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Hot off the press: We Love Budapest presents its free spring-summer pocket guide

Photo : Kristóf Hölvényi / WLB

Finally, it’s that time of the year: We Love Budapest just released its spring-summer print edition. And it’s free, so be quick and grab one before they are all gone. The pocket guide features plenty of handy information about Hungary’s capital, highlighting the city’s best sights, hottest hangouts, the most important summertime happenings, as well as eight exclusive one-on-one interviews, explainer articles about local attractions, and a special new section on classic day-trip destinations from Budapest. Whether you live here and need new tips or just visiting, we got your back. Pick up your free copy at prominent spots across the city, key tourist-information points, prime hotels and downtown hangouts.

What is this lángos that everyone’s eating here? Where to get the best street food or find a restaurant where you truly get your money’s worth? Where is the best beer in Budapest? Where are the best pieces of street art in the city? How to haggle at Hungarian flea markets? Where to make a splash in the spa city? What do metro station names really mean? Do kids actually run the Children’s Railway? What is a sparty? Countless questions like these arise when you are new around here, but good old Budapest can still surprise you, even if you think you know her like the back of your hand. See our new free pocket guide for insider tips to all things Budapest and live like a local even if you’re only here for a day.

Photo: Kristóf Hölvényi / We Love Budapest

In 2016, We Love Budapest successfully launched their first Insider guide, and ever since have been issuing seasonal English-language booklets about the city. This new version is 50 pages longer and a bit bigger than before, is completely geared for spring and summer, and contains new sections. Altogether ten chapters provide you with hot tips in easy-to-use list format; Sights & Tours, Dining & Street Food, Art & Culture, Spas & Activities, Shops & Markets, Bars & Nightlife, Festivals & Events. Two new sections also feature: Around Budapest guides you in the Danube Bend, while The Visegrád Four presents the gastronomy and major sights of Visegrád Four capitals, such as Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw.

Eight exclusive one-on-one interviews with people who live and work in the Hungarian capital, from a world-renowned pianist to a crazy musician from Budapest’s alternative scene also feature. Explainer articles provide background to true Hungarian topics like photography, escape rooms, lángos summer treat, sparties, flea markets and Sziget Festival.

Free copies are available at several locations citywide, including popular hangouts like Akvárium Klub, Szimpla, Cirkusz Café, Dobrumba, A38, 360 Bar or PONTOON, baths like the Széchenyi, the Gellért or the Rudas, key tourist information points, prime hotels, prominent museums, major landmarks and several places in town so keep your eyes open for a complimentary copy.

Photo: Kristóf Hölvényi / WLB

Until you get your hands on a printed copy of this fit-in-your-pocket booklet, you can check out our entire publication online: