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Hungary in the press
From time to time, Hungary is mentioned in the press and online. Here's some of our ongoing list of links to web articles about Hungary: Recent stories: "Pest Side Story" and Minube ranks Budapest in its prestige list of "50 cities to see in your lifetime.", „ Safe, excellent, five-star quality!” and many more.
Safe, excellent, five-star quality! – this is what foreign tourists say about Hungary in the new video message. 2 December 2015. This short documentary-like film wishes to show all age group, that Hungary, in the heart of Europe, is still a safe, peaceful, clean, friendly and trendy travel destination, where it is a real joy to be a tourist. … and Hungary was safe and peaceful in 2016 and it did not change.
MR Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor: Hungary: A safe haven for investors and tourists 31 January 2017. Hungary is a good investment destination for several reasons…ONE… the ease of doing business. The process is conducted in a simple and timely manner. TWO… Investments here are more rewarding than in any other parts of Europe, the US, and the so-called established investment destinations.; Hungary is a beautiful country with a vibrant economy. No one is discriminated against. The country now ranks high on the world stage as a safe tourism destination, and many international and regional routes pass through here. Since I invested in Hungary, I tell my friends in the Arab world to do the same, and told friends all over the world to visit Budapest….
Tripadvisor: Aria Hotel wins first prize in 2017 TripAdvisor awards 24 January 20107. „Simply perfect. Wonderful amenities and design, perfect location, helpful staff, clean, modern, great spa services, delicious daily breakfast and afternoon wine & cheese!”
UNESCO: Sixteen cities to receive the UNESCO Learning City Award 2017. 19 January 2017. Pécs is the first Hungarian city to have won this title. With this award the international organization recognizes and showcases good practice in promoting quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all at local level-
The Cultur Trip: Hungary's Most Spectacular Thermal Baths 19 January 2017. With over 1,000 hot springs running beneath its surface and more medicinal spas than any other European country, Hungary is a hot spot for thermal baths. Locals swear by their healing properties, while their beauty attracts visitors from far and wide. These are some of the country’s finest.
EveningStandard: Why you should visit the thermal spas in Budapest in 2017 17 January 2017 You love to relax while you are on holiday, don't you? London Evening Standard has got the introduction of few of the famous baths in Budapest.
Condé Nast Traveler: Why Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Are Spending Time in Budapest - When Hollywood meets Hungary 16 January 2017. CNT recently published an article titled Why Ryan Gosling, Jennifer Lawrence and more are spending time in Budapest, looking for an answer to why our capital city is so popular among movie makers these days. They do this by going through hotels, sights, bars and restaurants featured in Hollywood productions.
National Geographic: List of 6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover 16 January 2017 Get a taste for each corner of Budapest. NG recently collected six places where you can unexpectedly meet tastes of each corner of the world. Europe is represented by Budapest in the article from three aspects. Don’t leave without trying lángos, fried dough usually topped with grated cheese and sour cream or famous Goulash sup, strudel, ohhh I could continue list of them.
Dailynews Hungary: Amazing videos of the icy Danube 16 January, 2017
BBC News: Watch BBC’s amazing video about drift ice on the Hungarian Danube river 11 January, 2017 A drone flew over Danube in Budapest and captured beautiful records about pieces of broken ice as they are drifting down the Danube. The natural phenomenon that has characterised River Danube these past days is very rare in Hungary: it’s been a lot of years since we saw drifts of ice in front of the Parliament. Several websites have been posting beautiful photos and videos of the frozen natural wonder, out of which we want to share three amazing videos with you.
Lonely Planet: “Top value destination in Travel 2017” January, 2017. A Hungarian city of Debrecen is listed on the latter list on Lonely Planet’s Top value destination in Travel 2017.
The Blond Salad: "The most beautiful metro stations in the world" 5 January 2017. Anyone who lives in a big city knows this: metro networks are essential for getting around, even more so to avoid rush-hour traffic, right? The 13rd is Szent gelleért square in Budapest (Metro-4)
New York Times: "Highlights Budapest As One Of The Top Travel Destinations Of 2017!" 04 January 2017. The Hungarian capital is listed in the annual collection of the New York Times about the 52 places to go in 2017. There are thousands of getaways to explore this year, here are some ideas to get you started, writes the famous American newspaper. In the collection of advises about the places we should visit this year Budapestranked on zthe 50th place.
