Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest Blog
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Shopping is a lifestyle, as well as a fascinating way to explore the creative juices and DNA of a nation, from its antique and vintage to its contemporary and avantgarde. Our own summary of Budapest’s shopping-scape guides you through the signs of the various times. And if you are looking for something more specific, don’t hesitate to contact the concierge.
The buzz of the markets has an inimitable attraction: from the perfume of fresh produce to the breathtaking diversity of the stalls, the lively cacophony and thrill of exploring remains a passion in Budapest.
Budapest is a city of romance all year round but in February it captures the heart in a special way. While Valentine’s Day only caught on in the nineties, Hungarians have embraced the celebration of love heart and soul. Which makes the city a high-energy romantic destination for any romantic reason – in any season. Take a stroll hand in hand in the heart-warming setting of the city. In Love in Budapest....
Get engaged while sailing on the Danube against the backdrop of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Have a splendidly glamorous (and affordably luxurious) wedding in one of the many romantic locations in Budapest. Spend your honeymoon in the city that parties hard and in its relaxing environs – ...
One of the truly most historical spots in Budapest is Heroes’ Square and surrounding City Park. Not only is it rich in Millennial glory – the 19th to the 20th century, that is – but it also commemorates the nation’s 1,000-year Millennial history since the establishment of the Hungarian state. Future-forward, City Park will soon be home to Budapest’s museum quarter, with the first completed phase already seeing the Museum of Fine Arts and its stunning Roman Hall renovated and reopened.
From Kempinski Hotel Corvinus, it takes a good half-hour stroll along glamorous Andrássy út to get there. Alternatively, you can take the Millennial Underground (M1), one of the firsts in the world, and ...
Always a safe city, there are plenty of good times and even more good reasons to come to Budapest with children for – what better occasion than Christmas? ’Tis THE season!
Central Budapest is now home to two sparkling Christmas markets, a stone, or rather, a bauble’s throw from each other, and Kempinski Corvinus. Both offer a whole slew of artisan stalls selling certified arts and crafts goodies and the season’s must-munch-on nibbles, such as sausages, cold cuts, ham and pickles, sweets, fruit brandy and mulled wine. Importantly for children, both markets offer supervised kids’ activities! Enjoy your mulled wine and schnapps in peace…
The market in front of St. Stephen's Basilica, the main ...
Give your feet, but not your senses, a rest when you go sightseeing in the city, and explore rarely seen vistas and nooks on these fantastically fun forms of transport.
Originally planned to hike up Gellért Hill, the funicular (sikló in Hungarian) ended up on Buda Castle Hill in the late 19th century, taking people from Chain Bridge to Buda Castle in a matter of minutes. What a sights-rich ride it is! And what a quaint world awaits at the destination! Rising above panoramic views of Budapest on the steep hillside, you’ll disembark at the Royal Palace and the Hungarian Presidential Palace, where the ceremonial Changing of the Guards takes place.
The Children’s ...
The Hungarian fashion scene has always enjoyed its place in the sun, come history or high water – even the communist state supported the industry and satiated the people’s appetite for style.
Fast-forward to the present day, and local fashionistas still can’t get enough of the Budapest cut, which in turn keeps a good number of small ateliers in business. They may be below the radar but they’re also fabulous and, most certainly, one of a kind!
Elle’s Hungarian magazine puts on its own strut, annually, to feature some of the best design talent in town. The concept this year is to show a curated FW of the designers who sell well abroad, and their collections will show exclusively here.
As the lull of holidays turns into the to and fro of business, and the colours fade into deeper hues under a tired sun, Budapesters draw new inspiration to have more fun. As a matter of fact, autumn is for even more fun because this is the official season of festivals. If something is worth relishing, Budapesters will dedicate a festival to it.
Wine Festival in the Castle District
Swirl, sip and spit… or swallow… Brush up on your wine expertise, and sample and savour the finest of Hungarian wines at the Budapest Wine Festival on 6-9 September in the quaintest of Buda locations in the romantic Castle above the city, against the backdrop of the widest views over the Danube and Pest.
Many around the world marvel at the number of national holidays Hungarians have. They’re not just nice to have but express a part of the national identity and commemorate important historical events.
As you plan your break in Budapest, it’s worth bearing in mind that these are not just singular days, because if the national holiday falls on a Tuesday or Thursday, the preceding Monday and/or the following Friday also becomes a vacation. These are blissfully quiet days to enjoy! However, while shops’ opening hours are liberal on regular days, on public holidays, the shops remain closed.
National holidays in Hungary
15 March: in memory of the 1848-49 revolution of independence against the ...