Budnews.hu http://budnews.hu/ Budnews en-us Adminium CMS gabor.breznyanszky@brilantic.hu 5 super exhibitions that you can visit online http://budnews.hu/news/News/1615/5-super-exhibitions-that-you-can-visit-online Don't worry even if your trip to Budapest has been canceled! We look forward to seeing you in a few months, and in the meantime, week after week, we will gather the experiences you can participate from distance. Thu, 9 Apr 2020 07:40:29 GMT Budnews
5 super exhibitions that you can visit online

5 super exhibitions that you can visit online

Don't worry even if your trip to Budapest has been canceled! We look forward to seeing you in a few months, and in the meantime, week after week, we will gather the experiences you can participate from distance.

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We have already collected the best Instagram accounts of the city and the films, books, music and food you that flies you to Budapest immediately, and now we show you 5 mesmerizing exhibitions that you can see from your couch. The text is in Hungarian in most places, but today, fortunately, the built-in translators of the browsers give quite correct results.

David Lynch: Small stories

Last March, the Budapest Photo Festival opened with David Lynch's exhibition entitled Small Stories, with great interest. Of course, this is no wonder, as the Lynch cult has taken root very deeply over the years, mainly thanks to classics such as the Twin Peaks, the Dune or the Eraserhead. Thanks to the Műcsarnok, those who missed the exhibition last year can also visit the exhibition now online, at this link.

Paolo Ventura: A Venetian Story / Automaton

The opening exhibition of the Budapest Photo Festival took place in Műcsarnok again this year, but unfortunately we can only see Paolo Ventura's photos online. The artist confessed about his project A Venetian Story / Automaton: “Every single image of the story was made in this imaginary Venice, which I built with my own hands in small pieces. The only real part of the story is the entry of the Nazi army and Italian police into the ghetto in December 1943.” Check out the exhibition here.

Variations on Realism – From Munkácsy to Mednyánszky

The Hungarian National Gallery opened its re-arranged permanent exhibition focusing on the art of Mihály Munkácsy in 2019, which has been expanded with works previously kept in storage as well as international pieces. And now we can visit it online as part of the Digital Museum program. In the virtual exhibition space all images are accompanied by background information, so they are also excellent for educational purposes. In addition to the main works of Mihály Munkácsy, we can also see the paintings of other artists of Hungarian realism, such as László Mednyánszky, Adolf Fényes or József Koszta. Let’s see the beauties!

The Call of the East. Japonisme as Reflected in the Prints of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy

The long-closed Japan started to open up to the world in the 19th century, and thanks to the revival of trade relations, the works of Japanese artists came to Europe that time and had a great impact on Western artists. It was no different in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy either: The Call of the East. Japonisme as Reflected in the Prints of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchyit demonstrates this process - now online. You should see it!

Bridges – Ages – Budapest

Bridges - Ages - Budapest is the virtual exhibition of Kiscelli Museum. With the help of this unique exhibition we can take the history of the whole city to our home: from the Reformation to the 20th century through the stories of the bridges in Budapest until the last decade of the twentieth century. The background information can only be read in English, however, it is still worth embarking on a historical journey from the Chain Bridge to the Rákóczi Bridge. Check out the special historical journey here.

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Unique video of Budapest made of 2749 photos http://budnews.hu/news/News/1614/unique-video-of-budapest-made-of-2749-photos- A Canadian filmmaker used individual photographs to create the illusion of a stop-motion-esque journey through the streets of Budapest. Wed, 8 Apr 2020 07:11:01 GMT Mia Balogh
Unique video of Budapest made of 2749 photos

Unique video of Budapest made of 2749 photos

A Canadian filmmaker used individual photographs to create the illusion of a stop-motion-esque journey through the streets of Budapest.

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Canadian filmmaker, storyteller, world traveller and vlogger Wes Kelemen undertook a project last year: he created a video of Budapest by using more than 2700 individual photographs of the city. In the end, he managed to show us something magical: a short film that takes us on a journey through the streets of our capital.

By watching the video, you’ll find yourself on the iconic tram 2, at the Basilica and inside the building (the gilded ceiling is simply amazing). You’ll see markets, the Ferris wheel at Erzsébet Square, a public transport ticket vending machine, the Parliament Building from the Buda side of the city, Vajdahunyad Castle, Széchenyi Baths, the Danube, the city lights by night, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWAe5KH7RRk&feature=emb_logo

We loved this video, also because it is so good to see Budapest so full of life. Nowadays the streets are deserted because of the coronavirus pandemic, let us show you this in another video: http://budnews.hu/news/News/1609/video:-budapest-as-you-have-never-seen-before

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Bicycle network of Budapest is facing a major expansion http://budnews.hu/news/News/1613/bicycle-network-of-budapest-is-facing-a-major-expansion Cycling is more and more popular due to the coronavirus epidemic. Tue, 7 Apr 2020 07:56:47 GMT Budnews
Bicycle network of Budapest is facing a major expansion

Bicycle network of Budapest is facing a major expansion

Cycling is more and more popular due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Coronavirus may bring development to Budapest in an unexpected area. After many other European cities, the city administration of Budapest is now planning the temporary expansion of cycling routes due to the epidemic. These two things are related to the fact that people are reluctant to use public transport for fear of infection, car is not an option for everyone, and the „stay home” messages has halved road traffic.

The solution seems to be easy: car lanes that were previously inaccessible to cyclists can now be opened to bikes. The Hungarian Cycling Club has previously proposed this to the mayor, and now, from the beginning of April, the city administration is embarking on a rapid transformation. There is no official information yet on which routes will be affected, but probably they will be the missing suburban and inner city connections, the routes that best serve traffic attenuation purposes, those that can be transformed quick and cost-effectively, and probably routes to replace underground replacement buses will also be given priority.

Such areas can be Baross Street, Vágóhíd Street, Tétényi Road, Dohány Street or the Belgrád Quay; but Nagykörút (where tram 4-6 circulates) is also a perfect venue for testing temporary bike lanes. And in fact, this is not the first bike-friendly decision of the city: the monthly fee of the Bubi public bike system was reduced to a symbolic 100 Forints 3 weeks ago.

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This is the next step concerning the new Budapest bridge http://budnews.hu/news/News/1612/this-is-the-next-step-concerning-the-new-budapest-bridge We don’t know yet when the new bridge will be ready but this is the next step in the project. Mon, 6 Apr 2020 07:33:57 GMT Mia Balogh
This is the next step concerning the new Budapest bridge

This is the next step concerning the new Budapest bridge

We don’t know yet when the new bridge will be ready but this is the next step in the project.

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A lot of plans, projects and enterprises were put on hold or stopped because of the coronavirus epidemic but there are still some exceptions. For example, the construction project of the new Budapest bridge continues, and we already know what will be the next step in this project.

After the construction contracts were signed, static tests calculations and tests will be done – this comes next. Főmterv Ltd got the opportunity to do this part of the project and they will receive a net of 58 million forints for the work, Magyar Epitok reported.

The new bridge – which is also called Galvani bridge – is going to have four pillars, 2x3 lanes and it is going to be 500 metres long. It will also have a tram line.

Why is it important for Budapest?

According to experts, the new bridge will be able to relieve the city centre from traffic. 55 thousand cars can be diverted from the downtown bridges and thousands of vehicles from Üllői road. Moreover, it might help the economic growth of South Pest, North Csepel, and South Buda.

Source: Magyarepitok.hu

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Hollywood celebrities with Hungarian ancestors http://budnews.hu/news/News/1611/hollywood-celebrities-with-hungarian-ancestors- They all have Hungarian relatives. Fri, 3 Apr 2020 11:30:07 GMT Budnews
Hollywood celebrities with Hungarian ancestors

Hollywood celebrities with Hungarian ancestors

They all have Hungarian relatives.

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Everybody knows that Mariska Hargitay, Elsa Pataky or Adrian Brody has Hungarian roots, but did you know that Drew Barrymore's mother is named Ildikó?

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Little is known about Sarah Michelle Gellar that her great-grandfather was born in Sátoraljaújhely and his great-grandmother was born in today's Tiszabercel.

Louis C.K.

One of the most popular American stand-up comedian performed in Budapest once, and he talked a lot about his Hungarian roots, for example his grumpy grandfather.

Rachel Weisz

Many people know that she is of Hungarian descent and she has a relatively simple story: her father, György Weisz was an engineer and inventor who left Hungary in 1938, fleeing from the Nazis.

Stephen Fry

The British national icon, Stephen Fry also has Hungarian origin, his maternal grandfather has emigrated to the United Kingdom from Slovakia for a better life.

Flea

Michael Balzary, known to many as the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, was not born in Hungary but proudly claims to be of Hungarian origin. The Hungarian grandfather of the guitarist moved to Australia and his grandchild was born there.

Tony Curtis

One of the most famous actors of the 60's and 70's was born as Bernard Schwartz. The actor was born in Manhattan as a child of Hungarian and Czechoslovak immigrants and did not speak English until the age of five.

Alanis Morissette

Canadian-born Morissette is very proud of its Hungarian heritage. His Hungarian mother's family left the country at the time of the 1956 Revolution, and Alanis is so proud of his Hungarian origin that she named her publisher „Szeretlek” which means"I love you".

Goldie Hawn

Goldie Hawn and her daughter, Kate Hudson have Hungarian ancestors too, as Hawn's mother, Laura Steinhoff fled to the United States before World War II. The actress was born in Washington in 1945.

Calvin Klein

Few would associate the name Klein with the Hungarian language, but Calvin's father, Leo, was actually born in Hungary. His son, Klein Jr., grew up in New York City, Bronx, and started his successful business with the encouragement of his mother.

Joaquin Phoenix

The actor's grandmother, Margit Lefkowitz, came from a Hungarian Jewish family, her husband was Russian, so the actor has a real multicultural family.

Peter Falk

Columbo had Eastern European ancestors from Poland, Czechoslovakia, Russia and Hungary.

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Special message from two Budapest hotels http://budnews.hu/news/News/1610/special-message-from-two-budapest-hotels Staff in both luxury hotels left the lights on in the rooms in a way that people in the city could see giant hearts on the buildings. Thu, 2 Apr 2020 13:31:38 GMT Mia Balogh
Special message from two Budapest hotels

Special message from two Budapest hotels

Staff in both luxury hotels left the lights on in the rooms in a way that people in the city could see giant hearts on the buildings.

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For the last couple of nights, InterContinental and then Marriott hotels’ windows were lit to form giant hearts on these buildings, Nepszava.hu writes.

These well-known luxury accommodations have a beautiful message with these hearts: they would like to say thank you to everyone – doctors, nurses, but also to shop assistants, truck drivers, etc. – who works and helps others during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Sending a light of hope as a sign of our appreciation to all those out there helping in times of need. Thank you❣

#intercontinentalbudapest #ihg #lightofhope’ – we read on InterContinental’s Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/InterContinentalBudapest/photos/a.215940199373/10158239876079374/?type=3&theater

Like and share our article if you think this message is beautiful.

Source: Nepszava.hu

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Video: Budapest as you have never seen before http://budnews.hu/news/News/1609/video:-budapest-as-you-have-never-seen-before This is not a post-apocalyptic movie, this is Budapest nowadays. Wed, 1 Apr 2020 06:32:48 GMT Mia Balogh
Video: Budapest as you have never seen before

Video: Budapest as you have never seen before

This is not a post-apocalyptic movie, this is Budapest nowadays.

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If you like watching post-apocalyptic movies or TV series, you might have imagined the world or your city after a zombie attack or a deadly virus, for example.

Well, the following video is not a film trailer, it was shot in Budapest during the first days of the coronavirus pandemic. In Hungary, people (especially elderly citizens) were warned to stay at home to avoid possible contaminations so the streets of Budapest are deserted – as you can see it in this short film.

Take a quick and lonely walk on the empty streets in the city centre, deserted metro stations and public transport vehicles. Take a look at Vörösmarty Square, Fashion Street, the Parliament building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Liberty Bridge, Budapest Eye, Deák Square, Heroes’ Square and Buda Castle. You will see these places and sights and Budapest as you have never seen these before.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=beigFiI2THA&feature=emb_logo

Filmmaker Botond Nahimi’s video was inspired by the movie Contagion and it was uploaded to YouTube with the following message: ‘Budapest is empty. Stay home’.

See you when this is all over. Until then, please stay safe.

Source: Velvet.hu

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5 things you didn't know about Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1608/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-budapest The 3rd is really surprising! Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:25:48 GMT Budnews
5 things you didn't know about Budapest

5 things you didn't know about Budapest

The 3rd is really surprising!

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Budapest is beautiful and if you are on this site then you probably already know it. However, there are things that not even the local people know. See the 5 most interesting of these.

Budapest has the most spas from all the world's big cities.

Budapest has been named the "capital of baths" for 80 years, since it was chosen as the permanent headquarter of the International Bath Association in 1937. No other settlement could have won this special title with greater right, as Budapest is the only metropolitan city in the world with 118 wells and spas. In addition, it is the only capital in the world with 5 historic spas still in operation.

Budapest had the first public park in the world!

The history of today's City Park goes back in many centuries. Originally this part was a swampy area, which was filled and planted with trees at the behest of Mary Theresa. The first promenades were formed at the end of the 18 century, which were surprisingly open to anyone. This was the moment, when the first public park in the world, now known as the City Park, was created.

Budapest has the largest geothermal cave system in the world.

Did you know that Budapest has the largest geothermal cave system in the world? You don't even have to leave the city for a cave tour: visiting the Pál-völgyi, Mátyás-hegyi or the Szemlő-hegyi cave is a unique and recommended activity for everyone, just minutes from downtown.

Gül Baba's Tomb is the most northern Islamic pilgrimage site.

Gül Baba (meaning Father of roses) was a Muslim dervish boss whose real name is not, only his nickname survived: Gül Baba. He arrived at the occupation of Buda with II. Suleiman, and according to legend, he spent his last years in Buda, where he was engaged in rose cultivation, which is why the area got the name “Rózsadomb”. The researchers say he even wore roses on top of his turban - a sign of the dervish boss.

Heroes’ Square hides a well.

Did you know that there's a well below Heroes' Square? In 1877, Vilmos Zsigmond, a mining engineer, found hot water there: the nearly 74 degree thermal water was lured to the surface from over 800 meters deep. In 1884, a beautiful building was built over the well, designed by Miklós Ybl. Unfortunately, this was demolished during the millennium construction. However, the Gloriette Fountain was relocated to the XII. District, to Széchényi Hill.

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Puskás Arena became the Stadium of the Year http://budnews.hu/news/News/1607/puskas-arena-became-the-stadium-of-the-year Puskás Arena got the half of the votes in the final voting in the 2019 Stadium of the Year competition. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 14:34:31 GMT Budnews
Puskás Arena became the Stadium of the Year

Puskás Arena became the Stadium of the Year

Puskás Arena got the half of the votes in the final voting in the 2019 Stadium of the Year competition.

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Puskás Arena in Budapest received a huge recognition: it won the „the Stadium of the Year” title in a competition organized by the stadiumdb.com football website. Based on the competition announcement, voters were able to select the top five out of 19 facilities in 19 countries. According to the report, 30,632 votes were received from 107 countries of the world, and almost half of them, 14,955 votes were received by the Puskás Arena. According to the announcement, the facility, which was inaugurated on November 15th last year, has received votes from around the world, including Indonesia, Argentina, Poland, Great Britain, the United States and the Philippines.

Only those arenas of the world could competed that were handed over last year and can accommodate at least 10,000 spectators. Besides the Puskás Arena, the MOL Arena in Dunajská Streda was also on the list and the organizers reminded everyone: last year the professional jury selected the Hungarian DVTK arena as the most beautiful of the year.

One more interesting fact about this building: the award-winning Puskás Arena will be one of the venues of the European Football Championship, which has been postponed from summer to next year due to the coronavirus epidemic.

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Two Hungarian films’ success in the US http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1606/two-hungarian-films’-success-in-the-us Both productions have been acknowledged recently: one was made by Hungarian director and TV presenter Attila Till, while the other one is the work of a high school student. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:52:46 GMT Mia Balogh
Two Hungarian films’ success in the US

Two Hungarian films’ success in the US

Both productions have been acknowledged recently: one was made by Hungarian director and TV presenter Attila Till, while the other one is the work of a high school student.

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If you like watching Hungarian films, you might have seen Attila Till’s Kills on Wheels. This movie tells the story of two young men with disabilities who end up helping a paraplegic assassin. The film has impressed a lot of movie fans, critics and other filmmakers – among others, it has touched Noah Wyle so deeply that they will make a limited-series adaptation of it, in association with Warner Bros TV.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNTOgmEofNI

Hungarian high school student, Kristóf Lendvai’s 38 minute-long short film Halfway (Félúton) won the prize for the best high school film at Oklahoma’s Red Dirt Film Festival. It tells the story of an adolescent boy who runs away from home after finding out that his parents intend to divorce.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4-8FHvVnmU&feature=emb_logo

Congratulations to both films’ success.

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John Malkovich visited Debrecen http://budnews.hu/news/News/1605/john-malkovich-visited-debrecen Before the actual coronavirus situation, the world-famous actor came to Hungary to present his newest show. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:50:04 GMT Mia Balogh
John Malkovich visited Debrecen

John Malkovich visited Debrecen

Before the actual coronavirus situation, the world-famous actor came to Hungary to present his newest show.

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Debrecen is not only a beautiful town in the eastern part of Hungary, but it also has a famous university. John Malkovich already knows this, as well, because the Academy Award-nominated actor visited the town and also the university.

This was not his only reason to visit Debrecen: Malkovich present his newest show ‘The Music Critic’, as well. In the production, he slips into the role of the evil music critic who believes the music of Beethoven, Chopin, Prokofiev and the likes to be weary and dreary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJoDuwsYOUA&feature=emb_logo

“Schumann fancies himself a ‘composer’ while Brahms is a ‘giftless bastard’. And Claude Debussy is simply ugly. Writer and director Aleksey Igudesman creates a sardonic mix of the most evil music critiques of the last centuries written about some of the greatest works of music” – we read about the show.

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Euro 2020 soccer tournament postponed http://budnews.hu/news/News/1604/euro-2020-soccer-tournament-postponed As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Euro 2020 will be postponed by 12 months – including of course the matches that were scheduled in Budapest. Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:32:06 GMT Mia Balogh
Euro 2020 soccer tournament postponed

Euro 2020 soccer tournament postponed

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Euro 2020 will be postponed by 12 months – including of course the matches that were scheduled in Budapest.

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On 17 March, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced that the national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020 will be postponed. The football matches were planned to happen in June and July this year, and several ones were scheduled to take place in Budapest.

Budapest’s newest stadium, Puskás Aréna was supposed to host four of the matches. ‘They included Group F matches on June 16, 20 and 24, and a Round of 16 match on June 28’ – bbj.hu writes.

In delaying Euro 2020, UEFA said it wanted to avoid ‘placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services’ of its 12 host countries, as well as helping allow domestic competitions to be finished – resumes BBC.com.

The tournament was due to take place from 12 June-12 July this summer, but it will run 12 months later, from 11 June to 11 July 2021.

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Budapest on Instagram: these are the best accounts about the city http://budnews.hu/news/News/1603/budapest-on-instagram:-these-are-the-best-accounts-about-the-city Check out these Instagram pages if you miss the Hungarian capital. Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:16:29 GMT Budnews
Budapest on Instagram: these are the best accounts about the city

Budapest on Instagram: these are the best accounts about the city

Check out these Instagram pages if you miss the Hungarian capital.

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The Hungarian capital is so beautiful this time of the year, and I am so grateful to live here even in these times. If you planned to travel here this spring, but your plane and trip was canceled, watch these beautiful pages and pictures about the city. Not the same, but this is the best we can offer.

@budapest_hungary

The name of the page doesn't leave much to guess about what the page is about, but that's okay. They have breathtakingly beautiful photos of the Hungarian capital here, of course, with location marking, so once you can travel here, you will know exactly what to look for.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B83_-OzhJaQ/

@budapestravel

Another gorgeous account we love, the travel community of the city. Individual viewpoints, lifestyles, beautifully served.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B96T3e_gO6a/

@budapesttravelers

This account not only collects beautiful photos of Budapest but they also have information materials and articles about the city. And of course, mesmerizing photos, did we mention that?

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9SYI_pBXV0/

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Attention all bookworms! Millions of books are available completely for free online http://budnews.hu/news/News/1602/attention-all-bookworms-millions-of-books-are-available-completely-for-free-online You can spend your #stayathome days really nice and usefull. Mon, 23 Mar 2020 10:28:27 GMT Budnews
Attention all bookworms! Millions of books are available completely for free online

Attention all bookworms! Millions of books are available completely for free online

You can spend your #stayathome days really nice and usefull.

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There are only a few better hobbies than reading and thanks to the #stayathome movement, more and more people are living their lives in voluntary exile. If you are doing so, and you're already bored with Netflix, you can switch series with a good book. You don't even need to have a huge library, as you can browse books from many online collections. In English, we recommend the following pages where anyone can legally find their personal favorites:

Open libraryis one of the biggest of all with hundred thousands of books. Their purpose is no less than make all the published works of humankind available to everyone in the world, and they are doing well, because they have everything from fantasy to biographies, recipes or children's book.

The outbreak of the epidemic has forced the New York Public Library to close, so they made their e-book rental page. This requires membership registration and a free application to download for iOS and Android, but then we will have access to 300,000 books.

If that's not enough, try SCRIBD, where the first month of registration is free, and there are thousands of books, audiobooks, magazines to choose from. You can also search by category, popularity and recommendations.

Hundreds of Metropolitan Museum art books are also available for free, just make sure you have enough time to read. If you are not looking for something specific at first, you may want to scroll through the categories listed in the Collection / Department and get to the topics that interest you in no time. Manybooks.net is another big online library that have free book, even bestsellers. Many of the early eBooks are from the Project Gutenberg archives, which means you will be able to find a lot of classics on the site and even more self-publishing authors.

Last but not least, we can search the Open Culture site, where over 800 e-books, school books, and almost 1000 audiobooks have been collected, in many genre. They also have online courses, so it’s totally worth checking out.

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Two metro stations closed in Budapest city centre http://budnews.hu/news/News/1601/two-metro-stations-closed-in-budapest-city-centre Due to reconstruction works, the Ferenciek tere and Arany János utca metro stations are closed from 9 March. Let us recommend some public transport options instead. Fri, 20 Mar 2020 10:43:37 GMT Mia Balogh
Two metro stations closed in Budapest city centre

Two metro stations closed in Budapest city centre

Due to reconstruction works, the Ferenciek tere and Arany János utca metro stations are closed from 9 March. Let us recommend some public transport options instead.

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If you use the M3 ‘blue metro’ in Budapest these days, it might be useful for you to know that the reconstruction works of the city centre section of this metro line have started. From 9 March, two metro stations - the Ferenciek tere and Arany János utca -, the metro won’t stop at these stations.

Do you have to reach any of your destinations near one of these stations? Then we recommend you to use the following lines: tram 2 (it is running more frequently), as well as lines running on Budapest’s ‘Kiskörút’ Small Boulevard such as tram 47 and 49, bus 9 and trolleybus 72 during the weekends (trolleybuses 72 and 73 will run to Deák Ferenc tér). Buses 5, 7, 8E, 108E, 110, 112, 133E and 178, operating on Rákóczi út are also good options to reach Ferenciek tere.

The two ‘blue line’ metro stations mentioned above will remain closed until the southern section of the metro line is finished, and the section between Nagyvárad tér and Lehel tér is closed. We don’t know the exact date but it is expected for the fall.

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Budapest among the best things to love about Europe http://budnews.hu/news/News/1600/budapest-among-the-best-things-to-love-about-europe- The Guardian’s list, named ‘Our Europe: 27 things we love about the continent’ is a must-read – one of their writers, George Szirtes talks about Budapest and a beautiful courtyard.   Fri, 20 Mar 2020 10:40:36 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest among the best things to love about Europe

Budapest among the best things to love about Europe

The Guardian’s list, named ‘Our Europe: 27 things we love about the continent’ is a must-read – one of their writers, George Szirtes talks about Budapest and a beautiful courtyard.  

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To celebrate Europe, The Guardian’s writers in all 27 EU countries share a favourite place that evokes the spirit of their nation. Budapest is also on their list – writer George Szirtes talks about our capital and ‘Budapest’s beautiful courtyard’.

‘In the heart of Pest there is a small interior courtyard: 10 Magyar utca. You can cut through it by day, proceeding through the quiet Magyar utca gate, stepping over silent wooden cobbles, to the busy Múzeum körút. Built by Miklós Ybl in 1852, four years after the failure of the 1848 revolution and 15 years before the establishment of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the courtyard is an eclectic, beautifully proportioned, faintly Venetian blend of classic and romantic’ – he writes by adding that if Budapest has a humane soul, it is something like this. ‘You breathe differently here. You hope for more’ – he says.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/07/my-europe-27-things-we-love-european-union

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Couch traveling: this is how you can “be” here in Budapest from your home http://budnews.hu/news/News/1599/couch-traveling:-this-is-how-you-can-“be”-here-in-budapest-from-your-home Was your flight canceled? These are the films, books, music and food you that flies you to Budapest immediately. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:37:51 GMT Budnews
Couch traveling: this is how you can “be” here in Budapest from your home

Couch traveling: this is how you can “be” here in Budapest from your home

Was your flight canceled? These are the films, books, music and food you that flies you to Budapest immediately.

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Many flight has been canceled in Europe and in Hungary in the past few days, and probably more will be canceled in the next weeks, so it's a big question what to do, if you can not come to Budapest. Well we have some tips for you which brings Budapest to your home.

Travel videos.

Watch travel videos on Youtube: there are many of them presenting the city from all point of view: professional and home-made videos, opinions, what to do in 1-2-3-4 days… There are hundreds of hours videos about the city.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sF5FsbmADQ

It's also a great way to have a great time in Budapest when you watch a film that plays in the Hungarian capital. Ladies in Love is a romantic comedy from 1936 and tells the story of three women in search of wealthy husbands. The Shop Around the Corner from 1940 is also a romantic comedy. The story is about two employees of a Budapest shop clash with each other, neither knowing that the other is the unmet lover they have been corresponding with. Budapest is a French comedy from 2018 directed by Xavier Gens. Two best friends with MBAs are bored in their jobs and start a travel business for bachelor parties in Budapest...

There are several famous songs about Budapest, just think about George Ezra's Budapest, or the new Spanish song „Budapest” by Montanez. You could also watch Round and round from Sea Gomez – although it's not about Budapest, but it has been shot here and many famous landmarks of the city are recognizable in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrLPs3_1Fs

There are many travel books about the city, but now we would love to recommend some novels, for example Strangers in Budapest: A Novel by Jessica Keener, or Ban Brown's Origin, which has several scenes in Budapest ad mentions Chain Bridge, the Great Synagogue on Dohány Street, the 7th district and even Szimpla.

One of the most famous things about Hungary is our cuisine, and fortunately many of our national dishes are easy enough to cook them at home. Try to make gulyás soup, stuffed cabbage or strudel – none of them are impossible if you know how to cook just a little bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2DBfiveIQ0

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Program options during quarantine http://budnews.hu/news/News/1598/program-options-during-quarantine What to do in Budapest if you are already here, but nothing is open. Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:33:18 GMT Budnews
Program options during quarantine

Program options during quarantine

What to do in Budapest if you are already here, but nothing is open.

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Tourism does not have easy time now with more and more institutions being temporarily closed in Budapest due to the spread of the coronavirus. But what if you are already here and trying to get the most out of the situation? Well, there are several things that you can still do:

There are no restrictions on sightseeing walking tours yet, and as the streets are much more deserted, they mean far less risk. Check out Google, look out for recommended sightseeing routes, and take a walk in this beautiful spring time.

Hike! There are countless beautiful hiking trails in the Buda Hills, which are generally considered easy terrain, and almost all of them have a lookout tower with beautiful view of the city. We have already written about the most beautiful hiking trails here, check it out and go!

The opening hours of the restaurants are not affected by the restrictions, so there is nothing to stop you from getting to know Hungarian gastronomy. There is no need to worry about the infection, as restaurants are more disinfected than ever and most places also take care not to sit guests directly next to each other.

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Everything you need to know about coronavirus situation in Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/News/1597/everything-you-need-to-know-about-coronavirus-situation-in-hungary These are the facts and the regulation now. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 10:23:51 GMT Budnews
Everything you need to know about coronavirus situation in Hungary

Everything you need to know about coronavirus situation in Hungary

These are the facts and the regulation now.

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The WHO has declared the global coronavirus outbreak a pandemic last week and since then many countries has tightened their regulation. Hungary did the same, so we have collected the most important information about the situation here. First of all, Hungary is a slightly infected country, and we have only one person passed away from the infection. The regulations are strict, but logical:

  • There are temporary reintroduction of border control at the Hungarian-Slovenian and Hungarian-Austrian borders.
  • There is prohibition of entry for non-Hungarian nationals from Italy, China, South Korea and Iran. Non-Hungarian nationals coming from countries that are the focal points of the epidemic (Italy, China, South Korea and Iran) are not allowed to enter Hungary.
  • One of the most important things is that the government banned indoor events of more than 100 people and outdoor events of more than 500 people. This does not apply to workplaces, but to theaters, concert halls, cinemas, etc. for example, yes.
  • Universities are closed, only distance learning can take place. Elementary and high school students are also prohibited to go to school from Monday, but this is not a break, learning continues with a new educational agenda: an out-of-class digital learning is in place.
  • The first-door take on was canceled on all buses in Budapest, and we cannot buy tickets from the bus drivers anymore.
  • Only a few people can be in the pharmacies at the same time – the queue has to be wait outside.
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Wow, have you heard this new song about Budapest? http://budnews.hu/news/News/1596/wow,-have-you-heard-this-new-song-about-budapest Barcelona-based Montañez is the latest band inspired by the atmosphere and beauty of our capital. Their new song about Budapest is absolutely worth listening! Fri, 13 Mar 2020 13:40:41 GMT Mia Balogh
Wow, have you heard this new song about Budapest?

Wow, have you heard this new song about Budapest?

Barcelona-based Montañez is the latest band inspired by the atmosphere and beauty of our capital. Their new song about Budapest is absolutely worth listening!

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Budapest is adored not only by the tourists but by the artists, as well. The latest music band inspired by our capital is Barcelona-based Montañez – their new song sung in Catalan, subtitled in Spanish and in English contains a lot of references to the iconic landmarks of the city, such as the Margaret Bridge, Deák Ferenc tér, Parlament, Szimpla Kert (a ruin pub), the yellow trams and so on.

The song is part of the band’s latest album – Minsk · Praga · Budapest – which was presented in Barcelona on 7 March. “Through the trilogy, we move through three perspectives on love: Minsk is nostalgia, Prague is complexity and Budapest is passion” – We Love Budapest writes.

So we know that you can’t wait to hear the song – voila, here it comes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=a7yVmg3zuyI&feature=emb_logo

There are some other well-known songs from international musicians entitled ‘Budapest’, let us show you our favourites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iKuHv0imaI&feature=emb_logo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrLPs3_1Fs&feature=emb_logo

Tell us in the comment section which song about Budapest is your favourite, and what do you think about this new one from Montañez – we can’t wait to know it! ;)

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Funicular of Budapest is 150 years old http://budnews.hu/news/News/1595/funicular-of-budapest-is-150-years-old- The funicular at the Buda-side of the city was the second one in the world – only the funicular in Lyon preceded it – and now we celebrate its 150 th birthday. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 10:00:14 GMT Mia Balogh
Funicular of Budapest is 150 years old

Funicular of Budapest is 150 years old

The funicular at the Buda-side of the city was the second one in the world – only the funicular in Lyon preceded it – and now we celebrate its 150 th birthday.

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The funicular at Clark Adam Square, in the Buda-side of the city begun its service on 2 March 1870 and it is not a wonder that a lot of things have happened to it since then. It was hit by a bomb in 1944 but rebuilt by 1986 and today it is not only part of the public transport system but also a tourist attraction.

It works every day from 7:30 am to 10 pm, a ticket costs 1400 HUF. It can carry 24 passengers, eight in each wagon, at a time. Every year, it transports approximately 600 000 – 1 million people.

Let us show you how is it to travel on the funicular:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDH1GL4MhRw

Like and share our article, if you would love to try it (again). ;)

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This restaurant was awarded as best in Hungary for the second time http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1594/this-restaurant-was-awarded-as-best-in-hungary-for-the-second-time Stand, led by chefs Tamás Széll and Szabina Szulló opened only two years ago but was awarded again, for the second time as the best restaurant in the country. Wed, 11 Mar 2020 13:46:52 GMT Mia Balogh
This restaurant was awarded as best in Hungary for the second time

This restaurant was awarded as best in Hungary for the second time

Stand, led by chefs Tamás Széll and Szabina Szulló opened only two years ago but was awarded again, for the second time as the best restaurant in the country.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

Which restaurants are the best ones in the country? This is a quite important question for tourists and locals, as well. At the Volkswagen Restaurant Dining Guide Awards, held on 24 February, a professional jury awarded the ones considered as the best of the best in Hungary.

Stand, a popular spot opened only two years ago won the grand prize again – the restaurant, led by chefs Tamás Széll and Szabina Szulló preceded also Onyx, the only restaurant in Hungary with two Michelin stars. Wow, they must really know something, right? ;)

Top 10 +2 restaurants in Hungary, according to the Dining Guide:

Arany Kaviár – Chef: László Kanász

Babel Budapest – Chef: István Veres

Borkonyha – Chef: Ákos Sárközi

Costes – Chef: Miguel Vieirea

Costes Downtown – Chef: Miguel Vieirea

Onyx – Chef: Ádám Mészáros

Pasztell – Chef: János Erdei

SALT – Chef: Szilárd Tóth

Stand – Chefs: Tamás Széll and Szabina Szulló – grand prize

Stand 25 – Chefs: Tamás Széll and Szabina Szulló

Textúra – Chef: Ákos Sárközi

Have you ever eaten in one or more of these restaurants? If yes, tell us about your experiences in the comment section. ;)

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Hungarian photographer among the world's bests http://budnews.hu/news/News/1593/hungarian-photographer-among-the-worlds-bests Milán Radisics has been acknowledged at the Oscar of photography. Tue, 10 Mar 2020 09:19:44 GMT Budnews
Hungarian photographer among the world's bests

Hungarian photographer among the world's bests

Milán Radisics has been acknowledged at the Oscar of photography.

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The Hungarian photographer, Milán Radisics received huge recognition at one of the most prestigious press photography competitions in the world. At POYI, Pictures of the Year International competition, he was ranked among the best in the "Environmental Vision" category with a series of 40 photos. This year, „Environmental vision” was the priority category of the competition, where works on the environment and human activities affecting the environment was awarded.

https://www.szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/radisics-milan-fotosorozat4.jpg

Radisics' photo series consists of 4 sections: the first 10 photos show aluminum processing and red mud storage, the second 10 photos show the pollution caused by humans, the third series deals with the diversity of salt distillers, inspired by Mark Rothko, a prominent figure of modern painting, and the last 10 photos examine the human footprint and drought. Milan also made history with the fact that he is the first a Hungarian photographer in the POYI Finals for two consecutive years.

https://www.szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/radisics-milan-fotosorozat5.jpg

The aerial perspective of his pictures, including the orthogonal point of view alters the visuality completely. The disappearing horizon is embarrassing and thought-provoking, and prompts action. Moving on the border between abstraction and document, micro and macro show the real character of the landscape and reveal the imprint of human activity. The project brings a new light to photography and our image of the environment.

Congratulation!

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Gourmet Festival, the biggest feast of gastronomy is coming http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1592/gourmet-festival,-the-biggest-feast-of-gastronomy-is-coming The biggest gastronomic event of the Carpathian basin will be held in May for the 10th time. Mon, 9 Mar 2020 12:46:09 GMT Budnews
Gourmet Festival, the biggest feast of gastronomy is coming

Gourmet Festival, the biggest feast of gastronomy is coming

The biggest gastronomic event of the Carpathian basin will be held in May for the 10th time.

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Gourmet festival is one of our favorite event during the whole year. It's the biggest gastronomy festival in the region that brings the country's bests together to a huge outdoor tasting venue. Gourmet festival is the celebration of the best Hungarian restaurants, wineries, chefs and confectioners, brewers and producers, and all us gastronomy lovers. The festival will be taking place at Millenáris Park between May 21-24.

This years festival will be even better than the previous ones (although they were also 100% perfect): this year's event has an even larger area and will showcase the “créme de la créme” of the Hungarian gastro-scene: 120 of the most outstanding restaurants from Hungary, excellent street food places, pastry shops, wineries, breweries and bars… Do we have to say more?

This year's theme will be a bit different from the themes of previous years: instead of classic dishes and ingredients, the organizers have chosen another important component to build the festival program upon: heritage. By exploring the importance of family relations in gastronomy, their main goal is to encourage both exhibitors and chefs to surprise and inspire visitors with their unique personal taste, specialties and stories, accompanied by their most emblematic dishes.

The invited chefs will be partaking in all four days of the festival and share the experience with the visitors. Furthermore, important Hungarian gastro-icons, such as Jenő Rácz, András Wolf, János Mizsei, Lajos Bíró or the Dudás brothers of Anyukám Mondta restaurant can also be expected to make an appearance on stage. Stage programs will be hosted by Zsófi Mautner and András Jókuti, so it is no exaggeration to say that the bests of Hungarian gastronomy will be there at the festival.

In addition to the restaurants and pastry shops, the festival’s schedule cannot be complete without workshops and kids programs. Colorful nights, with famous domestic and foreign chefs, and many unforgettable programs – that's what we can promise for the weekend of Gourmet festival. As evidence, check out the awesome video from last year’s event!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=eQfmCJxsx78&feature=emb_logo

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Free concerts in the heart of the city: this is „Akvárium Tavasz Terasz” http://budnews.hu/news/News/1591/free-concerts-in-the-heart-of-the-city:-this-is-„akvarium-tavasz-terasz” One of the most popular outdoor, free program series, the “Aquarium Spring Terrace” will be organized again as part of the Budapest Spring Festival, Fri, 6 Mar 2020 09:04:39 GMT Budnews
Free concerts in the heart of the city: this is „Akvárium Tavasz Terasz”

Free concerts in the heart of the city: this is „Akvárium Tavasz Terasz”

One of the most popular outdoor, free program series, the “Aquarium Spring Terrace” will be organized again as part of the Budapest Spring Festival,

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As April and the beautiful spring weather is here, one of the best outdoor programs, the „Akvárium Tavasz Terasz” (Aquarium Spring Terrace) can start again. As a highlighted venue of the Budapest Spring Festival, the Aquarium Club offers acoustic concerts on their terrace for those who wish to be outdoor this early spring.

During the event, the best of the Hungarian music life will play with a solo guitar on the sunny steps of Aquarium Club. Two international star performers will also arrive: on 5 April, Meute, a techno-band from Hamburg, will take the stage, and on 17 April, Laura Gibson, the American singer-songwriter. And as usual, Sunday morning are for the kids from 11 o'clock on the terrace.

Tavasz Terasz lasts from 5 to 22 April with free admission, and if you are curious about the best of Hungarian music, then here's your place. Fore more information, read the official event

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Alanis Morissette set to perform in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1590/alanis-morissette-set-to-perform-in-budapest The Canadian singer-songwriter returns to our capital after 12 years, we can’t wait for her show. Thu, 5 Mar 2020 09:23:36 GMT Mia Balogh
Alanis Morissette set to perform in Budapest

Alanis Morissette set to perform in Budapest

The Canadian singer-songwriter returns to our capital after 12 years, we can’t wait for her show.

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Good news for all the folks who were singing out loud Alanis Morissette’s hit songs like Ironic and Head Over Feet in the nighties: the Canadian-American singer-songwriter has announced some big arena shows in Europe. And yes, she is also set to perform in Budapest on 12 October (12 years after her concert at Sziget Festival).

The European concerts will be part of her next world tour. The 45 years old singer-songwriter will play songs from her newest record – ninth studio album – ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Road’, out on May 1 and she will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of ‘Jagged Little Pill’, her most successful record so far.

Check out the tour dates of the ‘Alanis Morissette European Tour | 2020’

23rd September - Copenhagen, Denmark - Royal Arena

28th September - London, UK - The O2

29th September - Birmingham, UK - Utilita Arena

1st October - Dublin, Ireland - 3Arena

4th October - Manchester, UK - Manchester Arena

6th October - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome

8th October - Hamburg, Germany - Barclaycard Arena

10th October - Warsaw, Poland - Expo Hall

12th October - Budapest, Hungary - Budapest Arena

15th October - Milan, Italy - Mediolanum Forum

17th October - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi

19th October - Madrid, Spain - WiZink Center

22nd October - Paris, France - AccorHotels Arena

And now let us show you our favourite songs from Alanis Morissette – up with the volume, and sing these out loud (just like we do). ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iuO49jbovg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUjIY_XxF1g

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Video: the new National Gallery is a must-see http://budnews.hu/news/News/1589/video:-the-new-national-gallery-is-a-must-see This is the first time when we can see more than just static images and descriptions about the new National Gallery. Wed, 4 Mar 2020 09:14:31 GMT Mia Balogh
Video: the new National Gallery is a must-see

Video: the new National Gallery is a must-see

This is the first time when we can see more than just static images and descriptions about the new National Gallery.

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Do you remember where the former Petőfi Hall was standing in the City Park (Városliget)? You can’t see it anymore but we can show you the visualizations of the modern National Gallery which will be built where Petőfi Hall used to stand.

The following video shows the history of the demolished building and the future plans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE9NZdYZjSE&feature=emb_logo

This is the first time when we can see more than just static images and descriptions, furthermore, we can enter and also take a glimpse to the inside of the building, well, at least virtually.

According to the plans, the new National Gallery, designed by the Japanese SANAA and Hungarian partner company Bánáti + Hartvig Architects will be ready in the following years but we still don’t know exactly when. Earlier we read that everything included in Liget Budapest project must be ready and open for the public until 2023.

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Women's Day is here: best places to take your girlfriend on 8 March http://budnews.hu/news/News/1588/womens-day-is-here:-best-places-to-take-your-girlfriend-on-8-march Here are the best 5 things to do. Tue, 3 Mar 2020 07:49:54 GMT Budnews
Women's Day is here: best places to take your girlfriend on 8 March

Women's Day is here: best places to take your girlfriend on 8 March

Here are the best 5 things to do.

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Although Women's Day is not the biggest holiday in the world, it's nice to have a little extra attention and care. The cheap version is a bouquet of flowers, but we recommend to do something else this year. You can take your girl to super programs, and now we have gathered the best to impress your sweetheart in Budapest.

Relax in a day spa!

Massage, wrap, body scrub, pedicure-manicure, sauna, jacuzzi. There is no more relaxing program after a long week. You can chose from several oriental themed, western ones, places where you can can eat fruits, bonbons, teas and mulled wine before treatments, or try a sound therapy.

Fly back to the past in a classic coffee house!

Have you always been attracted to the lost, elegant world of the beginning of the last century? Budapest is famous for its classical coffee houses, that has the atmosphere of the beginning of the last century. Visit the Central or New York Café, or the elegant Börzé, and you can feel the atmosphere of the beginning of the 20th century immediately. This is what we call time traveling!

Join a themed sightseeing tour!

If you are looking for a more specific walk than a basic sightseeing, you will like these themed tours of Budapest. It's much different to look around in the city with unique background stories: these events will not only provide you useful and interesting information, but you will also get to places that you wouldn't be able to as an individual. The range of topics is very large: exploring the art deco or bauhaus, following the former splendor of Józsefváros or the history of beer. We recommend some feminine theme for Women's Day of course. ;)

Visit a unique museum!

