Record-breaking plans halted by pandemic

Budapest Airport expects 5.5 million passengers this year

Due to the flight cancelations and drop in passenger traffic expected during the remaining months of this year, Budapest Airport has recalculated its annual forecast issued 3 months ago. According to the new projection, the annual passenger number will be no more than 5.5 ...

Millenáris Széllkapu Park opens

New urban green space by Mammut mall

Where once stood two catastrophically ugly buildings – the cheapest of office blocks and a massive rotting concrete factory – now can be found the beautiful Millenáris Széllkapu Park, a green space with a lake, a grove of cherry trees, water spouts and a ...

Vienna's Sigmund Freud Museum reopens after EUR 4m refit

Private rooms accessible for first time

Vienna’s Sigmund Freud Museum reopened on August 29, 2020 following a rebuild (which took longer than planned due to COVID-19) in which it was renovated, expanded and made wheelchair accessible. Sigmund Freud and his family lived at this historic address, Berggasse 19, which was ...

OK, so Vienna is a river city: Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront

Going with the flow

This is a side of Vienna that we hadn't seen before. On half a dozen previous visits we had been in the iron grip of the Ringstrasse: staying at hotels there and following the sightseeing flock to the opera house, the cathedral, the palaces, ...

An ambitious family holiday drive to the Baltics

Time to take the high roads

How to overcome the plague for a quick getaway and a desirable change of scenery in these close-to-home times? After all, the odds are stacked decidedly against general travel arrangements and summer holidays. Finally, though, the Visegrád Four and Baltic State borders re-opened recently…

A musical postcard from Hilton Vienna Park

Wish you were hear

Just as the famous glass is half-full or half-empty, depending on your frame of mind, so there can always be music in the air if you choose to hear some.

New services connect Adriatic Sea, and hop-on hop-off for Danube

Buses to coast, boats on Bend

Bus company Flixbus began long-distance coach services from Budapest to the Croatian Adriatic coast on July 9. Closer to home, MAHART company has started a daily boat service in the Danube Bend area, which operates on a 'Hop-On Hop-off' basis.

Flights returning as propensity to travel on rise: survey

Wings of desire

A Budapest Airport survey in June established that 81% of the respondents plan to fly, with 67% intending to jet off from Budapest this year. The survey was the largest carried out by the airport, with the 17,000-plus respondents saying their three most important ...

A brief introduction to cemetery 'life' in less frequented areas of the city

Buried treasure

Cemeteries can be intriguing, even if not too much is said about them. Understandably so, as they require no real explanation other than what's obvious and “final” at these points of no return. But what is clear when our time has come, irrespective of ...