Architectural Digest: AD surveys the world’s most powerful public sculptures 29. December2016 Commissioned public artwork has been part of our culture for many millennia. From the bustling streets of New York City and Chicago to quieter corners of the globe in Howick, South Africa, and Las Colinas, Texas, Architectural Digest surveys 13 of the world’s most fascinating public sculptures. On 02nd place you will find sculpture in Budapest: Created by Can Togayand Gyula Pauer, The Shoes On The Danube Bank were designed as a remembrance for the hundreds of Hungarian Jews who had to leave their shoes on the bank of the river before they were shot during the Holocaust in Hungary.
Refinery 29: The Unexpected City That Should Be On Your Travel Radar 14 december 2016. From its textured history to its all-night pubs situated in ruins from old factories to its mind-blowing architecture (we're talkin' palaces, people) and of course the hearty food around every corner, the list of reasons to make Budapest your next travel destination can go on and on.
The Sun: Christmas markets in Budapest 12 December 16. Local wines, hearty Hungarian food and thermal baths make shopping in Budapest a blast. With a plentiful supply of unusual booze at bargain prices, you'll never go thirsty at Hungary's fun and festive Christmas markets.
Daily Mail: Two shades of Hungary: How the twin enclaves of Buda and Pest make for a fine whole in a great European capital 06 December 2016, You need at least three days to appreciate the twin delights of old Buda and newer Pest, which are divided by the Danube, and were separate cities until 1873.
Hungary today: Kodály method included in UNESCO World Heritage List 05 December 2016. UNESCO’s world cultural heritage body has included Hungarian composer and educator Zoltán Kodály’s method for the preservation of folk music in the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Should My Kid Study Music in Hungary?
Daily News: These are the best Hungarian universities and colleges for 2017. 19 November 2016. Eötvös Loránd Science University’s Faculty of Humanities and Faculty of Science, and Semmelweis University’s Faculty of Medicine is in the lead on HVG’s newest higher education list.
Travel Chanel: 15 Beautiful European Cities You Simply Have to Visit November 2016. Budapest is listed in the illustrious 2nd place with fantastic sights like the Castle of Buda, the Széchenyi Bath and the river Danube.
UNESCO: Sixteen cities to receive the UNESCO „Learning City Award 2017” - 25 October 2016. Pécs is the first Hungarian „Learning city” to have won UNESCO’s Global Learning City Award 2017. Sixteen cities from around the globe received this title this year. With this award the international organization recognizes and showcases good practice in promoting quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all at local level. As it was highlighted in connection with the application, “the history, culture and international interactions of Pécs all indicate that it is a true learning city. In addition, the University of Pécs is celebrating its 650th anniversary in 2017.”
Travioor: Budapest Best Baths Guide: A Dip in Széchenyi, Gellért, Lukács, Rudas and Király 21 October 2016. No trip to Budapest is complete without immersing yourself in the city's bath house culture. Laura Peveller dives right in with a look at the Budapest's main attractions.
The New York Times: 20 places to travel in your 20s 20 October 2016. The historic magazine collected 20 places to travel in your 20s, which aims to help beginner world-travellers. Budapest made it onto the list as a captivating and friendly place, where the only drawback could be that someone doesn’t speak the language. Other than that, they recommend visiting our famous baths and cafés.
Hungary Today: Tom Hanks: “Budapest is beautiful and amazing how secure” 17 October 2016. During the springtime of 2015 “Inferno” the follow-up of “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels and Demons” was filmed in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. The main actor, Tom Hanks spent almost two months in Hungary and now the celebrity in a recent interview expressed his experiences to the riporter, Anikó Návai “Budapest is beautiful and amazing how secure”.
Condé Nast Traveller: The 50 Best Hotels in the World 17 October 2016. More than 300 thousand travellers took part in the American CNT magazine’s survey, in which they evaluated the best hotels of the world. A Hungarian hotel, the Aria Hotel Budapest is listed at the 22nd place in the top 50, which is the best ranking in the Middle-European region.
Daily News Hungary: An honest video about the difficulties of the Hungarian language 16 September 2016. The Hungarian language is so colourful. It is a fact that our language is one of the most complicated ones in the world and foreigners usually struggle with learning it.
