Budnews.hu http://budnews.hu/ Budnews en-us Adminium CMS gabor.breznyanszky@brilantic.hu 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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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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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.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

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.

News

Mia Balogh

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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Mia Balogh

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

Budnews

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.

News

Mia Balogh

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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Event

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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.

Event

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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!

News

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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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Mia Balogh

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.

News

Mia Balogh

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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Mia Balogh

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?

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

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.

Event

Mia Balogh

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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Mia Balogh

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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Balogh Mia

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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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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Mia Balogh

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.

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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.

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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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Mia Balogh

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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Mia Balogh

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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Budnews

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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Mia Balogh

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.

Like and share our article if you are happy to read these news. ;)

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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Mia Balogh

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.

Gastronomy

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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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Mia Balogh

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.

Like and share our article if you are a fan of Sziget Festival and Budapest. ;)

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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Mia Balogh

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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Mia Balogh

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.

Gastronomy

Budnews

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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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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Everyone knows that Hungary is famous for its spas and thermal water, but we also have some „cooler” opportunities in Budapest. Now we collected the bigger, more famous beaches of the city, but keep in mind, the list isn't complete at all and feel free to try the other facilities too.

Csillaghegyi Beach and swimming pool

Let's start with the biggest change: Csillaghegyi Beach turned into a huge complex named “Árpád Forrásfürdő” in the past year: 7,000 square meters of indoor baths were built, with a total of 11 swimming pools, saunas, and water slides. The original area is also functioning in the mountain atmosphered environment. One day adult ticket costs 3600 / 3800 HUF (weekdays or weekends) and it's open from 6 am to 8 pm every day.

Palatinus Beach

This is the most famous beach of the city, as it has been among the World's 10 best outdoor swimming pools according to The Guardian. Palatinus Beach introduced the cashless payment last year, they have new water playground and the indoor unit was also renewed. This beach has everything you need with its 11 pools (including of course some thermal pools) and the adventure elements. It's open from 8 am to 8 pm and an adult ticket costs 3200 / 3600 Forint.

Dagály Beach

If you're curious about how a real Hungarian beach looks like, you must go to the Dagály. There are also adventure, children and wave pools among the 10 pools. Dagály beach is equally ideal for families and groups of friends, and you will always have a hot summer experience: real beach atmosphere, programs, crowd and the Hungarian food specialty: the “lángos”. It's open from 6 am to 8 pm and the ticket is 2900/3100 Forint.

Széchenyi Bath

Although it's a thermal bath, Széchenyi has several outdoor pools. This is the largest and most popular spa in Budapest (end one of the largest in Europe), which is waiting for those who are seeking treatment. With 21 pools, it’s health and fun at one: in addition to the spa area, Széchenyi awaits visitors with a swimming pool, a leisure pool and a sitting pool too. They have new complex medical treatments and wellness packages, so totally wort a visit. It's also open from 6 am to 8 pm and cost 6000/6200 Forint.

Római Beach

Római is a beautiful, Roman-designed beach in the outskirt of the city with three pools, saunas, water slides and beautiful environment. Even the Romans had a bathing facility in this area thousands of years ago. It only has uncovered, summer pools, so it opens in the first days of June, but the environment will compensate anybody. It costs 2500/2800 Forint and it's open from 9 am to 8 pm in the summer season.

Aquaworld Aquapark

They do not call this aquapark a “water empire” by chance: all that we can image can be found here. The waterpark offers exciting adventure and fun with 15 outdoor an indoor pools and 11 (a total of nearly 1 km long) slides both summer and winter. The place is equipped with everything: there are jacuzzis, saunas, a wave pool, a surfing pool and a playhouse as well. It costs 6490 Forint

and it's open from 6 am to 10 pm.

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Budapest Urban Games, the feast of sports will be held again http://budnews.hu/news/News/1394/budapest-urban-games,-the-feast-of-sports-will-be-held-again The whole Budapest will be one big sport ground on 31 August. Wed, 29 May 2019 11:05:33 GMT Budnews
Budapest Urban Games, the feast of sports will be held again

Budapest Urban Games, the feast of sports will be held again

The whole Budapest will be one big sport ground on 31 August.

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There is a cool, bottom-up initiative in Budapest that aims to bring sports closer to life by sport and urban organizations and professionals: the Budapest Urban Games. The aim of BUG is to promote sporty lifestyle using the city, with the involvement, support and active cooperation of urban sports communities. During this „citylympia”, the streets will hopefully be filled with people to prove that Budapest is the biggest sports ground, and every corner of it should be used.

Budapest Urban Games will let you participate 3 sports in 3 locations in one day. There will be street soccer and streetball, which offers action-packed games for small teams and friends on Klauzál Square. Running takes place on Citadella this year, and applicants can choose between 5.5 / 11/ 21 kilometer distances. Swimming across the Danube is one of the most spectacular elements of the event every year; for this period, even the ship traffic will be stopped at the affected section.

The event is free for everyone, but participation is subject to registration. Thousands of amateurs, semi-professionals and professionals will hopefully share the joy of community sports, and according to the organizers, the event “brings people together, creates a chance to strengthen the relationship between existing sport communities and create new friendships.”

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Tickets for UEFA EURO 2020 to be available very soon http://budnews.hu/news/News/1393/tickets-for-uefa-euro-2020-to-be-available-very-soon And we already know the ticket prices: we will be able to enjoy a football match of the UEFA European Football Championship cheaper than a day at any of the biggest festivals (if we choose the cheapest tickets). Tue, 28 May 2019 10:47:41 GMT Mia Balogh
Tickets for UEFA EURO 2020 to be available very soon

Tickets for UEFA EURO 2020 to be available very soon

And we already know the ticket prices: we will be able to enjoy a football match of the UEFA European Football Championship cheaper than a day at any of the biggest festivals (if we choose the cheapest tickets).

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Mia Balogh

Ticket prices for 2020 UEFA European Football Championship matches to be played in Budapest have been set recently: tickets will be available from EUR 30, 75 and 125.

“Centrally-positioned category 1 tickets will go for EUR 125; category 2 tickets, mainly in the corners, for EUR 75; and category 3 tickets, behind the goals, for EUR 30” – Hungary Today writes.

For the 60th birthday of the European Football Championship, UEFA EURO 2020 will be organized in 12 European cities: Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg. The football matches will be staged between June 12 and July 12, 2020.

“Budapest will host Group F matches on June 16, 20 and 24. It will host a Round of 16 match on June 28. All matches will take place in the 67,000-seat Puskás Ferenc Stadium, of which construction is in the finishing stages” – Hungary Today adds.

According to UEFA, some 2.5 million tickets are expected to be sold for UEFA EURO 2020, which is a new record. They add that 1.5 million tickets will be available in the first part of the ticket sales already, from 12 June to 12 July.

Source: 444.hu, hungarytoday.com

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This year's best outdoor pubs and bars http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1392/this-years-best-outdoor-pubs-and-bars You can enjoy the summer to the fullest in these places. Mon, 27 May 2019 05:40:27 GMT Budnews
This year's best outdoor pubs and bars

This year's best outdoor pubs and bars

You can enjoy the summer to the fullest in these places.

Gastronomy

Budnews

Now that summer is here, almost every bar and cafe has put at least two chairs in front of its entrance, but there are places that take the summer more seriously. Here comes our 5 favorite.

Fröccsterasz

If you are spending your time in the city center, you can’t avoid Fröccsterasz. This spot at Erzsébet square is a popular place among city dwellers and tourists, the young and the old, always crowded but friendly. Not the cheapest choice, if you ask us, but the prices are acceptable.

Pontoon

Pontoon is at the Danude shore on the Pest side, so it has much to offer. Here you can also have a beer, listen to some nice live music and chill out after a busy day. You can even kick your shoes off because you will find some nice sand at the shore.

Zsiráf / Giraffe

Zsiráf can be found at one of the most frequented areas in the city, more precisely, it is right next to the Nyugati Railway Station. And beyond good location, they have good drinks – try fröccs or lemonade, you won’t be disappointed –, and of course really good live music, as well.

Bálna Terrace

If you have a few hours before the party starts, or you are planning a date, choose Bálna Terrace. Bálna is also situated on the Danube shore on the Pest side, thus it has a beautiful panorama. It's a really nice place, would be a pity to miss out.

Budai Parkszínpad

Do you like nice places where you can enjoy great music and delicious, freshly made food? Then you will like the spacious Budai Parkszínpad. Try their dishes or just have a beer or a fröccs here. Our tip: you can organize bigger reunions with friends or family because this is an absolutely family-friendly place.

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Top 10 Budapest hotels for budget-conscious travellers, according to The Independent http://budnews.hu/news/News/1391/top-10-budapest-hotels-for-budget-conscious-travellers,-according-to-the-independent- If you want to spend a couple of days in Budapest, you are probably searching for a nice but affordable hotel – The Independent’s compilation might help you in that. Fri, 24 May 2019 07:37:52 GMT Mia Balogh
Top 10 Budapest hotels for budget-conscious travellers, according to The Independent

Top 10 Budapest hotels for budget-conscious travellers, according to The Independent

If you want to spend a couple of days in Budapest, you are probably searching for a nice but affordable hotel – The Independent’s compilation might help you in that.

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Mia Balogh

1. Best for café culture: Gerlóczy Rooms de Lux

‘The accommodation is charming and simple, and more akin to private rooms rather than a hotel, but it comes with plenty of period charm with details such as brass taps, cut glass and silk wallpaper. The best thing is just coming downstairs to read the newspaper and sip a coffee in the café’ – they write.

2. Best for an old world experience: Danubius Astoria

If you like good location and also stepping back in time a little bit, the downtown Danubius Astoria Hotel is the best choice for you. ‘The best feature of the Astoria is its classic cafe adorned with chandeliers and clad with mirrored walls. The hotel’s faded grandeur is part of its charm, and you can’t beat its central location’ – The Independent writes.

3. Best for relaxation: Danubius Margitsziget Grand Hotel

Located on Margaret Island between the Pest side and Buda site of the city, this hotel ‘was one of Budapest’s first large hotels, and you’ll still feel the atmosphere of its 19th century past clinging to the style and décor’.

4. Best for the view: Lanchíd 19

With 45 rooms and 3 suites, this design hotel has impressive views – either of the Danube or Buda Castle behind it. It is also beautiful on the inside, with designer rooms and social spaces that are modern, open plan and bright.

5. Best for history: Palazzo Zichy

‘You can still stay in a palace on a budget. This 19th-century mansion, built originally for Count Zichy, has been remodelled to accommodate 80 rooms’ – The Independent writes.

6. Best for nightlife: Soho Hotel

In its 76 rooms and eight suites, ‘bight colours like purples and electric greens dominate the decor, especially in the suites; and although some rooms are on the small side, you get value for your money’ – they highlight.

7. Best for health: Mirage Medic Hotel

This hotel is located at the Heroes’ Square and it looks like a palace. ‘Beyond its downtown location and classical elegance, there is also a traditional Chinese medicine centre on site, specialising in acupuncture, massages and herbal remedies’ – The Independent writes.

8. Best for art lovers: Art’Otel

‘With some 600 paintings by American artist Donald Sultan, the Art’Otel lives up to its promise. There are 165 spacious rooms decorated with abstract lines and patches of bright colour. Most rooms have a spectacular view of the river and the Hungarian Parliament or of Buda Castle. If you’re an art lover, you can request a free guided tour of its art collection or, if you’d prefer to unwind, then head to the sauna or the gym. There is an excellent restaurant on site too’ – they detail in the description.

9. Best for hostels: Lavender Circus

‘The whole experience feels like being wrapped up inside an artist’s sketchbook. Even though Lavender Circus calls itself a hostel, most of the rooms are private double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms, and there is a communal kitchen’ – they add.

10. Best for fashion: Magazine Hotel

Located right next to St Stephen’s Basilica, this small hotel with 12 rooms and four apartments has special attention to contemporary design: each room has a unique style, which creates a perfect ‘Instagram ready’ atmosphere. ;)

Check out the whole article with longer descriptions about each accommodation here:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hotels/budapest-travel-hotels-budget-gym-central-location-thermal-baths-a8907506.html

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Hungarian accent among the sexiest ones in the world in 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1390/hungarian-accent-among-the-sexiest-ones-in-the-world-in-2019 We like Big 7 Travel very much – not only because they inspire people to travel but also because they mention Hungary in their compilations quite often. This time they listed the 50 sexiest accents of the world, and Hungarian can be found at a quite flattering position. Thu, 23 May 2019 17:23:45 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian accent among the sexiest ones in the world in 2019

Hungarian accent among the sexiest ones in the world in 2019

We like Big 7 Travel very much – not only because they inspire people to travel but also because they mention Hungary in their compilations quite often. This time they listed the 50 sexiest accents of the world, and Hungarian can be found at a quite flattering position.

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Mia Balogh

Did you know that there’s almost 7,000 languages in the world, with even more varieties of accents? But which is the best? And can we say something like that, at all? Anyway, Big 7 Travel polled their readers from all across the globe to find the world’s sexiest accent for 2019.

They made a compilation of 50 accents – you can check out the whole list by clicking here: https://bigseventravel.com/2019/04/worlds-sexiest-accent/

But let us share the top 15 with you now.

15. Ukrainian

14. Hungarian

13. Canadian

12. Queen’s English

11. Czech

10. Brazilian Portuguese

9. South USA

8. Spanish

7. French

6. Scottish

5. Australian

4. Italian

3. Irish

2. South African

1. Kiwi

Why is Hungarian accent so popular? At Big 7, they note that Hungarian sounds beautiful when sung, with a rhythmic vibe to the consonants. Do you agree with that? ;)

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Budapest Summer Festival is about to start: here comes our recommendation for the 2019 season http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1389/budapest-summer-festival-is-about-to-start:-here-comes-our-recommendation-for-the-2019-season This is what we are looking forward the most. Wed, 22 May 2019 10:02:49 GMT Budnews
Budapest Summer Festival is about to start: here comes our recommendation for the 2019 season

Budapest Summer Festival is about to start: here comes our recommendation for the 2019 season

This is what we are looking forward the most.

Event

Budnews

Summer is here finally, and so does the outdoor theater season, which is one of the most exciting times of the year. Budapest Summer Festival is the biggest cultural festival in the country that has many things to offer this year. In the range of the event, we can find about 120 programs, even more colorful than usual, including special and large format productions, and countless world stars from 1 June to 7 September. This year's Budapest Summer Festival awaits us with an even more colorful and attractive offer than before. In addition to the classical concerts, jazz, world music and crossover concerts, a wide range of children's theater performances, literary walks, interactive programs, jazz, world music and crossover concerts await.

Giacomo Puccini's outstanding and perhaps most well-known three-premiere work, Turandot, will open the summer opera season, starring Romanian soprano Cristina Pasaroiu and Argentine opera legend José Cura. Imre Kálmán's most famous and popular operetta in the world, „Csárdáskirálynő” will be presented with the participation of the Budapest Operetta Theater and the orchestra, as well as the ballet. It will be a real curiosity to see the romantic "white" ballet Giselle created from the German legend on the stage of Margaret Island, performed by the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. This year's must-see dance performance is the large-scale dance show of the Mediterranean, the Barbarian nights by the French choreographer, Hervé Koubi. In the middle of August, traditional Georgian folk culture will be performed with a spectacular and dynamic dance performance for the first time on the Margitsziget Open-air Stage by the Sukhisvili Georgian National Dance Group.

For more information and other programs check out the full program list at eng.szabadter.hu.

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Jason Momoa is in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1388/jason-momoa-is-in-budapest He arrived to Budapest for the works of the movie ‘Dune’, but these days in our capital provide much more than work for Jason Momoa. Tue, 21 May 2019 09:23:27 GMT Mia Balogh
Jason Momoa is in Budapest

Jason Momoa is in Budapest

He arrived to Budapest for the works of the movie ‘Dune’, but these days in our capital provide much more than work for Jason Momoa.

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Mia Balogh

Jason Momoa arrived in Budapest a couple of days ago, and as we saw on his Instagram account, he found some time for some sightseeing and some nice beer almost instantly. As far as we know from the Hungarian press, he enjoys being in our capital and is really nice with his Hungarian fans.

And recently, he also had the opportunity to try Al Di Meola’s guitar. The Grammy-winning American guitarist gave three concerts in Budapest and Game of Thrones star Momoa was also invited to see one of his shows. And he wasn’t the only one: Oscar Isaac of Star Wars and Timothée Chalamet also attended.

They were later caught on camera meeting Al Di Meola, backstage, after the gig. Both Momoa and Isaac jammed with Di Meola’s guitar entertaining some quite lucky folks, including Chalamet (he can be seen covering his face with a baseball cap in the video).

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=419278155527139

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We have new favourite brunch place in the city centre: Gentry Coffee & Brunch http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1387/we-have-new-favourite-brunch-place-in-the-city-centre:-gentry-coffee--brunch Although there are so many cafés and brunch places that we couldn't even list them all, there is a unique place that stands out from the field.   Mon, 20 May 2019 07:58:34 GMT Budnews
We have new favourite brunch place in the city centre: Gentry Coffee & Brunch

We have new favourite brunch place in the city centre: Gentry Coffee & Brunch

Although there are so many cafés and brunch places that we couldn't even list them all, there is a unique place that stands out from the field.  

Gastronomy

Budnews

Gentry Coffee & Brunch opened only a few weeks ago on 7th May, but already has something extraordinary to offer. In addition to the inner atmosphere that really brings back the upper middle class feeling, there is another speciality of the place. They make everything possible by themselves: sausages, kombucha tea, juices, poached eggs with potatoes and onion, croissants with home-made duck breast ham, pecans and ginger or spare rib ham spinach and salty lemon.

This place is not a classic breakfast bar at all: don't search for the basic bagel and the chocolate croissant, they are way more better than that. Sweet-toothed people can ask for pancakes with chestnut honey, butter and lime or home-made granola, and there are always some cakes, such as carrot cake or different tarts. Thinking about the surrounding offices and university students, they have vegetarian lunch menu and an optional meat dish. The specialty coffee is from Awaken's roaster and they also offer artisan beer, or Bortolomiol Prosecco's Senior Extra Dry or Billecart-Salmon Brut's Réserve. According to the team's promise, the offer will change regularly depending on the available materials and season, so we won't get tired of our breakfast soon!