In addition to the 'big ones', there are many smaller, lesser-known, but very exciting and spectacular museums in Budapest. The Mai Mano House is worth visiting for its photographic exhibitions; at the Miksa Róth Memorial House we can learn about the works and the age of the Hungarian grandmaster of Art Nouveau glass and mosaic art. Whatever your girlfriend likes, pretty sure we have a museum about it.

Have a brunch

The brunch-hype reached Hungary several years ago, and it's still a perfect program for a lazy morning. Budapest has more places we could list. There are Middle-Eastern, home-made, French-style, Hungarian, Turkish, sweet, new-wave, everything-free places, so you can find the perfect place, no matter what your girlfriend likes again.

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Traditional Italian stuffed rice balls are here - Let's get to know the 'arancini' http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1587/traditional-italian-stuffed-rice-balls-are-here---lets-get-to-know-the-arancini If pizza and pasta are too boring, we'll show you your new favorite meal and the place where you can get it! Mon, 2 Mar 2020 09:43:36 GMT Budnews
Traditional Italian stuffed rice balls are here - Let's get to know the 'arancini'

Traditional Italian stuffed rice balls are here - Let's get to know the 'arancini'

If pizza and pasta are too boring, we'll show you your new favorite meal and the place where you can get it!

Gastronomy

Budnews

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about Italian food? Pizza, pasta, ice cream? Well, have you ever heard of the arancini? Arancini is a risotto-based, oil-fried, stuffed rice ball with roots dating back to the 10th century. It got its name after its shape and color, because arancini means little orange in Italian. And the best news is that from now on, this special Italian food is available in Budapest too!

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when we talk about Italian food? Pizza, pasta, ice cream? Well, have you ever heard of the arancini? Arancini is a risotto-based, oil-fried, stuffed rice ball with roots dating back to the 10th century. It got its name after its shape and color, because arancini means little orange in Italian. And the best news is that from now on, this special Italian food is available in Budapest too!

A small restaurant opened a few week ago at the Buda side of Margaret bridge, AranciniBenedetti, which sells one thing: arancini. The shop is only a few square meters, but with plenty of arancinis. The rice balls, which are not so small, are kneaded and made in a preparation kitchen, they are just baked on the spot. The menu features six types of savory arancini that are strictly traditional, but also have a slightly American flavor. The balls are dipped in corn flour, so all products, including the sweet versions that are otherwise rare in Sicily, are basically gluten free.

The basic arancini, the most typical version in Sicily is filled with Sicilian red wine beef stew, green peas, parmesan, mozzarella, pecorino and fontina, but we can find porcini-gorgonzola, whipped cream-parma ham and spinach-ricotta versions as well. Cheese is a pretty important base for the arancini: at least three Italian cheeses are hidden in each. What all these arancinis have in common is the crunchy but well drained, non-oily outer layer, filled with crunchy, juicy, pleasantly seasoned risotto, sticky cheeses and other delicacies. Totally worth trying!

A small restaurant opened a few week ago at the Buda side of Margaret bridge, AranciniBenedetti, which sells one thing: arancini. The shop is only a few square meters, but with plenty of arancinis. The rice balls, which are not so small, are kneaded and made in a preparation kitchen, they are just baked on the spot. The menu features six types of savory arancini that are strictly traditional, but also have a slightly American flavor. The balls are dipped in corn flour, so all products, including the sweet versions that are otherwise rare in Sicily, are basically gluten free.

The basic arancini, the most typical version in Sicily is filled with Sicilian red wine beef stew, green peas, parmesan, mozzarella, pecorino and fontina, but we can find porcini-gorgonzola, whipped cream-parma ham and spinach-ricotta versions as well. Cheese is a pretty important base for the arancini: at least three Italian cheeses are hidden in each. What all these arancinis have in common is the crunchy but well drained, non-oily outer layer, filled with crunchy, juicy, pleasantly seasoned risotto, sticky cheeses and other delicacies. Totally worth trying!

https://www.facebook.com/arancinibenedetti/photos/a.125722585441518/193173042029805/?type=3&theater

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Finally! Harry Potter themed café opens in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1586/finally-harry-potter-themed-cafe-opens-in-budapest By visiting the Flying Broom, you can enter the Harry Potter universe – it is no wonder that the place is extremely popular already. Fri, 28 Feb 2020 08:58:52 GMT Mia Balogh
Finally! Harry Potter themed café opens in Budapest

Finally! Harry Potter themed café opens in Budapest

By visiting the Flying Broom, you can enter the Harry Potter universe – it is no wonder that the place is extremely popular already.

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The Flying Broom Magical Experience Coffee Shop is open only for a couple of weeks but it is already one of the most popular spots in the city. Why? Because this is the first café in Budapest which lets us enter in Harry Potter’s magical universe.

Yep, this is no exaggeration. You’ll find yourself there right after entering: clothes, newspapers, ‘flying’ candles, Hagrid’s giant spider (stay calm, it’s not real ;)), the magic wand of Dumbledore and a lot more is here to enchant you in a minute.

Take a glimpse of all this in their 1-minute video – this is truly awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FdSUJYIdUos

Of course, the menu is inspired by Harry Potter’s adventures, as well. You can order for example Rox. Expresso or any other magical potion, and a Harry Potter fan can not miss tasting butter beer, that’s for sure! They also offer soups, sandwiches and delicious cakes, we are sure you won’t be able to resist. ;)

The menu is available online, for now only in Hungarian but maybe you feel like checking it out… so here you go: https://www.repulosepru.hu/?lang=en The website by the way also works in English, you’ll see that. They have quite reasonable prices, ranging from 500 to 2000 HUF.

Opening hours and reservation:

The café is open from Thursday to Sunday from 12 PM to 9 PM. The address is: 3rd district, 36 Pacsirtamező Street. They only accept cash, but there is an ATM very close to the café if you would only have your credit card in your wallet.

Reservation is possible via their online reservation system and asztalfoglalas@repulosepru.hu. You can also call them on the phone. The number is: +36704293692 and they promise to try answer everyone’s call Monday to Wednesday from 10 am to 3 pm, and in the opening hours.

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Sziget Festival announces 80 acts for 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1585/sziget-festival-announces-80-acts-for-2020 First wave of acts for this year’s Sziget Festival was recently announced, take a look at the full list. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:48:55 GMT Mia Balogh
Sziget Festival announces 80 acts for 2020

Sziget Festival announces 80 acts for 2020

First wave of acts for this year’s Sziget Festival was recently announced, take a look at the full list.

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Sziget Festival is not only Hungary’s biggest festival but also one of the loudest summertime open-air festivals in the world. The well-known event will be organized this year between 5-11 August on Óbudai Island in Budapest, and it will offer some big names and new favourites, too.

Take a glimpse of the full list of the first wave of acts.

Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Kings Of Leon, Major Lazer, The Strokes, Alice Merton, Alison Wonderland, Altin Gün, Amyl and the Sniffers, Anna Calvi, A$AP Rocky, ATLiens, Bakermat, Bikini Kill, Black Honey, blackbear, Bob Moses club set, Briston Maroney, Camelphat, Caribou, Chris Liebing, Claptone, Clutch, Daughter, Denzel Curry, Diplo, Dixon, Droeloe, Ezra Collective, Fever 333, FKA twigs, Floating Points live, Foals, Foster The People, Gerd Janson, Giant Rooks, Glass Animals, I Hate Models, Jade Bird, Jamie Jones b2b Joseph Capriati, Jeremy Loops, Jon Hopkins live, Joris Voorn, Kaytranada, Keane, Kensington, Khalid, Kokoroko, Kölsch, Lewis Capaldi, Little Dragon, Little Simz, Lola Marsh, Loyle Carner, Mabel, Mark Ronson, Matador, METZ, Miles Kane, NGHTMRE Of Monsters And Men, Parquet Courts, R3hab, Rilés, Sam Feldt live, Sasha, Seasick Steve, Sevdaliza, Sigrid, Slowthai, Solardo, Stanton Warriors, Stormzy, Tom Walker, Tourist, TroyBoi, Viagra Boys, Volac, What So Not live.

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Budapest Photo Festival introduces: the best of the photographic art http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1584/budapest-photo-festival-introduces:-the-best-of-the-photographic-art The biggest photography event in Hungary is awaiting with exciting exhibitions. Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:32:54 GMT Budnews
Budapest Photo Festival introduces: the best of the photographic art

Budapest Photo Festival introduces: the best of the photographic art

The biggest photography event in Hungary is awaiting with exciting exhibitions.

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When we're talking about photo exhibitions, everyone thinks of the World Press Photo, although there is more than meets the... camera. Or something like that. The Budapest Photo Festival is an annual city-wide exhibition series that represents the contemporary and classical values of the photography by the presence of the Hungarian and international art scene.

The aim of the Festival is to make Budapest the „City of Photography”. The festival has two highlighted exhibitions as a frame: the opening international show and a Hungarian contemporary overview. This year's opening event is Paolo VENTURA: Venetian Stories /Automaton exhibition that brings us to Venice during the World War II. Contemporary Hungarian photographic art will be brought by an exhibition called BODY IMAGE – it shows the presence of the classical art genres in contemporary photography via nude pictures.

The emphasis of the festival, – next to the two highlighted exhibitions – , is on the presentation of the national and international contemporary scene, with the help of the biggest galleries, museums and the International Cultural Institutes of the Hungarian Capital. The Festival involves many public and professional programs also: lectures, workshops, photomarathon, museum educational events, portfolio review, a total of 53 exhibitions and programs. This year's festival starts at 28 February, for more information, visit http://www.budapestphotofestival.hu/.

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The best 13: these world stars will surely come to Budapest in 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1583/the-best-13:-these-world-stars-will-surely-come-to-budapest-in-2020 We have an exciting year! Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:10:18 GMT Budnews
The best 13: these world stars will surely come to Budapest in 2020

The best 13: these world stars will surely come to Budapest in 2020

We have an exciting year!

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There are great concerts in Budapest, not just during the Sziget Festival. Here's what you can expect this year:

Carlos Santana Miraculous 2020 World Tour

19 MARCH 2020

The iconic guitarist is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of Abraxas with a mesmerizing world tour. Ten time GRAMMY®-Award, three time Latin GRAMMY®-Award winning rock icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana will stop here in Budapest for our biggest pleasure! Santana and his band will perform passion-filled songs from their fifty year career, including fan favorites from Woodstock to Supernatural and beyond. The tour will commemorate two very important milestones in the iconic guitarist’s career.

James Blunt European tour

01 APRIL 2020

Following the news that his sixth studio album, ‘Once Upon A Mind’, has been released in October 25th, James Blunt announced a major 2020 UK and European tour. James kicks off the tour February 14th in Birmingham and finishes at London’s Royal Albert Hall playing shows across Europe throughout the run.

Harry Styles Love on tour

31 MAY 2020

Harry Styles has announced a 2020 world tour, Love On Tour, in support of his upcoming album Fine Line. The extensive run of shows will begin in April in the UK and will travel across Europe and North America before concluding in Mexico in October. Harry Styles music career began in boy band One Direction. They earned four number-one studio albums, embarked on four sold-out world tours, won nearly 200 awards and has sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Harry's first own, self-titled debut album was released in 2017 and topped the charts of fourteen countries.

Celine Dion Courage world tour

07 JUNE 2020

The Courage World Tour is the fourteenth concert tour by Canadian singer Celine Dion, in support of her English-language studio album, Courage (2019). It is Dion's first world tour in over a decade, since her Taking Chances World Tour. She has won five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and Billboard named her the "Queen of Adult Contemporary for good reason.

Korn

09 JUNE 2020

KORN basically changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a genre, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The FADER notes, “There was an unexpected opening in the pop landscape and KORN articulated a generational coming-of-angst for a claustrophobic, self-surveilled consciousness. KORN became the soundtrack for a generation’s arrival as a snarling, thrashing, systemically-restrained freak show.” Since forming, KORN has sold 40 million albums worldwide, collected two GRAMMYS, toured the world countless times, and set many records in the process that will likely never be surpassed.

Sooter – God save the rave tour

13 JUNE 2020

German techno heroes, Scooter, are bringing their unmistakable brand of hard dance to Budapest with their God Save The Rave tour. The band has sold over 30 million records and earned over 80 Gold and Platinum awards. Scooter is considered the most commercially successful German single-record act with 23 top ten hits.

System Of A Down

17 JUNE 2020

Formed in 1994, and with just 5 studio albums, the American/Armenian band have amassed themselves a fervent, worldwide following- never failing to put on a mind-blowing performance. The band has achieved huge commercial success with the release of their albums, three of which debuted at number one (#1) on the US Billboard album chart. System Of A Down has been nominated for 4 Grammy Awards, and their song B.Y.O.B. won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock performance in 2006.

Judas Priest

13 JULY 2020

There are few heavy metal bands that have managed to scale the heights that Judas Priest have during their 50-year career. Their presence and influence remains at an all-time high as evidenced by 2018's Firepower being the highest-charting album of their career, a 2010 Grammy Award win for Best Metal Performance, plus being a 2006 VH1 Rock Honors recipient and a 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination.

KISS - END OF THE ROAD World Tour

16 JULY 2020

Explosions, riffs and flying superheroes: KISS draw all the stops on the END OF THE ROAD World Tour and celebrate a decibel-packed spectacle with massive production and legendary songs. On this world tour the iconic band says goodbye to their fans after four and a half decades of superlatives. As the quartet announced exclusively at the KISS Kruise, the multi-year tour in summer 2020 is once again rolling through Europe, including Budapest!

Thomas Anders from Modern talking

12 SEPTEMBER 2020

After the huge success of the pre-sold-out concert in 2018, Thomas Anders comes to Hungary again in 2020! Thanks to Total Dance Festival and 80's Disco, the '80s world hits will come back with Modern Talking frontman, this time in an even more spectacular 90-minute unique live show.

Alanis Morisette

12 OCTOBER 2020

Seven-time GRAMMY Award-winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette also announced her much anticipated European Leg of her 2020 World Tour celebrating 25 years of Jagged Little Pill and her upcoming album Such Pretty Forks In The Road. The run will see Alanis perform in 13 cities across Europe, kicking off in Copenhagen on 23rd September and concluding at Paris’ AccorHotels Arena on 22nd October.

Simply Red

23 NOVEMBER 2020

Following the announcement that their funky new album, ‘Blue Eyed Soul’, that was released on November 8th, Simply Red revealed the details of a highly anticipated 33-date UK, Ireland and European 2020 arena tour. Hailed as one of the most successful live acts ever to come out of the UK, they will be firing on all cylinders delivering their all-time classic hits from a stellar career, such as ‘Stars’, ‘Holding Back The Years’, ‘Fairground’ and ‘Money’s Too Tight To Mention’, as well as some raw and soulful new grooves.

NIGHTWISH

07 DECEMBER 2020

The Finnish symphonic metal band also comes to Hungary this year. Their unique brand of Gothic yet melodic metal has helped the group become Finland's most successful band abroad (and the third most in the country itself!), having sold over eight million records worldwide and acquiring over 60 gold and platinum certifications on the way.

Tickets for the shows here and here.

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Best donut shops in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1582/best-donut-shops-in-budapest If there is something like „time for donuts”, February definitely is that time. Fri, 21 Feb 2020 10:09:27 GMT Budnews
Best donut shops in Budapest

Best donut shops in Budapest

If there is something like „time for donuts”, February definitely is that time.

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February means two thing for sure: carnival and donuts. Yes, donuts are available all year long, but Carnival donut is something more - at least in our heart. If you're in Budapest, these are the places you should try for a good donut:

The Donut Library

The offer is always colorful and always very varied - with seasonal specialties, not just for the holidays. In addition to the seasonal offerings, there are always simpler and more extra donuts, often built around a well-known chocolate brand for double enjoyment. But the best thing is that you can get a book off the shelf if you want a little me time and reed while you eat.

The Box Donut

The square shape of the donuts is not only practical because it makes difference from other brands, but they also fits better in their take-away boxes. We can choose from stuffed and basic, glazed and sugary donuts, in all flavors and colors, from basic unstuffed cinnamon to exclusive lemon curd pistachios.

MR Funk

Classic American donuts made here in almost endless varieties. We can taste nutella flavored, strawberry glazed with marshmallows, chocolate M & M's, or coffee cream donuts for example. The interior design is a never-seen-before kid's room where it's fun to eat with your hands and be dirty.

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Fánkterápia

This place is worshiping the American candy cult, because besides the donuts, you can get a lot of American chocolate, candy, cereal here. They always make different extras for the seasons, so you'll find something new even if you go there every week.

Bomboloni

This donut shop with Italian and Viennese roots carry the tradition of classic carnival donuts in the pastry, and has beautiful floral shape in the appearance. These donuts are available in every flavor from classic jam to pistachio cream or mascarpone coffee. Their seasonal donuts are always a good choice.

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Budapest-Bucharest sleeper train on The Guardian’s top 10 list http://budnews.hu/news/News/1581/budapest-bucharest-sleeper-train-on-the-guardian’s-top-10-list The British paper compiled the best sleeper trains in Europe and yes, the one running between Budapest and Bucharest is on their list, too. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:24:28 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest-Bucharest sleeper train on The Guardian’s top 10 list

Budapest-Bucharest sleeper train on The Guardian’s top 10 list

The British paper compiled the best sleeper trains in Europe and yes, the one running between Budapest and Bucharest is on their list, too.

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If you don’t want to fly or you simply prefer a new travel experience, what about a journey on a night train? By choosing Budapest as the place of departure, you can reach a couple of destinations so, and some super good news: the Budapest-Bucharest sleeper train even happens to be on The Guardian’s top 10 list of European sleeper trains.

‘Budapest’s Keleti station, where this sleeper originates, leaves the utilitarian terminus crowd behind with its grand facade, high ceilings and sense of space and light. At the other end of this journey, spend the morning gazing at the Carpathian Mountains – as the early evening departure from Keleti doesn’t arrive in Bucharest’s Gara de Nord until lunchtime. The sleeper arrangements are pretty standard and note there may be no restaurant car until you reach Romania. Berths from £45, mavcsoport.hu (use Bucuresti for timetable search)’ – they write.

If you have two more minutes, you can also check out the full list:

Stockholm to Narvik

Milan to Palermo

Paris to Rome

Nice to Moscow

Brussels to Vienna

Madrid to Lisbon

Zurich to Hamburg

Helsinki to Rovaniemi

Budapest to Bucharest

London Paddington to Penzance

Like and share our article if you really would like to try this night train from Budapest to Bucharest. We guess it might be fun. ;)

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/feb/06/10-best-sleeper-trains-in-europe-night-trains

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Museum of Fine Arts and National Gallery to present super interesting exhibitions http://budnews.hu/news/News/1580/museum-of-fine-arts-and-national-gallery-to-present-super-interesting-exhibitions- If you haven’t been there yet, these museums gonna be the must-see places of the near future. Wed, 19 Feb 2020 10:34:38 GMT Mia Balogh
Museum of Fine Arts and National Gallery to present super interesting exhibitions

Museum of Fine Arts and National Gallery to present super interesting exhibitions

If you haven’t been there yet, these museums gonna be the must-see places of the near future.

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This will be a super interesting season for the Museum of Fine Arts and the National Gallery in Budapest: these well-known museums will show exhibitions featuring Cézanne, abstract artist Sean Scully, Pál Szinyei Merse and some others, as the director of the two museums László Baán, said on Tuesday on a press conference in the Hungarian capital.

The National Gallery, located in Buda Castle is absolutely worth visiting: English Pre-Rafaelites will be in the spotlight at springtime, abstract artist Sean Scully in the autumn, and there will be a rare comprehensive exhibition with the artworks of Hungarian impressionist Pál Szinyei Merse, too.

We think that one of the most interesting exhibitions this year will be the one that presents the discovery of the tomb of the Pharaoh Amenhotep II – even his burial chamber will be reconstructed on a scale of 1:1 in the rooms of the exhibition, opening on 17 April in the Museum of Fine Arts at the City Park.

Source: Index.hu

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The most innovative wine bar of the city opened its doors http://budnews.hu/news/News/1579/the-most-innovative-wine-bar-of-the-city-opened-its-doors Unique wine tasting and flawless Hungarian cuisine at Easy Wine bar. Tue, 18 Feb 2020 06:52:45 GMT Budnews
The most innovative wine bar of the city opened its doors

The most innovative wine bar of the city opened its doors

Unique wine tasting and flawless Hungarian cuisine at Easy Wine bar.

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There are plenty of bars and wine bars in Budapest – sometimes it feels more than enough. But it turned out, one thing was missing: the self-service wine tasting one. Easy Wine is exactly that: a contemporary wine bar with self-service wine enomates, where we can taste and sample 100 wines by the glass and pair with our favorite dish! This means we can order not only a full bottle or at least a glass of wine, but we can taste them is small amount. The unique concept allows everyone - no matter your expertise - to sample and discover 100 wines by the glass without the commitment, pressure and fear, when faced with a classic wine bar/restaurant wine list situation.

The tasting system works by giving everyone a card upon arrival, and when you select the wine on the wall, you “tap” it for yourself by pushing a button. You can get half, one or one and a half deciliters - and the amount is added to your card so you can pay the total at the end of the evening.

The solution, besides bringing a nice playfulness to the wine tasting, is ideal for both novice wine lovers and serious experts, not to mention that it makes possible trying out a few rare items that are not usually offered in tasting quantities.

We can also choose from the wine list if we want to - there are 88 wines in the card system, while the house holds more than 100 items – and we can also ask the waiters for help with each wine before pressing the button. By the way, the drinks are grouped by character, not by winery or place of origin: light whites first, then more mineral ones, followed by the real full-bodied, heavy reds.

This wine list is paired with a versatile cuisine, featuring all beloved classics like tapas, pasta and some Hungarian main courses. The tapas selection is obviously on the menu because of the wines - the selection is not too long, but we can find domestic production cheeses, miniburger, French rilette on it. The regular menu, which will naturally change from season to season, includes more fusion, international dishes, especially between starters, but the main courses and weekly menus are largely based on the tradition of domestic cuisine.

So in one world (or sentence): if you like wines, or just want to start getting to know them, Easy Wine is your place for sure!

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This is how the renewed M3 metro will look like http://budnews.hu/news/News/1578/this-is-how-the-renewed-m3-metro-will-look-like Budapest Transport Company presented the visual design. Mon, 17 Feb 2020 12:37:59 GMT Budnews
This is how the renewed M3 metro will look like

This is how the renewed M3 metro will look like

Budapest Transport Company presented the visual design.

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If you've been to Budapest in the past couple of years, you've probably run into the renovation of the M3 metro. We also wrote about the renewal earlier: first, the northern end was renewed completely, and now the southern section is closed for a year. The closed section is planned to be ready this fall, but Budapest Transport Center now showed how the stations of the southern section of metro line M3 will look like – this is what you can see on the photos.

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According to the official information, the main objective of the architectural planning was the general technical and aesthetic renewal and upgrading of passenger lounges and the creation of a new characteristic of the line, while partially preserving the unique character of the stations. The metro station of Népliget, Ecseri út, Pöttyös utca and Határ út will significantly change, while the recently renewed Kőbánya-Kispest terminal is not expected to change that much.

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The reconstruction of the central, downtown section of the metro line will begin when the southern part is ready (probably this fall), but four downtown stops will be closed earlier. From March, the trains pass without stopping at Arany János utca and Ferenciek tere stations, and from July the Corvin negyed and Semmelweis Klinika stations will also be closed. To take care and be attentive if you use the metro during these month in Budapest.

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Finally: the world’s favourite Queen songs in ELLÁTÓház again http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1577/finally:-the-world’s-favourite-queen-songs-in-ellatohaz-again Experience the atmosphere of a Queen concert in the heart of Budapest: Crazy Little Queen Tribute Band brings it to you to ELLÁTÓház on 22 February.   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:35:37 GMT Mia Balogh
Finally: the world’s favourite Queen songs in ELLÁTÓház again

Finally: the world’s favourite Queen songs in ELLÁTÓház again

Experience the atmosphere of a Queen concert in the heart of Budapest: Crazy Little Queen Tribute Band brings it to you to ELLÁTÓház on 22 February.  

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Whether you have been a Queen fan for decades, or just fell in love with their music a few months ago (maybe thanks to the Oscar-winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody), we are sure that you want to hear your favourite Queen songs live ASAP, right?

Well, we have some great news for you: the most sought-after Hungarian tribute band, Crazy Little Queen will bring you this concert experience – they are set to perform at ELLÁTÓház, on 22 February from 8:30 pm.

What to expect? Of course the biggest hits like Radio Gaga, Kind of Magic, Don’t Stop Me Now and Bohemian Rhapsody, but their setlist will also include some lesser known songs.

The band doesn’t strive for imitation of the iconic band members in the looks; the atmosphere of the Queen concerts is what they seize and bring to the fans instead.

Ticket sale is on

Tickets are available online https://tixa.hu/queen_20200222_ellatohaz for 1999 HUF (from 8 February) but you can also buy your tickets in ELLÁTÓház on 22 February. We suggest you to ensure your tickets online because there is a good chance that the concert will be a full house.

For more information check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765029320299425/

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Balaton Sound announces second wave of acts for 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1576/balaton-sound-announces-second-wave-of-acts-for-2020 Organizers of Europe’s biggest beach festival announced some new names for the summer event: Steve Aoki, Dj Snake, Paul van Dyk, Lost Frequencies and Banks are also on their list. Thu, 13 Feb 2020 09:17:07 GMT Mia Balogh
Balaton Sound announces second wave of acts for 2020

Balaton Sound announces second wave of acts for 2020

Organizers of Europe’s biggest beach festival announced some new names for the summer event: Steve Aoki, Dj Snake, Paul van Dyk, Lost Frequencies and Banks are also on their list.

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If we say summer, you say Lake Balaton, and if you say Lake Balaton, then you might think of Balaton Sound. If you are a fan of this well-known festival, you might already know that in 2020, it will be organized between 8 and 12 July in Zamárdi.

The organizers have already announced the first wave of acts a couple of weeks ago and now here comes the second wave with big names like Dj Snake, Steve Aoki, Lost Frequencies, Banks, Dillon Francis and Paul van Dyk.

Carnage, Patrick Topping, Reinier Zonneveld, Archie Hamilton, Rodriguez Jr., Jan Blomqvist & Band, a Moksi, Mind Against, SayMyName, Pan-Pot duó and JPEGMAFIA are also set to perform at Europe’s biggest beach festival.

Besides the highly anticipated performers from abroad, some of the most popular Hungarian musicians and bands will be also here like Wellhello, Majka&Curtis or Halott Pénz (their name means “dead money”).

The festival’s organizers have announced earlier that Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kygo, Don Diablo, Robin Schulz, Danny Tenaglia and Deborah De Luca will also perform in Zamárdi the next summer and we can expect some more names to be announced in the upcoming weeks.

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Hungary has a brand new thermal bath and spa http://budnews.hu/news/News/1575/hungary-has-a-brand-new-thermal-bath-and-spa- Penészlek and its area was well-known among fishermen but a few years ago it turned out that there was some thermal water in the soil and it was worth thinking of something more… Wed, 12 Feb 2020 09:48:30 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungary has a brand new thermal bath and spa

Hungary has a brand new thermal bath and spa

Penészlek and its area was well-known among fishermen but a few years ago it turned out that there was some thermal water in the soil and it was worth thinking of something more…

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Penészlek is a small village, approximately 60 km away from Nyíregyháza, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, Hungary. For years, it was a popular place for fishermen, but under the surface some thermal water was found, and as Termál Online reported recently, a thermal bath was founded here.

Ligetalja Thermal Bath and Thermal Hotel is the newest one in Hungary, they write. The healing properties of their thermal water have been proven a few years ago and last year, the thermal bath also obtained the spa title.

They already have treatments like physiotherapy, mud-cure, therapeutic massage, etc. but they plan building a health centre and also renovating the restaurant.

It is also good to know:

If you would like to visit Penészlek, you should know that you can also book a room in the three starred hotel or in one of the 10 family apartments built at the thermal bath and spa so you don’t have to look for accommodation possibilities elsewhere.

The beauties of nature are also worth admiring in the region: there are some rare plants and animals in this highly protected area that you might not have seen elsewhere.

More information: https://ligetaljatermalhotel.hu/home/

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The most popular exhibition is here again: Bodies 2.0 opens its doors in February http://budnews.hu/news/News/1574/the-most-popular-exhibition-is-here-again:-bodies-20-opens-its-doors-in-february The exhibition entitled „The Universe Inside Us” reveals the secrets of our bodies. Tue, 11 Feb 2020 08:48:37 GMT Budnews
The most popular exhibition is here again: Bodies 2.0 opens its doors in February

The most popular exhibition is here again: Bodies 2.0 opens its doors in February

The exhibition entitled „The Universe Inside Us” reveals the secrets of our bodies.

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We probably don't need to say much about Bodies exhibition: this is the special and somewhat creepy exhibition where we can get to know ourselves through real human bodies. The scientific and educational exhibition presents about 200 prepared organs and whole bodies, all of which have been preserved for posterity by a so-called "plastification" procedure. This means that instead of displaying imitations, Bodies 2.0 exhibits real, once-lived human bodies and organs, giving visitors a first-hand look at what is usually the "privilege" of doctors and scientists.

The exhibition gives us insight underneath our skin, exploring the structure and complexity of our own body. Thanks to the special procedure, the bodies can be prepared intact, even the finest, most fragile tissues, even at the microscopic level retain their exact original shape, making them a true medical specialty.

At Bodies 2.0 we can get to know our entire body, all our muscles, our organs, and learn about them with the help of a multilingual mobile app. The exhibition, though conceptually is identical to the previous two exhibitions, deserves the title of 2.0: new, unique, special, and exceptional preparations will be shown that have never been shown before. Tickets and more information here.

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Black Food Festival 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1573/black-food-festival-2020 Where black is the new black. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 09:56:30 GMT Budnews
Black Food Festival 2020

Black Food Festival 2020

Where black is the new black.

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Black Food Festival is a really special event. It was first held in Budapest in November 2018, and has been premiered in 10 cities worldwide since then. In addition to Budapest, people from Berlin, Tel Aviv, Helsinki, New York, Istanbul, London, Nairobi, Kigali and Tallinn had the opportunity to meet the dark side of gastronomy. But what is this event? The official description says: the festival is about special, high quality food and drink, openness, creativity and love of black. Which means you can eat a lot of delicacies in previously unknown dark or black colors and / or in new forms.

On this day you can taste custom-made products in dark or black colors from the most creative chefs, restaurants, confectioners and other entrepreneurial gastronomy experts of Hungary. This can be a black hamburger, black ice cream, black or other dark colored macaroon or cake, deep brown dark chocolate desserts, bonbons, midnight-black cocktails, high quality coffees, teas, beers, liqueurs, and there will be all natural vegan, vegetarian or gluten-, lactose- and sugar-free delicacies, black sesame, dark or special colored vegetables and fruits, black rice, pasta, beans and much more!

On the top of that, not only food, design & fashion products, but other extras are waiting for you - all tuned to black! The festival will host the Black Food and Beverage Competition, where a prestigious professional jury will award the Black Food of the Year and Black Drink of the Year awards at the end of the day. The festival's DJ will be DJ Infragandhi, who will play live and provide the dark undertones all night long.

Exhibitors will offer small tastings to try black delicacies out, but a full portion of food and drinks will cost several hundred or thousand Forints. The festival will also be available for vegan, gluten and lactose-sensitive people, as well as people with diabetes, as there will be a selection of sugar-free food and drinks. And probably we don't even need to say that the recommended dress code is naturally black!

Date: 31 March

Venue: Off Kultúrszövőgyàr, 1045 Budapest, Berni utca 1.

More info

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The most romantic hotels in Budapest according to The Telegraph http://budnews.hu/news/News/1572/the-most-romantic-hotels-in-budapest-according-to-the-telegraph With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what else could we share with you today than a recent compilation of the most romantic hotels in our capital? ;) Fri, 7 Feb 2020 09:00:14 GMT Mia Balogh
The most romantic hotels in Budapest according to The Telegraph

The most romantic hotels in Budapest according to The Telegraph

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what else could we share with you today than a recent compilation of the most romantic hotels in our capital? ;)

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We think that Adrian Philips has a dream job: he is a destination expert writing for the British ‘The Telegraph’ and wait for it: recently, he rated the most romantic hotels of Budapest. Fantastic, right?

So whether you decide to surprise your love with a last minute Valentine’s Day getaway to Budapest or you travel here together later, Philips’ compilation is very much worth checking out and of course saving for yourself.

Aria Hotel Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 9/10

Corinthia Hotel Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 9/10

Continental Hotel Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Prestige Hotel Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Baltazár Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Hotel Moments Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Kempinsky Hotel Corvinus Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Gerlóczy – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Hotel Parlament – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Pest-Buda – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

The Ritz-Carlton Budapest – Telegraph expert rating: 8/10

Okay these are the top rated romantic hotels in Budapest but what about the prices? The cheapest one on the list is Gerlóczy (£54 per night), and the most expensive is the first one, Aria (£234 per night), says the author.

If you would like to read his opinion about each accommodation, check out the whole article here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/hungary/budapest/articles/best-romantic-hotels-in-budapest/

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New York Times recommends one of the most beloved Hungarian author http://budnews.hu/news/News/1571/new-york-times-recommends-one-of-the-most-beloved-hungarian-author- Abigail has been finally translated to English. Thu, 6 Feb 2020 08:19:09 GMT Budnews
New York Times recommends one of the most beloved Hungarian author

New York Times recommends one of the most beloved Hungarian author

Abigail has been finally translated to English.

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Everyone in Hungary knows Magda Szabó and her most famous youth novel, Abigail. The story is compulsory reading in school, there are films and musicals about it. However, we had to wait for the English translation until now. The English version of Abigail was published for the first time on January 20, 2020 by Len Rix, who translated Magda Szabó's other novel „The Door” and Antal Szerb's oeuvre to English.

The main character of the novel is Georgina "Gina" Vitay, a spoiled girl from Pest, the daughter of a general. In 1943, her father sends her away to the Matula Institute, a rural Protestant girls' boarding school, without an explanation. The closed Puritan world of Matula forces Gina, who is used to wealth and freedom, to give up many things in her life. She has to cut off the connection between herself and the outside world. The strict rules, the busy schedule, the unornamented, monotone environment are far from her previous easy life. She feels lonely in this environment and tries to escape...

As the English translation is out, even New York Times recommends Magda Szabó and Abigail:

“Originally published in 1970, “Abigail” is Szabo’s most popular book in her native Hungary, where it has been adapted into both TV series and a musical — and where it is even more widely read than “The Door,” the 1987 novel that may be her best-known work outside her country. The English edition of “Abigail” is as welcome as it is overdue. Len Rix’s translation is deft, but Szabo’s frank, conversational prose takes a back seat to her sinuous plotting: The novel unspools its secrets over many pages, and the resulting tour de force is taut with suspense.”

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3 must-see programs for February http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1570/3-must-see-programs-for-february The food, the drink and the concert. Tue, 4 Feb 2020 07:31:29 GMT Budnews
3 must-see programs for February

3 must-see programs for February

The food, the drink and the concert.

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Although February is a short month, there is no shortage of exciting programs. It's February's carnival time, so we'll have countless carnival parties, but there are also some other exciting programs in town. We collected 3 of our favorites:

XIII. Budapest Mangalica Festival

The Mangalica is a Hungarian breed of domestic pig that grows a thick, woolly coat similar to that of a sheep. On this event the best mangalica breeders and products, locally made mangalica delicacies and live mangalica pigs await in the center of the capital. Visitors can directly meet breeders and primary producers from all over the country, and in many cases, buy the product from the owner who has produced it. In addition to mangalica products, you will find excellent Hungarian food, great bands, children's programs, locally baked mangalica dishes, whole roast piglets, excellent wines and brandy, and the inevitable cooking competition.

Venue: 1054 Budapest, V. district, Szabadság tér

Date: 7-9 February

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/876620076093836/

KávéBár Bazár 2020

Coffee lovers' feast is also coming: CofeeBar Bazaar will be held for the 11th time. This is the event when coffee scent and bar-atmosphere fills Millenáris Center for 2 days: Budapest's largest coffee bar awaits visitors, professionals and consumers with numerous exhibitors and programs, and of course, coffee, coffee and coffee. Novelties, eco-friendly concepts, competitions, presentations, gifts, water refills, and plenty of tasting - coffees, wines, spirits, cocktails - all come with one entry ticket.

Helyszín: Millenáris (Hall B), 1024 Budapest, II. district, Kis Rókus street 16-20.

Date: 8-9 February

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/770699566729535/

Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra, 35th Anniversary Concert

The „100-member” Budapest Gypsy Orchestra is a real specialty: it's part of the Hungarian Heritage and winner of the Hungaricum title. It a unique band in the whole world: its members are mainly gypsy musicians, and besides classical music (among others Liszt, Bartók, Kodály, Hubay, Brahms, Sarasate, Strauss) they also play traditional Hungarian gypsy music. Contrary to its name, it had 140 members at the time it was established, and today it has 138 members. If you love folk music, don't miss this mesmerizing concert!

Venue: Papp László Sport Arena, 1143 Budapest, XIV district, Stefánia út 2

Date: 9 February

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/468268667397287/

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American pie arrived to Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/News/1569/american-pie-arrived-to-hungary No, we're not talking about the movie. Mon, 3 Feb 2020 08:02:39 GMT Budnews
American pie arrived to Hungary

American pie arrived to Hungary

No, we're not talking about the movie.

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American pie is one of the most American thing one can think of, yet Budapest didn't have it's own place until a few weeks ago. Fortunately „sPIEcy Pie Boutiqe” is now open, so we don't have to fly across the ocean for a good pie.

The boutique is full with delicacies: the old-style storefront is filled with pies of various sizes. Some have ruby-red strawberries peeking out, others deep blue cranberries on top, but all of it looks like a miracle. The pies are available in two sizes, a “mini” pies cost 990 HUF, the larger ones are 1500 HUF, regardless of the filling.

The pasta is made locally, fresh, and in general, sweet pies dominate the showcase, but there are always two to three savory ones if one goes for more than just a dessert. Interestingly, sweet pies are either not covered or have a nice grid, while the savory ones have a full pastry hat. It's really hard to choose from the raspberry, mango - cream cheese, rum-cherry, salted peanut – nutella, pumpkin and the classic apple version, and it doesn't make the situation easier, that they have bean - pork knuckle, chili bean, and potatoes casserole version.

If you feel like trying to make a choice or going through the offer, search sPIEcy Pie Boutiqe in Budapest!

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Banksy exhibition to open in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1567/banksy-exhibition-to-open-in-budapest It will be the first time for the Hungarian audience to see his artworks in Budapest. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 09:17:12 GMT Mia Balogh
Banksy exhibition to open in Budapest

Banksy exhibition to open in Budapest

It will be the first time for the Hungarian audience to see his artworks in Budapest.

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Mysterious British street artist, Banksy has never had an exhibition in Budapest until now. Tesla Loft will serve as the Hungarian location for his travelling exhibition, the Art of Banksy, which is going to open on 1 February. The exhibition is organized by Godot Contemporary Art Institute – 24.hu writes.

Almost 70 of Banksy’s creations will be exhibited, and in our opinion, one thing is for sure: it won’t be a boring program. Why? Because the mysterious artist creates not only masterpieces but besides, he is also an interesting figure himself – for example, he hides his identity and is quite good at scandals.

He snuck in fake pieces of art into museums (yes, it really happened!) and in 2018, one of his paintings started to self-destruct, right after being sold for a record price. But thanks to stratagem of contemporary art, these details make his work even more interesting.

Source: 24.hu

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Budapest organizes the first Comic Con http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1566/budapest-organizes-the-first-comic-con- The biggest celebration of comic book, series and films will take place in Budapest too this August. Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:31:49 GMT Budnews
Budapest organizes the first Comic Con

Budapest organizes the first Comic Con

The biggest celebration of comic book, series and films will take place in Budapest too this August.

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Anyone who is a bit familiar with comics, series, anime, or at least has such a friend, has probably heard of Comic Con. This event is the biggest celebration of comic books, series and nerd movies and will finally take place in Hungary as well. As the organizers said: Comic Con is a huge pop-culture, cross-genre, yet interconnected party. This is an exhibition and fair of science fiction, fantasy, manga, cosplay, series, movies, comics, card games, game consoles, so the paradise on Earth for fans.

Not much is known about this year's first Comic Con in Budapest, only the date has been announced: 15-16. August, so the weekend after Sziget Festival will be the big date. The exact program and the celebrity guests aren't known yet, but organizers promise foreign and domestic movie stars, international cosplay and anime celebrities, movie shows, professional talks, fan meetings, and of course video games, cartoons and card games, all that we could expect from the original Comic Con in San Diego.

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Affordable yet elegant Hungarian restaurant opened on Andrássy avenue http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1565/affordable-yet-elegant-hungarian-restaurant-opened-on-andrassy-avenue They have the most authentic kitchen we met in the city center! Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:40:02 GMT Budnews
Affordable yet elegant Hungarian restaurant opened on Andrássy avenue

Affordable yet elegant Hungarian restaurant opened on Andrássy avenue

They have the most authentic kitchen we met in the city center!

Gastronomy

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What do you think when it comes to Hungarian cuisine? The downtown restaurants, specialized for tourists? Or did you have a chance to taste real Hungarian home-made dishes? Well, from now on, you have a good opportunity to do so even in the city center. Andrássy Food and Wine opened its doors and offers the best of the real Hungarian cuisine, even ones that other downtown restaurants don't dare to put on their menus.

Andrássy Food and Wine is a cool yet elegant place, but we won't feel awkward even when we come in jeans and t-shirts. Both their cuisine and wine bar are notable, the guest's chocies will decide if Andrássy Food and Wine fits into the first or he second group. But let's talk about the menu itself. Hungarian bistro cuisine is a rather broad concept - in most cases we call it places that are based on ingredients and recipes of traditional Hungarian cuisine with modern dish dressing. Andrassy Food and Wine fits into this category, but they dared to do what many bistros don't: they put dishes on the menu that are most common in breweries or canteens.

They have Hungarian tapas selection from domestic small producers, and some real Hungarian specialty: „káposztás derelye”, which is some sort of Hungarian cabbage ravioli, deep fried mushrooms, yellow-pea stew, and potatoes „casserole”, for example. They have two kinds of desserts on the menu: cottage cheese dumplings in a lot of sour cream, and the iconic invention of socialism, the winter ice cream - of course in an improved release, with chocolate ganache instead of butter cream. By the way, the menu is not long since we are in a bistro, but it's brave enough anyhow.

As for the wine list: although we can find some foreign sparkling wines on it, only wines from domestic producers are included in the still wine section. Unusually, the supply is not divided on the basis of white and red wines, but on the basis of domestic and foreign grape varieties, with some nice specialty wines from Hungarian wineries.

In conclusion, Andrássy Food and Wine is a very nice place, with a great selection of flavors and a rich wine selection. It's a perfect place for a date, a business lunch or a good conversation. If you want to eat real Hungarian dishes, we highly recommend it!

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Lower quay of Pest is going to be walking street on this summer http://budnews.hu/news/News/1564/lower-quay-of-pest-is-going-to-be-walking-street-on-this-summer Now we have another beautiful place after Liberty Bridge to walk and have a picnic.  Fri, 24 Jan 2020 06:03:12 GMT Budnews
Lower quay of Pest is going to be walking street on this summer

Lower quay of Pest is going to be walking street on this summer

Now we have another beautiful place after Liberty Bridge to walk and have a picnic. 

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If you've been to Budapest during the summer in the past few years, you've probably run into the Szabihíd event. This is the event series when Liberty bridge is closed from car traffic and public transport, and only pedestrians can take possession of it. The initiative started four years ago, spontaneously, when the bridge was closed down due to refurbishing works during the whole summer. People of Budapest took possession of it soon: thousands of people had picnic, there were yoga classes, spontaneous concerts and art performances. Since then, people of Budapest get the bridge for 4 weekends and can enjoy the summer on this beautiful spot.

