Budapest, Hungary
ZipTipz Budapest Travel Guide

A union of Buda & Pest, this city sits in all its glory on the legendary Danube River. At the very heart of Central Europe - once a major part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire - it is now a flourishing post-Communist city, famous for its spas & cuisine.

District Guide

Undoubtedly the brightest jewel on the Danube, present-day Budapest was created in 1873 from the separate towns of Buda, Pest and Obuda. Its population of 2 million resides in 28 districts—the central ones will be covered here.

The definitive view of Budapest is that of Castle District and the...

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Historical Background

Budapest is often called the 'Pearl of the Danube,", and it truly is a stunningly beautiful place. Geography, history and human creativity have all combined to create a city that simultaneously charms, amazes and fascinates. Budapest is full of diversity, and so is its histor...

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Where To Stay

Picking a place to stay in Budapest is a pleasure: there is something for everyone. The hardest part is deciding what you want as with so many tempting options. Even in the middle of summer and the height of tourist season, you should still be able to get a room somewher...

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Dining and Drinking

There was a time not long ago when all Budapest had to offer its hoards of hungry tourists and locals were hundreds of traditional restaurants offering slabs of fatty breaded and fried pork, surly service and not a vegetable in sight.

How times have change...

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One man's meat, it is often said, is another man's poison. The French have "chacun à son goût" and others may suggest "whatever turns you on." From eating and drinking well (and inexpensively) to classical music and opera to rock concerts and discos, Budapest offers pretty much as wide a choice...

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Recommended Tours

Budapest is an easy city to navigate; as long as you remember where the River Danube is, you will not get lost. Having taken that into consideration, it is best to begin viewing the city from the banks of the river.

1. This tour is an orientation to the city and its sights; you will start and end...

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Budapest (pronounced ) is the capital city of Hungary and the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation center.

Budapest has approximately 1.7 million inhabitants, down from a mid-1980s peak of 2.1 million. Budapest became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube with the amalgamation on 17 November 1873 of right-bank (west) Buda (Ofen in German) and Óbuda (Old Buda or Alt-Ofen) together with Pest on the left (east) bank. It is the seventh largest city in the European Union.

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