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Qatar Airways: Ten Years in Budapest

Jan 18, 2021

This past Sunday, Qatar Airways celebrated ten years of linking the Hungarian capital with the capital city of Qatar, Doha and the Qatar Airways global network. Ir was on January 17, 2011, that the inaugural flight, an Airbus A320 carrying VIP guests touched down in Budapest and was greeted with a traditional water-cannon salute (see […]

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 […]

Berlin mural at Akácfa utca in Budapest

Berlin Mural in Budapest

Oct 29, 2020

A mural evoking Berlin has been painted in German-Hungarian cooperation on a firewall in downtown Budapest to mark the 30th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. The mural at Akácfa Street 27 in District 7 depicts three figures at the Berlin Wall in clothes painted with the colors of the German national flag by the […]

Falling House Prices in Budapest

Oct 28, 2020

House prices fell by 5.6% in the second quarter of the Hungarian capital. Consequently, prices fell by some 2.5% compared to a year earlier, the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) reports. According to the latest MNB house price index data, house prices in Budapest declined year on year in nominal terms, which has been unprecedented […]

Exhibition Presents History of Boating in Budapest

Sep 27, 2020

The most interesting moments of the last two hundred years of shipping in the capital are presented at the new, 'Budapest on the Danube. Pictures from the 200 years of shipping in Budapest' exhibition at the Hungarian Museum of Science, Technology and Transport. In the summer of 1820, Carolina, the first steamer suitable for passenger […]

Qatar Airways: a Bayern Munich Fan in Super Cup Final

Sep 24, 2020

This Thursday evening, the Hungarian capital hosts the 2020 soccer European Super Cup final between Champions League winner Bayern Munich of Germany and the winner of the European League, FC Seville from Spain. Qatar Airways is a Platinum Sponsor of the now six-time European champions (third in the overall rankings behind Real Madrid' s 13 and […]

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Budapest-Szentendre Bicycle Path Completed

Sep 19, 2020

With a 5,6-kilometer section inaugurated, the bicycle path has been completed between Budapest and Szentendre, a town of historical architecture and popular tourist destination north of the capital. Most of the section, 3,380 meters are new cycle path, 1230 meters were repaired and the existing cycle path was upgraded. In addition, a bicycle bridge and […]

Skanska Launches New Budapest Landmark Project

Aug 7, 2020

Skanska, one of the leading development and construction companies in Europe. invests about EUR 65 M in the first phase of the new office complex H2Offices located in the Hungarian capital. The project will offer a total leasable area of about 26 000 square meters. Designed to obtain WELL and LEED certifications, the project stands […]

Nyugati railway station under renovation in Budapest

Reconstruction Work at Nyugati Railway station

Aug 6, 2020

Due to the technical condition of the 143-year-old Nyugati Railway Station and the preservation of its monumental value, as well as its prominent role in railway traffic, the reconstruction of the roof structure of the building complex as soon as possible became urgent. MÁV Hungarian Railways says that in order to carry out the work […]

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Stagnating House Prices in Budapest

Aug 2, 2020

According to the latest house price index data by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), house prices grew by 8.3% in Budapest in the period between 2019 Q1 and 2020 Q1. House prices were unchanged in Budapest quarter on quarter. As a result, this was the second consecutive quarter when house prices did not rise […]

Budapest-Wroclaw Flight Announced

Jul 31, 2020

Shortly after the resumption of the Budapest-Seoul flight, LOT announced this Friday that from the end of August, it will connect Budapest with a new destination, the city of Wroclaw. The new flight is part of the Polish airline's building a base in Hungary, and in addition to offering a direct flight to a pleasant […]

Budapest to Launch City Diplomacy Academy

Jul 28, 2020

The leadership of the Hungarian capital will launch a city diplomacy academy this fall, Mayor Gergely Karácsony has announced. The mayor says the academy will provide a supply of city diplomats by introducing university students and recent graduates to international and city diplomacy, the Hungarian news agency MTI reports. The head of the academy will […]

Synagogues Closed for Two Weeks in Budapest

Jul 28, 2020

The Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities (Mazsihisz) and the Budapest Jewish Community (BZSH) have closed down the synagogues in Budapest for two weeks and impose a ban on visiting Mazsihisz's Budapest hospital and BZSH nursing home. The Mazsihisz website writes that the leadership of Mazsihisz learned on Sunday that a relative of one of the […]

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K&H Move! Running Race in Budapest - in Pandemic Format

Jul 25, 2020

Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the 26th K&H Mozdulj! ('Move!') half marathon and running festival was held in an unusual format in the Hungarian capital this Saturday. Árpád Kocsis, managing director of the organizer Budapest Sports Office said there was a running race in the outskirts of the capital at the beginning of January, and […]

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 […]

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