Visit Budapest in June

Events, Things to Do in the First Month of Summer

Visit Budapest in June, and you will have a wonderful vacation in the Hungarian capital.

As summer kicks in, the city is offering plenty events, programs and things to do for everyone.

June is a fantastic time to visit Budapest, as the weather is pleasant, and the city is bustling with festivals and activities.

You’ll have your pick of Wine & Beer Festivals, a Gin Market, and a range of big gastro events, Night of Museums and more cultural programs.

A happy couple in Budapest in summer

Whether you’re interested in

  • ✅ Exploring historical landmarks,
  • ✅ Going on outdoor adventures,
  • ✅ Trying out Hungarian cuisine, or
  • ✅ Experiencing the (in)famous nightlife.

this city has something for everyone!

In this article, we will guide you through the top things to do in Budapest in June, ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.

Table of Contents

🌤 June Weather In Budapest

June tends to be already very hot in Hungary. Due to the global climate change summer starts way earlier than it did a couple of decades ago.

the dome of the Royal Palace from the Pest side
Royal Palace in Buda

This year (2024) the first month of summer seems to be wet and muggy with sunny spells disturbed by occasional showers, sometimes storms during the day.

Daily temperatures can reach 25 – 30 ºC or more and usually you can expect lots of sunshine.

As we have already mentioned, a quick summer shower is not unusual in June so bring an umbrella and waterproof shoes.

Packing List Tip: In some years June can be very rainy and colder than usual so do check the weather forecast before packing clothes for your visit. Do bring a lighter jacket or raincoat, baseball cap, waterproof shoes

🎺 🍷 Wine & Jazz Weekend, Margaret Island, June 07 – 08

What better way to celebrate summer than sipping fine wines to the tunes of enchanting jazz melodies?

The Hungarian Jazz Federation and the Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre are thrilled to present the inaugural JAZZ and WINE Festival.

In addition to the grand concert on Saturday evening, the festival will also feature smaller concerts and music throughout Friday, June 07, and Saturday in the Cloister of the theatre at the foot of the Water Tower.

Wineries from 6 Hungarian wine regions including Tokaj, Etyek, Buda, Mátra Hills, Szekszárd, will present the best of their wines for you to taste and buy.

Besides wines, of course, there will also be no shortage of wine snacks and cheese specialties at the festival!

two jazz musicians - a guitar player and a trumpist - peforming on a stage
Jazz Concerts On The Stage Of the Margaret Island Theatre

Location:

Tickets:

  • 3 600 HUF/person
  • Free under the age of 18

Included Are:

  • Festival wristband granting access to the JAZZ and WINE Festival on June 07-08, 2024, valid for both days
  • 1 festival wine glass
  • 20 % discount on bottled wines purchased at the wineriesFree Water Tower visi and exhibition viewing

Opening Hours:

  • June 07, Friday: 14.00 – 22.00, opening ceremony: 16.00
  • June 08, Saturday: 10.00 – 18.00

# Our TIP: Take an Evening Wine Tasting Cruise

Should you miss the Wine a& Jazz Weekend or the Rosalia Wine Festival hop on a sightseeing boat that offers a tasting of Hungarian wines.

You not only get to savour some delightful wines but enjoy the sunset over the river Danube and take fantastic photos.

See our wine cruise recommendations!

Two young woman toasting with glass of white wine

🤪 Red Bull Soapbox Race, Tabán, June 30

The competition of crazy vehicles, the Red Bull Sopabox Race returns to budapest after its last appearance in 2008.

This time the event will be held in the green, wooded hills of the Tabán in Buda.

Come see teams race their handmade constructions and enjoy live music by local bands. Here’s the schedule:

  • 11:00 AM: Gates open
  • 1:00 PM: Race starts
  • 2:00 PM: kristoaf concert
  • 2:20 PM: Round 2
  • 3:15 PM: Mehringer concert
  • 3:30 PM: Round 3
  • 4:20 PM: Dánielfy concert
  • 4:35 PM: Round 4
  • 5:45 PM: Awards ceremony
  • 5:55 PM: Sub Bass Monster concert
one of the crazy vehicles on the Red Bull Sopabox derby

Entry is FREE.

Location:

  • Tabán (behind Buda Castle Hill)
  • Address: Krisztina körút 87, Bp 1013 (On Map)

🛶 SUP Festival On the Danube June 29, 2024

Paddle through Budapest on the river Danube on the longest day of the year.

