Budapest with many nicknames. How do we know Budapest?
Because of the river and the street we call it “Paris of the East“. Danube river cut through the city so this is why we say “Pearl of the Danube”.
Many centuries ago Hungary was under control by the Roman Empire and they bring a special culture of bathing and start building thermal baths and spas. This is the reason why we also call Budapest as the “ Capital of Spas and Thermal Baths”. It does not matter for Hungarians how the Word call them, they really love to live in Hungary, because it's simple beauty.
Because of different culture and historical sigh, make few places are collected into the UNESCO World Heritage site, such as Heroes Square or Citadella.
Budapest got sperate by a river to Buda and pest two part as we all know, but actually, Obuda is also made part of a city and become multiple special capitals.
All the old history things and modern growing in Budapest make tourist just more and more. People come from west and east find the different culture and view in this particular city. Going to a museum, relax in the park, taking bath, eat traditional Hungarian food and drinking together in the festival etc….
I believe all this thing you can find out by just google it. But, we are here, with locals want you to know and recommend the best thing we like and let you know why! All this might be the for the tourist only or even the locals will go or do it every day. Come with us, no matter 1 day or a few weeks you can stay in Budapest, you will feel full fill on this trip.
Follow us, step by step, find out how amazing Budapest could be
1.Hungarian national parliament
Hungarian national parliament with different round dome or spire on the top of a building. whole building taking a large area, you can see how magnificent from outside. The House of Parliament as a tallest and most important architecture in Budapest, they take care of all the number make them meaningful when they build it. Inside, it’s not glorious but very delicate. Today, there is holy crown worship in it. This crown is very Significant for the Hungarian. They display in the parliament and arrange the guard to escort. After the crown rove for a while, even orb on the top was devious, but they don’t want to Adjustment.
This building is the prettiest parliament in Europe. All the tourist heading here first when they in Budapest. You will feel impressive when you Walking around this building. In the daytime, from far away can see a white building standing there. To the sunset, the color was changed to the light yellow, then gold shine at the night time from the lights.
You might say, you didn’t see the color changed when you are there, do you know? The House of Parliament is built at the river bank, and the best place to see that will be at the middle of the Danube river.
2. Dip in the thermal bath
’City of Baths’ is one of the nicknames for Budapest. There are over 120 thermal springs in the city. From Ancient Rome, Due to the capital’s favorable geographical position, they built many thermal baths. And all this water might be with some therapy function, good for your skin etc.…. Long-term history, comfortable bath, not in every country, so this can be one of the best things to do in Budapest.
Széchenyi Baths probably are already in your pocket list. Not only big, also with big outdoor bath, attractive for all the locals and tourists. Some of the locals even bring the chess with them, enjoy the game and the bath at the same time. this also become one of the special shoots for the tourist. But, if you wish a nice and quiet place with less tourist like you. Then the Gellért Baths will be the best choice for you. They are more delicate and focus on the design of a building. While you taking the bath, you can also permeate into the Budapest history with this prettiest bath ever.
At the weekend, there is a party at the Széchenyi Baths, might offer you different atmosphere for taking the bath.
3. Get on the river cruise on the Danube river
The second longest river in Europe-Danube river, start from Germany all way long passing through all different Europe countries. With Austrian composer, Johann Strauss’ s song- The Blue Danube, become very famous. Visit the Danube river are the thing you can’t be missed. If you would like to go around on a bus while you arrive at the new city, I bet you also want to take a cruise to surround the Danube river. Day and night of Budapest is all the different view you will have ever.
River cruises become one of the popular programs on the Danube river, with 48 hours valid ticket, you can go once with night cruise and another time in the day with a different feeling. They even combined with traditional Hungarian dance and the dinner all together, save your time for running around with different activity.
4. Cycling around the river bank
If you been to Copenhagen, you will find out the cycling system was not that friendly in Budapest. however, Budapest got dived two sides by the river, and there is a path for cycling around the river. It will be easy for you if you only want to look around the river. There is a lot of bikes renting a place in the city center, the easier one might be MOL city bike. With plenty spot, it will be good if you want to have a go or you want to return the bike anytime. Or just find the shop, rent for a few days, use it anytime you want, don’t need to worry about the price!
City bike MOL can use it after register be a member, first, a half hour is free. you might change every half hour to save some money also still can enjoy. But check well about how to use before you apply.