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Coca-Cola Coffee to be available in Hungary soon http://budnews.hu/news/News/1386/coca-cola-coffee-to-be-available-in-hungary-soon After conquering Asia and Australia, the coffee-flavoured Coca-Cola is coming to Europe at the end of 2019. That means it will be available in Hungary, too. Fri, 17 May 2019 07:47:33 GMT Mia Balogh
Coca-Cola Coffee to be available in Hungary soon

Coca-Cola Coffee to be available in Hungary soon

After conquering Asia and Australia, the coffee-flavoured Coca-Cola is coming to Europe at the end of 2019. That means it will be available in Hungary, too.

News

Mia Balogh

We already know that Coca-Cola purchased Costa Coffee – for a whopping $5 billion, approximately –, so it was probably only a question of time for the well-known company to try conquer the world with a new type of beverage.

The Coca-Cola Coffee is a unique product that unites cola and coffee. It is already available in Australia and Asia in small aluminium cans for a while. In Japan, it’s a real hit: the company has already earned more than $1 billion with it so far.

So they decided to bring it to Europe – they would like to introduce Coca-Cola Coffee in Europe by the end of this year. That means that the newest sensation of the American company will be soon available in Hungary, as well.

The new product will be available in small aluminium cans, each of them containing 190 ml of Coca-Cola Coffee, 34 mg of caffeine and 42 calories.

We can’t wait to taste it! Like and share our article if you feel the same way. ;)

Source: Magyarorszagom.hu

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Get to know 105 museums of the country in one weekend http://budnews.hu/news/News/1385/get-to-know-105-museums-of-the-country-in-one-weekend The feast of museums will be held for the 24th time this weekend.   Thu, 16 May 2019 07:37:28 GMT Budnews
Get to know 105 museums of the country in one weekend

Get to know 105 museums of the country in one weekend

The feast of museums will be held for the 24th time this weekend.  

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The National Museum is organizing the Mayfair of Museums for the 24th time this weekend (May 18-19). The two-day event features 105 museums from all over the country in the Museum Garden. One of this year's major focal point is 1989, the democratic transformation 30 years ago, while the other one is „Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition”. This idea draws attention to the cultural preservation power of museums, to the future of deeply rooted traditions that are so important to society, and to their community-retaining significance.

The 105 participating museums offer countless interactive programs: adventurous people can ride velocipedes, study insects under a microscope, try out penitentiary equipment, wear a fireman or postman uniform or gas mask, and carve amulet from grease stone. After the costume show, we can try on knight's equipment, baroque and reform era dresses, we can get henna tattoo and learn the tricks of pottery. The detailed program offer is now available:muzeumokmajalisa.hu

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Gap-filling confectionery opened in the Buda Hills: don't miss Eber Dessert if you're in the 12th district http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1384/gap-filling-confectionery-opened-in-the-buda-hills:-dont-miss-eber-dessert-if-youre-in-the-12th-district Mesmerizing view and heavenly desserts await. Wed, 15 May 2019 06:36:03 GMT Budnews
Gap-filling confectionery opened in the Buda Hills: don't miss Eber Dessert if you're in the 12th district

Gap-filling confectionery opened in the Buda Hills: don't miss Eber Dessert if you're in the 12th district

Mesmerizing view and heavenly desserts await.

Gastronomy

Budnews

There is a small, beautiful building up in the 12th district: the former station of the horse railway. We almost lost this beauty forever because of its bad condition, but it has been saved in almost the last few minutes. The reconstruction of the more than 150-year old building was completed by 2017 and since then it's operating as an event center and as a mini local history museum. Originally, they dreamed a salon and a pastry shop here, and the latter became reality in 2019 with the move in of Eber Dessert.

Eber does not want to be a restaurant, not even a trendy everything-free confectionery, they just want to create a reliable, steady place, where excursionist can start the trip with a big bag of potato scones. Tired wanderers can also come in after the trip for calorie supply. They also provide big help for the area, as the local people don't have to go to Széll Kálmán Square anymore, if they need a few slices of cake for a birthday party or after a rush day.

Eber offers French-style sweets, so classics is new version (eg Eszterházy cake) can fit in the supply just as newer creations. Cheese and potato scones are are delicious, but our new favorite is the „walking stick”, which is perfect snack for a forest picnic. If you want something sweet, they have raspberry - pistachio mousse, cottage cheese dessert with passion fruit or salty caramel bubble dessert, just to mention a few of it. They also have tonka bean tiramisu, tapioca pudding from coconut milk and children can get healthy gummy bears. Eber also has premium teas (Zhao Zhou), cool Hungarian rice-based smoothies, and of course coffee.

The environment is beautiful: forest as long as the eye can see. The view from the window looks like a coherent green "wallpaper", which helps to relax better than everything else. You can also take a rest on the terrace in front of the building if the weather permits.

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Hungarian wines’ fantastic success in Brussels http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1383/hungarian-wines’-fantastic-success-in-brussels Several Hungarian wines were awarded at the prestigious annual wine competition called ‘Monde Selection’ in Brussels recently. Tue, 14 May 2019 10:16:50 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian wines’ fantastic success in Brussels

Hungarian wines’ fantastic success in Brussels

Several Hungarian wines were awarded at the prestigious annual wine competition called ‘Monde Selection’ in Brussels recently.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

Three Hungarian wines were awarded grand gold quality labels and several others with gold labels at the prestigious competition called Monde Selection in Brussels, Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu writes.

At the annual competition, organized first in 1961, 70 expert judges decided which wines should have the awesome grand gold quality labels. This year, Hungarians did extraordinarily well: three Hungarian wines received grand gold quality labels while several others got gold qualifications.

These wines are Pannon Tokaj Aszú 5 Puttonyos Sweet 2014 from Pannon Tokaj winery and Varga Aranymetszés Szürkebarát 2015 and Varga Royal Egri Hárslevelű 2017 – both from Varga Winery. The latter already won gold medals in Paris and Berlin in March.

Hungarian wines awarded at the 2019 Monde Selection competition:

Varga Winery Ltd.

Grand gold: Varga Aranymetszés Szürkebarát 2015

Grand gold: Varga Royal Egri Hárslevelű 2017

Gold: Varga Aranymetszés Olaszrizling 2011

Pannon Tokaj Ltd.

Grand gold: Pannon Tokaj Aszú 5 Puttonyos Sweet 2014

Gold: Pannon Tokaj Szamorodni Sweet 2016

Bodri Winery Ltd.

Gold: Szekszárdi Optimus Cuvée 2016

Faktor Ltd.

Gold: Fritz Borház Szekszárdi Bikavér 2015

Gold: Fritz Borház Szekszárdi Primus Cuvée 2016

Source: Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu

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Gourmet Festival awaits this weekend http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1382/gourmet-festival-awaits-this-weekend Get to know the best of the Hungarian gastronomy and the world's cuisine. Mon, 13 May 2019 07:19:26 GMT Budnews
Gourmet Festival awaits this weekend

Gourmet Festival awaits this weekend

Get to know the best of the Hungarian gastronomy and the world's cuisine.

Gastronomy

Budnews

Gourmet Festival is the celebration of the best Hungarian restaurants, wineries, chefs and confectioners, brewers and producers, and all us gastronomy lovers. The biggest gastronomy festival in the region is organized every spring and brings the country's best to a huge outdoor tasting venue. Colorful nights, with famous foreign chefs and many unforgettable programs await between 16-19 May.

This years main themes are paprika, bread and wine. Similarly to the previous years, the organizers only gave selected keywords so the participating teams of more than 50 exhibitors, so they could associate freely, how they want to introduce the best of their kitchen and their favorite dishes and specialties.

Not only Hungarian restaurants but also foreign chefs will show what they know: the two Michelin-star owner Konstantin Filippou, the best Austrian chef will be here with his fusion kitchen combining Austrian and Mediterranean cuisine. Lee Jong Kuk from Seoul brings his sauces and marinades matured for decades, while the Russian twin chefs of Twin Garden bring the creatively processed ingredients from their huge homeland to Millenáris.

More information and tickets: gourmetfesztival.hu

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4 Hungarian towns among the most romantic in Central Europe according to CNN http://budnews.hu/news/News/1381/4-hungarian-towns-among-the-most-romantic-in-central-europe-according-to-cnn After seeing Budapest on several impressive lists, now let’s talk a little bit about four Hungarian towns.  Fri, 10 May 2019 07:02:46 GMT Mia Balogh
4 Hungarian towns among the most romantic in Central Europe according to CNN

4 Hungarian towns among the most romantic in Central Europe according to CNN

After seeing Budapest on several impressive lists, now let’s talk a little bit about four Hungarian towns. 

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Mia Balogh

No doubt that Budapest is fantastic and unique in Europe and in the whole wide world but what about the Hungarian countryside? Well, if you decide that after discovering some of the wonders of Budapest, you also travel a little bit in the country, you must know that a lot of charming small towns are waiting for you.

According to CNN, some of the Hungarian towns are also among the top 15 most romantic in Central Europe. On their list, we can find Szentendre, Tokaj, Eger and Balatonfüred.

Check out the complete list by clicking here: https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/most-romantic-towns-central-europe/index.html

Which Hungarian small towns would you add to this compilation? Tell us about your favourites in the comment section, we can’t wait to read your opinion. ;)

Source: CNN

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Four Seasons’ fancy private jet to become even more luxurious http://budnews.hu/news/News/1380/four-seasons’-fancy-private-jet-to-become-even-more-luxurious- The ‘extremely customized’ plane is set to take flight in 2021. Thu, 9 May 2019 09:27:00 GMT Mia Balogh
Four Seasons’ fancy private jet to become even more luxurious

Four Seasons’ fancy private jet to become even more luxurious

The ‘extremely customized’ plane is set to take flight in 2021.

News

Mia Balogh

After launching their first private plane in 2015, the luxury hotel group Four Seasons has just revealed plans to go one step further: they will launch their ‘entirely customized’ private jet in 2021 – Observer.com writes, by adding that wealthy passengers will be able to book flights in the middle of this year.

We don’t know anything about the ticket prices yet but we can expect more than where current prices start - $147,000 per person.

So what do we know? For example, the type of the aircraft. It is an A321LR, with the widest and tallest cabin in its class. ‘The plane features 48 custom, Optimares-designed, handcrafted seats with Italian leather by Poltrona Frau. The layout is intended to allow passengers to socialize, with details like personal ottomans at the end of each seat and a lounge à la Emirates Airlines’ premiere cabins, where culinary, mixology and wellness experts will hold interactive workshops’ – Observer.com details. A Four Seasons concierge, a doctor and a director of guest experiences will also be available, if anyone among the guests would need them.

And one more important question: what about the bathrooms? Supposedly, the smallest room on the plane won’t be so small after all, and of course it will reflect luxury, with marble countertops, Four Seasons products and leather accents.

Astonishing, right? Well, just one more interesting detail before the end of our article: Four Seasons’ private jet – the one which takes wealthy passengers on fancy journeys around the world for a few weeks at a time – will also come to Budapest. Although its itineraries vary, in 2020, for example, the plane will start in Seattle and goes to destinations like Kyoto, Marrakech, Budapest, St. Petersburg, Paris and the Maldives.

After that, from 2021, supposedly the new, newer and improved luxury jet will also fly in to Budapest regularly.

Source: Observer.com

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Budapest 4th most instagrammable place in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/Lifestyle/1379/budapest-4th-most-instagrammable-place-in-europe Our beautiful capital in the top 5 of an impressive list again.   Wed, 8 May 2019 08:28:41 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest 4th most instagrammable place in Europe

Budapest 4th most instagrammable place in Europe

Our beautiful capital in the top 5 of an impressive list again.  

Lifestyle

Mia Balogh

If you read us regularly, you must have noticed that we are obsessed with the beauty of Budapest (well, just a little bit ;)). So it’s not a surprise that we like those compilations where our capital is also mentioned among the top cities of Europe and of the world.

The newest compilation was published by the global travel site Big 7, and is called ‘The 50 most instagrammable places in Europe 2019’. The list is quite impressive, ranks amazing countries, regions and cities – including Budapest, on the 4th place.

How did Big 7 Travel choose the winners?

Via the analyse of Instagram hashtags for each European country, as well as its main cities, survey results of Big 7 Media’s 1.5 million audience, and votes cast by a panel of travel experts. “The weighting was broken down as hashtag: 30%, judge: 30% survey: 30%, visual oweview 10%” – they write on their website.

Top 10 most instagrammable European destinations in 2019:

1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

2. Iceland

3. Scottish Highlands, Scotland

4. Budapest, Hungary

5. The Cotswolds, England

6. Kerry, Ireland

7. Malta

8. Cote D’Azure, France

9. Kiev, Ukraine

10. Vienna, Austria

Source: Bigseventravel.com

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Coffee cup made from coffee: that's what we call zero waste! http://budnews.hu/news/News/1378/coffee-cup-made-from-coffee:-thats-what-we-call-zero-waste The eco-friendly, reusable, take-away coffee cups arrived to Budapest. Tue, 7 May 2019 07:18:56 GMT Budnews
Coffee cup made from coffee: that's what we call zero waste!

Coffee cup made from coffee: that's what we call zero waste!

The eco-friendly, reusable, take-away coffee cups arrived to Budapest.

News

Budnews

Have you ever wondered how much damage the world causes by loving coffee that much? Starting from cultivation to delivery, including the empty capsules, there is a lot of harm we cause. Statistics say that we produce 500 billion (!) disposable coffee cups per year, which we use for five or ten minutes, then it goes to the trash. An Australian company found a super alternative to this: they make reusable coffee cups from a material that is the byproduct of coffee production.

During the making of coffee we drink, producers use the seed itself and often the fruit pulp surrounding it, but there is a third part no one knows about. The inner shell separating the seed and the pulp has gone to the trash until now. This is the so-called husk, that we throw away in 1.7 million tonnes a year. HuskeeCup, this reusable coffee cup is made from this waste material.

Thanks to its design, HuskeeCup knows everything we expect from a take-away cup: keeps the drink warm, but does not burn your hands thanks to its ribs. And the best part is that it works in an exchange system: we can bring it back to the coffee shop we bought it even without washing it. We will get our next coffee in a clean cup instead of the dirty old one. The cup is durable, dishwasher-proof, easy to clean, dries quickly, and so it's easy to fall in love with.

Since the Day of the Earth, you can buy HuskeeCup in 11 Budapest cafes: Bloom Coffee, By Beans Coffee, Csillaghegyi Megálló, Dorado Café, Dose Espresso, Double Shot (2 locations), Dynamo Bike & Bake, Fabrik Budapest, Horizon, Kontakt and Mantra Specialty Coffee Bar has joined the initiative so far to reduce the environmental impact of coffee consumption.

Take-away cups are available in three sizes (6, 8 and 12 oz) for 3490Ft / 3790Ft / 4190Ft in black and white. Of course, you will pay for them only one time because next time you give back your cup, and get a clean one in return.

Sounds great, doesn't it?

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Unique restaurant in the heart of Castle Garden Bazaar http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1377/unique-restaurant-in-the-heart-of-castle-garden-bazaar Breathtaking view and delicious food. Two things that Bazaar Eclectica is invincible in. Mon, 6 May 2019 09:02:03 GMT Budnews
Unique restaurant in the heart of Castle Garden Bazaar

Unique restaurant in the heart of Castle Garden Bazaar

Breathtaking view and delicious food. Two things that Bazaar Eclectica is invincible in.

Gastronomy

Budnews

If you're in Budapest, you'll probably visit Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden Bazaar), this beautiful place under the Buda Castle. But did you know that there is an elegant bistro in the middle of it? Well there is, with a large terrace, elegantly minimal style, and varied, tasty food.

Bazaar Eclectica has mesmerizing view and delicious food. They have varied, multicultural menu that changes in every season. There are some huge classics, that remain the same, but side dish, colors and other ingredients change regularly even in this case. The assortment is bistro-like, so the menu fits comfortably on a one sided paper, yet there is goose-liver paste with rose jam and brioche, lemon curd dumplings, raspberry soup, duck breast enriched with apple-celery-arugula salad and with cheesy gratin potatoes. Hungarian people love it's brave experiments, while tourists shouldn't miss out the re-thought Hungarian dishes.

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Keleti Railway Station closes for 2 weeks in May http://budnews.hu/news/News/1376/keleti-railway-station-closes-for-2-weeks-in-may- Due to maintenance works, Keleti Railway Station will be closed from 13 to 26 May. Fri, 3 May 2019 06:10:49 GMT Mia Balogh
Keleti Railway Station closes for 2 weeks in May

Keleti Railway Station closes for 2 weeks in May

Due to maintenance works, Keleti Railway Station will be closed from 13 to 26 May.

News

Mia Balogh

‘Keleti’ is one of the biggest railway stations in Budapest. It is always crowded, dozens of trains are arriving and departing in every hour. Now the well-known rail terminus is getting some rest and renovation – let’s note that it’s high time for that.

So Keleti will be closed from 13 to 26 May. In this period, all departures and arrivals will be moved to the city’s other main train stations, Nyugati and Déli.

‘Over the course of a fortnight, all railway tracks will be repaired and platforms re-concreted. Overhead cables, the security system, energy network and lights will all be revamped. A new LED information board will be installed in the main hall while the old buffets and pavilions no longer in operation will be demolished. Benches and pictogram signs will be replaced with new ones. Damaged walls will be restored and green areas by the entrances will be planted with flowers. The renovation works will employ more than 100 people’ – We Love Budapest writes.

Keleti will be a much nicer place after the renovations, well, hopefully… and it has also some other advantages. For example, lower speed limits for trains won’t be necessary anymore, so the timetables can improve and we truly hope that there will be fewer technical malfunctions causing delays.

Source: We Love Budapest

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Sziget 2019: New names have been announced http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1375/sziget-2019:-new-names-have-been-announced The program of the major stages is now complete. Thu, 2 May 2019 06:43:20 GMT Budnews
Sziget 2019: New names have been announced

Sziget 2019: New names have been announced

The program of the major stages is now complete.