BBC: The city that lives a double life 5 September 2016, The Buda and the Pest sides not only give Hungary’s capital its name, but also define the varied lifestyles and character on each side. Hungary's capital is a tale of two cities, split by the Danube river. The Buda and the Pest sides not only give the city its name, but also define its different lifestyles and personalities.
Luxury Web Magazin: Hungary’s Liquid Gold. Aug, 2016. Tokaj is the name of an ancient winegrowing region that is currently divided between Hungary and Slovakia. The current Tokaj area used to be part of the greater Tokaj-Hegyalja region within the Kingdom of Hungary…
Lonely Planet: Europe's best tours by public transport Aug 2016. The popular site encourages travellers to explore European cities with public transport. They mentioned Budapest and tram line 2 in Europe’s best tours by public transport collection. The tram circulates along the coast of Danube and you can see beautiful sights like the Castle of Buda, the Parliament or the Vígadó. They also listed Debrecen on their best in travel 2017 list, and the market of the Klauzál Square among the 31 best experiences to try in 2016.
Express: How safe is your 2016 summer holiday: Map reveals most dangerous destinations in Europe 27 July, 2016. AS hundreds of Britons rush to book their holiday for 2016, a number of tourist destinations across Europe and North Africa have been listed as being at HIGH RISK - the latest Foreign Office advice can help you decide where to go.
The Times: Budapest’s top five ruin bars 25 July 2016. Dilapidated buildings make for the best watering holes in the Hungarian capital. Ruin bars are nothing new in the Hungarian capital. They emerged in the turbulent days of the late 1990s, sprouting up in dilapidated and disused buildings around District VII — the Jewish Quarter — and serving as countercultural gathering spots for people to drink, smoke and talk politics.
CWUR (World University Ranking) : Six Hungarian universities among the world’s top 1000 16 July 2016. The Center for CWUR has released their annual list of the top 1000 universities in the world. Six Hungarian universities are among the very best out of 25,000+ institutions of higher education, nlcafe.hu reports. Among Hungarian universities, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) has the highest ranking on the list, at 488th place, thus also receiving No.1 ranking in the country. ELTE also excels in terms of the quality of education, in which category it came 95th. The quality of the faculty, measured by the international recognition the academics of the university have received, is the 117th best in the world, while based on the number of highly-cited publications, the university ranks at 268th place
The Telegraph: Eel shoes, hand puppets and rice beer: a crafty look at Budapest 14 July 2016. “Are eel-skin shoes waterproof?” A brief pause, and then the reply. “Yes, sir. They are made from fish.” Of course eel skin is waterproof. If you ranked the world’s wildlife according to waterproofness, an eel would sit somewhere near the top. …
Jetsetter: The World's Most Beautiful Bridges 06 July 2016. It’s a very pleasant surprise that one of Budapest’s symbols, the Chain Bridge was chosen as the 8th most beautiful bridge in the world. The list includes simultaneously breath-takingly beautiful and historic bridges
The Guardian newspaper : „ Budapest: where a spa and cool sounds makes it 'sparty' time” 04 June 2016. That a city famous for its spas and its nightlife should decide to combine the two will come as no surprise to those who have visited Budapest.
The Guardian newspaper : „ Budapest city guide: what to do, plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels” 04 June 2016
U City Guides „The Top 10-Most Beautiful Cafes in the World” Budapest’s New York Café Among World’s Most Prestigious Coffee Houses, 27 May 2016
ESPA Innovation Awards 2016: The winner in c ategory INNOVATIVE SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION is HEVIZ MUNICIPALITY (Hungary) 26 May 2016 Traditional Hévíz Therapy has become a brand
International Medical Travel Journal Medical Travel : Széchenyi Thermal Baths were named Best international medical thermal baths by medical travel publication the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2016. 24 May 2016 Széchenyi Thermal Baths has won a major international medical tourism award for their efforts in attracting international patients to Budapest. The Széchenyi Bath and Spa is one of the biggest of its kind in Europe, since it was opened for the public in 1913. Visitors can enjoy the 76 °C thermal water coming from 1246 metres deep in Renaissance-style surroundings.