Now it seems that from this year we have another place to do so: the lower quay of Pest. The mayor of Budapest announced last week that the lower quay on the Pest side will also be closed from car traffic on some weekends of the summer, thus allowing people to walk directly along the Danube River, without the distracting traffic. The exact details, the dates and whether there will be any programs are unknown yet, but we are pretty sure that this will be a great summer.

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The Black Widow in action at the Parliament Building http://budnews.hu/news/News/1562/the-black-widow-in-action-at-the-parliament-building Budapest is everywhere in the new, spectacular Black Widow trailer. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:20:14 GMT Mia Balogh
The Black Widow in action at the Parliament Building

The Black Widow in action at the Parliament Building

Budapest is everywhere in the new, spectacular Black Widow trailer.

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As we have already mentioned in a previous article

http://budnews.hu/news/News/1531/first-trailer-of-the-black-widow-movie-is-here-%E2%80%93-with-many-famous-budapest-venues

some of the scenes of the new Black Widow movie were shot in Hungary. So it is not a wonder that a couple of well-known Budapest venues will be recognizable in the film, for example the Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill, Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge and Keleti Railway Station.

And now a new trailer shows some more interesting scenes from the upcoming movie – for example a spectacular action scene near the Hungarian Parliament building.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1eykFE1fSA&feature=emb_logo

The filming took place in Budapest and in Norway, Morocco, Pinewood Studios in England, and Macon, Georgia.

The plot happens between ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and the third part of the Avengers trilogy (Infinity War). But some details are still unclear, for example we don’t know anything about the character played by David Harbour.

The premiere of the movie will be in May this year, we can’t wait to see it! Like and share our article if you agree with us.

Source: 24.hu

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Changes at Budapest Airport http://budnews.hu/news/News/1561/changes-at-budapest-airport If you arrive in Budapest by plane or leave from Liszt Ferenc Airport, you might find these words useful. Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:48:37 GMT Mia Balogh
Changes at Budapest Airport

Changes at Budapest Airport

If you arrive in Budapest by plane or leave from Liszt Ferenc Airport, you might find these words useful.

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Mia Balogh

A lot of those passengers who arrive in Budapest by plane take the buses to get into the city. One of the possible options is the bus 200E which now operates between Liszt Ferenc Airport and Nagyvárad Square (because of the reconstruction works of metro line 3, normally it operates between the airport and Kőbánya-Kispest).

Now the line of this bus will be extended: an additional stop was added recently, so the bus will also stop at Cargo City, which is the newest addition to Budapest Airport. So it might take a little bit more time to get into the city by this bus but we suppose it might not be more than a couple of minutes extra travel time.

If you leave Budapest by any of the low-cost airlines, you will be happy to see that a new wing of Liszt Ferenc Airport is ready and it was already handed over to the passengers last Wednesday.

The single-story 5500 square meters building was built in 6 months and it offers passengers much more comfort (and heating, or air-conditioning in summer) before boarding. So we can finally say goodbye to the constantly criticised ‘container building’ which operated without heating, air-conditioning, proper seats and bathrooms.

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This year is off to a good start: two new, authentic Asian restaurants opened in the city http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1560/this-year-is-off-to-a-good-start:-two-new,-authentic-asian-restaurants-opened-in-the-city 2020 will be the year of Asian restaurants, and we're so happy about it! Tue, 21 Jan 2020 18:06:23 GMT Budnews
This year is off to a good start: two new, authentic Asian restaurants opened in the city

This year is off to a good start: two new, authentic Asian restaurants opened in the city

2020 will be the year of Asian restaurants, and we're so happy about it!

Gastronomy

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Eating in an Asian restaurant is not the cheapest, most basic option for a long time: more and more high-quality Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and other Asian restaurants have opened in the city, introducing the highest quality and authentic recipes of Asian cuisine to the people of Budapest. Now two more of these locations have opened: a Japanese restaurant, Nebuta, and the new gem of China, Spicy Fish. Let's see them in details!

NEBUTA

If we're talking about Japanese gastronomy, everybody thinks about sushi – and this is that we certainly won't meet at Nebuta. They focus on two other big favorites of Japanese gastronomy, ramen and katsu instead, with some appetizers and gyoza. Nebuta's concept is simple: high quality ingredients, small selection and quick service, so if a group of Japanese tourists come in, they too will be satisfied with what's on their plate.

The menu is simple, short, but at first it can cause some headaches due to the Japanese names. The emphasis is on ramen and katsu, we can get these in 8 different versions, so no boredom is possible. If we want some appetizer, we have 3 options, there are 4 types of ramen on the menu and we can get them in two sizes. Nebuta has their own version of schnitzel with cabbage salad, miso soup and rice, and there are combinations, so-called sets, where you'll get a little bit of everything. After the main meals we can add some sugar to our body with Floating Islands or plum gyoza.

SPICY FISH

Spicy Fish is probably the first Chinese restaurant in the city that is perfect for a first date. Quality, pleasant, well designed. The menu is quite long and eclectic, so if we don't know what to order, expect to spend quarter of an hour browsing the menu. In addition to Chinese food, there are 12 different Japanese ramen and even Korean bibimbap (a mixed rice dish with meat and vegetables). And while it is generally unlucky to have multiple countries' kitchens on a single menu, participants of Spicy Fish take their own kitchen rules seriously enough to make this place an exception.


After the appetizers, we can start with dishes that are easy to recognize for the European stomach, or we can try some hardcore Asian food. The name of the restaurant, spicy fish, for example, is a Sichuan specialty: A serving of river fish and bean sprouts comes in a huge bowl of boiling oil and full of bird eye chili and Sichuan pepper. Since most of the "juice" is oil, we get a ladle with holes, so we only have soft fish meat, lots of bean sprouts and spices in our bowl. If we go to Spicy Fish in a group - because this meal is not about one or two servings - it's worth trying, it is a real specialty.

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Contemporary art conquers the streets of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1559/contemporary-art-conquers-the-streets-of-budapest There are artworks in the bus stops of the Hungarian Public Transport Company after the short stories. Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:06:21 GMT Budnews
Contemporary art conquers the streets of Budapest

Contemporary art conquers the streets of Budapest

There are artworks in the bus stops of the Hungarian Public Transport Company after the short stories.

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JCDecaux advertising company has some great initiatives here, in Hungary. After the short stories postered in the bus stops now they have something new: from January 16, we can see the artworks of contemporary Hungarian artists in about 100 locations in Budapest, at bus and tram stops. We can get acquainted with the works and style of internationally renown Hungarian artists such as Imre Bak, József Csató, Ákos Birkás, Dóra Maurer, István Nádler, Imre Bukta, Péter Mátyási, József Bullás or László Lakner.

The aim of the initiative is to show the diversity of contemporary art after contemporary literature. “There were two aspects that we considered important in the selection of images: to highlight the 20th century trends in painting, which can be abstract, figurative and post-digital. To focus on a generational dialogue, because a view of different age groups should be brought to the forefront so that both masters and students, middle-generation and young artists can show themselves.” - wrote the organizers on the project's website, where all the exhibited images can be viewed.

If you are interested in contemporary fine arts, take a good look at the bus and tram stops of Budapest or visit this website for the full collection.

(The cover image is a detail of Eszter Radák's painting” Így szeretnék megöregedni” (This is how I wanna get old))

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50 train stations to be renovated until 2023 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1558/50-train-stations-to-be-renovated-until-2023 Some of the refurbishment works began in 2019, some are already finished, and some will begin in 2020 on 50 major train stations. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:06:37 GMT Mia Balogh
50 train stations to be renovated until 2023

50 train stations to be renovated until 2023

Some of the refurbishment works began in 2019, some are already finished, and some will begin in 2020 on 50 major train stations.

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We already know from previous articles (mainly from last summer) that some of the busiest Hungarian train stations are getting some refurbishment. This is essential, not only for locals and commuters but maybe for tourists and expats, too.

The reconstruction plans are ready for some stations at the countryside and near Budapest, like for example Zánkafürdő, Sárvár, Monor, Vecsés, Monor and the refurbishment also concerns some of the main railway stations of Budapest, like Zugló, Kőbánya-Kispest, and Kőbánya-alsó.

According to the plans, Kőbánya-Kispest station, where more than 3 million passengers wait for their trains every year, will be renovated by the first quarter of 2020. The works at Déli Railway Station start at the beginning of the year. The three major railway stations of the capital, Nyugati, Keleti and Déli will get modern LED screens just like two stations in the countryside, in Debrecen and in Szolnok.

In 2019, Keleti already got some renovation to make the station more modern and more comfortable for passengers. Miskolc, Kecskemét and Újszász in the countryside also got some refurbishment last year, and according to MÁV (Hungarian State Railways), the other stations will also be renovated until 2023.

Source: origo.hu , profitline.hu

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Anker’t closing its gates http://budnews.hu/news/News/1557/anker’t-closing-its-gates- After 8 years of activity, the popular bar and party place, Anker’t is set to close. Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:22:54 GMT Mia Balogh
Anker’t closing its gates

Anker’t closing its gates

After 8 years of activity, the popular bar and party place, Anker’t is set to close.

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‘Anker't is Budapests biggest beergarden and partyplace, just a few steps from the Opera, downtown. Chat, talk, party and dance with the locals and meet the biggest expat community in Budapest! DJs, Pilsner beertank with the fantastic Pilsners, vegan and flowermarkets on the weekends, lovely staff, kid and dogfriendly area, streetfood and funky, pop, dance and groove-music. Every day.’

This is how the popular bar and partyplace introduced themselves on Facebook. But it seems like the party is over soon – according to WeLoveBudapest, the popular spot will close its gates from 1 February. They are planning to reopen somewhere soon but no details are known yet.

Anyway, they are planning a two-week program series to say goodbye to their guests, their community – you can check out the detailed list here (in Hungarian):

https://www.facebook.com/ankertbar/photos/a.391039000947642/2897609996957184/?type=3&theater

Like and share our article if you too hope that this goodbye is not for forever, and they can reopen somewhere in the city in the near future.

Source: WeLoveBudapest.com

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Night of ice rinks: the ultimate winter program is coming http://budnews.hu/news/News/1556/night-of-ice-rinks:-the-ultimate-winter-program-is-coming Ice rinks await with extended opening hours in several towns. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 09:37:43 GMT Budnews
Night of ice rinks: the ultimate winter program is coming

Night of ice rinks: the ultimate winter program is coming

Ice rinks await with extended opening hours in several towns.

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If it's winter, it's winter sports - and since Hungary is not so full of in ski slopes, but there are plenty of horizontal surfaces, our choice is skating indeed. But taking it seriously: the Hungarian Ice Hockey Association is organizing the Night of ice rinks for the fourth time this year, with many ice rinks operating until the night.

The Night of ice rinks was launched in 2016 by the Hungarian Ice Hockey Association, created by the example of the Night of Museums. For the first time, this year the program will not only include extended opening hours, but we can also try ice hockey in several rinks. The Night of ice rinks will be held on January 18th at plenty of venues, check out the exact opening hours and ticket prices at this link.

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Gingerbread advent tram of Miskolc is the most beautiful in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/News/1555/gingerbread-advent-tram-of-miskolc-is-the-most-beautiful-in-europe- This is the third consecutive year when this advent tram wins the competition. Tue, 14 Jan 2020 08:07:03 GMT Mia Balogh
Gingerbread advent tram of Miskolc is the most beautiful in Europe

Gingerbread advent tram of Miskolc is the most beautiful in Europe

This is the third consecutive year when this advent tram wins the competition.

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The so-called Gingerbread tram of Miskolc managed to retain its title as the most beautiful Advent tram of the old continent in the annual competition of a Czech website, MHD86.

This year, the voting started in the middle of December 2019 and the internet users could choose their favourite Advent trams from 23 cars from European cities and towns. Miskolc’s Gingerbread tram took the lead at the start, and this great momentum lasted until the end of the voting.

The Gingerbread tram won the competition with 52 000 votes. The Miskolc City Transportation Ltd. (MVK) announced this year’s victory on their Facebook page and also thanked everyone for voting and helping with the design and decorations.

The local advent tram of Miskolc gets a makeover for every year so the vehicle is redecorated annually, according to a different theme. In 2018, a frozen castle look awaited the passengers, and it was followed by the gingerbread theme in 2019. We can’t wait its new look for December 2020 – hopefully it will be a beauty competition winner again. ;)

Source: sokszinuvidek.24.hu/

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From Budapest to the Adriatic Sea: this is the best way http://budnews.hu/news/News/1554/from-budapest-to-the-adriatic-sea:-this-is-the-best-way This opportunity makes it really easy to spend a long weekend on the Croatian coast. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:40:48 GMT Budnews
From Budapest to the Adriatic Sea: this is the best way

From Budapest to the Adriatic Sea: this is the best way

This opportunity makes it really easy to spend a long weekend on the Croatian coast.

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Are you planning to spend your holiday here in Hungary, but don't want to give up the sea? We know a good solution. MÁV, the Hungarian State Railways has some special routes during the summer: SEA*YOU Intercity trains let you get from Budapest to the Adriatic Sea overnight without a change or having to rent a car. Sounds great? We agree.

MÁV will launch its Adriatic routes again in 2020, which will bring us to 4 beautiful holiday towns. There will be two daily departures and they are very simple to use: you get on the IC in Budapest at 7 or 9 o'clock in the evening and arrive at your destination at 9 o'clock in the morning. This means that you do not have to pay an extra 1 night stay at a hotel, and you don't waste a day with traveling.

Basic ticket prices are much better than any beachfront accommodation: tickets for one trip are 39 euro/ each, (49 euros for a return trip), plus 3 euros extra for the fix seat, but if you want more comfort, you can choose a sleeping car or even a private sleeping car with a private washbasin. And in the morning you can wake up to the sight of the sea in these cities:

Koper

Koper is one of Slovenia's most popular holiday towns, which has a real Mediterranean feeling. The biggest city of Istria has never disappointed us and can be an ideal destination for a weekend getaway with the Istria Express.

Opatija

Opatija is one of the most popular resorts in Slovenia due to its beautiful parks, Lungomare, and crystal clear beaches. Istria Express also takes you to the this beautiful Croatian town in a night.

Rijeka

If you prefer to sunbathe on the Croatian coast, the charming port city of Rijeka may be the perfect destination. The bustling old town, the promenade and the beaches are a great experience at all times. Rijeka is also available with Istria Express.

Split

Croatia's second largest city is worth a visit as well: Split has many attractions beyond the coast. The city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Roman monuments are also worth visiting. Adria Express takes you here and tickets are available from 32 Euros.

More information about the trains and ticket sales starts in spring.

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16 million passengers at Budapest Airport in 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1553/16-million-passengers-at-budapest-airport-in-2019 Liszt Ferenc International Airport had more than 16 million passengers in 2019 – this is a new record. Fri, 10 Jan 2020 11:20:47 GMT Mia Balogh
16 million passengers at Budapest Airport in 2019

16 million passengers at Budapest Airport in 2019

Liszt Ferenc International Airport had more than 16 million passengers in 2019 – this is a new record.

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Hungary’s biggest airport is getting more and more busy: Liszt Ferenc International Airport’s number of passengers passed the 16 million mark on 27 December, the airport’s operator said in a statement.

This is a new record, which the operator attributed to ‘the record figures to Budapest’s tourist appeal, the airport’s expanding network of flights and the arrival of new carriers’ – Hungary Today writes.

It is quite important to mention that in 2019, the number of destinations directly accessible from Budapest has grown (by 16 percent, to be precise), and the travellers can choose from almost 200 different flight routes, including long-haul destinations like New York, Chicago, Beijing, Dubai, Doha or Toronto.

In 2019, 33 new flights were introduced to the public, and 16 are set to be launched in 2020.

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Budapest hotel among most luxurious ones in the world http://budnews.hu/news/News/1552/budapest-hotel-among-most-luxurious-ones-in-the-world Can you guess which one of the top hotels in Budapest managed to get in Condé Nast Traveller’s compilation of the most luxurious accommodations in the world? Thu, 9 Jan 2020 10:42:14 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest hotel among most luxurious ones in the world

Budapest hotel among most luxurious ones in the world

Can you guess which one of the top hotels in Budapest managed to get in Condé Nast Traveller’s compilation of the most luxurious accommodations in the world?

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Luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller listed 150 accommodations from all around the world in their illustrious annual compilation called Gold List, and this year, a Hungarian hotel is also on their list.

The Four Seasons hotel in the heart of Budapest is one of their top picks in our region. Just a quick note in here: the compilation is made by the New York-based magazine’s editors, so it is pretty subjective but at least based on personal experiences from 2019.

So the editors visited 49 countries across six continents, and more than 150 places managed to get on their Gold List. These accommodations are divided by continents on Condé Nast Traveller’s website because this way it is easier to browse and see through the results.

The list is simply amazing: it includes skyscraper hotels from Dubai, elegant English cottage inns and fantastic accommodations from the African savannah.

And of course Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace Budapest, which fascinated the editors with its locations and the results of its renovation. They write: ‘this is Budapest’s grandest hotel, a 1906 marvel of Secessionism (Central Europe’s take on Art Nouveau) that’s undergone an exceptional renovation: chandeliers and stained glass repaired and cleaned, mosaic tiles scrubbed, white stucco repainted. Its location couldn’t be better, on the riverfront, in the heart of buzzing Pest, looking across the Danube to hilly Buda and the medieval Old Town, and right by the famous Chain Bridge.’

‘Concierge Peter Buday and his team fizz with advice and information—about where to find the best bars, and other discoveries—though the area around the hotel is seething with interest: see opulent Gundel, the famous café and restaurant that opened in 1910; the smart shops of Andrassy Avenue, a broad boulevard modeled on the Champs-Élysées; the Franz Litzst museum; and the glorious Hungarian State opera house. Doubles from around $466’ – they add.

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3 most beautiful places in Budapest for a winter stroll http://budnews.hu/news/Lifestyle/1551/3-most-beautiful-places-in-budapest-for-a-winter-stroll Whatever the weather will be, visiting these places is always wonderful. Wed, 8 Jan 2020 12:37:51 GMT Budnews
3 most beautiful places in Budapest for a winter stroll

3 most beautiful places in Budapest for a winter stroll

Whatever the weather will be, visiting these places is always wonderful.

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The main season of tourism is spring and summer, but who said, winter couldn't be beautiful in a new city? If you visit these 3 attractions of Budapest, you will fall in love with the winter city immediately.

Andrássy Avenue

This is the most elegant boulevard of the city, the Hungarian Champs Elysee, that offers an awesome walk in every season. Admire the beautiful buildings, palaces and Heroes’ Square at the end, where City Park begins. We love Andrássy in winter because of its mesmerizing lights and fairytale atmosphere.

Buda Castle

Castle district has totally different mood in winter than in summer. Fewer tourist, more peace, foggy, romantic mood. If you're here in Budapest with your beloved one, don't miss the unique view of Fisherman’s Bastion, visit the Castle and have a nice dinner at one of the small restaurants of the neighborhood.

The Danube and its banks

The best way to explore the city is by taking a walk along the Danube banks, where you can see almost all of the amazing sights, for example the Neo-Gothic Parliament building, Gellért Hill or Buda Castle. If you freeze, drink hot tea in one of the hundreds of cafe shops and bistros of the Danube bank or take it the to go. Our tip: wait until 4-5 o'clock, when the lights of the city are on.

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3 best programs of January http://budnews.hu/news/News/1550/3-best-programs-of-january Circus Festival, X-trial motor championship and document film festival await. Mon, 6 Jan 2020 16:04:02 GMT Budnews
3 best programs of January

3 best programs of January

Circus Festival, X-trial motor championship and document film festival await.

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As the previous year ends and the new year begins, everything is a bit quieter, slower. But, of course, Budapest has many things to offer even in this part of the year.

13th BUDAPEST CIRCUS FESTIVAL

Twenty-four years ago the decision, the will and the faith of a group of professionals started the Budapest International Circus Festival, which is now one of the most prestigious circus art shows in the world. The festival has been held for 13 years in its present form, where you can see the best, most successful circus productions from around the world. Best circus directors, art directors and the top of the industry, all in one place. The XIII.th Budapest International Circus Festival will be held from January 8 to 13. Get your ticket here.

X-TRIAL BUDAPEST FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2020

On January 19, the X-Trial World Championship will arrive to Hungary again. This time, the third race of the multi-stage X-Trial motorcycle race will be held in Budapest - followed by stations in Barcelona, Bilbao, Wiener Neustadt and Andorra la Vella. Enthusiasts of extreme and skill sports will be mpressed by the world's best starts on two wheels who fight each other on seemingly impossible tracks. It is a hectic and spectacular show that is not just a game but a real fight. Get your ticket here.

Budapest International Documentary Film Festival- BIDF

The BIDF, the Budapest International Documentary Film Festival, will be held for the 6th time between January 27 and February 2. BIDF is the competition, forum and presentation of the most successful international documentary films of the world. During these days we can see internationally successful, festival-winner documentary films, in many cases for the first time in Hungary. All of these films open minds to human destinies, problems, social issues, so if you're opened to the harder questions and films that are food for thought, get your ticket here.

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Unique cocktails and modern elegance: Minute Lounge & Bar opened its doors http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1549/unique-cocktails-and-modern-elegance:-minute-lounge--bar-opened-its-doors Unmissable place opened on Andrássy Avenue. Mon, 6 Jan 2020 09:37:13 GMT Budnews
Unique cocktails and modern elegance: Minute Lounge & Bar opened its doors

Unique cocktails and modern elegance: Minute Lounge & Bar opened its doors

Unmissable place opened on Andrássy Avenue.

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There are many beautiful buildings on Andrássy Avenue, such as the former Schossberger Palace. Hotel Moments Budapest and its Bistro Fine, which offers creative Hungarian cuisine, opened in this building in March 2016, and now a new unit is here. In the last days of 2019 the street front of the house has become Minute Lounge & Bar, the newest and one of the most unique cocktail bars of the city.

At Minute Lounge & Bar, the lovers of spirits and cocktails will surely find what they like: the bar has 180 different drinks. There are eight signature cocktails on the drink list, and the bar staff can also make individual drinks upon request. However, it's a good idea to read the cocktails list carefully, as special and innovative drinks are on it.

Although the focus is on alcoholic beverages at the bar, but snacks couldn't be missing from the menu as well. Those who wish a specialty, they recommend the bar's iconic dish, the tarte flambée, but there are also salads on the menu. If you are very hungry, get the hamburger trio, because after the traditional, pulled-pork and mushroom bun, which includes french fries and green salad, you'll be fine for the rest of the day.

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Awesome photos: Italian world traveller captures the beauty of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1548/awesome-photos:-italian-world-traveller-captures-the-beauty-of-budapest After browsing among Marco DiLeo’s snaps, we are sure that you will be keen on returning to Budapest, or to stay here for forever. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 08:08:37 GMT Mia Balogh
Awesome photos: Italian world traveller captures the beauty of Budapest

Awesome photos: Italian world traveller captures the beauty of Budapest

After browsing among Marco DiLeo’s snaps, we are sure that you will be keen on returning to Budapest, or to stay here for forever.

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Every year, there are thousands of photographers who take millions of beautiful photos of Budapest but we still don’t find these snaps boring. We hope you agree with us and don’t mind that we would like to show you some of these pictures (again) – these ones were captured by Italian world traveller Marco DiLeo who recently visited our country and made some 900 photos here.

He visited Eger, Szentendre and of course Budapest, where he went to the most famous sights like the Parliament Building, the Great Synagogue in Dohány Street, the Great Market Hall and the well-known bridges, but he also photographed some hidden details.

‘From exterior architecture that we all recognise, to the hidden details we may accidentally pass by, Marco captures Budapest in its finery through the lens of his camera’ – WeLoveBudapest.com writes.

So let us show you some of his pics made in Budapest.

Photos: https://marcodileo.weebly.com/ and https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcodileo/sets/72157640591297783/

Source: WeLoveBudapest.com

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First wave of acts announced for Balaton Sound 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1547/first-wave-of-acts-announced-for-balaton-sound-2020 Organizers of Balaton Sound Festival have recently announced some of the big names from next year’s schedule – check it out now. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 08:05:07 GMT Mia Balogh
First wave of acts announced for Balaton Sound 2020

First wave of acts announced for Balaton Sound 2020

Organizers of Balaton Sound Festival have recently announced some of the big names from next year’s schedule – check it out now.

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Mia Balogh

If you are a festival fan and/or you like electronic music, you must have heard about Balaton Sound Festival. This is one of the biggest open air electronic music festivals in Europe, a sister festival of Sziget (5th biggest in the world).

Located in Zamárdi, at Lake Balaton, we must say that even the location is quite unique – every year, thousands of festivalgoers enjoy the atmosphere and of course the shows of the most well-known names in the electronic music industry.

The organizers have recently announced the first wave of acts for next year, including Martin Garrix, Kygo, Matoma, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Zhu.

Further acts will be announced in the following months (or maybe in the upcoming weeks) but we think that the line-up seems to be quite inviting already. ;)

8 July

MARTIN GARRIX (Main Stage)

DON DIABLO (Main Stage)

MATOMA (Main Stage)

LOCO DICE (Elrow)

JULIAN JEWEIL (The Club)

9 July

DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE (Main Stage)

JONAS BLUE (Main Stage)

DEBORAH DE LUCA (Dreher Arena)

MEDUZA (Elrow)

10 July

KYGO (Main Stage)

SALVATORE GANACCI (Dreher Arena)

MODESTEP live (Dreher Arena)

ILARIO ALICANTE (Elrow)

11 July

ROBIN SCHULZ (Main Stage)

DANNY TENAGLIA (Elrow)

VINI VICI (Dreher Arena)

SIGALA (Main Stage)

BLASTOYZ (Dreher Arena)

12 July

JAX JONES live (Main Stage)

ZHU (Dreher Aréna)

HERNAN CATTANEO b2b NICK WARREN (The Club)

LOUD LUXURY (Main Stage)

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New Year's Eve traditions in Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1546/new-years-eve-traditions-in-hungary Hungarians are weird – we know that. So it's probably not a big surprise that we have our own New Year's Eve traditions. Let's see what are these things that most of the Hungarians take care of on this day. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 08:01:19 GMT Budnews
New Year's Eve traditions in Hungary

New Year's Eve traditions in Hungary

Hungarians are weird – we know that. So it's probably not a big surprise that we have our own New Year's Eve traditions. Let's see what are these things that most of the Hungarians take care of on this day.

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There are many superstitions and traditions associated with New Year's Eve, perhaps more than at any other occasion. Some of these are so common that even those people do so who do not believe in such things. Now we collected the main guidelines that we follow on New Year's Eve and on the first day of the year.

We Do:

Everyone knows that eating lentils or beans will bring good luck, so be sure to include it in the menu.

Pork dishes are also recommended because they 'root out the luck' as they root the ground. In fact we also should grab their tails to guarantee our luck next year.

At midnight on New Year's Eve, all doors need to be opened so that the past year could go out. Until it doesn't leave, the New Year cannot come in.

On New Year's Day, the sight of empty pockets, cupboards or shelves brings poverty, so the chamber needs to be filled, pockets and wallets have to be full of money to be wealthy throughout the year.

The bright lights and noises of the New Year's Eve keep all kinds of bad things away - so the loud house party immediately makes sense.

We don't Do:

Tradition says that the New Year's Eve dream comes true, so let's not miss the night because of partying, but have time for a fortune telling sleep.

Washing and unfolding is forbidden on New Year's day because it causes death.

It is also forbidden to take out the trash on the first day of the year because we will pour out the luck out of the house with it.

It's not so good to start the New Year with debt, it has to be paid back before the New Year.

It is not fortunate to use scissors on New Year's Day because whoever does so will cut off their luck.

It is also forbidden to consume chicken or hen, because it kicks our luck away

We believe:

To meet a chimney sweep is always a good thing, and if you can pull one strand off his brush on the first day of the new year, you will have a rich, successful and productive year.

The first visitor of the new year has to be a man, because he brings luck to the house. Women, in contrast bring unfortunate incidents.

What you do on New Year's Day will have an effect on the whole year, so avoid disputes and quarrels. Whoever gets up early will be fresh all year long, while those who feel weak, sick, will be like this all year long.

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Best New Year's Eve programs of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1545/best-new-years-eve-programs-of-budapest These are our 5 favorite programs for the last hours of 2019. Tue, 31 Dec 2019 07:55:16 GMT Budnews
Best New Year's Eve programs of Budapest

Best New Year's Eve programs of Budapest

These are our 5 favorite programs for the last hours of 2019.

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Don't know what to do on the last night on the year? Let us help!

Have a party at Deák Square:

Deák Square is the heart of the city: literally every tourist visits this place. Váci street, Gozsdu court, all kind of bars and ruin pubs are in its neighborhood, and – of course – it’s the most popular free outdoor venue to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Welcome the New Year on the Danube

Spend the last night of the year on a romantic cruise on the Danube! There are several river cruises on this day with mouth-watering dishes, unlimited drinks, music and unforgettable view of the Danube! Some of them has a specific theme, so everyone can find something great.

Tickets or here or here.

Horse race at Kincsem Park

Budapest's biggest outdoor sporting event turns 20 years old this year. On the last day of the year Kincsem Park awaits with exciting races, concerts and a bustling mood. This special horse race day is the best-known and most visited paid outdoor event in Budapest on New Year's Eve.

Tickets.

Wine New Year

Welcome champagne, gourmet gala dinner, over 50 wines, star performers and elegant venue: this is Wine New Year, the last big gastronomic event of the year. Guests can choose a 4-course gala dinner, accompanied by 6 wines at this exclusive event. The wine list will include items from the “Winelovers 100 - 100 Best Hungarian Wines” list.

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Aquaparty

Change your evening dress to swimsuit and welcome the New Year in a unique atmosphere: the great New Year’s Eve bath party in the Aquaworld. Besides the water programs, visitors can enjoy fire juggler’s production, laser show, midnight firework, old year farewell sauna seances, tropical pool party with dancers and midnight snacks with free champagne.

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‘Lovemovie’ about Sziget Festival debuts http://budnews.hu/news/News/1544/‘lovemovie’-about-sziget-festival-debuts- In this short film, award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller’s rhymes are brought to life by Sziget Festival’s visitors – it is absolutely worth watching.  Mon, 30 Dec 2019 18:00:10 GMT Mia Balogh
‘Lovemovie’ about Sziget Festival debuts

‘Lovemovie’ about Sziget Festival debuts

In this short film, award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller’s rhymes are brought to life by Sziget Festival’s visitors – it is absolutely worth watching. 

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Mia Balogh

This year’s Sziget Festival aftermovie is already available for a while now – if you haven’t seen it yet, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLLNEiAj0A

-, but a few days ago a ‘lovemovie’ was released.

In the video entitled ‘Wherever You Go’, you can see some of the visitors of the 2019 Sziget Festival bringing to life award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller’s lilting rhymes. These celebrate the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road - the same road that will always lead you home again.

The festival’s organizers said that with this short movie, directed by Ciaran Jackson, they wanted to capture the ‘Sziget Feeling’, instead of presenting the programs of the event.

They added that this is not an aftermovie, but a ‘lovemovie’, presenting the world of the festival, and its diversity, life, love, and values.

You can check out the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N3m9v_fK7M&feature=youtu.be

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VR Theme Park opened at Nyugati railway station http://budnews.hu/news/News/1543/vr-theme-park-opened-at-nyugati-railway-station This is the first virtual reality theme park in Hungary and the largest one in Europe. Fri, 27 Dec 2019 09:00:31 GMT Mia Balogh
VR Theme Park opened at Nyugati railway station

VR Theme Park opened at Nyugati railway station

This is the first virtual reality theme park in Hungary and the largest one in Europe.

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Have you ever tried virtual reality experiences? If not yet, we know a place where you can give it a try: a new virtual reality theme park opened recently at Nyugati railway station, in the building of the former Szikra cinema.

The spot, called VR Theme Park is the first virtual reality theme park in Hungary and the largest in Europe.

It offers a new type of entertainment for all those from 10 to 99 year-olds who are curious and open for new experiences.

The 2,000 sqm location has five thematic areas, each representing different time and space. You can roam between the areas and explore the Egyptian underworld, touch a dinosaur or fight with zombies, but you can try a huge rollercoaster or a catapult (recommended only for those with not sensitive stomach), as well – Borsonline.hu writes.

They add that the experience in the theme park feels so realistic that after finishing and going back to the streets of Budapest, it really feels like having experienced a time travel.

Like and share our article if you can’t wait to try this new VR theme park.

Source: Borsonline.hu

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Awesome photos of the misty Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1542/awesome-photos-of-the-misty-budapest Nandor Lang has spent 10 years exploring the beauty of the foggy Budapest, night and day, and the result is an absolute must-see. Thu, 26 Dec 2019 08:12:04 GMT Mia Balogh
Awesome photos of the misty Budapest

Awesome photos of the misty Budapest

Nandor Lang has spent 10 years exploring the beauty of the foggy Budapest, night and day, and the result is an absolute must-see.

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Budapest is beautiful in every season, we all know that. But what happens on those misty days when the buildings and streets become covered by the fog? Well, the city remains amazing – it just becomes more mystic and fascinating.

We suppose that you agree with us, mainly after browsing through the following photos published by Borepanda.com recently. The pictures were taken by Nandor Lang, a photographer who has spent the last 10 years exploring our capital on the misty days and nights – the result is an absolute must-see.

Check the photos here:

https://www.boredpanda.com/photography-disappeared-budapest-fog-nandor-lang/

And for more pics, go find Mr. Lang’s Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/nandorlang/ website: https://www.nandorlang.com/or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nandor.lang.7

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Best Budapest themed gifts for friends and family http://budnews.hu/news/News/1541/best-budapest-themed-gifts-for-friends-and-family We collected the gifts you should take home from Budapest to take a piece of the city with you. Wed, 25 Dec 2019 13:50:34 GMT Budnews
Best Budapest themed gifts for friends and family

Best Budapest themed gifts for friends and family

We collected the gifts you should take home from Budapest to take a piece of the city with you.

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Souvenir business is probably one of the biggest businesses of every bigger city. We always buy something in a new place for ourselves, and of course, for our beloved ones. But what you should buy in Budapest instead of the basic fridge magnet? For example these things:

Budapest Tile Tales

The Budapest Tile Tales coasters represent not only the most extraordinary tile motifs of Budapest palaces but they are also a great conversation starter at a social gathering. Perfect for a gift, or for yourself.

Urban Transport Scarf

Get warm and fuzzy with the iconic public transport scarfs of Budapest - tram, metro, railway - shielding you from the cold, anywhere you are in the world. If something is special, that's it!

Bubble-wrap PopMap Budapest

If you love the satisfying sensation of popping bubble wrap, this is your gift. Now you can pop with purpose - to show your travels through the world, or at least through Budapest. PopMap is not only an unconventional, playful tourist guide, it also serves as a great tool to release nervous energy while exploring the world. About the designer of these creative souvenirs:

Sator Space is a design studio founded by two brothers, Dénes and Tomas Sátor. They create unique travel gifts with humor and playfulness for a new perspective on every journey, and now everyone can buy their design souvenirs on Etsy.

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Christmas program guide http://budnews.hu/news/News/1540/christmas-program-guide What to do on the 3 days of Christmas if you spend the holidays far from home, in Budapest. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:34:53 GMT Budnews
Christmas program guide

Christmas program guide

What to do on the 3 days of Christmas if you spend the holidays far from home, in Budapest.

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While we can choose from several fairs and programs during the advent period, the 3 days of Christmas are blank pages. We have no easy task if we want to do something. The restaurants are open of course, just as the wellness and other hotels, but if you would love to enjoy the city as a tourist, you might be in trouble. But don't worry, we collected some program offers to do on 24, 25 and 26 December.

Christmas boat trip with dinner and live music

Evening boat trip on the Danube with delicacies and live music is designed for guests who would love to have their dinner in a romantic atmosphere. Perfect if you want to see the city, have a good dinner, and also want to have some music program at once. The program takes place on Christmas Eve, December 24, from 5:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

Tickets.

Christmas concert in the Danube Palace

Let's spend the first day of Christmas with a breathtaking concert in the beautiful neo-baroque theater of the Danube Palace! Don't miss this unforgettable music tour "á la hongroise": listen the most beautiful Hungarian and foreign music pieces from Zoltán Kodály, Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms, Imre Kálmán and Johann Strauss.

Tickets.

Christmas concert – the audience choose

Anything can happen on the second day of Christmas, because the audience contributes in creating the program of this concert! This unique concert is conducted by Iván Fischer and always tailored to the audience, as he says: “This concert is like a wrapped gift, just like when a little kid tells you what he wants for Christmas, but he also expects some surprises.”

Tickets.

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New York Café is the most beautiful in the world according to CNN http://budnews.hu/news/News/1539/new-york-cafe-is-the-most-beautiful-in-the-world-according-to-cnn They highlight the extraordinary elegance of the legendary cafe of Budapest. Mon, 23 Dec 2019 15:30:14 GMT Budnews
New York Café is the most beautiful in the world according to CNN

New York Café is the most beautiful in the world according to CNN

They highlight the extraordinary elegance of the legendary cafe of Budapest.

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“Step inside the New York Café, and you may find yourself wondering if you've accidentally entered the Hungarian equivalent to the Sistine Chapel.” This is how CNN's article begins on New York Café, the most prestigious coffee shop in Budapest. The magazine gives readers a detailed history of the 125-year-old building and cafe: the author points out that nearly 500 coffee shops were open in the city by the end of 19th century, but only a few were left, and even the New York Café was closed for a long time. Finally, the building was bought by the Italian Boscolo Group in 2001 and the hotel and cafe opened after five years of reconstruction.

Nowadays, New York Café is more of a tourist attraction, than classic Cafe, but the original beauty is still the same. “Once you've been ushered to a table, you'll likely spend much of your time looking upward, admiring the marble columns and stuccoed angels, and of course, taking photos. It looks more like a lavish palace than a place to grab a slice of cake and a coffee.” - writes the author, and we can't agree more. What else do they say about New York Café? Read it here.

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Aerosmith returns to Hungary after 26 years http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1538/aerosmith-returns-to-hungary-after-26-years The almost 50 years old band goes on tour next year – they are set to perform in the new Puskás Arena next summer. Fri, 20 Dec 2019 10:43:45 GMT Mia Balogh
Aerosmith returns to Hungary after 26 years

Aerosmith returns to Hungary after 26 years

The almost 50 years old band goes on tour next year – they are set to perform in the new Puskás Arena next summer.

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Yep, we know it’s unbelievable but Aerosmith will be 50 years old in 2020. So right after their Las Vegas residency, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer are coming to Europe for a surely mind-blowing tour.

Some even more awesome news for all of you, rock fans: they will also perform in Budapest! When and where? On 24 July 2020 in the new Puskás Arena.

Their tour doesn’t seem to be too long (after performing for more than one year in Las Vegas, it is totally understandable): the first concert will be in Milan on 13 June 2020 and the last one in Germany on 27 July 2020.

The band will come to Hungary after 26 years: the last time they performed here was in the last millenary, in 1994 – they rocked in the MTK Stadium then. One year before, they performed in Budapest Sports Hall.

Aerosmith sold more than 150 million records, received four Grammys and eight American Music Awards, six Billboard Music Awards and twelve MTV Music Awards. The band made fifteen studio albums, most of them won gold or platinum certification.

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Sziget wins ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in the UK again http://budnews.hu/news/News/1537/sziget-wins-‘best-overseas-festival’-in-the-uk-again After last year’s triumph, Sziget took home this award from UK Festival Awards in 2019, too. Thu, 19 Dec 2019 20:59:17 GMT Mia Balogh
Sziget wins ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in the UK again

Sziget wins ‘Best Overseas Festival’ in the UK again

After last year’s triumph, Sziget took home this award from UK Festival Awards in 2019, too.

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Sziget Festival is a well-known music and art festival, not only in Hungary, but also in the world. And it is not the first time that the event received an award but it is a very important recognition: at the UK Festival Awards, Sziget received the award for ‘Best overseas festival’ for the second year in a row.

In the category compiled by experts and voted for by the public, Sziget overtook its rivals, notably Altitude Comedy Festival, Pol’and’Rock Festival, Afro Nation, Snowbombing and Tomorrowland.

If you can’t wait for the first performers for next year’s Sziget, don’t worry, we will know the first wave of next year’s line up in January. We are sure that some big names will be announced very soon, as usual. ;)

You can already purchase your pass for Sziget Festival 2020, but if you would like to be more informed before, check out http://szigetfestival.com .

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Advent Feast at Basilica became the Best Christmas market in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/News/1536/advent-feast-at-basilica-became-the-best-christmas-market-in-europe It's official: you couldn't find any better Christmas fair than the one at St. Stephan's Basilica, Budapest. Tue, 17 Dec 2019 10:15:50 GMT Budnews
Advent Feast at Basilica became the Best Christmas market in Europe

Advent Feast at Basilica became the Best Christmas market in Europe

It's official: you couldn't find any better Christmas fair than the one at St. Stephan's Basilica, Budapest.

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Europe has countless beautiful Christmas fairs: every bigger and smaller city has their own version. That's why it's a huge honor that this year, one of Budapest fairs became the best in Europe! The Christmas event held before St. Stephan's Basilica received more than 39,448 votes on the voting of European Best Destinations Independent Travel Portal, which means breaking all voting records so far. The online voting lasts ten days each year, this year 289,714 votes came from 116 countries, which is twenty thousand more than last year.

“Like every year, this year we organized the Feast with the intention of contributing to the tourist attraction of Budapest and Hungary. Our participation in the competition also served to raise awareness to the capital, beside the Advent at Basilica, of course. We are proud of the result and it is a great pleasure to receive such strong feedback from our visitors.”- said the organizers after the results announcement.

Over the years, the Advent Feast at Basilica has become one of Budapest's major tourist attractions in December. For many travelers the Advent Feast at the Basilica has been their favorite Christmas market in Hungary for a long time with it's the ice rink and unmistakable atmosphere. Do not miss the lights show at night either: it's the biggest 3D light show in Europe! Advent Feast at the Basilica is held with a community spirit in mind: guests can enjoy charity concerts, and the event series also take care of the environment by using eco-friendly cups, and cutlery, while leftovers are being recycled.

And one last thing: did we mention that in addition to being the most beautiful Christmas market in Europe, the Advent Feast at the Basilica deserved the title of Best Christmas market with the spirit of Christmas and also the title of Best eco-friendly Christmas market?

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CNN made a short film about the gastronomy of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1535/cnn-made-a-short-film-about-the-gastronomy-of-budapest The 23 minutes long video shows the best known restaurants in Budapest – with chef interviews, backstage secrets and of course, beautiful food. Mon, 16 Dec 2019 10:47:18 GMT Budnews
CNN made a short film about the gastronomy of Budapest

CNN made a short film about the gastronomy of Budapest

The 23 minutes long video shows the best known restaurants in Budapest – with chef interviews, backstage secrets and of course, beautiful food.

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We've always said that Hungarian cuisine something everyone should try, and now CNN has strengthened our theory. They made a 23 minutes long short film about the most famous restaurants in Budapest! CNN highlights that new and exciting fine dining spots are constantly opening up in the Hungarian capital, many headed up by prolific chefs keen to inject imagination and prestige into the Budapest dining experience. They also mention that two restaurants of the Hungarian capital were awarded new Michelin stars in the past 12 months alone, bringing the total of Michelin-awarded establishments in Budapest to six.

"Those who do not want to gain weight, shouldn't not come to Budapest," says András Jókuti, food critic, narrator of the film at the first minute.

