Arts & Culture

Hungarian art and Hungarian culture and traditions have recently become major influences on the worldwide art scene. Read how this phenomenon has come about.

CSI Budapest: Zugliget’s Jack the Ripper

In one of our earlier articles we wrote about the system of police records from the beginning of the 20th century, and the related museum which was still not accessible to the public then,...
Hungarian Parliament by Zoltan Pelle

Things the World Wouldn’t Have Without Hungarians

People all over the world have a sort of, kind of, maybe relationship with Hungary. Too many people don’t even know where Hungary is located. It’s either somewhere in Europe or somewhere in Asia....
Hungarian Composer Won the Garth Newel Composition Competition

Hungarian Composer Won the 8th Garth Newel Composition Competition

The Garth Newel Composition Competition, which was organised for the 8th time this year, ended with a Hungarian victory. Balázs D. Kecskés, a doctoral student at the Liszt Academy of Music walked away with...
Szarvasi Kávéfőző

Szarvasi Coffee Makers and the Coffee Culture in Hungary in the Kádár Era

We have had one with a porcelain top for almost 20 years, it works, and brews coffee with an aroma like no other. Its scent is one of happiness, it brings back the laid-back...
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Happy Birthday Hungary – August 20 Celebrations in Budapest 2018

August 20 is St. Stephen’s Day, arguably Hungary’s largest and most important national holiday. Enjoy the celebrations, which will include everything from an aerial and water parade to gastronomy to the arts and much...

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Slip into Budapest’s Newest Cake Shop

Slip into Budapest’s newest cake shop for some beautiful and tasty cake and ice cream art, plus special coffees; definitely a standout performer in...

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The North American Women’s Association (NAWA) of Budapest is dedicated to fostering a sense of community to North Americans and to other members of...

Art Nouveau Is Alive And Well In Budapest

While many architectural examples of this once-popular style have been destroyed over the years, Budapest continues to protect and display its artistic heritage. Art nouveau...