Things to do in Budapest

Stay where fashion sits: Kempinski Corvinus is in Fashion Street, the centre of urban cool. A short walk away, Andrassy ut is home to luxury, while Falk Miksa utca specialises in antiques. For local foodstuffs, mosey through the Grand Market Hall, and for knick-knacks and rare finds, head out to Ecseri piac. For the local design centre, head off to Magma. Contact the concierge for insider tips on shopping in Budapest.

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 shoemaking. The Vass Shoes' store is open Monday to Friday between 10am and 6pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. It's located at Haris köz 6, Budapest 1052 District V., a 6-minute walk from Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest.

What to Buy/Best Memento - 

Pálinka is a traditional type of brandy that is produced mainly in Hungary and Romania. In 2008, the European Union established exclusive trademark rights for the name. "Pálinka" refers to product made in Hungary and four states of Austria. Additionally, a trademark for several specific regional varieties was given to Hungarian brands Almapálinka, Barackpálinka, Szilvapálinka and Törkölypálinka. 

Nearby addresses to taste and buy:

Abszolút Pálinka 
1075 Budapest, Kazinczy utca 52.

Magyar Pálinka Háza
Address: 1085 Budapest, Rákóczi út 17.

Rézangyal Bisztró
Address: 1075 Budapest, Madách tér 2.

Be sure to head back to our Local Information page to discover more of what to see and do in Budapest. Of course, our Clefs d'Or Member concierges and our entire staff at Kempinski Hotel Corvinus will be more than happy to assist in any way they can during your stay too.

Grand Market Hall

Grand Market Hall

Vass Shoes

Vass Shoes


Pálinka - the Hungarian spirit

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