Natalie Imbruglia concert in Budapest

Natalie Imbruglia concert BudapestOn May 2nd the fantastic singer Natalie Imbruglia will perform in Budapest in the center of the city, at the Akvarium Klub. Would you like to be there?

While most famous singers coming to Budapest perform in venues like the Budapest Sportarena or the Petofi Csarnok, Natalie Imbruglia will be much closer to her audience. The Akvarium Klub is located in the very heart of Budapest, by the metro stop Deak Ferenc ter (where three of the metro-lines intersect), and it is a quite small venue, meaning that it will be a real close up with the star if you decide to be there in the audience.

The most famous Natalie Imbruglia song is probably Torn, a song made back in 2009. If she will sing Torn during the Budapest concert we do not know yet, but if you are a fan, this is the place you want to be on May 2nd in 2017.

Natalie Imbruglia concert in Budapest 2017

Akvarium Klub
May 2nd, 21.00

Tickets: Viagogo

If you want to be well prepared for the Imbruglia concert in Budapest, then you can buy lots of products and albums from Natalie Imbruglia at Amazon.de. And did you know that you can enjoy free shipping to Hungary on orders for more than 39 Euro? You can read more about it as you press the link above.

Do not forget to spend some time discovering the beauties of Budapest as well. The city is the queen of the Danube with a magnificent panorama, and that is why almost everyone coming to time spend at least one evening enjoying a Danube River cruise. You can read more about this and other programs here in our Budapest Guide.

Natalie Imbruglia will visit quite a lot of other cities in Europe as well during her tour in 2017. Some examples of cities she will visit are London, Paris, Amsterdam and Barcelona.

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Andre Rieu concert in Budapest 2017

On June 16th it is time for a fantastic event for music lovers in Budapest. Andre Rieu will come to Budapest Sportarena and you are of course invited.

Andre Rieu is coming to Budapest to perform at least once a year. He is always filling up the Budapest Sportarena with spectators, and it is no secret that he has thousands of fans in Hungary. If you were hoping for an extra concert in Budapest due to his popularity we will however have to disappoint you. When Andre Rieu comes to Budapest he is on a tight schedule. The evening before he will perform in Zagreb and the evening after he will already stand on the stage in Stadthalle in Vienna to perform.

If you want to be there at the Andre Rieu concert in Budapest in 2017 then you can use the link further down to buy tickets for this and all other Andre Rieu events in Europe in 2017.

For those who find the tickets to be expensive we recommend that you use the money doing some other cool program in Budapest instead. Why not join us on a guided tour in Budapest, visit a brewery to taste some local beer, enjoy a river cruise on the Danube or maybe taste some local wine? Read more about all these activities here in our Budapest Guide.

Andre Rieu concert in Budapest 2017

Andre Rieu concert in Budapest 2017

Andre Rieu concert in Budapest 2017

Budapest Sportarena
June 16th, 20.00

Tickets: Viagogo

We wish you a pleasant stay in Budapest. If you have comments or questions related to the concert, write a comment beneath!

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What are the dates for the Budapest Christmas markets in 2017?

We have just welcomed 2017, but tourists from around the world are already preparing their Christmas travels for 2017. An important information when planning such a trip are the dates for the Christmas markets in Budapest.

You might have heard about the splendid Christmas markets in Budapest? They have delicious food, they have beautiful lights and lots of souvenirs, and they are Christmas markets you do not want to miss out on for the world. So, what would be worse than coming to Budapest only to discover that the Christmas market just closed yesterday, or that they will open the day after you depart from Budapest.

So, what are the dates for the Christmas markets in Budapest in 2017?

Christmas markets in Budapest in 2017

When will the Christmas markets in Budapest open in 2017?

Christmas market in Budapest 2017

Unfortunately the dates are not yet released. As soon as they will be made public we will publish a dedicated article on the subject, and we will also update our main page about the Christmas markets in Budapest. So, check out the page just linked to, check our blog or check out what’s on in Budapest to see if we have any updated information on the topic.

