Reasons to Love Budapest in the Autumn

November 11, 2017 | Andrew
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Everyone raves about Budapest in the summer, but if you couldn’t quite fit it into your summer plans, there’s no reason to avoid an autumn visit - in fact, you might even wind up having an even better time than you expected.

As lovers of this city in all seasons, we decided to list some reasons why we think you should be booking your autumn Budapest visit. Right. Bloody. Now!


We don’t do crap weather


Well, not really. You might get surprised with a few autumn showers, but on the whole, Budapest enjoys long Indian summers and it’s still bright well past 6pm, even in October. This all means you can take long walks in the park, hit all the good sightseeing spots before it gets dark (assuming you recover sufficiently from your hangover by lunchtime) and even venture out for the evening in just a jumper.


Fewer tourists = more fun


Not that we don’t like tourists, but we admit things can get a little crowded during the summer months. All the good green spots in the parks get taken, it can be hard to find a bed in the coolest hostels and ruin pubs like Szimpla have crazy long lines to get in.


Come the autumn and you get to have all of the fun with none of the fuss - and cheaper prices to boot! And, from experience, the travelers that do end up in town during the waning months tend to be the more ‘off-the-beaten-track’ type. Let the discovering one's self commence!


Some cracking festivals to look forward to


Budapest has a packed cultural calendar and autumn is peak season. On the gastronomy front, you have the epic Sausage & Palinka Festival to look to, as well as the Chimney Cake Festival for those with a sweet tooth. And for beer lovers, we’re pleased to report that Oktoberfest Budapest is very much a thing.


Culture mavens, on the other hand, will be excited to hear that Budapest Design Week hosts the modern fashion, furniture and artistic creations of some of the region's most talented designers, while the Budapest Jewish Film Festival is this part of Europe’s biggest collection of Jewish culture presented on screen.


Tuck into delicious dishes


The stifling heat of summer can make appetite all but a distant memory, but the chills of autumn will probably have you craving something hot and tasty. And Hungarians don’t disappoint in this respect. From chicken paprikash (chicken cooked in cream and paprika) to goulash (meat and veg stew) to pörkölt (meat ragout), and the infamous langosh - think deep-fried dough, slathered in sour cream, garlic, and cheese - there is sure to be something on the menu you’ll enjoy.


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