Bike-Sharing in Budapest – MOL Bubi

Apr 2, 2014 0

Bike-Sharing is already a big thing in other European cities and working perfectly fine. Now bike-sharing will come to Budapest and the bike stations are being built all over the city so that soon the bikes will come. But what is bike-sharing exactly? The concept is simple: You take a locked bike from a bike station, cycle wherever you need to go and lock the bike again on the nearest bike station. Obviously there are many advantages but also obstacles. I think that we can be very happy that Budapest has decided to make bike-sharing available for all of us.... ...

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The (currently) most expensive house for sale in Budapest

Apr 1, 2014 0

Just for fun I have been checking on several Hungarian real estate websites for expensive houses in Budapest and thought that it would be interesting to see what the currently most expensive estate in Budapest, in this case a house or rather castle, costs. This house was originally build to function as engine room for the water supply of the Royal Palace with water, that was in the end of the 19th century. The building was completed in 1879 and sits right at the bottom of Castle Hill close to the Danube. Over the time it has been refurbished and... ...

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Metro 4 Opening

Mar 31, 2014 0

The hottest topic this weekend and a moment people from Budapest have been waiting for is the opening of Budapest Metro Line 4 which happened to be this weekend. For the weekend traveling was free of charge any many Budapestians took the chance to have the first look on the latest public transport possibility bring people from Kelenföld Vásútállomás (11th district) to Keleti Pályaudvar (8th district). From now on Metro 4 is part of the BKV (Budapest Transport company) timetable and can be used for public transportation. For more pictures, videos and updates check out the tweets about Metro 4... ...

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X6 Gallery

Apr 9, 2013 0

While handling limited edition photography series from international, and Hungarian artists, X6 GALLERY offers new ways of approaching photographic art. As partner of LUMAS, the gallery represents works from 160 established photographers and up-coming debutants. Established by art collectors LUMAS offers inspiring and original artworks by over 160 international photographers. More than 1400 works are available as original photographs in limited editions of 75-150, signed by the artist. Such high editions enable more affordable prices. Thanks to the close and continuous cooperation between artists, the curatorial board and first-class production partners, LUMAS has achieved a globally unique position as a... ...

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24 acts announced for Sziget 2013

Mar 6, 2013 0

This morning Sziget organizers have announced 24 acts performing at Sziget Festival 2013 in August this year. The current lineup also includes one major headliner, Blur. Between August 5th and 12th Óbudai Island will hold the best festival again welcoming several hundred thousand guests from around the world. So here are the 24 newly announced performers: Skunk Anansie Alex Clare Chase & Status live Tame Impala Michael Kiwanuka Wax-tailor Left Boy Afterhours Dizzee Rascal! Enter Shikari Chris Liebing Peter Bjorn and John Katy B netsky Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs ZAZ Skip&Die Ska-P Editors Sebastian Ingrosso Bad Religion Woodkid Empire of... ...

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Announcements for Balaton Sound Festival 2013

Feb 21, 2013 0

Today the Balaton Sound Festival organizers have pumped out a few acts for 2013 festival down at Lake Balaton (Zamárdi) which will convince you of going there in case you are into electronic music. In addition to the previously announced performers some really high quality names have been revealed today on the Balaton Sound Facebook page and you can get ready for the following acts. The Prodigy Wu-Tang Clan Axwell (Swedish House Maffia) Jamie Jones Henrik Schwarz The Advent Alesso The full Balaton Sound 2013 lineup looks like this at the moment: The Prodigy Calvin Harris Armin van Buuren Wu-Tang... ...

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Balaton Sound awarded “Best Medium Festival”

Jan 11, 2013 0

After last years award as “Best Major Festival” for the Sziget Festival in Budapest this year Balaton Sound Festival in Zamárdi has been awarded as “Best medium Festival” by the European Festival Awards. The city of festivals or in this case rather the country of festivals has succeeded again and brought home an award from a great show. You wonder why Balaton Sound was awarded? Well if you haven’t been there than check out this video giving you the right mood to book your tickets for 2013 and be part of such a great event. Balaton Sound 2013 by the... ...

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THIS was Sziget Festival 2012 – The Movie

Nov 27, 2012 0

Imagine 7 and a half days of festival with 379.000 visitors coming from more than 70 countries watching 1.000 acts, bands, artists performing live in 60 venues 24 hours per day on an island located in the middle of one of the most historic cities in Europe – Welcome to Sziget Festival in Budapest! These are the stats from the Sziget Festival 2012 and below you can find the video summarizing all this in a 7 and a half minute long mood video, called “aftermovie”. That makes hunger for more coming up in 2013 which is only 251 days away!... ...

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Win a 2013 Budapest Photo Calendar

Nov 21, 2012 0

Update – Announcement of the Winner Dec. 17th 2012, 21:39 I am happy that I could announce the winner of the Budapest Photo Calendar a few minutes ago. The happy person is @kvosburg1 – CONGRATULATIONS – according to Twitter a “dental student, traveler, sweatervest enthusiast” located in Budapest, Hungary (I am a bit sad though that the calendar didn’t go further out in the world). I have contacted her via direct message so lets give her some time to answer. I will than send the calendar plus a little present to her so that she will receive it before New... ...

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Please wait in Tents at the Airport!

Nov 19, 2012 2

I have just read an article in the print version of Budapest Business Journal (the article is not yet available online) about new “waiting facilities” at Budapest Airport for travelers of low cost airlines Wizzair, Ryanair and Easyjet. In order to avoid bus transfer to your aircraft these 3 airlines will make you wait in tents ,without any “hygienic or comfort facilities”, as BBJ calls it, so no toilets, no sinks to wash your hands nor places to change your baby’s diapers, and then you walk to the aircraft. You will just be waiting in a tent like a cow... ...

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