Budapest is the capital city of Hungary. It has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city.
Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second-oldest metro line in the world. It has 80 geothermal springs,the world’s largest thermal water cave system, the second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 4.3 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world to visit (and the 6th in Europe).
Weather in Budapest
Average temperature in Budapest in April: 12C, 53°F
Relative humidity in Budapest in April: 60%
Average rainfall in Budapest in April: 45mm, 1.8in
The most favourable time to visit Budapest is during the spring season from March – May, the weather tends to be milder making it perfect for walking the city and seeing the sites. However, weather in Budapest in the spring can be unpredictable, meaning what to pack can be tricky. Check the weather updates before your trip to gain a clearer view.
Hungary is a member of the European Union, but does not use Euro yet. Many places you can pay with Euro, but expect to receive forints back
Forint (HUF) is the official currency in Hungary. If you’d like to know what the value of the Forint is currently, use a currency converter.
You can find some useful tips and info about costs, prices and exchanging money here.
The conference’s official language is English, but in Hungary people speak Hungarian. Although English is quite widely spoken, if you want to learn a few useful phrases here is some help.