Why is creativity important in challenging times? How can contemporary art offer new perspectives and create opportunities for common reflection – here and now? That is exactly what the 29th CAFe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival will explore. Presenting events in a splendid variety of art forms at exciting venues across the Hungarian capital, one of the region’s most important autumn festivals will start on 9 October, 2020, and will last for two and a half weeks.
What could be more enjoyable than discovering one of the most beautiful capitals in Central Europe on two wheels? Whether you’d like to embark on the adventure alone or with a group, Budapest has many opportunities to discover both sides of the Danube on a bike.
A flagship of Hungarian patisserie, this famous cake was created by József Dobos in 1884. At the end of the 19th century, it was considered special because it used buttercream, rather than the cooked creams prevalent in those days. The invention – admired by many, including Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) – was named Dobos after its creator. Since then, the dessert has had quite a long journey; yet, it is still on the menu in most Budapest patisseries. Let’s see where it’s the best to taste this cake, made with six layers of sponge, a cocoa and vanilla butter cream, and the irresistible, crunchy, caramelised top.
Budapest provides an excellent backdrop for a romantic vacation. It’s obvious, given all of its elegant restaurants, cozy little cafés, unique thermal baths and cultural events. But still... can you think of anything more intimate than a walk for two, far from the noise of the city?
Many countries have their own versions of fried meat: the variant Japanese call it tonkatsu, the Austrians have schnitzel, and of course our Hungarian version is also quite famous. In Hungary, Sunday lunch means schnitzel and, of course, chicken soup. Let’s take a look at the places you should check for an excellent schnitzel.
You definitely should not miss the shopping experience while going on a sightseeing tour in the capital. There are plenty of opportunities to buy exclusive gifts in the heart of the inner city. With the official tourism city card (Budapest Card), you can use public transport free of charge, so travelling slightly longer distances within the city will not be a problem.
On 10 September, the #PowerOfLiveEvents initiative has left the virtual space and converted into an all-day live conference with Budapest Convention Bureau’s and the Budapest Festival and Tourism Centre’s support and the cooperation of the industry associations. In the presence of hundreds of participants populating the conference room of the Puskás Arena, in the framework of a wide-ranging industry collaboration, the safe protocol and COVID handbook of business events and future events that play an important role in the relaunch of the Hungarian economy and the life of Budapest was presented. However, minimizing risks does not mean that we should give up the experiences and creative solutions provided by live events.
Due to the increasing number of coronavirus cases the Hungarian government will close its borders to foreigners from 1st September.
A new rail connection was established between Budapest – Vienna (Wien Hbf.) – Brno (Brno hl. n.) – Prague (Praha hl. n.), which will be operated twice a day by the Czech Republic’s largest privately owned railway company, RegioJet from 31 July.
All festive events in Budapest for 20th August have been called off as part of the protective regulations against the epidemic - nor the famous fireworks, or the air race will be organised this year. According to this official announcement the primary motive for this drastic decision is the high risk of contagion during such events.
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What makes it a Plus? In addition to the 40+ services included in the BUDAPEST CARD product range for free, you also get an airport transfer, a cruise on the Danube, free admission to Matthias Church, a ride on the Buda Castle Funicular Railway and a chimney cake from Molnár’s, all free of charge.
In addition, you can see over 100 attractions, landmarks, baths and pieces of cultural heritage as well as experience eventful programmes and Hungarian cuisine. Lots of other new discounts are available now ONLY for holders of the BUDAPEST CARD Plus.