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A history of destruction and recovery

On one of our visits to Vienna this year, The Budapest Times stayed in…

A Scottish man walked out of a bar…

Bring up the topic of football stadiums in Hungary and you’re guaranteed eyes…

Choir adds its voices to improving relations

With 19 ladies and seven men in its ranks, the Othello Polyphonic Choir has…

South Italian cuisine in style

Authentic ingredients, authentic staff, authentic atmosphere – that's what most…

Cameraman on the battlefields

The Hungarian Museum of Photography in Kecskemét is exhibiting…

Eyes glued to the screen

The Szemrevaló / Sehenswert (Hungarian and German for “Eyeful”) Film Festival…

Wonder in the wilds

It's always a pleasure for my family and I to spend summer holidays on the road,…

Bethlehem ‘special’ twin

Budapest Mayor István Tarlós and Bethlehem Mayor Anton Salman signed a twin-city…

Varga optimistic on long term

Hungary's economy grew by an annual 4.8 percent in the second quarter of 2018,…

(Almost) everything’s rosy: US ambassador

David B. Cornstein, the United States' ambassador to Hungary, said he has not…

'Time' to suspend Hungary

International civil groups have called on Members of the European Parliament to…

Blue in the face, and other colours

One face is staring at another face in the gallery. The first face is simply a…

Arts all year in two of continent’s gems

Next year’s two European Capitals of Culture will be Plovdiv in Bulgaria and…

The brief history of the month (September)

Presenting in one concise package the month’s most important and fascinating…

Donate blood in honour of terrorism victims

United States Ambassador David B. Cornstein, a native New Yorker, shares some…

Art Deco on the Ringstrasse

Top-end hotels lay out the red carpet for their guests, if not literally, then…

Handicrafts and hardships

The Kingdom of Morocco is holding a Handicraft Week at the Vajdahunyad Castle in…

Loyalty recognised and celebrated

Kempinski Hotel Corvinus held its traditional annual party to celebrate the…

Three countries holding hands for one cause

At 7pm on 23 August 1989, an estimated two million people from Estonia, Latvia…

Serious reforms despite Russian aggression

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine since 2014 was highlighted when Ukrainian…

All well and good

Legend has it that Slovakia’s leading spa complex, the appropriately named Spa…

A rich natural and human environment

In his three years in Japan’s Okinawa Province from 2006, zoologist Zoltán…

Criminally satisfying

This is one of the most intriguing of the 30 or so “Maigret” books that we have…

The brief history of the month (August)

Presenting in one concise package the month’s most important and fascinating…

‘We are the future of Europe’

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has repeated his message that every European country…

Josper is just the job

On this warm summer evening the score or so of tables on the restaurant’s…

"It must have been very interesting in Vienna back then... "

The writer Hermann Bahr hit the nail on the head when he came up with this…

Flag of freedom hoisted

Some 200 members of Hungary’s Indian community and friends of India gathered at…

Ring the changes

Next year's 34th Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix is set to occupy a full week…

Debrecen at the wheel

German car manufacturer BMW is to build a EUR 1 billion-plus factory to make…

Volunteers needed for the Nursery Project

“Service is the rent we pay for living. It is the very purpose of life and not…

Palanok pearl

Although steeped with much Hungarian history and legend, Palanok Castle has…

We meet on Astana Street

The Cities Mayors Forum “Global Silk Road” was held in Astana at the beginning…

More than beer and sausages

Germany gave the world the word schadenfreude, and some parts of the world were…

Common Roots and Historical Ties

Ambassador, Kazakhstan included Hungary in the first round of visa exceptions.…

Astana Rising

Kazakhstan’s capital strives to be among the world’s smartest cities, a hub for…

Beat the heat!

Whether on a stick or in a croissant, whether in the flavours of strawberry,…

16,000 steps to learn love

The Bishops of Passau in Germany, Székesfehérvár in Hungary and Szatmárnémeti in…

Something special in meat

The dream of all carnivores has finally come true! Or at the very least, since…

Memories of Hungary in Algeria

From the street looking into the pub, the many different things hanging on the…

Turkish Cyprus has its delights

Our guide shows us several of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ many…

‘Qualitative leap’ in Moroccan-Hungarian ties

The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, Mrs Karima Kabbaj, hosted a reception…

Ridiculous for young athletes to suffer as games hit by politics

Dear Editor, On July 24, 2018, the East Asian Olympic Committees (EAOC) held an…

Budapest’s Zsidai group’s overseas expansion continues in Marbella, Spain

Zsidai Gastronomy Group is a family business that runs 20 restaurants, cafés,…

The story of a book

One of the less obvious tourist sites in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus…

Where impossibilities seem commonplace

Walking down a city street in India one day (it may have been Bombay and it may…

Waliczky explores range of visual perception

New-media artist Tamás Waliczky’s project “Cameras – Imaginary Cameras and Other…

Stronger when we are together: French diplomat

France’s Ambassador-designate to Hungary, Mrs Pascale Andréani, welcomed guests…