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  Budapest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Budapest (pronounced [ˈbuːdəˌpɛst] or [ˌbuːdəˈpɛst], Hungarian [ˈbʊdɑpɛʃt]) is the capital city of Hungary and the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation center.
Budapest's recorded history begins with the Roman town of Aquincum, founded around 89 AD on the site of an earlier Celtic settlement near what was to become Óbuda, and from 106 until the end of the 4th century the capital of the province of lower Pannonia.
Zoltán Kocsis born in 1952 in Budapest, pianist
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Budapest   (2551 words)

 Budapest. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Budapest was formed in 1873 by the union of Buda (Ger.
In Nov., 1919, Budapest was seized by forces of Admiral Horthy, who in Mar., 1920, was proclaimed regent of Hungary.
Budapest was the center of a popular uprising against the Hungarian Communist regime in Oct.–Nov., 1956 (see Hungary).
www.bartleby.com /65/bu/Budapest.html   (662 words)

 The Jewish Community of Budapest, Hungary
He was the secretary of the Budapest Neolog community from 1874 to 1904, and the helped the founding of the Jewish-Hungarian Literary Society which was active in the dissemination of Jewish culture to the public at large by means of lectures and publications - among them the first Jewish translation of the Bible into Hungarian.
Budapest was the birthplace of Theodor (Binyamin Ze'ev) Herzl (1860-1904), the father of modern Zionism, The writer and physicist Max Nordau (1849-1932), a founding member of the World Zionist Congress and author of the Basel Platform at the First Zionist Congress (1897), was also born in Budapest.
Budapest is now the largest Jewish community in Hungary, and also in Central Europe, with 23 synagogues and prayer houses, two colleges, three secondary schools, three kindergartens, a hospital and two nursing homes, as well as several cemeteries.
www.bh.org.il /Communities/Archive/Budapest.asp   (3016 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Budapest
Budapest in World War II In 1941, about 184,000 Jews lived in Budapest.
Budapest’s Jewish population is about 80 percent Neolog (Reform and Conservative) and the rest are Orthodox.
Budapest's Rabbinical Seminary, opened since the early 1900's, was one of the few seminaries open during the Communist period.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Budapest.html   (2420 words)

 Budapest Travel Guide -
The key to Budapest lies in its history, marked by alternate periods of great wealth and prosperity and devastating eras of political and social upheaval.
Balanced against the good times, however, there is the Turkish victory over the Hungarians in 1526 — with the ensuing rebuilding of Buda as a Turkish capital — the Hapsburg rule that continued to deprive Hungary of its autonomy until 1867, the devastation caused by World War II and Russian control, only lifted in 1989.
Budapest has a continental climate, with extreme differences in temperature between the winter and summer months.
www.explore-budapest.com   (432 words)

 Worldworx Travel - Features - Hungary - Information - Budapest
Budapest is the capital, economical hub and central transport hub of Hungary.
On the south side of the Danube curve at Budapest is a rocky outcrop of hills known locally as Gellert and Castle Hills.
Budapest being a river city is reason enough for such a city to have many fine bridges.
www.worldworx.tv /hungary/dc/information/budapest.htm   (1202 words)

 Attractions in Budapest, sights of Budapest, monuments
Budapest is very rich in historical buildings and monuments.
The centre of Budapest downtown is the Vörösmarty square and the Váci Street.
Budapest is proud of the most beautiful opera house of the world, in which the opening performance took place in1884 after 9 years of construction.
www.budapest-hotel-guide.hu /en/budapest-information/attractions-budapest.php   (1811 words)

 Hungary for Visitors - Hungary - Budapest
During its long history it was destroyed innumerable times, and its citizens exterminated; yet it has always risen again, evolving and becoming ever bigger and more colorful.
The Danube, Europe's highway, determines the life of Budapest dividing it into two and yet connecting both sides of the city's unfurling districts.
Budapest was created by the unification the three cities of Buda, Obuda and Pest in the year 1873.
www.visitors.hu /budapest_en.html   (713 words)

 Budapest travel guide - Wikitravel
Budapest [1] is the capital city of Hungary.
Most of Budapest's famous sights are concentrated on Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways.
Budapest offers a wide range of accommodation in all price classes, although the costs of staying here are notably higher than elsewhere in Hungary.
wikitravel.org /en/Budapest   (4587 words)

