Hungary is a small country, but has so much to show you.


It has a language and culture completely different from its neighbours in Central Eastern Europe and many unique sights and attractions. It can be said that ours is a land of great contrasts.
Although Hungary is a landlocked country, it is a land of waters, featuring the largest lake in Europe, and crisscrossed by mighty rivers which divide and define its regions. 
Even the capital city Budapest can be divided into Buda on one side of the Danube River and Pest on the other. 
In addition, Hungary has more than a thousand thermal water springs, and bathing in these waters for relaxation or as part medical treatments, is an important part of the Hungarian Lifestyle. 
Hungary's location in the low-lying areas of the Carpathian Basin gives it a landscape of rolling hills mostly and plains, including one of the largest uninterrupted grasslands in Europe. Underground, Hungary also has wonders to show you; the same forces that created its thermal springs, also carved out hundreds of kilometres of limestone caves, some of which are open to the public as part of organised tours.  
 

Budapest, the captial of Hungary


With its large avenues, handsome mansions, monuments of the 19th century, urban parks and lakes, lively streets, statues and world-renowned art, the capital of Hungary appears to us to be a smaller Paris on the Danube. 

Budapest even boasts an Eiffel monument: not a tower, though, but a railway station. The section of the city called Buda is separated from Pest by the Danube and reunited by many bridges, noticeably the Chain Bridge that leads to the Buda Castle, the quintessence of Hungary. The majestic Royal palace with its two museums, the Matyas Gothic Church built in the 12th century and the medieval Fishermans Bastion are the highlights of Buda. 

Next to Castle Hill you can find Mount Gellert (named after the bishop hurled into the Danube by the pagans in 1012) topped with a pompous "Statue of Liberty" inherited from the communist era. At the foot sits the famous Hotel Gellert, host of the luminaries searching for a cure in water in the thermal establishment called the Temple of Bath. 

Budapest indeed is all about water, from mineral and thermal, to medicinal water that was known and used by the Romans and is thought to cure many illnesses. Be sure to also see the ruins of the Roman town and bath at Aquincum. 

In Pest also, many hotels have spectacular spas and several baths are open to the public such as the neo-baroque Szechenyi Bath, one of Europes largest, with its 15 pools filled by surging sources of different temperatures. Nearby is a pleasant relaxing place to lunch or dine on the rim of the City Park Lake. 
A walk from Roosevelt Square is embellished by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Gresham Palace, which is now a Four Seasons hotel. It's a nice walk on Jozsef Attila Street to Saint Stephen's Basilica (the founder of Hungary) whose cupola surpasses all the other steeples of the town. The main artery, the Champs Elysees of Budapest : Andrassy Ut, runs through the city all the way to the Opera House the City Park, and the Heroes Square along the beautifully kept mansions of the 19th century. 
Vaci Street became a fashionable shopping street at the end of the 18th century. In the Middle Ages, the length of this street (1300 metres) equalled the length of the city of Pest. The two separate parts of Vaci utca, to the north and the south of Elizabeth Bridge, are totally different. The northern part is overcrowded with tourists and shop windows in every building, while the southern part, which is also pedestrianised, has a quieter and more historical atmosphere. In the pedestrian area, street musicians, acrobats and mimes entertain the crowd day and night. 
In the southern part of the city, you will find the perfect place to try out the typical Hungarian cuisine (Goulash as well): the Market Hall (the place to buy your paprika). 

North, right on the left bank of the Danube stands the spectacular Parliament inspired in 1884 by the British model of Westminster. Further north, the greenest part of Budapest, Margaret Island is in the middle of the Danube, welcomes those who want to rest in the calm, pedestrian-only environment, and those who want to exercise. 

 

For more information about Budapest please visit Tourism information Portal of Budapest.


 

The venue (all days) is just 10 minutes on foot from this hotel. 

ACCOMODATION

The reservation is recommended via booking.com.

