The Library Hotel Collection presents its most recent jewel, the luxurious Aria Hotel Budapest. The music inspired boutique hotel is a design hotel that offers a unique travel experience in the city centre of Budapest, combining luxury with generous amenities and guest-focused unpretentious service. The hotel’s theme blends the passion for music and beautiful architecture that Budapest is known for, paying homage to some of the world’s greatest artists and composers. The building has been meticulously designed to celebrate the exceptional architectural heritage of the palaces of Budapest. Each of the four wings is dedicated to one of four major music genres: Classical, Opera, Contemporary and Jazz. The 48 guestrooms and suites commemorating iconic artists and composers in the opera, classical, contemporary and jazz genres such as Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Mozart and Jimi Hendrix. Read more
Budapest Wine Festival always offers a nice variety of the finest wines of Hungary’s best winemakers along with foreign wines, thanks to noted wine traders. 15 countries, 220 wineries, 5000 wines are presented here. This wide range includes award winning wines from winemakers who have won awards and medals at well-known domestic and international competitions. Visitors can enjoy 5 days of cultural and musical entertainment. Almost 50 different shows will take place on the stage of the festival. Folk dance and music, jazz and the most popular Hungarian bands of world music will create memorable moments during the festival. This year again, Budapest Wine Festival will offer special gastronomic delights made of domestic quality ingredients focusing on the flavours of the cuisine of the guest country. Old recipes revised, hand crafted traditional products and lively bistro cuisine will all be on offer at Buda Castle. Visitors will be able to taste the traditional homemade strudel, the oven baked “Hungarian pizza”, classic stove cake, Hungarian, French and Spanish sheep’s, goat’s and cow’s cheese, Mangalica, special ham and homemade smoked delicacies.
Explore the Tastes of Hungary at the Budapest Wine Festival!
The Jewish Cultural Festival is awaiting visitors between 30 August and 6 September 2015. Replacing the Summer Festival with its great traditions, the Jewish Cultural Festival promises rich and exciting programs offering entertainment, experience and thought-provoking programs as well at three venues, in the Synagogue of Dohány Street, the Synagogue in Rumbach Street and in Goldmark Hall.
Lake Balaton, or as the Hungarians call, the “Hungarian Sea” is one of Hungary’s most precious treasures and most frequented resorts. It is also the largest lake in Central Europe. There are picturesque vineyards in the region producing an assortment of excellent wines. Siófok, Balatonfüred, Tihany, Badacsony, Keszthely and Hévíz are among the most significant settlements around the lake.
As we are heading to autumn in Hungary, which is the period of grape harvest and wine making, let’s share two stories about two special Hungarian wines…
Tokaji is the world famous, sweet dessert wine, produced basically in the northeastern corner of the country called Tokaj-Hegyalja. Legends often walk along fine wines and it is the same for Tokaji too. The most famous quote of Tokaji is connected to King Louis XV of France. Being delighted with the precious wine, he offered a glass of Tokaji to Madame de Pompadour, referring to it as “Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum” (“Wine of Kings, King of Wines”).
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