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Buda and Pest, the two lovers who were separated by the 'die schone blaue Donau' (the beautiful blue Danube). Dignified Buda, the inspiration of many an artist, is now primarily as a tourist attraction. Westerly Pest is the modern city's...

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Budapest

In 100 AD, the banks of the Danube were populated by the Romans, who established an army camp on the site of what's now the Obuda district. The Romans ruled here for three centuries. Following this different German and Slavic tribes, and later th...

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Public holidays in Budapest

As a rule people don't work on public holidays, and banks and the majority of shops are closed. Museums, restaurants, (cure)baths and other sights generally remain open. Public transport runs according to the Sunday and public holiday timetable. New...

Cycling in Budapest

Cycling is not the best way to travel in Budapest. Major roads in Budapest don't even have paths for cyclists and most of them are even forbidden to cyclists. Furthermore, you should really watch out for trams and bumpy roads. There are some places w...

Menza

Traditional food in retro surroundings is what you get at Menza. Orange and olive green are the predominant colours here. Menza is located in Liszt Ferenc Ter street, Buda's best bar street! The floral wallpaper and attractive lamps create a pleasant...

The International Wine Festival

The International Wine Festival is the biggest gastronomic event of the year. The popular festival will be held for the 17th time in Buda Castle in early September. Wine and the culture of wine are the focus of attention. During the festival wine gro...

Vagta: the national horse race

The national horse race is an event which lies close to the heart of Hungarian tradition. It's a cultural festival that's held in May or June of each year. People from 100 towns around Budapest come to participate in this historic event. The winner r...

Sziget Festival

Sziget is a festival that's celebrated in August each year on a big sziget (Hungarian for island) in the middle of the Danube. The festival goes on for six days, 24 hours a day. Sziget has no less than 60 stages where an enormous variety of music ca...