5. Heros’s square and the city park area
City park, it’s one of the nature park in Budapest, plenty viewpoint around. After the visiting or the bath, it will be wonderful if you can spend the time in here. There has a lake in the park, summertime is an open lake for people can rent the small stylish boat and be around the lake having fun with family or friends. When the winter, the lake will be frozen, they will become one of the best places for people to doing ice skating. Széchenyi Baths-we mention earlier was also located here. The front is the hero square, one of the UNESCO World Heritage site, some of the movie or MV even come to this place for shooting. At the back are Vajdahunyad Castle, if you do know about the architecture, you will get confused here. All the different style building has come from the different place in Hungary. In the beginning, all the building is made of cardboard and wood for the small exhibition here. But it getting popular during the time. Nowadays, here is the real building as you saw. (feel free to touch it, it solid now!)
In the castle have one Anonymous statue, looks like Death, the difference is, he got the pen in his hand. Local told me, if you want to be a writer, go touch the pen.
6. Buda castle area
Upon the hill of Buda side, that’s the Buda castle. A bit further is fisherman’s bastion and Matthias church, all of it is Buda castle area. Plenty of ways you can easily get on the hill. 1. By NO.16 bus. 2.by funicular railway. 3.follow the path. 4.from castle garden takes the lift. Buda castle as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, very recommend to visit it. With some library, a museum in the area. Even you don’t want to spend to much time inside, just outside is free and you can get through from the yard and around. Then take a short walk you can reach the church and the fisherman’s bastion. From a far distance, you can see the special roof of the church. Delicate and pretty, super catchy. And the fisherman’s bastion also very meaningful. seven tower means 7 different Magyar tribes that settled in the Carpathian Basin in 895. For remember the Fisherman guard the wall here, they built this bastion. The bastion with two floors, any floor you can have a good view of the Danube river.
The upper floor of bastion need to buy a ticket, but after 8 pm, it is free. Even you come in the daytime, but lower floor its actually enough for having a nice view around.
7. Chillax on the biggest park - Margaret Island
In the city, the area has a lot of big or small squares. Whatever which kind of square, it's not as comfortable as a park. Margaret Island is the biggest park and very functional. Every local like this island and would like to go there to enjoy the day with family or friends. In the middle of an island has a water tower, you can buy the ticket goes up the tower to watch the view from the top. There also an open-air theater next to the tower, having show time to time. You will find Japanese garden on the island, nice culture mix with western and eastern. The famous and can’t be missed part are the music fountain. Having music on the certain time, with the lights on the night, catch all the people’s eyes.
There is a music festival on the island every year in August, a lot of locals or tourist come for it. If you come to Budapest with this period, you can arrange a day, join the party with the people all around the world on the island.
8.Visit local special bar with locals
Hungarian also famous with the alcohol, for example, Tokaj or Egri Bikavér. But, asking locals, they will suggest you Palinka. One shot will make you feel warm, two shot you will be like Superman! Kidding! Locals like to drink, if you also, then you should try some. Its ok if you are only visiting Budapest, can’t go to a vineyard to have some wine tasting. There are a few ways you can try the Hungarian drink and having fun. Go to the bar! There is bar area - “Ruin bar” and “Szimplakert”. This is two places have few different bars together and with special decoration. You can go there for some live music, drink or the IG pictures! This is the nice place you shouldn’t be missed. Egészségedre!
Deak Ferenc square also is a nice place for hanging out with friends having few drinks. Especially you can go supermarket get some drink and sit around the square and relax, or sit in the bar, or even better, take your drink and dip your feet into the small pool in front the bar!
9. Taste different Hungarian cuisine
Hungarian are part of Europe, with the history and location, the cuisine they have it is actually mixed with western and eastern then become to now! They start getting used to using spice, and paprika. Locals will tell you to try Goulash. The soup with potatoes, carrots, beef and the paprika powder etc. For western, this might be a soup with beef. For eastern, it’s a beef soup with potatoes and different spice. An especially different chef might have a different receipt. Looks very normal but worth to try.
Except for the “paprika powder”, they also use cottage cheese and poppy seeds a lot. Cottage cheese is very easy to use everywhere. The small dessert locals will suggest. Go supermarket and get "TúróRudi"! You won't regret! It is the nice and cheap dessert you can get in Hungary!!