You will glide through all the beautiful bridges of the city between Romai-part and Kopaszi dam and marvel at the famous landmarks:

  • Gellért Hill,
  • Buda Castle,
  • Parliament,
  • National Theatre and the brand new
  • Athletic Stadium.
people stand-up paddling on the Danube with the Parliament building in the background
SUP-ing On the Danube

Tickets & Prices:

  • with your own SUP: early bird: 8 990, full price: 10 990
  • with renting a SUP: early bird: 18 990 HUF, full price: 22 990 HUF
  • Bus transfer to the starting point: 3 990 HUF
  • Life jacket rental (compulsory to wear): early bird: 3 990 HUF, full price: 4 490 HUF

Details:

  • Registration is required: 08.00 – 10.10
  • Meeting point: Duna Café Grill and Drink Bar
  • You can register from 08:00 am at the venue of the start. Please arrive until 09:00 am if you rent a Sup.
  • If you have your own sup you can register until 10:00 am.
  • 10:45 Safety briefing
  • Start: 11.00
  • Arrival around 13.40 – 14.00 behind Ponyvaregény restaurant on Kopaszi Dam in Buda.
  • Distance: 16 km
  • You have to wear a life vest and the armband of the vent.

Website & Tickets

Book A Danube Dinner Cruise – FREE Cancellation!

TIP: Cruises with Hungarian Dinner are a nice way to sample traditional local dishes, like

  • Goulash,
  • Chicken paprikash, or
  • Strudel (sweet cottage cheese, apple and cherry filling)

According to our experience they were all very flavourful and up to high quality even by local standards.

hungarian folklore dance

Hungarian Dinner Cruise with Folk Show

Departure: 19:00

Duration: 120 min.

 Price: From €69

roast duck leg with gravy and green herb decor served on a round beige plate

Cruise with 4 Course Dinner & Live Piano

Departures: 19:00/19:30

Duration: 150 min.

Price:  From €97

Check availability

More Dinner Cruises In Budapest:

A river tour on the Daube with dinner – buffet style or served at your table – is a one-of-a-kind experience that you should consider give it a chance to.

If you keep in mind that food is not the highlight of these excursions – though some of them offer really good, tasty meals you’ll have a fanastic time.

So don’t go expecting exceptional culinary delights but expect the marvellous night view of Budapest when the illuminated buildings and bridges reflect in the dark water of the river.

On the whole you’ll have a wonderful, memorable evening – a fitting program for celebrating a special occasion too – with live music or Hungarian folk dance show.

rolls of stuffed cabbage in a stainless steel warming container
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls – Hungarian Dinner Cruise

Can be booked without meal if you want to enjoy only the vista with a chilled drink in your hand.

👉 TIP: See also our comprehensive guide to the top 5 dinner cruises in Budapest!

🏛🌛 Night of Museums, June 22/23, 2024

Venues: Museums in Budapest

The Night of Museums (Múzeumok Éjszakája) is an international festival that has been part of Budapest’s majorJune events for a couple of years now.

You can hop from museum to museum using the special bus service – 7 colour-coded lines connecting various parts of the city – operated on Midsummer Night.

A great variety of programs for all ages and interests.

Tickets (can be bought at any of the participating museums):

  • full price: 2 500 HUF,
  • students (ages: 6 – 18): 1 200 HUF.

You can use the dedicated bus service, participate in the programs and view the permanent and temporary exhibits of the museums.

TIP: Find out more about the Night of Museums in Budapest: tickets, transportation, program schedule.

🏞 Enjoy Outdoor Activities – Margaret Island & Buda Hills

Margaret Island/Margitsziget

With pleasant weather in June, Budapest offers a variety of outdoor activities for adventure enthusiasts.

Take a stroll along the picturesque Margaret Island, located in the heart of the Danube River.

This green oasis is perfect for cycling, jogging, or having a peaceful picnic.

There’s a

  • Lovely rose garden, a
  • Japanese Garden and a
  • Small zoo – so you can easily spend half a day just to discover the island’s attractions.
a blue buggy riding on the gravel path in the rose garden on Margaret island
Our 2 boys riding in a buggy car in the Rose Garden

Families with kids will also enjoy some time here because margit island has a couple of nice play grounds, too besides offering activities like riding in a buggy.