The movie (which can be watched here) features Miguel Vieira from Costes, Tamás Széll from Stand, István Veres from Babel, Zsolt Abrudán from New York Cafe, Máté Boldizsár and Szilárd Tóth from Salt. We can find out what their restaurants are all about and their ars poetica in the kitchen.

Don't even start to watch the video if you're hungry!

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Christmas Light Tram is here again http://budnews.hu/news/News/1534/christmas-light-tram-is-here-again You can jump on and enjoy the ride with a normal BKK ticket or pass, and some more good news: the Light Tram’s schedule is already available, as well – let us show you. Fri, 13 Dec 2019 07:37:15 GMT Mia Balogh
Christmas Light Tram is here again

Christmas Light Tram is here again

You can jump on and enjoy the ride with a normal BKK ticket or pass, and some more good news: the Light Tram’s schedule is already available, as well – let us show you.

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When December is approaching, everyone in Budapest is waiting for the Light Tram to bring some light into the dark nights in the city. This year – already the seventh of its operation –, on 29 November, the specially enlightened vehicle started to ride again, and this year you can try it on several lines.

Some Instagram users have already spotted it:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5oSWSZlmY2/

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As we have already mentioned, this year, the Light Tram rides on several lines, between 29 November and 5 January.

The schedule will be the following:

On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, it will operate on Tram line 2. On Wednesday and Thursday on Tram line 19 and on Friday either on Tram line 47 or 49.

On Saturdays, it ventures on other lines. On 30 November, it moved on Tram Line 42 and 50 and on 7 December, on Tram Line 14. The following Saturday is 14 December, you can spot it now on Tram Line 62A. On 21 December, Tram Line 14 comes again. On 28 December, Tram Line 59B and on 4 January, Tram Line 69.

Detailed schedule for these trams will be available on the given day here: https://www.facebook.com/fenyvillamos/

Source: karacsonyszeretlek.hu

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Unique sound sculpture exhibition opened in Müpa Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1533/unique-sound-sculpture-exhibition-opened-in-mupa-budapest You have to seethese 23 unique wooden sculptures inspired by the sound waves of iconic music performances! Thu, 12 Dec 2019 12:16:58 GMT Budnews
Unique sound sculpture exhibition opened in Müpa Budapest

Unique sound sculpture exhibition opened in Müpa Budapest

You have to seethese 23 unique wooden sculptures inspired by the sound waves of iconic music performances!

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Although the tune fades away, but the experience stays with us forever. Doesn't it? Well, not exactly. Sometimes even the music can stay with us forever. At least if this moment is captured by the special sound sculptures created within the framework of a Christmas cooperation between the Hungarian Maltese Charity Service and Müpa Budapest. The sculptures are created by Gyula Baditz: the 23 unique wooden sculptures were inspired by the sound waves of iconic music performances of this year, and were made in the carpentry workshop of the Maltese Charity Service by hard-working people in Tiszabura.

Another specialty of these sculptures is that they are all signed by world-renowned performers, the performers of the selected works, including Diana Krall, Marcus Miller, Charlotte Gainsbourg, José Cura, Adam Fischer and Péter Eötvös.

A festive exhibition from the works was opened on 5 December in the Müpa Flag Hall, and is open until 5 January. In parallel, an online auction has been launched at the Maltese Charity Service's licit.adomanyozz.hu website: the charity is using the proceeds to expand the tools and employment opportunities of the carpentry factory in Tiszabura.

Don't miss the chance to see these unique sculptures!

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First smart pedestrian crossing completed in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1532/first-smart-pedestrian-crossing-completed-in-budapest- The lights turn on when somebody is approaching the pedestrian crossing, so hopefully even more accidents can be avoided in the future.  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:21:50 GMT Mia Balogh
First smart pedestrian crossing completed in Budapest

First smart pedestrian crossing completed in Budapest

The lights turn on when somebody is approaching the pedestrian crossing, so hopefully even more accidents can be avoided in the future. 

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Mia Balogh

There are a lot of ‘smart things’ that help our everyday lives and we can proudly announce that recently, the first smart pedestrian crossing in Budapest begun to operate, as well. It is located in the 14th district of the capital, Zugló, at the crossroad of Egressy Road and Kövér Lajos Street.

But in our opinion not the street names are the most important, but the fact that there are several schools and kindergartens in this area. The smart pedestrian crossing works in front of the Herman Ottó Primary School so it can help avoid more accidents in this area.

How does it work?

The pedestrian crossing works with a so-called SafeCross system. It means that its LED lamps automatically turn on when any kind of movement happens near them. There is a camera at each side of the pedestrian crossing that alert the LED lamps whenever someone walks into the area of the crossing’s sensors. Are there are also reflectors to enlighten the pedestrians there so the drivers can see them from a greater distance.

So this is the first smart pedestrian crossing in Zugló but hopefully there will be even more in the district and in our capital very soon. ;)

Like and share our article if you support the idea of more smart pedestrian crossings in Budapest.

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First trailer of the Black Widow movie is here – with many famous Budapest venues! http://budnews.hu/news/News/1531/first-trailer-of-the-black-widow-movie-is-here-–-with-many-famous-budapest-venues Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill, Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge and Keleti Railway Station... they all show up in the trailer. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:50:33 GMT Budnews
First trailer of the Black Widow movie is here – with many famous Budapest venues!

First trailer of the Black Widow movie is here – with many famous Budapest venues!

Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill, Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge and Keleti Railway Station... they all show up in the trailer.

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The first teaser for Marvel's Black Widow is here, and we can't wait to see the full movie! This film is the background story of Natalia Romanova (Natasha Romanoff), known from the Avengers, and also the twenty-fourth film of the Marvel cinema universe. Of course, Scarlett Johansson plays the Black Widow, and also David Harbor and Florence Pugh appear.

The film was shot in Budapest, so it's no wonder that the first trailer shows locations like the Statue of Liberty on Gellért Hill, Chain Bridge, Margaret Bridge and Keleti Railway Station. Even the opening image shows the Danube and the Statue of Liberty. Here's the first trailer check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxAtuMu_ph4&feature=emb_title

The film will arrive to the Hungarian cinemas in April 2020. Can't wait to see!

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Are you nervous? Smash a TV! We'll show you where http://budnews.hu/news/News/1530/are-you-nervous-smash-a-tv-well-show-you-where A special wrecking room opened in Budapest near Nyugati Railway Station. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 10:58:14 GMT Budnews
Are you nervous? Smash a TV! We'll show you where

Are you nervous? Smash a TV! We'll show you where

A special wrecking room opened in Budapest near Nyugati Railway Station.

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What do you do after a hard, long day, when everyone was a jerk? Sometimes the only thing we want to do is punch someone in the face, but obviously, it's not an option. Unless…. Unless you’re in the first Wrecking Room of Budapest, where everything is possible.

Budapest Wrecking Room is a place where you can reduce stress, anger and tension by smashing everything that comes to your fingertips. Mixed size bottles, electronic devices, Boxing Dummy, T-felt and different kinds of markers... all waiting for you to break them.

Budapest Wrecking Room has only been open to people since November 22, but there are plenty of people interested in it. Some are looking for a unique birthday party or Christmas surprise, others need voltage management, while companies can have a good team building here. But what's the point? Let's see:

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Organizers collect the stuff from friends and family, just as from house clearances and they give us everything we need to smash: protective gear and optional weapons. Each crushing seance begins with a serious security training, guests have to wear protective gear, than choose a weapon... The most popular is the baseball bat, which is more varied than the heavy industrial hammer, but we can use a crowbar and even a gigantic wrench. The crushing time is a maximum of 40 minutes, but it is enough to break everything into small pieces.

Depending on your stress-level, you can choose from several packages. They have 4 different packs from 5990 HUF and although there is a minimum amount of time, 15 minutes, it is probably only for the most effective, most powerful players. Most of the objects don't give up easily, and after a few beats you get tired, then the intensity goes down, and there are some who even take a rest. One thing is sure, no matter how angry you go in, and no matter how much hate you have inside, everyone comes out the same way. Empty, sweaty, tired, contented and calm.

After each group, the owners clean up immediately, and they sort out pieces of crushed objects in the evening, after closing. As they take care of the environment, recycling are very important to them: they separate and then dispose the plastic, glass and electronic waste so that they can be recycled. They are currently negotiating with a number of landfills who are treating garbage in this spirit.

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National Blue Trail chosen among best travel destinations for 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1529/national-blue-trail-chosen-among-best-travel-destinations-for-2020 National Geographic mentions National Blue Trail in Hungary among the 25 best travel destinations in the world. Fri, 6 Dec 2019 08:27:41 GMT Mia Balogh
National Blue Trail chosen among best travel destinations for 2020

National Blue Trail chosen among best travel destinations for 2020

National Geographic mentions National Blue Trail in Hungary among the 25 best travel destinations in the world.

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The National Blue Trail in Hungary was mentioned among places like the Kalahari Desert, the Grossglockner-Hochalpenstrasse, the city of Parma, the Maldive Island, the Asturias, Tasmania, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Grand Canyon National Park on the list of National Geographic magazine, reported the Hungarian Hikers Association to MTI.

National Geographic listed 25 exciting destination ideas for the upcoming year, and we are very proud that the National Blue Trail is also in the compilation. They write that the 700 miles long trail is ‘a wonderfully diverse web of paths labeled with white-and-blue-striped waymarkers’.

Besides, there is also a free mobile application available, Természetjáró app, which can be used in offline mode, too. If follows the language of your device, so the app helps you to complete the trail by knowing where are you and where you’re heading. ;) So it can be very useful for tourists from abroad who don’t speak Hungarian and probably couldn’t ask locals for directions.

Check out their list here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/features/best-trips-2020/

So if you like nature and hiking, we already know your dream destination for 2020. ;)

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Two Hungarian films were ranked among the top 100 films directed by women http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1528/two-hungarian-films-were-ranked-among-the-top-100-films-directed-by-women- Ildikó Enyedi and Márta Mészáros is on the BBC's top 100 list. Thu, 5 Dec 2019 09:22:47 GMT Budnews
Two Hungarian films were ranked among the top 100 films directed by women

Two Hungarian films were ranked among the top 100 films directed by women

Ildikó Enyedi and Márta Mészáros is on the BBC's top 100 list.

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BBC publishes top lists about films every year in different topic: they had Culture poll to find the 100 greatest foreign-language films of all time, 100 greatest comedies, 100 greatest films of the 21st Century and the 100 greatest American films, however, criticism has been expressed that too few female directors appear on these lists. That's why they decided to make their first ever list that collects the films made by women.

It wasn't easy to get on 'The 100 greatest films directed by women' list at all: 761 different films were voted for by 368 film experts – critics, journalists, festival programmers and academics – who came from 84 countries. That's why it's such a big thing that two Hungarians have been included in this list: Márta Mészáros's 1975 Golden Bear Award-winning film, Adoption got the 97th place, while On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi's film from 2017 became 73rd.

The top list is interesting beyond the Hungarian award winners too (the oldest movie on the list is a silent movie from 1916, for example), so it's worth taking a proper look on it, that you can do here.

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What to do during Advent season in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1527/what-to-do-during-advent-season-in-budapest Christmas is almost here and we collected how to maximize the feeling. Wed, 4 Dec 2019 09:26:49 GMT Budnews
What to do during Advent season in Budapest

What to do during Advent season in Budapest

Christmas is almost here and we collected how to maximize the feeling.

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Winter is officially here: it's December, it's snowing, the whole city has Christmas fever. So what to do if you're in Budapest and want to prepare your soul for Christmas? Let us show.

The first and most obvious thing is to visit a Christmas fair! The best things in December are undoubtedly the Christmas fairs, where gingerbread, mulled wine, orange and cinnamon scents fill in the air, local artisans sell their goods, and the squares are dressed in festive decoration. We have Christmas markets in literally every corner of the city, but if you want the original, the biggest one, than visit the one at Vörösmarty Square or at St Stephen's Basilica.

Listen the Christmas Concert of the National Choir. They take us on a Christmas tour with the world's most beautiful European Christmas songs and songs beyond the sea, giving us a glimpse into the Christmas mystery of the people who live far away from us. From simple piano accompaniment to the most daring polyphonic choral works, love is everywhere during these days. https://www.facebook.com/events/277814299828924/

Try out the enlightened Christmas tram, especially if you have children. These enlightened trams operates on tram line 2 and became inevitable accessories of winter Budapest within the past few years. 3500 meters of lightbulbs (exactly 39 200 white and blue LED lights) on the trains provide the festive feeling outside, and even the inside of the tram has festive decorations.

Don't miss ice-skating in the City park: we know that it's possible to ice-skate after Christmas, but somehow it's the best in this festive season. Fortunately there are many ice-skate rinks in the city from December to the end of February, so if you tried the biggest one, also visit a smaller one. Every district has its own temporary ice rink and even shopping malls have one on the roof or in their garden.

Eat roasted chestnuts and drink mulled wine! Roasted chestnuts are typical winter delicacies that warms up our hands, our stomachs and our hearts at once, just as the hot, spicy, warm drink we call mulled wine. You can buy both of them in every advent fair, and in every second corner, so don’t miss it. You can’t say you’re in Christmas mood until you haven’t try this divine delicacies!

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Make someone's day sweeter on 6 December http://budnews.hu/news/News/1526/make-someones-day-sweeter-on-6-december- On 6 December, you can play the Mikulas in Budapest and leave some small goodie bags behind in the name on Santa Claus. Tue, 3 Dec 2019 11:23:34 GMT Mia Balogh
Make someone's day sweeter on 6 December

Make someone's day sweeter on 6 December

On 6 December, you can play the Mikulas in Budapest and leave some small goodie bags behind in the name on Santa Claus.

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If you live in Hungary for a while now, you might already know that in our country, Santa Claus arrives on 6 December, St. Nicholas’ (St. Miklos) Day – that’s why he is called also Mikulas. He brings some sweet treats to the good kids and ‘virgács’ (gold painted switch) to the bad ones. But it happens often that kids get both, because sometimes they are good and sometimes bad.

Anyway, this year, a sweet tradition continues: on 6 December, anyone can play the Mikulas in Budapest by leaving a small goodie bag behind for a stranger in the city. There is just one rule, or let’s say one thing you shouldn’t forget: write a short note for the stranger who is going to find your small bag. For example: ‘I’m a goodie bag who was left behind to make your day more beautiful so please take me home’.

If you like the idea, you can prepare a goodie bag for a stranger by putting some chocolate, apples, tangerines or even toys, children’s books inside. Write a note and leave it on a bus, or in a frequented place in the city where it will be found almost immediately so it can make someone very happy in a minute.

The event also has a Facebook event, in Hungarian:

https://www.facebook.com/events/539733570158866/

And you can never know, maybe on your way home you will find another from a secret Santa’s goodie bags… if so, please post a pic from it to the Facebook event because the organizers would like to check out how many people can be reached by this initiative.

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Marina Gera wins first ever Emmy Award for Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/News/1525/marina-gera-wins-first-ever-emmy-award-for-hungary- She lost a lot of weight for Irén’s role but we suppose that in the end it was totally worth it. Mon, 2 Dec 2019 12:33:06 GMT Mia Balogh
Marina Gera wins first ever Emmy Award for Hungary

Marina Gera wins first ever Emmy Award for Hungary

She lost a lot of weight for Irén’s role but we suppose that in the end it was totally worth it.

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On 25 November, Hungarian websites announced that Marina Gera won Best Performance by an Actress award at 47th International Emmy Awards. She got this historic recognition for her role in television drama ‘Eternal Winter’, directed by Attila Szász, based on Norbert Köbli’s script.

The actress who lost a lot of weight for her role, stopped at 46 kg – because her character, Irén and the other women were starving in the film –, dedicated her award to all the Hungarian victims who suffered in the Soviet Union.

Besides Marina Gera, another Hungarian production was nominated for an Emmy Award: a television film, Trezor, directed by Péter Bergendy was among the nominees for an International Emmy in the TV movie/mini-series category, but only Marina was awarded.

Anyway, congratulations to all the Hungarian filmmakers who played a part in these fantastic nominations and of course to Marina Gera who won Hungary’s first ever Emmy Award.

Source: Index.hu

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Winter pavilion is made to protect the statue at Vörösmarty Square http://budnews.hu/news/News/1524/winter-pavilion-is-made-to-protect-the-statue-at-vorosmarty-square Visitors of the Advent Fair will have a special sight to take a look at. Fri, 29 Nov 2019 07:56:24 GMT Budnews
Winter pavilion is made to protect the statue at Vörösmarty Square

Winter pavilion is made to protect the statue at Vörösmarty Square

Visitors of the Advent Fair will have a special sight to take a look at.

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One of the main attractions of Vörösmarty Square - the square, where the main Christmas market is - is the huge statue of the Hungarian poet the square is named after. This beautiful sculpture received special protection this year: thanks to the Hello Wood team, an innovative structure is now protecting the statue, which also draws attention to our values.

The temporary pavilion placed around the Vörösmarty statue group evokes a classic look, protects the statue from the hardships of winter, and places the work in the center of the newly renovated Vörösmarty square. The cherry on top: the sculpture is illuminated with different colored lights, so it's truly beautiful.

András Huszár, managing director of Hello Wood revealed that these are temporary elements that protect the Vörösmarty statue, it will be dismantled at the end of the winter season, and could be reassembled next winter. The enormous curved structure is lightweight thanks to its ten-meter-high steel sheets, which are well-resistant to environmental influences, and the facade is made of transparent plexiglass to protect it from rain.

Be sure to check it out if you go to the Christmas fair or to Váci Street, because the statue has a completely different look with this beautiful protection.

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Nature Photographer of the Year award won by a Hungarian man http://budnews.hu/news/News/1523/nature-photographer-of-the-year-award-won-by-a-hungarian-man- Csaba Daróczi’s snap won also the black and white category. Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:57:51 GMT Mia Balogh
Nature Photographer of the Year award won by a Hungarian man

Nature Photographer of the Year award won by a Hungarian man

Csaba Daróczi’s snap won also the black and white category.

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Mia Balogh

From 73 countries’ 14,000 entrants, a Hungarian photographer, Csaba Daróczi won the ‘Nature Photographer of the Year’ award at Nature Talks’ annual photo contest. Daróczi took a snap of a pair of leaping rabbits, which was chosen as top nature photo of 2019.

The Hungarian photographer took the winning photo at dawn near the Hungarian village of Bocsa – New York Post writes, by adding that he got a prize of $3,300.

https://www.facebook.com/daroczi.photography/posts/2555235061191271

Daróczi also won the first price in the black and white category so he can be named the most successful Hungarian in the contest this year.

Other Hungarian photographers were awarded, too: Norbert Kaszás won the Other Animals category with his snap ‘Golden rain’ and Bence Máté was highly commended for his photo ‘Wings’ in Nature Art category.

Source: https://nypost.com/2019/11/16/mesmerizing-photo-of-leaping-rabbits-wins-top-nature-photo-award/ ; https://ng.hu/termeszet/2019/11/18/magyar-versenyzo-lett-az-ev-termeszetfotosa/ and https://naturephotographeroftheyear.com/previous-editions/npoty-2019-results/

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Tickets for Sziget 2020 already available http://budnews.hu/news/News/1522/tickets-for-sziget-2020-already-available The fastest and luckiest Sziget fans could already secure their places at Sziget Festival 2020 but it’s still not too late to buy your tickets with a discount. Wed, 27 Nov 2019 07:04:10 GMT Mia Balogh
Tickets for Sziget 2020 already available

Tickets for Sziget 2020 already available

The fastest and luckiest Sziget fans could already secure their places at Sziget Festival 2020 but it’s still not too late to buy your tickets with a discount.

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Fastest Sziget fans could already purchase their 7-day passes and VIP 7-day passes for the Island of Freedom 2020 on 14 November: they will get a goodie bag containing a T-shirt, socks, a paper textile gym bag + stickers with the discount priced passes.

But if you want to visit the festival next year, you are still in time with the ticket purchase. Okay we tell you the prices: the 7-day pass is available for €299 and the VIP is for €599. If you can’t afford a 7-day pass right now, don’t worry, it is also possible to purchase it in 5 instalments and pay for it over a period of 5 months.

More info is available here: https://szigetfestival.com/en/tickets

We know that it’s not the cheapest but the line up is always awesome – with some of the biggest performers in the music industry – so we think if more of your fav artists come to Sziget, it is worth purchasing a weekly pass so you can enjoy all their shows.

Next year’s line up and more ticket options are still to come – if you’ll have only one day in Budapest, a day pass will be your best option ;) –, so stay tuned if you don’t want to miss the updates. ;)

Source: sziget.hu

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Listen live symphonic concerts at the train stations of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1521/listen-live-symphonic-concerts-at-the-train-stations-of-budapest   MÁV Symphony Orchestra gives mini concerts on the 3 biggest train stations of the city. Tue, 26 Nov 2019 06:05:01 GMT Budnews
Listen live symphonic concerts at the train stations of Budapest

Listen live symphonic concerts at the train stations of Budapest

  MÁV Symphony Orchestra gives mini concerts on the 3 biggest train stations of the city.

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Train stations are not the most pleasant places, we just use it in a functional way and go on. This seems to be changing in Budapest, at least we have one really good reason to stay there a bit. From November 2019 to May 2020, the MÁV Symphony Orchestra will entertain the traveling audience of the Déli, Nyugati and Keleti Railway Stations with mini concerts!

The artists of the ensemble perform mainly classical music: the mini-concerts are 20 minutes long and each has a theme. During this a half year the audience can see and hear horn quartet, woodwind and bass quintet and string quartet. Various epochs of classical music will be introduced, but they will also keep an eye on current music, so -for example - during the Advent period, the best artworks associated with Christmas will be performed.

The concert series began on November 6th, and the final performance expected to be in next May. Train station concerts are held in every two weeks on Wednesdays: from 15:30 at Nyugati Train Station, under the main information display located at the beginning of the platforms, than continues from 16:30 at the Déli Railway Station in the passenger waiting hall, and ends from 17:30 at the Keleti Train Station's Lotz Hall. In addition to the Budapest venues, there will also be a few concerts in the waiting room of the Vác station: November 12 at 1 pm, December 11, January 22, February 19, March 18, April 15 and May 13 at 15: 30 pm.

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Christmas fair at Basilica is now opened http://budnews.hu/news/News/1520/christmas-fair-at-basilica-is-now-opened The second most spectacular Christmas market in Europe awaits with a 12-meter high Christmas Tree! Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:35:54 GMT Budnews
Christmas fair at Basilica is now opened

Christmas fair at Basilica is now opened

The second most spectacular Christmas market in Europe awaits with a 12-meter high Christmas Tree!

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If we're talking about the Christmas Markets of Budapest, most people think about the one at Vörösmarty Square. But there is an even better one, not so far from the well known. This is the Advent fair at St Stephen's Basilica, which has been voted as the second most spectacular Christmas market in Europe! It blends the Central European traditions and modern attractions, and it's perfect indeed for a nice afternoon with the kids or friends. Christmas spirit sparkles in front of Budapest’s most impressive cathedral during the 9th time this year, and this fair has everything you might wish for: delightful gifts, delicious Hungarian cuisine and free attractions for all ages – including ice-skating for children in a central skating rink that surrounds a towering Christmas Tree. But let's see the details.

The Christmas market at St Stephen's Basilica is open from 22th November till 1st January as a celebration of the Central European holiday traditions, and also features modern elements like eco-friendly practices, flashmobs, and a monumental 3D light show projected on to the Basilica façade several times every evening.

This is the largest 3D light painting in Central Europe: colorful lights appear on the Basilica and tell different festive and religious stories. The 3D animated movies and scenes projected on the front of the building have been meet with huge success for years, and the artists used the playful, peculiar and breathtaking advantages of the building very well again. Each scene is a few minutes long and starts at every half hour, telling various tales which can be seen from all points of the square.

The other extra feature of this market is the skating opportunity for children: in the middle of the market, there is an oval skating-rink where everybody can experiences their childhood once again, while gliding over the ice, lovers clutch each other’s hands tightly and parents watch their children’s first endeavor on ice with sparkling eyes. It is free to use under the age of 14 and if the skates are accidentally left at home, you can borrow a pair for free.

Don't miss it, we will be there for sure!

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Hungarian champagne among best ones in the world http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1519/hungarian-champagne-among-best-ones-in-the-world Kreinbacher Estate’s Brut Classic 2015 Magnum sparkling wine is officially one of the best ones in the world. Fri, 22 Nov 2019 09:13:57 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian champagne among best ones in the world

Hungarian champagne among best ones in the world

Kreinbacher Estate’s Brut Classic 2015 Magnum sparkling wine is officially one of the best ones in the world.

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Mia Balogh

The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships’ greatest awards were announced in London recently, and the fans of Hungarian champagne and sparkling wines have a reason to raise their glasses because among the fourteen champions, Kreinbacher Estate is also featured.

They have received the prestigious award ‘National Champion–Best Hungarian Sparkling Wine’ on 4 November at the award ceremony in London. Their Brut Classic 2015 Magnum sparkling wine won another Best Class award as well as the best Hungarian brut and best Hungarian magnum champagne.

This beverage is the quite tasty and refreshing result of the combination of chardonnay and furmint, and according to Divany.hu, its 2016 edition will be available for purchase around the middle of November. This alcoholic drink can be another good example to represent that for a sparkling wine, the 1.5l bottle is a very good idea because the beverage evolves better in a big bottle like that.

It is also important to mention that this wasn’t the first international success for Kreinbacher Estate, but already the third time when their product was selected as Hungary’s best champagne.

After Hungarian wines and craft beer, the world should definitely know more about Hungarian champagne, as well. Like and share our article, if you agree with us. ;)

Source: Divany.hu

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Budapest in top 5 destinations according to British tourists http://budnews.hu/news/News/1518/budapest-in-top-5-destinations-according-to-british-tourists Krakow is the first city on the list, Budapest and Amsterdam share 5 th place – let’s see why is our capital so popular among the Brits. Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:43:01 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest in top 5 destinations according to British tourists

Budapest in top 5 destinations according to British tourists

Krakow is the first city on the list, Budapest and Amsterdam share 5 th place – let’s see why is our capital so popular among the Brits.

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A new British survey has found that Budapest is the fifth most popular destination among the Brits, Blikk.hu writes. According to the Hungarian website, the research examined the friendliest and most affordable European cities from the tourists’ point of view, besides the well-known sights.

Our capital was ranked 5th, like Amsterdam, one of the favourite destinations of the British tourists. But why is our capital so popular? Of course, we know that the unique beauty of Budapest attracts millions of people every year and the prices are also acceptable here – cheep booze has made the city also the capital of stag parties and hen dos.

But it is also important to mention that accommodation prices are affordable – even if they choose a four-star hotel, it is available ‘for pennies’ to them. And travel passes are also cheap for the Brits: a three-day-long travel pass is available for them for a quite friendly price, and travelling for free over the age of 65 is also important for them.

According to the survey results, Budapest overtook popular cities such as Vienna, Rome or Lisbon. Krakow finished first, because – according to respondents – they can have the same experience there like in Amsterdam or Paris but at half price.

Source: Blikk.hu

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Colin Farrell already found his favourite place in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1517/colin-farrell-already-found-his-favourite-place-in-budapest Yes, the well-known actor is in Budapest and he regularly returns to this restaurant. Wed, 20 Nov 2019 09:46:53 GMT Mia Balogh
Colin Farrell already found his favourite place in Budapest

Colin Farrell already found his favourite place in Budapest

Yes, the well-known actor is in Budapest and he regularly returns to this restaurant.

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Colin Farrell is currently shooting his series called North Water in Budapest and managed to visit a restaurant incognito for a couple of days, when the staff realized who is returning regularly to eat there – Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes.

If you would think that this restaurant is a big, shiny, expensive spot, well, we have to say you’re wrong – it’s Hari Kebab – a popular but not expensive place in Istvan Street, near the Városliget (City Park).

Nowadays, the actor is wearing a big beard and a cap so it wasn’t quite easy to recognize him, but after four days of eating there, he payed with his credit card so somebody from the staff saw his name on the receipt and told the others who was their guest.

Of course they took a photo together, and the restaurant posted it on their Facebook page by adding that Mr. Farrell told them he ate the best kebab of his life in Hari Kebab.

https://www.facebook.com/harikebab/photos/a.773083772845258/1435773996576229/?type=3&theater

Source: szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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Svábhegy Observatory reopened: you can watch the stars from Buda hills from now on http://budnews.hu/news/News/1516/svabhegy-observatory-reopened:-you-can-watch-the-stars-from-buda-hills-from-now-on When it comes to observatories in Budapest, everyone thinks of the Planetarium, but there is another institute up in the Buda Hills. Tue, 19 Nov 2019 07:11:58 GMT Budnews
Svábhegy Observatory reopened: you can watch the stars from Buda hills from now on

Svábhegy Observatory reopened: you can watch the stars from Buda hills from now on

When it comes to observatories in Budapest, everyone thinks of the Planetarium, but there is another institute up in the Buda Hills.

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This is Svábhegy Observatory, that has been closed in the past years due to a renovation, but now it awaits everyone with a renewed website and program offer, only a few minutes from Normafa. It's really worth visiting, because they have the country's largest binocular that can be used to view galaxies, interstellar gas nebulae, sunbursts or moon craters, so basically everything we could imagine.

They have daytime and nighttime demonstrations, H-alpha binoculars to look at details of the sun's surface, and at night we can see moon craters, Jupiter moons and clouds, Saturn's ring, interstellar nebulae and the exploded star remnants. Astronomers give lectures, shows experiments, and even some meteorites can be hand-held or study the material of the shooting stars under microscope.

About the place: The decision to establish an observatory in the Buda Hills was made in 1920, and by 1928 the largest observatory dome of the park, the „Budapest dome”, was completed: the 60 cm Zeiss-Heyde mirrored binoculars were the largest in the country at that time and still a pretty impressive thing.

More detailed programs and prices are available here.

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Winter is coming: these are the 5 best ice skate rinks of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1515/winter-is-coming:-these-are-the-5-best-ice-skate-rinks-of-budapest These rinks offer pleasant time and fun with the family or with friends . Mon, 18 Nov 2019 07:52:14 GMT Budnews
Winter is coming: these are the 5 best ice skate rinks of Budapest

Winter is coming: these are the 5 best ice skate rinks of Budapest

These rinks offer pleasant time and fun with the family or with friends .

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Although the weather doesn't show it, the ice skating season is here. As every year, we collected the best ice rinks of the city: there are many small ones at every square of Budapest, and many shopping mall save their own, but these 5 places won't disappoint anyone for sure.

City Park Ice Rink

City Park Ice Skating rink is not only the most popular skating rink in Budapest, but also the most famous, as its history dates back to the 19th century. It's the largest outdoor ice rink in Europe, so it's really worth visiting, all the more so they have all services you might need: skate sharpening, skates rental, cafeteria, ice skating training. Opening: from the middle of November, depending on the weather.

Price: 1000-2000 HUF

Saint Stephen's Square

The Christmas fair and the ice skate rink before St. Stephen's Basilica is also a mesmerizing place. This fair has been voted to be Europe's second best Christmas market last year, because of the quality of merchant offering and the atmosphere of the ice rink. Please note, that only children under the age of 14 can use the rink, but it's sill a good destination for families. Opening: 22 November.

Price: free

Ice rink at Óbuda, Fő tér

Just like at St. Stephen's Square, the skating rink will be built in Óbuda's Main Square in connection with the Advent Fair, but it is planned to remain open here until the end of February. This rink has beautiful and charming environment, floodlight, family atmosphere and a Christmas tree in the middle of the rink. Beginners and those wishing to practice can get skating lessons on Saturdays. Opening: 30 November

Price: free

Bálna Budapest

This year Santa Claus will bring the ice rink to the Bálna, as the outdoor ice rink will be welcoming skaters to from December 6, and is scheduled to run until the end of February. This ice rink before Bálna Budapest is city's largest free ice-skating rink. And obviously it has the most beautiful panorama as well: as it’s situated on the Danube-shore, we can admire the river and Buda side with Gellért hill and the Castle.

Opening: 6 December

Price: free

MÜPA

“Kultúr Kültér”, the Winter Series of Müpa returns offering concerts and circus performances with a nearly 350 square meters ice rink from early December. It' really charming here with the spectacular light painting of the building in the background and it's also a good point that we can warm up in heated buffet. Opening: 1 December

Price: Free

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Legendary band KISS set to perform also in Hungary for a last time http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1514/legendary-band-kiss-set-to-perform-also-in-hungary-for-a-last-time- They just announced some new tour dates – luckily, Budapest is included. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:31:18 GMT Mia Balogh
Legendary band KISS set to perform also in Hungary for a last time

Legendary band KISS set to perform also in Hungary for a last time

They just announced some new tour dates – luckily, Budapest is included.

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Iconic glam rock band KISS is ready to say goodbye to their fans around the world: they start their last tour, entitled ‘End of the Road’ this November and will finish it next October. One last concert is also added to their schedule for the summer of 2021, at the birthplace of the band, in New York City.

Okay, so what about the band’s next 11 months? They will travel the world and perform in a lot of stadiums (well, with shorter and longer breaks, of course) from North America to South America and South Africa, and luckily, they will not forget about Europe and Hungary. Among the 75 stops of their last tour, we can also find Budapest – they are set to perform on 16 July 2020 in Budapest Sportarena.

It is also important to mention that the farewell tour doesn’t mean the end of the band. As the band’s frontman, Gene Simmons (who has Hungarian origins by the way) said earlier, KISS will continue to make music but they won’t have any more concerts.

Source: Index.hu

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John Cleese is coming to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1513/john-cleese-is-coming-to-budapest The founder of Monty Python will arrive in next April with his own show. Thu, 14 Nov 2019 08:11:06 GMT Budnews
John Cleese is coming to Budapest

John Cleese is coming to Budapest

The founder of Monty Python will arrive in next April with his own show.

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2020 will be a great year for sure. The most famous British comedian brings his latest show to the Hungarian capital on 24 April. Cleese comes with his „Last Time to See Me Before I Die” stand up night, but guess what: he has been touring with this show for at least 6 years. Last Time… is not a classic stand-up show, Cleese is projecting and commenting on parts of his oeuvre, such as Monty Python's work, telling stories about them, and according to some descriptions, he may be asked during the two-hour performance.

John Cleese, the biggest British comedian was born in 1939 in the United Kingdom. He met his later permanent fellow writer, Graham Chapman at Cambridge University. In 1969, Chapman, Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam crated their own show, Monty Python's Flying Circus at the request of the Thames Television. Although Cleese left the show's final season, he continued to work with other Python members to create Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail and The Meaning of Life.

If you want to have a night out in the style of the original Monty Python, don't miss „Last Time to See Me Before I Die” in MomSport. Get your ticket as soon as possible, because it will be sold out in weeks!

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Main Christmas fair of Budapest is now open http://budnews.hu/news/News/1512/main-christmas-fair-of-budapest-is-now-open We can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere sooner than ever before . Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:16:03 GMT Budnews
Main Christmas fair of Budapest is now open

Main Christmas fair of Budapest is now open

We can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere sooner than ever before .

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Christmas is coming sooner and sooner every year, at least in the decoration, the Christmas sale and the Christmas markets. The biggest fair of Budapest is now open – sooner than ever before: the Christmas tree is set, the booths are ready, and the fair opened at Vörösmarty square.

The market has the same things to do and eat as in the previous years: the well-known gastronomic offer of mulled wine, sausage and gingerbread, concerts, folk crafts and many other things to buy. And as usual, Joulupukki, the real Santa Claus, will also be visiting the event on December 6.

The only difference is that visitors has bigger place to enjoy the fair thanks to the recently completed renovation of the square. The fair is open until 1 January according to the opening hours below:

  • Sunday to Thursday 10 am - 8 pm
  • on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am to 9 pm
  • Christmas Eve 10 am to 2 pm
  • On the two days of Christmas: 12am to 6pm.
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Spice of Europe: new image film about Budapest is here http://budnews.hu/news/News/1511/spice-of-europe:-new-image-film-about-budapest-is-here This time it targets a higher consumer group than partying tourists. Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:21:31 GMT Budnews
Spice of Europe: new image film about Budapest is here

Spice of Europe: new image film about Budapest is here

This time it targets a higher consumer group than partying tourists.

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Budapest is one on the top European destinations, countless touristic magazines recommend us to visit. Yet, we cannot lean back. In 2018 Budapest tourism brand was renewed with the „Spice of Europe” slogan, and as part of the international campaign, the next image film is here. The video debuted on November 4th, and perceived to target a different target group than the previous one.

The video reflects the long-term concept of the Hungarian Tourism Agency, which aims to target foreign audiences who are in a better financial position, than the "party tourists", and those who have different needs and interest than younger generations. The main characters of the new film are in their 30-40s, they're staying in a luxury apartment, enjoying coffee in the Parisi courtyard, worshiping high culture in the Music Academy, watching ballet and having champagne on Leo's rooftop terrace overlooking the Chain Bridge. The video shows quite well the opportunities of the city and creates so mesmerizing atmosphere that you wish to be here even if you're not interested in high culture or can't afford a luxury hotel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x0g1uSX7nc&feature=emb_title

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Hungarian Dobos cake became a Hungarikum http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1510/hungarian-dobos-cake-became-a-hungarikum Now Dobos cake is officially much more than just a delicious dessert, it became a cultural treasure of Hungary. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:35:58 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian Dobos cake became a Hungarikum

Hungarian Dobos cake became a Hungarikum

Now Dobos cake is officially much more than just a delicious dessert, it became a cultural treasure of Hungary.

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It would be quite difficult, maybe even impossible to find the best dessert of Hungary, or the most well-known one, because everybody is different, we all like different cakes, tartes, etc. But some sweets have been in demand for a long time already: Hungarians and tourists from foreign countries enjoy these, as well.

Dobos cake, a dessert introduced 134 years ago by József Dobos, is a cake like this, popular and of course quite tasty.

So it is maybe not a wonder, that at the meeting of the Collection of Hungarikum, the Dobos cake was finally made an official Hungarikum. A Hungarikum is a treasure of the Hungarian culture, now there are 71 elements on the list of the Hungarikums.

Have you ever tried Dobos cake? If you have, you already know why we say this. If not yet, believe us, it is worth it. ;)

Source: hungarikum.hu , vg.hu

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Voila the Hungarian winners at the World Spa Awards 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1509/voila-the-hungarian-winners-at-the-world-spa-awards-2019 Check out the Hungarian winners of ‘hotel spa’ and ‘resort spa’ categories. Fri, 8 Nov 2019 15:00:38 GMT Mia Balogh
Voila the Hungarian winners at the World Spa Awards 2019

Voila the Hungarian winners at the World Spa Awards 2019

Check out the Hungarian winners of ‘hotel spa’ and ‘resort spa’ categories.

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In Hungary, you can find lots of really good spas but if you want to try only the best ones, well, you should visit the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus in Budapest and the Saliris Resort in Egerszalók.

The first one was the Hungarian winner of the hotel spa category of 2019 World Spa Awards, while the latter won the resort spa category – Turizmus.com reported.

It is also interesting that several other luxury spas in Budapest – including the one at Aria Hotel, Ritz Carlton, and Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace – were among the nominees in the hotel spa category, but the Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest was chosen as the best one.

About The World Spa Awards

The World Spa Awards, also known as the international Oscar of spas, exists for 5 years already as a sister program of the World Travel Awards. Their goal was to increase standards of service in spa-tourism and name the representatives of excellence in the spa sector.

There is a prize on a national level in multiple categories, and there is also a global prize which goes to a spa which gets the most votes (by professionals and the public).

Global winners in 2019

This year, the global winner of the hotel spa category is the Armani Spa in the Armani Hotel in Dubai, for the second time in a row.

The world’s best resort spa in 2019 is the Harnn Heritage Spa in the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.

The world’s best wellness retreat is the Mriya Resort & Spa in Russia, for the second time in a row, and the world’s best spa destination is Dubai.

What do you think about these results? Tell us in a comment. And you can write us also about your best spa and wellness experience in Hungary – we really would like to know more about your experiences. ;)

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Hungarian fans in Queen’s new video clip http://budnews.hu/news/News/1508/hungarian-fans-in-queen’s-new-video-clip These fans are already part of Queen’s legacy, congratulations to them! Wed, 6 Nov 2019 08:37:49 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian fans in Queen’s new video clip

Hungarian fans in Queen’s new video clip

These fans are already part of Queen’s legacy, congratulations to them!

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The music and the videos of Queen are really popular worldwide but recently, they decided that it’s time for some of their fans to get into the spotlight. The band launched a campaign in July to give some of their fans the chance to be there in one of their three new video clips.

One of the new videos was made in collaboration with musicians and singers (Bohemian Rhapsody), another one was to be captured by visual artists (Kind of Magic) and the last one, Don’t Stop Me Now was the one where dancers got the chance to perform.

A tutorial video was uploaded to YouTube so everyone who wanted to nominate could learn the dance moves necessary for the performance. Winners were announced at the end of October, including a couple of young people who danced at an easily recognisable spot in Budapest, at Heroes’ Square – reports Szeretlek Magyarország.

Check out the video here, and the Queen fans from Hungary at the 3:01 and 3:13 marks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=ZzERTATm4aM

Have you seen it? One of these young guys is even wearing a moustache similar to Freddie Mercury’s.

They seem to be really unstoppable, right? ;)

Source: Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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Budapest is worth visiting: another tourist magazine recommends the capital http://budnews.hu/news/News/1507/budapest-is-worth-visiting:-another-tourist-magazine-recommends-the-capital We can hardly track the number of articles where the Hungarian capital appears. Tue, 5 Nov 2019 07:10:06 GMT Budnews
Budapest is worth visiting: another tourist magazine recommends the capital

Budapest is worth visiting: another tourist magazine recommends the capital

We can hardly track the number of articles where the Hungarian capital appears.

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We've always said that the Hungarian capital is beautiful, and in the recent years, almost all smaller and bigger touristic magazine admitted it's true. Recently, several major foreign news sites and tourist magazines have recommended Hungary and Budapest among the top destinations, and after Lonely Planet, CNN and Time Out, the list has now expanded with The Travel.

The magazine compiled in 10 points why it is worth visiting Hungary, with special emphasis on Budapest, but Debrecen is also mentioned for the Flower Carnival, and the author writes more generally about the different values of the country. They write about the excellent wines, festivals, rich history and unique Hungarian language, as well as the thermal baths that got their own paragraph.

„Nestled in Central Europe on either side of the massive Danube River, Hungary is a European gem that everybody should visit at least once. Filled with unique and stunning buildings that you won’t see anywhere else, friendly locals, and cultural landmarks that will open your eyes, Hungary is a dream destination.” - starts the article, and the best is yet to come. „There are so many reasons to fall in love with Budapest. From the marvelous architecture and the fascinating museums to the overall fairytale feeling that you get from being there, Budapest has a lot to offer. Furthermore, Budapest is still not as popular as other European cities like Rome and Paris, so there will be fewer crowds to contend with but still all the sights to see!”

You can read the full The Travel article here.

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The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration comes to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1506/the-world-of-hans-zimmer---a-symphonic-celebration-comes-to-budapest Hans Zimmer's monumental concert tour is coming to Europe. Mon, 4 Nov 2019 14:47:59 GMT Budnews
The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration comes to Budapest

The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration comes to Budapest

Hans Zimmer's monumental concert tour is coming to Europe.

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You've probably not familiar with the name of Hans Zimmer, but what if I say The lion king or the Pirates of the Caribbean? Hans Zimmer is Hollywood's most sought-after film composer, who has written music for more than 100 movies and is now heading to a European concert tour, in which Budapest will be an important stop in February.

Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe winner Zimmer is undoubtedly one of the most well-known and influential film composers of our time. His unique music created a new era in Hollywood, and his large-format works have defined the dramatic sound world of movies for many years. Huge movie blockbuster successes are what the composer has already done: his most famous movies are The Lion King, The Dark Knight, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code, Pirates of the Caribbean, Interstellar, Inception and the The Last Samurai.

The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration Concert is an experience that helps the younger generation immerse themselves in the classical orchestral experience, while the elder age group can get familiar with a more modern music with a classic orchestral line-up. The audience will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the exciting "Hans Zimmer World" with all its aspects. Although Hans Zimmer won't be personally present, invited soloists and phenomenal friends will be responsible for an unforgettable concert experience.

The mega concert show in Budapest will be on February 17, 2020 at the Papp László Sportaréna. For tickets and more information, click here.

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Budapest shows it's fabulous, colorful side on the graphics of a Hungarian illustrator http://budnews.hu/news/News/1505/budapest-shows-its-fabulous,-colorful-side-on-the-graphics-of-a-hungarian-illustrator All of the most memorable places of the city appears on the graphics of Zsolt Vidák. Fri, 1 Nov 2019 10:12:12 GMT Budnews
Budapest shows it's fabulous, colorful side on the graphics of a Hungarian illustrator

Budapest shows it's fabulous, colorful side on the graphics of a Hungarian illustrator

All of the most memorable places of the city appears on the graphics of Zsolt Vidák.

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There is countless of pictures, drawings, graphics, illustrations of Budapest, yet, we find another one that worth taking attention. Zsolt Vidák shows the city as no one before: colorful, playful, beautiful, unique. He made countless beautiful pictures about Budapest in the previous years: basically he has drawn all the main sights of the city with all it's funny, common details. His newest work, Anker under water shows the city under water:

„I imagined where the harbors, the gateways between the houses would be, and what life would be like in a city so flooded with water. I drew pools and gardens on the rooftops. Private and tourist boats pass through the canals and even a steamboat appears on the picture. Of course, I also drew Captain Nemo's ship, and a shark and a whale are happily swimming in the water. I have completely rebuilt the whole picture from start to finish, in a much more picturesque, relaxed style.” - as the artist explained to welovebudapest.

Vidák had several individual and group exhibitions in Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, and in the South-African Republic, his illustrations and comics were published in Spanish, Brazilian, American, German, Latvian, Polish, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian magazines, and he's a regular stamp illustrator for the Hungarian Post. In the international competition Premio Nexofil he was awarded with the Best Stamp of the World Prize in 2017 for his stamp "Countries, Cities", and he was awarded with The Artist of the Year Prize of the Hungarian Post for the same stamp. For more illustration, visit his website, it's totally worth it!

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Budapest is second best value destination on the planet http://budnews.hu/news/News/1504/budapest-is-second-best-value-destination-on-the-planet- According to Lonely Planet, our capital is not only beautiful but also perfect place for those considering price-value ratio.  Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:16:11 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest is second best value destination on the planet

Budapest is second best value destination on the planet

According to Lonely Planet, our capital is not only beautiful but also perfect place for those considering price-value ratio. 

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Recently, the Lonely Planet has ranked travel destinations in four categories: top cities, regions, countries and best value destinations. In the latter, Budapest finished second, preceded by an Indonesian province, East Nusa Tenggara, and followed by an Indian state, Madhya Pradesh. The top 3 is followed by Serbia, Tunisia, Azerbaijan and Athens.

Budapest is awarded for its great and not expensive thermal baths, just like for the ‘buzzing wine bars, edgier ‘ruin bars’ in atmospheric old buildings and mod takes on the city’s renowned cafe culture. Strolling the city’s many art nouveau wonders, including Keleti station (still the best place to arrive in or depart Budapest), won’t cost anything and will fill up your phone for happy Instagramming long after your trip comes to an end’ – Lonely Planet writes.

If you have some more time, approximately three minutes, check out this short video about the top destinations of the best value category. Believe us, it is worth it! ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN24mEdCQTU

Like and share our article if you think that Budapest is one of the most beautiful city on the planet.

Source: Lonelyplanet.com , Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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Hungarian photographer won international award with his shark photo http://budnews.hu/news/News/1503/hungarian-photographer-won-international-award-with-his-shark-photo- Dávid Mucsi won an international photo competition with one of his shark photos, so he could travel to Guadalupe to take some more sharky snaps. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 06:33:29 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian photographer won international award with his shark photo

Hungarian photographer won international award with his shark photo

Dávid Mucsi won an international photo competition with one of his shark photos, so he could travel to Guadalupe to take some more sharky snaps.

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We have already told you about the fantastic works of some Hungarian photographers and voila, here is a new addition to our articles. Let us present you Dávid Mucsi, a Hungarian young man who works with the sharks of the Budapest Zoo and who’s been diving for seven years.

Dávid participated at an international photo competition announced by DivingSpecials (a company which organizes diving tours all around the world), the task was to upload a snap taken during diving. He choose one of his pics taken in South-Africa, where he was diving with 12 2.5 meters-long sharks.

So he uploaded the photo and in the end, in a very close competition, he even managed to have the most votes for his picture. So he won a tour in Guadalupe, Mexico, and the opportunity to photograph white sharks. This is a highly protected unique location, can be found among the best places on Earth for observing and photographing sharks – these animals can be spotted here from 50 meters in the clean, cool water.

David says the whole journey was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience but he really hopes to travel back there one day and to dive even without a cage.

Source: Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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French feeling in the Buda Castle district: this is Corvin Gastropub http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1502/french-feeling-in-the-buda-castle-district:-this-is-corvin-gastropub French cuisine has been cool for decades, but only a few places do it really well. We know a small place in Buda, where they do! Tue, 29 Oct 2019 11:21:17 GMT Budnews
French feeling in the Buda Castle district: this is Corvin Gastropub

French feeling in the Buda Castle district: this is Corvin Gastropub

French cuisine has been cool for decades, but only a few places do it really well. We know a small place in Buda, where they do!

Gastronomy

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What comes to your mind, when you hear about the french cuisine? Cheese, baguette, or croissants? Well, Corvin Gastropub managed to surpass that idea. The city's newest place, Corvin Gastropub opened three months ago below the Buda castle, along the Fő utca, opposite the peaceful Corvin Square. Strictly speaking, it's not a French restaurant, but very much an international bistro based on French cuisine – and one of the best of the city.

As for the menu: being a bistro, the menu is too long, but unique and it's planned to be changed in every three months, of course, according to seasonality. There is a weekly lunch menu (3 courses 2800 HUF, 2 courses 2300 HUF), which includes more Hungarian flavors not typical on the menu. There is also a separate bar menu, where you can find creams, ham and mini burgers and even shrimp with cognac mayonnaise dip and crunchy kapia pepper. The menu currently has late summer, early fall offerings, like beetroot risotto, mullet, or dessert like vanilla mascarpone cream stuffed into a sponge cake baked with fresh basil.

They have a very good drink list as well: 10 beers on tap, 6 of which will be a constant supply, while the other 4 will have temporary offering. Beside Hungarian craft beers, Czech and German beers are also kept, and they are the only one in the country who have a Belgian specialty prepared by a Belgian-Hungarian couple in Bastogne. There are 40 different wines to choose from, and they also have whiskeys and gins on the drink list, so it's 100% sure that no one will be thirsty here.

All in all, the Corvin Gastropub is a very pleasant place with a well thought-out food and drink list, which is proven by the fact that not only tourists but also local people come here frequently despite its tourist friendly location.

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Sinead O’Connor comes to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1501/sinead-o’connor-comes-to-budapest She has a new tour after 4 years. Mon, 28 Oct 2019 07:30:36 GMT Budnews
Sinead O’Connor comes to Budapest

Sinead O’Connor comes to Budapest

She has a new tour after 4 years.

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If there is a characteristic female singer whose voice and face are unmistakable with others, Sinead O’Connor surely is. The Irish singer-songwriter became famous in her twenties in 1987, with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra, which she recorded as a producer and was expecting her first child during recordings. The bald, wild singer was immediately noted by the audience, and she is at the top of the music world ever since.

Her first success was followed by a remake of Prince Nothing Compares 2 U in 1990, which immediately made her to the top charts and O'Connor became a world-renowned singer. In the almost three decades of her career, she has tried herself in countless styles, from Irish folk to reggae and alternative rock, and now she's on tour again after 4 years.

The Grammy Award-winner singer comes to Budapest on December 9th, and will perform in the heart of the city at Aquarium. For more information, check out the official event, and don't forget to get your ticket in time!

https://youtu.be/0-EF60neguk

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Vienna and Budapest to be connected by a special vehicle? http://budnews.hu/news/News/1500/vienna-and-budapest-to-be-connected-by-a-special-vehicle If this journey will be successful, there will be some more fast boat rides in 2020. Fri, 25 Oct 2019 16:18:25 GMT Mia Balogh
Vienna and Budapest to be connected by a special vehicle?

Vienna and Budapest to be connected by a special vehicle?

If this journey will be successful, there will be some more fast boat rides in 2020.

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Twin City Liner is an elegant, comfortable fast boat, which has linked Vienna and Bratislava for a couple of years already, but this November, there will be a test journey between Vienna and Budapest, too.

The special vehicle will leave the Austrian capital on 22 November at 9am and will arrive in Budapest six hours later. Yes, it takes more time than travelling by car or train, but we are sure that the guests will enjoy the beautiful view much more than from any other vehicles, and a nice lunch on the boat is also in the price.

Furthermore, the first – up to 250 – guests will have a two nights stay in a four-star hotel in Budapest, a city tour and a return journey on 24 November for the €349 package price.

If the test journey will be considered as successful, there will be some more fast boat rides between the two capitals in 2020.

There is some tiny bad news in the story: you can’t buy a return ticket from Budapest, these will be available from Vienna only.

Source: infostart.hu , welovebudapest.com

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Luke Evans can’t stop loving Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1499/luke-evans-can’t-stop-loving-budapest The world-famous actor is still in Hungary, shooting The Alienist, but we have the impression that he doesn’t mind that. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:28:37 GMT Mia Balogh
Luke Evans can’t stop loving Budapest

Luke Evans can’t stop loving Budapest

The world-famous actor is still in Hungary, shooting The Alienist, but we have the impression that he doesn’t mind that.

News

Mia Balogh

Luckiest fans can still bump into Luke Evans, because the series ‘The Alienist’ is being shot in Budapest. The actor is here, and we have the impression that he doesn’t mind that at all: he regularly posts about the city on his Instagram account.

His latest snap made in our capital was taken on the Liberty Bridge, here it is:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3jatQ8n96W/

By the way, this must be his fav bridge in the city:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2EA8CKHjKQ/

https://www.instagram.com/p/ByLss0YHW9_/

And he also showed us one of his hottest summer day in the city:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzLPetRnEGi/

And something even hotter… ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B29ARxCn9Ff/

So where to go if you would like to have an autograph or a selfie with Luke Evans in Budapest? We have an idea: he shows up regularly at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Buda. Give it a try, maybe you will find him there. ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3kfpHyDPe3/?utm_source=ig_embed

Source: DailyNewsHungary.com , https://www.instagram.com/thereallukeevans/

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Hungarian photographer’s unique autumn pics of Budapest are must-see masterpieces http://budnews.hu/news/News/1498/hungarian-photographer’s-unique-autumn-pics-of-budapest-are-must-see-masterpieces On his pictures, he shows us the beauty of Budapest this fall from his own perspective. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:03:00 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian photographer’s unique autumn pics of Budapest are must-see masterpieces

Hungarian photographer’s unique autumn pics of Budapest are must-see masterpieces

On his pictures, he shows us the beauty of Budapest this fall from his own perspective.

News

Mia Balogh

We have a beautiful autumn this year, Hungary is fascinating now – just like Budapest. The colourful leaves and the lights invite a lot of photographers (amateurs and professionals) to try capture this beauty, and we think we found a Hungarian artist who, among others of course, managed to do it.

Tamás Rizsavi shows us how amazing is this fall in our capital: on his Facebook page, he shared a couple of snaps where you can see for example a bird’s-eye view pic from the city, a snap representing the beauty of a ‘tram journey in Buda hills’, a pic of the cogwheel, one of tram 19 and one capturing the colourful leaves in Hűvösvölgy, with a trains of the Children’s Railway (a unique railway run by children under the supervision of adult railway workers).

By browsing Rizsavi’s photos, you will also find his fav snap from the Bakony in autumn, which will make you want to travel there immediately, we are sure about that. ;)

Check out Tamás Rizsavi’s autumn photos and further works on his Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/rizsavitamas/

Source: https://www.facebook.com/rizsavitamas/

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Puma introduces the Rubik Cube inspired shoes http://budnews.hu/news/News/1497/puma-introduces-the-rubik-cube-inspired-shoes There will be no cooler footwear this fall! Tue, 22 Oct 2019 07:30:03 GMT Budnews
Puma introduces the Rubik Cube inspired shoes

Puma introduces the Rubik Cube inspired shoes

There will be no cooler footwear this fall!

News

Budnews

If there is one thing that is really Hungarian and that we are really proud of, it's the Rubik Cube. The unique logic game was invented by Ernő Rubik 45 years ago in 1974 and was originally intended for architecture students. Since then, however, it hasn't only conquered college students, but half of the world.

Its peculiarity lies in the fact that, although it is not an insolvable puzzle at all, it's still hard to solve it for an average person. It has been proven that it can be solved from a maximum of 20 moves from any combination, but since it has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 total positions, the solution is far from simple.

The Rubik Cube, on the other hand, not only thrills logical gamers, but also inspires the fashion world with its vibrant colors. This fall, Puma launches the PUMA X RUBIK collection, which will include adult and kids' shoes, T-shirts and sweatshirts, combining Puma's style with the color and playfulness of Rubik Cubes. Can't wait to see!

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Shine! - Fashion and Glamour Exhibition opened at Budapest History Museum http://budnews.hu/news/News/1496/shine---fashion-and-glamour-exhibition-opened-at-budapest-history-museum- It presents luxury clothing from the 18th to the 21st century. Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:19:46 GMT Budnews
Shine! - Fashion and Glamour Exhibition opened at Budapest History Museum

Shine! - Fashion and Glamour Exhibition opened at Budapest History Museum

It presents luxury clothing from the 18th to the 21st century.

News

Budnews

Budapest History Museum has one of the most beautiful buildings of the city: the former Kiscelli castle in Óbuda. The ancient building creates unique atmosphere to every event, and it's more than perfect with this mesmerizing fashion exhibition.

The Fashion and glamour exhibition wrapped the concept of glamor and luxury in stark contrast to the gloomy temple interior. It presents luxury clothing from the 18th to the 21st century, most of which comes from the Kiscelli Museum's thousands of items of textiles. Eye-catching clothings fill the space, and the exhibition shows perfectly that since people wear clothing, its purpose has since been to attract attention, and to crave the crowd.

We can see afternoon casual outfits from the 1930s, lots of ball gowns from various styles (for example, a pink silk from 1888, metal beaded and glass beaded ball gowns), and a few iconic pieces from contemporary fashion as glittering accessories are in fashion again these days. Jimmy Choo sandals, Alexander McQuenn evening bag, and haute couture and other clothing by Hungarian contemporary designers (Abodi, Artista, Camou, Je suis belle, Dóra Konsánszky, Bori Tóth, Kata Szegedi, USE Unused).

Several valuable accessories have been exhibited from the Hungarian historical culture, such as jewelery belts, spurs, swords, ornamental Hungarian costumes. A special item of the exhibition is the crowning robe made of the barge of Queen Elizabeth's wedding dress. The dress was decorated with flat and convex embroidery, was donated to the church by Sisi's confidant, Ida Ferenczy, and the tricks and technique of making is still not completely known.

Don't miss: At the very end of the exhibition, you can try on some glittering and flashing pieces. ;)

Venue: Kiscell Museum, 1037 Budapest, Kiscelli u. 108.

Open: from 11 October 2019 to 15 March 2020

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Richest businessmen in the US – there is also a Hungarian on the list http://budnews.hu/news/News/1495/richest-businessmen-in-the-us-–-there-is-also-a-hungarian-on-the-list A businessman with Hungarian origins managed to be ranked in the annual ‘Forbes 400’ compilation. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:54:03 GMT Mia Balogh
Richest businessmen in the US – there is also a Hungarian on the list

Richest businessmen in the US – there is also a Hungarian on the list

A businessman with Hungarian origins managed to be ranked in the annual ‘Forbes 400’ compilation.

News

Mia Balogh

Published a couple of days ago, Forbes 400 lists the richest Americans, worth a record-breaking $2.96 trillion. Top of the wealthiest businessmen in the States is Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, while Bill Gates came in second and Warren Buffet is third in this prestigious compilation.

‘The youngest person to make the list is 29-year-old Snap, Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel, with the oldest being 96-year-old media magnate Sumner Redstone. Fifty-six women made the 2019 list — one less woman than listed in 2018’ – Forbes.com writes.

31st on this list is the CEO of Interactive Brokers, Tamás Péterffy, who actually has Hungarian origins. He was born in Hungary, but emigrated in 1965. He first worked as architectural draftsman but later became a computer programmer. Now with his net worth of 17.5 billion USD, he has a well-deserved place on Forbes magazine’s list.

The top 10 of the Forbes 400 list:

1. Jeff Bezos, 114 billion USD

2. Bill Gates, 106 billion USD

3. Warren Buffet, 80.8 billion USD

4. Mark Zuckerberg 69.6 billion USD

5. Larry Ellison, 65 billion USD

6. Larry Page, 55.5 billion USD

7. Sergey Brin, 53.5 billion USD

8. Michael Bloomberg, 53.4 billion USD

9. Steve Ballmer, 51.7 billion USD

10. Jim Walton, 51.6 billion USD

Source: Forbes.com

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Sziget aftermovie has arrived: these were the best moments of the festival this year http://budnews.hu/news/News/1494/-sziget-aftermovie-has-arrived:-these-were-the-best-moments-of-the-festival-this-year Ed Sheeran and Jane Goodall also appear in the new video. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:24:52 GMT Budnews
Sziget aftermovie has arrived: these were the best moments of the festival this year

Sziget aftermovie has arrived: these were the best moments of the festival this year

Ed Sheeran and Jane Goodall also appear in the new video.

News

Budnews

Organizers of Sziget Festival release an aftermovie of the festival every year, and now the new, 2019 edition has been presented. The aftermovie shows the best moments of the 2019 Sziget Festival, featuring Ed Sheeran, Jane Goodall, Macklemore, Florence and the Machine and Post Malone, as well as the memorable guitar smash of the Foo Fighters.

Contrary to previous years, the organizers posted only a 2-minute video summarizing the 7 days of the Sziget, but of course the headliners were featured, along with some pictures from Jane Goodall's speech. You can watch the aftermovie below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLLNEiAj0A

Next year's Sziget Festival will be held between August 5-11. The ticket sale is expected to start in the second half of the fall, and the first performers may be announced in the next weeks.

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Tutankhamun exhibition comes to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1493/tutankhamun-exhibition-comes-to-budapest Tutankhamun's Mystery and Treasures showcases more than a thousand replicas of the mysterious world of Egypt. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 08:25:23 GMT Budnews
Tutankhamun exhibition comes to Budapest

Tutankhamun exhibition comes to Budapest

Tutankhamun's Mystery and Treasures showcases more than a thousand replicas of the mysterious world of Egypt.

Culture

Budnews

Really unique exhibition opens in a few week in Budapest: it's Tutankhamun's Mystery and Treasures that takes us to the mysterious world of ancient Egypt. The 2200-square-meter exhibition shows the artifacts of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh's tomb through authentic replicas of renowned Egyptologists. During the adventurous journey of time, visitors can see the magnificent treasures of the tomb as the British archaeologist Howard Carter first saw the objects in the twinkling light of a candle on November 4, 1922.

On an adventurous time-travel, the public can see Tutankhamun's death mask, the black jackal statue guards on his tomb, and the ushabti statues of around him. On the occasion of the upcoming centenary of the discovery, several extra artworks and surprises arrive to the Hungarian capital – says the announcement.

Venue: Komplex (1061 Budapest, Király utca 26.)

Date: November 8, 2019. – March 1, 2020.

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Two major projects have been completed in the renewing City Park http://budnews.hu/news/News/1492/two-major-projects-have-been-completed-in-the-renewing-city-park The restoration of the 130-year-old Millennium House and the new playground is ready. Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:57:00 GMT Budnews
Two major projects have been completed in the renewing City Park

Two major projects have been completed in the renewing City Park

The restoration of the 130-year-old Millennium House and the new playground is ready.

News

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This October is a great moth regarding the Liget project – the reconstruction work of the City Park. The historic Olof Palme House - now the Millennium House - has been reconstructed in its old splendor, and the building will open its doors to visitors on the first day of the fall school holiday, October 26th.

The building hosts an interactive exhibition of the Golden Age of the City Park, and a unique Cafe house decorated with Zsolnay ceramics, that recalls the turn of the 20th century. The main entrance of the building was returned to the original side facing Hermina Road, and in front of it, as part of the landscaping renovation of the park, a rose garden has been created with 1500 roses. And - if it wouldn't be enough - the park got a beautiful new Zsolnay fountain harmonizing with the rich facade decoration of the building.

Talking about the ceramics: dozens of Zsolnay decorations have been renewed on the facade by dozens of restorers, and even the interiors have been restored the original spatial structure. The new rooftop has also been completed, which has huge glass surfaces above the two wings of the building, allowing natural light to illuminate the interiors.

But this is not the only reason why the weekend of autumn school break will be special. The huge playground will also be opened: this will be Hungary's most complex and most modern playground. The more than 13,000 square meter of parkland will feature nearly fifty special playthings, including a three-level climbing balloon, inspired by Pál Szinyei Merse's painting Airship. This Children's Empire in the City Park has separate slide systems for each age group, nest-, circle-, balance- and suspended swings, ropes, rotating toys, individual and doubles sprung toys, trampolines, various sandboxes and even water toys.

Opening the Grand Playground is the first major milestone on the road to a family-friendly and child-friendly City Park (thanks to the Liget Budapest project, a total of seven new playgrounds will be located in the renewed park). So if you'll be here in Budapest on October 26, on in the next few week, don't miss to check out he new Millennium House and the Grand Playground.

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These Hungarian dancers are faster than Michael Flatley http://budnews.hu/news/News/1491/these-hungarian-dancers-are-faster-than-michael-flatley Three Hungarian folk dancers set new world record – watch the following video, they are unbelievably fast. Mon, 14 Oct 2019 05:55:39 GMT Mia Balogh
These Hungarian dancers are faster than Michael Flatley

These Hungarian dancers are faster than Michael Flatley

Three Hungarian folk dancers set new world record – watch the following video, they are unbelievably fast.

News

Mia Balogh

Four Hungarian young men, known as the folk dance ensemble Fricska are world record holders. These guys are not only faster than the Irish ‘Lord of the Dance’ legend Michael Flatley, but have smashed their five-year-old record and even created a new dance style, Borsonline.hu writes.

The members of Fricska have become the fastest folk dance ensemble, individually and in a group as well. Bálint Gergely Papp, Bence Máté Papp, Márk Popovics, and Dániel Szabó managed to tap 39, 42, 45, and 44 times in one second. They also hit their chests and thighs during the movement – it is impossible to see the details, the jury could only count their steps and strikes only in slow motion. Just to be precise, we must tell you that Michael Flatley’s record used to be 35 times in one second. Absolutely unbelievable, right?

We have talked enough of this fantastic world record, now let us show you the guys tapping. Check out the first 47 seconds of the following video, it is unbelievable!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IVdOmzbYUY

Like and share our article if you think that the guys in Fricska dance group deserve the attention of your friends, too. ;)

Source: Borsonline.hu

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Budapest provides cheapest cultural city break in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1490/budapest-provides-cheapest-cultural-city-break-in-europe If you can’t have enough of cultural programs but you travel on a budget, well, then Budapest is absolutely your city. Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:36:12 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest provides cheapest cultural city break in Europe

Budapest provides cheapest cultural city break in Europe

If you can’t have enough of cultural programs but you travel on a budget, well, then Budapest is absolutely your city.

Culture

Mia Balogh

Budapest is not only a beautiful city, but it is also a perfect destination for those who love cultural programs. And some more good news: these programs are even available for the most of those who have to watch how much they spend on a city break.

According to The Telegraph, the recently released annual Cost of Culture Report from Post Office Travel Money, Budapest has the best value cultural offerings out of 18 cities examined.

‘The 2019 report looked at the cost of six different activities in each city, including opera, theatre, museums, galleries and heritage sites. Budapest was found to be the cheapest for the second year running, coming in at £70 (86 USD) total’ – they write.

So Budapest came in as cheapest again, while a city break with the same kind of programs would be more expensive in Prague (125 USD), Warsaw (129 USD), Milan (463 USD) or Madrid (528 USD).

Any more questions why it’s worth planning you next trip to Budapest already? ;)

Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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Celine Dion set to perform in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1489/celine-dion-set-to-perform-in-budapest This will be the Canadian singer’s first concert in Hungary. Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:56:14 GMT Budnews
Celine Dion set to perform in Budapest

Celine Dion set to perform in Budapest

This will be the Canadian singer’s first concert in Hungary.

Event

Budnews

It feels like Summer ended just a couple of days ago but we already know the hottest concert sensation for the next hottest season in our capital: Celine Dion will give a concert in Budapest Sportarena on 7 June 2020.

She will promote her newest album, Courage available from 15 November (if you are a fan, we are sure that you have already pre-ordered it ;)). Her tour, entitled also Courage, started in Québec City on 18 September, will stop in nearly 100 cities worldwide. The European stops include Prague, Munich, Paris, Berlin, Stockholm, London, Budapest and many more.

The Canadian singer, with her enchanting energy and wonderful voice, will arrive to Hungary for the first time ever. A fantastic show, visuals, new songs and well-known hits are promised to the fans by the organizers.

We are sure that this concert is gonna be one of the best shows of next Summer. Like and share our article if you agree with us. ;)

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Hawaii arrived to Budapest: the most special restaurant in town has opened http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1488/hawaii-arrived-to-budapest:-the-most-special-restaurant-in-town-has-opened The ONO Poké Bowl Bar brings Hawaii's national food, poké to us in a variety of exciting flavor combinations. Wed, 9 Oct 2019 08:41:39 GMT Budnews
Hawaii arrived to Budapest: the most special restaurant in town has opened

Hawaii arrived to Budapest: the most special restaurant in town has opened

The ONO Poké Bowl Bar brings Hawaii's national food, poké to us in a variety of exciting flavor combinations.

Gastronomy

Budnews

We thought that Budapest has everything we might wish for and that there's basically nothing missing from its gastronomic life. Now we know we were wrong, the newest Hawaii restaurant proved it immediately.

Well, Poké is Hawaii's most famous food, that means a cutting technique in local language. Originally it was diced raw tuna chunks served with sea salt, seaweed, algae and chopped banhul (locally nuts). In the 1970s, with a little Japanese influence, salt was replaced by a juice made from soy sauce, sesame oil and some citrus juice, but the main thing was still the raw fish concept. A few years ago, thanks to the superfood movement, poké was discovered again and conquered all major cities around the world - this time in bowl form, completed with vegetables, legumes, rice and seeds - this is the version that ONO Poké Bowl serves here in Budapest.

By the way, the number of variations is infinite when it comes to ONO Poké bowls. There are six different bowls in standard or small packages, or we can create our own mix. There are two chicken (wasabi mayonnaise and peanut sauce), two salmon (natural and sriracha), an ahi tuna and a vegan bowl on the menu, or you can make your own version. The basics of the bowls are always depend on us: chickpeas, rice, rice noodles, quinoa, zucchini or cabbage – you can always chose your favorite.

If you want to create your own bowl, first you have to chose the carb and protein types, then you have to chose one of the 16 different vegetables, finally you can add the sauce and the selected seeds. This „do-it-yourself” way is a bit difficult, as there are things on the menu board as wakame, edamame or enoki mushroom (we didn't know any of these things previously), and have to decide if you want to have cashews, wasabi peanuts or tamari almonds on your lunch.

They have 3 different toast for breakfast, smoothie bowl with fruits and seeds, granola and porridge, and 8-10 different type of cocktails and long drinks in the evening (including the unique Japanese Roku gin). If you are looking for a true specialty, ONO is your place!

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System Of A Down returns to Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1487/system-of-a-down-returns-to-hungary- They performed in Budapest in 1998. Tue, 8 Oct 2019 06:59:20 GMT Mia Balogh
System Of A Down returns to Hungary

System Of A Down returns to Hungary

They performed in Budapest in 1998.

Event

Mia Balogh

Next Summer might be something we must wait for a couple of months but we know a few concerts worth waiting for already. For example, System Of A Down will give their first headline show in our capital, on 17 June 2020, in Budapest Sportarena.

Brazilian band Ego Kill Talent will perform as their opening act on this highly anticipated night. Fans can’t wait for the show already. ;)

System Of A Down performed in Hungary back in 1998, as opening act for Slayer but they weren’t so popular in our country back then – We Love Budapest writes. Their singer Serj Tankian gave a concert at Sziget Festival in 2008, but after that, it took another decade for the band to return to Hungary together.

One of the reasons for that might be that the band members took some time to concentrate on their own projects, but in the last few years, they continued to perform together again.

Like and share our article if you can’t wait this concert – and/or your next visit to Budapest. ;)

Source: WeLoveBudapest

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Day of Hungarian Bath Culture will be organized again – these are the details http://budnews.hu/news/News/1486/day-of-hungarian-bath-culture-will-be-organized-again-–-these-are-the-details Everything will be about baths and bathing on the second Saturday of October. Mon, 7 Oct 2019 08:15:40 GMT Budnews
Day of Hungarian Bath Culture will be organized again – these are the details

Day of Hungarian Bath Culture will be organized again – these are the details

Everything will be about baths and bathing on the second Saturday of October.

News

Budnews

I don't know what you're thinking about the spa and bath culture, but for an enthusiastic hot water fan as I am, the second Saturday of October is a real feast. This is the Day of the Hungarian Bath Culture, one of my favorite days of the year. The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the fact that, although the beach season ends with the summer, bathing is possible throughout the year not only in your own bathroom. Did you know, for example, that there are nearly 200 spas in Hungary that are open all year round and offer indoor services?

This year's main venue will be the Király Bath, where guests are even invited to watch theatrical productions beside the guided tours. There will be felting, Turkish bazaar, Turkish music, belly dance production, and the historic spas (Széchenyi, Gellért, Lukács and Király Baths) will also organize free guides where visitors can get acquainted with the bath itself.

With the event on October 12, they would like to draw attention not only to the Hungarian spa culture, but also to the fact that we can swim, regenerate, heal and enjoy the water experience and thematic pools, slides throughout the year.

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Beatles Weekend is coming up http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1485/beatles-weekend-is-coming-up A very special event is taking place in Hungary very soon – ready, steady, “here comes the Sun”. Fri, 4 Oct 2019 06:49:55 GMT Mia Balogh
Beatles Weekend is coming up

Beatles Weekend is coming up

A very special event is taking place in Hungary very soon – ready, steady, “here comes the Sun”.

Event

Mia Balogh

The music of The Beatles is considered as iconic and is very popular even nowadays, decades after the active years of the band together. So it is not a wonder that a Beatles Weekend is being organized in Budapest, with programs like a joint concert by the world’s number one John Lennon performer, Jay Goeppner and a well-known Hungarian Beathes tribute band, the Blackbirds, and of course with other performers and programs.

According to Index.hu , contemporary records, specialities, and original Beatles souvenirs can be purchased and some "Beatles hot chocolate" will be also available.

The event will take place in Analog Music Hall on 5 October and on the following day, it will move to Hard Rock Café.

Like and share our article if you like The Beatles and would love to join the programs. ;)

Source: Index.hu

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Budapest still quite popular among tourists http://budnews.hu/news/News/1484/budapest-still-quite-popular-among-tourists Our capital overtook for example Vienna and Prague. Thu, 3 Oct 2019 14:46:55 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest still quite popular among tourists

Budapest still quite popular among tourists

Our capital overtook for example Vienna and Prague.

News

Mia Balogh

The Global Destination Cities Index by Mastercard is not only a list, it is an annual report which shows that tourism is blooming: more and more people are travelling internationally, and they are spending more and more money each year.

But let’s step on to one of the most important questions: which city is the most popular destination in the world? The answer might be not so surprising for those who remember the results of the last few years.

“This year, Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index reveals Bangkok as the No. 1 city for the fourth consecutive year while Paris overtakes London for the No. 2 spot” - they write.

And where is Budapest on the list? Unfortunately, our capital didn’t manage to make it into the top 10 – and into the top 20 either – but being listed 25th, Budapest still has a quite good position and overtakes Prague (28th) and Vienna (33rd).

Top 10 destination cities according to the Global Destination Cities Index:

1 Bangkok

2 Paris

3 London

4 Dubai

5 Singapore

6 Kuala Lumpur

7 New York

8 Istanbul

9 Tokyo

10 Antalya

What do you think of this list? If you have a minute, don’t hesitate to share your opinion with us in a comment. ;)

Source: https://newsroom.mastercard.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GDCI-Global-Report-FINAL-1.pdf

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Renovation of Vörösmarty Square is completed: this is how the most famous square in the country looks like now http://budnews.hu/news/News/1483/renovation-of-vorosmarty-square-is-completed:-this-is-how-the-most-famous-square-in-the-country-looks-like-now This year we can enjoy the Christmas market in this renewed environment. Wed, 2 Oct 2019 07:07:20 GMT Budnews
Renovation of Vörösmarty Square is completed: this is how the most famous square in the country looks like now

Renovation of Vörösmarty Square is completed: this is how the most famous square in the country looks like now

This year we can enjoy the Christmas market in this renewed environment.

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If you've been to Budapest in the past several month, you probably run into the huge construction work at Vörösmarty Square. The renovation of one of the city's most well-known tourist-centered spaces was really necessary, both aesthetically and technically, as it hasn't been reconstructed since the '80s. Well, the square is almost ready according to MTI, only minor technical works takes place currently, but the cordons have disappeared by now, construction work has been completed and pedestrians and tourists can take over the space right away - so we've checked out how it looks.

The most spectacular element is the replacement of the entire pavement - the over thirty-year-old concrete tile has been replaced by a durable and weatherproof, non-slip tiles: black and white patterned andesite, granite and limestone. The Vörösmarty statue in the center of the square has also been restored, and as part of the design concept, the space core got a dark andesite cover, which enhances the statue.

Humidity nozzles have been built into the cladding around the statue, which will cool the place in the summer and make shade-free surfaces more pleasant. New trees were also planted in the central area and eight large trees were planted on the Harmincad Street. The Lion's Well was moved slightly backward, now standing at the mouth of Harmincad Street instead of Vörösmarty Square. The good news is that it is connected to the drinking water network, so we can drink from it from next summer.

Less spectacular part of the renovation was the technical background works of the restaurant terraces and the various fairs and festivals: hidden parasol installing points with electrical connections and a hidden utility network have been established. The classical candelabra belonging to the square have also been renovated, and Vörösmarty Square has received a modern and energy-efficient lighting system.

In summary, the square remained what it is, but has some great new features and it's nice and neat again. The next time you're here, check out the difference and write us your experiences.

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Huge fine arts center opened in Óbuda http://budnews.hu/news/News/1482/huge-fine-arts-center-opened-in-obuda Budapest's newest private museum - which is not a museum - opened in one of the oldest sanctuary of the Hungarian textile industry, in the historic buildings of the Goldberger Factory. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:50:58 GMT Budnews
Huge fine arts center opened in Óbuda

Huge fine arts center opened in Óbuda

Budapest's newest private museum - which is not a museum - opened in one of the oldest sanctuary of the Hungarian textile industry, in the historic buildings of the Goldberger Factory.

News

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Godot Gallery has a big year in 2019: they've become 20 years old and created Godot Instutute of Contemporary Art (aka: GICA), that moved in a huge building in the 3rd district of Budapest. The institute is located in the former textile factory of Óbuda, for the time being on 700 square meters, which will be expanded to 1100 square meters after further renovation. With a height of 4 meters, the hall is ideal for exhibitions, but they would like to use the center not only for this purpose, but for all kinds of contemporary art events, such as dance performances or theater plays.

The new art center has already hosted a photo exhibition and officially opened on October 1 with the Godot Young Generation Art Fair pop-up exhibition and fair, to be held for the fourth time this year, with promising 800 works by young artists.

To be fair, the new unit is not a new museum: as the gallery says, although they sometimes use the term 'private museum' on their own blog, they are not conducting researches thus it's not a new museum. They were creating a permanent exhibition space that, in some aspects, works like a museum, as we can see exhibitions for money, but this does not cover the full description of a museum. Their aim is to disperse the discouraging atmosphere of galleries from time to time, while keeping viewers at a lesser distance from the artists.

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New terminal will be built in Ferihegy Airport for the low-cost airlines http://budnews.hu/news/News/1481/new-terminal-will-be-built-in-ferihegy-airport-for-the-low-cost-airlines Soon we can wait for our flight in more comfortable conditions at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:13:48 GMT Budnews
New terminal will be built in Ferihegy Airport for the low-cost airlines

New terminal will be built in Ferihegy Airport for the low-cost airlines

Soon we can wait for our flight in more comfortable conditions at Liszt Ferenc International Airport.

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If you've ever been to Budapest with a low-cost airline, you probably remember the long walk and the tin „stock yark”. This not-so-pleasant solution has existed since 2012 (Malév's bankruptcy), when the low-costers were moved from Ferihegy 1, an it's about to end. A new low-cost terminal is already under construction at Liszt Ferenc International Airport. (Ferihegy is the urban name of Liszt Ferenc International Airport, so don't be confused.)

Travelers of low-cost airlines can be delighted, as soon they can wait in more comfortable conditions at the Airport, instead of the current simplified delivery gates that are clipped together from metal plates and passenger cordons The new lightweight construction will be offering 21st century comfort and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

The one-storey facility will be built in the place of the previously planned Ferihegy 2C terminal, and the wing will be accessible to passengers via the current B terminal. 21st century comfort, seats, heating and cooling, toilets and shops will await passengers, who will be transported by buses to their flights.

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Festival no one should miss: Coffee Day 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1480/festival-no-one-should-miss:-coffee-day-2019 Everything will be about coffee in Aquarium Club on September 28. Fri, 27 Sep 2019 06:47:46 GMT Budnews
Festival no one should miss: Coffee Day 2019

Festival no one should miss: Coffee Day 2019

Everything will be about coffee in Aquarium Club on September 28.

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World Coffee Day is a "holiday" in many countries: on this day, coffee shops are waiting with special offers and special tastings. This is no different in Budapest, where the official World Coffee Day event will be held at the Aquarium Club, where every coffee-lover will find what they love the most.

We will have the opportunity to see barista performances and competitions, there will be tastings and we can purchase from domestic and international brands on Saturday, September 28. Domestic roasters and international brands all in one place, super atmosphere, novelties of the market, coffee art and coffee scent await on Elizabeth Square... do you need more? The admission fee is 2000 HUF, which includes unlimited coffee tastings and programs at the booths.

If you want to know more about the world of coffee, if you are curious about the latest trends, top quality, specialty coffees, or eager to watch shows, competitions, or shopping, don't miss World Coffee Day! We will be there.

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Will Smith returns to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1479/will-smith-returns-to-budapest He will be back in town very soon for the premiere of his newest film Gemini Man, filmed in the Hungarian capital. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:44:31 GMT Mia Balogh
Will Smith returns to Budapest

Will Smith returns to Budapest

He will be back in town very soon for the premiere of his newest film Gemini Man, filmed in the Hungarian capital.

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Will Smith is going to return to Budapest again with director Ang Lee and producers Jerry Bruckheimer and David Ellison in the end of September, Hungarian websites We Love Budapest and Index.hu write.

The world-famous actor will be back in town for the reason that his newest movie, Gemini Man’s premiere is coming up this October. The film was shot in Hungary, so Will Smith spent a couple of weeks here last year. He visited a restaurant, the Hungarian State Opera, and climbed on the top of the Chain Bridge (illegally – we have to mention).

The actor and his colleagues are going to be in Budapest between 24-26 September, and hopefully the fans around here will have some opportunities to meet him.

Check out Gemini Man’s trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzQosl1TaVk

Like and share our article, if you can’t wait to see the film (and/or Will Smith in Budapest ;)).

Source: We Love Budapest, Index.hu

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Wow: life-sized Bugatti made of Legos was exhibited in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1478/wow:-life-sized-bugatti-made-of-legos-was-exhibited-in-budapest It is the only one in the world, and it actually works. Wed, 25 Sep 2019 06:42:02 GMT Mia Balogh
Wow: life-sized Bugatti made of Legos was exhibited in Budapest

Wow: life-sized Bugatti made of Legos was exhibited in Budapest

It is the only one in the world, and it actually works.

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If you were lucky enough, you could have seen a Bugatti Chiron made of Legos in Budapest last week. The unique creation was exhibited in Westend Mall, at Nyugati Railway Station for a couple of days, between 16-22 September.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeFKjaEzX2Q

The life-size replica of the iconic Chiron-prototyped Bugatti was built last year in Paris. It is built from Legos in 90 percent, but some metal parts had to be used – hvg.hu writes.

They add that creating this car, 20 men worked for six months and approximately one million small Lego pieces were used. And one more interesting detail: the Lego car actually works -

it could run with 19 km/hour.

Amazing, isn’t it? ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-RtJOfFlZU

Source: HVG.hu

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Cave homes in Budapest: people live here even in the 20th century http://budnews.hu/news/News/1477/cave-homes-in-budapest:-people-live-here-even-in-the-20th-century They were homes to the poorest people. Tue, 24 Sep 2019 08:08:49 GMT Budnews
Cave homes in Budapest: people live here even in the 20th century

Cave homes in Budapest: people live here even in the 20th century

They were homes to the poorest people.

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What do you remember about Budapest? The wonderful lights, the Parliament, the Danube, Váci street or the party district? Probably all of them. But what you probably don't know when you think of the Hungarian capital is that were cave homes carved in the hillside and the inhumane conditions in them. Some people lived like this even in the middle of the last century. But let's start at the beginning.

These cave homes were created during the Turkish rule, as the Turks considered it a very practical solution for storing wine - rightly so. Next to the large storage hole for the wines, they usually carved a smaller hole for the winegrower, and his family. They were the first people who moved into these flats. As limestone was a very good raw material in the construction industry, once all wine had their cellar, the mining did not stop. By this time, the limestone was already mined directly to obtain a pit that could be converted into a home. The quarrying workers moved in, and soon the rock homes were given or bought as normal houses on the market. It's almost unbelievable, but by the mid-1800s, 3,000 people were living in such homes, according to szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu.

By this time, a few housing estates had grown out of these flats: it was not uncommon that a larger foreground or yard opened to several flats, which seemed to be very practical. Once these holes had been dug out, there was hardly any things to do, most of the time the wall was painted white and a door was inserted and it was habitable. Not surprisingly, these cave homes were the solution for the poorest people, as they could be rented at very reasonable prices.

By the turn of the 20th century, more and more people were aware of the disadvantages:, it was reported around 1910 that these homes were unsuitable for human life. Due to their low cost, it has become a gathering place for very poor families with many children, and it was not uncommon that 8-10 people lived in a 5-6 square meters apartment. As many windows could not be built and the sewerage could not be done either, it's not difficult to imagine what unhealthy conditions people were living in here. Outbreaks such as dysentery, typhoid fever, cholera, and even leprosy have appeared in these colonies. In addition, due to the almost complete absence of sunlight, rickets causing distortion of the body were very common.

Nevertheless, these homes were inhabited until the 1960s, with one of the last occupants moving out in 1971. Fortepan has a nice collection of these pictures, it's worth browsing, if you want to see these circumstances!