International Medical Travel Journal Medical Travel : International medical tourism hotel of the year: Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, Hungary by medical travel publication the IMTJ Medical Travel Awards 2016. 24 May 2016
Independent: Hungary from Communism to conservation, 20 May 2016. Twenty-five years after Soviet troops finally withdrew from the country, relics of their occupation have found new life as tourist attractions
Daily News Hungary: Hungary wins the final of Bocuse d'Or Europe! 11 May 2016 Hungarian chef Tamás Széll has won the European final of Bocuse d’Or, the world’s most prestigious contest for chefs, that ended in Budapest on Wednesday. Norway came in second and Sweden third in the competition that began on Tuesday. The Bocuse d’Or world final will be held in Lyon in 2017.
Flashpacking Duo: Discovering the sights of Budapest using the Budapest Card 03 May 2016 With so many things to see and do in the amazing city of Budapest you don’t want to be wasting any of your time walking here, there and everywhere, just to get to your required destination.
CNN: „ Budapest’s Great Market Hall Europe’s Most Amazing City Market” 01 April 2016
Daily News Hungary : „The Hungarian Great Market Hall chosen as the best market in Europe” 02April 2016.
Hoppa.com: The Most Expensive Holiday Destinations in the World… (and the cheapest) 21 March 2016. Luckily for you, we’ve researched which countries are the cheapest and most expensive to travel to. We uncovered which countries have the cheapest pint of beer or the cheapest cups of coffee, along with the average hotel prices per night, taxi fares and meals for two. We’ve rounded up the most expensive (and the cheapest) countries to visit!
Hollowood Reporter: Nat Geo Channel’s ‘Mars’ Drama Series Sets Scripted Online Prequel 15 March 2016. Mexican filmmaker Everardo Gout (Days of Grace) will direct the scripted portions, with principal photography set to begin this spring in Budapest.
Evening Standard. 10 reasons why you should visit Budapest in 2016 03 March 2016, It's packed with cool cafes, hipster hotels, grand architecture and exciting design. Budapest is finding a new lease of life as an exciting and affordable design destination, as fin de siècle buildings are being turned into hipster hotels, old courtyards are becoming new cafes and the grungy ruin pubs on which its fame once rested, are now the chicest spots in town. You can fly from London to Budapest from £30 return
The Huffington Post: Budapest Travel for Couples: Music, Romance, Restaurants and Wine 25 february 2016,
National Geographic Channel: „City life: Budapest. „ Grand architecture, centuries of tradition and left field thinking have established Budapest as a city break of some distinction. But it’s the 21st-century developments that have given it a rebooted chic and adventurous personality . 22 February 2016.
Condé Nast Traveller: ’The 50 Best Cities in the World” 2016 Readers' Choice Awards 16 January 2016
Condé Nast Traveller: Budapest is the second best city in the world, 17 December 2015. After Firenze, Budapest is the second best city in the whole world. 86 000 votes prove that Budapest is a popular travel destination. The Hungarian capital overtook Madrid, Stockholm, and Cape Town in a list of the top 30 cities
Travel Pulse: „Budapest takes its place among the World's Best Tourist Cities” 29 October 2015
Daily Star: „How dangerous is YOUR holiday? Safe alternative travel destinations” 3 July 2015 The horrific terror attack in Tunisia left us all wondering about the safety of our own summer holidays, so we've put together a list of safe alternatives to help you avoid the threat of terrorism.’
The Guardian newspaper: "10 of the best European museums ...that you've probably never heard of" 18 May 2015 In part of The Guardian's ongoing series of little-known european sights, Will Coldwell describes collections and galleries from all over the continet that deserve a greater following. In Hungary, the he selected the museum devoted to opp-art master Victor Vasarely, as the perfect place to just gaze at the beffudling images and lose oneself in the simple enjoyment of modern art.
The Guardian newspaper: "10 of the best European islands you've probably never heard of" 11 May 2015 Eleanor Ross lists 10 island across Europe that one has probably never heard of. While we hop she is wrong about that, She is completely right that Margaret Island in Budapest is worthy of a visit. Padal Car trips around beautiful gardens, a wordl class 5km running track, an outdoor auditorium and an illuminated fountain-to-music at set times through the day all add interest to a stop on Margaret Island.
London Evening Standard: "Pest Side Story" 27 March 2015 A writer from the London Evening paper tells the tale of a weekend break, with accommodation at the artistic Brody House, culture from the museums of Pest and nightlfie at the city's ruin bars.
Momondo : Best Budget Holiday destinations of 2015 January 2015 British Travel booking site Momondo.co.uk targets one great holiday location after another throughout the year. Here Budapest is recommended for July, with special emphasis on the thermal baths, antique-hunting and great nightlife of the "Paris of the East".
