If you come to Budapest the very first time, you will fall in love with the city instantly. We have never met anyone who doesn't like it. We could also imagine to actually live there. The urban vibe simply is electrifying. And yeah, the city is a 12! It just has it all: absolutely stunning architecture, a wide history, parks and green areas, delicious food, funny and friendly people and different districts to discover. Well, the city slows you down without slowing you down.
Where is Budapest? It is located in the middle of Europe in the mid North of Hungary. It is the capital of Hungary and is placed at the river Danube.
How is the climate and weather in Budapest? You will experience a very common mid-European climate within the city. The summers can be really warm and the winters can be freezing.
How to get to Budapest? You can travel by plane, train or coach to the city. Since it is also located at the river Danube, it's theoretically possible to get there by a cruise.
What is the currency in Budapest? The currency is Hungarian Forint HUF. Right now, 1 EUR equals 360 HUF (February 2021). You can withdraw money at the location or exchange it as needed.
How expensive is Budapest? Overall the city is expensive as every other big European City. Groceries and beers in the bars are quite cheap. Accommodation, dining out and cultural activities, such as visiting museums, have moderate, but definitely not very cheap, prices.
When is the best time to travel to Budapest? The city is beautiful at literally every season. Each time of the year gives the metropolis at the Danube a very special touch.
What are some must-visit spots in Budapest? It is a unique and spectacular city. Most of the sights are within a walking distance of around 3 to 4 hours. The must-haves on your list while visiting the city should be: The Hungarian Parliament, the Fisherman's Bastion, the Buda Castle, the Gellért Hill and the St.-Stephans-Basilika. You can find a description and some information about those places in one of our articles about the best photo spots.