Event

Budnews

Sziget Festival is the biggest music festival in the region, and this year's event will surely bring the standard of the past years. Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Florence + the machine, and Martin Garrix both come on stage this year. Now the organizers announced several new artists:

The most well-known is undoubtedly the American rapper Macklemore, but Michael Kiwanuka and 6Lack are also among the new names. The new detailed program also reveals that Julian Jordan, Dyro b2b Loopers, Coone, and Kayzo will also perform on the 2019 Sziget Festival, just as Danny Byrd, Metrik and High Contrasts.

It's also recent news that several popular Hungarian performers got the chance to rock on the main stage, including Halott Pénz, Quimby and Punnany Massif. This year's festival will be held between 7-13 August, but the first day (Ed Sheeran) is already sold out!

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Múzeumkert, the iconic park of the Hungarian National Museum has been renewed http://budnews.hu/news/News/1374/muzeumkert,-the-iconic-park-of-the-hungarian-national-museum-has-been-renewed Although there are less trees, the proportion of green areas has increased. Wed, 1 May 2019 10:18:36 GMT Budnews
Múzeumkert, the iconic park of the Hungarian National Museum has been renewed

Múzeumkert, the iconic park of the Hungarian National Museum has been renewed

Although there are less trees, the proportion of green areas has increased.

News

Budnews

The garden of Hungarian National Museum was closed in the past few moths: complex reconstruction work took place there. Now it's ready and the new image returned to the original shape of the garden. The purpose of the reconstruction was to restore the historical credibility of the garden and to create a modern, multifunctional downtown green space. During the works, the utilities, the promenades and the pedestrian coverings renewed in a style that fits to the style of the museum building.

The landscape architects aimed to keep as many trees as possible but 38 of them proved to be life-threatening that have been cut out. Instead of them, 25 new, large trees were planted. Among the planted trees there are several rare plant (red maple, ginkgo, magnolia), which strengthen the historical atmosphere of the garden. The size of green spaces, however, increased: with the partial demolition and transformation of existing unused roads and pavements, 8200 m2 of completely renewed surface has been created, which is 10-15% bigger than before.

It shows the size of the renovation works well, that it affected the entire public utility network: almost 3 km long new water and sewer pipe have been built, the whole electrical network has been renewed, there is also a new WiFi network and new garden watering system. In connection with the project, the sculptures of the garden were restored and the complete renovation of the Arany János statue was also carried out together with the pedestal.

A lot of benches and chairs have been installed, the garden is now more interoperable, many curvy walkways were set up and new entrances were opened to the Museum Street and Pollack Mihály Square. In summer, there will be smaller fountains, and two drinking fountains were also established. (We hope the public toilets will open soon). The renovation of the former gardener's house is still going on, a coffee shop is planned to be here by the summer. Be sure to visit this gemstone when you're in Budapest: it's perfect for a date, a quiet hour alone or walking with the kids. And if you're done out there, also check out the museum's exhibitions, for example the original coronation mantle from 1031!

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Budapest’s baths have reached a new revenue record http://budnews.hu/news/News/1373/budapest’s-baths-have-reached-a-new-revenue-record Nearly one million people have visited the baths of Budapest in the first quarter of 2019. Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:55:35 GMT Mia Balgoh
Budapest’s baths have reached a new revenue record

Budapest’s baths have reached a new revenue record

Nearly one million people have visited the baths of Budapest in the first quarter of 2019.

News

Mia Balgoh

Budapest has been a popular destination for travellers for a while now and we can say that our capital still has a growing popularity. For example, more and more tourists would like to visit the baths of Budapest.

It means, based on the statistics reported by turizmus.com, that nearly 1 million guests visited the 11 Budapest baths that were open in the first quarter of 2019. This is 67 500 more than the record set last year and means a 7.4 percent increase in the number of visitors.

The revenue from sales was valued at €11.8 million between January and March. Just to be correct, it is 18.9% more than for the same period last year.

How is such an increase in the revenue possible?

One of the main reasons of this revenue record is the growing popularity of the baths amongst foreign tourists, what we already mentioned above. It is estimated that 60% of visitors from outside of Hungary went to one of Budapest’s historic baths.

Entry fees have also been increased by 5% at the start of the year (this means €0.5-1 per each bath) while additional services and the own branded products of the baths are also becoming more and more popular among the guests.

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IX. Food Truck Show is coming http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1372/ix-food-truck-show-is-coming Don't plan any another program for this weekend! Mon, 29 Apr 2019 11:47:41 GMT Budnews
IX. Food Truck Show is coming

IX. Food Truck Show is coming

Don't plan any another program for this weekend!

Gastronomy

Budnews

Delicious food and gripping horse race - what else could we wish for on the first weekend of May? Before (or after) you say thank you for your mother, come to the 9th Food Truck Show from Friday 3th May till Sunday 5th May. These three days are the feast of the rolling gastronomy's best food trucks complemented with an exciting race.

The event offers a diverse culinary journey which is innovative but also traditional at the same time. A wide range of street food companies are coming from all over Hungary to be discovered on the spot. There will be several additional programs like horse racing, greyhound racing, kite-flying, puppet shows, skills development programs for children, Street Art Show and street musicians, so Kincsem Park will be an ideal place for families and adults too.

The event is accessible to all, and is enjoyable for all ages. To get there, we recommend to take the special shuttle bus which runs in every hour between Deák Ferenc Square and Kincsem Park during the event.

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New car-sharing service launches in Budapest – with luxury cars http://budnews.hu/news/News/1371/new-car-sharing-service-launches-in-budapest-–-with-luxury-cars DriveNow launches at the end of April with BMW and Mini models, a total of 240 cars – including 40 BMW i3. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:38:33 GMT Budnews
New car-sharing service launches in Budapest – with luxury cars

New car-sharing service launches in Budapest – with luxury cars

DriveNow launches at the end of April with BMW and Mini models, a total of 240 cars – including 40 BMW i3.

News

Budnews

There are several car – and other vehicle – sharing system in the city, just think about Mol Limo or Greengo for example. But one thing was missing from this industry: luxury. This will end soon, as DriveNow, which is a member of SHARE NOW, one of the world's largest car-sharing companies arrives to Budapest with high-end cars. DriveNow is associated with BMW and is first introduced to Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest.

DriveNow will be available from April 29th, but we can register from April 11th through the application or on their website. The first five thousand user can register for free, then registration costs 4990 HUF (17.5 USD) in the first four week, then the final price of the registration will be 9900 HUF (35 USD). In each case, we get 25 bonus minutes with the registration.

The car-sharing service fleet is truly unique: it includes Mini Cabrios, MINIs with 3 and 5 doors, X2 City SUVs and electric i3 models. In addition, 5-door vehicles from BMW Series 1, Active Tourers from BMW Series 2, and BMW X1 will also be available to rent.

Its other special feature is that the cars can be rented with hourly rates (3, 6, 9 hours) besides the usual minute and daily based rate of the domestic market. Depending on the model, the rent costs between 99 and 129 Forints per minute, but it can be reduced to 62 Forints per minute in some cases.

The DriveNow zone in Budapest extends north to the Óbuda-Újpest line, eastward to Örs Vezér tere, from where it follows the Hungária Boulevard to Kelenföld. In the west, the border is Gazdagrét and Pasarét. Drivers can rent any of the 240 cars with the DriveNow app within the zone, and they can leave the area with the rented cars. But – as it's general with these services – you have to bring the car back to the zone when you're done.

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FC Barcelona to launch soccer academy in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1370/fc-barcelona-to-launch-soccer-academy-in-budapest One of the world’s largest professional football clubs will open a football academy in our capital, with one base on the Buda-side and one on the Pest side of the city. Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:12:16 GMT Mia Balogh
FC Barcelona to launch soccer academy in Budapest

FC Barcelona to launch soccer academy in Budapest

One of the world’s largest professional football clubs will open a football academy in our capital, with one base on the Buda-side and one on the Pest side of the city.

News

Mia Balogh

FC Barcelona, one of the world’s largest professional football clubs, will start a football academy in Budapest for training children aged between 4 and 14 throughout the year.

In line with the agreement, the academy in Budapest will operate under a professional director from FC Barcelona. All coaches working for the academy will be expected to use the training methods of the Catalonian club.

The best players at the academy will get a chance to join Barcelona FC in the future because the Catalonian club will have a pre-emption right for footballers trained in Budapest.

Source: MTI, nemzetisport.hu

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Budapest Beer Week arrives with special beers and unique concept http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1369/budapest-beer-week-arrives-with-special-beers-and-unique-concept 11 breweries joined together to create this specialty. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 08:26:23 GMT Budnews
Budapest Beer Week arrives with special beers and unique concept

Budapest Beer Week arrives with special beers and unique concept

11 breweries joined together to create this specialty.

Gastronomy

Budnews

After last year's great success, Budapest Beer Week will be held again this year! The concept of beer week, which will take place between May 20-26, is special: the main events are the tasting sessions / tasting days, where you can consume unlimited amount of beer for six hours. At this year's festival, we can taste 200 types of beer from 50 breweries, including such unique brands that have never been on tap in Hungary.

Hungarian breweries also show their best: this year's official drink is something more than unique. To create this beer, 11 breweries joined together, and made the official New England IPA of the festival, but with an exciting twist. Instead of the mango flavor of the usual fruity IPAs, this beer is made with peach and buckthorn, making a truly unique flavor. In addition, it contains several type of hops: one from New Zealand, two Americans and a modern European kind.

We can find breweries such as New Zealand's 8 Wired Brewing, Swedish All In Brewing, Russian Bakunin, or the Spanish Basqueland Brewing on the almost one-week long beer week. But of course, the best Hungarian craft beers and the most famous foreign breweries will also be represented.

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International success of Hungarian craft beer http://budnews.hu/news/News/1368/international-success-of-hungarian-craft-beer Let us tell you two recent success stories of Hungarian craft beers. Tue, 23 Apr 2019 06:34:53 GMT Mia Balogh
International success of Hungarian craft beer

International success of Hungarian craft beer

Let us tell you two recent success stories of Hungarian craft beers.

News

Mia Balogh

We, Hungarians can consider ourselves lucky, concerning our gastronomy, because we have nice food (okay, not quite that super healthy type), good wine, great beers and craft beers, too. The latter achieved some serious international success recently, let us tell you shortly about that.

First, it’s about the achievement of FIRST Craft Beer, a Hungarian company founded in 2017 in Budapest. They took part in this year’s Berlin International Beer Competition and came away with three prizes. They were chosen as ‘Hungarian Brewery of the Year’ while their craft beers, FIRST Pilsner and FIRST IPA, both won silver medals.

And some other awesome news: Budapest was listed among the best cities in the world to drink craft beer. The guys at the Dutch Moving platform ScanMovers.com tried to identify The 100 Best Cities in the World to Drink Craft Beer and we are happy to announce that Budapest is 25th in their compilation.

Like and share our article if you like Hungarian craft beer and/or you want to come (again) to Budapest to enjoy a couple of pints from it. ;)

Source: DailyNewsHungary.com, turizmusonline.hu

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Luis Fonsi returns to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1367/luis-fonsi-returns-to-budapest After two years, Luis Fonsi will be back in town this summer – will you be there? Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:11:41 GMT Mia Balogh
Luis Fonsi returns to Budapest

Luis Fonsi returns to Budapest

After two years, Luis Fonsi will be back in town this summer – will you be there?

Event

Mia Balogh

If you hear the song Despacito or just read the title of it, we are sure that you start to sing it already. Are we right? ;) Some of us have already heard it live in 2017, when Luis Fonsi performed it in Hungary, but we can soon hear it again, because on 17 August, Luis Fonsi will perform in Budapest again – this time at the Papp László Budapest Sport Arena.

He is world famous thanks to Despacito but we must note that this is not his only hit song. The Puerto-Rican singer, songwriter, is one of the world's leading Latin music ambassadors. From his more than 20 years of experience he achieved the highest levels in the music industry: gold and platinum records all over the world / Mexico, Spain, United States, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Central America. Also he got one of the most prestigious awards of the music industry, the Latin GRAMMY®.

Despacito is his most famous and most successful song, that’s for sure. In 2017, Luis Fonsi wrote himself into music history with this song - featuring Daddy Yankee. Since then, it has become the „Most watched Video” on YouTube with more than 6 billion views.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk

So if you don’t want to miss a great concert and you want to dance and sing with the King of Latin music his songs like Échame la Culpa, Imposible, Sola and of course Despacito remember to be at Papp László Sport Arena, on 17 August 2019 at 8 pm.

Source: Eventim.hu

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3+1 Easter programs in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1366/3+1-easter-programs-in-budapest If you spend Easter in Budapest, and still wondering what to do, let us help you with a short compilation of the best programs in the city (and around). Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:09:12 GMT Mia Balogh
3+1 Easter programs in Budapest

3+1 Easter programs in Budapest

If you spend Easter in Budapest, and still wondering what to do, let us help you with a short compilation of the best programs in the city (and around).

News

Mia Balogh

1, Easter in Várkert Bazaar and in the Castle District

From 20 to 22 April, the neo-Renaissance palaces of the Várkert will host a great festival with lots of concerts and family programs. We are sure that you won’t feel like leaving – maybe only for the possibility of a nice walk up to Buda Castle. ;) The Castle District is beautiful at this time of the year and the panorama is always awesome. If the weather is nice, it’s absolutely a must-see.

2, Spring Fairs

Vörösmarty Square is currently getting some refurbishment, so this year, the Spring Fair takes place at the nearby Vigadó Square and on the Danube Promenade. Smaller fairs will be located at Fővám Square, Deák Square and Városháza Park. Check out at least one of these for some traditional egg painting, shoeing, art and craft workshops and of course to taste some Hungarian Easter specialties like cooked smoked ham with hard-boiled eggs.

3, Easter Cruise

What about some water fun? This time it’s not about sprinkling girls and women with water or perfume, but a 1.5-hour boat tour on the Danube. You can see Budapest from the water and also enjoy a nice dinner or a tasting of 7 local wines. Live music will be provided by the Hungaria Orchestra.

The program is available for 19, 20, 21 and 22 April for 54 EUR. There is a student discount available (for them tickets cost 50 EUR) and the cruise is free for children under 6 years.

+1 Szentendre

If you would like to know more about Hungary’s old-time Easter traditions, visit Szentendre and the Skanzen. This is a huge Open Air Ethnographic Museum, which awaits the families with exciting and authentic Easter programs. You can get acquainted with the traditions of the different Hungarian regions, how they paint the eggs, try sprinkling (tradition mentioned above), and of course, they also have a petting zoo with adorable bunnies. If you prefer something less crowded and calm, visit the Danube Bend or any of the small towns up there – we highly recommend Esztergom, or a hike in Zebegény or to the castle of Visegrád.

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Historical success of Hungarian women's national hockey team http://budnews.hu/news/News/1365/historical-success-of-hungarian-womens-national-hockey-team After beating Austria, they will head to the World Championship next year. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:06:03 GMT Mia Balogh
Historical success of Hungarian women's national hockey team

Historical success of Hungarian women's national hockey team

After beating Austria, they will head to the World Championship next year.

News

Mia Balogh

If you think of ice hockey, we are sure that Hungary is not among the best hockey player nations you think of at first. Well, it might change from now on, because the Hungarian women’s national ice hockey team beat Austria in the last match of the Division 1/A World Championships, held in Budapest recently. So for the first time in history, the girls will head to the World Championships next year. Amazing results, isn’t it? ;)

As nemzetisport.hu reported, Hungary started well against Austria, but Austria equalised in the first third of the match. In the second third, Hungary continued to dominate, but they didn’t manage to score again – just like Austria. We have to mention the fantastic work of the Austrian keeper, who had 31 saves throughout the match.

Hungary continued to direct proceedings in the final third, they wanted to do everything to win in front of the crowd of the sold-out Vasas Jégcentrum. Then in the final third, 10 minutes before the end of the match, Hungary scored via Bernadett Németh, and won the match.

This historical success means that Hungary is promoted to the 2020 World Championships for the first time, alongside Denmark.

Source: Nemzetisport.hu

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Renewal of metro line M3 continues with the southern section http://budnews.hu/news/News/1364/renewal-of-metro-line-m3-continues-with-the-southern-section The second phase of the renovation of metro line M3 has started. Wed, 17 Apr 2019 09:33:03 GMT Budnews
Renewal of metro line M3 continues with the southern section

Renewal of metro line M3 continues with the southern section

The second phase of the renovation of metro line M3 has started.

News

Budnews

If you have been to Budapest in the past few months and used the public transport, you have probably experienced that the busiest metro line M3 is under reconstruction. As a part of the complex reconstruction of the line, modern tracks are built, there will be a complete electrical reconstruction, the safety equipment will be replaced, just as the train control system, conductor system, the passenger areas and even the stations will also be renovated.

Now the first section, the northern part between Újpest Központ and Lehet tér is ready: in the first phase of the reconstruction, affected stations were transformed to their new image. Clean, bright spaces, new furniture, and passenger information, as well as revived artworks await the passengers of metro line M3. The modern interior design and the visual image are both trying to meet the memory of the old times and the challenges of the present.

Since 6 April the reconstruction of metro line M3 continues with the southern part: the complete track shutdown came into effect between Népliget and Kőbánya-Kispest metro stations. Renovation of the 4.8 km long south section planned to end in Q4 2020, and cost approximately 42 billion forints.

Similarly to the reconstruction of the northern section, complex modernization and architectural transformation of all the systems will take place, passenger spaces will be renewed, a new unified passenger information system will be built, and a CCTV system will be installed to enhance passenger safety. At the stations there will be a fire protection system conforming to the latest regulations and a modern ventilation, heat and smoke extraction system will be installed as well. The service areas also will be renewed in addition to the passenger areas. As part of the reconstruction, the whole track is being completely rebuilt, including rails and detours.

During this period, passengers can travel by metro replacement buses and further surface services that help ensure smooth traffic. This section affects the approach of the airport and indirectly the availability of the city center, so stay informed before traveling about the ongoing works, metro replacement services, and the possible changes on the official website of the reconstruction.

