who was Count Gyula Andrássy?

A ‘hanged’ prime minister – who was Count Gyula Andrássy?

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Count Gyula Andrássy of Csíkszentkirály and Krasznahorka – after whom Andrássy avenue Budapest was named – served as prime minister…
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The ‘green column bath’ of Budapest – Rudas Thermal baths

The ‘green column bath’ of Budapest – Rudas Thermal baths

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The beautiful building of Rudas bath made a name in the world of Hollywood movies as well, in 1988  the…
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The history of Stalin’s boots

The history of Stalin’s boots

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The Stalin Monument in Budapest was completed in December 1951 as a “gift” to Joseph Stalin from the Hungarian People…
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The children of glory – lads of Pest in 1956

The children of glory – lads of Pest in 1956

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The so-called “Lads of Pest”  – youngsters mostly in their teens or early twenties  who took up arms to fight against…
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The Hungarian Chimney cake

The Hungarian Chimney cake

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Chimney cake is the sweet rock and roll pastry for Hungarians. Pretzel for the salty, Chimney cake for the sweet….
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The Hungarian McDonald’s story

The Hungarian McDonald’s story

Blog Highlights of Budapest History of Hungary
We were waiting for the opening of the first McDonald’s in Budapest like Christmas Day. In the legendary movie, Time…
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The Hungarian Christmas cake – ‘beigli’

The Hungarian Christmas cake – ‘beigli’

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In Hungary, this Christmas treat is made with a yeast dough. Popular fillings for the roll are walnuts, as suggested…
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The taste of Hungarian Christmas – the ‘szaloncukor’

The taste of Hungarian Christmas – the ‘szaloncukor’

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For over a hundred years, Hungarian families have been decorating the Christmas tree with a decorative candy called Szaloncukor (szalon…
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A bath whithout hot spring, Kiraly bath Budapest

A bath whithout hot spring, Kiraly bath Budapest

Blog Highlights of Budapest Thermal Budapest Things to do in Budapest
Király Bath is the only thermal bath of Budapest, which was not built over a hot spring. Moreover, the only…
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Great History of  a little country – the history of Hungary up to 1956

Great History of a little country – the history of Hungary up to 1956

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The beginnings – Conquest of the Carpathian basin The written history of Hungary started with the Romans, though there are…
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Flowers of Hungary – Hungarian folkembroideries

Flowers of Hungary – Hungarian folkembroideries

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It was in the beginning of the eighteenth century that the present style of Hungarian folk art took shape, incorporating both European Renaissance and Baroque elements, depending on the area, as well as Persian Sassanide, and Turkish influences. This, in tandem with the long held decorative styles of native peasant motifs that have always been a mainstay of peasant culture throughout Central and Eastern Europe, has made Hungarian embroidery what it is today.
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Matyó culture of Hungary

Matyó culture of Hungary

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The „matyó” folkwear is world famous. Some says, the „matyó” people are the descendants of King Matthias’ s Hungarian bodyguards, but…
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Sparty on! Budapest’s famous thermal bath parties

Sparty on! Budapest’s famous thermal bath parties

Blog Thermal Budapest Things to do in Budapest
Clubbing in Budapest while soaking in the natural warm spring waters in one of the most famous baths in Hungary? Yes!
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New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary

New Year’s Eve in Budapest, Hungary

Blog Hungarian Cuisine Hungarian Holidays Things to do in Budapest
In Hungary, New Year’s Eve is called Szilveszter, named for the Eve of Saint Szilveszter. There are numerous traditions and superstitions connected to rounding out one year and welcoming the next, including straw doll burials, loud street parties and big bowls of lentil soup. Let’ see, how Hungarian celebrate the New Year.
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‘Betlehemezés’ – the Hungarian Christmas Nativity Play

‘Betlehemezés’ – the Hungarian Christmas Nativity Play

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The most popular Christmas custom is the Nativity Play (Betlehemezés), which was known throughout the entire Hungarian linguistic region until…
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Christmas in Hungary