Buda Hills – Normafa Park

For a more thrilling experience, head to the Buda Hills and embark on a hiking or biking trail.

The hills provide stunning views of the city and offer a chance to reconnect with nature.

Normafa is an easily accessible, popular hiking and recreational area in the Buda side in district XII.

It offers a refreshing escape from the bustling city and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

You can easily get to Normfa by bus from the city centre in about 20-22 minutes.

people boarding the Childen's railway train (white, red and blue colored) in the Buda Hills
Children’s Railway – Has a Stop At Normafa

For a more thrilling experience, head to the Buda Hills and embark on a hiking or biking trail. The hills provide stunning views of the city and offer a chance to reconnect with nature.

Normafa is an easily accessible, popular hiking and recreational area in the Buda side in district XII.

It offers a refreshing escape from the bustling city and provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

You can easily get to Normfa by bus from the city centre in about 20-22 minutes.

TIP: For a delicous lunch and drinks try Normafa Síház. The historic ski lodge was fully renovated abd reopened in 2023. Sit on the huge terrace and savor some classic Hungarian food like chicken paprikash, or cottage cheese balls.

Getting to Normafa by Public Transport:

  • Bus 221 and Bus 21 from Széll Kálmán tér (trams 4. 6 and M2 metro) will take you there in 19 minutes
  • Bus 212 from Boráros tér (trams 4, 6) travels till Svábhegy on weekdays but runs on an extended route to Normafa on weekends.
  • Bus 210 from Deák Ferenc tér or Széchenyi István tér in the city center

TIP: If you aren’t scared of heights, hop on the Chairliftfree with Budapest card in both directions -, which takes you to the top of János Hill in Normafa, the highest point in Budapest. Tickets without BP card: adult 3 500 HUF/Children (ages – 3 – 14): 1 000 HUF, Studenst (ages 15-25): 2 000 HUF. See timetable for the chairlift here.

If you have little kids they will certainly enjoy a ride on the Children’s Railway that also has a stop at Normafa Hill. See this website for tickets and timetable.

🌹 Beautiful Rose Garden on Gellért Hill – 3 195 Blooming Roses

Visit Budapest’s newest rose garden on Gellért Hill. The magnicient flower park was unveiled on June 4th.

The rose beds were meticulously arranged within the Jubilee Park (Jubileumi Park) grounds in celebration of Budapest’s 150th birthday, offering visitors a fragrant stroll amidst more than 50 types of 3,195 blooming roses .

This symbolic number holds special significance: each rosebush represents a municipality in Hungary and beyond its borders.

The capital city’s rose is a a vibrant peach-colored Großherzogin Luise rose tah you can find next to the “Girl from Budapest” sttaue.

part of the rose garden on Gellert Hill - lost of yellow rose bushes planted in a reactagonal design in a wooded aprk
Rose Garden – Gellért Hill

Location:

  • Gellért-hegy, Jubileumi park: Verejték u. 2, Bp 1118 (See on Map)

🚶‍♀️🚴‍♀️ The Danube Embankment In Pest Opens Up Every Weekend

A scenic stretch from Margaret Bridge to Irányi Street (near Elizabeth Bridge) transformes into a haven for pedestrians, cyclists, roller bladers, you name it… – every weekend till October 23rd, 2024.

The car-free zone allows you to explore the city at your own pace.

Stroll leisurely along the Danube, taking in the breathtaking river panorama or grab your bike, scooter or rollerblades and enjoy a unique perspective of Budapest.

You can also enjoy concerts and other programs over the weekends or grab a bite or drink and relax at the picnic tables.

a woman and a long-haired guy roller-blading on the Pest river embankment near Margaret Bridge
Danube Embankment is Car-Free On Weekends

Budapest’s City Hall Courtyard Transformed into a Pop-up Park

The former parking lot behind Budapest’s City Hall has been transformed into a lively pop-up park, offering a welcome respite from the city’s hustle and bustle.

The park features:

  • A variety of unique seating options, a
  • Spacious sandbox, a
  • Climbing wall, and a
  • Street food stand.

The place has quickly become a popular destination for people of all ages, from families with young children to couples seeking a quiet spot to relax.