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James Blunt set to perform in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1476/james-blunt-set-to-perform-in-budapest After his successful concert in 2014, the British singer returns to Budapest next spring. Mon, 23 Sep 2019 03:54:51 GMT Mia Balogh
James Blunt set to perform in Budapest

James Blunt set to perform in Budapest

After his successful concert in 2014, the British singer returns to Budapest next spring.

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After letting the world know that his newest album is out this fall, James Blunt has also announced his upcoming UK and European tour for 2020. He will return to Budapest – where he had an awesome show in 2014 – on 1st April.

James Blunt announced in the end of August that he will release his sixth studio album, Once Upon a Mind on 25 October. “I think this is the most honest album I have ever made” - Blunt said in a statement. - “Back to Bedlam was similar in that I had been writing those songs for a while about my life experiences at that time, and they came together on my debut. And every song on this album represents something that I’m currently going through or have recently experienced. It’s a very personal record, and I’m proud I can share it.”

The first single from the album ‘Cold’ is already out to tease the fans worldwide:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6--sRjqlRaw

And some more good news: the tracklist is also available.

Once Upon a Mind Tracklist

1. The Truth

2. Cold

3. Champions

4. Monsters

5. Youngster

6. 5 Miles

7. How It Feels To Be Alive

8. I Told You

9. Halfway

10. Stop The Clock

11. The Greatest

Source: livenation.hu and rollinstone.com

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Winners for Spa of the Year 2019 announced http://budnews.hu/news/News/1475/winners-for-spa-of-the-year-2019-announced Last year, the absolute winner was a huge surprise. But which Hungarian bath or spa won the competition this year? Wed, 11 Sep 2019 11:00:44 GMT Mia Balogh
Winners for Spa of the Year 2019 announced

Winners for Spa of the Year 2019 announced

Last year, the absolute winner was a huge surprise. But which Hungarian bath or spa won the competition this year?

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Every year, there is a big competition in Hungary called Spa of the Year – ‘Az év fürdője’ – internet users can vote the spa of the year. In 2019, the winner is the Harkányi Gyógy- és Strandfürdő (Spa and Waterpark of Harkány). This spa offers opportunities for recreation to every age group with its parks, slides, spa, and waterpark – 24.hu writes.

The Hungarospa of Hajdúszoboszló, a regular participant of the competition year by year was ranked to be the second and the third place is taken by the spa of Zalakaros. The spa of Makó called ‘Hagymatikum’ was also awarded as the aspiring bath of the year, and the waterpark of Miskolctapolca was ranked first in the category called ‘the favourite spa of locals’.

Last year, the Szent Erzsébet Spa of Mórahalom was the absolute winner of the spa of the year competition, which was a huge surprise because it is a great but less known spa. The aspiring spa of the year was the spa of Gyopárosfürdő and the locals’ favourite was the lido of Tiszavasvári.

Have you visited any of these spas mentioned above? If not yet, you can still tell us in a comment which is your favourite Hungarian bath or spa. ;)

Source: sokszinuvidek.24.hu

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Well-known street of Budapest among world’s most beautiful ones http://budnews.hu/news/News/1474/well-known-street-of-budapest-among-world’s-most-beautiful-ones Which street in Budapest do you think is in the top 27 in the world? Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:57:48 GMT Mia Balogh
Well-known street of Budapest among world’s most beautiful ones

Well-known street of Budapest among world’s most beautiful ones

Which street in Budapest do you think is in the top 27 in the world?

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There are so many amazing cities in the world and of course so many beautiful streets in there, but there has been no compilation about these streets so far.

But now Architectural Digest magazine has made their list of the world’s most beautiful streets, with 27 really amazing spots. Any of these would be a perfect location for a romantic walk or just for enjoying silence and being alone for a short time. ;)

The Zrínyi Street in Budapest is on the list, too, it has been ranked 7th in the compilation. ‘A stones throw away from the mighty Danube River is Budapest's beautiful. Zrinyi Utca Street. This pedestrian street has some of the best views of Hungary's famous Saint Stephen`s Basilica’ – the magazine writes.

Like and share our article if you think that Zrínyi Street and of course Budapest really deserves to be on the list. ;)

Source: https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/most-beautiful-streets-in-the-world and Igenyesferfi.hu

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Vehicle sharing systems in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1473/vehicle-sharing-systems-in-budapest What to use instead of public transport? Let us show! Wed, 11 Sep 2019 08:00:04 GMT Budnews
Vehicle sharing systems in Budapest

Vehicle sharing systems in Budapest

What to use instead of public transport? Let us show!

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If you are traveling abroad, you probably use public transport, or you may rent a car. Fortunately, thanks to the various vehicle sharing systems, we have many other, new options to get from A to B in Budapest. What's common: they are both easy-to-use, operates with an applications and give users freedom. Let's see what these opportunities are!

LIME

Let's start with the newest one: Lime is an electric scooter rental, but don't think about the motorcycle-style scooters. The scooters are capable of a maximum speed of 25 km/h, with a rechargeable battery and are equipped with a built-in GPS and an automatic break system. Prices: There is a basic fee: 250 HUF followed by a 50 HUF per minute charge.

MOL BUBI


Mol Bubi was the first vehicle-sharing system in Budapest, this opened the way for other similar businesses. The bike system currently operates with 143 docking stations and 1,846 bikes. Prices: 24-hour ticket: 500 HUF, 72-hour ticket: 1000 HUF, weekly ticket: 2000 HUF, 3 months ticket: 7800 HUF, half a year ticket: 12 500 HUF, annual ticket: 18 900 HUF.

DONKEY REPUBLIC


While MOL Bubi bikes are recognizable for their apple green color, Donkey Republic bikes are bright orange. But this is the only difference and the fact that Donkey Republic is much more expensive. Prices: 15 minutes: 475HUF, 1 hour: 955 HUF, 12 hours: 3150 HUF, 24 hours: 3800 HUF, 3-day ticket: 4880 HUF.

BLINKEE.CITY


Blinkee.city is the first scooter-sharing system of Budapest, and the only one that has classic mopeds. With their 3.1 KW engine power and 35 Ah power battery, they can go up to 60 kilometers with a single charge. Anyone older than 16 years of age can use them with at least a six-month old AM or higher license. Prices: 49 HUF / min (44 HUF / min for students), parking is 8 HUF / min. 1 day: 6400 HUF.

OGRE


Ogre scooters are bigger and heavier than Blinkee, but they are more powerful vehicles, and just as green and environmentally friendly. Prices: For one-time use: 990 HUF + 18 HUF / min, 75 HUF / km, parking: 10 HUF / min. If you use it every day than 3600 HUF one-time fee + 16 HUF / min, 70 HUF / km, parking: 8 HUF / minutes and this amount can be used for 30 days.

GREENGO


The first car sharing system in Budapest started its operation in 2016, and we can rent their electric cars at a minute rate, for up to three days. Their fleet consists of 300 cars, only 1-2 years old models. Prices: rent: 65 HUF / min, waiting: 15 HUF / min, monthly fee: 990 HUF / month.

MOL LIMO


Limo is Budapest's largest car sharing service: they have 450 cars across the capital. They have Smart, Volkswagen and Mercedes cars, included electric cars and petrol versions, and has contract with the Budapest Airport. Prices: In case of occasional use, the fee is 69 - 111 HUF / min, depending on the car type, in case of monthly construction, it's 59 - 99 HUF / min, also depending on the car type.

DRIVENOW


DriveNow is a premium car sharing system with MINI Coopers and BMWs, amongst which they have cabriolets. Currently, they have 240 cars across the capital and, like MOL Limo, they have airport service. Prices: the rental fee is 99 - 129 HUF / min, depending on the car type, but there is also an hourly rate option. There is a security deposit at the beginning of each booking, which is between 7500 - 8000 HUF.

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This is how the Hungarian Olympic Team will look like in 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1472/this-is-how-the-hungarian-olympic-team-will-look-like-in-2020 These are the three finalist dress designs. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:49:27 GMT Budnews
This is how the Hungarian Olympic Team will look like in 2020

This is how the Hungarian Olympic Team will look like in 2020

These are the three finalist dress designs.

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For fashion-loving people, the presentation of the Olympic uniforms is at least as big thing as the Olympic games. This is when the most renowned and most talented Hungarian designers show what they know in such a strict theme. Last time USE Unused (which has unfortunately been discontinued since then), has designed the Hungarian Olympic uniforms. This year 10 entries were received, of which 3 became finalist: Nanushka, Nubu and Tomcsanyi.

Each of the three finalist uniforms represents a completely different world. Dóra Tomcsányi's collection reminds us the most to the red-white-green color scheme, complemented by orange in a very playful, swirling striped design. The tailoring of the garments represents classic elegance that would totally fit our athletes. Nubu's uniforms are also not far from the Hungarian colors, only the green is a significantly different shade, almost a deep blue-ish, which gives the collection its specialty. The kimono-like tailoring of their woman’s uniforms is also exciting. Nanushka interpreted the task most freely in colors: we couldn't find the Hungarian colors for the first glance. At first we would say that the collection is buttery white and orange, but if we take a closer look at the pictures, the Hungarian colors stands out well. The brick orange color represents red, the buttery color means white, of course, and there are also some very light green garments in the collection.

You can check out the three finalists here.

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Andrea Bocelli visits Budapest again http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1471/andrea-bocelli-visits-budapest-again He gives two concerts in a row. Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:47:11 GMT Budnews
Andrea Bocelli visits Budapest again

Andrea Bocelli visits Budapest again

He gives two concerts in a row.

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Andrea Bocelli is one of today's singer geniuses, who has earned the highest professional recognition worldwide and the love of the audience. His career is an unprecedented success story from the '90s to the present. He has sung for popes, presidents, kings and queens, performed in all major concert halls, opera houses and international events (Olympic Games, World Cups), and sold 85 million records. He has won the Golden Globe, the Classical Brit Award 7 times and also 7 times the World Music Awards, and has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bocelli has conquered millions with his crossover musical style. He has co-starred with biggest stars including Céline Dion, Tony Bennett, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger and many more. His biggest hit was Con te partiro, whose English version, a duet with Sarah Brightman, Time to say goodbye broke all sales records and was leading the charts in the half of the world for months. His latest album, "Sí", was released in October last year and some brand new songs from the album will be played at the Budapest concert, next to the songs from well-known opera and pop albums. Due to the great interest, Andrea Bocelli will perform not only on November 16, but also on November 17, at Papp László Budapest Sports Arena!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChcR2gKt5WM

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Budapest is the most liveable Eastern European city http://budnews.hu/news/News/1470/budapest-is-the-most-liveable-eastern-european-city The Hungarian capital was ranked before cities like Prague and Moscow on a list published by The Economist. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:14:50 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest is the most liveable Eastern European city

Budapest is the most liveable Eastern European city

The Hungarian capital was ranked before cities like Prague and Moscow on a list published by The Economist.

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A compilation made by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), a sister company of The Economist ranks 140 cities on 30 factors bunched into five categories—stability, health care, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.

According to this compilation, Vienna is the most liveable city of the world, with quite impressive score: 99.1 percent out of 100, right ahead of Melbourne, Sydney and Osaka. The top 10 is dominated by Australian, Canadian and Japanese cities. Apart from Vienna, only one European city managed to fit in there, Copenhagen.

Budapest was ranked as the most liveable Eastern European city, by overtaking tourist hotspots like Prague or Moscow. According to The Economist, these cities are far less liveable than Budapest – We Love Budapest writes.

Source: https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/09/04/vienna-remains-the-worlds-most-liveable-city

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Sasha Baron Cohen in an unusual role in new Netflix series http://budnews.hu/news/News/1469/sasha-baron-cohen-in-an-unusual-role-in-new-netflix-series He plays a spy in the new Netflix series shot in Budapest. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:11:45 GMT Mia Balogh
Sasha Baron Cohen in an unusual role in new Netflix series

Sasha Baron Cohen in an unusual role in new Netflix series

He plays a spy in the new Netflix series shot in Budapest.

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If you hear Sasha Baron Cohen’s name, you might think of his crazy characters like Bruno, Borat or Ali G. But now, in the new Netflix series ‘The spy’ he shows his more serious side: in the drama based on a true story, he plays an Israeli spy, Eli Cohen, who was sent to Syria in the 1960s for a secret mission. Although he wanted nothing else but to serve his country, and he did that so well that in the end he could not get rid of his ‘other self’ – as the original description says.

‘The spy’ was shot last year in Budapest, Sasha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher even visited Sziget Festival back then.

Watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UijUOy0MmE

Source: Index.hu

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Star Wars exhibition to open in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1468/star-wars-exhibition-to-open-in-budapest The Fans Strike Back – Star Wars expo opens soon in Bálna (Whale) Budapest – let us tell you in a few words why is it worth planning a visit in there.  Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:08:57 GMT Mia Balogh
Star Wars exhibition to open in Budapest

Star Wars exhibition to open in Budapest

The Fans Strike Back – Star Wars expo opens soon in Bálna (Whale) Budapest – let us tell you in a few words why is it worth planning a visit in there. 

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For the Hungarian premier’s 40th anniversary, a unique Star Wars exhibition will open its gates in a couple of days in Bálna (Whale) Budapest. The Fans Strike Back – Star Wars expo will be available for visitors from 15 September to 31 December, and will offer an original collection with more than 600 pieces in an almost 1500 square metres area.

You will be able to experience some iconic space battles in the virtual reality room, try the Jedi training ring, and then you’ll have the chance to relax in a space bar for a short time. But we are sure that you’ll be on your way again very soon to have some more fun.

For example, to meet your favourite characters from the Star Wars movies - R2D2, C-3PO, Darth Vader, Yoda, Chewbacca and a lot more will have their life-size figures at the exhibition. Jabba, the hutt will be huge – in every sense of the word, because it will be a 5 metres long life-size model, too. But a four metres high Rancor, the Star Destroyer captain’s bridge, the Palpatine throne room and some original armours and weapons can also be seen at the exhibition.

Here’s a short preview about what to expect:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTv7jb_Xndk

Share this article with your friends if you can’t wait to see this exhibition. ;)

Source: HVG.hu

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5 most useful applications if you're visiting Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Lifestyle/1467/5-most-useful-applications-if-youre-visiting-budapest Public transport, taxi, bars and the most important attractions. Everything you need to know about Budapest. Tue, 10 Sep 2019 07:05:44 GMT Budnews
5 most useful applications if you're visiting Budapest

5 most useful applications if you're visiting Budapest

Public transport, taxi, bars and the most important attractions. Everything you need to know about Budapest.

Lifestyle

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Being in a new town is always challenging, but now that everyone has a smartphone in their pocket, it's a little bit easier. Now we collected 5 must-have applications, that makes your life easier while you're in Budapest.

Bkk futár

This is the official application of the Budapest Transport Center, and it's undoubtedly a must-have. The map shows all buses, trams, metros and trolleybuses in circulation, so we can see all of our opportunities to chose. By clicking on a stop on the map, you will see real-time departure information for upcoming vehicles as well as a timetable for stops. You can also plan your trip: just select the place where you want to go, and the application will show several opportunities to get there. The app shows all construction works, the replacement buses, and you can see if a bus is out of service, for example, so you won't wait clueless in a bus stop for long time. You can also see the nearby ticket vending points on the map.

My Budapest

Although My Budapest application looks a bit old-fashioned, it's one of the best in town. With a little exaggeration we can say that you will find everything you need to know about Budapest with this application. It shows all the restaurants and places to eat, offers a variety of entertainment options, shows cultural programs, and you won't be lost even if you're looking for a dentist, a doctor's office, a bank and / or ATM, or any shopping place or car rental. My Budapest shows all places on one map with unmistakable icons.

Taxibudapest

We can frequently hear about cheating taxi drivers, and in a new city we don't even know what are the opportunities, the companies and the realistic prices. Taxibudapest is an extremely handy application: it shows all the taxi companies of the city with prices, phone numbers and other details. You can book a car via the application, and it even shows the expected fee and the optimal route. It's really easy to reach all the taxi companies of the city directly from one application, and it's good to know the duration and cost of the trip in advance.

Pocket Guide Budapest

Pocket Guide, the world’s leading audio city guide application reveals the best stories, insider hangouts and must-see sights in more than 150 major cities and tourist destinations of the world, including Budapest. The app guides you through the city by voice, using your GPS location. Just listen and enjoy a city’s attractions while your virtual tour guide explains it all and shares personal insights. It also offers fascinating themed walking tours for those who want to go off the beaten path. The essence of the Pocket Guide is this: to show you the city through a variety of thematic tours. There is a gourmet tour, a spa tour, ruin pub tour, Danube walk, a bike tour, churches, synagogues, Buda castle tour, so all that makes a city.

Dining Hour

Dining Hour is a discounted restaurant reservation app. The app offers wide variety of restaurant selection & time-based discounts up to 50% at multiple cities across the world. You can chose dates from morning to late night and book restaurants based on location, special interest, cuisine, food choices at no cost to you. You don't have to register your credit card or pre-pay and can edit or cancel the reservation anytime. From international cuisine to Hungarian restaurants, from pastry shops and vegan restaurants to Michelin-starred restaurants, everyone can find the perfect catering for them!

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Beautiful video: the renewed Buda Castle District look gorgeous on the visual http://budnews.hu/news/News/1466/beautiful-video:-the-renewed-buda-castle-district-look-gorgeous-on-the-visual Some parts have been completed while other improvements are still in progress. Mon, 9 Sep 2019 06:46:27 GMT Budnews
Beautiful video: the renewed Buda Castle District look gorgeous on the visual

Beautiful video: the renewed Buda Castle District look gorgeous on the visual

Some parts have been completed while other improvements are still in progress.

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Some parts have been completed while other improvements are still in progress.

If you have been to Budapest in the past 1-2 years, you must have noticed that the Buda Castle is undergoing some major reconstruction work. Well, a lot of things are being rebuilt there: the Carmelite Monastery, the Csikós courtyard, the Riding House, the Main Guard building, and the Stöckl stairs, but let's see the details.

  • On the outside of the western wall of the castle, above the underground garage, the ornate riding stables designed by Alajos Hauszmann and the associated stables have been rebuilt, accommodating up to 16 horses. Equipped with a representative event space, the city can organize horse rides, fairs and balls in the future. This Riding House is similar to the Vienna Equestrian Hall designed by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach and one of Hofburg's most popular attractions.
  • The Csikós-courtyard of Budavár and its surroundings was in very bad condition since the World War II and has been unused for decades, but as a result of recent reconstructions, the area becomes unified development area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C4khVjqimM

  • The so-called Main Guard building was also renewed. Here you will find the reunited palace guard, as well as exhibition and catering grounds. The ornate Stöckl Staircase is also rebuilt, improving the accessibility to the area.
  • The Carmelite monastery has undergone a major transformation: the building was restored to its original style, with only one balcony added to the front. After the renovation, the Prime Minister's Office moved into the building.
  • The tower of Pasha Karakas is also being renovated and got a new function. The relatively intact but unused building was built around 1620. Its special feature is the tower, which is part of the bastion system, and has a circular lower part and a polygonal tower on the upper part.

As a result of the reconstruction, the Buda Castle area will be much closer to the original concept before the World War II., and improvements have many practical, touristic benefits too. The empty west side of St. George's Square can finally get worthy walls, and it will be much easier to approach the complex from Tabán, where the designers create representative spaces.

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3 Hungarian desserts in CNN’s world top 50 http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1465/3-hungarian-desserts-in-cnn’s-world-top-50- Can you guess which Hungarian desserts are among CNN’s ’50 of the world’s best desserts’ list? Fri, 6 Sep 2019 07:06:40 GMT Mia Balogh
3 Hungarian desserts in CNN’s world top 50

3 Hungarian desserts in CNN’s world top 50

Can you guess which Hungarian desserts are among CNN’s ’50 of the world’s best desserts’ list?

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Everyone is different and so are our favourite desserts. So it is maybe totally impossible to find the world’s best sweet treat in which everybody agrees. Some desserts managed to gain bigger popularity though, and from time to time, there are some brave journalists and bloggers who try to make compilations with these.

Lately, CNN Travel published their list called ’50 of the world’s best desserts’ which offers you a unique culinary journey around the world and its sweet treats. The sweets are in alphabetical order – we think it’s a good idea instead of ranking – from Alfajores (South America) to Tub Tim Krob (Thailand).

For us it is also interesting that three Hungarian desserts are on the list, too, namely Eszterhazy cake, Kifli and Rigó Jancsi. If you have already tasted at least one of these, you will definitely know why. ;)

Check out the complete list here: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/world-50-best-desserts/index.html?fbclid=IwAR3nC1tN1OoNGcrM6k6L3GA6KGF59eAkToZXK7AzQFqyMcEWO-83T4BXYBk

Which is your favourite Hungarian dessert? Tell us about it in the comment section.

Source: CNN.com

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Budapest's newest rooftop bar has mesmerizing view of Citadel http://budnews.hu/news/News/1464/budapests-newest-rooftop-bar-has-mesmerizing-view-of-citadel Another place in downtown that is worth trying out. Wed, 4 Sep 2019 14:10:47 GMT Budnews
Budapest's newest rooftop bar has mesmerizing view of Citadel

Budapest's newest rooftop bar has mesmerizing view of Citadel

Another place in downtown that is worth trying out.

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The rooftop terraces above the city have a special atmosphere that we really love: high above the noise and the bustle. We have many of them in Budapest, but the newest is somehow special: Memorise Sykbar is located on the 6th floor of a 4-star hotel, and has one of the most beautiful views of the city and Buda side, the church tower of Egyetem tér and the surrounding roofs.

The hotel is named Hotel Memories OldTown, and you can easily find the newly renovated building at the beginning of the quiet Bástya Street, opening from Kecskeméti Street. The Skybar opens at 5 in the afternoon and being southwest oriented, maybe it's not even a problem because the sun is shining hard enough.

They have wide selection of cocktails and drinks (we even found Japanese whiskey, Nikka on the drink menu) and there is also a barbecue kitchen. Among the appetizers you will find a selection of cheeses with organic buckwheat and lime jam and green walnut jam, the main dishes are - for example - homemade roe-burger served in black buns and snake mackerel. If you're in the neighborhood, don't miss it!

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Discover the city like a detective http://budnews.hu/news/News/1463/discover-the-city-like-a-detective- Solves mysteries at the iconic venues of Budapest and get to know the city. Wed, 4 Sep 2019 04:24:26 GMT Budnews
Discover the city like a detective

Discover the city like a detective

Solves mysteries at the iconic venues of Budapest and get to know the city.

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If you want something more than a Hop-on, hop-off tour, or just strolling around in the city center, there is a great new way to discover the city. This is Landventure, basically an outdoor game on the streets of the city. With Landventure, Budapest is a sand table, where you can complete different missions. It's a bit of a treasure hunt and an escape room, except that there you're not locked into a room. Instead, we have to solve puzzles in the iconic locations of the city, enjoying the spring / summer / autumn / winter in Budapest.

You only need your smartphone to start the adventure. You don't have to consult anyone, or pick up supplies or book an appointment, and you don't even have to download an application. After purchasing a quest (5900HUF / team) on the website, you will receive an email with the game code that can be used for a full year. We can share the code with others so that each member of our team can view puzzles in parallel. You can play the game at any time while exploring the most beautiful parts of the city.

The missions take place in the popular parts of Budapest - we can have an adventure in the Buda Castle, Király utca in the direction of Deák tér, or from the Basilica to the Parliament. The puzzles are just right complicated, and with the help we have, we can be sure that we won't stuck anywhere. All in all, it's a good one and a half or two hours of active recreation, with the great benefit of being completely informal - we can even pause the quest to eat or drink and resume it the day after.

They have one mission in English at the moment, but more quest are coming! If you want to try, start your journey here, on the Landventure website.

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What to expect from Bryan Adams’ free concert in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1462/what-to-expect-from-bryan-adams’-free-concert-in-budapest You might have read about Bryan Adams’ free concert in Hungary, but do you know the details? Let us give you a summary with the most important info. Tue, 3 Sep 2019 06:44:44 GMT Mia Balogh
What to expect from Bryan Adams’ free concert in Budapest

What to expect from Bryan Adams’ free concert in Budapest

You might have read about Bryan Adams’ free concert in Hungary, but do you know the details? Let us give you a summary with the most important info.

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Bryan Adams’ free concert in Budapest was announced last week – the Canadian singer-songwriter comes to Hungary to perform at the 20th birthday of one of the Hungarian lotteries, Skandináv lottó. The concert will happen on 28 September on Heroes’ Square.

The 59-year-old musician will perform for the sixth time in Hungary this September, this time with Hungarian band Wellhello as an opening act. Adams will probably bring his biggest hits and songs from his newest album, Shine a Light, released in March 2019.

If you would like to know the program, well, Wellhello will begin at 6pm at Heroes’ Square before Bryan Adams’ two hour show from 8pm on – Index.hu writes. And they add that according to the announcement of Szerencsejáték Zrt., the musician will arrive in Hungary with “a visually exclusive program, designed for this evening only.” Sounds promising, right? ;)

This is not the first time the Hungarian lottery company is organizing a free concert: last November, Sting and Shaggy gave a concert at Heroes’ Square to celebrate the 30th birthday of Hatoslottó, which is another Hungarian lottery. The concert cost close to half a billion forints for the company to organize, and supposedly, it will be the same for this show on 28 September.

Source: Index.hu

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5 best programs of September http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1461/5-best-programs-of-september We know what you'll be doing in the first month of autumn. Mon, 2 Sep 2019 07:31:50 GMT Budnews
5 best programs of September

5 best programs of September

We know what you'll be doing in the first month of autumn.

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Although summer is over, we don't have any reason to be sad. September will be as colorful in programs as in leaves.

The largest autumn street food festival arrives this weekend, on 6 – 8. September. Kincsem Park await all day long with kids programs, horse races, concerts, street musicians, lots of surprises and of course, the best food trucks in the country!

Budapest Wine Festival, 5-8. September

Buda Castle opens its gates to host the most beautiful wine festival in Europe this weekend. The experience to enjoy the mesmerizing view from the World Heritage site with a glass of excellent Hungarian wine is beyond words. Matching its reputation as the highlight of the Castle' event calendar, the festival will be more elegant than ever. Almost 200 wineries, colorful gastronomy, concerts every day on four stages, and, of course, the unique Wine Festival atmosphere. Special guest: Hungary's Eger wine region.

Evanescence, 8. September

It's been 25 years since the band's founding songwriters met at a Little Rock youth camp and began to build a new world of music. True revolutionary melodies born from this dream, and the debut album won the Grammy award. Evanescence become an outstanding representative of the latest rock / metal line of the 2000s.

Goose Liver Festival 14-15. September

If you are looking for a true gastronomic adventure, you should visit Vajdahunyadvár on 14. and 15. September. In addition to concerts and children's performances, there will be a craft fair, wine and gastronomy fair and gastronomic shows throughout the weekend. Get to know one of our country's most emblematic delicacies, goose liver, and taste the specialties.

Bryan Adams, 28. September

Bryan Adams comes to Hungary on 28. September and will have a huge, free concert at Heroes' square with Wellhello as opening band. The Canadian artist will perform a two-hour exclusive show specifically created for this evening. The occasion is the birthday of the „Scandinavian lottery” we have. This is the second time Szerencsejáték Ltd. organizes a large-scale concert on Heroes' Square: last year Sting and Shaggy performed at the 30th Anniversary of the Lottery.

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Watch movies for free at the Basilica in September http://budnews.hu/news/News/1460/watch-movies-for-free-at-the-basilica-in-september If you are a film lover, Budapest Classics Film Marathon is something you don’t want to miss in Budapest this September. Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:37:42 GMT Mia Balogh
Watch movies for free at the Basilica in September

Watch movies for free at the Basilica in September

If you are a film lover, Budapest Classics Film Marathon is something you don’t want to miss in Budapest this September.

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This is the third year Budapest Classics Film Marathon will be organised – screenings will be held at several venues around town between 4-11 September by the Hungarian National Film Archive. The event will also feature personal appearances by well-known guest stars like Michael Nyman and Pierre Richard.

Six free movie screenings will be held at St. Stephen’s Basilica, which is not only a great spot for Hungary’s biggest cinema screen but also a wonderful background to enjoy a film.

‘Alongside the films, there will be workshops, musical events, documentary screenings and poster exhibitions, and guest appearances by the likes of Michael Nyman and German actor Udo Kier. The series starts on 4 September with a celebration of Hungarian film producer Andy Vajna and a screening of his hit movie, Evita. All films being shown in Hungarian will have English subtitles’ – We Love Budapest writes.

Source: We Love Budapest

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Budapest on the list of World’s Friendliest Cities 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1459/budapest-on-the-list-of-world’s-friendliest-cities-2019 Do you agree with the results or you think that Budapest deserves an even better place in this compilation? Thu, 29 Aug 2019 07:32:27 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest on the list of World’s Friendliest Cities 2019

Budapest on the list of World’s Friendliest Cities 2019

Do you agree with the results or you think that Budapest deserves an even better place in this compilation?

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We really like the guys at Big 7 Travel, and of course their active community who regularly vote about some interesting questions. Lately, they did so about the friendliest cities of the world, and – surprise or not – Budapest is in the top 50. To be precise, our capital is on the 31st place.

“A beautiful city full of history and charm, the people in Budapest are also what makes it stand out as one of the must-visit cities in Europe. Locals have a great sense of humour and you’ll be greeted warmly wherever you go.” – they write about our capital.

Do you agree with this result? Or you just want to know which are those cities across the globe where you’ll be made to feel the most welcome? We’ll tell you right away.

Check out the top 10 friendliest cities of the world in 2019:

10. Glasgow, Scotland

9. São Paulo, Brazil

8. Nashville, Tennessee, USA

7. Christchurch, New Zealand

6. Dublin, Ireland

5. Hamburg, Germany

4. Taipei, Taiwan

3. Bruges, Belgium

2. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1. Vancouver, Canada

Source: https://bigseventravel.com/2019/08/the-50-friendliest-cities-in-the-world/

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Hungarian crown jewels built from Lego pieces http://budnews.hu/news/News/1458/hungarian-crown-jewels-built-from-lego-pieces The digital plans were ready in 2013, but the world had to wait for a few years until this fantastic idea became reality. Wed, 28 Aug 2019 06:46:35 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian crown jewels built from Lego pieces

Hungarian crown jewels built from Lego pieces

The digital plans were ready in 2013, but the world had to wait for a few years until this fantastic idea became reality.

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20 August is Hungary’s birthday, the day when anyone can for example visit the Parliament building and see the Holy Crown for free. For those who saw it and for those who didn’t, we can show something maybe even more impressive: a Hungarian man, Ferenc Szőke, member of the Kockafeszt Fan Club built the Hungarian crown jewels out of Legos.

He used 4500 Lego pieces to build the Holy Crown of Hungary, the Sceptre and the Globus Cruciger. The red pillow that holds the jewels is also there. You can check it out also in the following video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=6fVbuQ3M_uY

Digital plans for Ferenc Szőke’s work were already finished in 2013, but the world had to wait for a few years for some missing elements and digital innovations but now the idea finally became reality.

Like and share our article if you think that this man’s idea and creations are truly amazing. ;)

Source: https://kockafeszt.blog.hu/2019/08/18/szentkoronakockabol

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Budapest's new Japanese restaurant is an exotic taste trip http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1457/budapests-new-japanese-restaurant-is-an-exotic-taste-trip Kicsi Japán is a fully authentic gemstone in the city. Tue, 27 Aug 2019 06:58:45 GMT Budnews
Budapest's new Japanese restaurant is an exotic taste trip

Budapest's new Japanese restaurant is an exotic taste trip

Kicsi Japán is a fully authentic gemstone in the city.

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Although there are nine thousand kilometers of distance between Budapest and Tokyo, you can easily immerse in Japanese culture, without having to take a 12-hour flight. We have several Japanese-style restaurants, and the newest one seems to be one of the best.

In the past few years, Corvin negyed in the 8th district become a thrilling hub in terms of gastronomy. Of course, you can find basic pizza and gyros even here, but there are several unique, interesting places, that worth paying attention to. One of these unique places is Kicsi Japán (Small Japan), that is the newest Japanese restaurant of the city. It's a truly authentic place: you can taste Japanese gastronomy interpreted by chef and owner Yoshihito Hirose, in the small but interesting restaurant. Yoshihito previously worked in Sushi Ocean, and his dream was to have a restaurant of his own, to improve the Hungarians' knowledge of Japanese gastronomy and show that there is life beyond the fast food style bento-box.

The restaurant is really one of a kind: there are no tables in the tiny little place, just a desk and bar stools around the wall - in exchange, we can watch the chef work in the open kitchen. The restaurant is small and pretty minimalist, the walls are decorated with Japanese punctuation with names of food and fish, sushi-picking and sushi-eating etiquette, and éven the soy sauce ceramics for the dishes were made by the owner-chef himself, as well as the fish and knife logo. The concept of the restaurant has two important 'but' in the concept: quality ingredients, but friendly price, classic Japanese cuisine, but faster than the traditional planted meals.

The offer is extremely wide, including the main types of sushi, various maki, nigiri, rolls and temaki, sashimi, appetizers, soup and lunchbox. According to Yoshihito, sushi in Japan is more like an evening thing, just as shabu-shabu (Japanese hot tofu pot, vegetables, meat and fish). This is the time when people sit down, eat slowly, talk and share food.

By the way, even the soy sauce is home-made and made with care: the chef only buys the basic sauce, and he seasons it according to his own recipe. The chef not only makes soy sauce and omelets locally, but also the teas: he literally put his heart into the business.

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Slipknot is coming to Budapest is 2020 http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1456/slipknot-is-coming-to-budapest-is-2020 One of the biggest metal groups of their generation announced their 2020 tour dates. Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:50:56 GMT Budnews
Slipknot is coming to Budapest is 2020

Slipknot is coming to Budapest is 2020

One of the biggest metal groups of their generation announced their 2020 tour dates.

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Slipknot is undoubtedly one of the biggest metal groups of these days, who has 7 Grammy nominations and 1 award. They are well known for tracks such as Wait and Bleed, Left Behind, Duality, Spit It Out and Before I Forget. They released their newest album, We Are Not Your Kind on 9 August, and after their concert at Volt Festival this summer, they're coming back to the country next year.

The band has confirmed details of their upcoming European tour, and they'll blow up the Hungarian capital on 4 February next year, this time bringing Behemoth with them. Members of Slipknot's OT9 (Outside the 9) fan club and fans who bought We Are Not Your Kind from the Roadrunner Records store were able to snatch pre-sale tickets starting 27 August, but now everyone can get their tickets.

The hard-hitting masked group that is well known for its attention-grabbing image, aggressive style of music, and energetic and chaotic live shows will perform at Budapest Sportaréna.

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Budapest gets 7 new parks in the next few months http://budnews.hu/news/News/1455/budapest-gets-7-new-parks-in-the-next-few-months The city will be greener than ever. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:56:40 GMT Budnews
Budapest gets 7 new parks in the next few months

Budapest gets 7 new parks in the next few months

The city will be greener than ever.

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Budapest is not one of the green cities. There are not so many green spaces and often in poor quality: burned-out, rare lawn, no trees, no benches and nothing to do. This is why it's such good news that the capital will establish several leisure parks in the next few months.

An interview by MTI revealed that the new family parks will be in Tabán, Óbudai Island, II. János Pál tér, in the Independence Park in the 11th district, the University Park, and the Kaptató promenade in Gazdagrét, and the Csillagtelep at Csepel.

There will be smart pillars providing wireless internet, UV display for proper UV protection and wardrobe that can be opened with an application, said Dénes Nagy, director of green space development at Főkert Zrt.

The seven new and renewed family parks fills a huge gap. The goal of the development is to provide active recreation for all members of the family in the new parks, so the city administration even add jogging and basketball courts, fitness equipment and exercise toys for children.

The first renovated parks are expected to be available in Budapest by mid-September. Can't wait to see the result!

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Beautiful view and good beer: new bar opened at the Citadel http://budnews.hu/news/News/1454/beautiful-view-and-good-beer:-new-bar-opened-at-the-citadel 1xfent offers domestic craft beers, Hungarian wines and a sumptuous panorama. Thu, 22 Aug 2019 08:26:59 GMT Budnews
Beautiful view and good beer: new bar opened at the Citadel

Beautiful view and good beer: new bar opened at the Citadel

1xfent offers domestic craft beers, Hungarian wines and a sumptuous panorama.

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Citadel is among the mostly unused areas of Budapest for sure, but fortunately, this has changed a bit lately, since the start of the summer season. Citadel is the venue of the Botellón parties two times a year, and now good drinks moved in permanently. 1Xfent is opened for the summer season with a quality but relaxed atmosphere.

They have a well designed small building by Hello Wood group that fits into the monumental environment, so the heritage protection finally gave its blessing. The simple design doesn't try to be more than it is, it's all about the panorama instead. The chairs of the terrace may be familiar from the Balaton grills, but you can also sit on the stairs.

As for the offering: the selection includes bottled beers of Hübris brewery (Pils, APA, IPA and wheat beer) and draft Lager and Pils, as well as the Hungarian wines of Bortársaság and short drinks. It is a special pleasure to note that the cups are made of disposable but compostable plastic, because there is no possibility to wash the dishes up there. In terms of programs, the plan is to have a stronger live acoustic event on Thursdays, and a Sunday sunset lunch over the city.

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First rooftop bar opened in Buda http://budnews.hu/news/News/1453/first-rooftop-bar-opened-in-buda An old friend moved to the other side of the Danube. Wed, 21 Aug 2019 07:58:35 GMT Budnews
First rooftop bar opened in Buda

First rooftop bar opened in Buda

An old friend moved to the other side of the Danube.

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Rooftop bars have been popular for years, but Buda has been a bit behind in this trend until now. This is over, because Mammut Tető has opened on top of the Mammut shopping mall, ending these unfortunate states.

Actually, we can greet an old friend in the new place: Budapest Rooftop Cinema was moved in to the top of the mall, which used to operate on the Corvin roof, but had to move because of the closing. The new venue became the fourth floor rooftop terrace of Mammut shopping mall, which has been empty and unused over the past ten years. First this open-air movie theater opened here, than a few weeks ago, they found another feature besides the cinema: Mammut Tető also opened as a rooftop bar in the evening.

Mamut Tető opened on August 9, and offers Hübris handcraft beers, wines, various spirits, nachos and of course popcorn between 5 pm and 11 pm, as it is still operating as a cinema. Don't miss it, if you're in the Buda side of the city!

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Budapest is 3rd best stag do destination in the world http://budnews.hu/news/News/1452/budapest-is-3rd-best-stag-do-destination-in-the-world Cheap beer, acceptable food and taxi prices make Budapest one of the best stag party locations in the world. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:58:25 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest is 3rd best stag do destination in the world

Budapest is 3rd best stag do destination in the world

Cheap beer, acceptable food and taxi prices make Budapest one of the best stag party locations in the world.

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We already know that Budapest is not only a beautiful, colourful and interesting city but it also offers lots of possibilities for a night out. Plenty of bars, pubs and other places are inviting us all to spend a crazy night out there, and if we look at the prices in other European cities, we can feel quite lucky for the acceptable prices concerning food, drinks or a taxi ride.

So maybe it is not a wonder that Budapest was chosen the 3rd best stag do destination in the world by grosvenorcasinos.com. According to them, London is the best place to have a stag do but if you’re looking for a lads’ holiday abroad, they assure you that Prague or Budapest are your best bet.

‘They took second and third place on our ranking, with scores of 7.4 and 6.6 respectively. After London, Prague has the widest selection of bars and clubs while Budapest has the most bar, pub, and club tours’ – they write.

By checking out their compilation, you will see that in the top 10, Budapest is one of the cheapest cities to enjoy a pint – it is cheaper only in Sofia and Cancun.

Top 10 stag do destinations in the world according to grosvenorcasinos.com

1. London

2. Prague

3. Budapest

4. Madrid

5. Las Vegas

6. Barcelona

7. Moscow

8. Krakow

9. Sofia

10. Cancun

For the whole article, click here: https://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/ultimate-stag-do-destinations

Have you already been to a stag do in our capital? Tell us about it in a comment (only the public details, you know ;)).

Like and share our article, if you agree with us that Budapest is one of the best locations for a stag do in the world.

Source: grosvenorcasinos.com

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American Airlines to launch direct Chicago-Budapest flight http://budnews.hu/news/News/1451/american-airlines-to-launch-direct-chicago-budapest-flight After LOT Polish Airlines’ flights there will be another direct air link between Chicago and Budapest from next May. Sat, 17 Aug 2019 07:54:40 GMT Mia Balogh
American Airlines to launch direct Chicago-Budapest flight

American Airlines to launch direct Chicago-Budapest flight

After LOT Polish Airlines’ flights there will be another direct air link between Chicago and Budapest from next May.

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According to American Airlines’ press release, the company will operate direct flights between Chicago and Budapest, from 7 May to 24 October 2020.

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners will be used for that, just like at the other company, LOT Polish Airlines, which is already ensuring direct air link between Budapest and Chicago. LOT launched their direct flight between the Hungarian capital and the Windy City in 2018. That flight operates twice a week year-round but from 2020, it will be available only during the summer season.

So the schedules at LOT and American Airlines can be very similar, and we will see if there will be any significant difference concerning the ticket prices.

Source: mandiner.hu

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August 20 programs: we can do many things before the firework http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1450/august-20-programs:-we-can-do-many-things-before-the-firework- The celebration of the founding of the state is Hungary's biggest feast. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:36:40 GMT Budnews
August 20 programs: we can do many things before the firework

August 20 programs: we can do many things before the firework

The celebration of the founding of the state is Hungary's biggest feast.

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August 20 is undoubtedly our biggest and most colorful holiday with a well-known schedule. There will be no major changes this year, but there are quite a few new elements in the official celebration.

The events series will start with a ceremonial flag raising and officer inauguration at Kossuth Square, followed by the regular air and water parade, with a demonstration of military and civilian aircrafts, parachutists, aerobatics and hang gliders, and a boat parade on the Danube.

As in the previous years, the Street of Hungarian Flavors will be open all day long at the Danube shore on the Buda side. Here you can taste high quality Hungarian products, traditional national dishes and drinks, and the country's official birthday cake, which is „Boldogasszony csipkéje” a raspberry cake, and the sugar-free „Kicsi gesztenye”, which represents a chestnut flavor.

If your stomach is full, go visit the Festival of Folk Arts, where this year's guest of honor will be Japan and the highlight will be on footwear. The program features nearly a thousand craftsmen, hundreds of performers, full-day stage program, crafts shows and folk playhouses. More than eight hundred Hungarian and one hundred and fifty foreign craftsman await in their workshops were we can get acquainted with the secrets of their professions.

On the birthday of Hungary even the Parliament opens its gates, which means that the building of the Legislature can be visited without prior registration on this day.

As August 20th is not only the celebration of the foundation of the state but also of the new bread, the ecumenical bread-blessing, and the Harvest procession will also take place, and there will be a festive Mass in front of St. Stephen's Basilica and the annual Holy Right Procession after it.

And of course, the day ends with the fireworks from 9pm, which is the highlight of the day and the most beautiful event of the year.

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New guerrilla statue showed up in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1449/new-guerrilla-statue-showed-up-in-budapest We can find Lisa Simpson tied to a pillar at Jászai Mari square. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 08:34:03 GMT Budnews
New guerrilla statue showed up in Budapest

New guerrilla statue showed up in Budapest

We can find Lisa Simpson tied to a pillar at Jászai Mari square.

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You probably know the statues of Heroes’ Square, but did you know that Budapest has many small „guerrilla” statues too? The Ukrainian sculptor, Mihajlo Kolodko has several miniature statues in the city (you can read about his other artworks here), and now here comes the newest one. You can find the Simpson family's little girl tied to a pole at the end of Tram 2.

