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Budapest Christmas Fair 2012

The end of the year and Christmas are approaching. No matter what are your plans for the holidays, there’s one destination you must put into your schedule: The Budapest Christmas Fair!

Anilogue 2012

The International Animation Film Festival coming to Budapest again! Screenings of the 27 selected shorts in 4 cinemas and of course a competition af animated movies for the Best of Anilogue 2012 award!

Top 10 restaurants of the Restaurant Week

By the votes of 3000 guests National Restaurant Week has a fresh top 10 list of the best restaurants focusing on price value for money, hospitality, mood and kitchen.

Top 12 traditional Hungarian restaurants in Budapest

Let us suggest you a list of restaurants, which are famous, serving traditional Hungarian dishes, where professionals playing gipsy music as they played in the old times. Whichever you choose you will have a real Hungarian gastronomic experience!

Art Market Budapest 2012
International Contemporary Art Fair. 8-11 November, 2012. Millenáris Cultural Center, Budapest.
Visit-hungary.com will renew soon

New design, new content, new navigation system and new accomodation search engine. All at your service!

Chinese media on MICE in Hungary

Chinese media experts visited Hungary to take a look on the conditions of MICE tourism in Hungary. They found the possibilities satisfying.

Best places to taste and drink pálinkas

Now that you heard a lot about the Hungarian pálinkas, it’s time to taste them. Here you see the list of the best places in Budapest and Hungary where you can taste, drink and buy the potion of the country.

Winebars in Budapest

There are some lovely bars in Budapest, especially for winelovers. If you looking for a place where you can taste a wide range of Hungarian wines, here we give you some tips!

Celebrate the World Tourism Day with us!

27 September is the day of hospitality, quality service and endearment. All for the guests! Join the celebration.

Top 5 grape harvest festivals in Hungary

In Hungary autumn is the time for harvesting the grapes for new wines. From September to mainly November people come together on wineyards and collect the grapes, having great meals and drinking the old wine made in the previous years. Don’t hesitate to dive in one and get lost among winelovers!

eXbox - Action Park

What’s eXbox? An Action Park. A Theme Park. An indoor Sports Center. A huge, covered, 4,500 square-meter box with 10-meter high ceilings, enough room for adventures, challenges and fun.

Science and wonder in Hungary

There are some places in the country where you can get close to the mystic world of science and nature. Magical places with interactive exhibitions. Real indoor family fun! Get amazed!

Concerts in Hungary 2012 fall

Check out the list of concerts for this autumn. While you have the chance to find some really good Hungarian concerts, world famous stars will travel to our little country to entertain their fans in or while in Hungary.

National Gallop 2012

Horseriding and everything about horses are very important part of the Hungarian culture and tradition. National Gallop is a unique event representing the world of hussars, horseriders and chariot racers.

2nd Beerfest in the Buda Castle

This year the Hungarian feast of beers has a lot more to offer. The festival awaits its guests for a day longer - between 29th August and 2nd September - in a larger space, presenting nearly 200 different local and international, popular and less-known special beer types.

BuSho 2012 Short Film Festival

The international short film festival is on the rise! Takes place again in Hungary and brings you more movies than ever!

By train to the Sziget Festival

The Hungarian National Railway Company starts special trains to reach the Sziget Festival without crowd and bustle. What more, they give you incredible discount too!

New flights to Budapest

From autumn airlines reorganize their flights as usually. New flights will be launched and some of them affects on Budapest too.

Turandot on Margaret Island!

A great summer premiere at the Open-air Theatre is one of the most popular works of Puccini. Turandot is revived on the Margaret Island with a spectacular presentation.

The silent woman in Budapest

On 4 October 2012, a true rarity will be staged in the Palace of Arts, an international all-star cast starring Kurt Rydl and Julia Bauer, conducted by Zoltán Kocsis will present The Silent Woman, perhaps the most cheerful, entertaining and melodious work of the old Richard Strauss.

