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Budapest Celebrates 150th Birthday

Nov 17, 2023

Today's Budapest was created on November 17, 1873. On January 1, 1873, Pest, Buda and Óbuda were united under the name of Budapest. On November 17, the new municipality took over the administration of the unified capital. On January 1, 1950, the municipalities around Budapest were annexed to form the so-called Greater Budapest, the population […]

Budapest 150: HUF 150 Ticket in Public Transport and Museum

Nov 15, 2023

On the 150th anniversary of the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda, this Friday, the Budapest Transport Center (BKK) is offering a HUF 150 day ticket, the company told MTI. On Friday, a HUF 150 ticket will allow you to visit the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the Underground Railway Museum, and the party tram […]

Renewed Chain Bridge Inaugurated

Aug 4, 2023

The renovated Lánchíd (‘Chain Bridge’) was inaugurated on Friday, opening it to pedestrians. Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at the inauguration that the renovation of the bridge was completed on time and within budget. The Mayor said that the Chain Bridge is not just an artefact, a bridge, but a symbol of unity and togetherness. […]

Budapest M3 Underground Line Renovation Complete

May 22, 2023

The renewed stations of metro line 3 at Lehel Square and Nagyvárad Square were inaugurated in Budapest on Monday morning and will be open to passengers in the early afternoon. The five-and-a-half-year reconstruction of the ‘blue’ metro line is now complete. Speaking at the opening of the last of the renovated stations at the final […]

Budapest 150: Labor Day Celebrations on May 1

May 1, 2023

With free concerts and awareness-raising programs, the long weekend in Budapest's Városháza (‘City Hall’) Park was a classic May Day atmosphere. On May 1 Labor Day, people gathering in the park had the opportunity to meet trade union representatives. The representatives of social workers, teachers, industrial workers and civil servants were also present. This year's […]

History of Transport of the 150-year-old Budapest

Apr 17, 2023

150 Years of Budapest's Transport History is the subject of a tabloid exhibition entitled Budapest 150 - Public Transport in the Age of Unification, on display in the capital from this Monday to May 15. The exhibition, illustrated with a number of contemporary photos, shows the transport conditions in Pest-Buda in the 1800s and can […]

HUF 20 Bn to Renew Budapest's Drinking Water Network

Apr 12, 2023

The capital's drinking water network will be partially renewed with the help of HUF 20 billion forints of EU funding, Kata Türrő, the Deputy Mayor of Budapest, responsible for the city's management, announced on Wednesday. She is quoted by MTI as saying that this is the biggest investment in recent decades to improve the quality […]

Open-Air Exhibition Opens on Andrássy Avenue

Mar 8, 2023

On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Count Gyula Andrássy, an open-air photo exhibition on the history of Andrássy Avenue is on display on one of the best-known roads in the Hungarian capital. Count Gyula Andrássy was born two hundred years ago, on March 8, 1823. The open-air exhibition commemorates the […]

Budapest Wins EUR 1.5 Mn to Support its Climate Goals

Mar 1, 2023

Budapest has won a grant of HUF one and half million (HUF 564 million) in the Climate Neutral and Smart Cities Mission, which will be used to establish the Budapest Climate Agency, the Mayor's Office announced on Wednesday. Budapest has been selected as one of the 53 cities from across 21 European Union and Horizon […]

Budapest 150 Series of Events Gets Underway

Jan 24, 2023

The Budapest 150 program series celebrating the 150th anniversary of the unification of the Hungarian capital has begun with the announcement of the Budapest Nyitány (Budapest Overture) composition competition and the awards ceremony of the Budapest Drama Competition. Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at the event on Tuesday at the Örkény Theater that Budapest was not […]

Free Public Transport for Ukrainians Extended

Dec 30, 2022

The Budapest Transport Center (BKK) has extended free travel on its public transport services for refugees from Ukraine until March 31, 2023. As in the past, the free travel is available on presentation of a Ukrainian travel document that can be used for identification purposes. The free service, which was introduced on March 4, 2022, […]

Budapest City Council Donates Buses to Ukraine

Dec 19, 2022

The Budapest municipal transport company BKV donated to Ukraine buses that were taken off the roads of the Hungarian capital but can still be used, the state news agency MTI reports. 15 vehicles – five solo Volvos and ten articulated Ikarus models – were handed over on Monday by Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest, and […]

Chain Bridge Opens in Budapest After Renovation

Dec 16, 2022

The renovated Chain Bridge, the oldest bridge on the River Danube in the Hungarian capital was opened to temporary traffic this Friday. Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony said at the event that the Chain Bridge should be a bridge between the present and the future, connecting not only Buda and Pest, but also the divided and […]

Budapest 150: Anniversary Program Series Launched

Nov 17, 2022

Man of the City, Pro Urbe and other honors were awarded at a ceremony held on Thursday at the City Hall on the occasion of the Capital Day, which also marked the the start of a two-year series of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the unification of Budapest, the state news agency MTI reports. […]

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 […]

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