We do however have a guess when it comes to dates for the Christmas market at Vorosmarty square, but that is only a guess, so you should not book your flight tickets based on these. What we can promise is that December is a safe month to come to Budapest. The Christmas markets will be open both at Vorosmarty square and in front of the St. Stephens Basilica. The more interesting questions are:

  • When will the Christmas markets open in November?
  • When will the Christmas markets close in January?

Our guess is that the Christmas markets will open on November 10th or 11th at the Vorosmarty square and that they will be open till either January 1st or till January 7th.

But, these are only guesses, so again – December is a safe month, but that is all we can promise!

 

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Dzsúzda – Coffe and Juicebar in Szigetszentmiklos

Are you looking for something really healthy to drink and eat? Or maybe just a cup of coffee to wake up? Are you in Szigetszentmiklos? Time to visit Dzsúzda!

Last week we got the chance to visit the recently opened juice-bar in Szigetszentmiklos named Dzsuzda. As the name suggest the main focus is one juices, but they do of course serve tea and coffee in addition to a sweet mixture of juices and smoothies.

The menu at Dzsuzda is changing from day to day, but they already have a couple of favorites on their menu that we believe will remain there for a long time. We drank ourselves mostly through the menu as we visited the juice bar and we also tasted a fresh salad and their raw chocolate cake. Did we like it?

Raw Cocoa drink

Raw cake and fantastic smoothie in Dzsuzda in Szigetszentmiklos

Healthy is not enough, it has to be tasty as well!

We absolutely love healthy food, but it is not enough that food (and drinks) are healthy. They also have to taste well! That is why we were curious to taste the raw chocolate cake available in the juice bar. It was made up by a mixture of raw cocoa, by date, cocoa fat and some more ingredients. As it was served it was a bit cold, but waiting for a few minutes it was really tasty and it was probably the best raw cake I have ever tasted!

I am not so much of a salad guy, but the salad was also nice and tasty (but if you are a salad person it will probably taste much better for you)! The highlight was however to taste all the smoothies available in Dzsuzda. They had a tropical smoothie available, a Shrek smoothie and a chocolate smoothie. They were all very tasty (and healthy), but the highlight was of course the chocolate smoothie which tasted much like a cup of hot chocolate, except from the fact that it was cold and very healthy!

Visit Dzsuzda in Szigetszentmiklos

If you want to visit Dzsusda in Szigetszentmiklos, go ahead and visit it right away. It is open every day from 9.00 till 18.00. The address is Tököli út 26 and you can also visit their Facebook site right here.

Where is Szigetszentmiklos?

If you are a tourist coming to Budapest this juice-bar might not be so interesting for you. If you however pass by Szigetszentmiklos this might be nice to now. It is a small city located 25 kilometres from the heart of Budapest, so if you have a car you will be there in less than 30 minutes.

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Free shipping from Amazon.de to Hungary!

Amazon.de just offered the people of Hungary a nice Christmas present. Since mid-November 2016 they offer free shipping to Hungary!

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Now you can have your orders delivered for free to Hungary from Amazon.de

As you can see on the image above you can have your orders placed at Amazon.de delivered for free to Hungary, if they exceed 39 Euro. That is quite brilliant, consider that 39 Euro is about 12,000 HUF, making it similar to the limits Hungarian web-shops use for free delivery themselves. Hungary is not the only country enjoying this, because Amazon.de now delivers for free to Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Denmark and Finland in addition to Hungary.

If  you press the link above you will be sent to Amazon.de, but you will notice one strange thing. The German store will be in English, making it much easier to do your shopping. It is no secret that German was the favored language in Hungary for a long time, but in the last ten years this has drastically change, and now English is the number one foreign language in the country. That is why you will be happy to press the link above and discover that you can shop from Amazon.de in English.

What to shop from Amazon.de to Hungary in English?

Since we now enjoy free delivery on orders exceeding 39 Euro you can buy almost anything from Amazon.de. And there are lots of products that you will find to be much cheaper. It is for example often cheaper to buy games for your gaming console at Amazon in Germany, you will lots of clothes and of course international products. Look around at Amazon.de and be surprised at all the great products (and prices available).

