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Pandemic Restrictions Eased in Budapest, Too

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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

D&T
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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Budapest Underground Named as IEEE Milestone

D&T
Apr 23, 2020

The world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named the Budapest Millennium Underground line as one of the technical milestones of the world. Built between 1894 to 1896, the Millennium Underground Railway was the first underground line on the […]

CEU Confirms Presence in Budapest

D&T
Apr 9, 2020

In an open letter, the President and Rector of the Central European University (CEU), Michael Ignatieff has announced that the CEU Board of Trustees reaffirmed that CEU must maintain its presence in Budapest, which will serve as home to our Institute for Advanced Study, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, and a new […]

Budapest Castle Hill Funicular 150 Years Old

D&T
Mar 2, 2020

Called Budavári Sikló in Hungarian, the funicular railway of Budapest links Adam Clark Square at the Széchenyi Chain Bridge with the Buda Castle above. The line was opened on March 2, 1870, and has been in municipal ownership since 1920. It was destroyed in the Second World War and reopened only on June 4, 1986. […]

New boarding hall at Budapest Airport

New Boarding Hall at Budapest Airport

D&T
Jan 15, 2020

A new chapter begins in the life of Budapest Airport from 2020. The first phase of a new, 11,500-square-meter facility serving passengers and providing the same level of comfort as the terminals has opened this Wednesday. The modern Pier 1 – to be fully completed by the summer of 2020 – replacing the earlier basic […]

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Greater Budapest 70 Years Old

D&T
Jan 2, 2020

Passed on December 20, 1949 and come into force on January 1, 1950, Law No. XXVI of 1949 attached seven towns and 16 villages to the former Budapest, creating Greater Budapest, enlarging its area from 207 km² to 525 km² (by 54%). Thus, the number of the Hungarian capital’s inhabitants increased from 1.058 million to […]

New Record at Budapest Airport

D&T
Dec 27, 2019

Four days before the end of the year, traffic at the Budapest airport reached a new record: on December 27, this year's 16 millionth passenger crossed the gates of the terminal – for the first time in its history. Thus, the Liszt Ferenc International Airport remains one of the fastest growing airports in the region […]

Free ice rink at the Budapest Municipality

Budapest Municipality Opens Free Ice Rink

D&T
Dec 19, 2019

Where there was a parking lot, there will now be skaters. A new ice rink opened to the public in the parking lot of the Budapest Municipality the Thursday. The free ice rink is situated in the inner courtyard of the Mayor's Office, replacing the former parking lot. The solemn opening was held Thursday afternoon […]

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October, the Strongest Month in Budapest Tourism

D&T
Dec 14, 2019

October was the fastest growing month of 2019 in terms of guest arrivals and guest nights in Budapest, an analysis by the Budapest Festival and Tourism Center (BFTK) notes. Sales of commercial accommodation in Budapest were close to HUF 25 billion. For the first time in a long time, not only lodging revenues have increased […]

Remembering the victims of the Budapest ghetto

75th Anniversary of the Budapest Ghetto

D&T
Nov 28, 2019

"The tragedy of our Jewish compatriots is the tragedy of all of us, the darkest period of Hungarian history," Péter Niedermüller, Mayor of Erzsébetváros (Budapest’s District 7), said at a commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Pest Ghetto in Budapest on Thursday, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. At the commemoration of the local […]

Twin City Liner catamaran in Budapest

Vienna-Budapest Test Cruise

D&T
Nov 25, 2019

A modern fast catamaran – with 160 paying customers on board – was in Budapest this past week-end for a sight-seeing trip connecting the Austrian and Hungarian capitals on the Danube. After a successful trial, at least three similar trips will be organized next year. The Twin City Liner has been traveling between Vienna and […]

Convertiplane over Budapest

Convertiplane Demonstration Flight over Budapest

D&T
Oct 29, 2019

On the fifth day of a joint operation of Hungarian and US special military units, a CV-22B Osprey type convertiplane of the US Air Force conducted a demonstration flight above the Hungarian capital this Tuesday. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey is a multi-mission, military aircraft capable of both vertical takeoff and landing. It is designed […]

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