Restaurants offering excellent food made without animal products have quickly spread across the Hungarian capital over the past few years – much to the delight of vegans and non-vegans alike. Let us collect a few restaurants serving vegan dishes that will surely not disappoint
What is this? Known in China for 5000 years, this drink arrived in Europe in the early 1600s; the British drink it instead of coffee and there are more than 3000 varieties. It’s tea, of course. Now, as the days are getting shorter, the leaves are turning yellow and it will soon be time to get the winter coat out of the cupboard. We need something warming, something that lifts our spirits or even heals us. Let there be tea! Here’s our guide to tea in Budapest.
Be it savoury or sweet, hot or cold, Hungarian-style or international, thick or thin: a large bowl of soup is always as pleasing as it is healthy. Fortunately, more and more excellent soup bars can be found in various parts of Budapest. Let’s see which ones are worth visiting for a cup of steaming, soul-lifting brew.
Budapest has recently “taken to” markets, and in a return to old traditions, you can come across fairs at a growing number of locations in different parts of the downtown area. The focus is always different. At some places, you can choose from homegrown ingredients, while at others you can taste certain types of food; there are fairs where you can find stuff starting from half a pair of shoes to hidden treasures, and there’s a fair in Budapest where young people empty their own wardrobes in order to sell clothes they don’t wear.
Hungarian gastronomy is famed through the world, and for a very good reason. Its soups, roasts and one-course meals pack a lot of flavour and appeal to everyone, including those who usually prefer lighter meals. Granted, should you decide to taste all traditional Hungarian dishes, you might feel a few pounds heavier by the end of your stay.
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.
The European Cultural Tourism Network’s Awards Jury has selected the candidature of Budapest Festival and Tourism Center as a finalist.
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.
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