The Aquincum Hotel Budapest****

 
 
The outstanding Aquincum Hotel Budapest - where inspiration meets tradition - is located in a prime area alongside the Danube on the Buda side of the city, facing Margaret Island. The Aquincum Hotel Budapest offers easy access to the city center. The hotel is surrounded by medieval streets, wine bars, restaurants and its own green park. Aronia Wellness Center & Spa offers relaxation in thermal pools, and a selection of unique treatments. The spa provides facilities such as an indoor pool, two thermal pools, a hot tub, saunas and a steam bath. Guests can also get active in the fitness room. 
 
The venue (all days) is just 10 minutes on foot from this hotel. 
 
Address:  Árpád Fejedelem útja 94, H-1039 Budapest
 
Superior room: EUR 70 (per person)
Executive Room with Executive Lounge Access: EUR 120 (per person)
 

Hotel Gellert****



The hotel is an impressive Art-Nouveau building with a rich history, set in a picturesque location
 on the Danube riverbank, at the foot of Gellert Hill. 
The venue (all days) is just 20 minutes by tram from this hotel. 


Address: St. Gellert ter 1, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary

Economy single room with Courtyard View: EUR 70
Standard single room with Courtyard View: EUR 90
Economy double room with Courtyard View: EUR 100 (2 persons)
Standard double room with Courtyard View: EUR 120 (2 persons)
Room rates include breakfast, entrance to Gellert Pool. 

 

Császár Hotel***

 
The hotel is located in the 2th District of Budapest, just 10 minutes on foot on feet from the venue. The 2th District Rózsadomb is a great choice for travelers interested in old-town explorationwalking and city trips.
 
Address: Frankel Leó út 35, H-1023 Budapest, Hungary
Standart room: EUR 45 (per person)
Standard double room: EUR 60 (per person)

Youth Hostels

 

The following hostels have good public transport contact to the university. 
For the daily price rate please visit the following hompages: 

Wombats Hostel



Interflat Hostel and Apartments

 

 

Language

The official language of the conference will be English. 
In Hungary the official language is Hungarian, but in most places the staff speaks English. 
 

Currency

The official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). You can change in a lot of places. We do not suggest changing at the airport but in the city where there are much better exchange rates. Please do not change unofficially on the street. You can find information about official daily exchange rates at 
https://english.mnb.hu/arfolyamok

 

Airport transfer

You can reach the city centre via using the direct shuttle bus line 100E, which commutes between the Liszt Ferenc International Airport and Deák Tér (downtown) from 05:00 am to 1:20 am (next day after midnight).  

 Attention! A special ticket must be purchased for bus 100E for HUF 900 (appr. 3 €) – other tickets or season tickets are not valid for this service.

 

Taxi

It is not recommended to take the train from the airport. 

If you are insisting on not using the public transportation, you can call a taxi or an airport shuttle, which will cost approximately 30€ (~9000 Hungarian Forints). 
Information and order: 
Phone: +361-296-8-555 
https://www.airportshuttle.hu/en/


In the city we suggest choosing Fő TAXI. The price must be the same for every taxi company, but in Fő TAXI's car you can pay with credit card. (If you want to pay with card, please tell it in advance). 
Phone: +361-222-2-222 

Homepage:

https://www.fotaxi.hu/?Language=en#main-menu/

Emergency

Central emergency number is 112. They can speak in English or they can direct you to an English speaking operator. 
Ambulance: 104 
Police: 105 
Fire department: 107 

For further information please click here.

Public transport

In Budapest the public transport company's name is BKK. Budapest is well covered with public transport with 4 metro lines, many tram, bus and trolleybus lines.

We suggest you to plan your trips in the city with one of the following webpages: 

Budapest public transport planner

Google Maps 

Or use on your smartphone the BKK Futar application, the official on-line Budapest public transport app.. It is available for iPhone, Android and Windows devices.

Smoking

As a courtesy to your colleagues, and even according to the Hungarian law, please do not smoke in the buildings and at the social events. 
In Hungary it is forbidden to smoke in pubs and in the 5-meter-zone of buildings' doors. 

Language

The official language of the conference will be English. 
In Hungary the official language is Hungarian, but in most places the staff speaks English. 
 

 Security

Avoid burglars and take care of your values, especially in the 4-6 tram which is often crowded.