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Going for a Jog in Budapest

Going for a Jog in Budapest February 26, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Locals love to unwind after, or pep up before work with a good hour’s jog. For those wanting to keep fit on a visit to Budapest, these three popular jogging routes may come in handy. With air pollution being quite high in the city centre, running along the Great Ring Road for example is not advisable....

UNESCO World Heritage Sights of Budapest

UNESCO World Heritage Sights of Budapest February 20, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
World heritage sights are world heritage sights for a reason, and that of Budapest are no exception. They – namely the Hero’s Square, Andrássy Avenue, the Danube Embankment between the Liberty and Margaret Bridges, and the Castle District inscribed on the world heritage list since 1987 –...

Budapest in Pictures: Re-Opening of the City Park Ice Rink

Budapest in Pictures: Re-Opening of the City Park Ice Rink November 30, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The City Park ice-skating rink reopens to be the largest one of not just of the city, but the whole of Europe! Back in business after a 3-year break, its long awaited opening originally scheduled for August was postponed several times and finally happened at the beginning of November. Budapest could...

Planning a Ski Vacation in Hungary

Planning a Ski Vacation in Hungary November 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Believe it or not, there are plenty of places to go skiing around Hungary, all of which are easily accessible from the country’s capital. Those in possession of a car have a slight advantage, but public transport and even direct transfers make a day excursion to one of the resorts listed below a great...

Best Views in Budapest

Best Views in Budapest October 26, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
To enjoy the best of Budapest, the crème de la crème of the city, just open your eyes and take in the beautiful view form one of the best view spots! Lookout towers and panoramas may be cliché, but they are so for a reason. The cityscape of Budapest visible from all the below listed sums up why the...

Budapest in Pictures: Tram no. 2

Budapest in Pictures: Tram no. 2 September 28, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Without the classic yellow 19th century trams snaking along its streets, Budapest would be incomplete! Tram number 2, running from north to south along the Pest embankment, is one of the original pieces manufactured by the Ganz at the turn of the century. Not only is it a piece of the city’s history,...

Free Things to Do in Budapest

Free Things to Do in Budapest September 27, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The most enjoyable things aren’t always the most expensive! Exploring a city doesn’t necessarily mean visiting museums and enjoying a coffee in a well-known coffee house, but can be anything from taking a stroll and noticing the cracks in buildings’ walls, catching a local enjoy a cigarette...

Budapest in Pictures: Széchényi Bath

Budapest in Pictures: Széchényi Bath September 23, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The palace-like pale yellow Neo-Classical building of the luxurious Széchényi Bath, housing the largest spa of the city and of central Europe, is a symbol of Budapest as much as it is of relaxation and pampering. It is the most renowned of the many baths houses found in the Hungarian capital, labelled...

Budapest in Pictures: Shoes on the Danube

Budapest in Pictures: Shoes on the Danube September 21, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
This Holocaust memorial of life-size cast-iron shoes lining the embankment in front of the Houses of Parliament, entitled the Shoes on the Danube, commemorates the Jews shot into the River Danube by members of the fascist Arrow Cross party in 1944, ordered to take their shoes and other valuables off...

Budapest in Pictures: Chain Bridge

Budapest in Pictures: Chain Bridge September 19, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Chain Bridge with the four majestic lions guarding its either end, a symbol of Budapest, was the first ever permanent bridge to span the River Danube in Hungary’s capital. Two British-born Clarkes by the name of William Tierney Clarke from England, and Adam Clarke from Scotland are the engineer...
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