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Information Point for Elderly People in Budapest

Jun 7, 2022

Budapest's first Information Point for the Elderly opened in the City Hall building on Tuesday, offering help to elderly people with various issues. Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at the opening ceremony that the opening of the information point is a seemingly small but important step towards making Budapest "truly for all of us." The […]

Danube Bank Downtown Section Renewed on the Pest Side

Dec 12, 2021

The pedestrianized lower quay between the Parliament and the Margaret Bridge have been completed two weeks ahead of the final deadline. From Monday, December 13, a promenade on the József Antall Sr. embankment will be open to pedestrians, according to the Budapest Transport Center. The quays are being developed in several stages: this time, the […]

Budapest Mayor Presents Honorary Citizen Titles

Nov 17, 2021

Budapest is the capital of the nation, and the city’s future cannot depend on party sympathies and selfish power interests, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said this Wednesday when he presented honorary citizens' titles and other awards on the occasion of Capital Day, the Hungarian state news agency MTI reports. Budapest is a bridgehead, an island in […]

Capital Circus of Budapest 130 Years Old

May 8, 2021

Budapest's first permanent circus opened on May 7, 1891 in the City Park. The popular establishment has undergone major changes over the years, with a succession of owners, several tenants and two complete renovations. The plan to open a circus was already in the minds of the decision-makers of the capital in 1888, but the […]

Budapest Millennium Underground Railway 125 Years Old

May 2, 2021

In Budapest, the millennium underground railway, the first underground tram on the continent, was launched on May 2, 1896. Even Franz Joseph I of Austria took a trip on the underground tram constructed for the opening of the monumental, millennial exhibition spanning across Hungary. In the course of its construction, state-of-the-art solutions in architecture were […]

Re-Opening Package in Budapest

Feb 8, 2021

The capital's municipality has prepared a restart package for the companies involved in tourism and hospitality. Among other things, they will increase the possibilities of using public space, waive the rent for terraces almost completely and extend the discount on room rentals. Among other things, they want to increase the use of public space and […]

Hungarian Capital Celebrates 147th Birthday

Nov 17, 2020

It was on this day 147 years ago (November 17, 1873) that Pest, Buda Óbuda and the Margaret Island on the River Danube were officially united under the name Budapest. The idea of uniting the three cities and towns dates back to 1849. In that year, Interior Minister Bertalan Szemere ordered the unification of the […]

Budapest Dessert 2020

Budapest Dessert 2020

Sep 15, 2020

The pear caramel mousse dessert by Szamos Marzipan has been named the winning cake of the Budapest Dessert 2020 competition. The dessert is Sacher sponge cake vanilla mousse with cold pear puree in it and topped with caramel. The cake can be tasted for the first time at this year's Sweet Days Budapest chocolate and […]

Fine for Not Wearing Mask in Budapest Public Transport

Sep 8, 2020

From now on, passengers who do not wear the mask or do not do it according to the regulations on Budapest public transport vehicles may be fined HUF 8,000 in addition to being excluded from travel. Stricter measures have been introduced by the Budapest Municipality to curb the epidemic. In addition to the banning people […]

The 1970 inauguration of the 'Libegő'

Zugliget Chairlift ('Libegő'): 50th Anniversary

Aug 19, 2020

The Zugliget Libegő (Chairlift) was inaugurated on August 19, 1970, taking people from Zugliget (District XII) in the Buda Hills to János Hill. At the time of the epidemiological emergency, taking advantage of the forced downtime, the fifty-year-old means of transport was technically renewed earlier this year. As part of the reconstruction, the operation of […]

Dog heat in Budapest

Heat Record in the Budapest Region

Aug 9, 2020

The highest temperature of this summer in Hungary so far, 36.7 degrees Celsius, was measured on Saturday in Budakalász, just north of Budapest. Experts, this will probably be this year's temperature peak. The National Meteorological Service said on Sunday that Saturday’s maxima were around 34-35 degrees in the hottest places. In Budakalász, north of Budapest, […]

Zugliget Libegő (Chairlift)

Zugliget Chairlift Back in Normal Operation

Aug 1, 2020

From this Saturday, the Zugliget Libegő (Chairlift) will run again every day, according to the normal opening hours in the Buda Hills. The chairlift was restarted as early as the end of May, but with reduced opening hours. However, from August 1, with the exception of maintenance days on Mondays of even-numbered weeks, it will […]

Budapest, the Most Affordable City to Do Business

Jul 17, 2020

Budapest has been named as the most affordable city to run a business in the world, according a study by There are a lot of expenses to consider when people are starting up their own business, whether it’s paying staff, finding the perfect office space, or even just keeping the lights on. "But how […]

Government Cancels August 20 Celebrations

Jul 16, 2020

All public events lined up for the August 20 national holiday have been cancelled in light of coronavirus protection measures, the Minister heading the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás announced this Thursday. The events would have included an air show and the traditional fireworks in the evening. As the minister said at his regular weekly […]

Bendegúz, the red panda in the Budapest Zoo

New Attractions in the Budapest Zoo

Jul 12, 2020

A one year old red panda arrived from Germany to the Budapest Zoo and the institution's Butterfly garden , delayed by the pandemic, could finally open for this year. In a statement sent to the Hungarian news agency MTI, zoo officials say Bendegúz, a one-year-old male red panda arrived to accompany Aurora, a nearly ten-year-old […]

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