You might wonder why we write about this here in our Budapest Guide! Well, you might find great stuff at the Christmas market in Budapest, but if you live in Hungary you might have greater use for the products available at Amazon in Germany then the ones you get at the Christmas market. Give it a try and see if this is shopping for you or not!

The free shipping on orders exceeding 39 Euro is only available for orders dispatched by Amazon. It is important to check this before placing your order, if not you might get a surprise in the end.

 

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Christmas market by St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest in 2016

The dates for the Christmas market at Vorosmarty square has been avavailable for a long time. Recently the dates for the Christmas market in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica were published as well. Here they are!

Most people will agree that the Christmas market at Vörösmarty square is the most famous in Budapest, but the Christmas fair by the St. Stephen’s basilica is getting more and more attention. It will be arranged for the sixth time in 2016 and if you go there you can look forward to an nice ice skating rink, beautiful lights, lots of food to eat, tasty drinks, a delightful atmosphere and nice music. Doesn’t that sound nice?

Christmas Market Stephens Basilica

The Christmas market in front of the St Stephens Basilica looks awesome at night!

Dates for the Christmas fair by St. Stephens Basilica in 2016

First day: November 25th
Last day: January 2nd

Opening times:

Monday-Thursday 11:30 – 20:00
Friday: 11:30 – 22:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00

Do you want to know more about the Christmas markets in Budapest? Check our blog post on the subject! Would you consider visiting another city in addition to Budapest to discover more great Christmas shopping? Why not travel with car for about 3 hours and visit the Christmas markets in Zagreb as well? Visit the Zagreb Guide for more information about what’s going on in the Croatian capital!

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Depeche Mode concert in Budapest in 2017

Depeche Mode will tour the world in 2017 and they will also come to Budapest. Are you ready for the Depeche Mode concert in Budapest in 2017?

Depeche Mode has performed in Budapest several times and whenever they come it is completely packed at the arena. Normally they have had their Budapest concerts at the Puskas Ferenc Stadium, but since that is under renovation the Depeche Mode concert in Budapest in 2017 will have to be arranged at the Groupama Arena instead. The capacity isn’t as big as at the Puskas Ferenc Stadium, but the surroundings are nicer and the entire arena is much more modern. Would you like to be there at the Depeche Mode concert in Budapest in 2017?

Before Depeche Mode come to Budapest on May 22nd they will perform in Bratislava on May 20th. Two days after the Budapest concert they will travel on to the Paris of east (Prague) and perform there.

Would you like to be there at the Depeche Mode concert in Budapest? You can buy tickets for the event using the ticket link beneath. Do not forget to buy the new album from Depeche Mode named Spirit which will be released in the spring of 2017. The tour will be a release tour for their new album, so make sure to listen to the songs so that you will know them by heart as you come to the concert.

Depeche Mode concert in Budapest in 2017

Venue: Groupama Arena
Date: May 22nd

Tickets: Viagogo

To get to the arena simply travel with the blue metro to the stop named Nepliget. Once you leave the metro you will be by the stadium.

If you want to enjoy a river cruise on the Danube, a brewery visit or some other cool program while in Budapest, read on in our Budapest Guide.

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Watch out for wrong currencies as you travel with taxi in Budapest

The taxis in Budapest does not have the best rumor in the world, and that is easy to understand. Watch out for how much you pay and for the change you get back as you use the taxis in Budapest.

Last week we arranged a guided tour for a nice group of Scandinavians in Budapest. They were a pleasant group and we had a great time together as we discovered Budapest together. Along the way the guide told them a couple of good advises concerning taxi traveling in Budapest:

  • Order your taxi from your hotel or your restaurant.
  • Do not jump on taxis on the street.
  • Watch out for the change they give you back, and especially pay attention to receive back money in the right currency.
  • The fact that a taxi is yellow does not guarantee you anything.