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Dairy and gluten-free restaurant opened in the heart of downtown http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1363/dairy-and-gluten-free-restaurant-opened-in-the-heart-of-downtown- Even those people will love this place who has no problem with any of the ingredients. Tue, 16 Apr 2019 07:41:32 GMT Budnews
Dairy and gluten-free restaurant opened in the heart of downtown

Dairy and gluten-free restaurant opened in the heart of downtown

Even those people will love this place who has no problem with any of the ingredients.

Gastronomy

Budnews

Although the number of vegetarian / vegan places in Budapest has risen sharply in recent years, gluten-sensitive people are still not in an easy position. There are plenty of good restaurants, but they usually don't think about lactose and gluten-sensitive people, so it's understandable, that the opening of a place exactly for them is a big deal. The concept of Kata restaurant has grown out of this thought so the owners made it's menu directly for dairy and lactose intolerant people.

This lactose and gluten-free restaurants in the neighborhood of Opera awaits with breakfast menu and weekly lunch menu, and many delicious courses, of course without lactose or gluten. They have seasonal fruit soup with roasted almond, traditional gray cattle goulash soup and

guinea fowl consomme with ginger to start with. As main course you can taste grilled salmon fillet in Dijon crust, vegetarian burger, of course in gluten free bun, smoked salmon slices with spicy cheese cream on a salad bed with green lemon, or tenderloin matured for three months with goose liver, green peas and rosemary potatoes – just to mention a few of them. As dessert, we can chose the classic somlói dumplings or chocolate fondant with vanilla and roasted pecans.

Must try place, even if you're lucky enough and don't have problem with milk and traditional flour.

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Night of Coffee Houses 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1362/night-of-coffee-houses-2019 It's all about coffee on 17 May! Mon, 15 Apr 2019 08:47:07 GMT Budnews
Night of Coffee Houses 2019

Night of Coffee Houses 2019

It's all about coffee on 17 May!

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Municipality of Budapest organized the first Night of Coffee Houses in 2018 with that in mind that many tourists don't even know about the rich coffee tradition of Budapest. The truth is that the cafés of the capital have always played a prominent role in the history of Budapest, in the 19th century they became the main venue of culture, and were important centers of literary life. That's why they want to show the city's most memorable coffee houses this evening and revive their vibrant cultural life with historical, musical, theatrical and literary events. Along with the history of the cafes, we can hear a lot of interesting things about coffee itself this evening.

This year thirty venues and nearly one hundred cultural programs await the lovers of coffee on 17 May. Besides getting to know the coffee culture, literary programs and jazz concerts will make the night special. Organizers offer unique programs for coffee lovers: barista instructors and coffee experts will introduce us to the mystery of coffee culture and we can even participate in cupping coffee tasting programs. There will be several coffee house and city history tours that show these wonderful places and their surroundings on different routes and themes.

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Budapest among top 20 European travel destinations http://budnews.hu/news/News/1361/budapest-among-top-20-european-travel-destinations- After European Best Destinations placed Budapest first, here is a new compilation with our capital also featured – not first, but definitely in the top 10. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 07:17:29 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest among top 20 European travel destinations

Budapest among top 20 European travel destinations

After European Best Destinations placed Budapest first, here is a new compilation with our capital also featured – not first, but definitely in the top 10.

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Budapest was recently ranked as 17th on Tripadvisor’s top European destinations list. They highlight the ‘sparkling treasures’ of our capital but also note that history, culture and natural beauty can also be seen here.

“Budapest’s 118 springs and boreholes. The city of spas offers an astounding array of baths, from the sparkling Gellért Baths to the vast 1913 neo-baroque Széchenyi Spa to Rudas Spa, a dramatic 16th-century Turkish pool with original Ottoman architecture. The “Queen of the Danube” is also steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. Get your camera ready for the Roman ruins of the Aquincum Museum, Heroes’ Square and Statue Park, and the 300-foot dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica” – they write.

Let’s check out together the top 20 best European travel destinations according to Tripadvisor:

1. London, UK

2. Paris, France

3. Rome, Italy

4. Crete, Greece

5. Barcelona, Spain

6. Istanbul, Turkey

7. Prague, Czech Republic

8. Lisbon, Portugal

9. Mallorca, Spain

10. Tenerife, Spain

11. Santorini, Greece

12. Florence, Italy

13. Rhodes, Greece

14. Amsterdam, Netherlands

15. Venice, Italy

16. Corsica, Italy

17. Budapest, Hungary

18. Madeira, Madeira Islands

19. Malta, Malta

20. Berlin, Germany

We hope that it’s still not boring for you to see these compilations and our joy when Budapest can be found on a prestigious list. ;)

Source: Tripadvisor.com

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3+1 beautiful places to see in Hungary this spring http://budnews.hu/news/News/1360/3+1-beautiful-places-to-see-in-hungary-this-spring- If you are lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Hungary this spring, and you really feel like seeing something more than the wonders of Budapest, then let yourself be inspired by the following list. Which one of these wonderful places will you visit? Thu, 11 Apr 2019 06:56:37 GMT Mia Balogh
3+1 beautiful places to see in Hungary this spring

3+1 beautiful places to see in Hungary this spring

If you are lucky enough to spend a couple of days in Hungary this spring, and you really feel like seeing something more than the wonders of Budapest, then let yourself be inspired by the following list. Which one of these wonderful places will you visit?

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1, The salt hill of Egerszalók

Egerszalók lies 5 km away from Eger, must-see town for the fans of history and good wines. Egerszalók is famous for its thermal spring, coming from a depth of 40m, but also for a special salt hill formed here. It is truly amazing, we highly recommend you a visit. ;)

2, ‘Floating houses’ on the lake of Bokod

You might have seen some Hungarian wedding pictures made right at some colourful tiny houses built on wooden poles – well, this is the floating village of Bokod, a fantastic, unmissable place approximately 50 miles from Budapest.

3, Hiking at the Balaton

Lake Balaton can be a great destination in every season. For example this spring, a lot of spring programs are organized all around the lake. Or do you prefer a hike? Then we recommend you to visit the Szabadság-kilátó (Freedom lookout tower) in Csere hill, Alsóörs.

+1. Big Hárs Hill in Buda Hills

If you don’t want to leave the city, or you won’t have enough time to go further, just enjoy a nice afternoon on Big Hárs Hill in Buda Hills. Take a bus 22, 22A or 222 on Széll Kálmán Square and in 15 minutes, you can enjoy the beauties of the nature and a nice hike to Kaán Károly lookout tower. The place is also highly recommended for joggers, just saying. ;)

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Leonardo exhibition opens in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1359/leonardo-exhibition-opens-in-budapest The interactive exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist – Inventor – Genius’ opened its gates in Budapest in the middle of March, and will be available to visit until September. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 07:20:22 GMT Mia Balogh
Leonardo exhibition opens in Budapest

Leonardo exhibition opens in Budapest

The interactive exhibition ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist – Inventor – Genius’ opened its gates in Budapest in the middle of March, and will be available to visit until September.

Culture

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Reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings and also interactive mock-ups of nearly 60 of Leonardo’s technical inventions can be seen at an interactive exhibition that’s called ‘Leonardo da Vinci: Artist – Inventor – Genius’ in Budapest, reported turizmus.com. The exhibition opened in the middle of March and will be available to visit until the beginning of September.

The exhibition does not limit itself to introduce us ‘the painter of Mona Lisa’, we can know a multi-talented scientist, a true legend with a million faces, who has preceded his age by hundreds of years. Leonardo (1452 – 1519) felt himself quite close to art and music, but also to different sciences like physics, anatomy, architecture and he also has designed military weapons.

So the exhibition depicts the genius of Leonardo and takes us back to the past, but offers us also a big adventure using the technical possibilities of the present and maybe some of the future. Thanks to virtual reality, we can also ‘step into’ some paintings with VR glasses, where we receive video and audio guidance. These virtual reality experiences will show us which of our everyday objects do we use on the basis of da Vinci’s inventions from hundreds of years ago.

The exhibition has been a great success in 23 countries so far, and the Hungarian organizers are expecting around 100 000 visitors in six months.

If you visit Budapest in the following weeks or months, don’t hesitate to check out this exciting exhibition. ;)

Location: 8-10 Király Street, Budapest

More info and tickets (we suggest you to book online): https://www.davincikiallitas.hu/en/

Source: Turizmus.com

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The first electric scooter-sharing system is here http://budnews.hu/news/News/1358/the-first-electric-scooter-sharing-system-is-here Soon we can rent e-scooters based on the well-known community sharing system. The test period is on! Tue, 9 Apr 2019 08:08:34 GMT Budnews
The first electric scooter-sharing system is here

The first electric scooter-sharing system is here

Soon we can rent e-scooters based on the well-known community sharing system. The test period is on!

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Bike sharing system is not a big deal these days, every bigger city has one of those. Budapest has such companies for bikes (Mol Bubi), motorbikes (Blinkee) and cars (Mol Limo, Greengo), and now here is the newest thing: the scooter sharing system. Lime is launching an electric roller, or scooter service in the capital of Hungary, with the aim of making life easier for the capital city.

Lime is present in more than 100 cities around the world with bikes and e-scooters. Their scooters are equipped with a built-in GPS system and an automatic break system. You can download the Lime application to your smartphone from the App Store or Google Play to find the closest free e-roller that you can use with your mobile. One of the advantages of the e-scooter sharing service is that it works without docking stations, so you can pick up and drop rollers almost anywhere: This way it only takes few minutes to reach the City Park on Andrássy Avenue, starting from Elisabeth Square.

For the time being, the test period is on, and it seems to be a great opportunity. With these vehicles you don't have to look for a parking space as you can pick it up and can left your devices wherever you want. Prior to implementation, Lime cooperated with the relevant local authorities and talked to local decision makers. The scooters are capable of a maximum speed of 25 km/h, with a rechargeable battery. We have nothing to do with the scooters, except enjoying the ride: Lime team maintains the vehicles, they collect the rollers during the nigh, recharge them at filing stations, thus they can be used again in perfect condition in the morning.

“We believe that there is a big need for micromobility in Budapest. Like many other European cities, traffic jams, air pollution and parking difficulties are also a problem here. In collaboration with the capital and the local people, we want to develop solutions that make our urban environment more livable. I hope that in a year we will see many people on the streets of Budapest to travel with Lime e-scooters and our service will be an integral part of this dynamically developing city” - said Paloma Castro Martinez, Director of Lime.

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Monopoly introduces: the special Budapest-edition http://budnews.hu/news/News/1357/monopoly-introduces:-the-special-budapest-edition- The world's most popular board game now devotes a special edition to the Hungarian capital. Mon, 8 Apr 2019 08:40:06 GMT Budnews
Monopoly introduces: the special Budapest-edition

Monopoly introduces: the special Budapest-edition

The world's most popular board game now devotes a special edition to the Hungarian capital.

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If there is a game that has been part of all of our lives for a shorter or longer period of time, it is undoubtedly Monopoly. Generations grow up with this real estate game, that has dozens of special editions through the decades. There are, for example Friends, Walking dead, Lord of the rings, Transformers, FC Barcelona, and Hungary edition. The newest version of this classic game is about Budapest, so soon we can fight for the Chain Bridge, Heroes' Square, Margaret Island and the Citadel.

This sounds more than awesome, but to be fair, we have to admit: it's not a special honor for our capital: 200 other cities had their own edition before, for example New York, Edinburgh, Sydney, Rome and Dublin. The Budapest-themed board game will, of course, be published in Hungarian, and soon we can own the most beautiful and famous sights of the city.

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The most beautiful building of City Park is ready: Olof Palme House opens this fall http://budnews.hu/news/News/1356/the-most-beautiful-building-of-city-park-is-ready:-olof-palme-house-opens-this-fall Here comes the first video of the mesmerizing Neo-renaissance building. Fri, 5 Apr 2019 09:18:49 GMT Budnews
The most beautiful building of City Park is ready: Olof Palme House opens this fall

The most beautiful building of City Park is ready: Olof Palme House opens this fall

Here comes the first video of the mesmerizing Neo-renaissance building.

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If you've ever been to the City Park in Budapest, you've probably noticed a beautiful, but rundown building in the heart of the park: this is Olof Palme House, a gorgeous Neo-renaissance building, which is finally brought to a worthy state. The reconstruction of the House is ready, and it will open its doors this fall as “House of Millenium”, a new cultural venue of the city.

The building, with a basic area of more than 1,100 square meters, was originally constructed for the 1885 National General Exhibition as an exhibition venue of fine art, and as recorded by contemporaneous reviews, it was one of the most impressive structures of the complex. At the time of its building, it was praised mainly for its colorfulness, thanks to the unique Zsolnay porcelain decorations of the facade.

Unfortunately, the building proved to be too small for the planned exhibition, therefore another, far larger and more suitable building was constructed in Városliget by 1896: the present building of Műcsarnok. After the establishment of the Fine Arts Foundation, the building was used as a sculptors’ workshop in the 1950s, and then as the central office of the Fine Arts Implementation Company. In this period, the structure significantly deteriorated, and nothing was done to preserve its original beauty.

The current, overall reconstruction started in autumn 2017 according to the design of Ferenc Pfaff: during the works the building's subsequent build-ups have been removed, the entire interior building structure has been demolished and rebuilt, the new roof is covered with huge glass surfaces, and the special Zsolnay ceramics that decorate the facade of the building also have been restored.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuvvSZ0fu_c

The main entrance is also restored to its original place, where in the second phase of the park's landscape renewal, a new beautiful rose garden will be created. The building also got a new name: from now on it's called the “House of Millenium”. The new 1250 square meter building is a cultural community place, with an interactive exhibition space, a millennium-style restaurant-café, a small lecture and conference room on the ground floor with, and a museum pedagogical area.

After the renovation, the House opens with a temporary exhibition about the golden age of the City Park, then a permanent, interactive exhibition also opens, that recalls the most successful period of Hungary's modern history, the turn of 19th and 20th century.

Can't wait to see!

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3 good reasons why Budapest Art Week is a ‘must see’ http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1355/3-good-reasons-why-budapest-art-week-is-a-‘must-see’ As we all know, Budapest is offering a wide range of cultural and art programs – in April, also the exhibitions of Budapest Art Week included. These are unmissable programs, here’s why. Thu, 4 Apr 2019 10:39:53 GMT Mia Balogh
3 good reasons why Budapest Art Week is a ‘must see’

3 good reasons why Budapest Art Week is a ‘must see’

As we all know, Budapest is offering a wide range of cultural and art programs – in April, also the exhibitions of Budapest Art Week included. These are unmissable programs, here’s why.

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1, The fourth Budapest Art Week offers you nearly 100 exhibitions at 74 venues for 6 days, so everybody can find a program they like.

2, It will be organized this spring – from 9 to 14 April – so if the weather turns cloudy or windy outside, or a light rain arrives, you’ll have the opportunity to stop in sightseeing and to see and interesting exhibition. ;) New venues include the Hopp Ferenc Asia Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, it was told on a press conference in March, so you’ll have some more interesting cultural hotspots to choose from.

3, The main exhibition of the festival will be shown in the Mikve Gallery and focus on connections between contemporary Russian and Hungarian art, in parallel with the Budapest Spring Festival in which Russia is a guest of honour. The exhibition will feature work by acclaimed artists such as the Blue Noses Group, Oleg Kulik, Chto Delat and the AES+F collective.

If you know the artworks of all these artists, we recommend you to see the main exhibition of Budapest Art Week, but if you don’t know these yet, well, it’s high time to learn something, right? ;)

For more information, check out their website:

https://www.bpartweek.hu/en/

Source: MTI

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Iggy Pop returns to Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1354/iggy-pop-returns-to-hungary- The 71-year-old Michigan legend is set to perform at Budapest Park this summer – supposedly some of his best songs and a spectacular show are to be expected. Wed, 3 Apr 2019 12:49:09 GMT Mia Balogh
Iggy Pop returns to Hungary

Iggy Pop returns to Hungary

The 71-year-old Michigan legend is set to perform at Budapest Park this summer – supposedly some of his best songs and a spectacular show are to be expected.

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25 years after his first gig in Budapest, Iggy Pop returns to our capital to perform at Budapest Park: he is set to perform on 24 July, and will supposedly bring a couple of his best songs and also a spectacular show.

The godfather of punk had his last solo performance in our capital in 1994 (at the now-demolished Petőfi Csarnok), then, two years later, he was one of the headliners of Sziget Festival. He returned to the Island of Freedom in 2006 and in 2012, too.

Iggy Pop released his last album, Post Pop Depression in 2016. With his latest songs, he showed to the world that he has remained innovative – even 50 years after his debut in the music industry. Produced with the help of Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme, the disc was nominated for the best alternative music album at the Grammy Awards.

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The genius experimenter: László Moholy-Nagy exhibition opened http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1353/the-genius-experimenter:-laszlo-moholy-nagy-exhibition-opened The exhibition is just as special as his oeuvre. Tue, 2 Apr 2019 12:46:36 GMT Budnews
The genius experimenter: László Moholy-Nagy exhibition opened

The genius experimenter: László Moholy-Nagy exhibition opened

The exhibition is just as special as his oeuvre.

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László Moholy-Nagy is undoubtedly one on the biggest Hungarian photographers. Acknowledged figure of twentieth-century avantgarde art, and also one of the most distinguished teacher personalities of Bauhaus. As a versatile artist he had a radically experimental practice in the field of painting, sculpture, photography and film as well as commercial and industrial design and scenography. His visual art together with his theoretical and educational work, his photographs, films and photograms were of such significance that they have transformed our thinking about art.

This new exhibition, The genius experimenter is realized in the framework of Bauhaus 100 event and shows perfectly his genius. The exhibited photographs provide detailed and thorough insight into the work of Moholy-Nagy in the field of photography. The exhibition presents his work in three thematic sections: photogram experiments, photoplastics, and other experiments and abstractions supplemented by Moholy-Nagy’s more personal photographs.

With the exhibition of this collection, Mai Manó House celebrates the centennial of Bauhaus as well as the photographic oeuvre of László Moholy-Nagy, the institution’s ‘youngest professor’.

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Budapest has 2 new Michelin star restaurants http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1352/budapest-has-2-new-michelin-star-restaurants The total number of Michelin-star restaurants in Budapest has risen to six! Mon, 1 Apr 2019 08:16:30 GMT Budnews
Budapest has 2 new Michelin star restaurants

Budapest has 2 new Michelin star restaurants

The total number of Michelin-star restaurants in Budapest has risen to six!