Christmas in Hungary

Blog Gastronomy and Wine Hungarian Cuisine Hungarian folkcustoms Hungarian Holidays Things to do in Budapest
In Hungary Christmas Eve is a very important Holiday, and called ‘Holy Evening’. People spend the evening with their family and…
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Easter in Hungary  – Easter shoed eggs, writed eggs and painted eggs

Easter in Hungary – Easter shoed eggs, writed eggs and painted eggs

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Easter is a religious Christian feast celebrated across the world. The holy occasion commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection and the commencement…
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Busó’s walking – Hungarian carnival

Busó’s walking – Hungarian carnival

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The Busówalking (Busójárás), or as it is called in Croatia, the “Pohod busara” is a worldwide unique Carnival event – even…
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Danube Promenade Budapest

Danube Promenade Budapest

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The Danube Promenade or Dunacorso is walking path on the Pest side of Budapest, which  extends from the Chainbridge to the Elizabeth bridge. This location…
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Funny Funicular of Budapest

Funny Funicular of Budapest

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At the top of the Castle hil of Budapestl, rising over 300 feet at an almost 40-degree incline, is Buda Castle…
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Fleamarket, rummage, antique shops and galleries – treasure hunting in Budapest

Fleamarket, rummage, antique shops and galleries – treasure hunting in Budapest

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The Ecseri Flea Market – the biggest and main second-hand market in Budapest – is an exiting and bustling place,…
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Cogwheel Railway Budapest

Cogwheel Railway Budapest

Blog Highlights of Budapest Kid’s Budapest Things to do in Budapest
In 1870 Nikolaus Riggenbach the designer of Europe”s first cogwheel railway visited Budapest. His concept was to connect Sváb Hill,…
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Great Market Hall Budapest

Great Market Hall Budapest

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The Great Market Hall in Budapest is something you cannot miss, it is the center of local life in a…
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The world’s most expensive toy – Children’s Railway of Budapest

The world’s most expensive toy – Children’s Railway of Budapest

Blog Highlights of Budapest Kid’s Budapest Things to do in Budapest
A „children’s railway” is actually an extracurricular educational institution, where kids can learn professions connected to the rail. The phenomenon…
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Flying chairs above Budapest. The Libegő (Flutter)

Flying chairs above Budapest. The Libegő (Flutter)

Blog Highlights of Budapest Kid’s Budapest Things to do in Budapest
The Chair Lift („Libegő” literally „flutter”) is the one of the most interesting sights of the hills of Buda. The…
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Cruising on the blue Danube

Cruising on the blue Danube

Blog Things to do in Budapest
The Danube  river cruise is one of the highlights of many Budapest holidays without a doubt. Explore Budapest with its full…
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Budapest Jazznights

Budapest Jazznights

Blog Things to do in Budapest
“One chord is fine. Two chords is pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.” – well, that wasn’t exactly…
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‘After the war let’s meet at New York!’  – The legendary coffeehouses of Budapest

‘After the war let’s meet at New York!’ – The legendary coffeehouses of Budapest

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The coffee houses have a long history in Budapest. Coffee culture began during the time of the Turkish occupation in the…
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Michelin stars and Nobu of Budapest

Michelin stars and Nobu of Budapest

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Take a look at Hungary’s Michelin Starred restaurants. If you have a special event coming up you should visit one…
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Hungarian folkdances – the ‘csárdás’

Hungarian folkdances – the ‘csárdás’

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Numerous folkdances exist in the several regions of Hungary, but everybody knows also in abroad is The „tango of the…
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The Icerink in City Park Budapest

The Icerink in City Park Budapest

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The City Park Ice Rink is a public ice rink located in the City Park of the Hungarian capital Budapest,…
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What people make from minced meat in Hungary? Stuffed cabbage and stuffed paprika

What people make from minced meat in Hungary? Stuffed cabbage and stuffed paprika

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When it comes on minced meat in the kitchen people usually think about spaghetti bolognese. But minced meat used in…
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The Hungarian Operahouse

The Hungarian Operahouse

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Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, home to many buildings of architectural importance. One of these is…
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Holloko Old Village – the rural heritage of Hungary