Conde Nast Traveler : ’The 30 Best Cities in the World: Readers' Choice Awards 2015” Budapest is on the 2nd place
Travel.US News: „Best places to visit in Europe’
Minube : "Top 50 Cities to see in your lifetime" December 2014 The popular accommodation booking serice and mart device app Minube compiled a special list of top "Must-see" destinations, using recommendations and tips from its force of 1.2 million international users. The list is not in numbered order, but Budapest has secured a place among such giants as New York, Venice and Rio de janeiro!
Condé Nast Traveller: "The Best University Towns in Europe" 15 December 2014 The 4th largest city in Hungary is home to a well-known university, which ranks among the top 10 in Europe (though the criteria are unclear) The cool southern vibe, the good food such as spicy fish stew and the excellent annual outdoor music festival definitely helped Szeged and its uni to make the grade!
The Guardian Newspaper : "Top 10 Food Markets in Europe" 1 December 2014 Christopher Beanland includes Budapest's Great Market Hall in his list of Europe's top 10 Food markets, making particular mention of the beautiful architecture Samu Pecz' building and the great Lángos and other snacks that can be found on the first floor.
Condé Nast Traveller : "The most photgraphed places in Europe" 25 November 2014 Budapest is listed among the top 10 places for holiday snaps, according to an informal study carried out using Sightsmap and Panoramio. The most popular sights were St Stephen's Basilca, the Gresham Palace and most of all, the Széchenyi Thermal Baths.
BBC Travel slideshow : "The Great Hungarian Plain" 14 August 2014 This set of 6 beautiful images is complemented by a decent description of each of the aspects of the Great Plain shown, such as breeds of cattle, horse and the curly-horned Racka sheep, as well as the skills, traditions and clothing of Hungarian cowboys, the Csikós and Gulyás. We also provide plenty of info about places to visit, eat and stay, on t he great plain
The Guardian "10 of the best budget hotels in Budapest" 19 June 2014 The British newspaper lists 10 of the best hotels for the price-conscious. It is worth noting that "budget" is a relative term. The accommodation mentioned are not backpacker price range, but rather very affordable for a typical UK family holiday.
"Budapest as a new Foodie Capital" 12 June 2014 This 3-page report by John Brunton of The National, actually has lots of good ideas for things to see and do here, and all at moderate prices, given the country is within Europe but not in the Euro zone. However he does also explains a little about modern Hungarian cuisine and mentions some great places to visit.
CNN : "Caffeine Kicks - Budapest's battling Coffee Houses" 7 June 2014 Charles Hebbert writs a no-holds barred overview of coffee opportunities in Budapest, Hungary, from grumpy retro coffee experience, to a selection of new sophisticated barista-driven craft coffee houses.
LaModa Fashion, Dubai : " Travel Notebook: Budapest, Hungary " 4 June 2014 A fashion-conscious look at the luxury side of thermal baths, design centres, dining opportunities and even ruin bars.
Touropia : "The most-photographed cities in Europe" 27 April 2014 Budapest, the Paris of the East, is lauded for its Beautiful bridges, Historic Spas, grand museums and monuments. Truly a capital worth comitting to memory.
UK Post Office News: "No beating Eastern European cities" 31 March 2014 Andrew Brown at Post Office Travel Money reports that due to a strong pound, it is hard to beat the value for money that UK tourists can "win" in Eastern Europe. He noted that Budapest was unbeatabe, with a two-night break including accommodation, meals and a little entertainment possible for the great low figure of just 117GBP.
CNN: "5-minute guide to Lake Balaton" (First published 20 Dec 2013) Rachel Sang-hee Han wrote a great summary of where to stay (from grand hotels to campsites), where and what to eat and what to see and do while down at the "Hungarian Sea",encompassing a range of tastes from wine-tastignto sky-diving!
The Telegraph : "World's top 20 places for the good life" 2014.04.02 Budapest is listed at number 16 in this list of great places to live or hold property. The Telegraph concentrated on the great restaurant and cafe scene, as well as the rich range of shopping opportunities from boutiques to flea markets. EuropeanBestDestinations.org 2014.03.02 The city of surprises and wonder made a good impression on the European Best Destinations team, and was in the top 5 places to visit. Budapest was highly praised for its outstanding spas, Caste district, Andrássy Avenue and Margaret Island.
