Isten hozta Budapest! Or, welcome to Budapest for those who are not fluent in Hungarian! Budapest is a city split by the dark gold Danube by day and the black velvet Danube by night.
Budapest is a quaint city, while it has modern flair, you can embrace old-world architecture all around. On the winding streets of Buda you’ll see the reconstructed castle, and many rejuvenated pink and gold Baroque and Renaissance houses. You’ll also find the thermal baths and the remains of the city walls.
In Pest you’ll come across a combination of Art Nouveau, old turrets, museums, the opera house, banks and elegant shops. Buda and Pest are so close, yet provide completely different experiences for travelers.
Then there is Margaret Island, in the middle of the river between Buda and Pest, here you will find a pleasant English-style park with swimming pools and an open air theater.
Everywhere in Budapest you’ll be able to dine like a galloping gourmet at first-rate Hungarian restaurants, while being serenaded by gypsy music. And definitely visit one of the fine coffee houses, serving rich brews and tasty cakes! One thing is for certain, you will never go hungry in Hungary! Foodies travel to Budapest just to sample the fine cuisine. And when you taste the mouth-watering delicacies, you’ll understand why!
You can reach Budapest by taking a direct train from Vienna (approximately 3 hours). Because Budapest is a larger city, rail service is available from other cities as well, but if you happen to be in Vienna, there is direct service at your disposal.
Budapest is well worth the time it takes to get there, and when you walk around this unique city, you’ll be glad you came! For more information on Budapest, click here.