For most people, New Year's Eve—or, Szilveszter, as the Hungarians call it—means popping a bottle of champagne and celebrating with friends and family. But in Budapest, New Year's Eve offers a wide variety of festivities to welcome in the New Year.
What makes Budapest Christmas Markets unique? Is it the food or the atmosphere? Or maybe both?
Budapest has become famous for its Christmas Market since the early 1990s. The city attracts thousands of tourists every year, who come from around the globe to stroll through the stalls, eat traditional Hungarian food, and get in the festive spirit.
Autumn's chilly weather and abundant harvest time result in multiple fall festivals in Budapest. Every October, Buda Castle plays host to one of the most popular ones: the Budapest Sausage and Pálinka Festival. Just a short walk from your vacation rental home, you can easily enjoy all that the festival has to offer.
On August 20th of each year, all of Hungary comes together to commemorate its national day, St. Stephen's Day. Budapest is a special place to see the celebrations unfold--where better to celebrate than Hungary's capital, after all?
Every August, one island north of Budapest draws over 100 nationalities to one of the biggest music festivals in Europe. Over the course of six days, Sziget Festival ("Sziget", pronounced 'see-get' and means "island" in Hungarian), Obuda island transforms into a musical and cultural paradise for festival lovers.
It's almost time for one of the most adrenaline-packed attractions in Hungary: the Formula 1 Hungarian Grand Prix 2022! This exciting annual event will see race lovers and curious spectators flock 20 kilometers north of Budapest to the Hungaroring, or Hungarian GP. Immerse yourself in the world of this monumental professional race car series.
Summer in Budapest is magical. The Hungarian capital offers a unique mix of history and culture, alongside stunning architecture, beautiful parks, and delicious food. This city has something for everyone, from young families to backpackers.