Budapest offers a variety of activities and events during the winter months, creating a festive and enjoyable atmosphere. Here are some recommendations for things to do in Budapest during the winter!

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Visit Christmas Markets

Budapest's Christmas markets are famous for their festive atmosphere. The main ones are at Vörösmarty Square and St. Stephen's Basilica. Enjoy traditional Hungarian food, crafts, and holiday decorations.

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Ice Skating

Go ice skating at the City Park Ice Rink, one of the largest outdoor ice rinks in Europe. It's located near Heroes' Square and is open during the winter months.

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Explore Buda Castle

Explore Buda Castle and Fisherman's Bastion, which offer stunning views of the city. The historic sites are beautifully lit during the evenings, providing a magical atmosphere.

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Relax in Thermal Baths

Enjoy Budapest's famous thermal baths, such as Széchenyi and Gellért Baths. Soaking in hot thermal water can be especially delightful during the colder months.

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Visit the Parliament Building

Admire the Parliament Building, one of Budapest's iconic landmarks, and take a stroll along the Danube promenade. The building is particularly impressive when illuminated at night.

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Visit Museums and Galleries

Explore Budapest's museums and galleries, such as the Hungarian National Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Hungarian National Gallery. These indoor attractions are perfect for colder days.

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Take a Danube River Cruise

Consider a Danube River cruise to enjoy the city's beautiful illuminated landmarks from the water. Some cruises offer special winter-themed experiences.

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Enjoy Hungarian Cuisine

Warm up with traditional Hungarian dishes like goulash, chimney cake (kürtőskalács), and mulled wine. Many restaurants offer special winter menus.

Fly to Budapest from RIX!

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These attractions offer a mix of indoor and outdoor experiences, allowing you to make the most of Budapest's winter charm. Be sure to dress warmly, and consider checking the opening hours and any special events happening during your visit.

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