Throughout the summer, the park will host a variety of themed evenings and events, including screenings of international sport events (UEFA Football Championship, Olympic games 2024) as well as live music performances and other entertainment

Grab a cup of coffee or other drink and relax in this new, urban oasis!

colorful wooden seats, benches in the pop park in the City hall courtyard (one of the towers of the Basilica can be seen in the background)
NEW, Cool Park in Downtown

Location:

🏊‍♀️ Outdoor Pools, Open Air Baths

Our city is well-known for its thermal baths and bathing culture and the handful of open-air pools and lidos offer a reprieve on sultry summer days.

Our favourite summer beach venue is the Palatinus Bath on Margaret Island. It has both indoor and outdoor pools, shallow pools for toddlers, slides and a wave pool.

You can spend a whole day there but definitely set aside a couple of hours to enjoy the cooling water, the sunshine and the terrific views of the Buda Hills.

The place has numerous street food joints and buffets with the compulsory local favorite the lángos so you won’t stay hungry.

a kids' pool and a rainbow colored small slide at the Palatinus bath in Budapest
Kids’ Pool at the Palatinus Bath

TIP: Browse also our guide to 5+ outdoor Budapest baths (Palatinus, Csillaghegy, Paskál, Római Strand, Pesterzsébeti Bath) that are open in June 2024.

🕵️‍♀️ Sightseeing TIPS for June

Our city offers a dazzling array of sights and monuments. To help you plan your itinerary we’ve listed some must-do and less-known but exciting sightseeing programs for June 2024.

🚢 Boat Tours on the Danube – Cruises During the Day, In the Evening & At Night

The most comfortable and relaxing way to admire the city scape is on a sightseeing cruise on the river Danube.

The tours last 1,5 – 2 hours, during which you will see the most notable sights on the two riverbanks Budapest is famous for:

two women with long hair on the open deck of a party boat in Budapest in daylight

TIP:⚓ Cruise on The Most Romantic Ship: Kisfaludy Paddle Boat – 🥂 Welcome Drink Included

In summer you can set sail on the charming paddle boat a replica of the legendary Hungarian paddle steamer, the Kisfaludy built in 19th century.

Originally gracing the waters of Lake Balaton thanks to the vision of István Széchenyi, this beautifully crafted ship now offers you a chance to experience Budapest from a bygone era.

In our opinion the early afternoon cruises (starting at 1 PM and 2.30 PM) are one of the best value river cruises in the high season in Budapest.

Prices – Daytime Cruises

  • Departing at 13.00, 14.30: 10.50 EUR
  • Departing at 16.00: 17.50 EUR
The black Kisfaludy paddle boat on the Danube during the day in summer
Kisfaludy Boat – A Historic Steam Paddler On the Danube

Prices – Evening Cruise

  • 29.90 EUR

Why Go on the Kisfaudy Boat Tour?

  • ✅ The two daytime tours are great value for the price at 10.50 EUR
  • ✅ A welcome drink is included in the price (a choice between a glass of prosecco, beer -Dreher 0.33L bottle, a glass of orange juice, a small bottleof mineral water)
  • ✅ Small group cruise – the boat has a limit for max 30 persons
  • ✅ 1 hour excursion on the Danube – plenty of time to enjoy the view and see all the important landmarks.
  • ✅ Good quality audio guide in several languages (play online, no need to donwload an app and us eclunky headphones)

Book Cruise on The Historic Kisfaludy Steam Boat:

Available only between May – September!

tourists sitting onboard the wooden Kisfaludy paddle ship, part of the white Elizabeth Bridge and the Gellert Hill can also be seen
me and our two sons (aged 20 and 13) sitting at the wooden benches and table on the Kisfaludy steam paddler boat
the Statue of Liberty on top of Gellért Hill on an early summer day
one of the authors of this website (middle-aged woman wearing sunglasses) holding a glass of almost finished prosecco in her hand on board the Kisfaludy historic boat
the domed buidling of the National Gallery in the Royal Palace of Buda Castle - photo taken from a boat on the Danube
part of the green Liberty Bridge as photographed from a baot passing underneath it, part of the Gellért Bath is also visible
passing under the Chain Bridge on a summer time baot excursion
angled view of the Parliament buidling on a daytime cruise on a slightly cloudy day
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✡ Jewish Monuments – Discover Them On A Guided Tour!

Budapest boasts one of Europe’s richest Jewish heritage:

  • Synagogues,
  • Monuments,
  • Memorials,
  • Museums and archives,
  • Cemeteries.

You can discover them on guided tours or self-made walks in Buda and the Pest side.

