5+1 alcohol-free activities for summer evenings in Budapest


6/24/2016 5:31 PM

During the sizzling-hot Budapest summer, it is always nice to start the evening by cooling down with a frosty fröccs or a cold beer, but many of the city’s amazing activities are a lot more memorable when enjoyed without alcohol. There are plenty of nighttime programs in the Magyar metropolis that are not only about devouring drinks, and many of them actually require two steady hands and a clear head. If you wonder what the best booze-free activities are, read on!

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Join a nighttime museum march


We are excited about the annual
Night of Museumsevery

year, when countless participating educational institutions

entice everyone with

varied cultural activities at night, and this year is no different. However, in case you would like to avoid the crowds but still want to enjoy museum visits at night, you still have many options to choose from all the time: the

Hungarian House of Photography
and the Capa Center

await visitors every day until 7pm, while the
Ludwig Museum’s temporary exhibitions are on view from Tuesday to Sunday until 8pm, and the Hospital in The Rock
keeps its gates open from Monday to Sunday until


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Zooming around in a go-kart


In Hungary it is strictly forbidden to drink and drive, but driving a
gives you such an adrenaline rush that you won’t even miss any alcohol while enjoying this speedy sport. You might not become a Formula 1 driver in one night, but you still get to drive


around a track, which is very enjoyable even for amateurs. Most of the racing circuits are open until late at night, so if you gather a group you can take laps even until 11pm, or midnight at SilverKart
G1 Gokart Center. A few minutes away from Budapest, in Mogyoród, you can even race under the night sky at Hungaroring
until 8pm.

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