If you happen to visit the Hungarian capital in October, this article is for you. The fall weather can be somewhat unpredictable, so we included both outdoor and indoor programs in Budapest for this time of the year.
It’s simple; take a walk!
This is the easiest (and cheapest) way to explore the beauty of Budapest. We are lucky this year because the October weather seems sunny enough for strolling around. Click here for some of the most romantic walks in Budapest.
For example, the steep and narrow street leading to Rózsadomb, which is one of the best hidden treasures of Budapest. At the end of the street, there is the Tomb of Gül Baba: the chapel of the Muslim warrior monk is the northernmost holy place of Islam. But a walk in the Buda Castle District is also popular among tourists and local couples alike. The most popular route is the Fortuna Street-Fisherman’s Bastion-Tárnok Street-Szent György Street, bust the less discovered Tóth Árpád promenade is just as romantic. The promenade is bordered by trees, houses, and the Buda hills.
Visit a teahouse
For those days when the fall weather shows us its gloomier side with mist and rain, there is hardly anything better than snuggling up in a warm room and enjoying a cup of steaming tea in our hands. If you haven’t had proper tea yet, you should visit a professional teahouse, where you can get to know a whole new world. Click here for a list of the best teahouses in Budapest.
Explore the Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Spooky!)
It may sound scary to hunt ghosts and dead souls, but you can learn a lot during this challenge. During the hunt, visitors can find out what King Matthias has to do with Dracula, see the palaces of Matthias and Sigismund of Luxembourg, and some mystic elements of the Turkish conquer are also revealed. Furthermore, photographers and travellers’ extraordinary recordings and reports of the world’s most beautiful caves can be seen at the cave exhibition.
Spend a day above Budapest
Spend a day up on the hills without actually hiking up those hills. The chairlift ride is fun in itself, but the main attraction is Normafa at the top of the ride. Normafa is without a doubt in the top 3 favourite destinations of Budapest nature lovers. Thousands of people visit it in a year because of its fresh air and the many faces that this park offers. I recommend walking around the forest and then enjoying a beautiful piece of apple strudel.
The Zugliget chairlift, also known as the Budapest chairlift, was built in 1969 and it connects Zugliget to János Hill. The full length of this chairlift is 1040 metres, while the ground level difference is 262 metres. The trip only takes 12 minutes. The chairlift operates every day of the year from 10 am to 7 pm. To reach the higher station of the chairlift, you only have to complete a 30-minute walk from the 21A bus station, next to Normafa. The upper station of the line is on János Hill, just next to the Elisabeth lookout tower.
Culture & Art
Budapest has the best museums. One of them, the Hospital in the Rock, got into the top 40 museums in all Europe. You can also see TripAdvisor’s recommendations on the top 10 museums in Hungary, 7 of which are located in the capital. Even if you are not into art, there are several non-art related museums to check out; for example, the pinball museum or the House of Terror.
Source: Daily News Hungary