Chocolate and confectionary festival

Plan a trip up to the Buda Castle on 20-23 September, 2012 and meet the top products of Hungary's confectionery industry. The Sweet Days of the last year proved that those who visit the Sweet Days Budapest would be in a good company, while admiring one of most beautiful panoramas of Europe and enjoying the best sweets and drinks.

Experiencing Europe’s Biggest and Best Music Festival

Some of the world’s largest, and most extraordinary, festivals can be found in Europe, and it was the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary that was recently given the honor of winning the very best “European Major Festival” award.

Buda Castle Wine Festival 2012

Two month left until the annual wine festival of Budapest. The exclusive and beautiful ambience of the castle gives this event a very unique mood, while all the best wineries come together and bring their best wines for the public.

DeafNation Expo 2012

DeafNation invites you to the World Expo they organize in Las Vegas from 29 July to 1st of August. Click the link under the article!

Wineweeks in Badacsony

The Badacsony wine region is well known for its dry white wines. From 14-29 July you get close to the wines in one place: come to Badacsony for a week long wine tasting!

Hungarian Grand Prix – The Official After-party

Every year the most prestigious event in countries hosting the Formula 1 Circus is the official after-party following the race. It is the same in our country, too, where this year the 4th time Symbol Budapest will host this famous event.

Work for the European Travel Commission in Brussels!

The European Travel Commission now opened three key positions in the Executive Unit in Brussels and waiting for experienced candidates.

Top 6 place to buy handmade ice cream in Budapest

Need something to cool yourselves down in the summertime? Nothing feels better, than a delicious ice cream! There are hundreds of ice cream shops in the capital, but here are the best 6 to guide you among them!

Top 6 place to buy handmade ice cream in Budapest

Need something to cool yourselves down in the summertime? Nothing feels better, than a delicious ice cream! There are hundreds of ice cream shops in the capital, but here are the best 6 to guide you among them!

Budapest Spring Festival 2013

Book your trip now to this precious cultural event of the spring. Budapest Spring Festival will be 17 days long in 2013. Here come the first infos!

Countryside Muster marketplace

Budapest has a new tourist attraction! A special marketplace, where you can meet the Hungarian food producers, and buy products directly. The new market called Vidék mustra, which means Countryside Muster.

International Chamber Music Festival in Kaposvár

For the third time International Chamber Music Festival (Kaposfest) awaits you with colourful programmes and unique performances of excellent virtuosos of the world.

Hungarian success in Russia!

At the ATOR Travel Awards 2012 ceremony Hungary Tourism’s representation won the 'Best Russian language website' award! Hungarians recognized for the third time.

Best ruinpubs in Budapest

What is this ruinpub madness in Budapest? Why they are so special and popular? We give you the answers and the list of the best ruinpubs in the capital.

The Lángos

Here comes the article for you to get pal with the famous and delicious lángos. Sure lángos is a real Hungarian food, and (ask anybody) there’s no market without a good lángos. We’re going to sharpen your appetite for one!

Lake Tisza 2012

The area of Lake Tisza, along with many other spots of Hungary is dynamically renewing and developing. New hotels, guest houses opened, new hiking routes and bicycle roads made. We took a trip and now give you some news about these novelties.

Public transport on the Danube

From 1st of July 2012, Budapest Transport Company (BKV) started 3 new shipline on the Danube.

Reuters on Hungarian water polo

Leading news portal Reuters has a very interesting interview with the coach of Hungarian water polo team. He talks about the team, the gold medals, and the secret of the teams’ power: the Hungarian thermal water!

Downtown of Siófok renewed

For the 100th anniversary of Siófok's water-tower, the main square of the town has been renewed and waiting for you with new attractions.

Places to survive heat of the summer

Where to go, when weather gets hot? Here we give you some useful tips, where are the best places to cool yourselves down in Hungary.

Giants Live Budapest

Aquaworld in Budapest gives place for the following international strongman competition. Come and be amazed how strong a human being can be!

