After our day tour “From Danube Knee to Budapest” we wanted to take the opportunity after dinner on the A-ROSA Bella to get some impressions of Budapest at night.
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Things to know about Budapest
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and has been a member of the EU since May 2004. However, the national currency is not the euro, but the Hungarian forint (HUF).
The city of 1.7 million inhabitants was created in 1873 by the merger of three formerly independent cities: on the eastern side of the Danube lies the commercial, vibrant district of Pest, which occupies two thirds of the city area and on the western, somewhat hilly side, the districts of Buda and Buda. Since 1987, many different buildings, palaces, churches, bridges, thermal baths and squares have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Siteon both the Budaer and Pestside. The beautiful panorama is certainly one of the most impressive in the world. The most important sights and most famous buildings of the city, such as the castle palace, the fisherman’s bastion or the parliament building stand on the banks of the Danube, which is spanned by nine bridges. Since Budapest is tectonically located on a fracture, there are especially many thermal springs here. There are said to be well over 80 thermal springs or wells here, which emit more than 70 million litres of water per day.
The A-ROSA port info for Budapest
Pier: North of the Freedom Bridge on the Pest side
Arrival: 3 p.m.
Departure: 4 p.m. (the next day)
Port Info: Download
Budapest by night – Beautiful photo spots
Budapest at night should not be missed, because at this time the sparkling side of the city is showing. It is especially worthwhile to walk along the banks of the Danube, because here the most famous sights of the city are brightly lit: be it the parliament, the fisherman’s bastion or the castle palace – the buildings illuminated in the darkness are not only a feast for the eyes during the day, but also a great photo motif at night!
Starbucks Global Icon City Mug of BudapestWe are collecting the Starbucks Mugs from the cities and islands we visit on our travels. Unfortunately, not every city that has a Starbucks store with an own mug. But if the city has an own mug we like to collect them as a souvenir. We only collect city mugs from the "Global Icon Series", which was released in 2008. You can see our complete collection here: Starbucks - Our collection of Mugs from the Global Icon Series
Budapest has several Starbucks stores and also its own cup 🙂
All travelogues from our Donau River CruiseA-ROSA offers various river cruises on the Danube with different durations and destinations depending on the season. We had deliberately chosen the 7-day route "Danube Classic - On calm waters through the waves of European history", as this route connects the big metropolises (with sufficient mooring time), natural highlights and UNESCO world heritage sites - a perfect combination for us. The route with the "A-ROSA Bella" took us from Engelhartszell, via Vienna, Esztergom, Budapest, Bratislava and Melk back to Engelhartszell and Passau.
Austria: A-ROSA - 7 days river cruise on the Danube
Austria: Vienna – Tourist Attractions, Things to do & Photo spots
Austriah: Vienna – Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace & Prater
Hungary: Danube Knee, Esztergom, Visegrid and Szentendre
Hungary: Budapest – Travel Guide & beautiful photo spots at night
Hungary: Budapest – Tourist Attractions & Things to do on the Buda site
Hungary: Budapest – Tourist Attractions & Things to do on the Pest side
Slowakia: Bratislava – Tourist Attractions, Things to do & Photo spots
Austria: Wachau – World Heritage Site on the Danube & Melk Abbey
Germany: Passau - Tourist Attractions, Things to do & Photo spots