For time to time, more and more creations, miniatures have appeared on the squares and streets of Budapest, which bring smiles to many faces in the capital. After the mysterious dead squirrel, the most famous cartoon worm of Hungary, a small tank, Kermit the frog and Ferenc Liszt, Lisa Simpson got her own statue. Lisa was found on a pole next to the Margaret Bridge a few days ago.

Have you seen any of these small surprises?

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The new drone video about Budapest is a must-see http://budnews.hu/news/News/1448/the-new-drone-video-about-budapest-is-a-must-see A fantastic video showcasing only the most beautiful pictures about our amazing capital. Fri, 9 Aug 2019 09:01:28 GMT Mia Balogh
The new drone video about Budapest is a must-see

The new drone video about Budapest is a must-see

A fantastic video showcasing only the most beautiful pictures about our amazing capital.

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You can find a lot of drone videos on the internet about nice places in the world, and of course about Budapest, too. But we think these are far not boring – especially when we are lucky enough to find a short aerial footage which showcases only the most beautiful pictures about Budapest.

By watching this drone video made by the site ‘Be There’, you can see for example Buda Castle and the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Chain Bridge, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Parliament building, Nyugati Railway Station, Széchenyi Baths, the Danube, a yellow tram and of course the streets of our capital from high above the city.

If you are not in Budapest, we are sure that by watching this video, you’ll book your next flight in here. ;)

Enough of talking, watch the aerial footage here:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=437369530326338

Like and share our article if you are amazed by the beauty of Budapest.

Source: WeLoveBudapest.hu

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Budapest among the 15 best beer cities around the world http://budnews.hu/news/News/1447/budapest-among-the-15-best-beer-cities-around-the-world Have you ever tried Hungarian beers? If not yet, you definitely should – CNN recommends Budapest, too, as one of the best beer cities of the world.   Fri, 9 Aug 2019 08:59:08 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest among the 15 best beer cities around the world

Budapest among the 15 best beer cities around the world

Have you ever tried Hungarian beers? If not yet, you definitely should – CNN recommends Budapest, too, as one of the best beer cities of the world.  

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You might have heard more about Hungarian pálinka and wines but beer industry, or more precisely the craft beer industry is also more and more promising in our country nowadays. And this is noticed by the media, too: recently, we read an article on CNN about best beer cities around the world, and – prepare your glasses – Budapest is also on their list. Cheers for it! ;)

According to CNN, it is really worth visiting beer hotspots in the city like Élesztő and Jónás Craft Beer House (the latter has a beautiful outdoor beer garden on the Danube), and of course Legfelsőbb Beeróság where they showcase the biggest selection of Hungarian craft beers.

Are you ready for the best beer cities? Check out CNN’s list here:

Portland, Maine, USA

Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Brussels, Belgium

Tokyo, Japan

Shanghai, China

Berlin, Germany

Rome, Italy

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Melbourne, Australia

Cape Town, South Africa

Lisbon, Portugal

Warsaw, Poland

Tallinn, Estonia

Budapest, Hungary

If you want to know more about these places, check out the original article here: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/best-beer-cities/index.html

‘It might not be possible to drink them all, but if you want to get the most bang for your beer buck, put one of these brew-centric cities on your bucket list and grab your passport’ – they write. Well, there’s nothing more to say. Cheers, folks! ;)

Source: CNN.com

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New record long tram arrived to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1446/new-record-long-tram-arrived-to-budapest Five record-breaking long trams are going to arrive in Budapest, and 21 more from the shorter, 34 metres long vehicles. Fri, 9 Aug 2019 08:55:53 GMT Mia Balogh
New record long tram arrived to Budapest

New record long tram arrived to Budapest

Five record-breaking long trams are going to arrive in Budapest, and 21 more from the shorter, 34 metres long vehicles.

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Vg.hu calls these extremely long trams ‘monsters’ and well, maybe this is not an exaggeration. But one thing is true: another 56 metres long CAF tram arrived in our capital not long ago. The vehicle is scheduled to transport passengers from this autumn on Line 1.

Five 56 metres long trams will arrive to Budapest and 21 more from the shorter, 34 metres long vehicles.

The new type of tram can transport 345 passengers and has 81 seats. All of these have security camera system, air conditioning and all the vehicles are low-floored. These trams are also equipped with an energy-saving system and thanks to this all of these are environmentally friendly.

Source: Vg.hu

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Mr. Bean visited Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/News/1445/mr-bean-visited-hungary- The 64-year-old actor, known for many as Mr. Bean arrived to Budapest in August to watch the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix. Fri, 9 Aug 2019 08:52:32 GMT Mia Balogh
Mr. Bean visited Hungary

Mr. Bean visited Hungary

The 64-year-old actor, known for many as Mr. Bean arrived to Budapest in August to watch the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix.

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British comedian Rowan Atkinson is known for many as the actor who plays Mr. Bean and Johnny English but a lot of his fans already know that he also loves car racing – to be more precise, Formula One. And since he must have built a few friendships in the industry, it is no wonder that he has already enjoyed several races on the spot.

Recently, he arrived to Budapest in the first days of August to watch the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix – Blikk.hu writes. The world famous British actor was sitting in Mercedes team’s box as Lewis Hamilton’s guest and probably enjoyed every minute of the race. ;)

Source: Blikk.hu

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What do the richest Hungarians drive? http://budnews.hu/news/News/1444/what-do-the-richest-hungarians-drive These models are the most popular among the Hungarian elite. Thu, 8 Aug 2019 09:57:09 GMT Mia Balogh
What do the richest Hungarians drive?

What do the richest Hungarians drive?

These models are the most popular among the Hungarian elite.

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143 new luxury cars were registered in Hungary this year, so far – Pénzcentrum. The most expensive was a Ferrari but there are several exclusive models on the list. For example among sports cars, which are still extremely popular: 502 new sports cars were registered in the first six months of 2019, which is 88 more than this time in 2018. 118 new Ford Mustangs, 57 new Mercedes AMG GTs, 41 new Mercedes CLS vehicles were registered.

The most expensive sports cars were all Ferraris: 4 Ferrari Portofinos, 2 Ferrari 488s and 2 Ferrari 812 Superfasts. A Ferrari 812 Superfast was the most expensive car sold this year in Hungary.

Among luxury cars, wealthy people still like choosing the good old favourites: BMW, Mercedes and Audi. 42 new BMW 7, 33 new Mercedes S and a couple of Audi A8 vehicles were sold in the first half of 2019.

The most expensive luxury cars registered so far this year are 9 Lexus LS500H vehicles (each costs around 92,000 Euros), 5 Mercedes Maybachs (each worth around 122,700 Euros) and 4 Bentley Continentals (between 122,700 and 368,000 Euros, the price is depending on the specifications).

Source: Penzcentrum.hu

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Urban Jungle opened in Budapest- this is Hétkert, the newest bar(?) of the city http://budnews.hu/news/News/1443/urban-jungle-opened-in-budapest--this-is-hetkert,-the-newest-bar()-of-the-city Music, cocktails and unmistakeable atmosphere. Wed, 7 Aug 2019 09:16:21 GMT Budnews
Urban Jungle opened in Budapest- this is Hétkert, the newest bar(?) of the city

Urban Jungle opened in Budapest- this is Hétkert, the newest bar(?) of the city

Music, cocktails and unmistakeable atmosphere.

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7th district has many good places to chill or drink, and now another one is opened. This is Hétkert, which is not a bar or a club rather a living space, as they define themselves. This place is a nightclub, lounge, cocktail bar and garden in one, where people can get together to eat, drink or talk after a busy day. Of course, music is a must: at the first part of the week we can chill for live music and as the weekend comes, they switch to different styles - from hip hop and electroswing to deep house.

This brings us to the garden party atmosphere, which we love the most about this place. The terrace is reminiscent of a rain forest, the urban jungle itself. Plenty of plants, loungers, delicious food and cocktails, and that's perfectly enough be happy.

Talking about food: BLITZ pizza has moved in, which is promising, mainly because they have brought an original Naples oven with them, so there's no question about the quality. There is a strong gin-tonic line for beverages: we can pick our favorite from a dedicated drink list. They also make several new cocktails that also fly us to the tropics with their matured rum or tequila bases. We can get a bit of a twisted Aperol Spritz - just ask for a Jungle Spritz, and we can also find out what their Negroni is. Don't miss it to try!

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Hungarian artist between today’s most talented illustrators http://budnews.hu/news/News/1442/hungarian-artist-between-today’s-most-talented-illustrators Taschen, one of the most prominent fine arts publishers says there is a Hungarian girl among the world's best. Tue, 6 Aug 2019 08:31:58 GMT Budnews
Hungarian artist between today’s most talented illustrators

Hungarian artist between today’s most talented illustrators

Taschen, one of the most prominent fine arts publishers says there is a Hungarian girl among the world's best.

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One of the most prominent fine arts publishers, Taschen releases a new book about the most talented illustrators of the world and we can't believe to our eyes: there is a young, Hungarian girl on the top 100 list. The 'Illustrator – 100 Best From Around The World' is edited by Julius Wiedemann and Steven Heller and presents a snapshot of “the new golden age of illustration,” rounding up 100 of today’s most talented artists across the urban, the colorful, and the figurative. And the Hungarian artist, Berta Valló is on the list.

Berta has just finished her studies at Central Saint Martins and started to work for Kristjana S Williams Studio in London. As she says, her work is created through an amalgamation of analogue and digital techniques, mainly exploring the notion of identity formation and female sexuality in relation to consumerist culture. Her primary focus is on character design and publication design, with a growing interest for branding and animation. We think we'll hear about her many times in the future!

https://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/graphic_design/all/03443/facts.the_illustrator_100_best_from_around_the_world.htm?_ga=2.247172100.1263777659.1564959269-674251255.1564356791

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This is Hungary's 2019 birthday cake http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1441/this-is-hungarys-2019-birthday-cake „Boldogasszony csipkéje” is a raspberry flavored pink miracle. Mon, 5 Aug 2019 08:34:50 GMT Budnews
This is Hungary's 2019 birthday cake

This is Hungary's 2019 birthday cake

„Boldogasszony csipkéje” is a raspberry flavored pink miracle.

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Hungary got it's own birthday cake every year since 2007 for the national holiday at 20th August. The competition is open to every confectionery in the country, and a prestigious professional jury selects the best of their creations each year. It is a prerequisite that the cake should be a Hungarian-style cake, which can be associated with the National holiday or Hungary, and that it should contain only natural and healthy ingredients. This year, the jury selected the winner from 31 cakes and the best is none other than „Boldogasszony csipkéje” from Norbert Tóth's confectionery at Dunaföldvár.

The cake is named after its main ingredient, as “Boldogasszony csipkéje” (means something like the Lace of Blessed Virgin Mary) is the folksy name for raspberries. The Birthday Cake of 2019 has huge amount of this fruit in it: one cake contains more than 600 grams of raspberries. The cake is made up of a crispy layer, a sponge cake soaked in raspberry, raspberry-white chocolate cream, whipped ganache with lemon and basil, raspberry jam and raspberry meringue. The lace on the top of the cake is made from whipped ganache with lemon and basil, filled with raspberry jam. It is decorated with meringue sprinkles with freeze-dried raspberry pieces and white chocolate inserts tinted green.

The Sugar-Free Cake of Hungary was also announced, which this year became „Kicsi gesztenye” (the Small Chestnut) of László Gyuris, the gold-crowned confectioner of A Cappella Confectionery in Szeged. The flavor of the cake is based on chestnut, which is complemented by the pleasantly sour blueberries and the crunchy hazelnuts. The top of the cake is covered with sugar-free milk chocolate surrounded by chocolate arches, which gives the cake an elegant look in addition to its harmonious, unique taste.

We can taste Hungary's birthday cake and the sugar-free birthday cake from 18th August in hundreds of confectioneries, and of course in the Street of Hungarian Tastes in the Castle Garden Bazaar between 18th and 20th August.

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Surprising location for the newest baths of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1440/surprising-location-for-the-newest-baths-of-budapest You would never guess the location of the new baths, planned to have 10 pools and year-long opening schedule. Fri, 2 Aug 2019 07:23:30 GMT Mia Balogh
Surprising location for the newest baths of Budapest

Surprising location for the newest baths of Budapest

You would never guess the location of the new baths, planned to have 10 pools and year-long opening schedule.

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There have been several examples in Budapest in the past few years for redevelopment of several baths and lidos, but now the reconstruction of a completely new ten-pool spa and lido is definitely on the cards. You would never guess location: the abandoned Józsefváros train station could be transformed completely into a baths.

Why here? Because under the area, thermal waters of 70-72 degrees were found previously, with very similar composition to the waters we all can enjoy for example at Széchenyi Baths.

Crazy right? But it can become reality soon. It was already announced in the Hungarian press that 200 million forints from the central budget has been earmarked for the development. The new complex would have indoor and outdoor pools – 10 altogether – and also a sauna complex.

The area is not quite inviting – the abandoned train station is located in the “notorious” 8th district of Budapest – but we think that besides a lot of other projects, this new baths could also bring some good vibrations in this area.

Source: WeLoveBudapest

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Free sports mobile application to show you where to get active in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Lifestyle/1439/free-sports-mobile-application-to-show-you-where-to-get-active-in-budapest We are sure that you will find some new fav sports and places in the capital. Thu, 1 Aug 2019 09:55:27 GMT Mia Balogh
Free sports mobile application to show you where to get active in Budapest

Free sports mobile application to show you where to get active in Budapest

We are sure that you will find some new fav sports and places in the capital.

Lifestyle

Mia Balogh

Created by the team at the Budapest 2019 European Sport Capital office, the new Budapest Sport Application aims to make playing sports in Budapest, European Sport Capital for 2019 even more popular. This is a free app that shows you what kind of workouts, sport events and other happenings are available in the city and where you can find these.

You can also specify the districts you prefer and customise other categories, too, for example by searching dog-friendly or baby-friendly locations, or the places where disabled people can also get active. You can choose from around 100 sports – for example if you are a fan of yoga, you can browse among yoga classes – and get notifications about the new happenings and news around you.

The free Budapest Sport Application is available in Apple and Android versions, in English and Hungarian.

Source: Turizmus.com, WeLoveBudapest

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Hungarian movie between the 100 Best Movies of the Decade http://budnews.hu/news/News/1438/hungarian-movie-between-the-100-best-movies-of-the-decade Béla Tarr is on the same list as Mad Max and The wolf of Wall street. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 12:50:01 GMT Budnews
Hungarian movie between the 100 Best Movies of the Decade

Hungarian movie between the 100 Best Movies of the Decade

Béla Tarr is on the same list as Mad Max and The wolf of Wall street.

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Maybe the Hungarian film industry is not the most famous in the world, but it had some big successes in the past few years. Son of Saul and Sing won the Oscar, many of them get the attention of the professionals and the audience, and now here's another accomplishment.

One of the most famous American film magazines, IndiWires published a compilation of the best films of the last decade, and there is a Hungarian creation in the top 100 list. As they say in the introductory, „the decade will no doubt be remembered for the paradigm shifts precipitated by streaming and monolithic superhero movies, hindsight makes it clear that the definition of film itself is exponentially wider now than it was a decade ago”. And this is true: there are a lot of relatively unknown independent films on the list (next to some big movie successes(, including a Hungarian one.

This is Béla Tarr's The Turin Horse, that they describe as the best films about the heaviness of human existence. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the horse's neck to protect it then collapsed to the ground. In less than one month, Nietzsche would be diagnosed with a serious mental illness that would make him bed-ridden and speechless for the next eleven years until his death... But whatever did happen to the horse? This film, which is Tarr's last, follows up this question in a fictionalized story of what occurred.

The Turin horse is 58th on the list and the top 10 looks like this:

10. Lady Bird

9. Mad Max: Fury Road

8. The Master

7. Carol

6. Holy Motors

5. Inside Llewyn Davis

4. The Act of Killing/The Look of Silence

3. Certified Copy

2. Under The Skin

1. Moonlight

You can browse the full list here

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Hungarian girl in America’s Got Talent http://budnews.hu/news/News/1437/hungarian-girl-in-america’s-got-talent Loretta Antal and her partner Daniel Togni surprised and amazed the judges of the well-known talent show America’s Got Talent. Tue, 30 Jul 2019 06:42:34 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian girl in America’s Got Talent

Hungarian girl in America’s Got Talent

Loretta Antal and her partner Daniel Togni surprised and amazed the judges of the well-known talent show America’s Got Talent.

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Wow, what a breathtaking performance – that’s all that we could say when we were watching Loretta Antal and her Italian partner Daniel Togni in the live round of season 14 of America’s Got Talent. Their aerialist act ‘Duo Togni’ surprised and amazed the audience and also the judges of the talent show.

In their production, Loretta hanging by her feet from silks spins Daniel around by her teeth. Sounds fantastic, doesn’t it? But that’s not all: they have also invited one of the judges, Howie Mandel – who said ‘no’ to them at their first audition – to join them on stage and Loretta lifted and held him by her teeth.

Watch their amazing performance here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YUXYtk60vc

Loretta and her partner have been working together since 2015 – they are a couple in their private life, by the way –, and they have already achieved fantastic things together. For example, they won a special price at their first circus festival in 2018 and now they are participating at the talent show America’s Got Talent.

We wish them good luck – hopefully they can win the show. ;)

Source: Blikk.hu

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7 best places to have a lemonade http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1436/7-best-places-to-have-a-lemonade Summer means one thing for sure: lemonade! We collected the best (at least our favorite) places where to get your chilling drink this summer. Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:52:55 GMT Budnews
7 best places to have a lemonade

7 best places to have a lemonade

Summer means one thing for sure: lemonade! We collected the best (at least our favorite) places where to get your chilling drink this summer.

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360 Bar

Breathtaking panorama and super lemonade? If you choose 360 Bart at the top of the famous building of Párisi Nagyáruház than it's guaranteed. Visit them after work, bring your sweetheart or your new dating partner, or maybe your buddies - you won't regret it.

Csendes Bar & café

Only one block away from Astoria and Kálvin Square, there's a small place where even the regulars find something new every time they haven’t noticed before. The finely mixed cold and warm premium drinks, the various programs are ideal for young and older, girls and boys, for those who want to meet new people, for small and bigger companies, gatherings, with mom or dad, boss, colleague, wife or husband, actually for everyone.

Raqpart

Since the opening in summer 2014, Raqpart has been one of our favorites. We always like to sit here in the afternoon with a delicious lemonade in our hand and just stare and enjoy the panorama. The views of the Chain Bridge, the Castle and the Matthias Church are also superb, no one should miss this experience.

AHOY!

If you would like to sip lemonade from a jar or from a bucket with your friends, do not miss the delicacies of AHOY! You can order your lemonade in an infinite variety - choose "how many bubbles" do you want to have in your drink, what flavor would you like to have, and how much ice you want, and you can enjoy your cool drink in minutes. We can get the artisanal lemonades in a total of 100 (!) different flavors.

Fellini Római Kultúrbisztró

A little further from downtown Budapest, but in a more pleasant environment, you can sip your lemonade in the sun loungers of Fellini. Fresh, fruity homemade lemonades, draft beers, Belgian glass beers, squeezed orange juice, beer cocktails, and iced coffee… they have everything you might wish for.

Vintage Garden

If you have ever been to the Vintage Garden, you probably agree, that this is the cutest place of the city. Well, they are strong not only in decor and cookies, but also in lemonade - make sure to try the strawberry flavor, it's so yummy!

Fröccsterasz

There is a good place in the shadow of Budapest Eye, where everything is given for a perfect evening. They make divine lemonade spiced with fruits, in several version including mint, mango, strawberry, passion, elderberry, melon and kiwi. An oasis in the heart of the city where you can relax with a glass of cold drink under the trees of the square.

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New beach & bath opened in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1435/new-beach--bath-opened-in-budapest- It has wave pool, false Turkish bath and panorama overlooking the Danube . Fri, 26 Jul 2019 06:03:36 GMT Budnews
New beach & bath opened in Budapest

New beach & bath opened in Budapest

It has wave pool, false Turkish bath and panorama overlooking the Danube .

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Another beach of the capital city became a full-service spa in the past few months. South Pest didn't have its own high-class spa for decades, although it has everything for that: for example iodine-salt-bromine water, that is unique in the whole city. But not only the water is special in the renovated and expanded Pesterzsébet beach: it also contains architecturally interesting points. For example, there is a pool, that gives the appearance of boxes and objects in the water like they were flooded.

The other conceptual aspect was the summoning of the Turkish baths, the cave-like, more intimate spaces, for which a special solution was chosen: the different functions were placed in a “box” inside the building. The Finnish sauna, the salt and infrasauna and the steam room are also in such a box. The connection with the Danube was also important, as was the view. The lawn has been cared for, but for the time being, only a few trees are in the two-acre area. In the right vegetation time (fall) new ones will be planted, with a total of 120-130 trees in the area.

So if you know all the famous baths of the city, and want to discover something interesting, or your hotel is a bit out of the city in the southern region, the new beach at Pesterzsébet is the perfect choice.

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3 must-see concerts in August http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1434/3-must-see-concerts-in-august Ed Sheeran, Good Charlotte and Luis Fonsi come to Budapest! Thu, 25 Jul 2019 06:29:59 GMT Budnews
3 must-see concerts in August

3 must-see concerts in August

Ed Sheeran, Good Charlotte and Luis Fonsi come to Budapest!

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Ed Sheeran – 7. August – Sziget Festival

Last year the news came as a bomb that one of the world's most popular singer-songwriters, British Ed Sheeran is finally visiting Hungary. The tickets are long gone, so if you don't have one, try to buy it online on one of the reliable platforms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vv-BfVoq4g

Good Charlotte – 14. August – Budapest Park

The popular pop-punk band of the 2000s will also visit our country this summer with its latest release, Generation Rx. Of course, the popular old hits will be played as well, so their concert will also be perfect for nostalgia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=desJKYvdq9A

Luis Fonsi – 17. August - Papp László Budapest Sportaréna

The biggest Latin star of the past few years will explode the stage with his newest and biggest hits in August. In 2018, Fonsi broke six Guinness World Records and sold more than 11 million records with "Despacito", so don't miss the chance to see him live!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk

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Budapest among the most popular European cities http://budnews.hu/news/News/1433/budapest-among-the-most-popular-european-cities Our capital ranked among the best European destinations considering foreign tourist nights’ growth rate. Wed, 24 Jul 2019 08:48:41 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest among the most popular European cities

Budapest among the most popular European cities

Our capital ranked among the best European destinations considering foreign tourist nights’ growth rate.

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The European Cities Marketing association has examined the tourist turnover in 119 European cities, and from their analysis we clearly can see that Budapest is among the most popular destinations in Europe, considering foreign guest nights’ growth rate.

‘Budapest has ridden the wave of the trends favourable trends for central-eastern European countries. The foreign tourists night’s growth rate in our capital is quite impressive: from 2014 to 2018, Budapest has achieved a 27.2% growth. So the tourists’ interest for Budapest has overtaken their interest for Helsinki, Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Prague, for example’ – MagyarNemzet.hu writes.

Thanks to this dynamical growth, Hungary has been listed among the top 40 countries in Europe. But the most significant achievement was the average annual growth rate of foreign tourist nights, which was surmounted only by five other European cities – Milan, Amsterdam, Madrid, Lisbon and Munich.

Last year, with 9,044 million foreign guest nights, Budapest was ranked 11th on the list, overtaking Lisbon, Munich, Milan, Venice, Florence, Copenhagen and Brussels. By considering total guest nights, Budapest finished 16th, leaving behind Warsaw, Bratislava and Zagreb.

Source: MagyarNemzet.hu

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Airport bus to run in every 10 minutes http://budnews.hu/news/News/1432/airport-bus-to-run-in-every-10-minutes- We can already buy our tickets via a mobile application and so avoid queueing. Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:19:06 GMT Balogh Mia
Airport bus to run in every 10 minutes

Airport bus to run in every 10 minutes

We can already buy our tickets via a mobile application and so avoid queueing.

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The easiest, cheapest and one of the most popular ways to get to the city centre of Budapest from the airport or back is taking the bus 100E, but in the past, there were some inconveniences (too many travellers, too long time to wait for the next bus, difficulties in ticket purchasing, etc.).

So we are delighted to announce some good news: BKK has published a new schedule for bus 100E and in this we are happy to see that the buses run in every 10 minutes every day. From Deák Square, it means between 8:30 am and 7 pm, and from Liszt Ferenc Airport, it means from 9:20 am to 6:40 pm. At other times, it’s 15-20 minutes, but 20 is the maximum.

The last bus from the airport leaves at 1:20 am towards the city centre, and the first one departs from Deák Square in the city at 3:40 am.

Purchasing our tickets also got less complicated, thanks to the BKK mobile app which allows buying a 900 HUF ticket per direction much easier and faster, and we can avoid queueing at the ticket machine, too. ;)

Check out the timetables here:

From the airport to the city:

https://bkk.hu/apps/menetrend/pdf/1005/20190714/4.pdf

From the city to the airport:

https://bkk.hu/apps/menetrend/pdf/1005/20190714/1.pdf

Source: WeLoveBudapest.hu

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7 natural beaches in the proximity of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1431/7-natural-beaches-in-the-proximity-of-budapest If you want something else than the well-known baths. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:47:09 GMT Budnews
7 natural beaches in the proximity of Budapest

7 natural beaches in the proximity of Budapest

If you want something else than the well-known baths.

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There are countless baths and beaches in Budapest, but there is no natural water where you can dive. Bathing in the Danube is forbidden in Budapest, so we have to go a little further if we want to bath in natural water. Fortunately, these places are quite close to the city.

Rukkel tó Waterpark

Rukkel-tó Waterpark is the most interesting place in the neighborhood of the city, because there are several slides, jumping towers and water games on the beach. The 12-acre Rukkel Lake is located in a former mining area, but the beach has undergone many developments over the past 21 years. There are several bars, pubs, washbasins, a large park area, 13 slides, and a jump tower. Water bikes, boats and kayaks can be rented in the park.

Free beach at Göd and the Sand Island

It is easily accessible by public transport, and offers a free beach on Danube. You can arrive here by bus (from Újpest) or train (from Nyugati Railway Station) in half an hour from Budapest. Göd offers sandy beach, where often dogs and even horses are bathed. You can walk through the shallow water to the Sand Island, which is truly unique, and has an untouched paradise atmosphere. But it also means that there is no toilet and it can be hard to approach depending on the weather.

Domonyvölgyi Lake – D-Beach

30-40 minutes drive from Budapest there is a beautiful beach with sandy shore and seaside atmosphere. We will meet palm trees, sandy beaches, music, beach bar (Blackbeard pirate bar) and changing rooms made from bulrush here. The water is shallow and warm, and there is also a playground in the field. This Mediterranean atmosphere beach is one-hour bus ride from Örs Vezér Tere.

Dunakeszi Beach

Easy to access and well equipped: that's what the beach at Dunakeszi knows. Complete infrastructure, water surrounded by buoys, showers, buffets, and modern playground awaits those who choose the beach right on the promenade. Dogs have a separate section to bath and we can also rent a canoe or kayak. However, since this beach is in the Danube, requires more attention from the bathers.

Lake beach at Veresegyház

Veresegyház is a 35-minute drive and a 42-minute train ride from the city (trains depart from Nyugati Train Station), and the town's lakeshore is a 10-minute walk from the train station. The beach is small, but the shore is filled with fresh sand every year and has very high quality water. Water polo trails, jumping docks, snack bars and restaurants await on the lawn.

Lake Beach at Gyömrő

Only 7 kilometers from Budapest and you will see the small Caribbean-style pond, which became the symbol of the era. It's a really surreal experience to have a cocktail here: we are in Gyömrő, but the atmosphere is like seaside. In addition, a number of hospitality booths, ice cream shops are here, you can buy lángos and roasted meat, and you can try the first pendulum-like wakeboard track on the lake.

Lakes at Délegyháza

Only 27 kilometers from the capital, there is a unique lake system, which includes eight water reservoirs. There are several beaches, including nudist one, and even uninhabited islands, so we can separate ourselves from the rest of the bathers on small peninsulas. The water is crystal clear and surrounded by reeds and trees. This is the biggest advantage of the place: the tremendous tranquility where no noise can be heard.

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Hungarian komondor dog is new internet sensation http://budnews.hu/news/News/1430/hungarian-komondor-dog-is-new-internet-sensation Check out the following video: we are sure that you will see something so cute and funny like never before. Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:21:59 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian komondor dog is new internet sensation

Hungarian komondor dog is new internet sensation

Check out the following video: we are sure that you will see something so cute and funny like never before.

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Mia Balogh

If you like dogs and it also means an interest for the different dog breeds, you might have seen a komondor dog. This is a traditional Hungarian breed, a livestock guardian dog with long and funny looking ‘rasta like’ white fur. These dogs usually look like a huge rug, a mop or a rag.

They usually are very funny in themselves, even if they do nothing special but what about dipping in the water? Well, you can check it out in the following video – some water fun presented by Hanga, the komondor. ;)

https://www.instagram.com/p/BzaS3yMI2FF/

It is not a wonder that Hanga has become some kind of an internet sensation, this short film went viral in a very short time.

Like and share this article with your friends if you like this video. ;)

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6 top luxury hotels in Budapest according to Forbes http://budnews.hu/news/News/1429/6-top-luxury-hotels-in-budapest-according-to-forbes Budapest is a fantastic city with a lot of super accommodation possibilities – let’s see the top 6 luxury hotels listed recently by Forbes. Thu, 18 Jul 2019 06:18:51 GMT Mia Balogh
6 top luxury hotels in Budapest according to Forbes

6 top luxury hotels in Budapest according to Forbes

Budapest is a fantastic city with a lot of super accommodation possibilities – let’s see the top 6 luxury hotels listed recently by Forbes.

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1. Iberostar Grand Budapest

According to Forbes, this hotel is ‘a gem of a neoclassical building on a classical Budapest square. Philippe Starck's radical black addition of the top roof floors serves as a kind of jaunty Fred Astaire top hat on the structure. All the elegance you'd want in a hotel, and within walking distance of anything in Pest’ – they write.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

This glamourous hotel is a major work of 19th-century fin-de-siècle architecture, with a ‘breathtaking mullioned glass dome over the lobby, and the stupendously beautiful chandelier suspended from it’ – Forbes writes.

3. The New York Palace

The edifice built in 1894 was serving as the Hungarian headquarters for the New York Life Insurance company. After that, it was derelict for many years, but a five-year renovation has returned its shining. Even if you don’t plan to book a room here, we recommend you to visit its well-known beautiful café for a drink, cake and some super selfies.

4. Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest

‘The Kempinski is an entirely dependable luxury hotel with top-flight service that you'd expect. In the southern part of the Fifth District just above the Erzsébet Bridge, you are central here, just steps from the entertaining riverbank with its party barges and restaurants’ – Forbes writes.

5. Corinthia Hotel

Are you dreaming about staying at a luxury hotel, where you find classical elegance, attentive and helpful staff (who can speak almost every Continental language in Europe, and English of course) and impeccable services? Then we highly recommend Corinthia. If you book in here, don’t miss their royal spa, which is an amazing experience.

6. The Ritz-Carlton Budapest

If you are looking for a luxury hotel with a spa and non-stop fitness centre, the Ritz-Carlton can be the best choice for you. But they don’t want to deprive you from the best food, either: three restaurants and an in-house bakery are also waiting for their guests. If you feel like walking a little bit after the nice dishes, we recommend the nearby Andrassy Avenue or a visit to the Synagogue.

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American Airlines' magazine recommends Budapest as a must see http://budnews.hu/news/News/1428/american-airlines-magazine-recommends-budapest-as-a-must-see They published a 16 pages article about the Hungarian capital. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 08:36:54 GMT Budnews
American Airlines' magazine recommends Budapest as a must see

American Airlines' magazine recommends Budapest as a must see

They published a 16 pages article about the Hungarian capital.

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Those who fly regularly knows that every airline has its onboard magazine. These publications are placed next to the safety information card, and are meant to be read during the long flight to get to know other interesting destinations of the company. Well, American way, the magazine of American Airlines put Budapest on the cover in their new issue! Budapest is called queen of the Danube in the headline and famous people living here tell stories and show their favorite places in the long, 16 pages article.

Th owner of Nanushka tells about gastronomy, and the constantly evolving technology, and recommends the best restaurants. Kamau Makumi musician, member of Mary Popkids tells about the lesser known face of 8th district and tells about the nightlife of the city. Csaba Káel, CEO of Müpa talks about the cultural institution itself, while Gábor Miklós sculptor highlights the pump house at the Castle Garden Bazaar and focuses on "lion" places: the Chain Bridge and Hotel Clark.

The editor-in-chief of We Love Budapest, Regina Papp, focuses on Újlipótváros and the famous breakfast places of Pozsonyi street, while Marcus Goldson illustrator tells about his favorite places to have a coffee or beer and where the best goulash in town is. Zita Majoros, owner of Printa tells about the Jewish quarter of the city and how this area transformed in the past years.

You can read the full article here, it's worth that half an hour.

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Korean Air plans to launch charter flights to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1427/korean-air-plans-to-launch-charter-flights-to-budapest- The company is planning to add some more European destinations to their transport network: Seoul can be available soon with charter flights from Budapest, too. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 07:26:47 GMT Mia Balogh
Korean Air plans to launch charter flights to Budapest

Korean Air plans to launch charter flights to Budapest

The company is planning to add some more European destinations to their transport network: Seoul can be available soon with charter flights from Budapest, too.

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After Vienna, Prague and Zagreb, flights from Budapest can also connect South Korea and our region, Airportal reports. They write that Korean Air plans to launch charter flights to some new European destinations: Oslo, Athens and Budapest. No starting date has been revealed for these flights yet but we think that even the possibility is quite exciting.

Not Korean Air the only company with big plans of a possible connection between Seoul and Budapest. We read in June that Péter Szijjártó (Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade) announced during the V4 Logistics Forum that Polish Airline LOT plans to launch direct flights between Budapest and Seoul.

We hope to know more about these plans soon. ;)

Source: Airportal.hu

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Top Hungarian wineries you should know http://budnews.hu/news/News/1426/top-hungarian-wineries-you-should-know There is life beyond Tokaji Aszú. Mon, 15 Jul 2019 07:05:58 GMT Budnews
Top Hungarian wineries you should know

Top Hungarian wineries you should know

There is life beyond Tokaji Aszú.

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Hungarians really know what good wine is: the country has many vineyards, many of which have been in operation for a long time. More than 100 vineyards in Hungary are divided between seven wine regions:

  • in the northeast, Eger and its red and white wines;
  • Balaton, known for its local grapes and Burgundy pinot noir;
  • Danube region, which lies between the Danube and the Tisza, and is known for its wines produced on sandy soil;
  • white wines from Northern Transdanubia's calcareous region;
  • Pannon region with its red wines and the famous wines from Villány;
  • Sopron, founded by the Celts, is one of the oldest wine regions at the foot of the Alps;
  • and the best known of all, in the northeast of Hungary: Tokaj, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

All regions have very good wines, of course, and now we gathered our 5+1 favorite wineries that everyone should know:

Béres Vineyard and Winery - Tokaj

This family-run estate is relatively young, started winemaking in 2003. The winery is well-known for its Tokaj Cuvée aged in oak barrel. The result is a fresh, well-balanced fruity and sugary wine.

Bock Winery - Villány

The traditional Bock winery has been engaged in winemaking since the 18th century. The beautiful 70 acres of vineyards produce a variety of juicy wines, such as Cserszegi Fűszeres, Muscat Ottonel, Sauvignon blanc, Hárslevelűh and Chardonnay.

Fritz Wine House and Pension - Szekszárd

This 30-acre vineyard is a tribute to the local German tradition that has been present since 1635. The land has a somewhat sacred atmosphere, as there is a chapel next to it. It is known for its white wines.

Vincze Winery - Eger

Their most famous product is Cabernet Franc Arcanum 2007, which was awarded with the gold medal by Monde Selection in Brussels. It is also worth highlighting the wines of Kékfrankos and Blauburger grapes.

Laposa Winery - Badacsonytomaj

Laposa is one of the best wineries in the Balaton Highlands. Laposa's wine terrace is found at the highest point of Badacsony, and if you climb up to this point, the reward will be amazing: you won't forget their Pinot Gris.

Csányi Winery - Villány

The predecessor of this winery is the Chateau Teleki Winery, founded by Zsigmond Teleki in 1881. According to their tradition, "good wine cannot be made without dedication," which the current owners also declare.

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Classic Hungarian snacks for the summer http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1425/classic-hungarian-snacks-for-the-summer Some may sound strange, but believe us, they are divine. Fri, 12 Jul 2019 07:04:51 GMT Budnews
Classic Hungarian snacks for the summer

Classic Hungarian snacks for the summer

Some may sound strange, but believe us, they are divine.

Gastronomy

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When people travel abroad, they usually want two things: culture and local gastronomy. Now we would like to tell you about a special slice of this second one. We'll show you snacks that we consume almost only in the summer.

Corn on the cob: We surely eat one thing at the beach, on a domestic vacation, or festival: corn on the cob. It's the ultimate summer snack, and it's quite healthy! The original boiled corn on the cob needs only two things to do: corn and water. We put half of the corn husks and these tiny strings into a pot, put the corns on them and then cover the corns with the remained husk. Cook for 15-20 minutes and it's done! Salt it thoroughly when you eat it.

Hungarian scone: Scone („lángos”) is almost one of our national dishes, we HAVE to eat at least once every time at the beach. Lángos is the traditional fried roundel of the Hungarian cuisine, made from soft-dough. The classic, original version has cheese, sour creme, some garlic oil and salt on the top of it.

Fermented cucumber: The fermented, sour cucumber is something that every granny, mom an dad make in summer: they put the pickles in a huge jar filled with water with dill, garlic, peppercorn, salt, and bread on the top. It needs heat and sun to be fermented, so the home-made version can only be made during the summer.

Sour cherry soup: It's strange for many people that we have some kind of dessert at the begging of a lunch, but that’s how it is. Sour cherry soup is a pink fruit soup, often served with whipped cream and in reality it's not a dessert. It's a colt, freshening soup which cools us down in this hot weather.

Hake: Hake is a fish dish named after the fish it's made from. You'll sure see it at Lake Balaton or Római shore in Budapest, and although Hungarian people don't eat many fish, this cannot be left out from the summer experience. It is normally fried in oil and served together with white bread or french fries. It's very easy to eat as the meat can easily be removed from the fish-bones.

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Game of Thrones characters transformed into Hungarian folktale cartoon figures http://budnews.hu/news/News/1424/game-of-thrones-characters-transformed-into-hungarian-folktale-cartoon-figures Hungarian animation designer, Dorottya Szert-Szabó says goodbye to one of her favourite series with these special cartoon figures. Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:45:05 GMT Mia Balogh
Game of Thrones characters transformed into Hungarian folktale cartoon figures

Game of Thrones characters transformed into Hungarian folktale cartoon figures

Hungarian animation designer, Dorottya Szert-Szabó says goodbye to one of her favourite series with these special cartoon figures.

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Dorottya Szert-Szabó is a huge fan of Game of Thrones, besides she is a fan of traditional Hungarian animation and regularly goes to Hungarian dance houses. So it was probably not so difficult for her to connect the HBO hit series and Hungarian folktales.

The animation designer created her special Hungarian folktale cartoon figures by transforming the well-known characters of the famous Game of Thrones series.

She says that she doesn’t have much free time (she has two sons), so she usually uses the early hours of the day to create and to make people happy with her works. With these figures, she wanted to say goodbye to Game of Thrones.

According to her, she will create more figures and even a surprise video later.

Source: http://kreativ.hu/cikk/tronok_harca_magyar_nepmesek , Dailynewshungary.com

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The green map of Budapest is coming – a guide to the conscious lifestyle in the capital http://budnews.hu/news/Lifestyle/1423/the-green-map-of-budapest-is-coming-–-a-guide-to-the-conscious-lifestyle-in-the-capital- Green Guide Budapest will be a free publication for city dwellers and tourists to live more conscious and healthier life. Wed, 10 Jul 2019 10:54:21 GMT Budnews
The green map of Budapest is coming – a guide to the conscious lifestyle in the capital

The green map of Budapest is coming – a guide to the conscious lifestyle in the capital

Green Guide Budapest will be a free publication for city dwellers and tourists to live more conscious and healthier life.

Lifestyle

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As the climate catastrophe becomes more and more threatening, anxiety is getting more and more frequent in our everyday lives. The only good thing is that it encourages many people to live in a more conscious and sustainable way. Of course, we don't want to give up our lifestyle not even during the holiday, but it's hard to be green in a new city. Fortunately, more and more responsible, innovative, green and non-profit organizations are present in Budapest, but they aren't easy to find. Or weren't, because the Green Guide Budapest is being prepared.

The purpose of Green Guide Budapest team is to prove and inspire that the conscious lifestyle should not be about giving up, but can also be enjoyable and joyful. With their subjective collection, they want to help those living in Budapest and visitors here, by presenting these places to support local, conscious businesses and positive initiatives.

They make a bilingual map that combines and recommends several „green” topics: places and programs that keep sustainability, healthy living and minimizing waste. Instead of the usual tourist attractions, parks and markets will be the focal point, along with packaging free shops, concept stores, vegan-friendly canteens, cafes, family-, dog- and bicycle-friendly places, and zero-waste living. Practical information will also be included on the map, such as waste collection islands or cargo bike rental points.

If you would like to support the creation of the map, you can do it on indiegogo. We can't wait to see the result!

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Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria are in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1422/scarlett-johansson-and-eva-longoria-are-in-budapest- Two Hollywood superstars have arrived to Hungary in the past few days – one of them is shooting a movie here, the other one isn’t. Tue, 9 Jul 2019 06:33:12 GMT Mia Balogh
Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria are in Budapest

Scarlett Johansson and Eva Longoria are in Budapest

Two Hollywood superstars have arrived to Hungary in the past few days – one of them is shooting a movie here, the other one isn’t.

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Mia Balogh

We were happy to see the news in the last days of June that Scarlett Johansson arrived in Budapest – she is currently shooting scenes for the Black Widow movie (in theatres next year) in the 8th district of Budapest.

Some pics were already taken of her on the location of the set, you can check these out by clicking here.

https://twitter.com/bestofwidows/status/1143238032490823680?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1143238032490823680&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Findex.hu%2Fmindekozben%2Fposzt%2F2019%2F06%2F25%2Fscarlett_johansson_mar_budapesten_forgatja_az_uj_marvel-filmet%2F

Another Hollywood beauty, Eva Longoria checked in to her Insta Stories from Budapest, too. She is here to shoot a L’Oréal commercial and of course she arrived here with her adorable baby son, Santiago – 24.hu writes.

https://24.hu/elet-stilus/2019/07/02/eva-longoria-budapest-loreal/

Which one of these A-lister actresses would you like to take a selfie with? Free your fantasy and write us your answer in the comment section. ;)

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Beautiful park opened in the middle of the party district http://budnews.hu/news/News/1421/beautiful-park-opened-in-the-middle-of-the-party-district „Beehive hotels” and bird lairs have been placed at several points in the park to help the urban ecosystem, and provide a little shelter for the animals.   Mon, 8 Jul 2019 08:37:34 GMT Budnews
Beautiful park opened in the middle of the party district

Beautiful park opened in the middle of the party district

„Beehive hotels” and bird lairs have been placed at several points in the park to help the urban ecosystem, and provide a little shelter for the animals.  

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The 7th district is one of the most densely populated neighborhood, and it's also a popular destination for tourists. There are many bars and restaurants but green areas should be sought with a magnifying glass. From now on, the situation is slightly better: there were a huge a vacant lot in Dob street, an unused gap between the buildings that became a wonderful park.