New tourist discount card at Natúrpark

The area of Írottkő and Kőszeg (together called as Natúrpark) is a very popular hiking spot of Hungary. From the 1st of July new discount card makes your stay easier and richer.

4th Bike Festival at Lake Balaton

Greatest bike festival of the region with professional competitions on several type of courts at Balatonfüred. Adrenalin guaranteed!

New Tourinform office opened in the Buda Castle

Budapest's 3rd Tourinform office is now ready to greet tourist up in the Buda Castle.

Hungary on first place in dental tourism

One of five patient choose Hungary if the travel is about dental treatment. Hungary is in the frontline in dental tourism.

More than 5000 people likes us on Facebook

From march, since our page renewed, likes started to increase dynamically. Hungary Tourism Facebook page has now more than 5000 likes. Join our followers to be up to date about Hungary! Read more...

Kőszeg's new hiking routes await you

Within the shared tourism project of Austria and Hungary, Kőszeg renewed and developed hiking routes on the western borderland.

Summer on the lake

TóPart is a new summer lounge and event place in the heart of Budapest. The renewed building of the ice-skate ring of city park gives place for this entertaining complex.

Budapest in the top 9 party places of Europe

Hostelworld Travel picked Budapest as one of the best places to party all night in Europe.

Sas Hill has some new attractions

The Sas Hill Nature Reserve had some major developements in the past few years! Now that they are finished it's time to make a trip there!

Apply for the Master program in Tourism Management

Budapest calling! Why do not you learn special Master in Tourism Management at Corvinus University of Budapest, at one of the world’s best universities of economies, in one of the coolest metropolises in the heart of Europe?

Surfing in the heart of Budapest

The Palatinus Strand & Bath on Margaret Island awaits you with new surfing pool, if you want to spice up your stay with this kind of experience on a hot summer day!

Budapest Amusement Park started high season
From May Amusement Park of Budapest will be open every day and awaits you with old and new attractions, exhibitions and late night fun.
New flights to Debrecen!

Wizz Air announced two new routes from Debrecen to Eindhoven and Milan Malpensa that initially will be operated twice weekly each, starting in December 2012.

Bruce Willis filming in Budapest

Prepare for street-closing and traffic detouring in the start of May, because famous Hollywood action-star making his new Die Hard sequel in Budapest, Hungary.

Best restaurants in Hungary

The famous french restaurant critics finally explored Hungary's restaurants and published the first Hungarian Gault&Millau guide.

The Margaret Island Water Tower Reopened

On May 2nd 2012 the famous landmark reopened to the public with a Hungarian visual exhibition. The more than a 101 years old Margaret Island Water Tower is an industrial monument of Budapest, which is situated on Margaret Island, one of the most beautiful islands of the Danube.

New eco centre and aquarium opened at Lake Tisza

The new Lake Tisza Nature Centre opened its gates on 28th of April and can't wait to show you the magical world of Hungary's second largest lake's rich ecosystem.

First Hungarian Fruit- and Wine-distillate World Cup

And 20th Nationwide Fruit-, Pomace- and Wine-distillate Competition were the main points of 13th Kisüsti Pálinka Festival at the town of Gyula. Here comes the winners!

1st Hard Rock Cafe opened in Budapest

Classic American franchise cafe arrived to Hungary, and waiting for you with a four stage complex including a restaurant, an event hall, a cafe bar, and a rock shop!

Open Cellar Days 2012

More than 120 Hungarian wineries joined Open Cellar Days from all over the country. On these days they welcome everybody in the cellars for a visit, and offering their wines on lowered price for taste or buy. We help you find your favourite winery!

Spectacular views from bed

TripAdvisor.com the popular and influential travel web portal, published a list in March 2012 of the top 10 hotel rooms in the world with the most beautiful views. We are very proud that the Hilton Budapest ranked 5th place on this extraordinarily-impressive list.

Best restaurants of Budapest

By the occasion of Budapest Restaurant Week, organisers created a top list of the best restaurants based on the votes of more than 2000 visitors.

