Budapest - Pearl of The Danube
Budapest, “Pearl of The Danube” is a city of hidden treasures reflecting its rich history and unique geography. The River Danube flows through the Hungarian capital with elegant bridges connecting the hilly Buda in the west, and the flatter Pest in the east.
The Buda side boasts several World Heritage sites including the Castle District, caves, thermal baths, medieval streets, Roman ruins and panoramic views.
The Pest side offers riverside promenades, flea markets, antique stores, characterful wine bars, pubs, cafés, traditional museums and contemporary exhibitions.
Getting to Budapest
Liszt Ferenc International Airport is located 16 km south-east of the city centre, about 30-45 minutes by car.
GMT +1 hour
The official national currency is the Forint (HUF).
1 Euro is equivalent to approximately 315 HUF
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The official language is Hungarian. English and German are widely spoken within the hospitality industry.
Average temperature in May: Max 21° - Min. 11°
In Hungary the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type F.
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