Take in the spectacle of the Danube
A signature feature of the Hungarian capital is the river Danube that flows through it, separating Buda and Pest. The majestic sight of the water flowing is impressive itself, but above all this comes the view of the Buda hills spanning the bank with the Castle at the top, looking down on the city. The Danube is an essential part of Budapest, travelers take in the cool breeze of the water while sitting on the banks or while taking a boat ride to marvel at the shore’s exquisite architecture.
The Danube shoreline is part of the UNESCO World Heritage to underline the beauty and the wealth of historic architecture, brilliant design and how all that combines into a unique vision is appreciated on a global level. Budapest is not only preserving this legacy but constantly building on it, making it more inviting to visitors to enjoy and appreciate.
Over the past years, Budapest residents have rediscovered the shoreline and every summer there are open air bars where getting a drink is an unforgettable experience, where you can chill out and enjoy the view of the river In the summer, there are temporary “beach” locations and other additional venues for the summer season also open up to hang out at, and this area of the city along the river is also a favorite for Budapesters to watch the traditional fireworks on Augusts 20, the celebration of the country’s founding.