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Cosy, Sporty, Delicious

Coffee houses, clubs, opportunities for excursions and sport in Budapest

Do you like it cosy? Nothing quite compares to a cup of coffee and a piece of cake? Or are you more of the active type, who does not want to give sport a miss during your health or leisure stay? Some entertainment in the evening wouldn’t be bad either? Take your pick! Explore Budapest’s traditional coffee houses, hit the city’s clubs, give it your all playing sports or discover the sights in unusual ways.

Be Active in Budapest
Palatinus Strand

Why not spend a day in the baths? Not in one of the many health spas, but in one of the most beautiful beach resorts in Europe, the Palatinus Strand Baths on Margaret Island. With 11 swimming pools, sports grounds, a children’s playground and a water slide, you can spend a wonderful summer day having lots of fun.

Golf

If you are a little reluctant to let go of those golf clubs during your spa holiday, there are several golf courses around Budapest at your disposal:

Tennis and Squash

Tennis and squash lovers will get their money’s worth in Budapest as well. You’ll find numerous tennis courts dotted throughout the city as well as well-equipped squash centres. 

Wakeboarding

Wet ‘n’ wild action awaits you with wakeboarding.

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Jogging on Margaret Island

If you prefer solid ground under your feet, then how about a jog around the wonderful Margaret Island? Surrounded by the island’s park landscape, one of the most beautiful running routes in the city is at your disposal. If you spend your stay in Budapest at one of our hotels on the island, this local recreational area is right at your feet – on the hotel’s front doorstep.

City Tour with a Difference

Do you love sightseeing, but not on foot?

Budapest offers a top-class variety:

Speedboat

Accompanied by a tour guide, you’ll zip along the Danube by speedboat and rush past the sights of Budapest at high speed.

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Segway Tour

With or without a city guide, you'll be able to cover any distance effortlessly.

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Helicopter tour

See Budapest from the air for a real authentic experience.

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Amphibious Bus

First, take the bus through the city, then glide into the Danube for a spectacular experience.

Trabant

Driving around Budapest in the two-stroke Trabant 601 is extraordinary and funny.

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By bicycle

Conquer the city on two wheels. Hire a bike or tandem and pedal hard. Or be a part of a guided cycle tour, for example, the Sisi tour, the night tour or the communism tour.

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For Revellers and Party Animals

Budapest is called the Paris of the East. The nightlife is at least as colourful as in the French capital. In the casinos, pubs and bars as well as the discos, life pulsates from evening until the hours of the early morning. There’s no curfew in Budapest so players and party animals can play and party to their heart’s content.

Casinos

If you play for money, then do it in style! You’ll find traditional casinos with croupiers and the call of “rien ne va plus” in the city centre. The city also has a few poker clubs.

Party on a Ship

How about a night cruise on the Danube? And a party at the same time? The party ship on the Danube leaves at 10:30 pm. This means it’s time to dance, drink and celebrate.

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Clubs and Discos

Do you like it jazzy? Do you want to dance? Visit one of Budapest’s clubs with live music. Dance the night away in one of the trending discos, or spend an evening in one of the infamous nightclubs. The Budapest night scene also is guaranteed to be quite an adventure.

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Ruin Bars and Open Air Locations

Ruin bars are characteristic of Budapest. Unplastered walls, creative furnishings, but nevertheless a great atmosphere. An example of which is in Szimpla Kert, where an old Trabant is used as a table.

City of Sweet Delights

If you have a sweet tooth, you simply can’t miss out on Budapest’s coffee houses. Eating Somlauer Nockerl or Dobos cake, at least once, is the duty of every visitor to this fascinating city. The traditional coffee houses are particularly impressive because of their special atmosphere and because of the huge selection of cakes and tarts which they often have to offer. We recommend the following Budapest coffee places:

Gerbeaud

On Vörösmarty Square you’ll find Budapest’s most famous coffee house, which offers numerous cake specialities and the famous plum cake.

Művész

Near the opera, Művész offers coffee, cake and hot dishes in a historic setting. Especially before and after opera performances, Művész is a popular venue for locals and guests.

Ruszwurm Pâtisserie

Many are convinced that the Ruszwurm Pâtisserie in the castle quarter, which has been in existence since 1827, is the city’s best pâtisserie. Take some time to visit it and try the delicacies for yourself.

Book Café

In the same building there’s a bookshop, hence the name Book Café. This coffee house has an appeal all of its own, with its historic hall and many paintings. The pianist and the selection of sweet delicacies transform any visit into an impressive experience. In summer, the roof terrace is open, which affords a wonderful view of the city.

New York

Gold, marble, stucco and splendour – this is how drinking coffee on the ground floor of the Boscolo Hotel can be described. Impressive to the eye and the cuisine too. New York offers modern, sweet creations in a stunning setting. Naturally, the obligatory pianist, who takes care of the feast for the ears, is here as well.

Budapest has charm.

The bubbling city knows how to enchant its guests. The city is cool and dignified at the same time. A city for a fabulous wellness and holiday experience.

Try it! You’ll be delighted.

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