Rough Guides "Best Places to visit in 2014. Top City: Budapest" 2014.02.03 It's always a special award when it comes from reader's votes; here Budapest was voted Top City to visit in 2014 (along with Berlin, Tallinn, Rome and Valparaiso in Chile.) It was specially recommended for its hip cafés and bars and the impressive downtown area. The images captured here are also top class!
El Economista Magazine "Las cinco piscinas mas impressionantes del mundo" 2014.01.08 Literally the top 5 most impressive swimming pools in the world, this is an article by the leading Spanish magazine El Economista, (the Economist) which puts the Gellért baths in herit top 5, heaping praise upon the chemical makeup of the thermal waters, as well as the building itself, which is deemed a landmark of the city.
Conde Naste Traveller Magazine : January 2014
A recent edition of the American travel Magazine Magazine featured has featured a 2-page-spread of the Budapest Gellert Hotel as part of a list oft he world's best spas. This is an off line (paper) publication, but here is a link to another part of the CN traveller website that features the Gellert Spa in Budapest.
CNN - Destination Hungary: "Guide to Hungary's signature dishes" (2013.11.22 ) Mary Novakovich ravenously describes 12 favourite Hungarian dishes, from hearty one-pot meals to dessert dreams to die for! Places to actually taste these culinary wonders are also included, for those lucky enough to visit and try them in situ.
CNN Travel : " 11 things to know before visiting Hungary" (2013.11.21) Robin Marshall deviates from the well travelled road of praising the buildings and sights and instead gives us a dozen neat little insights into the Hungharian mindset and traditions, such as the importance of water polo and equestrianism, Franz Liszt's Hungarian-ness, and he also sets us straight on Paprika and Goulash (yes, traditionally, it really is a soup)
Daily Mirror, UK:"Jaw-dropping pictures of mountain pool named as Hungary's top beauty spot" (2013.10.15)
An image feature on the attractive natural views at the mountain tarn at Sarospatak, in the northeastern corner of Hungary.
Condé Nast Traveller: "Top 25 Cities in the World" (2013.10.17) and Condé Nast Traveller: "Top 10 Cities in Europe" (2013.10.05) According to Reader's choices, The journal's editorial team created a list of the best cities to visit and Budapest came in joint 2nd place in the whole world, and in first place in the top 10 cities of Europe. Readers gave most points for Budapest's culture and atmosphere.
The Washington Post, USA: "In Budapest, ruin pubs, a cat cafe, thermal baths and a nightlife scene that hardly quits" (2013.10.11) After a bumpy start, travel writer Kate Silver quickly grows to appreciate the uniqueness of Budapest, particularly enjoying the ruin bars and the party scene, as well as the thermal bath culture.
The Guardian Newspaper, UK: "Europe's Cheapest Cities" ( 2013.09.26 ) Hungary gets a pat on the back from the Guardian as the cheapest destination in Europe for a weekend break, beating rivals Madrid and Barcelona with great prices for accommodation, food and travel.
Huffington Post, USA: "The new stars of European travel" (2013.08.09 As part of the launch of a new travel portal minube.com, a massed opinion poll assessed the most popular European destinations. Budapest came in 8th place, praised for its archiectural elelgance, thermal baths and buzzing nightlife.
Forbes Travel Guide (2013.7.20) issued a list of top cities that are off-the-beaten-path, Jo Caird praised Budapest for its beauty and the distinctive nature of the city's two halves. Foods both sweet (ckaes and pastries) as well as savoury (spicy meat, sausages and langos.) Hungarian wine and winebars also won a mention, as well as a few of the city's more well-known hotels.
Lonely Planet: "Top 10 Travel Destinations for 2013" (2013.06.18) LP illustrated the retro-hip trend, citing the recent rise in ruin bars and garden-based bars, and mentioned Szimpla Kert as particularly noteworthy. For Restaurants, old-school coffee shops and rustic lunch canteens are now becoming hip once more. Normally called Étkezde or Ebédlő, they are out of necessity, spread around the city but good examples are to be found near the city's market halls and rail stations.
Condé Nast Traveller "Take a Waltz around Hungary" (2013.05.30) A whirlwind tour of the country includes the fantastic wine region of Tokaj in the north and the rejuvinated Budapest, with its history on display for all to see in a wealth of monuments across both Buda and Pest.