Budapest and surroundings

Budapest is a city of full of surprises and wonder, with its lively centre, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. One of the most exciting cities in the world, Budapest is full of secrets, hidden spots to explore and old favourites to revisit. This is the city where being bored is not an option.
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Hungary The Puszta and Lake Tisza Eger-Tokaj Wine Region Budapest and Surroundings Balaton Pannonia


First International Nature Film festival in Gödöllő

Gödöllő, located only 40 km East of Budapest, hosts the prominent event, the 1st International Nature Film festival between 14-17 May 2015. There are 5 or 6 film festivals in Europe that focus on this very important topic, and this one intends to be the most significant in the Carpathian Basin.

Full house and full steam ahead in Budapest!

The hotels of Budapest are operating at full capacity and tourists just love the capital, recent statistics suggest. It seems that a range of different aspects of the capital appear in visitors' bucket lists for Hungary, not only the advent fairs, thermal baths and ruin pubs.

Budapest from on high

You can enjoy the beautiful setting of the Hungarian capital not only from the level of the Danube River, but also from many high-up vantage points. Depending on how adventurous you are, and how far you are willing to go to reach that perfect lookout point, there is no shortage of great views. You can stumble across some great vistas along a hiking trail, or take a moment from a lively festival to look out over Budapest from the walls of the Buda castle, or allow a spectacular sunset to add charm to a romantic dinner.
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Day-trip ideas

Vác: the Baroque jewelry-box of the Danube bend

Vác is a charming city of 35,000 located 40 km north of Budapest. It has rich cultural heritage and an amazing promenade along the Danube. It won the title of "Hungarian City of Culture" in 2010.

Palace of Gödöllő & Lázár Equestrian Park

Head northeast from the city and visit the Palace of Gödöllő and its breathtaking garden. If you go a little further, you may see a real Hungarian horse show at Lázár Equestrian Park.

Szentendre & Skanzen

North of the capital, Szentendre with its colourful houses, narrow alleys, and 24 museums, is the most frequently visited tourist centre along the Danube. The largest open- air museum in Hungary is located on the outskirts of the city which shows the authentic Hungarian village life.
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