WHAT TO DO IN BUDAPEST IN OCTOBER
Must do in October
If you’ve chosen October for your Budapest escape than you must have something in common with Urban Adventures and that’s the desire of travelling responsibly. Visiting your desired destination on the shoulder season is more than a smart choice. Why? Let us tell you the reasons. Weather is beautiful; it is less touristy, and you will have more local interaction. That means that you are the type of traveller who prefers to blend in and learn about the place they visit, so here we have five recommendations for you to do in October.
Visit Törley Sparkling Wine Cellar
Autumn is the season of wine festivals! If you are interested in the wine culture of Hungary, come and join our Fine Wines and Ruin Bars tour featuring white, rosé and red wines from local wineries. If you are eager to learn even more and a huge fan of sparkling wine than Törley Manufacture is the best choice for you to visit.
At the museum of the 137 years old Törley Winery, you will not only gain knowledge of the history of the manufacture but also receive an insight into the traditional sparkling winemaking process.
You can easily reach the visitor centre of Törley Manufacture (location) in 30 minutes from the city centre by taking the tram no. 47 from Deák Ferenc square and getting off at Leányka utca stop.
Visit some of the best Museums
Soak up art at the exhibitions of the best museums of Budapest
At the Hungarian National Museum (location) you have the chance to see the World Press Photo exhibition until the 23rd of October. Get a rare insight into other cultures and lives, see “stories that matter” through the 143 shockingly realistic art pieces presented in this exhibition.
Entrance fee: 2100 HUF (appr. 6.5 EUR)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Another must-see museum we recommend you to visit is the National Gallery (location). Get acquainted with the main trends of Surrealism by visiting the Surrealist movement from Dalí to Magritte exhibition.
Entrance fee: 3400 HUF (appr. 10 EUR)
Opening hours: every day between 10 am and 6 pm
Last but not last visit the Museum of Fine arts. For the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt’s death, the Museum (location) presents the exhibition of Rembrandt and His Pupils where you can admire the drawings and etchings among his students’ works.
Entrance fee: 3400 HUF (appr. 10 EUR)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm
Visit the Chimney Cake Festival
The 7th Chimney Cake festival of Budapest is going to be organized behind the Vajdahunyad Castle (location) in 2019. 30 stall will wait for the visitors with traditional and new, exciting flavours and shapes, gluten-, lactose-free and fitness options. Besides the sweets guests can enjoy live concerts and family programmes as well.
Date: October 11-13, 2019
Learn about the meaty dishes at the Sausage Festival!
You’ve heard a lot about the famous, spicy sausages of Hungary but you don’t know the story behind it? Visit the Sausage Festival at the park of the Hungarian Railway Museum (location). The local vibe is guaranteed with family programs, folklore shows, nostalgic music programs. There will be presentations and an enormous fair of sausages, and you will have the chance to learn about the process of making sausages and other traditional Hungarian products as well. You can also sign up for our Bites and Sights Food tour and hear personal stories from our local guides.
Entrance fee: 2250 HUF ( appr. 7 EUR)
Dates: October 11-13, 2019
A national holiday, Oktober 23
Remember the Hungarian Uprising on October 23
On the 23rd of October, we remember the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. It was a revolution against the Stalinist, communist regime and Soviet oppression that was beaten down by the Soviet army. The Hungarian revolution of 1956 is one of the most significant events of the country’s 20th-century history.
On this day you can participate in several programs of remembrance: visit the Parliament, and the Holy Crown without any entrance fee between 10 am and 5 pm. Or take a ride with a nostalgic tram on line 4 and 6 or 47 and 49.
It’s important to mention that October 23rd is a public holiday in Hungary so shops, restaurants, public institutions will be closed. Museums will be open.