Budapest Switches to High Gear in 2022

Budapest Switches to High Gear in 2022

After easing the restrictions of the pandemic, Budapest is focusing on boosting its tourism. Budapest Brand Plc., the city’s official organization for tourism is excited to share the developments for the upcoming tourist seasons.

The Budapest Advent and Christmas Fair, one of the most impressive in Europe will be the main attraction at the end of the year (Nov 19 – Dec 31, 2021).

The Budapest Card, the official city pass will be expanded to offer even more discounts in 2022 to get the most out of your stay. A special holiday gift of 10% discount will be given at the vendors at the Christmas market at Vorosmarty square and Budapest Card owners will also receive a complimentary mulled wine (conditions apply).

Budapest offers a lot of experiences during the winter season. Visit world-class museums, relax in pampering thermal baths and choose from a kaleidoscope of cultural programs or put on your ice skates to enjoy one of the largest outdoor rinks in Europe for a truly enchanting time.

Find more information at or visit the BudapestInfo Tourist Information Centers at Budapest Airport and at the new downtown location to pick up your Budapest Card and free maps.


New in Budapest

 Coolest neighbourhoods in the world

Time Out Magazine ranked Budapest’s 11th district as one of the “coolest neighbourhoods in the world”. Bartok Boulevard offers an off-the-beaten path atmosphere with artsy cafes, exceptional restaurants and contemporary art galleries.

The Hungarian State Opera reopens

The building has undergone a complete renovation from the basement to the attic and will reopen to the public in March 2022 with four premieres.

 Liget Budapest

Europe’s most ambitious urban cultural development envisions the complete renewal of Budapest’s largest and most iconic 200-year-old City Park. It will become a green oasis in the middle of the city offering unrivalled leisure and cultural experiences including The Museum of Ethnography and The House of Hungarian Music.

Spago by Wolfgang Puck @ Matild Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Worldwide-renowned industry leader and trendsetter Master Chef Wolfgang Puck brings the Beverly Hills culinary and social phenomenon Spago to Budapest, igniting the city’s dining scene into a gastronomic epicenter at the iconic 120-year old building.

 Events in Budapest 2021-2022

 MTV Europe Music Awards

The 2021 MTV EMAs will broadcast live from Budapest. A global celebration of music for all, this unforgettable night will host performances and appearances by the world’s biggest stars. November 14, 2021.

 Budapest Spring Festival

One of the greatest Hungarian annual cultural festival with over 200 events and a focus on classical forms of art. Early Spring.

ASTA Global River Cruise Expo

The American Society of Travel Advisors will host the inaugural river cruising expo designed specifically for travel advisors. March 16-20, 2022

Bocuse d’Or European Final

The Hungarian capital will once again host the European final of the most prestigious cooking competition in the world. This will be one of the first major international events of the renewed HUNGEXPO Budapest Congress and Exhibition Center. March 22-24, 2022.

Giro d’Italia

Budapest is planned to be the starting host for the professional cycling race on May 6-7, 2022.

Sziget Festival

The iconic music festival on the “Island of Freedom” is back for Summer 2022. Expect an over the top lineup of live music acts and art performances. August 10-15, 2022.

Budapest Autumn Festival

Annual contemporary, experimental and innovative art festival that incorporates public spaces. October 2022.

Budapest welcomes its visitors from the United Kingdom and all around the world again! For the latest entry rules and regulations, please check before you travel.

For WTM 2021 participants only: Budapest Card Giveaway

Budapest Brand is hosting a daily lucky draw to help you +1 experience the city. Enter to win the Budapest Card Plus 72h at that includes airport transfers, public transportation, guided walking tours, 20+ museums and a thermal bath.


Meet with us at WTM 2021 @Visit Hungary EU1520.


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