Hungarian Pálinkas were succesful on World Spirit Awards 2012

Hungarian distillers won 18 gold medal and a couple of titles on the top-quality award ceremony in Klagenfurt from 11 to 14 March 2012. The ninth World Spirit Awards and Festival was successful and larger than ever before.

2012 – Year of the peach

Pálinka is a traditional Hungarian drink made from several fruits grown in Hungary. This year is the year of peach, which means the peach Pálinka is in focus.

Tokay wines wins at Bordeaux

Hungarian wines won 6 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals at France's international wine competition in Bordeaux.

Tokay wines wins at Bordeaux

Hungarian wines won 6 gold, 9 silver and 7 bronze medals at France's international wine competition in Bordeaux.

Top 5 programmes in August

Here's our guide for you about the best 5 events from every region of the country. Check the selection, pick your favourite, plan your trip and enjoy your stay!

Tokay in the world's top 10 wine region

The Wine Enthusiast Magazine (US) selected the world's best wine travel destinations, and the Hungarian Tokay-Hegyalja historical wine region is proudly among them!

13th International Lace Festival

The International Lace Festival will be special this year, because the famous Halasi lace celebrates its 110th anniversary!

The best festival in Europe

Hungarian Sziget Festival won the first prize at European Festival Awards in Netherlands. 400,000 votes decided which is the best major festival in the continent.

Hagymatikum: wellness complex opened in Makó

Brand new wellness complex opened in January 2012, the Hagymatikum. The town of Makó now became the next important spa center in Hungary. Here comes the details:

New flights launched from Budapest

Couple of new airline comapnies arrived to the Budapest Airport only to make your travel easier! Now you can reach more cities directly with fresh new flights!

Best conference and wellness hotels

Hungary is a beloved place for conferences. Companies organizes their meetings here from all over Europe. It’s very important for local hotels to give top quality services and stay in competition with the foreign ones.

Youth hostel discount card

New HI HOSTEL discount card available not only for young tourists. Get 10% cut price all over the country!

Hungary bans smoking in public places

From 1st of April smoking is strictly prohibited in every public places including restaurants, pubs, bus stops and playgrounds.

New Budapest Cards available

From the 1st of April new Budapest Cards are ready to serve the tourists. The cards got cheaper, but including more features and discounts for you! Take the sightseeing serious!

Our Facebook page relaunched!

The official Facebook page of Hungarian Tourism Office has just been relaunched. New look, more content and tips edited to your expectations! Like it!

How to travel to Hungary?

It’s 2012 and travelling in the world never was easier! So to Hungary! There are several ways to reach the country from any town in the world. Here are our fresh new tips and links to help you find the best means of transport.

Hungarian site of EDEN has just been renewed!

In 2006 the European Committee launched a project titled European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) and meant to present the diversity of the European continent’s natural, cultural and intellectual heritage to the tourists. Read about the awarded places of Hungary!

NEW! Hungarian Tourism app to your iPhone!

Browse among hotels, restaurants, museums, sights, spas, read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Hungary Tourism right in your hand!

Exhibition of medical SPA history opened in Hévíz

Visitors can explore the 2000 years old history of the Lake of Hévíz and the curing methods around it from the conformation of the Lake to the modern techniques and therapies of present days.

Most friendly hotels in Hungary

Check out a new list of the most friendly Hungarian hotels, based on more than 94.000 user/visitor votes. The project idea also came from civil hotelvisitors.

Budapest - Culture Port
The cultural life of Budapest is extremely rich, however, at the same time also complex and incoherent. This cultural wealth and complexity was what drove the Palace of Arts to strike up a cooperation with some of the city’s most significant cultural institutions – the Hungarian State Opera, the Madách Theatre, the Academy of Music, the National Dance Theatre, the Museum of Fine Arts, the National Museum and the Ludwig Museum – and attempt the impossible.
Hungary Tourism iPhone app
Browse among hotels, restaurants, museums, sights, spas!