The twin towers of the synagogue on a summer day
The Central Synagouge in Dohány Street

TIP: Street Art – Budapest boasts great many street art, the most famous ones being the quirky, colorful firewall paintings mainly in the Jewish Quarter – but other parts of the city have them too. Just remember to look up occasionally when you wander around and you’ll surely bump into them.

For a more immersive experience and behind-the-scene knowledge go on a guided street art tour. your expert guide will let you in on anything related to these phenomenal artworks during the 2-hour tour.

Book A Guided Tour To Learn About The City’s Jewish Heritage:

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Jewish Heritage Guided Tour with Synagogue visit

Tour starts: 10:00

Duration: 120/240 min.

Price: From €59

Kazinczy Synagogue

Kazinczy Synagogue Entry (with Optional Kosher Food Tasting)

Synagogue Opening Hours:

  • Sun –Thurs: 10.00-18:00
  • Friday: 10:00-16:00
  • Saturday Closed

 Price: From €9

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🚴‍♀️ Bike, Segway & Running Tours – Fun Sightseeing

June is an ideal month to hop on a bike and see the city from a unique perspective.

✅ You can feel the energy of the city and soak in the atmosphere more directly.

✅ Your guide will expertly lead you, no need to worry about getting lost or navigating complex traffic systems.

✅ Bikes, helmets and professional guiding is provided and included in the tour price.

We recommend the Wheels & Meals Bike with Goulash.

The guys have been organising these tour for many years now and have tremendous biking and guiding experience.

Book in time because they sell out quickly in the summer months.

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TIP: Alternatively you can try BuBi, Budapest’s public bicycle sharing system for affordable bike rides in the city.

You can rent the massive, light green bikes at 76 points in the city (bank card is required if you aren’t a registered user and in this case a 25 000 HUF deposit will be deducted if you rent a bike.)

Tourists coming for a couple of days can choose from 24-hour, 72-hour or 7-day passes. During the validity of the pass you can use the bike for 30 minutes, over that you’ll be charged a fee.

TIP: Are you an avid runner? Do you pack your runing gear on your travels? Explore Budapest on a running tour – 5-10 km long routes where you will see the the top attractions of the Hungarian capital.

Visit Szentendre On A Day or Half-Day Trip!

Szentendre is s historic town nestled on the bank of the Danube at cc. 30 km north of Budapest.

It exudes an alluring Mediterranean atmosphere with a

  • Compact, charming town centre,
  • Winding cobble stone streets,
  • Countless museums and art galleries, and a
  • Wide selection of restaurants and cafes.

You can easily get there from Budapest by suburban triain (H5 line), this is the quickest way (max. 40 minutes) – or by boat on the Danube.

👉 See also our complete guide to a perfect day excursion to Szentendre!

colourful umbrellas hanging in the famous "umbrella street in Szentendre - lots of tourists mingling in the street
Umbrella Street – Szentendre

🎵 Classical Concerts, Cultural Programs in June

We’ve already listed the Night of Museums for a one-of-a kind cultural activity in June but here are some concerts and exhibitions that you may not want to miss during your visit.

Budapest has many great concert halls where you can enjoy classical concerts, folk music and dance shows all the year round.

Budapest International Organ Festival, May 05 – June 30 2024

Celebrating Shared Heritage and Artistic Excellence:

The charming twin-towered church, a favorite of Franz Liszt, close to Elizabeth Bridge will host a series of organ concerts between May 05 and June 30.

Renowned organists from Poland and Hungary, alongside a special guest from Italy, will perform during the festival celebrating two significant anniversaries in connected history of Hungary and Poland:

Concerts are free and start at 19.30 usually on Sundays.

Concert Dates In June:

  • June 23, Sunday at 19.30: Roman Perucki (organ) and Maria Perucka (violin) (Poland)
  • June 30, Sunday at 19.30 – Concert by Zsolt Máté Mészáros (Hungary)

Address:

  • Március 15. tér 2., Bp 1056 district V., tram 2 (See on Map)
The inner city parish church from outside
Inner City Parish Church (Next to Elizabeth bridge)

🎶 Concerts In St. Stephen’s Basilica

The Basilica in the heart of Budapest boasts exceptional acoustics that you can experience on classical music concerts.