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Michelin season is here, and we have two reasons to be happy: the Main Cities of Europe Guide lists the best restaurants of 38 European cities, and we have many eateries on the list!

This year Zagreb and Dubrovnik got its first star, but the greatest pleasure for us is that at the same time two Budapest restaurants also received 'the' star: Stand and Babel are now officially among the best.

In addition to the new recognition, our former Michelin star restaurants have been able to preserve their stars, so Costes, Costes Downtown and Borkonyha have still the one-star rating and Onyx has two Michelin stars. Talking about stars: do you know what they mean exactly? One star means a quality kitchen that worth trying, if you're there anyway. Two stars mean so excellent kitchen that it's worth taking a detour, while three means such a perfect place that it's worth a trip in itself.

In addition to the stars, Bib Gourmand qualification has been also awarded. Those restaurants can get this recommendation, that offer a very good value for money in their category. This list refreshes year-to-year and in 2019 three Hungarian places made it to the list: Fricska in Dob street, Petrus restaurant at Ferenc Square and Stand25 got this recommendation this year.

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Legendary Treasures of the Incas exhibition opened in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1351/legendary-treasures-of-the-incas-exhibition-opened-in-budapest- Come closer, enter and take a look around in the exciting world and amazing treasures of a once ruling nation of South America. Fri, 29 Mar 2019 08:28:18 GMT Mia Balogh
Legendary Treasures of the Incas exhibition opened in Budapest

Legendary Treasures of the Incas exhibition opened in Budapest

Come closer, enter and take a look around in the exciting world and amazing treasures of a once ruling nation of South America.

Culture

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It is quite rare for us to have the possibility to gain insight into the closed world of an ancient civilisation – to see how their society, culture, religion worked at that time, and also the decline of the society. One of the newest exhibitions in Budapest, the Legendary Treasures of the Incas is showing us all these interesting things – and gold, as well.

Because, as the organizers write in their press release, “the main purpose of the exhibition is to get a comprehensive picture of the former Inca civilization and to make you feel the temptation of gold”.

“The desire for gold is eternal. Gold is a symbol of gods and rulers and universal currency and a curse. Explore the legendary gold treasure of the Incas, enter the bloody history of America's colonization, get to know the ancient civilizations and their associates” – invite the organisers.

The Incas treasure shows original gold exhibits, different everyday utensils and models of real buildings and ritual sites. Believe us, it is quite interesting. ;)

The exhibition is open from 13 March to 31 July, every day, between 9 am and 8 pm. The event venue is called Komplex, and it can be found easily near Gozsdu Court (6th district, Király Street 26).

Tickets are available for 3800-4400 HUF. Tickets: HUF 3,800 / 4,400

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New Popup Bubble Bar opened in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1350/new-popup-bubble-bar-opened-in-budapest- A fancy new bubble bar has opened its gates in Budapest: Popup Bubble Bar by Intermezzo Roof Terrace is waiting for us until this summer on the rooftop of Hotel President. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 11:44:07 GMT Mia Balogh
New Popup Bubble Bar opened in Budapest

New Popup Bubble Bar opened in Budapest

A fancy new bubble bar has opened its gates in Budapest: Popup Bubble Bar by Intermezzo Roof Terrace is waiting for us until this summer on the rooftop of Hotel President.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

You might have seen those big bubbles in several rooftop bars around Europe. You know, those tent-like transparent things which allow us to enjoy for example the beautiful view in Budapest – even when it’s cold outside.

The newest addition to the bubble bar map of the Old Continent is Popup Bubble Bar by Intermezzo Roof Terrace.

The rooftop bar on top of Hotel President has three differently styled 30 m2 bubbles: bar, bistro and lounge – Turizmus.com writes.

Wall of padlocks also added

Besides the bubble bar, the hotel also introduced a so-called wall of padlocks at the Intermezzo Roof Terrace. What is a wall of padlocks? You might have seen something like this is several big cities: couples can put their own locks on the wall with their names on them, and close it – it’s like a sign of belonging together and eternal love.

If you don’t have a padlock but you and your partner feel like adding yours to the wall, no problem: the staff is prepared for everything so you can buy a lock at the bar, too. ;)

Good to know

The bubbles are covered but not heated, and are available for anyone – not only for hotel guests. If you want to enjoy some bubbly or not bubbly drinks here, we highly recommend the reservation. It’s for free, just like the entry. Drinks and bar food are approximately for the same price like in any other city centre spot.

For more info, check out their website: https://hotelpresident.hu/restaurants/popup-bubble-bar-by-intermezzo-roof-terrace

Source: Turizmus.com

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Zero waste shops in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/Lifestyle/1349/zero-waste-shops-in-budapest Grab your mash-bag and save the planet! Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:24:06 GMT Budnews
Zero waste shops in Budapest

Zero waste shops in Budapest

Grab your mash-bag and save the planet!

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As plastic pollution gets more and more attention, zero waste-lifestyle also gets more fame and success. Fortunately, many people realized, that we have to change, and being eco-friendly started to be really cool in the past few years. In this spirit, Budapest has now several zero waste shops, where everything – event things like grain - is unpacked. The primary goals of these places are to develop and distribute an environmentally conscious and sustainable purchasing culture, to reduce household waste by eliminating unnecessary product packaging, to promote zero waste lifestyle, and to promote the consumption of domestic products.

Transparency plays a key role in these efforts. At these places, the products are immediately visible when entering the store. They don't hide them in unnecessary packaging materials because they don't need to. These products are both fresh and natural, they do not contain any unnecessary preservatives, additives or texture enhancers. Most of them come from within the country.

By eliminating the packaging, these places allow us to buy exactly as much as we need. Here we can get 100 or 628 grams of rice, you can buy just one tasting portion from almost everything, or you can come with a specific recipe with well-defined quantities.

At these shops, customers buy products using their own pots, bags and packaging in exactly the quantities they need. You can buy vegetables, pasta, flour, herbs and spices, desserts and snack, dried fruit, muesli, jams, syrups, nuts and seed, oils and vinegar, bakery products, dairy product, cereal, grains, legumes, and even household and cleaning products.

In Budapest, there are several eco-friendly shops, where you can buy some of the things unpacked, but only three of them has no packed goods at all. These are the following:

Ne pazarolj! zero waste shop and café, Location: Fő street 79, 1027 Budapest

Ligeti Zero waste shop Location 1: Katona József Street 9-11, 1137 Budapest

Location 2: Karinthy Frigyes út 14, 1111 Budapest

The method and supply are basically the same at all of these places, so choose any of them, you will not be disappointed.

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Budapest got its own gin brand – and so the first Hungarian gin is born http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1348/budapest-got-its-own-gin-brand-–-and-so-the-first-hungarian-gin-is-born Juniper berries and poppy seed make it really special. Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:34:04 GMT Budnews
Budapest got its own gin brand – and so the first Hungarian gin is born

Budapest got its own gin brand – and so the first Hungarian gin is born

Juniper berries and poppy seed make it really special.

Gastronomy

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When it comes to high-quality and Hungarian-related alcohols, most of us probably think of the good Hungarian wines, Unicum, pálinka, or maybe the craft beers. But the one thing that wouldn't come to our mind for sure, is gin. No wonder, so far there was no such thing as Hungarian gin. Luckily, the renaissance of gin slowly reached us in the last 3-4 years: we can get acquainted with this elegant drink from the basic ones to the specialties. This process led to the establishment of the First Hungarian Gin Manufactory in 2018 under the leadership of Bálint Dámosy, and that, in 2019, to their first drink: Opera Gin.

The main component of this London Dry gin is juniper berries, and we can discover spices such as angelica root, coriander seed, iris root, liquorice, grapefruit peel, Vietnamese lemongrass, aniseed, lavender and cubeb. The drink also has a secret ingredient: this is the poppy seed, which is a 100% Hungarian ingredient, as we are world leaders in the consumption of it. Until this moment, we haven't seen it as a gin component, and it’s a shame. Opera gin is something everyone should try.

For the time being, the Hotsy Totsy on Síp Street is the only place where you will surely find this specialty, but more places coming soon!

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Hungarian wildlife photographer’s fantastic exhibition opened at the Basilica http://budnews.hu/news/News/1347/hungarian-wildlife-photographer’s-fantastic-exhibition-opened-at-the-basilica If you take a walk at St. Stephen’s Basilica in the upcoming days, it is really worth slowing down a little bit, and taking a look at Bence Máté’s photo exhibition at the square in front of the Basilica. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:42:27 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian wildlife photographer’s fantastic exhibition opened at the Basilica

Hungarian wildlife photographer’s fantastic exhibition opened at the Basilica

If you take a walk at St. Stephen’s Basilica in the upcoming days, it is really worth slowing down a little bit, and taking a look at Bence Máté’s photo exhibition at the square in front of the Basilica.

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If you like animals, or love them – just like we do here – and enjoy all those great photos representing them, well, then we have an unmissable program for you: 600 photos by well-known Hungarian photographer Bence Máté are exhibited this month at the square in from of St. Stephen’s Basilica.

The young photographer has already received several prestigious international awards, including Wildlife Photographer of the Year and also the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, which is known as the Oscar price of the world of photographers. Bence Máté has published multiple books and his work has also been documented in a three-part film series.

After Budapest, the exhibition will be taken on tour to other Hungarian cities starting with Debrecen in early April.

So we still have a couple of days to check it out in Budapest, don’t miss it. ;)

Source: Szeretlekmagyarorszag.hu, MTI

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When will McDonald’s home delivery service launch in Hungary? http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1346/when-will-mcdonald’s-home-delivery-service-launch-in-hungary After being already available in eight European countries and in many others around the globe, McDelivery can finally arrive to Hungary soon. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:04:13 GMT Mia Balogh
When will McDonald’s home delivery service launch in Hungary?

When will McDonald’s home delivery service launch in Hungary?

After being already available in eight European countries and in many others around the globe, McDelivery can finally arrive to Hungary soon.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

In Budapest, you can order from KFC and Pizza Hut to soothe your fast food cravings at home or at your accommodation but it seems like you can enjoy home delivery McDonald’s food, too, very soon.

Index also writes that probably the delivery service Netpincér would deliver us our fast food orders (they also have a mobile app for delivering food from various restaurants in Hungary).

Anyway McDelivery is very-very popular in the world, especially in the big cities – it is available in eight European countries and in many others worldwide. Some of the McDelivery services are provided by Uber Eats cars, bicycles or scooters (it would be also quite cool in Budapest, in our opinion). The price of the home delivery changes from 1 to 3 dollars in the majority of the countries but there are some places where they only deliver above a certain amount spent.

In the neighbouring countries, the service is already available in Romania, Slovenia and Austria. In Vienna, the delivery is available from 11 am to 11 pm so it can be the same in Budapest, too, but we think that also a 24/7 service can be feasible.

Source: Index.hu

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7 luxury hotels in Budapest among best ones in the world http://budnews.hu/news/News/1345/7-luxury-hotels-in-budapest-among-best-ones-in-the-world These are the best Hungarian luxury hotels, according to Forbes Travel Guide. Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:08:18 GMT Mia Balogh
7 luxury hotels in Budapest among best ones in the world

7 luxury hotels in Budapest among best ones in the world

These are the best Hungarian luxury hotels, according to Forbes Travel Guide.

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Budapest is a popular destination for tourists and offers of course great restaurants, spas and also some fantastic accommodation possibilities. If you arrive here, you can spend the night at one of the awesome luxury hotels in the city, which happen to be among the best ones in the world – as Ujszo.com reported. They write that 7 luxury hotels were named among the best luxury hotels of the world, according to Forbes Travel Guide’s article.

The compilation is really prestigious – being on the list is already a big achievement – and the system must be quite complicated because Forbes’s supervisors go to different hotels all year incognito and evaluate them based on 900 (!) criteria. Can you imagine that? :O Well, 75% of these criteria are about services; the rest of the aspects are about the building’s conditions and location.

Let’s see which hotels in Budapest are among the top hotels in the world:

Corinthia Hotel Budapest, Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Intercontinental Budapest, Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, The Ritz-Carlton, Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge and New York Palace Hotel - with one of the most beautiful cafés in the world.

In which one of these hotels would you fancy a nice room – or a suite? Let’s daydreaming a little bit! ;)

Source: Ujszo.com

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Hungarian wine became the world's most expensive http://budnews.hu/news/News/1344/hungarian-wine-became-the-worlds-most-expensive A single bottle costs the price of a high-end car. Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:21:22 GMT Budnews
Hungarian wine became the world's most expensive

Hungarian wine became the world's most expensive

A single bottle costs the price of a high-end car.

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Tokaji wines are not only known and acknowledged here in Hungary, but they also represent high quality abroad. But did you know that the world's most expensive wine is also made here? A newly-released $40,000 bottle of 2008-vintage wine now ranks among the most expensive wines in the world at release. This is Tokaji Essencia, a unique sweet wine from the most famous Hungarian wine region. The high price of this special release bottle stems from both cost of production and scarcity. To produce a single magnum of the sweet, syrupy Essencia that Hungarian winemaker Royal Tokaji is now marketing for €35,000 a pop can require more than 400 pounds of grapes, not to mention a lengthy maturation. Each grape must be harvested by hand, placing Essencia among the most labor-intensive wines in the world. Fortune magazine also highlights that there are only 18 bottles of it.

The uniqueness of the essence lies in the fact that it is made of 100% aszú grapes, grapes that are almost raisin-like, without a basic wine added to dilutes its sweetness. The very high sugar content liquid is produced for a very long time, up to 8 years, in contrast to the few days or few weeks fermentation-ripening time of most wines. In addition, this special late-harvest wine also requires a graceful weather, which was given in 2008.

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One of the busiest squares of Budapest renews http://budnews.hu/news/News/1343/one-of-the-busiest-squares-of-budapest-renews Here come the first visuals of the renewing Blaha Lujza Square. Tue, 19 Mar 2019 09:48:30 GMT Budnews
One of the busiest squares of Budapest renews

One of the busiest squares of Budapest renews

Here come the first visuals of the renewing Blaha Lujza Square.

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Blaha Lujza Square is one of the „poor relations” of the city: while other public spaces are renewed in a row, it has always been missed out. The square is in very bad shape for years, so it’s a great pleasure that this year it’s finally renews. After fifty-five years, one of the busiest, iconic urban hub, significant historical and spiritual heritage, Blaha Lujza Square got what it deserves. The new pedestrian-friendly public space will satisfy the expectations of the present days, significantly increases the proportion of green areas, and even a building for cultural purposes will be built. The node will be completely barrier-free, the underpass will be renovated, and the traffic order of the boundary roads also will be partly modified.

The main purpose of renovating one of the busiest hubs in Budapest is to improve the viability of space. The quality architectural renewal ensures the restoration of the spiritual and cultural heritage of the square, the development of friendly, livable pedestrian surfaces, and the reorganization of the currently dispersed service road network with the creation of a common public space with extensive green space. The new, cultural-purpose building evokes the legacy of the old National Theater, which stood here. The number of trees in the square will increase from 26 to 65, and the size of the new green area will be over 1,000 square meters.

As further development, there will be two MOL Bubi bike stations in the square: the current one will be moved to the József Boulevard, and a new one will be installed in Márkus Emília Street. More bicycle storages are being built on the renewed Blaha Lujza Square, and in accordance with the renovation of the square, Béla Somogyi Street will be rebuilt up to Gutenberg Square, in line with previous renovations in the Palotanegyed. Corvin, one of the oldest shopping centers of the city also renews by renovating its historic façade.

The construction works expected to start this autumn and will last for about a year.

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Newest gastro haunt of Buda is something everybody should see http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1342/newest-gastro-haunt-of-buda-is-something-everybody-should-see This place worth crossing over to the other side. Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:43:47 GMT Budnews
Newest gastro haunt of Buda is something everybody should see

Newest gastro haunt of Buda is something everybody should see

This place worth crossing over to the other side.

Gastronomy

Budnews

If were talking about the sparkling gastronomic life of Budapest, most people think about the downtown of Pest. But our newest favorite place is a good example, that Buda has its own gemstones!

Frankó kitchen opened its doors in last august and soon became the favorite place of the neighborhood. The kitchen unites traditional Hungarian recipes with modern techniques and international flavors. The chef’s, David Szakonyi’s eclectic yet respectfully traditional approach to cooking creates a unique dining experience: he works with carefully selected and seasonal Hungarian ingredients and they serve small batch wines, artisanal beer and natural juices.

Frankó has daily menus with courses like cauliflower soup with coconut milk, strawberry soup with black pepper, coriander and marzipan, chicken pate with cranberry and salad, green pea risotto with citrus fennel, see food risotto, chicken heart with mushroom and lentils or chocolate mousse with truffle.

David, the chef is not a big fan of modern kitchen technology, for example, he doesn’t use sous-vide method. He prefers old, traditional procedures instead and uses offsprings in his menus, which may seem unusual for a modern housewife. Heart, liver, and brain are frequent items on Franko Kitchen’s menu, you can taste a roasted rabbit liver with pumpkin, lovage, goat cheese, caramelized pearl onions and wild mushrooms, for example. Of course, you can choose something else, but we highly recommend trying one of these curiosities if you come.

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Budapest Spring Festival 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/Event/1341/budapest-spring-festival-2019 Concerts, theatrical acts, exhibitions and several other programs will take place in multiple locations of the city. Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:13:41 GMT Budnews
Budapest Spring Festival 2019

Budapest Spring Festival 2019

Concerts, theatrical acts, exhibitions and several other programs will take place in multiple locations of the city.

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Budapest Spring Festival is one of the city’s and Hungary’s most significant cultural event. This more than two-week long festival offers everything you might wish for: classical music, opera, jazz and folk music, world music, crossover, dance and theatre performances. During this period, Budapest becomes the cultural center of Europe for the 39th time. The festival has different themes in every year: this year’s focus is on Russia and creations of Russian culture - classics, contemporaries and living legends.