10. Close to nature- Buda hill
After all this city sightseeing, you might think to get away from it for a day? Don’t worry, not just park, there is nature part call “Buda hill” are still inside the Budapest. You can go there on city public transport. For example, a No.291 bus will take you to the end of the station, then you can follow the sign and trail up to the top. Or you can take the “Libegő” up to the hill. Once you arrive the top, you can keep walking up, there is a tower waiting for you have known as “Erzsébet kilátó”, get inside and take a staircase up, 360 panoramas of Budapest will be in front of you.
Former name of the forest children railway is “Pioneer Railway”. Except for the driver, other parts are operated by children under adult supervision. When you around this area, also can go have a ride with this train, the view on the way might just as usual, but you can see all little people working hard on the train. Will make you unforgettable.
Now, 10 of the must do or see in Budapest when you traveling to here. If you like it, don’t be hesitated, put in your pocket list and keep it well. When you come to Budapest, you can follow it to arrange into your schedule, deep traveling around Budapest and fall in love with this city and make your trip remarkable!
Maybe all of you hear about Hungary, but, where is it?
This Is not the test from school, so, it ok you say “I DON’T KNOW”. the only one thing you need to know about Hungary- the drink is cheaper than water! Still, don’t know what’s that mean? It’s a hint for you, come to Hungary and drink!
Here is how you do while you in Hungary. Except for the vineyard where the wine comes, the best choice is the booze cruises.
Budapest as a Pearl of the Danube, there is so many cruises company around. Now, focus on the booze cruises. Not the sightseeing cruise, not the Budapest dinner cruise, but booze cruises.
There is plenty of viewpoint around Budapest, people follow the river to living their life and start the civilization with it. And year by year make Budapest river cruise become one of the tourist favorites while they traveling in Budapest
You tell me, you don’t know anything about Budapest? all this long history for thousand hundred of years, I think the only historian can answer all these questions. For us, we should just take a booze cruises, with the joyful mood, don’t mention anything about history. drink and relax, and start finding the different things in this city.
Oh wait, you also don’t know anything about the beautiful things? Sure, then follow the booze cruises, don’t stop the drink, when you start feeling tipsy bubble around you, get inside and start looking around again, you should feel wonderful of Budapest this time.
Being tipsy wasn’t your things? Only want to party with you buddy? Yes, big mistake if you don’t go with booze cruises. Forget all the history and viewpoint. This booze cruise is special for you if you only want a party drink! How can you make people jealous if you are not drunk on the cruise around the Danube river?
OK, without any implicatures but explicature, if you are actually preferring the high class, elegant way for a drink, then just take the Budapest dinner cruise, otherwise, alcohol cruises wait for you here! cheers
To connect the areas of Ujbuda and Csepel in the south of the city, the government of Budapest makes some competition to build another new bridge.
Assume this going to be another landmark in Budapest, the Dutch studio UNStudio stand out from all of the design won this competition.
There were 17 teams also entered the competition, with the different and amazing idea. But UNStudio’s blueprint shows livable, strong and mordent image to reflect a new era of Budapest. It is really important for a nice bridge and brings the chill out environment around. That’s are what we need to live in the city.
This design creates a road for the car, tram, cycle and for a pedestrian to cross the Danube river. This design support with four carriageways to make sure it will be enough to load everyday traffic for Budapest. Is also a very important construct to develop the south of Budapest.
The special design of the bridge is the cable-stayed structure. With the main span of 220meters between two 93-meter-tall triangular-shaped pylons.
It was essential that the bridge would be in harmony with Budapest - which owes much of its configuration to the surrounding landscape - and its future vision. It was also important that the bridge enables unobstructed views below and above the bridge deck. We wanted it to operate as a clear gateway to the city, like an inviting gesture of hands.
Top 5+1 fun facts about the Danube River
The second-longest river in Europe: Danube.
Danube river located around middle Europe. As a second longest river, it’s around 2857 Km long. Start from Germany at the black forest, go through lot different countries then end up into Black sea. Passing around 10 countries in Europe, and multiple cities. Even for the capital of the four countries: Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia.
European countries people rely upon the water source from the river
The slope is large because upper river gets through mountains. You can see the water level have big different When the season changed. Summer comes high level, winter getting low. all the water is from the melty ice up the mountain, very clean and pure. Except for the middle and lower river part have a big field, do heap up plenty sand around and it's not easy to clean. Otherwise, most of part is all nice and perfect for drinking and being a life water support to people.
Hundreds and thousands of people come to the Danube river for river cruises every year.