 All Budapest Hotels
Hotel Astoria Budapest, built on the site of the medieval town walls in 1914, is one of the most charming old style hotels of the Hungarian capital...
The apartments are in the heart of Budapest, in the 5th district-Vaci Street area: 50 m from Vaci utca (street) and 100 m from Ferencziek Square (metro stop)...
The apartments are in the heart of Budapest, in the 5th district-Vaci Street area: 50 m...
www.budapest-hotels.org   (1980 words)

 Budapest Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Much of the charm of a visit to Budapest lies in unexpected glimpses into shadowy courtyards and in long vistas down sunlit cobbled streets.
Although some 30,000 buildings were destroyed during World War II and in the 1956 Revolution, the past lingers on in the often crumbling architectural details of the antique structures that remain.
Yet for the 20% of the nation's population who live in Budapest, anywhere else is simply vidék ("the country").
www.fodors.com /miniguides/mgresults.cfm?destination=budapest@37   (266 words)

 Budapest Gay Guide Hungary :: by GayGuide.Net
Budapest is the capital of Hungary with appr.
All of the bars (except some baths) are in the center of Budapest's Pest side, in the 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th district.
All gay accommodations listed in our guide are in the center of Budapest's Pest side and we believe staying at gay accommodations makes it a lot easier to get access to Budapest's gay life than if you stay islated at regular hotels.
budapest.gayguide.net   (660 words)

Hungary's capital, Budapest, straddles the banks of the Danube River and is the country's most populous city.
Budapest was created by the union of three cities: Buda, Obuda, and Pest.
Despite discriminatory legislation against the Jews and widespread antisemitism, the Jewish community of Budapest was relatively secure until the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005264   (571 words)

 Budapest Portál   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Budapest in numbers, the history of the city, and sightseeing of Budapest.
Budapest, which is famous for its health and thermal spas, offers a unique opportunity for ladies to use the thermal pool of a Turkish bath, the Rudas Health Spa.
Budapest's Municipal Assembly Decree about parking, wich is expanded on the public road, assigned waiting and loading dock places, closed area, restricted parking zone and a part of forest.
english.budapest.hu   (890 words)

 Budapest hotel reservations, accommodation - opera and concert tickets.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Classified building with historical background, Le Meridien Budapest is ideally located in the heart of the city, close to the main business districts or shopping areas, within walking distance to the main sights and only five minutes to the river Danube.
No requirement is too high for this medicinal hotel to meet, and though it is situated in the heart of the city, just a few minutes afar from the downtown, it is set in an ideal natural environment with special micro-climate, far from the large city noise.
Delightful 18th century townhouse, situated on the historical main square (Dobó tér) of Eger, 128 kms from Budapest, close to all attractions of the city and the thermal bath, and within a few yards of the castle ramparts.
www.best-budapest-hotels.com   (871 words)

 Budapest Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Although we're not sure who measured this, it means there are opportunities to visit Budapest throughout the year in reasonably fine weather and avoid the madness and expense of Europe's high season.
Both spring and autumn are glorious in Budapest, with plenty to see and do, and the winter cold doesn't really hit until mid-December when many museums and tourist sights close.
Erno Rubik, inventor of the Rubik's Cube, was born in Budapest, and in 1982 the city was proud host of the first ever Rubik's Cube World Championships.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/hungary/budapest   (343 words)

 Budapest Tourism Office - Things to see
Budapest is truly one of the world’s most attractive cities, rich in both natural and architectural beauty.
Budapest is richly endowed with natural springs of thermal waters possessing various medicinal properties, and it is these that supply the city’s many thermal baths.
Budapest is not only famous for its thermal baths, but also for its remarkable caves, some of which is open to the public.
www.budapestinfo.hu /en/things_to_see   (439 words)

 Budapest travel guide
Budapest is the capital of Hungary and with a population of 1,8 million citizens it is by far the largest city in the country.
Budapest is composed of three cities: Buda, and Obuda on the west side of the river looking over the much larger Pest on the opposite side.
Budapest is the heart of a wonderful nation, a nation that is just now catching up with western Europe.
www.world66.com /europe/hungary/budapest   (701 words)