There will be dozens of venues in 2019: in addition to the Müpa Budapest and Liszt Academy, Uránia National Film Theatre, Pesti Vigadó and Várkert Bazár (Castle Garden Bazaar), Budapest Music Center, Akvárium Klub, A38 Ship and other Budapest theatres, cultural institutes and museums will also be home to outstanding events. It would be hard to choose among the programs, but we collected 5 programs, we think no one should miss:

Jordi Savall and the Hespèrion XXI, the ensemble he founded, want to allow their audience to experience relations, interactions, and cultural symbioses that may also bring us closer to the solution of a number of contemporary problems. For Savall, regions, periods, and styles never had clear-cut boundaries, and he has always considered the Mediterranean as an organically coherent cultural complex with a colorful spectrum of languages and religious relations.

On David Lynch’s Highway: Eraserhead. David Lynch is one of the most original contemporary film directors. His untameable imagination, special outlook, and distinctive humour have amalgamated into an unmistakable style. Apropos of the Budapest Photo Festival’s exhibition, David Lynch: Small Stories, the Budapest Spring Festival salutes the director’s unique cinematic universe with a series of screenings that presents four of his films, some of them rarely shown, the others recently digitally remastered. We chose Eraserhead from1977, that was Lynch’s first feature film. It already featured such signature characteristics of the oeuvre as surrealistic visions, a strong visuality, a dark tone, and a peculiar humour.

Triumph of the Body. Michelangelo and Sixteenth-Century Italian Draughtsmanship. Drawing played a central role in the art of Michelangelo, who left behind a unique œuvre not only as a sculptor, but also as a painter and architect. More than 700 of his drawings have survived, while his art focused almost exclusively on the representation of the human body. The Budapest exhibition presents thirty of his nude studies, borrowed from the world’s most prestigious collections, like the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, the British Museum in London, the Casa Buonarroti and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Louvre in Paris, the Albertina in Vienna, and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Joseph Calleja Sings Arias: Maltese star tenor Joseph Calleja has been one of the most sought-after opera singers of the new century. He feels particularly at home in the Italian Romantic repertoire, and is often considered an heir of Pavarotti, or even of Jussi Björling, Beniamino Gigli, or Enrico Caruso. This season saw him in a new role, that of Rodolfo in Verdi’s Luisa Miller. He also sings a major role long on his repertoire, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, now in a production of the New York Metropolitan Opera, which will also tour the Aix-en-Provence Festival. The conductor of Calleja’s Budapest aria concert will be Pier Giorgio Morandi, globe-trotting specialist of Romantic Italian operas.

Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Philharmonic Choir: Founded in 1930 as the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, the group is the oldest of Russia’s symphonic ensembles, and also one of the best-known in the international concert arena. Its leaders have included such eminent conductors as Nikolai Golovanov, Aleksandr Gauk, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and they have cooperated with some of the world’s best soloists – including Pavarotti, Richter, and Kremer. Dmitri Shostakovich described the orchestra as “an outstanding ensemble of outstanding musicians,” referring to the fact that each member is also a distinguished solo and chamber performer.

For the full program list check out their official website, and save the date: April 5-22, Budapest!

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Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music among the best art universities of the world http://budnews.hu/news/News/1340/liszt-ferenc-academy-of-music-among-the-best-art-universities-of-the-world After taking 5 factors in consideration, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is in the first 100 of the best universities for performing arts. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 09:53:24 GMT Mia Balogh
Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music among the best art universities of the world

Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music among the best art universities of the world

After taking 5 factors in consideration, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music is in the first 100 of the best universities for performing arts.

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The British Quacquarelli Symonds’s (QS) made their 2019 list recently, and according to this compilation, the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest is ranked 51st out of the universities for performing arts.

Aside from the well-known Hungarian Academy of music, there are only two other institutions in Central and Eastern Europe that could make it to the top 100: the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.

The list makers at QS take five factors into consideration when ranking the universities: the school’s reputation in the academic sphere, how frequently academic pieces of work are quoted, the ratio of students to teachers, the lives of the schools’ alumni and the last one is the openness of the institution and the ratio of international students and teachers.

Source: mno.hu

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Two Hungarian cocktail bars among the top 50 in Europe http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1339/two-hungarian-cocktail-bars-among-the-top-50-in-europe After Bamba Marha has been rocketing to the 5 th of the top 50 burgers in Europe list, there are two cocktail bars among the 50 best ones on The Old Continent. Wed, 13 Mar 2019 09:50:43 GMT Mia Balogh
Two Hungarian cocktail bars among the top 50 in Europe

Two Hungarian cocktail bars among the top 50 in Europe

After Bamba Marha has been rocketing to the 5 th of the top 50 burgers in Europe list, there are two cocktail bars among the 50 best ones on The Old Continent.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

Although we Hungarians aren’t really considered as a traditional cocktail drinker nation, in the last couple of years there have been several amazing new spots opened in the country and in the capital city where we can occasionally enjoy some colourful, decorated mixtures.

These new cocktail bars are so fantastic that two of these even managed to get on the ‘50 best cocktail bars in Europe’ list, creates by Bigseventravel.com . These places – Hotsy Totsy (30th) and Blue Fox The Bar at the Kempinski (19th) are worth checking out, when you visit Budapest next time. ;)

Full list: the 50 best cocktail bars in Europe in 2019

50. Tailors Concept – Luxembourg

49. The Clumsies – Athens, Greece

48. Kleinod – Vienna, Austria

47. Alchemikas – Vilnius, Lithuania

46. Bar Longhi – Venice, Italy

45. XIII – Riga, Latvia

44. BeGIN – Glasgow, United Kingdom

43. Le Lion – Hamburg, Germany

42. La Pharmacie Anglaise – Brussels, Belgium

41. Sputnik Bar – Sofia, Bulgaria

40. Massimo Cocktail Bar – Korcula, Croatia

39. The Thirsty Barber – Saint Julian’s, Malta

38. Rita’s Belfast – Belfast, Ireland

37. Fix Me A Drink – Bucharest, Romania

36. Lost and Found – Nicosia, Cyprus

35. Antique American Bar – Bratislava, Slovakia

34. Hiding In Plain Sight – Amsterdam, Netherlands

33. The Happy Pig – Sofia, Bulgaria

32. Movida Cocktail Bar – Krakow, Poland

31. Kolibri – Ljubljana, Slovenia

30. Hotsy Totsy – Budapest, Hungary

29. Balderdash – Copenhagen, Denmark

28. CanCan – Bordeaux, France

27. Sazerac Bar – Tallinn, Estonia

26. Salmon Guru – Madrid, Spain

25. Tweed Bar – Stockholm, Sweden

24. Fragrances – Berlin, Germany

23. Disrepute – London, United Kingdom

22. Life is Beautiful – Brussels, Belgium

21. Bisou- Paris, France

20. Peruke & Periwig – Dublin, Ireland

19. Blue Fox The Bar at the Kempinski – Budapest, Hungary

18. Goldfish – Helsinki, Finland

17. Black Magic – Riga, Lativa

16. Black Angel’s Bar – Prague, Czech Republic

15. The Blind Pig – Dublin, Ireland

14. Brønnum – Copenhagen, Denmark

13. Red Frog – Lisbon, Portugal

12. Notthingham Forest – Milan, Italy

11. Cravan – Paris, France

10. Motto – Vienna, Austria

9. La Confiteria – Barcelona, Spain

8. Door 74 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

7. Rum Trader – Berlin, Germany

6. Heads & Tales – Scotland, United Kingdom

5. Dry – San Sebastián, Spain

4. Cocktail Trading Company – London, United Kingdom

3. Cash Only – Prague, Czech Republic

2. Pharmarium – Stockholm, Sweden

1. Dogma – Antwerp, Belgium

Source: https://bigseventravel.com/2019/02/best-bars-europe/

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Red Bull Air Race to be held in Zamárdi http://budnews.hu/news/News/1338/red-bull-air-race-to-be-held-in-zamardi The well-known sport event will have a new location this year at Lake Balaton. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 09:56:12 GMT Mia Balogh
Red Bull Air Race to be held in Zamárdi

Red Bull Air Race to be held in Zamárdi

The well-known sport event will have a new location this year at Lake Balaton.

News

Mia Balogh

‘In an exciting mix of the classic and the new, this season the Red Bull Air Race will stop in Hungary for a record 13th time – but at a fresh location that has never before hosted the aerial motorsport. The resort city of Zamárdi, on the shores of spectacular Lake Balaton, will host the world’s best Air Racing teams this summer’ – we read at Airrace.redbull.com.

So after nearly a month of searching for an alternative venue, we can assure everyone that the organizers found it. ;)

Zamárdi, a popular destination for holiday-makers, known for stunning scenery, expansive beaches, music festivals and the surrounding wine-growing region, will host the sport event on 13-14 July.

All tickets purchased for the race in Budapest are valid for a full refund from the original ticket provider and ticketing options for Lake Balaton will be announced shortly.

Source: Airrace.redbull.com, MTI

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First vegan pub in Budapest opened its doors http://budnews.hu/news/News/1337/first-vegan-pub-in-budapest-opened-its-doors Szabad Bistro combines the conscious lifestyle with the best traditions of the gastronomic revolution. Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:59:58 GMT Budnews
First vegan pub in Budapest opened its doors

First vegan pub in Budapest opened its doors

Szabad Bistro combines the conscious lifestyle with the best traditions of the gastronomic revolution.

News

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Although there are more and more places in the country where you can eat food without ingredients of animal origin, there are only a few places where you can sit in for a drink or a coffee in this spirit. Especially because the non-vegan part of a larger group can be easily discouraged by the ideology. The owner of Szabad (Free) Bistro decided to open a place, where the atmosphere is relaxed and inclusive, and where they give special attention not only to the menu, but also to the beverage list.

In this case, we have to take „vegan pub” literally: even alcoholic beverages have to meet the expectation, and only those kinds are available that has no ingredients of animal origin in them. Baileys only available in the almond version, pálinka from Savanya distillery, gluten-free IPA of Mad Scientist and the beers of Pivovar. We can also ask for a Mojito, which comes with a biodegradable straw, and coffee with almond milk pressed by themselves.

They also have street food selection: paninis, bagels, coleslaw, vegan Hortobágy-style pancake and tiramisu, for example. It’s also important that as they want to produce as little waste as possible, we cannot ask the food take away unless we bring our own box. On the other hand, the kitchen is open until ten o'clock in the evening, so Szabad Bistro is perfectly suitable for a late night dinner and some drinks in the evening.

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Tony Curtis exhibition set to open in Hungary http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1336/tony-curtis-exhibition-set-to-open-in-hungary Memorabilia connected to American actor Tony Curtis can be seen in Hungary very soon. Fri, 8 Mar 2019 09:34:16 GMT Mia Balogh
Tony Curtis exhibition set to open in Hungary

Tony Curtis exhibition set to open in Hungary

Memorabilia connected to American actor Tony Curtis can be seen in Hungary very soon.

Culture

Mia Balogh

An exhibition of the personal effects of Hollywood star Tony Curtis will open in August in Hungary – MTI writes. The location will be the northeast Hungarian town of Mátészalka, where his father was born.

Tony Curtis was born as Bernat Schwartz in 1925 in New York, to Hungarian parents. He became a star of the silver screen, playing in over 140 productions including hits such as Spartacus, Some like it hot and Houdini. He received two Golden Globe awards and was once nominated for the Oscar prize. He received the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary, Officers’ Cross, in 1996. He died in 2010.

The material of the exhibition, consisting of about 20 household objects and paintings, was donated to Mátészalka by Curtis’s widow, Jill-Curtis Weber, in 2017.

Source: MTI

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Tesla Store to open in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1335/tesla-store-to-open-in-budapest- You can already plan to check out some of the well-known American Tesla models in person and also apply for a test drive. Thu, 7 Mar 2019 11:53:39 GMT Mia Balogh
Tesla Store to open in Budapest

Tesla Store to open in Budapest

You can already plan to check out some of the well-known American Tesla models in person and also apply for a test drive.

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Tesla is planning to open a car dealership in Budapest, HVG.hu writes. According to the American automotive company’s website, the shop is scheduled to open in Budapest this spring – supposedly in March, when the smallest and cheapest Tesla, the Model 3 will officially come to the European market.

For those who have already ordered a Model 3 and have a registration number, the possibility for a test drive is also given – those lucky ones can already apply for that by clicking to the following page: http://www.tesla-universal.com/tesztvezetes.html (this is in Hungarian).

The first Hungarian Tesla Store will be located in Budapest near the Pest side of the Petőfi bridge. There is a good chance that a maintenance centre will also be opened later near the dealership. Until then, Hungarian Tesla owners still have to drive to Austria if they need any maintenance work.

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5 new favorite places to eat in the city http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1334/5-new-favorite-places-to-eat-in-the-city 2019 is already very exciting in the gastronomic world. Wed, 6 Mar 2019 13:17:14 GMT Budnews
5 new favorite places to eat in the city

5 new favorite places to eat in the city

2019 is already very exciting in the gastronomic world.

Gastronomy

Budnews

It's only March, but Budapest have tons of new places worth visiting. If you want to taste some new and characteristic, these are the places, you should check out.

Les Cadeaux de Flore is an exciting dessert point on Hattyú Street. The place is both a confectionery shop and a gift shop: French-style chocolates, dragees, meringues, biscuits, that we can buy in custom-made boxes, which will be perfect decor-pieces afterward.

Blue Agori: Greece arrived to the downtown with Blue Agori. Here we will get the best pita, stuffed with fries, and we can also choose grill cheese, salads and souvlaki, from which raw materials come directly from Greece. If you want to feel the Mediterranean atmosphere, enjoy the authentic snacks on the sunny terrace of the bar.

Csendes Concept Store: If you've been around Károlyi garden, you've probably seen the name Csendes. They have several store and unit there, and the newest Concept Store is something everybody should see. The curiosity of the concept store is that it offers craft delicacies of small producers and design objects of Hungarian contemporary artists at the same time.

Il Giardino by Panificio il Basilico is the odd-one-out on this list as it's in Szentendre, not in Budapest. But it totally worth visiting, because it has everything we love about Panifico, but with a twist. They have a beautiful garden and a playroom for kids. And of course the best Italian pizzas we could wish for.

Zing Burger at Nyugati Square: Zing is the Alpha and Omega of all craft burgers, and they have a new unit near Nyugati Railway station. The unit is new, but the concept is old: only premium components are stuffed into the buns. It will be a good idea to arrive at the station earlier to be sure you have time for a delicious burger.

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10 things you shouldn't miss when you come to Budapest in the spring http://budnews.hu/news/News/1333/10-things-you-shouldnt-miss-when-you-come-to-budapest-in-the-spring This is the time of the year when the city is the most beautiful and most loveable. Tue, 5 Mar 2019 08:24:31 GMT Budnews
10 things you shouldn't miss when you come to Budapest in the spring

10 things you shouldn't miss when you come to Budapest in the spring

This is the time of the year when the city is the most beautiful and most loveable.

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If you're coming in the next three months you should…

Visit ELTE's botanical garden and get lost in the beauty of the season. This is the time when nature is the most beautiful, so grab a blanket and escape from the world. If you are lucky enough and come to the city in April, you will see the most beautiful Sakura blooming you can imagine.

Try a city walk. There are several thematic sightseeing tours, where you can learn about the Castle hill, the history of downtown or the Jewish quarter, it depends only on you. The 2-3-hour long walks are much more interesting than a general one, and you can get to know the city from a unique point of view.

Visit Budapest Spring Festival which is one of the city’s and Hungary’s most significant cultural events. This almost one-month long festival offers everything you might wish: classical music, opera, jazz and folk music, world music, crossover, dance and theater performances.

Go on a hike to the highest point of Budapest! This is the 529-meter high János hill, and at the top of the hill there is Elisabeth Lookout tower since 1910, which offers a wonderful panorama of the whole city. If you don't like hiking, choose the chairlifts instead!

Try out the boat service. There are several touristic boats and ships on the Danube, but did you know that Budapest Transport Center has its own routes? Instead of taking the tram or bus, try out the Bkk boats: the city looks beautiful from the river.

Have a picnic! There are so many beautiful gardens in the city, and instead of just walking through one of them, lay on the grass and enjoy the first lights of the sun. Here you can be really part of the city's life, it is so relaxing to watch everyday life.

Drink your coffee or eat your lunch on the terrace of a restaurant. Many places opened their terraces already, and what could be better than enjoy your meal and the nature at the same time? Air is filled with happiness and spring-fragrance, and now you won't get cold in an hour or two.

Explore the city by bike! There is no better time to do so, than spring, when it's not too cold, not too hot and the whole world is beautiful. We have several bike renting system, so you can even choose from the providers. Downtown has so many things to see, that biking is probably the best option.

Visit VinCe, the biggest wine show of the city. The three-day event is showcasing the best domestic wine producers, visitors can enjoy a remarkable range of Hungarian wines, some superb wine and spirits from around the world, a wide array of gastronomic delights, and we can participate in more than 20 different masterclasses and workshops.

If you're here with children, discover the cartoon themed playgrounds of the city. There are many of these, mainly with Hungarian fairy tale characters. The kids will love Vuk, the fox, Rumini the mouse, Pompom, the tassel and the one from huge crayons.

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Selfie Museum opened in Budapest, where you can be part of the exhibited installations http://budnews.hu/news/News/1332/selfie-museum-opened-in-budapest,-where-you-can-be-part-of-the-exhibited-installations You will be the king/queen of Instagram among these scenery.   Mon, 4 Mar 2019 15:36:12 GMT Budnews
Selfie Museum opened in Budapest, where you can be part of the exhibited installations

Selfie Museum opened in Budapest, where you can be part of the exhibited installations

You will be the king/queen of Instagram among these scenery.  

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The thing we never knew we wanted so bad, but we did, arrived to Budapest. The Museum of Sweets and Selfies is not a classic museum despite its name, it is much more an interactive park where you can take the selfie of your dreams among the various decorated scenery.

In the 2-level, 400-square-meter facility you can create unique photos in scenery and installations that only Instastars could dream of previously. Have you always wanted to take photos with dozens of toy flamingos, ride a giant strawberry in Miley Cyrus' style, pose in a big tub full of candy or try banana swing? You can make all of these dreams come true, and even more in the 11 different halls with dozens of installations.

