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Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square Again

Nov 13, 2023

From Friday this week until the dawn of the New Year, the Christmas Market will again be open to everyone in one of the most beautiful locations of Budapest, in downtown Vörösmarty Square. That is where organizers invite people to celebrate the most beautiful holiday of the year under the name 'Vörösmarty Classic Xmas'. The […]

Investors Return to the Capital's Property Market

Nov 8, 2023

Investors have returned to the capital's real estate market, with investment buyers accounting for 41% of transactions in September after the second quarter low, the property agency Duna House reported on Wednesday, according to MTI. The most popular locations were Erzsébetváros (District 7), Józsefváros (District 9), Angyalföld (District 13) and Terézváros (District 6). According to […]

NATO RUN 2023 in the Hungarian Capital This Sunday

Sep 23, 2023

As part of the European Sports Week #BEACTIVE campaign and the 150 Years of Budapest program, the 18th edition of the NATO Run will take place this Sunday, with participants running through the most beautiful parts of Buda. According to the Budapest Athletics Association, the 10-kilometer NATO Run will start at 11 a.m. from Vérmező, […]

First Hampton by Hilton Hotel Opens in Budapest

Sep 12, 2023

Hampton by Hilton Budapest City Centre, the first Hampton by Hilton hotel in Hungary, opened in Budapest’s District 6 (Terézváros), it was announced at a press conference in Budapest on Tuesday. The hotel manager, Anita Siklósi, said the six-story hotel has 219 rooms, and an average occupancy rate of 65-70% is expected this year. Currently, […]

A Journey of Enrichment and Friendship

In the WittyLeaks series, Diplomacy&Trade regularly publishes the personal accounts of ambassadors and other diplomatic mission leaders accredited to Budapest. As I stepped into the role of the Ambassador of Egypt to Hungary, little did I know that this opportunity would lead me on a remarkable journey of discovery, cultural immersion, and friendship. From the […]

Budapest's Cogwheel Railway Line Back in Operation

Apr 1, 2023

From Saturday, April 1, the trains of the cogwheel railway (bearing the number 60) are running again between the terminals of Városmajor and the Children’s Railway station in Széchenyi Hill in the Buda Hills. The railway line was closed for the winter in recent months. During this period, several hundred meters of track were replaced […]

Earth Hour 2023 in the Hungarian Capital

Mar 25, 2023

On Earth Hour, on the last Saturday evening of March each year, unessential lights are switched off for an hour and electrical appliances are turned off around the world. Budapest has also joined the intiative. The 60 minutes dedicated to the Earth is not only to symbolically turn off the lights in homes and cities, […]

Urban Agglomeration: Relocation Destination Nationwide

Mar 22, 2023

The number of permanent residents declined in several districts of Budapest and in the county seats last year, while urban agglomeration settlements were a popular destination for moving to across the country, according to the latest analysis by the real estate site In the statement issued this Wednesday, the leading economic expert of the […]

Budapest Metro Line Back in Service After Restoration

Mar 20, 2023

As of this Monday afternoon, underground trains again run between the two terminals on the Hungarian capital’s M3 metro line as the renovation of all but two stations have been completed. Over three quarters of the renovation costs have been covered by EU funding. Some 3,500 people have worked for the past five and half […]

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, […]

New Daily Temperature Record Broken in Budapest

Dec 25, 2022

The December 24 heat record of the Hungarian capital was broken this Saturday: 13.1 degrees Celsius were recorded at the Lágymányos station in southern Budapest, the National Meteorological Service notified the public on one of its social media pages on Sunday. The statement said this was several tenths of a degree Celsius higher than the […]

Basilica Christmas Fair in Budapest

Nov 19, 2022

With a cosy Advent atmosphere, the smells, tastes, lights and heart-warming moments of the festive season, Advent Basilica, voted Europe's best Christmas fair for the second time last year, is back in 2022, the event’s website says. A 12-meter Christmas tree, light painting, a selfie point, an ice rink and nearly 120 quality craft and […]

Budapest Scores High for Quality of Antique Stores

Nov 15, 2022

Budapest is the tenth-best city for antique lovers in Europe, scoring 7.02 out of 10. That is according to the latest study by (Q3 2022), where research reveals the best cities in Europe for bargain hunters. In the antique index, the capital city scores highly for the quality of its antique stores (4.40/5), ranking […]

Growing Number of Dwelling Constructions in Budapest

Nov 4, 2022

13,617 new homes were built in the first three quarters of 2022 in the capital, 7.7% more than a year earlier. The number of dwellings to be built under construction permits issued and simple declarations was 25,984, 16% more than in the same period of 2021, the Central Statistical Office reports. In the first three […]

New Backbone Network between Budapest and Vienna

Oct 18, 2022

Invitech and A1 Telekom Austria have built a faster, more secure and higher capacity redundant fiber connection between the Austrian and Hungarian capitals. According to the companies, the new backbone network on this route will provide the shortest and most secure connection between Western and Eastern Central Europe. By connecting Invitech's and A1 Telekom Austria's […]

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