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If you do not want to pay for two seperate transport rides (350 HUF each ride/ticket), you can buy a Transfer Ticket (530 HUF) valid for two rides between metro trains, buses, trams and so on.
Your first trip is valid for 100 minutes and your second trip (the transfer) is valid for 80 minutes, but your transfer must be taken within the first 100 minutes. See the BKK Transport T&Cs.
English booksellers will be there too, including the Oxford Press.
This web page has been created primarily for those thinking of buying and renting out a property in Budapest whereby they first need to visit some of its main festivals in order to then highlight them to their future potential tenants in the hope of creating a better business and/or better income from them.
One hidden gem about Hungary is the fact it hosts many Wine, Beer, Cultural, Music and Arts & Crafts festivals, among other festivals, throughout the year. Festivals that many people do not know about until they either visit Hungary or meet a Hungarian; which is probably how each festival gets its word-of-mouth reputation.
As Romanians, Austrians, Germans, Polish and other surrounding nations already know of these festivals, through their history with one another, do not assume everyone at these festivals will be Hungarian and British only. Also do not assume the beer festivals are for adults only. Many festivals in general are family orientated too. You can read more about Hungarian festivals on the Information about Hungarian festivalsSzeged Festivals web page.
Sziget Festival, similar to the Glastonbury festival, is one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. It is held, between 8th and 15th August 2018 this year, on Obudai-Sziget (Old Buda Island), Budapest, Hungary. A 7 Day pass costs €325 (£288.79).
This festival has beer, food, toilet, campsite and campervan areas.
Each year there are more than 1,000 performances including resident DJs, up-and-coming artists and famous artists. In 2016 496,000 visitors attended from 95 countries. The organisers are the same people who went on to create Balaton Sound (near Lake Balaton), which is an electronic music festival - Held between 4th and 8th July 2018.
The main annual wine festival of Budapest is held on the terraces of Buda Castle each year whereby this year (2018) it starts on Saturday 8th September and ends on Tuesday 11th September. It acts as a showcase for local and international wine makers who sell their various wines to wine connoisseurs as well as to the general public of course. Even if you do not like wine, there are plenty of Arts & Crafts and Hungarian Food stalls to enjoy as well as the Live Music.
Wine festivals in Hungary, for local people, are classed as family, cultural and social events. A place to meet up with "Long Lost" Friends and Family Members as well as find new friends. Hence the attendance of young, middle-aged and old people, friends, family members, wine connoisseurs and tourists.
Wine festivals are NOT meant as and NOT promoted as "Drinker's Paradise" simply because Hungarians like to enjoy their food and drink without the need for drunken behaviour and "Lager Louts". Yes, you can enjoy yourself and party, and even get drunk, but Hungarians do not want to see their quiet community life awoken by "A Drunken Englishman Abroad" - If you need an ambulance, do NOT expect the ambulance and hospital staff to be sympathy. They hate drunkards and resource wasters and therefore will not hesitate to pump your stomach.
The 2017 fish festival is being held at Vajdahunyad Castle this year, between 10th and 12th February, which is home to the Hungarian Agricultural Museum and host to other events throughout the year. So a tourist attraction in its own right.
The fish festival itself is an international showcase of fish where fried, boiled and steamed fish can be sampled and bought. As with many Hungarian festivals, there are also Arts & Crafts, Wine/Beer and Hungarian Food stalls to enjoy as well as the Music.
If you visit Budapest, Szeged or any other major city in Hungary during the Christmas season you will no doubt bump into a Christmas Festival of some sort. These are like the traditionally celebrated festivals held throughout the year, in villages/towns/citys, that celebrate an event in Hungarian history or culture (such as the May 1st festival for workers) but are orientated towards Christmas of course.
A Traditional Festival usually has wooden huts and stalls that sell:
Arts & Crafts - Handmade Pottery, Glassware, Whicker Baskets, Embroided Dresses, Household Goods, Fridge Magnets and so on. Wine stalls - Local Hungarian Wines as well as International Wines. Food stalls - Traditional Hungarian Foods (such as Goulash, Langos, Sausages, Stuffed Cabbage and Chimmney Cake) Music Performances - Folk Songs, Modern Artists, Traditional Dance Group and Choir. Childrens' Entertainment - Fun Fare Rides, Face Painting, Name Bracelets/Necklaces, Clowns and Balloon Making, Self-Portrait and Caricatures and Puppet Shows.
A Christmas Festival may have some or all of the above, depending on its location and size, as well as Christmas Decorations, Candles, Christmas Sweets & Chocolates, Woolly Hats, Gloves, Fruit Punches, Hot Chocolate and other drinks to keep you warm!
Vörösmarty Tér - The public square at the northern end of Váci Utca