Budapest in December

December 2016, Thierry and I explored, in shockingly fridget temperatures, Budapest. It was a special trip because neither of us had been to Hungary before. Budapest is clean and breathtakingly elegant at night because the buildings and bridges are outlined with lights. Hungarians are kind and most have an excellent handle on English. Additionally, Hungarian cuisine is delicious and affordable.

Once you disembark the plane, purchase a Budapest card at the airport kiosk. There are 24, 48 and 72 hour cards available. Not only do you have access to unlimited public transportation, but with this card you gain entry to museums, spas and seasonal attractions.

The classic teal train will take you from Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport to Budapest City Centre in 45-50 minutes

We were very pleased at this Airbnb in District 7. The apartment features high ceilings and is in an old building with a spiral staircase, beautiful red tiles and a central courtyard. If you do travel to Budapest in the winter, be sure to pack your winter jacket, gloves, hat, scarf, the works. Upside of visiting during the winter, lack of tourist!

Our Airbnb was equip with red wine and Netflix!

Recommended Restaurants:

Déryné Bistro


Molnár’s kürtőskalács

Recommended Attractions:img-20171223-wa00011734777731.jpg

  • If you go in December, you will be fortunate to experience the Budapest Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Basilica. With your Budapest Card you receive a Christmas Mug filled with mulled wine! The market features rows of vendors selling little trinkets to bring home to friends and family
  • Enjoy the views at Halászbástya, AKA Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Stroll across Széchenyi Chain Bridge
  • Take a couple hours and explore Budapest History Museum
  • Visit Shoes on the Danube; read about the subtle memorials significance, here


Holocaust Memorial, The Shoes on the Danube Bank
Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Basilica

Things to do next time:

  • Ruin Pubs
  • Thermal Spas
  • Bakeries!


Keep traveling,



Budapest History Museum
Budapest History Museum
Courtyard at the Budapest History Museum
Hungarikum Bistro – Make Reservations
Széchenyi Chain Bridge
Fisherman’s Bastion


View of the Hungarian Parliament Building from across the Danube at Fisherman’s Bastion
Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Basilica


Faust Wine Cellar – Make Reservations
I am obsessed with the joy radiating off the little girl in the purple/pink snow suit


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