May 9th, 2022

Five Reasons To Host Your Meeting or Incentive in Budapest

Hungary's culture today is heavily influenced by the country's rich history. The country’s landscapes are gentle and charming, and the buildings across the country are impressive and stunning. Architecturally Hungary is a treasure chest, offering everything from Roman ruins and medieval town houses to baroque churches, neoclassical public buildings and Art Nouveau bathhouses. 

1. Home of Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites 

Not every capital city can be proud of three UNESCO world heritage sites, but Budapest is! The city is full of history and architectural gems! These can be found on the Banks of the river Danube, the Buda hills with its majestic Castle District and on the Pest side with the ornamental Houses of Parliament. The Buda Castle District itself is definitely unique and sometimes feels like a little city within the city, which is actually true as the city of Budapest as we know it today is unified by the cities that were Buda and Pest. The third UNESCO World Heritage Site can be found on the flat Pest side which is the famous Andrássy Avenue ornated with spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses. 

2. Breathtaking Views 

With its geographical location on the banks of the river Danube and the hills of Buda on one side, breathtaking views are guaranteed. Whether it is a quick refreshment stop at the terrace of the Fisherman’s Bastion overlooking the Pest side with the monumental Houses of Parliament or a meeting in a ballroom with floor to ceiling panoramic windows facing the castle district, memorable scenes are guaranteed. But not only are long-lasting memories created, Budapest’s gorgeous perspectives are also guaranteed from one of its picturesque bridges or a speedboat ride on the river ensuring the perfect shot for a possible Instagram post. Be sure to bring your camera to capture Budapest when its most mesmerizing – at night of course!  

3. First Underground in Continental Europe 

Fighting climate change has always been a focus for Budapest. One way to combat this in metropolitan areas is by providing a great network of public transportion to eliminate individual traffic in cars. Budapest was definitely one step ahead and is known for establishing the first underground in continental Europe. The famous “Földalatti” was inaugurated in 1896 and is still running until today. A quick ride during a classic city tour is always a highlight and definitely a “must experience” which creates a once in a lifetime moment. This underground line can also be privatized for evening functions – an absolute must when in Budapest! 

4. The City of Spas 

With 118 thermal springs, Budapest clearly has more thermal and medicinal water springs than any other capital city in the world. The use of thermal water was already cultivated by the Romans in the 2nd century, but was only transformed into the bath culture which we treasure nowadays during the Turkish occupation in the 16th century. Dive in, relax and enjoy the picturesque architecture in the historic Spas while floating in thermal water nourishing your body and soul. 

5. Gracious Hospitality 

Budapest with its location in the center of Europe offers excellent international connections bringing together people from all over the world. While offering world class hotels as well as meeting venues able to host events for almost every size, it is worth mentioning that Budapest is a destination striving to host the perfect event within almost every budget given. It is profoundly based in Hungary’s culture of hospitality that every guest who visits our country leaves as a friend.

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