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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 […]

'Even a leaven can be a bridge'

"Leaven of the City"

Jul 12, 2020

A new colorful mural decorates the façade of the fire brigade station on Károly körút in downtown Budapest thanking the people of the capital for their togetherness. "We wanted to reflect on the epidemic sweeping around the world with a work of art that strengthens our togetherness, our community in Budapest, so at our request, […]

Budapest Public Transport to Go Back to Normal

Jun 14, 2020

With the easing of the coronavirus epidemic, the front part of the buses and trolleybuses in the Hungarian capital will no longer be cordoned off from Monday, June 15, 2020, thus allowing passengers to keep a greater distance from each other by making full use of the passenger compartments of vehicles. A statement by the […]

Garages Become Expensive in Budapest

Jun 6, 2020

While outside Budapest, a private garage is worth on average HUF two million, you have to pay several times for that in the capital where a car storage place can be worth up to six million. The price is greatly influenced by the possibility of public parking and the built-up ratio of the area, according […]

Pedestrians and bikers on the lower embankment of the River Danube in downtown Budapest

Pandemic Restrictions Eased in Budapest, Too

May 16, 2020

As of midnight this Sunday, most of the restrictions introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic will be lifted in the Hungarian capital. The Minister in charge of the Prime Minister's Office, Gergely Gulyás stated that “although the movement restrictions will be lifted in Budapest on Monday, keeping a safe, 1.5 meters distance will remain obligatory.” […]

Budapest Airport celebrates 70th anniversary

Budapest Airport: 240 million passengers in 70 years

May 7, 2020

The international airport of Budapest, Ferenc Liszt International Airport, the aerial gateway to Hungary was inaugurated 70 years ago, on May 7, 1950. Over the past seven decades, hundreds of millions of passengers and millions of aircraft have used the runways and the terminal buildings of the airport. Seven decades, more than 240 million passengers, […]

The Sky Court hall at Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest

Passenger Flights from Budapest Resume

May 1, 2020

The first resumed flights from Budapest's Liszt Ferenc International Airport took off this Friday, and the passengers complied with the security measures, the airport operator told the Hungarian news agency MTI. The first flight was that of Wizz Air to Berlin at 06.17 in the morning, the staff was prepared for the passengers, the inspection […]

Face Masks to be Mandatory in Budapest

Apr 24, 2020

As of Monday, April 27, people in Budapest are required to wear face masks on public transport, in shops, markets and taxis. People visiting shops, markets and traveling in taxi in Budapest will be mandated to wear face masks or otherwise cover their faces as part of the protection efforts against the new coronavirus epidemic. […]

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