If you don't have enough time to enjoy the museum, still don't worry. If you want some sweets or selfie experience, visit the cute confectionery of the museum, where you can find not only delicious sweets, but also some more exciting installations.

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One of the most beautiful cafés in Budapest reopens http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1331/one-of-the-most-beautiful-cafes-in-budapest-reopens Elegance, luxury and of course delicious coffee and cakes are waiting for us again in the beautiful historical café at Lotz Hall on Andrássy Avenue. Fri, 1 Mar 2019 10:03:55 GMT Mia Balogh
One of the most beautiful cafés in Budapest reopens

One of the most beautiful cafés in Budapest reopens

Elegance, luxury and of course delicious coffee and cakes are waiting for us again in the beautiful historical café at Lotz Hall on Andrássy Avenue.

Gastronomy

Mia Balogh

If you have already been to the Párisi Nagyáruház (Paris Department Store) on Adrássy Avenue, you might remember that there was a bookshop inside, and also a beautiful café where you could enjoy a coffee and/or a cake under paintings and murals from the 19th century.

Maybe you read that the bookshop closed, and also the café was abandoned in 2017. Luckily, it was not for forever: it reopened recently and attracts tourists and locals to visit the Lotz Hall and to enjoy some of their delicacies.

The department store was built between 1909 and 1911, but this hall which is decorated by Károly Lotz’s murals is older. It is the remain of an old casino from 1884 – Daily News Hungary writes.

Like and share our article if you fancy a coffee and a cake in this beautiful café. ;)

Source: Index.hu, DailyNewsHungary.com

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Hungarian drone software can ease shopping at IKEA http://budnews.hu/news/News/1330/hungarian-drone-software-can-ease-shopping-at-ikea Testing has already begun, we can’t wait to see how this software can help make things easier. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 09:22:25 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian drone software can ease shopping at IKEA

Hungarian drone software can ease shopping at IKEA

Testing has already begun, we can’t wait to see how this software can help make things easier.

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The drone software of Hungarian startup Aeriu can make shopping at IKEA much easier: it is supposed to help with taking inventories and the whole process of shopping, online and in stores, as well. Why? Because drones are supposed to be faster and more precise than the current system involving manual workers.

The two companies are planning long-term collaboration to develop a technology-controlled system, for which the testing period has already begun in the IKEA warehouse in Soroksár.

How can a drone software help online and in-store shoppers?

We all saw at IKEA that bigger pieces of furniture are usually stored on the higher shelves meanwhile lighter, more easily movable items can be carried away from the lower shelves. With the help of the drones, customers can get ‘real-time’ feedback whether the item is available at the store or not. In the future, this can be a very useful novelty for online shoppers and also for those who visit one of the stores.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=44&v=uPGIZXqzF2Q

Source: Forbes.hu

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Budapest has its first Tesla taxi http://budnews.hu/news/News/1329/budapest-has-its-first-tesla-taxi- The driver is a female rallycross driver, and everyone can sit in for a ride. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 14:51:27 GMT Budnews
Budapest has its first Tesla taxi

Budapest has its first Tesla taxi

The driver is a female rallycross driver, and everyone can sit in for a ride.

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If we’re talking about taxis in Budapest, we mostly run into a Toyota Prius. Comfortable, quality cars with low costs, so taxi drivers prefer to choose this hybrid solution. Of course, there are also yellow-wrapped Audis and Mercedes, but a few days ago we ran into something that made our jaw dropped: there is a Tesla S taxi in Budapest, more specifically a Taxify car! You can imagine how big the surprise is when the app offers the luxury Tesla, so it's not surprising that there some people willing to wait longer to go with this special car.

The driver of the Tesla is also not average: Andrea Varga, a female rallycross driver, who takes the business alternately with her partner. In September, they invested in a used Tesla S at a price of „10-15 million forints”, because they calculated it will be still better in cost as they don’t have to spend on fuel and service. The most beautiful thing about this is that Tesla costs just as much as all the other cars ordered through Taxify: 700 Ft basic fee and 300 Ft/km or 75 Ft/min. As Taxify does not offer to choose car, Andrea has her Tesla Taxi Budapest Facebook page, where you can directly rent the car. They also do some special trips through their Facebook page, which are typically birthday rides or surprises, because Tesla is still a curiosity here.

Have you ever tried such a car?

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Top 50 best burgers in Europe – Hungarian burger in top 5 http://budnews.hu/news/Gastronomy/1328/top-50-best-burgers-in-europe-–-hungarian-burger-in-top-5 If you travel around Europe and fancy a good burger, just take this list with you so you’ll have the chance to try the best burgers – and only the best ones. Tue, 26 Feb 2019 10:05:55 GMT Mia Balogh
Top 50 best burgers in Europe – Hungarian burger in top 5

Top 50 best burgers in Europe – Hungarian burger in top 5

If you travel around Europe and fancy a good burger, just take this list with you so you’ll have the chance to try the best burgers – and only the best ones.

Gastronomy

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Just imagine the following situation: you travel all day (maybe all night), then arrive to a new city quite hungry. What do you choose for the first meal there? Maybe a hamburger, right? It’s a delicious and quite reliable treat – and it definitely is, if you go to the right place for one. ;)

Recently, bigseventravel.com has put together a compilation of the top 50 best burger spots in Europe. No surprise for us, that there are two places from London in the top 5, but what a pleasant surprise: there is even a Hungarian place, Bamba Marha on the list – their burger came in 5th. Congratulations!

Judging criteria were the following:

  • Finalists were selected from the countries of the European Union
  • Every country has at least one entry; some have more than one entry
  • 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
  • The final list is subjective ;)

Are you ready for the most mouth-watering list of today? So here they come: best burger spots in Europe in 2019

50. Snooze – Luxembourg

40. Otto’s Burger – Hamburg, Germany

30. Mac & Wild – London, United Kingdom

29. Ruff’s Burger – Munich, Germany

28. Estonian Burger Factory – Talinn, Estonia

27. Roof Burger Bar – Ayia Napa, Cyprus

26. Submarine Burger – Zagreb, Croatia

25. Broebbeleir – Brussels, Belgium

24. Tommi’s Burger Joint – Copenhagen, Denmark

23. Social Burger Joint – Helsinki, Finland

22. Le Butcher – Vilnius, Lithuania

21. Hawksmoor – Manchester, United Kingdom

20. Bacoa Burger – Barcelona, Spain

19. Ohana Lei’Pomo & Grille – Tampere, Finland

18. Le Ruisseau – Paris, France

17. Shoreditch Bar and Kitchen – St Julian’s, Malta

16. Manhattn’s Burgers – Brussels, Belgium

15 Boom! Burgers – Sofia, Bulgaria

14. Burger House – Munich, Germany

13. Bleecker Burger -London, United Kingdom

12. Projekt Burger – Kranj, Slovenia

11. Bread Meets Bread – Scotland, United Kingdom

10. The Beef Chief – Amsterdam, Netherlands

9. Burgermeister – Berlin, Germany

8. Burger Bar – Amsterdam, Netherlands

7. Bunsen – Dubin, Ireland

6. Barrels Burgers & Beer – Stockholm, Sweden

5. Bamba Marha Burger Bar – Budapest, Hungary

4. Patty And Bun – London, United Kingdom

3. Dish – Prague, Czech Republic

2. Gasoline Grill – Copenhagen, Denmark

1. Burger And Beyond – London, United Kingdom

For the complete list and more info about these spots click here: https://bigseventravel.com/2019/02/best-burgers-europe-2/

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Highest luxury of Emirates arrived to Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1327/highest-luxury-of-emirates-arrived-to-budapest From now on we can enjoy Emirates' renewed First Class private cabins when travelling from Budapest. Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:54:30 GMT Budnews
Highest luxury of Emirates arrived to Budapest

Highest luxury of Emirates arrived to Budapest

From now on we can enjoy Emirates' renewed First Class private cabins when travelling from Budapest.

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Most of us knows only the low-cost flights when it comes to travelling. Low price, slightly uncomfortable seats, but it takes you where you need to go. Some of us also tried the business class, where seats are comfier, you have more personal space, lunch and dinner menu. What is above this, however, surely wasn’t even tried by any of us. This is Emirates First, where unique premium experience is guaranteed, and from now on, it’s available from Budapest.

From February, Emirates launches three-class aircrafts from Budapest to Dubai: the Boeing 777-300ER is quite special. A stewardess greets the passengers of the new First Class with 2009 Dom Perignon Vintage Champagne when boarding, and this is only the beginning. At the First Class the passengers will experience the comfort of exclusive cabins and premium onboard services. Gourmet cuisine inspired by award-winning chefs, delicious wine and beverage selection, and 1-2-1 split seats await, that can be converted into a bed with a single push of a button.

Passengers of the First Class can enjoy total privacy in the fully refurbished private cabins and enjoy the 4000 tv channels of the onboard entertainment system with Bowers & Wilkins' active noise-canceling headphones. In addition, baggage regulation is generous, instead of the 40 kg maximum luggage on the Business Class, the passengers of First Class can have 50 kg luggage and these passengers got optional driver service to help the access of the airport.

Those people who only transfer in Dubai can enjoy the Business and First Lounge at the airport that provide a comfortable and exclusive environment. They can relax in the Emirates Lounge at Dubai International Airport, dinking Moët & Chandon Champagne, relax in the spas in Emirates lounge, or work in the perfectly-equipped Business Center.

Of course, this luxury has its price: exactly 999.000 forint, but now Emirates is the only airline to offer First Class travel from the Hungarian capital. Would you try it?

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Huge announcement: the biggest world stars are coming to Sziget http://budnews.hu/news/News/1326/huge-announcement:-the-biggest-world-stars-are-coming-to-sziget- Thirty new names have been announced! Fri, 22 Feb 2019 11:03:07 GMT Budnews
Huge announcement: the biggest world stars are coming to Sziget

Huge announcement: the biggest world stars are coming to Sziget

Thirty new names have been announced!

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Sziget Festival is the biggest music festival in the region, and as the spring is coming, newer and newer star artists are announced. We already knew that Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters, Florence + The Machine, and Twenty One Pilots will be here, and that the headliner list includes Richard Ashcroft, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Chvrches, Jungle, Kodaline, IDLES, Superorganism, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Pale Waves, Maribou State, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Of Mice & Men, Boy Pablo, Parcels, Yungblud, Alma, Tamino, Gang Of Youths and The Blaze.

But the new list will blow your mind, as thirty new names enrich the varied list of performers of this year's Sziget: America's favorite rapper, Post Malone who collaborated with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at this year’s Grammy arrives to Hungary for the first time. The Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand also comes on stage and James Blake brings his newly released album as well.

The most recent list includes Tove Lo; the R'n'B, house, electropop band Years & Years, the French singer-songwriter, Jain; the Australian singer-author multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd; the English indie rock formation Razorlight and Son Lux, a band formed by Ryan Lott "composer genius" and his companions.

Richie Hawtin arrives with his live show CLOSE, and the newly announced names include the American psychedelic / experimental band, Yeasayer; the Austrian Wanda musical society, the Yellow Days, who are replacing last year's concert; the Swedish singer-songwriter, Tove Styrke; the talented performer and author, Masego, and IAMDDB from Manchester who are combining trap music with soul.

One of today's biggest Jamaican star Protoje & The Indiggnation will be also here, just as Welshly Arms, a blues rock band from Cleveland, the British musician / songwriter / producer Elderbrook; the synpop / indie rock performer Roosevelt; Dutch DJ, W&W; the Israeli psytrance dj-duo, Vini Vici; Diamanté Anthony Blackmon a.k.a DJ Carnage; the English dj, Sigala, the trap phenomenon Hucci; Norwegian singer Anna of The North, the French musician songwriter, Fakear and the rock formation Valeras.

What else could we wish for?

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Budapest voted European Best Destination in 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1325/budapest-voted-european-best-destination-in-2019 Our beautiful capital came ahead of popular cities such as London, Paris and Barcelona. Thu, 21 Feb 2019 11:54:22 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest voted European Best Destination in 2019

Budapest voted European Best Destination in 2019

Our beautiful capital came ahead of popular cities such as London, Paris and Barcelona.

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European Best Destinations (EBD) is an online initiative to find the most popular city to visit in Europe. This year, between January 15 and February 5, for the tenth edition of the competition, more than half a million travellers voted for their favourite European destinations.

Budapest got the majority of the votes, in total it means 62,128 votes (77 percent of which came from abroad), so our capital won the first place. Braga, Portugal took the second place and Monte Isola in Italy came in third.

EBD writes on their website about Budapest that ‘the pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world. Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto and Stockholm’s gentle way of life’.

Like and share our article if you love Budapest and if you agree that our capital is the best destination to visit. ;)

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Top 4 baths to enjoy a night dip in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1324/top-4-baths-to-enjoy-a-night-dip-in-budapest Of course, there are lots of super baths and spas where you can go in Budapest during the day but what happens when the sun goes down? Well, the fun continues – at least in the following 4 baths of our fantastic capital city. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 10:30:16 GMT Mia Balogh
Top 4 baths to enjoy a night dip in Budapest

Top 4 baths to enjoy a night dip in Budapest

Of course, there are lots of super baths and spas where you can go in Budapest during the day but what happens when the sun goes down? Well, the fun continues – at least in the following 4 baths of our fantastic capital city.

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1, Rudas thermal bath and swimming pool – If you feel like going for a night soaking somewhere in Budapest on a weekend, but it’s very late, don’t hesitate to visit Rudas, because it is open all night on Fridays and on Saturdays. Friendly atmosphere and relaxation in a thermal pool filled with 42 °C water or swim in a 29 °C pool are waiting for you.

2, Széchenyi thermal baths – Each weekend, from 10:30 pm to 3 am, SPArties are organized in Széchenyi. It means some special visual effects and electronic music, and of course also the nice thermal water.

3, V-8 swimming pool and leisure centre (located in Szentendre) – What about visiting Szentendre, one of the most beautiful towns near Budapest, and participating one of the thematic wellness programs at V-8? These wellness programs are organized twice in a month, between 9 and 12 pm, during which bathers can become familiar with the tastes, pictures, history and past of the actual theme. These programs are quite popular, so it is highly recommended to buy tickets in advance.

4, Aquaworld Resort Budapest – Are you a fan of water fun? If yes, let us push you a little but to visit Aquaworld: this is one of the biggest indoor water theme parks in Europe, with some regularly organized serious night fun called ‘Splash night pool parties’. We said serious night fun and it is no overstatement: from 9:30 pm to 2:30, DJs and dancers create the real party atmosphere and, of course, all services are available for the public from jacuzzis to the 11 giant water slides. Ready to go? It is strongly advised to buy your tickets in advance because these pool parties are extremely popular. No wonder, right? ;)

Source: termalfurdo.hu

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Bicycle storages to be built at the metro and HÉV stations http://budnews.hu/news/News/1323/bicycle-storages-to-be-built-at-the-metro-and-hev-stations The capital starts a great bike development this year. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:29:31 GMT Budnews
Bicycle storages to be built at the metro and HÉV stations

Bicycle storages to be built at the metro and HÉV stations

The capital starts a great bike development this year.

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Budapest launches another major bicycle development this year. Several bicycle paths will be rebuilt, many traffic lights will be redesigned, and some traffic technology interventions will also take place to improve cyclist safety.

But the best news is that in addition to developing the already existing opportunities, new B+R bike parking lots will be established. The bike parking lots – a total of 35 - will be at the stops of main public transport routes: metro lines M2 and M3, and at the stations of H5, H8 and H9 suburban railways. Generally, bent pipes will be placed at the stops, but several station will get a covered bike storage - says BKK, the Hungarian Public Transport Center.

This means that commuters from the suburbs will have a more convenient alternative to car use: the development will help people reach the station by bicycle, and from there go on by using public transport. Bicycle parking next to metro lines and tram makes city traffic much smoother than ever.

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Hungarian rescue dog became the world’s best http://budnews.hu/news/News/1322/hungarian-rescue-dog-became-the-world’s-best She got almost maximum points on the Dutch Shepherd World Championship. Mon, 18 Feb 2019 08:52:50 GMT Budnews
Hungarian rescue dog became the world’s best

Hungarian rescue dog became the world’s best

She got almost maximum points on the Dutch Shepherd World Championship.

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If we’re talking about Hungarian rescue dogs, most people think about Mancs, the famous rescue dog of the 2000s. Fortunately, he has some talented “offspring”, which has been now confirmed. A 9-year old Hungarian dog won the Dutch Shepherd World Championship in Roden!

A member of SOS Rescue Dog Association and her dog took part in the championship with 150 Dutch shepherds from 17 countries around the world. In the category of rescue dogs 10 dogs from 8 countries were competed, and the Hungarian participant won. Tara managed to get 287 out of the maximum of 300, which was a fantastic performance. The dog had to find a total of 3 people in a 500 × 100-meter bushy area, overgrown with grass and surrounded by water in half an hour. Tara also performed superbly on the obstacle course, so she absolutely deserved the victory.

Moreover, this wasn’t the first competition where Tara did well: she became second on a ruin research competition in 2012 and second in a field research in 2015.

Congratulations to Tara and her owner Klára!

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Top 10 ruin bars and rooftops in Budapest, according to The Telegraph http://budnews.hu/news/News/1321/top-10-ruin-bars-and-rooftops-in-budapest,-according-to-the-telegraph- Don’t miss these top spots, if you spend at least one night in Budapest.   Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:42:09 GMT Mia Balogh
Top 10 ruin bars and rooftops in Budapest, according to The Telegraph

Top 10 ruin bars and rooftops in Budapest, according to The Telegraph

Don’t miss these top spots, if you spend at least one night in Budapest.  

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We all know that Budapest has a vivid and varied nightlife, whether you want a quiet drink or something more lively, you will find a place that fits your goals.

‘Options include café-bars on leafy squares, rooftop bars with views for miles around, and quirky ruin pubs, those beer gardens and clubs that occupy former residential courtyards and are often filled with an eclectic mix of upcycled furniture. Areas such as Ráday utca and Liszt Ferenc tér have long had a range of café-bars, and there’s no shortage of watering holes by the river in the downtown’s tourist heartland, while in recent years the Jewish Quarter has become a hotspot for trendy and characterful places to spend an evening’ – The Telegraph writes about the top places for going out in Budapest.