TIP: If you want to hear the church’s grand, 6000-pipe organ we recommend the Wednesday concert (small group program) starting at 10 am where an organ player also tells you about the history of the instrument.

the main nave of the basilica with the grand organ up in the gallery
St. Stephen’s Basilica Inside

Summer Concert in the Courtyard of Pest County Hall, June 13 2024

The courtyard of the Pest County Hall (Vármegye utca 15., distr. V.) hosts a series of classical music performances by the Concerto Budapest ensemble founded in 1907 and a resident group of the Music Academy since 2013.

Enjoy the evergreen melodies of Mozart, Beethoven, or Vivaldi in a historic venue in the city centre!

Note: In case of rain concerts will be held in the Aula Magna of the ELTE University at Egyetem Square 1-3. at 20.30).

See program and tickets.

the Concerto Budapest symphonic orchestra performing in the Pest County hall on a summer evening
Open-air concert in the Courtyard Pest County Hall

Venue:

  • Courtyard of the Pest County Hall (Pesti Vármegyeháza) in the city center (view on map)

Date & Time:

  • June 13, Thursday at 20.00/8 pm

Tickets:

  • 3 500 HUF

Two Unique Museum Exhibitions In June

Budapest has more than a 100 museums, smaller exhibition halls and you have the chance to visit a lot of them on the Night of Museums (June 22/23).

However, if you’re short on time and not really a traditional museum hopper we recommend these two special exhibitons to include in your itinerary.

#1 – The World Of Banksy – The Street Is a Canvas, Till Sept 22, 2024

The world-famous, but anonymous, street artist Banksy brings his thought-provoking work to Budapest for the first time.

You can view over 100 of Banksy’s iconic pieces:

  • Graffiti,
  • Photos,
  • Video installations, and
  • Prints – meticulously reproduced and displayed in centrally-located KOMPLEX cultural center

The exhibition hall – KOMPLEX – regularly hosts one-of-a-kind exhibits and the exposed brick walls offer an authentic backdrop for Banksy’s iconic street art works.

part of The World of Banksy exhibition - posters placed on the exposed brick wall of the exhibit hall
Banksy’s Work in Budapest

Venue:

  • KOMPLEX Event Center – Király u. 26, Bp 1061 (See on Map)

Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Tue – Wed- Thurs and Public Holidays: 10.00 – 18.00
  • Fri – Sat: 10.00 – 20.00

Tickets:

Find out more about who was Banksy here.

Hotel TIP

Prestige Hotel & Costes Downtown

Prestige Hotel is located in a 19.-century townhouse in a small, quiet street in downtown.

It boasts remarkable interior design, comfortable rooms, and a fine dining restaurant, Costes Downtown, one of Budapest’s 5 Michelin star restaurants.

Within walking distance to the Danube and other famous sights, Prestige Hotel Budapest is an ideal accommodation for a summer city break.

Cafe, Restaurant TIPS

Here are two outstanding gastro places in Budapest that we recommend for you to try in June.

Twentysix – Restaurant, Bar, Yoga Studio

Twentysix is Budapest’s latest hot spot with a gourmet deli shop, cafe, restaurant, yoga studio all within a luscious garden.

The around 500 plants in the garden thrive best at 26 degrees Celsius so the name refers not only to the address but this fact.

The restaurant and bar located in the green oasis are perfect venue for a relaxing lunch or romantic dinner.

The menu allows guests to share in mezze style, so they can sample what they like:

  • Hummus and other
  • Plantbased sauces with sweet potato, roasted cauliflower etc.
lots of potted plants glass roofed garden of Twentysix restaurant, some tables and patrons, part of the bar are also visible
The lush interior of Twentysix

These cost 2 200 – 3 990 HUF.

There also soups, main dishes, salads and really delightful sweets too.

The wine, liqueur, spirit and cockatils list is also extensive.

The shop sells all sorts of bakery goods – made on spot – olives, cheeses, bar snacks, wines and of course coffee.

The Studio is home to

  • Yoga,
  • Deep work,
  • Pilates, and a new fitness class:
  • Drum work.

Address:

  • Király utca 26., Bp. 1061, district VI. (See on Map)

Opening Hours:

  • Mon – Thurs: 07.30 – 00.00
  • Fri – Sat: 07.30 – 02.00

TIP: Twentysix is also a great breakfast place with both lighter and heavier morning meals, like avocado porride or a a full English breakfast. But if you’re in the mood for a nice Gin Tonic they have an excellent G & T bar too.