Holloko Old Village – the rural heritage of Hungary

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Holloko is the first settlement of the world listed as village on UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, as living rural…
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Hungarian fishermen’s soup

Hungarian fishermen’s soup

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyBkhBXjVbU Fisherman’s soup holds a similarly prominent place among the national dishes and, like goulash,usually it is cooked in a…
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The Hungarian goulash

The Hungarian goulash

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAME7jdboGs „Goulash” or „gulyás” is  a real Hungaricum,  handled as the national meal of Hungary, and one of the symbols…
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The legendary historical bridges of Budapest

The legendary historical bridges of Budapest

Blog Highlights of Budapest
[Today there are 15 bridges span over the river Danube at Budapest, but only four of them are worldfamous, the…
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Komondor, puli, vizsla – the most famous Hungarian dog breeds

Komondor, puli, vizsla – the most famous Hungarian dog breeds

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The Komondor is considered one of Hungarian national treasures. In medieval times komondor puppies were often presented by the Hungarian…
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Saint Stephen Basilica Budapest

Saint Stephen Basilica Budapest

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02XwEYFIDGI St Stephen’s Basilica of Budapest is one of the most beautiful and significant churches and touristic attractions of Hungary….
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The most beautiful Art-Noveau bath of the world – Gellert Bath Budapest

The most beautiful Art-Noveau bath of the world – Gellert Bath Budapest

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Gellert Bath opened in 1918 offering medicinal water treatments using the same deep underground springs the Knights of St John…
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Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

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Although the Vajdahunyad Castle in the City Park of Budapest may look like a historical building telling eerie tales, dating…
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The Hungarian puszta, Hortobagy National Park

The Hungarian puszta, Hortobagy National Park

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The Hortobágy National Park – The Puszta has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List  on the 1st of December…
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The thousand years old monastery – Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey

The thousand years old monastery – Pannonhalma Benedictine Archabbey

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Pannonhalma – listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site on the 1000nd anniversary of its foundation in 1996 – illustrates in…
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The world’s third largest parliament building – the Hungarian Parliament

The world’s third largest parliament building – the Hungarian Parliament

Blog Highlights of Budapest
The Parliament building, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture (although displaying Renaissance and Baroque characters too), is just over 100…
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Fishermen’s Bastion, the most popular lookout of Budapest

Fishermen’s Bastion, the most popular lookout of Budapest

Blog Highlights of Budapest World Heritage
Looks like part of a real old fortress, but Fishermen’s Bastion in Budapest is only 120 years old, and since…
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Matthias Church Budapest

Matthias Church Budapest

Blog Highlights of Budapest World Heritage
[Matthias Church is a church located in Budapest, Hungary, at the heart of Buda’s Castle District provides visitors with one…
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Budapest’s ruinpub revolution

Budapest’s ruinpub revolution

Blog Things to do in Budapest
The recipe is more, then simple: search for an old building in the downtown of Pest (east side of Budapest),…
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Budapest’s famous thermal baths

Budapest’s famous thermal baths

Blog Thermal Budapest Things to do in Budapest
Visiting Budapest is not complete without bathing in one of its world-famous thermal spas. Enjoy the worlds greatest thermal water system and learn the history of Budapest’s legendary thermal springs and baths on private Budapest sighseeing tours.
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The most Hungarian spice: Paprika

The most Hungarian spice: Paprika

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Hungarian Paprika is a spice made from the finely ground fruit of what we know as the pepper plant (Capsicum…
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The legendary wines of Hungary

The legendary wines of Hungary

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Just a hundred years ago, Hungary was one of the most important wine producers in Europe and every royal court clinked glasses filled with precious gold Tokaji (“toe-kye”) wine. Hungary is now bouncing back putting the country on the wine map again.
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Ryan Gosling in Budapest bath – still rocking his Ralph Lauren suit

Ryan Gosling in Budapest bath – still rocking his Ralph Lauren suit

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’Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to Hungarians’ said Ryan Gossling in Hungarian. In an interview with Hungarian Duna…
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