My City - My Guide

Your Personal Guide by Kempinski

Budapest Guide by KempinskiSome of us were born in Budapest. Some of us adopted Budapest as a temporary home. All of us became Budapesters. One way or another, we all keep making little or not so little discoveries about this ever changing city every day because, like any city, it is in constant motion, just like our own lives.

On these pages, we would like to share some of our most precious discoveries with you, so that you may love Budapest for what it really is.

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Our TOP THREE TIPS  to get the essence of Hungary:

Best City Secret: Vass Shoes

The owner of Vass shoes is Laszlo Vass, a native of Budapest who is well known around the world as the last "Budapester Shoeman". He is the leader of this classic shoe company and truly knows everything about shoe-making. He has received worldwide attention in magazines and on television for his classic yet contemporary hand-made shoes. He has also written a book about his work and traditional shoe-making.

Reading Suggestion: Örkény István: Egy perces novellák

Supremely deft, witty and poignant, Örkény's stories sparkle with the absurd and the inexplicable stories he discovers gliding beneath the surface of the rituals, gossip, cafés and intrigues of contemporary Budapest. A newspaper misprint, an accident in the street, a funeral, even the instructions pinned to the wall beside a fire extinguisher become the occasion for meditation on existence. Örkény is a master of irony and the art of survival practised close to the stuff of ordinary experience.

Top Architectural Find: Hungarian Art Nouveau

Visitors to Budapest are often impressed by its wonderful late 19th- and early 20th- century buildings, incorporating motifs from old Hungarian architecture - particularly those of Transylvania - folk art and even oriental features. If you are an art lover looking for a truly unique architectural style while in Hungary, or if you like to explore different styles, then you’ll find Hungarian Art Nouveau fascinating.

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