If you are planning a European holiday and looking for a great event to attend, consider visiting the Budapest Spring Festival between March 16th and 26th of 2012. The Budapest Spring Festival is a very popular event in Eastern Europe and has been gaining more popularity each year. If you are looking for something different for your European Holiday, check out this exciting event.
The Budapest Spring Festival began in the spring of 1981 as a way of attracting local and international tourists to the city of Budapest during the routinely slow season of the year. The Spring Festival highlighted various actors and musicians of the area with its theatrical performances, concerts and art exhibits. The festival includes a number of different musical genres including opera, jazz, folk, chamber music and more. The concerts and performances are given at different venues throughout the city such as the Hungarian State Opera House, the Palace of Arts, the Marble Hall of the Hungarian Radio, the Budapest Operetta Theatre and the Italian Institute of Culture among others.
Each year, the Budapest Spring Festival includes more than 200 different events all highlighting the culture of the Hungarian people. The festival takes place in more than 11 venues as well as featuring vendor’s exhibits and a street fair atmosphere. The city of Budapest also includes a number of coffee houses and restaurants as well as food carts where you can get something to eat during the festival. You can also take in more of the Hungarian culture by visiting any of the local museums and explore the architecture of the historic structures around Budapest.
Budapest also offers many sightseeing attractions and events such as the Castle District that features the Royal Palace, Castle Hill, the Faust Wine Cellar, the Danube Promenade and the Gresham Palace as well as events like wine tasting tours, pálinka brandy tasting, the Danube River Cruise, Budapest bus tours and Jewish Heritage tours of the city. You can also tour the Hungarian Academy of Sciences where you will find exhibits and displays of scientific discoveries and advances made by Hungarian scientists and researchers. The Academy of Sciences also includes exhibits related to the field of medicine and medical research in Hungary.
Whilst attending the Budapest Spring Festival, there are a number of places for you to stay, including luxury and four star hotels as well as budget hotels and hostels. There is also a wide choice of Budapest apartments available for short term lease or rental that will provide you with a convenient location to visit the festival whilst also offering you some privacy and home comforts.
Many of the Budapest apartments are fully furnished and stocked with dishware as well as appliances like a washer and dryer. Leasing Budapest apartments gives you the freedom to come and go as you desire, as well as being able to have a more comfortable environment to stay in during your trip.
Budapest offers a choice of transportation methods for you to travel in order to get to the festival including bus travel, railroad lines and airline transportation. The Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport is located on the Eastern side of the city. The city offers public transportation as well as local cabs and shuttles to provide transportation to and from the airport to your hotel or place of lodging.
The Budapest Spring Festival will provide you with a great cultural experience and offer you the opportunity to learn about a culture that has existed since ancient times. This is an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. For more details and information, go to the official website.