Travel guide to Budapest

Facts

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Local name
Budapest
Inhabitants
1.861.383
Timezone
When it is 12pm GMT, it is 1pm in Budapest.

Best time to visit

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You can go to Budapest all year, but winters can be quite cold. Spring is the right time if you want nice weather and if you with to experience the Spring Festival, which lasts for two weeks in March. In February there is a Film Festival, where new Hungarian films are premiered.

Literature

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Budapest and the best of Hungary

Culture and entertainment

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The largest festival in Budapest is the Spring Festival, which turns the city upside down with music, exhibitions and other cultural events. This goes on for two weeks in March. You could also experience the Film Festival in February. There are festival weeks in June and July as well, where they present music and dance from the old days. In September there is also an unsurpassed Jazz Festival.

Accommodation / Hotel

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There are a vast number of hotels in all price ranges in Budapest, from five star hotels to cheap hostels. Book your hotel in Budapest here

Local transport

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Taxi

It is easy to get a taxi in Budapest, and if they go by taximeter, it is cheap as well. If not, settle the price in advance.

Other transport

Budapest has a well-extended bus network. There are local trains and a metro. Trams operate in most parts of the city as well.

Special conditions

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Try the Esceri flea market south of Budapest. It is one of the largest and most fun in East Europe and you can buy almost anything.
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