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Budapest is known for its thermal springs, as they're the largest in Europe, so you should try one of the many baths, such as the Gellert (very central location, but a bit touristy) or the wonderful Szechenyi bath. The market hall is great for some local food, but also to buy souvenirs. The synagogue has some interesting and moving stories to tell. The Buda ...
Have you had a look at the Iparművészeti Múzeum (sorry, no english page...)? According to http://budapestinterim.blogspot.com, there is (or was) an exhibition about Rubik cubes... They have a page about new acquisitions they made in 2009 which very briefly mentions "a Rubik's collection".
Next year they'll start building a Rubik's Cube shaped museum that might open for the public in 2017 :) http://ruwix.com/the-rubiks-cube/museum/
The "official" taxi company of Budapest Airport is Főtaxi. From the airport to the Szechenyi Bath the price is 21-22 EUR: Back to the airport costs 16 EUR: You'll get a discount card at your first travel, you have to show it the second time to get the discount rate. I've never payed Euros but I think they accept it ( they printed the price also in ...
Definitely Vienna is easier to navigate, public transportation is better and easier to use, more people speak English, and architectural highlights are all concentrated within a 4 mile radius. Vienna also has more high-quality large art museums, and overall, it's more tourist-friendly than Budapest. However, Vienna is not as strikingly different to other ...
You don't mention where you are from. However, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office currently classes the terrorism risk in Hungary as low, other than the general risk anywhere: Terrorism There is a low threat from terrorism, but you should be aware of the risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be in public areas, including in ...
From Terminal 1 (the LCC terminal), you can take a direct local train to Nyugati station in the city center in 23 minutes for 365 HUF. From Terminal 2 (used by everybody else), your best bet is to take bus 200E to Kőbánya-Kispest and connect to the metro (Line 3). A through ticket is 320F in advance, or 400F from the driver.
So in general, food in Hungary (eating out) is a lot less expensive than Western Europe, which is handy :) Note that - due to a historical translation error - "goulash soup" is indeed a soup, not the "goulash" that visitors may be familiar with from home which is known as "pörkölt". Local dishes often revolve around meat, include lots of paprika in their ...
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, US, opened a Rubik's Cube exhibition named Beyond Rubik's Cube in April 2014. It remained there until November 2014, and then became a traveling exhibition (schedule available). Google collaborated with the museum in the exhibition's design. Among other things it includes a 10-foot (3 meter) tall Rubik'...
After hunting around on the BKK english language website, I've found the answer. There's a handy bi-lingual PDF of the bus times and connections from the airport available on their site, if you dig down enough In summary: From 3:30am until 11pm, there's a 200E bus every 7-8 minutes, which will connect you with Metro line 3 Between 11pm and just after ...
Ruin bars are worth a look, and not just for a wild night out. They are night clubs but possibly not like you're used to. They are based in old derelict buildings houses, factories and office buildings that have been converted into clubs with makeshift furniture and sculptures from what ever was left lying around; cars cut in half and bath tubs as seats. ...
Just as a short answer after the trip: I did not buy the Budapest card and just 2 24-hours tickets and I was really satisfied. I chose the restaurants myself and paid the entries which I wanted in full. The National Museum would have been for free but I think even with this my choice was cheaper.
The main advantage of the Budapest card is all the discounts. If you're not into museums, you're better off just buying a couple of 24-hour travelcards (1650 HUF each) or a block of ten tickets for 3000 HUF (travel from the airport to the city center and back will take 4 tickets and you'll have 6 left for your stay).
Note that there are 3 international railway stations in Budapest. I am presuming that you are referring to the Budapest Keleti station which would generally be referred to as the 'main' station. There are definitely lockers in Budapest Keleti - I saw (although did not use) them when I was there a few weeks ago. Based on reports on the Internet it looks ...
The BKK has a handy list about points of sale in Hungarian but if you know the word "Közért" means "Grocery store" (roughly) then you can see one open 5am-10pm at the Népliget metró (underground) station. Also, it says the Relay store under ground is open from 4:30am (the one in the bus station above ground opens at 5:30am) and while their primary focus is ...
I may be headed that way myself as part of a relief mission for the JCWI. I would recommend the live Budapest feed on Twitter... It is not an 'official' source and the feed is intermixed with comments that some may find indecorous (hence my redaction). But there is enough 'live' information to make it worthwhile. The feed includes 'live' updates from ...
This travelcard is valid for all trams and buses (including the night buses) in Budapest and some close suburbs (including the airport), on the HÉV suburban lines within the city limits (a separate suburban network that's pretty much like the metro), as well as on the BKK ferry. It isn't valid on the main suburban trains (not operated by BKK) nor on the ...
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If you have plenty of time, you can take the night bus operated by Croatia Bus, departing 22:00 in Sarajevo and arriving 06:00 in Zagreb. Then the train from Zagreb Glavni Kolod. at 09:57, arriving in Budapest 16:29. The price will be about 55€ (25€ for the bus and 30€ for the train).
I've been googling a bit these last few days and I found a website that seems helpful to me. Eventful : It's a website that offers what I was looking for, allowing me to filter events by date (it's possible to filter just those events taking place today) and different categories and including links to buy the tickets for any of them. I will keep digging ...
I've seen a few apps like these, but they all focussed on only a few cities. As a recommendation, use Facebook: Go to http://facebook.com Click 'Events' in the left column. Scroll down and click 'Popular Events Nearby'. Annoyingly, the resulting list is sorted by some vague popularity rating, not by date.
If the post office doesn't accept credit cards, you can buy public transport tickets at BKK customer service points. You will probably see one right in front of you once you leave the baggage claim area. They are very visible. They do accept credit cards. Not sure about EUR though.
Wikivoyage describes the logistics quite well: Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport ... is the country's largest airport, located about 16 km (10 mi) southeast of the city centre. Budapest Airport is notoriously hard to get in and out of. While a train connection between the city and the terminal has been built, it only served Terminal ...
To each his own, but, Hungarians would frown upon children not enjoying the baths of Budapest. It's been a while since I frequented the Hungarian capital's thermal baths, but, gender segregation is less a thing these days, though it might be possible that in some baths, on some evenings, children might be barred from entering. All the thermal baths in ...
The transfer ticket is basically two single tickets rolled in one, sold cheaper but with the restriction that the second trip must take place within 1½ hours. If you need to take a bus, then the metro, then a tram, that's a total of three tickets, which you can decompose as one transfer ticket (HUF 530) plus one single ticket (HUF 350, or HUF 300 if bought ...
Yes, you can buy food and coffee early in the morning at the Népliget bus station in Budapest. This morning, when I was there at around 6:00, roughly half of the numerous bakeries and convenience stores in the bus station and adjoining subway station were open.
Late March can be pretty cool in Budapest, I mean less chance for 20 degrees (Celsius) and more for 10! Prepare for possible rain and wind also. Nights will be between 0 and 5 degrees, so take a warm sweater and a waterproof jacket with you. Enjoy Budapest anyway!
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