The area of the Danube river is vast. Need to build up the different bridges for the traffic and people to pass by the river in most of the countries. Don’t mention there are quite a lot of historic sites and the buildings around the river bank during different Civilization. That is why make the Danube river become very popular with visitors. This Is really amazing, especially the part passing by Hungary’s capital-Budapest. Budapest river cruises become one of must do things while they traveling around Hungary.
Danube river with a long history
There are Civilizations shows up around the Danube river from the Prehistoric era, and they call it Danube culture. After different time interval through the middle age till twenty first century, not only those building around, the people also really live around the river develop the life at the river bank. Even create a Danube river Committee, for making Danube river become international shipping route, and sign up the rules between those country who got river passing by.
Almost 30% of the river is located in Hungary
Danube river starts in Germany, but Hungary's the real home for it. The Main stream and great quantity of tributary make 30% of the river are located in Hungary. Plenty of tourist would like to come to Hungary for the river cruises experience. The Budapest river cruises are most popular because all the building and historical things around the river bank. the Danube river will shine like pearl at the night time. You don’t want to missed it - Budapest river cruises.
The color of the Danube river
“Blue Danube” is the Waltz present by Austrian composer Johann Strauss . It got very famous after performer. Austria even take it as second National anthem. Someone also wrote the lyric for chore can sing with it. Then people all come to see this romantic blue Danube because the song. However, we all realize when we got here, blue is not the colour for the Danube river.
Booze Cruise in Budapest - Best for bachelor party!
Are you ready for a Booze Cruise in Budapest? Over the past couple of years the city has gone through a rather considerable change. In the Town hall, higher and greater quality home entertainment spots, discos, bars, ruin-pubs have actually been mushrooming. Inning accordance with the accounts of groups, this loose, party atmosphere can't be discovered anywhere, other than in our city. It's likewise in the favor of our city, that amount hasn't deteriorated quality. The standard of service is on the European level, the abundant selection of our restaurants, the expert and friendly service, along with hospitality have ended up being basic ideas in recent years. And the prices are also very important in Hungary! If anyone picks Budapest as the destination of a daring, eventful getaway, stag weekend in contrast with a Western-European city, he may handle it as much as 60-70% more affordable in such a method, that the quality he will delight in may even be greater.
Check out the beauty of Hungary's capital! If you are in Budapest, the panorama of the city from the Danube is a must-to-see! What might prove this more, than the fact that it is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage.
From the deck of our travelling ship, you will have the opportunity to have a look at the most widely known sights of Budapest from the very best point of view. Your Home of Parliament, which is a fascinating sight for the visitors of Budapest (it is the third greatest Parliamentary building worldwide), is the most gorgeous if seen from the Danube.
Admire the beautiful sights of Budapest while munching on some pizza or other high-quality street food and top up the experience with endless beer and soft beverages.
Kick your night off with us, before the ever-buzzing capital's nightlife sweeps you off of your feet.
Throughout our Budapest Booze Cruise, you get the opportunity to marvel in nearly all bridges of the capital, for example, the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, which was built in 1849 as the first long-term bridge of Budapest.
The Budapest Alcohol Cruise uses the wonderful experience of travelling in the middle of a monumental city. As the renowned buildings and bridges practically tower above you, the abundant history of the capital comes to life before your extremely eyes with the aid of our Audio Guide readily available in 11 languages.
Do you get hungry during the cruise? No problem! The fee of our Pizza and Beer cruise, besides the 75-minute long sightseeing, consists of a 26-centimetre pizza with toppings of option (Ungherese, Hawaii, Ham & Corn, Salami or Margherita) and ENDLESS BEVERAGE INTAKE (beer or non-alcoholic drinks).
If you are not really a pizza-fan, we provide other street food options you can choose from: panini, piadina, Belgian waffle, chocolate fondant or hot-dogs.
There are numerous boarding times offered for our Pizza and Beer cruise, from 11 am till 9 pm. You can choose in between seeing Budapest throughout the day or the night. The cruise ship sets sail from dock nr.11 and shows up back after 75 minutes.
Our Pizza and Beer cruise is one of the most popular sightseeing activities.
Avoid the crowds of travelers, marvel at the appeal of Budapest, consume a scrumptious pizza and drink all you want on the board of our Pizza and Beer cruise!
Surprise your household, friends or associate, provide a memorable experience, dinner together during our Budapest Alcohol Cruise, while delighting in a 75-minute long sightseeing cruise experience!
The ticket includes: 1 Pizza of choice and endless beer intake