Szamos Today Cafe & Chocolate Museum

Address:

  • Kossuth tér 10., district V.

Opening Hours:

  • Cafe: Mon-Fri: 07.30 – 19.00, Sat -Sun: 09.00 – 19.00
  • Museum: Mon-Sun: 10.00 – 18.00,

Admission to the museum: 980 HUF

The Szamos Cafe, next to the Hungarian Parliament building is the new generation of the classic Szamos Cake Shops we were used to in the previous 70+ decades.

The interior of a former coffee house has been tastefully renovated, turning the place into a modern, lively cafe and bistro in one of the most visited neighbourhoods of the city centre.

  • Delicious tortes , pastries, and other desserts (Hungarian classics, more contemporary sweets) in the ground floor area,
  • an al carte restaurant on the gallery and a
  • Chocolate Museum on the top floor make Szamos Cafe a unique place to see in downtown Budapest.

TIP: Browse also our selection of the Top Ice Cream Places in Budapest for high quality gelato, sorbet, granita and other chilled delights.

🥳 Bars & Clubs, Nightlife, Partying

The warm June nights are perfect for outdoor parties and clubbing, but if you’re want to spend the night in a more laid-back fashion Budapest has some fantastic rooftop bars and cocktail places for you.

TIP: A popular clubbing area is in Kazinczy Street, in the Old Jewish Quarter. It is packed with the ruin bars, and garden clubs: the most famous are the Szimpla Kert, 400 Bar, Kocka, or the Mika Tivadar Mulató.

360 Bar – One Of The Best Panoramic Views of the Whole City

In this cool bar on the highest rooftop of the city you can enjoy the fantastic 360 degree vista all summer:

  • the Dome of St. Stephen Basilica, the
  • Dohány Street Synagogue,
  • Buda Castle and the Buda Hills,
  • Budapest Eye.

The Art-Nouveau department store’s rooftop – built towards the end of the 19.century – used to hosted an ice rink.

Today ideal place for a leisurely late breakfast with coffee, lunch or chill with a glass of fine wine or cocktail under the enormous parasols while taking in the breathtaking panorama.

Varied programs add to the appeal of the bar:

  • Concerts,
  • Film screenings, and
  • Sunday brunch.
people mingling and enjoying a drink in 360 roof top bar around the blue hour
360 Bar – one of the dozen or so roof top bars in Budapest

Address:

  • Andrássy út 39. district VI. on the rooftop of the Paris Department Store (lift to the right of Alexandra Bookshops’s entrance)

Open:

  • Every day: 10.00 – 24.00 Thursday-Saturday: 10.00 – 03.00

A38 Ship – Concerts, Dining & Cocktails

Address:

  • Petőfi Bridge, Buda end, 1117 Budapest

A38 Ship is a unique entertainment venue set on a converted Ukrainian stone-carrier ship. It’s been part of the Budapest’s nightlife and live concert scene for more than teo decades now.

This popular venue hosts various live music performances, concerts, and club nights as well as exhibitions.

The ship offers both indoor and outdoor spaces, a bistro with a short international menu as well as tasty barfoods and snacks.

It’s open till 22.00/10 pm every day.

The bar has an extensive drinks menu from wines, beers, champagne and non-alcoholic bevarges.

view of the entrance and boarding place of the A38 Ship in Budapest at night
A38 Ship – A Great Spot For a Night Out

TIP: Enjoy the dazzling night view of the Danube River with a glass of drink on the large open-air deck of the A38.

Here are other recommended nightclubs and party spots in Budapest!

Some Other Great Outdoor Clubs:

Past Events:

🍸 Gin Festival at Hello Buda, May 31 – June 01, 2024

Discover the world of gin beyond a GT cocktail during the two-day event in hello Buda, a cool gastro garden near Margaret Bridge.

You can sample variety of domestic and international gins and learn from free masterclasses!

Relax and enjoy the panorama in the garden area furnished with comfortable patio furniture.

