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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 […]

Budapest Remains the Most Livable in Hungary

Oct 2, 2022

Overall, Budapest and the western part of the country offer better opportunities in education, culture, shopping and the labor market, while in Eastern Hungary, it is easier to get a home, according to the Takarék Index Livability Survey, conducted by Takarék Jelzálogbank [‘Savings Mortgage Bank’], a Magyar Bankholding member, on education, healthcare, culture, crime, the […]

NATO RUN 2022 in the Hungarian Capital

Sep 25, 2022

Organized as part of the Budapest Running Festival, the 17th NATO Run in Budapest took place this Saturday. This time, the 10-kilometer route was exclusively on the Buda side, along the embankment of the River Danube, with the start and finish at the Vérmező park in the Hungarian capital's District I. The running race was […]

‘Budapest Helps’: Information Office for Refugees

Sep 5, 2022

The Hungarian capital has been and will continue to do its part to help refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine, Mayor Gergely Karácsony said on Monday at the opening of the Budapest Helps information and community center. The war in Ukraine has put everyone in a new situation, and everything must be done to provide […]

Budapest-Balaton Bike Route Reaches Lake Balaton

Aug 26, 2022

The newest section of the bicycle path connecting the capital with Lake Balaton between Székesfehérvár and Balatonakarattya has been opened. Thus, cyclists can reach the shores of Lake Balaton from Budapest by bicycle on the more than 100-kilometer-long road section. The new 27.4-kilometer-long section is reported to make it easier for people living in the […]

EU-Supported Energy Efficiency Projects in Budapest

Jul 16, 2022

Budapest Mayor Gergely Karácsony has announced that the city is investing nearly HUF 4 billion in energy efficiency with support from the European Union. The mayor says the available resources will be used to completely renovate heat exchanges, install new pipeline sections, connect new consumers to district heating, upgrade district heating pipeline sections, replace hot […]

World Aquatics Championships End in Budapest

Jul 3, 2022

The 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships completed in the Hungarian capital this Sunday after over two weeks of competition, in swimming, artistic swimming, open water swimming, diving and waterpolo. The medal table of the event was topped by the United States with Hungary finishing on the 10th place. 17 days of competition at the 19th […]

World Aquatics Championships in Budapest

Jun 17, 2022

Hundreds of aquatic athletes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe have arrived in the Hungarian capital to vie for a piece of the USD 5.72 million prize money awarded over the next 17 days at the 19th FINA World Aquatics Championships. Competitions began with artistic swimming’s preliminary rounds on Friday. The original 19th FINA World Championships were […]

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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