Enter the dragon at Kőbányai út

Chinatown a hidden extra to the city

In its global abundance, Chinese cuisine is familiar and plentiful nowadays, marketed in the same way as “European food” and hamburgers alike. But as for Chinese culture, this is another matter altogether for the many who, like me, know little more than what comes ...

The Szabadkikötő Dock

The most overlooked landmark in the city

Of all the main city landmarks I have come across, the Szabadkikötő Budapest Dock at the northern tip of Csepel Island may not necessarily be the least known but it surely must be the least referred to. Perhaps it's not so surprising, as what ...

Wekerle estate remains a sedate countryside-like oasis

One-off distinctive village in midst of the busy city

The Wekerle estate, or Wekerletelep as it is known in Hungarian, is a small exclusive neighbourhood tucked away unexpectently in Kispest, District XIX. This suburb became part of Budapest only as recently as 1950, alongside other neighbourhoods such as Zugló and Újpest, thus creating ...

New regular air service to start between China, Hungary

A new air service is operating between Zhengzhou and Budapest three times a week to help relaunch fast and unhindered trade between China and central Europe, an official of the ministry of innovation and technology said.

Hungarians allowed to travel to Austria with no restrictions

Hungarians can now cross into Austria without any coronavirus-related restrictions as Austria has "changed Hungary's safety risk assessment to positive", a spokesman for the central body coordinating efforts against the epidemic told a press conference on Monday.

10 percent of the hotels in the survey were still closed in September

Association projects 70 percent revenue loss at Budapest hotels this year

For most hotels in Budapest, the loss of revenue this year may exceed 70 percent from last year, while hotels outside of the capital are expected to see their revenue fall by 20-40 percent due to the coronavirus crisis, according to a representative survey ...

2020 hosts Rijeka, Galway may extend into 2021

European Capitals of Culture set to adjust to pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has hit culture sideways everywhere and two places in particular that deserve some sympathy are Rijeka in Croatia and Galway in Ireland, which had planned hard and then looked forward to a whole 12 months in the spotlight as the European ...

New line would be suitable for trains up to a speed of 350 km/h

High-speed rail link next top Slovak-Hungarian transport project

The next most important joint Hungarian-Slovak transport project is the construction of a high-speed railway connecting Budapest, Bratislava and Warsaw, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto said.