Tickets include:

  • Tasting glass
  • Tasting ticket (4 x gin, 3 x tonic, 1 x gin bonbon)
  • Participation in masterclass lectures
  • Participation in the Schweppes Gin Tonic making competition with valuable prizes
laid back atmosphere in the garden of Hello Buda on the Gin Festival: people sitting and talking at tables
Gin Festival at Hello Buda

Tickets:

  • At a discounted price online: 2 000 HUf
  • On site: 2 500 HUF

Address & Getting There:

  • Törökvész út 93/A, Bp 1025, District II, Buda (View on Map)

Opening Hours:

  • May 31, Friday: 16.00 – 22.00
  • June 01, Saturday: 12.00 – 22.00

🍷 Rosalia Wine Picnic, Festival of Rose Wines, May 31 – June 02 2024

The City Park-Vajdahunyad Castle – a green expanse behind Heroes’ Square, home to the Zoo and the Széchenyi Bath – gives home to the 3-day wine picnic celebrating ros ewines.

Venue:

Getting There:

  • M1 (yellow line) Hősök tere or Széchenyi fürdő stop

Opening Hours:

  • Friday, May 31: 14.00 – 24.00,
  • Saturday, June 01: 12.00 – 24.00,
  • Sunday, June 02: 11.00 – 21.00

Entry: FREE,

a young man and a woman with long dark hair sitting on limegreen blanket on a grass and clinking wine glasses (possibly on the Rosalia Wine Fest in City Park)
Rosalia Wine Picnic

Tasting:

  • You have to buy a tasting glass that costs 3 200 HUF (Stölzle crystal glass)
  • Tasting glass rental is also possible for 1 000 HUF (and 2 000 HUF deposit)

A festival celebrating fresh roses, sparkling wines and other splendid summer wines.

More than 50 exhibitors, including some of the best street food vendors.

Family and children programs early afternoons:

  • Bread making in the Szittya Pitta Cottage: every day of the festival
  • Learning to bake Kürtöskalács/Sekler cake: Sat – Sun: 10.00 – 16.00
  • Craft workshop, face painting on Sunday/11. June: 10.00 – 18.00

Organiser’s website

Danube Carnival, June 07 – 14

The Danube Carnival is a weeklong celebration of folk arts and traditions and it’s one of the highlights of Budapest’s summer cultural events.

It showcases Hungary’s rich folk music and dance heritage while bringing together diverse folk dance traditions from around the globe.

Programs will take place at various venues of Budapest, mainly the Hungarian National Museum’s garden, with international guest performers joining forces with local ensembles and bands.

The gala performance will be held on the Open-Air Stage of Margaret Island, on June 29.

See tickets and detailed program schedule on the event’s website.

folk dance performance by a youth ensemble on an open air stage

TIP: From the wide selection of the program we recommend the Carnival Parade where dance and music groups will be marching and dancing from Városháza Park to the Hungarian National Museum’s Garden.

The spectacular procession will be on June 09 at 15.00

WAMP Design Fair, June 16

Várkert Bazár, also known as the Castle Bazaar & Renaissance Gardens offers a picturesque setting for the city’s biggest design fair: WAMP:

The evnt is gateway to the creativity and craftsmanship of Hungary’s rising design stars.

Why Go, What To Expect?

  • Discover unique local fashion pieces,
  • Explore handcrafted homewares, and
  • Unearth one-of-a-kind gifts that will impress even the pickiest person.
some of the stands of WAMPexhibitors under large white umbrella shades in the garden of Castle Bazaar (the Danube with ships can be seen on the photo too)
WAMP in the Garden of Castle Bazaar (Buda)

Location, Getting There:

  • Várkert Bazár/Castle Bazaar& Renaissance Gardens, Ybl Miklós tér 2-6. (See on Map)

Opening Hours:

  • June 16, Sunday: 10.00 – 18.00

Entry: FREE

🧘‍♀️ Solstice Yoga Festival on Margaret Island, June 22, 2024

Date & Time:

June 22, Saturday, 09.00 – 18.00

Admission: Free

Venue: Holdudvar on Margitsziget (a former cafe and club near the Centennial Monument at the southern tip)

A half a dozen yoga studios will held yoga classes from morning till evening on Margaret Island on Sunday, June 18.

Join many others to try and practice various branches of yoga:

108 Sun Salutations will launch the all-day event starting at 09.00

people doing yoga in a meadow on Margitsziget
Yoga Festival On Margaret Island
  • Ashtanga Yoga
  • Siddha Yoga
  • Vinyasa Krama and more.

Bring your kids too because they can participate in the children’s yoga classes between 09.00 – 17.00. 

Note: Recommended for kids older than 4.

The detailed program of the Yoga Festival can be found here!

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