There are dozens of running competitions in Budapest. Most people do it for fun - there are events in the green parks of Margharet Island, along the picturesque Danube embankment, along Andrássy Avenue... It's the healthiest way of exploring Budapest. Some events of this category: Futapest, Vivivittá, Budapest Maraton and a bunch of spronsored running events.
Particitpation on some events are free of charge, some require a participation fee of 500-1000 HUF (spent on organizing and donations to foundations).
Equipment: Light clothing and a comfortable training shoe is neccessary.
If you have the opportunity to attend a soccer game for the Hungarian National team, then go for it. I went with a couple colleagues and had a great time. Although the team is not the world's best, the fans were very enthusiastic, though not rowdy. One section would sign songs and during the course of one of them it seemd like the song sounded like Jingle Bells. I turned to my colleagues and asked what they were singing - they replied Jingle Bells! Even after the game the crowd was enthusiastic signing a chant of "We are Hungary" all the way into the subway station. These were truly fans and they showed a national spirit above and beyond anything I've seen in the U.S.
KIRALY MEDICINAL BATH - this Turkish bath, that is a steam bath, giving a special experience for travellers, is a precious memory of the Turkish occupation (named after its owner in the 19th century), which functions today as well. The centre of the most beautiful Turkish part of the building, to which Baroque and Classicist extensions were made, is the cupola hall with an octagonal pool. The thermal baths are 39 and 30n degrees hot, the cold water pool is 26 degrees, while the hot air and steam chambers are 60-70 degrees. The water is good for people suffering from locomotor diseases, but is also recommended for those who wish relax only. It is opened for women on Tue, Thu 06:30-18:00 and on Sat 06:30-12:00. For men it is opened on Mon, Wed, and Fri 09:00-20:00.
Budapest is a city for people who love water!!!The abundance of medicinal waters in this city is unparalleled even by international standarts. The hot springs on the Buda side were used by Celts and the Romans, and the name of Aquincum may also refer to the springs. Turks built baths along the Danube in the 16th century which function even today. The springs of various temperatures and therapeutic effects supply a daily volume of 70 million litres. 123 thermal and 400 mineral springs come from 14 sources.Sulphurous water comes from the bore well on the Margaret Island, most are calcareous therapeutic waters, salty is the spring of the Pesterzesebeti bath, while that of the Csillaghegyi Bath is a simple hot water spring. The water of the swimming pools is maily supplied by these springs, therefore medicinal baths and swimming pools are always listed together. Those who like water, swimming and sunbathing can choose from more than twenty places. Hotels which offer luxury accomodation and medical treatment are: Corinthia Aquincum Hotel*****, Danubius Thermal Hotel Helia****, Danubius Hotel Gellert**** or Danubius Thermal Hotel Margitsziget****.
The bicycle is very popular in Budapest: about 25000 people try cycling in the heavy traffic, which is difficult but also interesting. There are few cycle paths, which do not form separate network. Bookshops sell special maps for cyclists. Should you still venture on your bike, you are advised to ride in the large parks: the Margaret Island, the City Park or the Nepliget.
Entrance fee is 280 Ft (about 1,2 Euro)
U an also rent a skates pair, it costs 500Ft (about 2,1 Euro) per hour
Equipment: Skates pair of course :))
Nice place in the Central park, near Vaydahunyad castle.
Pleasant music (Motzart, Strauss and modern also) and just nice time spending
The baths is believed to have been built in the 1550s and rebuilt by Pasha Sokol Mustafa in 1566. At that time it was called `Green Columned Baths`. The centre of the present Rudas Baths, the Turkish bath, was formed during the Turkish occupation. It has an octagonal pool under a 10m-span dome supported by eight columns and surrounded by a barrel-vaulted corridor. It exists today almost in its original form and is the core of the present baths. The swimming pool dates from 1896 and was the second indoor pool in Budapest. The thermal baths is popular with all ages, though is for men only. The swimming pool, which operates as a medicinal pool, is primarily visited by the elderly. However, children`s groups also visit in large numbers. Several generations have learnt to swim here. There are also complex physiotherapic services (daily hospital) offered on the second floor of Rudas Gyógyfürdõ.
For all those formula Grand Prix fans - you are wellcomed in Budapest in August. For all the others - keep away from Budapest at that time!!! The rates of hotels, apartments and everything are the same as in New Year days! To pay the double price even if you don't go wathing formula racing? Not me, thanx! In 2003 the days to avoid travelling are: 15th - 17th of August.
Budapest is a sprawling city, with many places vying for your presence. It is a big strain on the feet. Thankfully, certain parts of Budapest are well set up for cycling, including both City and Népliget Parks, Margaret, Óbudai and Csepel Islands and the Buda Hills. Bikes can be rented on Margaret Island and in City Park. Other ways of experiencing Budapest a bit differently include rowing or kayaking on the Danube or - for an underground look at Budapest's belly - caving; a number of caves are open for tours.
The most beautiful outdoor ice skating rink open in Budapest end of the year. It is very popular for the local people too.
Equipment: Own ice skate but you can rent skates too.
Ice of Lobogo utca school is available for non-students on weekends.
Small ice but cheap. Appr. 1 euro /hour.
Equipment: You can rent skates and locker.
The Ferenc Puskas Stadium; the most impressive stadium of Hungary. It contains 78.000 seats and is located east of the citycentre of Budapest.
The great atmosphere these funs give us is unforgettable. IYA, IYA, HUNGARIA !!! IYA, IYA, HUNGARIA !!! IYA, IYA, HUNGARIA !!!!!!
My dother Anita is teaching my grandson ,Bence to walk, in the park of Budapest. Maybe he will be the sportsman.
We have the new sporthall. (Sportcsarnok at the Red metro "Stadion" station).