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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...

Currency

The Forint (HUF) is the legal currency of Hungary. For 1 Euro you get about 290 Hungarian Forints. In Budapest there are plenty of ATMs where you can easily withdraw Forints. There are also exchange offices in the city. Most shops and restaurants acc...

Dos and Donts

A handshake is the standard greeting in Hungary. Hungarians are not ones for overly effusive greetings. During a conversation it's usual to stand at arm's length from each other. On formal occasions, wait to be introduced. On informal occasions, you...

Budapest Card

During your city trip to Budapest, you're not much without the Budapest Card. This card gives you free access to all public transport. You also get two free sightseeing tours to be done on foot, and you get a free app for a city guide. Besides all th...

Emergency number and police

In the event of an emergency in Hungary, you can call various numbers. The standard EU emergency number, 112, is also used here. In addition to this the following emergency numbers are also available: Police: 10, Fire brigade: 105 and Ambulance 104....

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