After a summer without a real vacation it was just about time for a long weekend trip. Budapest was our choice – and not regretted.
There are plenty of nice accommodation options that only have one single room. The hard part is to decide for one. We stayed a Liszt Studios and would certainly recommend it. Even without visiting a single museum a long weekend is quite short to see the most important things. For the sightseeing part we mainly follow the walks described in the Michael Müller travel guide so I will focus on food & drink recommendations here 😉
Ready for the 70ies and excellent food – then Menza is the right place. A good choice of local beers and burgers in a relaxed atmosphere can be found at Kiado Kocsma. For a fancy evening Jewish/Hungarian dinner with live piano music we recommend Spinoza. A place for a small breakfast, croissant and good coffee is Mai Mano Kavezo.
In addition to the usual worthwhile suspects (visiting a thermal bath, the great market hall, Fisherman’s Bastion…) almost all movies are shown in the original language – we had a splendid evening with the new James Bond.
Even with the current political situation Budapest is certainly worth a visit and convinces with its history, decent prices, a lively city and so much to do.