The primary purpose of the park implemented within the framework of a municipal project is rest and relaxation, so there is no playground here. Since it is surrounded by residential houses on three sides, it closes at 9 pm. The park is beautiful: many of the large old trees have been saved, and varied, thematic bushy-flowery areas were created. There are many shady benches, chess tables, solar-powered charger benches with wifi signal, fountains, and a vapor gate. There is also a public toilet, which is almost curiosity in the city. „Beehive hotels” and bird lairs also have been placed at several points in the park, to help the urban ecosystem, and provide a little shelter for the animals. It's a true oasis in the city.

If you are in the neighborhood, be sure to check out this miracle!

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Vegan restaurant is Budapest among the best ones in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1420/vegan-restaurant-is-budapest-among-the-best-ones-in-europe Veganism is more and more fashionable around the world, and we can find more and more vegan restaurants in Europe, too –  these are the best of the best, according to Big 7 Travel. Fri, 5 Jul 2019 06:47:59 GMT Mia Balogh
Vegan restaurant is Budapest among the best ones in Europe

Vegan restaurant is Budapest among the best ones in Europe

Veganism is more and more fashionable around the world, and we can find more and more vegan restaurants in Europe, too –  these are the best of the best, according to Big 7 Travel.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

The guys at Big 7 Travel make quite interesting compilations – and in our opinion, also flattering ones, because Budapest is usually on their lists (and it is not rare that our capital is among the best of the best).

Recently, they listed the best vegan, or to be precise, the best vegan-friendly spots to grab some food in Europe, and a restaurant in Budapest, Great Bistro is ranked second in their compilation. Woohoo, what a great surprise! ;)

The judging criteria was the following:

Finalists were selected from across the European Union.

Restaurants were chosen on their dedication to plant-based food and sustainable and seasonal menus; while not all finalists have a 100% plant menu, they all play their part in promoting vegan choices and opening up the conversation towards a plant-based lifestyle.

Votes were cast in poll of Big 7 readers, across our 1.5million community on social media and by a panel of food experts.

Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall rating.

10 best vegan-friendly restaurants in Europe:

10. Joia – Milan, Italy

9. Lucky Leek – Berlin, Germany

8. Acorn – Bath, United Kingdom

7. Vegab – Krakow, Poland

6. Miss Saigon – Lisbon, Portugal

5. Gemyse – Copenhagen, Denmark

4. Kopps – Berlin, Germany

3. Pied à Terre – London, United Kingdom

2. Great Bistro – Budapest, Hungary

1. Soul Kitchen – Turin, Italy

For checking out the complete list, click here: https://bigseventravel.com/2019/06/50-best-vegan-restaurants-europe/

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Hotel Gellért’s new owner has big plans http://budnews.hu/news/News/1419/hotel-gellert’s-new-owner-has-big-plans- The well-known hotel has a new owner and a serious renovation is coming up very soon. Thu, 4 Jul 2019 07:23:07 GMT Mia Balogh
Hotel Gellért’s new owner has big plans

Hotel Gellért’s new owner has big plans

The well-known hotel has a new owner and a serious renovation is coming up very soon.

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Hungarian real estate investor Indotek Group has purchased Hotel Gellert recently, We Love Budapest writes. The new owner has already announced some of their big plans, for example a total restauration in the upcoming years which wouldn’t change the outside of the iconic building.

In the end, Hotel Gellért can be a five-star luxury hotel, and the new owners hope that tourists will visit Budapest, the city of healing waters, especially for the opportunity to stay at Hotel Gellért – just like in the golden age of the edifice.

Source: We Love Budapest

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Hungarian Facebook accounts accessible again http://budnews.hu/news/News/1418/hungarian-facebook-accounts-accessible-again- Why were several Hungarian Facebook profiles disabled recently? The answer is finally here. Wed, 3 Jul 2019 08:02:15 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian Facebook accounts accessible again

Hungarian Facebook accounts accessible again

Why were several Hungarian Facebook profiles disabled recently? The answer is finally here.

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In the third week of June, thousands of Hungarian Facebook users had to realize that they are not able to use their Facebook profiles – their accounts were disabled. A lot of them tried to contact the social media giant but they only got a short explanation – out of security reasons, no more information is available and the accounts will stay disabled, that’s the final decision, HVG writes.

But in the end, it wasn’t the final decision, because Facebook started an internal investigation and shortly after seeing the results, they released an official statement saying ‘disabled accounts are accessible again’. Well, not all of them, but as far as we know, the majority.

What was this whole story? That’s the question thousands of Hungarian people asked right after this Facebook mystery. Well, it turns out that the social media company’s censorship system was ‘overactivated’.

It needs a short explanation, right? ;) Well, Facebook’s censorship team, a squad of both artificial intelligence and humans, searches for content going against the company’s community guidelines. If they find any, they remove the content and possibly the user who shared it. Apparently this happened with the Hungarians, too, although many of them didn’t want to support the ‘bad’ content. Their goal was instead to inform their friends about the danger.

The only mystery that remains: what content exactly made the social media company panic – we think that we will never know it.

Source: HVG

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Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts celebrates 100 Year Anniversary http://budnews.hu/news/News/1417/ferenc-hopp-museum-of-asiatic-arts-celebrates-100-year-anniversary It celebrates with a unique exhibition. Tue, 2 Jul 2019 08:44:42 GMT Budnews
Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts celebrates 100 Year Anniversary

It celebrates with a unique exhibition.

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It has been 100 years since world traveler Ferenc Hopp died and left his home on Andrássy Avenue and his art collection of 4,000 pieces on the Hungarian state, on the condition that a museum was opened in its place. Ferenc Hopp was an optician, the well-respected owner of the renowned "Calderoni and Tsa" optical and teaching tool manufacturing company. He had spent his wealth on business trips, traveled around the world five times. He reached India, China, Japan, and reported on his experiences at the meetings of the Hungarian Geographical Society and built a small collection of items he bought on his journeys, which he left (together with his home) for the state. Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts remembers this anniversary, and the 150th anniversary of Hungarian Asia research with a unique exhibition.

The new exhibition titled 'Made in Asia. The Centenary of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts' running for a full year and displays the best pieces of the collection of the hundred-year-old Hopp Museum. It shows the great periods of the museum’s history. The more than 500 artefacts – including temporarily displayed pieces – are arranged according to the most important periods in the museum’s history. The display allows an insight into how the most representative items and groups of objects entered the collection. They also remember the prominent figures of the museum’s history: directors and staff members who played a key role in maintaining the operation of the museum and in shaping its collecting activity in those periods in the twentieth century that were fraught with tragedies in Hungary (and across the world).

Besides the centennial exhibition, there are more surprises to come. The publication of a gap-filling reference book about the history of the Hopp Museum’s collections and the descriptions of its most prominent artefacts is closely linked to the jubilee year. The near future will also see the publication of the special jubilee edition of their Portable Museum Education Library, which will be devoted to the life and work of Ferenc Hopp, while a bilingual volume presenting the history of the Hopp Villa and its garden and illustrated with archival photographs will come out in the autumn.

Exhibition is open: 20 June 2019 – 30 August 2020

More information: https://hoppmuseum.hu/informacio_en

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Refill it! These are the places where you can get free water if you get thirsty http://budnews.hu/news/News/1416/refill-it-these-are-the-places-where-you-can-get-free-water-if-you-get-thirsty- Drinking wells and cool restaurants on one map. Here you can refill your water bottle and no one will give you a dirty look. Mon, 1 Jul 2019 10:56:20 GMT Budnews
Refill it! These are the places where you can get free water if you get thirsty

Refill it! These are the places where you can get free water if you get thirsty

Drinking wells and cool restaurants on one map. Here you can refill your water bottle and no one will give you a dirty look.

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It's a good thing if we have our own water bottle and have something to drink with us whole year round, but during this hot season, it's almost essential. These days we can dry out in hours, so we must buy something to drink if we run out of water. Which is not only wasting our money unnecessarily, but also harming the planet. For some reason, here in Hungary we don't have the public knowledge that we can go in a restaurant and ask for a glass of water. Somehow it is not customary, and one does not even know if the waiter will or will not give dirty looks if we try. But this is over.

Kozkutak.hu published a map of Budapest that shows all places where you can get water for free. These places can be traditional drinking fountains, hydrants transformed into drinking wells, or restaurants where you are very welcome to drink a glass of water. In these restaurants it's sure you can get a glass of water without consumption and you will not even get a bad comment. The openness is even greater than expected: the „Refill” sticker appears on more and more doors. The Refill project also has a mobile application, so you can really easily check where the nearest water point is.

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Be your own taxi driver: GreenGo airport shuttle is here http://budnews.hu/news/News/1415/be-your-own-taxi-driver:-greengo-airport-shuttle-is-here From now on, Liszt Ferenc Airport is accessible with GreenGo's car-sharing vehicles. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:13:34 GMT Budnews
Be your own taxi driver: GreenGo airport shuttle is here

Be your own taxi driver: GreenGo airport shuttle is here

From now on, Liszt Ferenc Airport is accessible with GreenGo's car-sharing vehicles.

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Do you know the car-sharing system, where you can rent a car with a mobile application, go wherever you want and then let the can at any parking spot? Here in Hungary, one of these companies is GreenGo, the first e-carsharing service of Budapest, that has only electric cars. Well, they expanded the zone, so from now on we can reach the Budapest Airport with this convenient solution instead of the airport bus.

For the purpose of expansion, the company has signed a cooperation agreement with Airport Hotel Budapest, so those arriving by GreenGo cars to the airport can use the VIP car park of the hotel located 5 minutes from the airport terminals and use the free transfer of the hotel to the airport from there. If you arrive to the country, book your GreenGo 10-15 minutes before leaving the terminal, thus the hotel's shuttle bus will pick you up just in the right time.

According to the company's announcement, GreenGo has created 6 new filling stations in the Airport Hotel car park as part of the agreement, and the filling stations can only be used by the vehicles of the GreenGo fleet. This minute-based solution is probably the most convenient and most cost-efficient way to reach the city, so we totally recommend to use it.

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Bicycle path to connect Budapest and Lake Balaton http://budnews.hu/news/News/1414/bicycle-path-to-connect-budapest-and-lake-balaton Until 2030, some serious bicycle path renovation and construction work is to be expected in Hungary. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 07:19:12 GMT Mia Balogh
Bicycle path to connect Budapest and Lake Balaton

Bicycle path to connect Budapest and Lake Balaton

Until 2030, some serious bicycle path renovation and construction work is to be expected in Hungary.

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If you are an avid bicycle user, just like us here, and you follow the news in this topic, you might have read or heard that the Hungarian government plans to increase the current total length of Hungarian bicycle paths from 9100 km to 15 000 km by 2030.

The improvement has already begun: several bicycle paths are getting renovated and some of these projects are already finished. For example, the first phase of the complex renovation of the ‘Balaton Bringakör’ (Balaton Cycle Path), 42 km is currently being completed. By 2021, all the 220 km of the Balaton Brigakör will be completely renewed. Besides the development of the infrastructure, cycling services are also being extended around the lake.

And that’s not all: according to the plans, the construction works of the Budapest-Balaton cycle path would get started this year. It means that a 110-kilometre-long route will be built, further paths will lead on smaller roads and agricultural roads. This cycle paths will possibly create a connection to the Croatian-Slovenian cycling path network.

Did you know?

According to the latest European data, 22 percent of Hungarians are using bicycles as their primary means of transport (last year it was 19 percent), so we are among the top 3 European nations besides the Netherlands and Denmark.

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Source: Turizmus.com

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Game of Thrones’ stars celebrate in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1413/game-of-thrones’-stars-celebrate-in-budapest Probably, they are here for a hen party. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 09:20:48 GMT Mia Balogh
Game of Thrones’ stars celebrate in Budapest

Game of Thrones’ stars celebrate in Budapest

Probably, they are here for a hen party.

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Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams (who played Sansa and Arya Stark in Game of Thrones) were recently spotted in Budapest: in the dog days they were happy to find some outdoor fun and refreshment in Széchenyi Baths – 24.hu writes.

The website adds that the actresses have spent probably only a couple of days in Hungary because, unlike their colleagues who arrive here for shootings, they only flied here for some fun: Budapest is probably one of the locations where they celebrate Sophie’s hen do.

The actress has already said ‘I do’ to her fiancé Joe Jonas in Las Vegas this May, but they would like wed in France, too, this summer. But right before the big day, they want to have some fun with their friends. Which is absolutely understandable and a pretty good idea. ;)

Source: 24.hu

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Best artisan ice creams of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1412/best-artisan-ice-creams-of-budapest Summer means one thing for sure: ice cream. But it has huge significance, what we eat from this category. Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:07:00 GMT Budnews
Best artisan ice creams of Budapest

Best artisan ice creams of Budapest

Summer means one thing for sure: ice cream. But it has huge significance, what we eat from this category.

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It's individual taste if we prefer fruity or chocolate flavor, but the quality can be well described. While the cheap, big scoops have all artificial ingredient is it, the original artisan ice cream is made from high quality, natural ingredients. Here comes our 5 favorites from this second category.

Gelarto Rosa

You've probably heard of the city's rose-shaped ice cream: Gelarto Rosa at the St. Stephen’s Basilica. If you want to try it, you will see where to go, because there is always a long queue before the shop. Their secret is simple but great: cold, creamy and really good ice cream served in beautifully arranged rose shape, it is so good to see how these beautiful and tasty ice creams are created! Try their sorbets or macarons as well, you won’t be disappointed.

Levendula Artisanal Ice Cream

Atmosphere of Provence, excellent Italian and Hungarian ingredients, and the fruit flavored ice-creams that do not contain milk. This is what you can experience if you buy ice cream in Levendula Artisanal Ice Cream Shop. You can taste classic and special flavors, like lavender-lemon, strawberry-balsamic vinegar and of course chocolate or vanilla.

Fragola

If you take a walk in Budapest, you can find several Fragola ice cream parlours. They have classic and some extraordinary flavors, for example buckthorn and mascarpone-chestnut. If you opt for classic flavors or something sugar free, don’t worry: you will enjoy these sweet treats as well.

MAMO Gelato

MAMO was created to bring the traditions of Italian ice cream making to Budapest and they made it. Their ice creams are simply perfect, and we love that they use chocolate and biscuits to make their sweet treats and to decorate them. Ice creams are made with Italian ingredients and machines. They are not afraid of extreme flavors, and there are many fantasy ice creams besides the classics.

Gelateria Pomo D’Oro

If you like Italian ice cream, you will love Gelateria Pomo D’Oro. This is the little sister of the well-known Pomo D’Oro restaurant, and brings the same quality and Italian hospitality. Their ice creams are made exclusively from premium Italian ingredients with excellent expertise and they also have cakes and other sweets.

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It's official: these are the best clubs, bars and festivals of Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1411/its-official:-these-are-the-best-clubs,-bars-and-festivals-of-budapest Budapest Night Life Awards 2019 have been announced. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:23:49 GMT Budnews
It's official: these are the best clubs, bars and festivals of Budapest

It's official: these are the best clubs, bars and festivals of Budapest

Budapest Night Life Awards 2019 have been announced.

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Local people voted again, so it turned out, which places are the best in Budapest in 2019. Budapest Nightlife Awards were founded to highlight the places that made a big contribution to the image of Budapest and made our capital a popular destination for foreign young people as well. The aim of the Budapest Nightlife Awards is that those who know the city's nightlife the best get the opportunity to highlight their favorite places, make their opinion and thus contribute to reward that place. More than 200 bars, clubs, festivals competed this year in 13 category, and nearly 22,000 votes were received from the audience, so the winners are really the best in town. Let’s see the top three in each category:

Best Party Planner

CS Company

Next Level Budapest

Black Trap

Best Festival in Budapest

Sziget Festival

Belvárosi Festival

Kolorádó Festival

Best Wine Bar

Wine & U

Kadarka

Divino

Best Craft Beer Pub

Rizmajer kézműves sörház

Kandalló

Neked csak Dezső

Best Outdoor Place

Barba Negra

Pontoon Budapest

Fröccsterasz

Best Concert Venue

Budapest Park

Akvárium Klub

A38

Best Pub

Humbák Művek

Stifler Bar

Telep

Best Ruin Pub

Anker’t

Instant

Szimpla Kert

Best Bar

Humbák Klub X Aznap

The Grund

Yellow Budapest

Best Cocktail Bar

PIÑA

Hotsy Totsy

Black Swan

Best Gay-Friendly Place

Akvárium Klub

Anker’t

Édes Érzés

Best Small Club

Aether

Barhole

Lärm

Best Big Club

Akvárium Klub

Ötkert

Premier Club

Congratulations to all!

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Nick Vujicic comes to Hungary again http://budnews.hu/news/News/1410/nick-vujicic-comes-to-hungary-again Have you ever heard any of his speeches? If yes, we are sure you won’t miss the opportunity to listen to his words again. And if not, well, this is your chance to do so. Fri, 21 Jun 2019 06:43:22 GMT Mia Balogh
Nick Vujicic comes to Hungary again

Nick Vujicic comes to Hungary again

Have you ever heard any of his speeches? If yes, we are sure you won’t miss the opportunity to listen to his words again. And if not, well, this is your chance to do so.

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Are you feeling down nowadays? Or do you think that the world is a dark place where nothing good is happening? Or just simply haven’t found real joy in anything lately? Well, we think that you need a little extra motivation then. What about listening Nick Vujicic in Budapest or in Transylvania? Because the motivational trainer born without limbs will visit Budapest and two Transylvanian towns in October – organizers announced.

Nick Vujicic will first give a lecture on 23 October in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár, in Hungarian), then on the 24th in Sfântu Gheorghe (Sepsiszentgyörgy). On 25 October, he will give two lectures in Budapest, in the Papp László Arena. In his first lecture in the morning, he will address to students, then again in the evening to everyone else who wants to hear his words.

Source: 24.hu

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Musical Budapest is here: free concerts will be held at the city's most wonderful outdoor locations http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1409/musical-budapest-is-here:-free-concerts-will-be-held-at-the-citys-most-wonderful-outdoor-locations- 600 concerts await from classic melodies to jazz and rock at 16 locations. Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:47:03 GMT Budnews
Musical Budapest is here: free concerts will be held at the city's most wonderful outdoor locations

Musical Budapest is here: free concerts will be held at the city's most wonderful outdoor locations

600 concerts await from classic melodies to jazz and rock at 16 locations.

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One of our favorite summer events, Zenélő Budapest (Musical Budapest) is here again. We can hear and watch talented musicians playing around the city for the fifth time completely free of charge.

The 5th Musical Budapest takes place between 1 June and 18 August at 16 iconic locations of the city and offers 600 free, open-air concerts. These events create a unique atmosphere with the help of both classical and pop music at locations loved by both the city dwellers and tourists, such as Vajdahunyad Castle, Saint Stephen’s Basilica, Hungarian National Gallery, Kunsthalle and the Castle Garden Bazaar.

This year, Musical Budapest features new locations and new musical themes. “Coffee house feeling” will be in the focus, which always played an important role in the cultural life of the city: the “nostalgic Pest nights” will be evoked in several locations. Millenáris Park, the garden of the Hungarian National Museum and the stage of Castle Garden Bazaar will offer several programs for children and youngsters.

The performers are the musicians of Budapest's excellent orchestras - the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the Danube Symphony Orchestra, the Concerto Budapest – and excellent folk musicians, world-class jazz formations and soloists, excellent vocal choruses, and talents of new generations.

During this almost three months we can hear Transylvanian folk music (in the castle of Vajdahunyad), Gypsy music (Central Market Hall), guitarists on Savoyai terrace of the Buda Castle, performance of the students of the University of Fine Arts also can be seen, there will be choir festival at Szentháromság Square and young talents also will perform on the stages. In addition, many children programs will take place, so Musical Budapest is perfect for the whole family.

Check the detailed program list here.

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Sziget Festival among the best summer music festivals in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1408/sziget-festival-among-the-best-summer-music-festivals-in-europe In the following compilation, Sziget preceded for example Glastonbury and Rock in Roma. Wed, 19 Jun 2019 09:46:58 GMT Mia Balogh
Sziget Festival among the best summer music festivals in Europe

Sziget Festival among the best summer music festivals in Europe

In the following compilation, Sziget preceded for example Glastonbury and Rock in Roma.

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Mia Balogh

The guys at European Best Destinations like lists and rankings – and we are quite satisfied with it, because they usually mention Budapest in their compilations (and usually in really good positions).

This time they have ranked the European summer music festivals, and in their compilation, Sziget Festival can be found on the imaginary podium, on the third place. It is only preceded by Earth Garden in Malta and Tomorrowland in Belgium – the latter can be found on the top of the list.

‘The best time to enjoy a music festival is definitely the summer and Europe offers each year thousands of summer music festivals. We have selected for you the top 15 summer music festivals in Europe’ – they write.

Check out their list now: voila, the top 15 summer music festivals in Europe!

1. Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium

2. Earth Garden - National Park, Malta

3. Sziget Festival – Budapest, Hungary

4. Exit Festival – Novi Sad, Serbia

5. NOS Primavera Sound – Porto, Portugal

6. Glastonbury Festival – Glastonbury, UK

7. Rock in Roma – Rome, Italy

8. Colours of Ostrava – Ostrava, Czech Republic

9. Soundwave Festival – Tisno, Croatia

10. Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, Denmark

11. Bestival – Isle of Wight, UK

12. Womad Festival – Shepton Mallet, UK

13. Bout du Monde Festival – Crozon, France

14. Bukta Open Air Festival – Bukta, Norway

15. Donauinselfest Festival – Vienna, Austria

If you visit Hungary in August, don’t miss Sziget Festival – the Island of Freedom is waiting for you between 7 and 13 August.

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Source: https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/top/best-summer-music-festivals/

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Ízelítő, the restaurant with only disabled waiters opens its new unit in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1407/izelitő,-the-restaurant-with-only-disabled-waiters-opens-its-new-unit-in-budapest Everything is exactly the same as in an average restaurant, except that only people with disabilities work here. Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:30:04 GMT Budnews
Ízelítő, the restaurant with only disabled waiters opens its new unit in Budapest

Ízelítő, the restaurant with only disabled waiters opens its new unit in Budapest

Everything is exactly the same as in an average restaurant, except that only people with disabilities work here.

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There's a unique restaurant in Szekszárd: the restaurant of Kék Madár Alapítvány (Blue Bird Foundation), where only disabled people work. Now the time has come to expand their social enterprise: their new restaurant opened in Budapest, in the 12th district. Andrea Mészáros, the Managing Director of the Blue Bird Foundation first met this integrative solution the Netherlands in a restaurant, where people with intellectual disabilities were the waiters. The concept is not unknown to Budapest either: there is another restaurant in the 8th district by the „Nem adom fel” Foundation, where also disabled people serve and organize events.

The original Ízelítő was founded in 2007 at Szekszárd, and apart from executives, all employees are disabled person. The new unit in Buda is the same: Hegyvidéki Ízelítő provide menus with quality ingredients, there are salads, sandwiches, wines from Szekszárd, craft beers, lemonades, and they offer lunch menu between 11 AM and 3 PM. Hegyvidéki Ízelítő has exclusive and family-friendly interior, and an umbrella-covered terrace overlooking Apor Vilmos Square, which makes it a great place in summer.

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Our new favorite place will blow your mind: let's get to know Schrödinger's Cat Bar http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1406/our-new-favorite-place-will-blow-your-mind:-lets-get-to-know-schrodingers-cat-bar Not only the name of Budapest's newest bar is special Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:41:30 GMT Budnews
Our new favorite place will blow your mind: let's get to know Schrödinger's Cat Bar

Our new favorite place will blow your mind: let's get to know Schrödinger's Cat Bar

Not only the name of Budapest's newest bar is special

Gastronomy

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If you watched The Big Bang Theory, or if you're into physics, you've probably heard about Schrödinger's cat. It's a thought experiment, sometimes described as a paradox: the scenario presents a hypothetical cat that may be simultaneously both alive and dead, a state known as a quantum superposition, as a result of being linked to a random subatomic event that may or may not occur. Never mind if you don't understand, that's it for the physics lecture, because the Schrödinger's cat we're talking about is a new bar in Budapest.

At Schrödinger's cat burned spirits dominate: 35 kinds of rum, 12 kinds of gin, 6 tequila and mezcal, 16 kinds of whiskey, liqueurs, cognac, and craft beer are the supply. Most of the drinks are unique and can't be found in an average pub, just in the best cocktail bars. Another specialty is that they offer everything in 3 cl and 5 cl packs, as you can see in the countryside, instead of the 2 and 4 cl shots.

Guests will be surprised for the first impressions: art deco interiors, rosé gold colors, furniture, tiles, spherical lamps, and anthracite-gray walls that evoke happy times of peace. Music is associated with this atmosphere: only cigar and a piano are missing from the overall picture. "Wealth. It was symbolized by the art deco” - says the owner, Martin. The creator was also thinking about that they should summon Schrödinger's thought experiment in another way too: for example, with the opening hours, but a bar can't afford to be open once and closed for the next day.

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Get to know the talents of the future: free diploma concerts at the Academy of Music http://budnews.hu/news/News/1405/get-to-know-the-talents-of-the-future:-free-diploma-concerts-at-the-academy-of-music You can see the talents of the next few decades performing live and for free! Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:38:03 GMT Budnews
Get to know the talents of the future: free diploma concerts at the Academy of Music

Get to know the talents of the future: free diploma concerts at the Academy of Music

You can see the talents of the next few decades performing live and for free!

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It's worth paying attention to the program guide of Liszt Academy even in June. Although you may think that the season is over, but there is one more exciting program series left: the graduation concerts of the students. Graduate students have one final exam between June 3-23: a few hour long concert that is free for those interested. You can hear organ, piano, flute, violin, cello and viola concert, but we can also watch the year-end opera.

This opportunity shows perfectly, how special institution the Liszt Academy of Music is: while the final results of an average student at any other institution will remain secret, at Liszt Academy everyone can follow the big challenges of the students, and listen them live.

These exams are considered full-fledged cultural events and maybe the only occasion, when you can hear the new talents for free. You can find the full program HERE, and you can apply for free entry tickets at the ticket office of the Academy of Music.

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6+1 best places for a summer picnic http://budnews.hu/news/News/1404/6+1-best-places-for-a-summer-picnic Budapest has hundreds of cozy terraces, where you can enjoy your drink, ice cream and summer at the same time. But what if we want something more natural? Mon, 10 Jun 2019 16:35:53 GMT Budnews
6+1 best places for a summer picnic

6+1 best places for a summer picnic

Budapest has hundreds of cozy terraces, where you can enjoy your drink, ice cream and summer at the same time. But what if we want something more natural?

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I'm not sure if it's only me, or some of you can relate, but when the good weather comes, I feel some basic instinct to get my checkered blanket, a book and some sandwiches and go to the Margaret Island to have a picnic. Well, if you share my passion, here are the best places to do so.

Margaret Island

The biggest classic venue of the city is a beautiful, mesmerizing place, no one should miss. The island is huge, you can chose a more busy, or a totally quiet place, and enjoy the summer. Thanks to its facilities, it's no problem to spend the whole day here: there are toilets, bars, restaurants, vendors, ice cream boots, so no one will get bored or hungry.

Kopaszi dam

Although Budapest is built in waterfront, but gives very little opportunity to enjoy the proximity of the Danube. One of these few opportunities is Kopaszi dam, which is located in the southern part of the Buda side, under the Rákóczi Bridge. It’s one of the most popular recreational venues and not by chance. Everything can be found here, what it takes to relax. Small restaurants, cafes, terraces and playgrounds were also placed in the ten-hectare green area in the beautiful waterside environment.

Szent István Park

This fenced-in park with park guards is one gemstone of the Pest side, where you can find playground, fabulous rose specialties, beautiful green grass and fountains. All this is just a short trip from the Nyugati Railway Station and Jászai Mari Square, the busy city center.

Millenáris Park:

As the Millenáris Park is 5 minutes away from the Széll Kálmán Square, there’s no problem at all, if a spontaneous picnic-situation emerge: you can buy everything in one of the nearby shops. There are several music, crafts and cultural programs in the park, so it’s the perfect target for a little recreation, if the culture is just as important as the picnic itself.

Olimpia Park

It’s not enough that we can sit on the fluffy grass, from Olimpia Park the sight of the Danube and the Buda side is impressive. We can eat our lunch next to well-kept flower beds, but there is also a restroom in the park to wash our hands. Oh, and thirst can be extinguished by the water fountain. And all this in neighborhood of the Parliament, so who could ask for more?

The Garden of Philosophy

The Garden of Philosophy is an easily accessible, yet secret and rarely visited place on the Gellért Hill. The name comes from the therein statue group of philosophers, but it’s not the main reason of being the perfect place for a big city picnic. Rather the large places, the beautiful view, and the benches overlooking toward the city.

+1 Liberty Bridge

Szabihíd, the event series, when Liberty Bridge is closed from car traffic and public transport, and only pedestrians can take possession of it will be held again this year. In 2019, we can enjoy one of the most beautiful bridges on four weekends: 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 and 27-28 July. The initiative started spontaneously several years ago, when the bridge was closed due to refurbishing works during the whole summer. People of Budapest took possession of it soon: thousands of people had picnic, there were yoga classes, spontaneous concerts and art performances.

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Luxurious weddings in Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/News/1403/luxurious-weddings-in-hungary- If you want to organize the wedding of your dreams in Hungary, this list might be quite useful to you. Sat, 8 Jun 2019 08:30:34 GMT Mia Balogh
Luxurious weddings in Hungary

Luxurious weddings in Hungary

If you want to organize the wedding of your dreams in Hungary, this list might be quite useful to you.

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We say summer, you say… wedding? Well, if you were recently engaged, congrats at first. And secondly, we suppose that right after the euphoria, you might have taken the first steps in the planning. Because the really good places need to be reserved at least one year (or sometimes two years) before the wedding date. Crazy right?

Well, you may be thinking about something special – maybe here, in Hungary? If yes, the following list made by Penzcentrum.hu might be useful to you. They have listed some unique locations and the rental prices for these spots. Everything is possible, from marrying your love in a bath to hire a whole village or a vineyard for the wedding – it only depends on the money that the couples decide to spend on it.

1, Marrying your loved one in a bath? It is possible. Really. For example, the marble hall of the Széchenyi Thermal Bath, a wedding for next summer is available for 310,000 HUF (966 EUR). You can also ask for a price that includes the full usage of the baths’ facilities and services for you and your guests.

2, The Tropicarium can be also a very special wedding location. Just imagine: you walk down the aisle as a shark swims above your head… if you are not a fan of traditional weddings and want some fantastic wedding photos, well, this experience is possible to you and your loved one for a little bit more than 1000 EUR, 360,000 HUF.

3, One more location idea for those who are always searching for something extraordinary and unique: wedding in an old, abandoned factory building. Prices vary between 390,000–630,000 HUF (1,215–1,963 EUR).

4, Wedding in a museum is also possible in Hungary, if you think that spending from 700,000 to 1,900,000 HUF (2,181–5,920 EUR) on that is totally worth it. Even the Hungarian National Museum in Budapest is available for weddings, if you like the idea. ;)

5, Medieval or elegant castles – yes, in Hungary, some of these are also available for weddings. If you have always dreamt about marrying your partner as a princess or a prince, well, a location like this can be ideal for your wedding. Prices are almost the same everywhere, from 1,000,000 to 1,100,000 HUF (approx. 3,100–3,400 EUR).

6, There are also many beautiful parks, fields, lakes, forests in Hungary which are also possible to hire as wedding locations. If you always wanted to have your wedding in the nature, it can be possible between 1,100,000–2,200,000 HUF (3,400–6,855 EUR).

7, But this is not everything. You can also hire a village for the ceremony and the celebration, for up to 2,000,000 HUF (almost 6,000 EUR).

8, For wine-lovers, it is also possible to organize the wedding at a vineyard, for example Bánó Birtok. Depending on what we would like to have, and for how many people, the invoice might show a sum from 1,100,000 to 2,650,000 HUF (3,400–8,258 EUR).

Source: penzcentrum.hu

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Create your own Magnum ice cream http://budnews.hu/news/News/1402/create-your-own-magnum-ice-cream You can already create your own Magnum ice cream in the Magnum Pleasure Store, opened recently in Budapest. Yummy! Sat, 8 Jun 2019 08:25:25 GMT Mia Balogh
Create your own Magnum ice cream

Create your own Magnum ice cream

You can already create your own Magnum ice cream in the Magnum Pleasure Store, opened recently in Budapest. Yummy!

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The concept of a Magnum Pleasure Store was created in Paris in 2012, and it took a while for it to arrive in Hungary, but this summer, we can experience the ‘magic’ in Budapest (and only here in Central Europe, by the way).

Magnum Pleasure Store Budapest opened its gates on 31st May in Allee Shopping Mall, and has already enchanted its guests with the ice creams – and the endless possibilities they can create.

Great variety of dressings and sweet decorations are there for them to let their creativity soar, and of course to enjoy tasting their creations in the end.

Ice creams cost 1,290 HUF (4 EUR) which is a little bit more expensive than purchasing a Magnum in any of the local supermarkets but the joy of the creation, the uniqueness and the experience is totally worth it, we suppose. ;)

About the creation, it is important to note that we only have to choose and to decide the topping and everything (it is hard enough, we guess), then we get some help from the shop’s staff in the ice cream creating process.

Magnum Pleasure Store Budapest can be found in Allee Shopping Mall between 31st May and 30th September. It is open from Monday to Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm, and on Sundays, it is open from 11 am to 7 pm.

Source: Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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Budapest Zoo among the best ones in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/News/1401/budapest-zoo-among-the-best-ones-in-europe Let’s play a short game: what do you think, where is Budapest Zoo in the compilation of Europe’s best zoos? Keep your tip in mind, we will tell you in the following article. Fri, 7 Jun 2019 14:58:01 GMT Budnews
Budapest Zoo among the best ones in Europe

Budapest Zoo among the best ones in Europe

Let’s play a short game: what do you think, where is Budapest Zoo in the compilation of Europe’s best zoos? Keep your tip in mind, we will tell you in the following article.

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Although there is no official list ranking the zoos worldwide, but we know about the widely accepted measuring system of a British man, Anthony Sheridan. He used to work as a businessman, but after his retirement in 2007, he decided to travel a lot (which is a quite enviable thing) and to visit Europe’s leading zoos while also evaluating and ranking these places.

His method and some of his experiences were detailed in his book ‘What Zoos Can Do’, published in 2011, but since then, he regularly visits (and revisits) the most important zoos in Europe, and he updates his list.

This year, he ranked 110 European zoos and in his compilation, Budapest Zoo and Botanical Garden can be found on the 17th place, with 189 points. This is as many as for the one in Copenhagen and the one in Dublin. These zoos were preceded by the zoo of Berlin (193), Rotterdam (203) and Amsterdam (191) but got more points than the zoo of London (183), Antwerp (181), Frankfurt (175), Barcelona (171) and Edinburgh (170).

Four Hungarian zoos among the top 110

There are four Hungarian zoos on Sheridan’s list, and the best among these – just like on the previous lists – is Budapest Zoo. The zoo Nyíregyháza got 157 points, the one in Szeged and in Veszprém got 113 points each.

Did you know?

Sheridan’s ranking is based on visitors’ experience, the level of services, the professional work being done in the zoo and some further criteria.

Source: hvg.hu

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Hungarian moustache is world champion again http://budnews.hu/news/News/1400/hungarian-moustache-is-world-champion-again Let us tell you a little bit more about this fantastic Hungarian success on the World Beard and Moustache Championships. Thu, 6 Jun 2019 07:53:02 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian moustache is world champion again

Hungarian moustache is world champion again

Let us tell you a little bit more about this fantastic Hungarian success on the World Beard and Moustache Championships.

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This year’s World Beard and Moustache Championships took place on 17 and 18 May in Antwerp, and we would like to proudly announce how successful Hungarians performed out there: they returned home with one world champion title and a silver medal.

19 categories, 400 competitors – we suppose that the 7 persons in the jury had a hard time choosing the best moustaches in every category. In the “Hungarian” category, a Hungarian man secured his third world champion title. The primary school teacher was wearing a traditional Hungarian horseman’s costume and a hat decorated by maidenhair fern, when he received his price. In his category, a German man came in second, and an American got the bronze medal.

And last but not least, let us tell you shortly about another Hungarian man, Mátyás Kiss, who came in second in the ‘Natural’ category. Only the multiple winner German, Wolfgang Schneider could surpass the Hungarian wood carver, who was wearing a traditional Matyó folk dress.

Besides Járomi and Kiss, Hungary was represented by Tibor Vona, Ferenc Sólyom and István Bajkai. Tibor Vona was ranked 3rd in the “Natural Full Beard with Styled Moustache” category.

Source: Sokszínűvidék.hu

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New boutique hotel opens in the Castle District http://budnews.hu/news/News/1399/new-boutique-hotel-opens-in-the-castle-district- With its unique location and charm, Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest can be ideal for business travellers and also for couples. Wed, 5 Jun 2019 15:37:09 GMT Mia Balogh
New boutique hotel opens in the Castle District

New boutique hotel opens in the Castle District

With its unique location and charm, Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest can be ideal for business travellers and also for couples.

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Mia Balogh

If you are a fan of those accommodations where the old and the new form a beautiful mix, let us suggest you to pay some attention to Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest. The new four-star boutique hotel, opening in a 300-year-old monastery building in the Buda Castle District, will open its gates for the first guests this summer.

Turizmus.com reports that the former residence of the Capucines preserved its original architectural characteristics from the 17th century but it will also wait its guests with modernised, comfortable rooms – 47, to be exact –, public spaces and restaurants.

Why is it unique?

We don’t know if you ever had the possibility to choose the colour and the decoration of your room in a hotel, but you can do so in Monastery Boutique Hotel Budapest – so they provide a personalised service, which can be found sympathetic by business travellers and also by couples.

By the way, those who arrive here for a romantic getaway won’t be disappointed because the accommodation can be found only a short walkway from the beautiful Buda Castle and the banks of the Danube. And if you want to explore the Pest-side of the city and the city centre, no problem: it won’t be difficult to get there. ;)

Source: Turizmus.com

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Japan's classic street food arrived to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1398/japans-classic-street-food-arrived-to-budapest This is okonomiyaki, the Asian pancake that you definitely have to taste. Tue, 4 Jun 2019 11:05:04 GMT Budnews
Japan's classic street food arrived to Budapest

Japan's classic street food arrived to Budapest

This is okonomiyaki, the Asian pancake that you definitely have to taste.

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If they're talking about Japanese cuisine, people often think about sushi or ramen, but the culinary offer of the land of the rising sun is way more diverse. Last year a donburi restaurant opened in the city, and now okonomiyaki is here. Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savory pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning "how you like" or "what you like", and yaki meaning "cooked" (usually fried). The okonomiyaki is made from flour, eggs, vegetables and the special ingredients of that particular variation. Ingredients are mixed and baked on the „teppanyaki” which is an iron plate. On top of it, they put okonomiyaki sauce (like Worcestershire, but denser and sweeter sauce) and Japanese mayonnaise, and, for example, green onion or arugula.

The new street food place of Budapest, Japan Okonomiyaki Kincsán is situated is Ráday Street, the gastro street of Budapest, and it's a real extravagance, even in that neighborhood. They make four different types of this unique Japanese street food: the classic Kansai-styled version, a more specific one with tofu, a modern „modan-yaki” with mung bean sprouts, and there is a version made with buckwheat for gluten intolerant people. It is worth considering though, that okonomiyaki is not a full meal, rather a snack, that the Japanese people are happy to eat all day. Now we understand why.

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Never seen area was opened in the Buda Castle http://budnews.hu/news/News/1397/never-seen-area-was-opened-in-the-buda-castle It was closed in the past 70 years and there is a good reason, why. Mon, 3 Jun 2019 07:01:51 GMT Budnews
Never seen area was opened in the Buda Castle

Never seen area was opened in the Buda Castle

It was closed in the past 70 years and there is a good reason, why.

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Special archaeological exhibition was opened in the Buda Castle, but the exact location is likely to be little known. This place, 9 Táncsics Mihály Street belonged to the USA since the end of World War II (more precisely from 1948) until the implementation of the Hungarian-American real estate agreement in 2014. It was the diplomatic area of the United States, the accommodation of Marines serving to protect the Embassy at Szabadság Square – thus it was a forbidden place to everyone else..

But now, the building at 9 Táncsics Mihály Street is opened, and it has many things to show.

Walking into the courtyard of the building, you can see one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of recent years. Highly valuable built and tangible findings were discovered during the excavations of last year, which can be viewed by the public from May 24. The remains of the former Erdélyi Bastion defending the Castle were also revealed. In the garden, an archaeological walkway leads through the Erdélyi Bastion, where one of the most significant, best-maintained, multi-meter-high ascending walls of the defense system of the Buda Castle was discovered in several periods. The walls of the Renaissance Erdélyi Bastion was built in the 1530s and now it can be viewed by anybody.

The 13-meter-long medieval castle wall, the remains of the hoist gate and the bronze screw needed for winding up the bastion also can be seen on the promenade, where you can walk around the archaeological area. It was possible to get into the Castle via the footbridge, and now we can go down to the bottom of the explored area, where the rare precious gold and silver coins have been found: treasures hiding such close haven't been discovered in Hungary before.

Part of the rich artifacts found here can be found locally in the exhibition space of the Gun Powder Warehouse (which is also suitable for interactive and drama pedagogical sessions), but the most valuable things, the money and all the accessories were placed in the Castle Museum of the Budapest Historical Museum. Both of it wort visiting!

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Hungarian hotel is the most innovative spa hotel in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/News/1396/hungarian-hotel-is-the-most-innovative-spa-hotel-in-europe Spirit Hotel Thermal Spa of Sárvár was awarded recently at an international gala held in Croatia. Fri, 31 May 2019 07:28:22 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian hotel is the most innovative spa hotel in Europe

Hungarian hotel is the most innovative spa hotel in Europe

Spirit Hotel Thermal Spa of Sárvár was awarded recently at an international gala held in Croatia.

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Mia Balogh

The ESPA Innovation Awards Gala was held on 9 May 2019 in Croatia with more than one hundred participants, and we can proudly announce that a Hungarian five star hotel was awarded as ‘The most innovative European spa hotel’. Which Hungarian hotel could it be? Well, it is the exclusive Spirit Hotel Thermal Spa of Sárvár, where the focus is not only on health and healing, but also on their unique mySPIRIT Health Program.

According to turizmusonline.hu the jury acknowledged the hotel’s modern style and the combination of its natural resources, for example their unstrained thermal water that can be utilised in several medical and spa treatments. The medical water of Sárvár is also called the ‘water of women’ thanks to its healing power for female health problems.

The number of well-qualified medical professionals in Hotel Spirit was also a very important point for the jury in the decision making process. The hotel’s medical staff helps providing traditional and personalised treatments adapted to their guests’ special needs and demands.

The hotel’s mySpirit Health Program was also acknowledged. This program supports its participants to live a healthy lifestyle and find a mind-body-soul balance, as well.

New treatments and programs for summer

If you visit Spirit Hotel this summer, they have a couple of new treatments you can try. Choose Frizzante cocktail treatment for some refreshment and beautiful, smooth skin, or Thalion treatments to detoxify the whole body. Do you travel with your kids? Then KIDS’ Spa can be your (and their) favourite summer experience – a lot of programs are waiting for children and families in Spirit Hotel this summer.

Source: Turizmusonline.hu

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Beach season is here! That's what you need to know about the opportunities in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1395/beach-season-is-here-thats-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-opportunities-in-budapest You can see how the most famous beaches in Budapest have changed since last year – if they do. Thu, 30 May 2019 09:29:36 GMT Budnews
Beach season is here! That's what you need to know about the opportunities in Budapest

Beach season is here! That's what you need to know about the opportunities in Budapest

You can see how the most famous beaches in Budapest have changed since last year – if they do.

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