Those were the advises we gave. 48 hours later we met the group again to go on a half-day trip to Szentendre with wine tasting and more cool stuff. They had some interesting stories to tell by then!

Budapest taxis

Watch out for taxis in Budapest so that you will not be ripped off!

Some horrible Budapest taxi stories

First taxi rip-off in Budapest

First of all some of the ladies in the group had traveled alone. They jumped on a taxi on the street and by the time they reached their hotel he wanted them to pay 40,000 HUF (a normal fare in Budapest should cost between 1500-4000 HUF). They did not really know for sure how much that was by then, and the driver looked really scary, so they paid. It didn’t take much time before they knew they had been ripped off heavily.

Second taxi rip-off(s) in Budapest

Then it was interesting to hear that several other people in the group had experienced the same problem that we told them about during the guided tour. They paid for the taxi ride (which had a okay fare), but then it was time to receive the change. Instead of getting back 10,000 Hungarian Forint they receive Indonesian money (which has no value at all compared to the Hungarian Forint). Some others received change in another currency as well. Some of them discovered it and got really made at the driver (who according to the tourists almost peed in his pants), while someone only discovered that they had been tricked a few moments later.

Budapest taxi rip-offs

It is incredibly common with such rip-offs in Budapest. 95% of such things happen when you jump into a cab on the street. Avoiding such will save you from most trouble. But, stay alert and if you jump into a cab on the street, feel free to write down the number plate (before you enter) so that you have something to fight with in case there should be trouble in some kind of way. If you are afraid of a fight, do not jump on a taxi on the street instead.

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Christmas markets in Budapest 2016

Autumn is here and the Christmas market is approaching. But, when will the Christmas markets in Budapest open? Here are the dates for the Christmas markets in Budapest in 2016.

There are two big and famous Christmas markets in Budapest. One is located at the Vorosmarty square in the center of Budapest, while the other market is located about 400 metres away from there, in front of the St. Stephens Basilica. Both markets are beautiful and you can taste local Hungarian cuisine, drink real Hungarian hot wine and of course taste sweets and other Hungarian desserts. We almost forgot, but this is of course the best place to buy all sorts of souvenirs and presents as well. But, when will the Christmas markets be arranged in Budapest in 2016?

Christmas fair in Budapest

Christmas fair in Budapest

Budapest Christmas markets in 2016

The dates are not 100% official yet, but based on rumors these are the dates you can expect:

Christmas market at Vorosmarty square: November 11th -January 1st
Christmas market by the Stephens Basilica: not announced yet

We hope you will have a fantastic stay in Budapest before Christmas. You can find more information about the Christmas markets here. If you would like to enjoy a guided tour in Budapest while in town just press the link for more information, or if you would rather drink some local wine check our different winetasting and wine-dinner options.

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Watch the Oscar Awarded Son of Saul online

We are a Budapest Guide and we cheer for everything in and from Hungary. Currently we cheer a lot of the Hungarians participating in the Summer Olympics in Rio. A few months ago we cheered for the film Son of Saul as it was given an Academy Award during the annual show in February. Now you can watch Son of Saul online in different ways!

If you haven’t seen the film Son of Saul yet you better go ahead and watch it. It is a piece of Hungarian history and culture, especially after it won its Oscar Award. It tells us the story of a guy in Auschwitz who wants to give his son a proper burial. If the person actually is his son can’t be told for sure, but at least Saul considers him to be his son.

Son of Saul online

This film has received lots of positive critics and is called a masterpiece by many. Others cant really seem to like the film, so it has received mixed critics from the normal guy in the street. Among professionals it has mostly received praise and on the big movie site named Rotten Tomatoes the film currently has a 97% score.

If you want to watch Son of Saul then you can do so online in several ways. You can of course buy in as a DVD in your local film store or online, but to watch it online you can for example visit Amazon.com and watch it as an Instant Video there. Another option is to buy it in the Google Play Store, in the Apple Store or you can also watch it on Netflix in Canada if that would suit you well.

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