 Budapest Portál
A Budapest Portálon mostantól elérhető új adatbázisban megtalálja a város 23 kerületének legfontosabb adatait.
A http://www.kirandul.hu weboldal Budapest és 16 főváros környéki település 70 zöldterületére kalauzolja el a látogatóit, valamint kirándulásötleteket nyújt az érdeklődőknek.
A főváros területén a parkolást a „Budapest főváros közigazgatási területén a járművel várakozás rendjének egységes kialakításáról, a várakozás díjáról és az üzemképtelen járművek tárolásának szabályozásáról” szóló 19/2005.
www.budapest.hu   (539 words)

 Budapest Hotels, Hungary Accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Uniquely, it is also endowed with two-thousand-year-old Roman remains, four-hundred-year-old monuments from the Turkish period, beautiful Romanesque churches, examples of the pinnacle of neo-Gothic and art nouveau architecture, and castles that are still imposing even though they have long since fallen into ruin.
You are sure to have heard about Budapest, one of the pearls of Europe, the capital of Hungary, set on the banks of the Danube.
Budapest has an ageing but safe, inexpensive and efficient public transport system that won't have you waiting more than five to 10 minutes - which will be more than long enough if you're there in winter.
1budapest.com   (652 words)

 Budapest Apartments
Budapest is a haven for investors at present.
As most of Budapest's property is old and in poor condition, new property in the right location can provide exceptional rental yields.
Tourism is on the up and up and with BAA recently acquiring Budapest airport for £1.255 billion, there is no more a positive sign that the economy is thriving and will continue to do so for many years to come.
www.budapest-apartments.org.uk   (257 words)

 Budapest Week Online
Hungarian students plan massive demonstrations in Budapest and other cities against the government's introduction of tuition fees in higher education as part of the most serious austerity measures in years, organizers say.
Gyurcsany, speaking at a meeting of Parliament's Budget Committee, said Tuesday that on based on "experiences of the last ten years," cuts in taxes and social contributions are not enough to significantly increase the rate of growth.
However IMF and other officials have told Budapest Week and its affiliate that there is a danger that Hungary will lose its competitiveness in the region, with economic growth expected to be a mere 3% this year.
www.budapestweek.com   (1058 words)

 BCG Offices - Budapest
BCG Budapest works with both international and local clients in the converging economies of Central and Eastern Europe.
The Budapest team has made a significant impact in the telecommunications industry, where it has supported the region's leading operators in strategic planning and budgeting, large-scale rebranding, and the implementation of procurement strategies.
BCG Budapest's recent work has been also extensive in the financial services sector, with projects ranging from developing retail strategies to creating balanced scorecards and redesigning organizations.
www.bcg.com /offices/office_budapest.html   (345 words)

 Budapest hotel & Hungary TRAVEL GUIDE, Budapest city INFO.
The flight to Budapest was great, enjoyed the fireworks and the friendly atmosphere of this beautiful city.
The weather is finally warming in Budapest, We had a beautiful time last week when we were there from; UK Check out the Summer Music Festivals with live concerts and many things to do...
Interesting news...: The city government of Budapest officially lost it's futile efforts on July 8, 2006 to gain the domain Budapest.eu It appears it was lost on a technicality but the emphasis is on the fact that they did not act in time to acquire the domain.
www.budapest.com   (975 words)

 Budapest city guide, Hungary - Time Out Travel
With its Turkish baths, eclectic architecture and grand old coffeehouses, Budapest has enough attractions to entertain visitors all year round.
After the summer influx of tourists, locals reclaim their capital in the autumn, when the cultural season starts up again.
Panoramically divided by the Danube, Budapest is one of Europe's most beautiful capitals.
www.timeout.com /travel/budapest   (189 words)

 Budapest Hotels, Budapest Apartments, Hotel Apartment Accommodation in Budapest - Hungary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
All budapest hotel reservations are handled by real people who have knowledge of each of our centrally located Budapest hotels (mostly city center) and are able to offer advice and guidance at no extra cost.
We are now also featuring the major hotels in Budapest by map if you prefer the choose your accommodation booking facility this way, or you may want to see a longer list of Budapest hotels with the lowest prices available.
The typical strong focus on Budapest and the Lake Balaton area which most guidebooks have - not surprisingly since few foreign tourists venture far from these tourist ghettoes - is avoided and much more attention is paid to the provinces.
www.budapesthotels.com   (863 words)

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