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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...

Budapest Marathon

The Budapest Marathon was first held in 1984. It's always been a really great event and is being organized this year for the 23rd time. The route follows the Danube across the bridges into hilly Buda and flat Pest. Over 10,000 runners take part in th...

Jewish Summer Festival

Thanks to the political changes of 1990, Jewish culture is again able to develop freely. Jews celebrate their traditions in spectacular fashion during the Jewish Summer Festival. The festival was first held in 1997 and has become hugely popular! It f...

Hungaroring Formula 1 Grand Prix

One of the leading events in Budapest in the middle of the summer is the Formula 1 Grand Prix. This annual event is held around August at the Hungaroring race track in Mogyorod, a small place some 19 kilometres from Budapest. It's developed into one...

Budapest is de hoofdstad van Hongarije

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