Check out the list: top 10 spots for a night out in Budapest, according to The Telegpraph:

Fröccsterasz

Ötkert

Anker’t

Szimpla Kert

Tuk Tuk Bar

High Note Skybar (on top of Aria Hotel)

Leo Rooftop Bar (on top of Hotel Clark)

Gozsdu Court

Ráday Street

Liszt Ferenc Square

Source:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/hungary/budapest/articles/the-best-nightlife-in-budapest/

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Chain Bridge is among the most beautiful bridges of the world http://budnews.hu/news/News/1320/chain-bridge-is-among-the-most-beautiful-bridges-of-the-world Prestigious architectural magazine listed the most beautiful bridges of the world. Thu, 14 Feb 2019 11:35:09 GMT Budnews
Chain Bridge is among the most beautiful bridges of the world

Chain Bridge is among the most beautiful bridges of the world

Prestigious architectural magazine listed the most beautiful bridges of the world.

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For the most of us, bridges are functional things designed to safely pass from one side to the other, either over a river or over a gap. Nothing special: everyone can access these architectural works, anyone can use them. But hopefully, architects and designers see this thing in a whole different way. Achitecturaldiges.com, a magazine dedicated to architecture and design, has listed the 18 most beautiful bridges in the world. According to the magazine, these structures may be suitable for an independent destination themselves, they are so beautiful that it’s worth visiting the country just because of them.

The first, the most beautiful bridge on their list became Henderson Waves Bridge in Singapore. At its highest point Henderson Waves bridge is just over 118 feet, making it Singapore's tallest bridge. The modern pedestrian bridge is surrounded by the region’s lush natural foliage. Designed by the U.S.-based firm RSP Architects, Henderson Waves bridge connects Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. The second one is Seri Wawasan Bridge in Malaysia, the third is Puente de la Mujer in Buenos Aires, while Széchenyi Chain Bridge became the ninth on their list.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge is indeed the most beautiful bridge of Budapest: is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark, it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary. It was opened in 1849.

It is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Széchenyi (formerly Roosevelt) Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, near the Zero Kilometer Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle. The bridge has the name of István Széchenyi, a major supporter of its construction, attached to it, but is most commonly known as the "Chain Bridge". At the time of its construction, it was regarded as one of the modern world's engineering wonders.

If you are around, be sure to check it out, but until then, read the full list of the bridges here.

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Works of Michelangelo, Rubens and Dalí to be seen in Budapest in 2019 http://budnews.hu/news/News/1319/works-of-michelangelo,-rubens-and-dali-to-be-seen-in-budapest-in-2019 Don’t miss these exhibitions this year. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:47:49 GMT Mia Balogh
Works of Michelangelo, Rubens and Dalí to be seen in Budapest in 2019

Works of Michelangelo, Rubens and Dalí to be seen in Budapest in 2019

Don’t miss these exhibitions this year.

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Museum of Fine Arts and National Gallery are to show artworks of Michelangelo, Van Dyck and the Flemish Baroque masters, works of Magritte and Dalí and other gems of art in their 2019 exhibition schedule, the museums’ director general László Baan said at the end of January on a press conference.

The Museum of Fine Arts will present an exhibition of Michelangelo’s drawings from 5 April to 30 June. From 27 June to 20 October, a large surrealist exhibition will attract art lovers to the National Gallery. ‘The Surrealist Movement from Magritte to Dalí – Crisis and Rebirth in 1929’ will focus on the works of the leading artists like Magritte, Miro, Dalí and Picasso.

And last but not least, thirty masterpieces by Rubens and ten by Van Dyck will be included in the Flemish Baroque exhibition, which will be on view from 24 October until 16 February 2020 in the Museum of Fine Arts.

Source: MTI, Index.hu

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Polish vlogger girl learns to speak Hungarian http://budnews.hu/news/News/1318/polish-vlogger-girl-learns-to-speak-hungarian Olga was learning Hungarian at the university. Due to other obligations, she couldn’t finish her degree but she makes videos to practice and to make some progress all by herself – and her achievement is very impressive. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 20:48:59 GMT Mia Balogh
Polish vlogger girl learns to speak Hungarian

Polish vlogger girl learns to speak Hungarian

Olga was learning Hungarian at the university. Due to other obligations, she couldn’t finish her degree but she makes videos to practice and to make some progress all by herself – and her achievement is very impressive.

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Olga is a Polish girl who is getting more and more popular online. Her YouTube channel helps us to learn more about Polish-Hungarian relations and about the friendship that exists between the two countries for centuries. She found the perfect balance: some of her videos are in Polish, to help spread information about Hungary and Hungarian culture among Polish people, while some of her videos are in Hungarian, to gain Hungarian viewers and to help with her language learning journey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wIpGG-tnEM

Olga was learning Hungarian at the university but due to other obligations, she couldn’t finish her degree, Femina.hu writes. Although she is working at the moment, she always finds some time to practice the language and make progress with it all by herself. She has even founded an online portal with some of her friends: their aim was to focus on programmes and events in Hungary as well as anything Hungary-related, all written in Polish. It seems that they started something important and interesting for the folks of the internet because their small editorial is now employing about fifty people.

She is a fan of Hungarian literature, films and music but Hungarian gastronomy is not her favourite. She admits that these treats have a nice taste but healthy eating is very important for her, that’s why she usually says no to greasy and fatty foods like for example Goulash or chicken paprikash.

She has been to Budapest several times, travelled also to smaller towns and used to work in a hostel, too, but living in Hungary is not a plan for her right now.

But anyway, we are quite happy to see someone who managed to learn our quite difficult language so well and for whom it is so important to make Polish-Hungarian friendship even stronger. ;)

For more videos, check out her YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/olgagroszek94/videos

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Javier Bardem comes to Budapest and hopefully Penélope Cruz will accompany him http://budnews.hu/news/News/1317/javier-bardem-comes-to-budapest-and-hopefully-penelope-cruz-will-accompany-him The Academy Award-winner actor is filming his latest movie in Hungary and, according to the news, he also brings his wife. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 10:54:51 GMT Budnews
Javier Bardem comes to Budapest and hopefully Penélope Cruz will accompany him

Javier Bardem comes to Budapest and hopefully Penélope Cruz will accompany him

The Academy Award-winner actor is filming his latest movie in Hungary and, according to the news, he also brings his wife.

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We’re not even surprised anymore if world stars show up in the capital. In the past years Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, Jamie Foxx, Keira Knightley and Will Smith were settled down in Budapest for a couple of weeks, and now our favorite couple, Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem come for a short time.

Bardem shoots his newest film, the latest version of Dune here in Hungary with several world stars: the star of Call Me by Your Name!, the Oscar nominated Timothée Chalament; star of Mission Impossible, Rebecca Ferguson; Disney star Zendaya; Oscar Issac from Star Wars, and Mamma mia! star Stellan Skarsgaard will also show up in the neighborhood.

It’s not even the first time we can be very grateful to the director Denis Villeneuve. He shot Blade Runner 2049 here a few years ago with Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto, and now this. We don’t know yet, exactly when Bardem arrives, but the rumor says he will bring his wife, the beautiful Penélope Cruz with him. We can only hope that the family stays as long as the Pitt family did…

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Where to go when the weather is cold? These are our favourite places to warm up http://budnews.hu/news/News/1316/where-to-go-when-the-weather-is-cold-these-are-our-favourite-places-to-warm-up 3 tips to warm up during a winter sightseeing. Thu, 7 Feb 2019 16:32:24 GMT Budnews
Where to go when the weather is cold? These are our favourite places to warm up

Where to go when the weather is cold? These are our favourite places to warm up

3 tips to warm up during a winter sightseeing.

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Although the weather is gracious now, but winter is not over yet. We’re pretty sure that in a few weeks, the real cold returns. Now we collected some life-saving program ideas, if the weather goes icy again.

Visit the beautiful spas of the city. Baths are something you shouldn’t miss here, in the Hungarian capital! Did you know that Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs?! ’Taking the waters’ has been a part of everyday life here, so if you want to „ do as the Romans do”, try the thermal water at Széchenyi, Gellért, Rudas or Lukács bath or visit the hidden gemstone Veli Bej in the second district.

Visit one of the beautiful, classic coffee houses of the city. In Budapest there is a huge culture of the cafés and this whole world. 2 centuries ago all the young men were fond of these places: they read the latest newspaper, smoked cigarettes and there was a lively debate about public life. Fortunately, many of these coffee houses are still open these days and preserved this peacetime atmosphere. Try New York coffee house, the most famous café of Budapest, Centrál Coffee house, or Gerbeaud Confectionary.

Eat roasted chestnuts! A typical winter delicacy that warms up our hands, stomach and heart at once. Merchants wear the last century's clothing while roasting chestnuts on charcoal to make the time travel perfect and bring back our childhood a little bit. Yummy!

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Hungarian sights on the paintings of a Polish artist http://budnews.hu/news/Culture/1315/hungarian-sights-on-the-paintings-of-a-polish-artist- One of these paintings would be a beautiful memory of Hungary in your living room, right? Thu, 7 Feb 2019 09:37:44 GMT Mia Balogh
Hungarian sights on the paintings of a Polish artist

Hungarian sights on the paintings of a Polish artist

One of these paintings would be a beautiful memory of Hungary in your living room, right?

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Wiesław Grąziowski’s name is not easy to memorise but it is definitely worth it: the 61 years old Polish artist mainly works with watercolour and captures the famous monuments of European cities like Paris, Prague and some Hungarian towns like Eger and Visegrád, and of course the famous sights of Budapest.

On Pixabay, you can find his painting about the Parliament Building, Buda Castle, Széchenyi Bath, Vajdahunyad Castle and St. Stephen’s Basilica, for example.

Click here to see more from the artist: https://pixabay.com/hu/users/wig-art-5886390/

Which one is your favourite? ;)

Source: Daily News Hungary

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Thematic sightseeing tours: if you want more than average http://budnews.hu/news/News/1314/thematic-sightseeing-tours:-if-you-want-more-than-average These are the most exciting thematic tours of the next period. Wed, 6 Feb 2019 10:52:53 GMT Budnews
Thematic sightseeing tours: if you want more than average

Thematic sightseeing tours: if you want more than average

These are the most exciting thematic tours of the next period.

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Sightseeing is the best with a well-prepared guide, that’s for sure. And if you are not only interested in the city in general, but you would look at it from a certain point of view, focusing on a particular era, style or story, then a thematic sightseeing tour is right for you. One of the biggest organizations that holds such sightseeing is Budapest Beyond, who organises – for example – Little Vatican in Budapest, Art and creation in the 8th district, The Golden Age of the Hungarian Literature, Aristocracy on one side, servants on the other, Secret sights Budapest Downtown and Budapest Palace quarter tours. Another thematic sightseeing tour office is Imagine Budapest, that organizes for example Nightflow Of Budapest, Crime and History in The Buda Castle, Message walls, or the secret language of the decorations of building in Budapest and Historic Pub Crawl Tours. Hosszúlépés has urban adventures like Golden Age Budapest -The glittering years of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Jewish Roots and Revival - Hungarian Jewish history in a nutshell and Recycling Budapest - Reinventing the City’s Creative Spaces. Budapest Walks has thematic sightseeing tours as Einstand - A literary walk for children visiting the original places of the story of Paul Street Boys, Follow the flag with a hole - Revisit and relive the revolution and the events that had led up to it, using documents of the time, From Abraham to St. Anthony - A religious travel with John Calvin, Moses and Blessed Virgin Mary and The ways of God - From Mithras to Mohammed – a divine tour through historical periods.

Our favourite thematic tours for the next weeks are the following:

Spa throw two millenia - The tradition of bathing in Budapest with a glance at the Roman, the Turkish, and art nouveau baths (February 10)

Remember the question in the movie ‘The Life of Brian’? – “What have the Romans ever done for us? The Spa! – goes the obvious answer for a Hungarian. And indeed! The history of the spa in Budapest is easy to track all the way back to two millennia. The city’s thermal waters, as popular as ever, have been handed over from generation to generation regardless the dominant power or culture.

Beer lovers –everything you have always wanted to know about the tenth district of the City, but were afraid to ask (March 1)

Sándor Rózsa is the Hungarian Robin Hood of the 19th century: he held raids in many parts of the country, followed by the police of the time, always getting away through the system of tunnels under the inns. These tunnels that are a few metres in length are still being showed to visitors. This labyrinth is a system of winding corridors that run for more than 30 km (!!!) and are 4-5 metres wide – this is where Anton Dreher became famous and where Messerschmidt airplanes were later made. If you are interested to find out more about the history of the Kőbánya Pils, and would like to know where the stone lions of the Chain Bridge come from (Kőbánya means Stone Mine), and if you have never heard of the Kőbánya wines, than you can do what Sándor Rózsa cannot anymore: get under the ground and join the tour!

Secret gardens and squares downtown (June 15)

From the street, nothing can be seen, just a battered façade, an obscure gateway, and a massive double door … Do you want to know what is hiding inside? On this tour you will find yourself in a magical world of centuries-old trees, colourful flowers, marble wells and shady benches along the winding paths – green oases in the midst of the concrete jungle, which reveal the harmonious coexistence of man and nature in an urban environment and invite us to rest and to contemplate. These inner gardens and parks squatting among the apartment houses guard the secrets of their onetime residents: they tell us stories of glory and defeat, love and death – and thus make the history of the city living and tangible.

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Terence Hill, his iconic buggy and Budapest in a beautiful video http://budnews.hu/news/News/1313/terence-hill,-his-iconic-buggy-and-budapest-in-a-beautiful-video You can still place a bid on the iconic vehicle, the money will be offered for a Hungarian hospital. Tue, 5 Feb 2019 08:44:43 GMT Mia Balogh
Terence Hill, his iconic buggy and Budapest in a beautiful video

Terence Hill, his iconic buggy and Budapest in a beautiful video

You can still place a bid on the iconic vehicle, the money will be offered for a Hungarian hospital.

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If you are a huge fan of the Bud Spencer-Terence Hill movies, we are sure that you remember their comedy Watch Out, We’re Mad from 1974 and of course the song ‘I feel like a king in my buggy’. Unforgettable, right? ;) Just like the little red dune buggy from the production.

Well, it’s true that it was shattered in the movie but it was fully rebuilt recently – only to be auctioned and the money from it to be offered to the Heim Pál Children’s Hospital in Budapest to buy some new equipment.

In this video, you can see the car, and Terence Hill to turn heads in Budapest with it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=90&v=qDZAXKI2LGw

The legendary little buggy’s keys will be handed over by Terence Hill himself, personally on 16 February in Budapest – the well-known actor will return to Budapest to meet the winner of the auction personally - and also to be the guest star at a Guido and Maurizio De Angelis concert in our capital city. Under the name of their band, Oliver Onions, the De Angelis brothers wrote the score for most Bud Spencer-Terence Hill films, including Watch Out, We’re Mad.

The bid stands now on 44.000 EUR but it is still possible to place a higher bid. So if you feel like a king in your buggy, don’t hesitate to do so. ;)

https://en.buggyauction.com/

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The list of Brain Bar Budapest performers is complete: they are all participating in Europe's largest future festival http://budnews.hu/news/News/1312/the-list-of-brain-bar-budapest-performers-is-complete:-they-are-all-participating-in-europes-largest-future-festival The biggest European festival on the future awaits on 30-31 May. Mon, 4 Feb 2019 09:20:42 GMT Budnews
The list of Brain Bar Budapest performers is complete: they are all participating in Europe's largest future festival

The list of Brain Bar Budapest performers is complete: they are all participating in Europe's largest future festival

The biggest European festival on the future awaits on 30-31 May.

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Brain Bar Future Festival returns this year with its most colourful and exciting program on May 30-31. The Fifth Brain Bar Festival awaits with more than 50 exciting performers and more venues than ever before, as well as a career expo entitled Future Jobs. The professional program is complemented by musical and theatrical productions, illusionists and foodtruck parade.

At the two-day event, Budapest will host Frank Cooper, Global Marketing Manager for BlackRock, and former creative boss of BuzzFeed, Pepsi and the legendary Def Jam record company. Sherin Khankan also arrives to the festival, who is one of the first female imams of Europe and set the flag for Islam's total reform and the overthrow of extremists. Jack Horner palaeontologist, senior researcher at Jurassic Park, will also visit the Hungarian capital and talk about the possibilities of resurrecting dinosaurs. Cesar Hidalgo, Professor of MIT Media Lab is a world-renowned data scientist who researches the ability of companies and nations to learn.

Other guests everybody should pay attention to:

  • Bryony Cole, the host of the “Future of Sex” podcast
  • Kingsley Donaldson veteran soldier and security expert, author of the best-seller book “2020: World War”
  • Sára Fábián social entrepreneur, founder of Amigos for Children
  • Ethan Siegel theoretical astrophysicist, a colleague of NASA and Forbes
  • Claire Lehmann, editor-in-chief of Quillette magazine, the journal that publishes the world's most dangerous ideas
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Budapest can still become European Best Destination http://budnews.hu/news/News/1311/budapest-can-still-become-european-best-destination This year, Budapest is already European Capital of Sport, let’s vote now to make it European Best Destination. Fri, 1 Feb 2019 12:34:59 GMT Mia Balogh
Budapest can still become European Best Destination

Budapest can still become European Best Destination

This year, Budapest is already European Capital of Sport, let’s vote now to make it European Best Destination.

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After taking eighth prize at the European Best Destination competition last year, Budapest can be even the winner this year – it is already in the top 20, from now it only depends on how many votes are yet to arrive until 5 February. Anyone can vote (one vote per IP address per week will be accepted) to make Budapest the number one European Best Destination.

Last year, 17,745 votes were enough for Budapest to beat Lisbon, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Barcelona and London. In 2018, Wroclaw came first on the list.

Budapest is already European Sport Capital in 2019 but if we vote together, our beautiful capital can also be the best destination in Europe.

Click here to vote:

https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/european-best-destinations-2019/

Share our article so that everyone can know about the competition (and vote if they want to). ;)

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Iranian confectionery opened in Budapest http://budnews.hu/news/News/1310/iranian-confectionery-opened-in-budapest This unique place is sweet in every sense of the word. Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:07:58 GMT Budnews