Danube Palace - Duna-palota, Budapest

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1051 Budapest, Zrinyi utca 5.

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  • Christmas Chamber Concert

    by Zoe27 Written Oct 24, 2012
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    If spending the holidays in Budapest it's well worth seeing this elegant and festive program held in the beautiful, neo-baroque Danube Palace, home theater of the Danube Symphony Orchestra.

    It's a lovely old building and a wonderful concert made unique by the orchestra's inclusion of the cimbalom, a Hungarian folk isntrument. It's a great way to spend Christmas if you are spending it abroad in this splendid city full of old world charm. Afterwards you can take a dinner cruise which really completes the holiday experience with a delicious Christmas dinner in a warm, candlelit atmosphere, and best of all you can leave the holiday preparations to someone else this year:)

    This year's program:

    25. 12. 2012.

    Part 1.
    Corelli: Concerto Grosso
    Haydn: Rondo all’Ongarese
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons: Winter – II. Largo
    Kálmán: The Gipsy Princess - Ouverture
    Erkel: Palotás from the Opera Hunyadi László
    Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz
    Massenet: Thais - Meditation
    Brahms: Hungarian Dances No.5

    Part 2.
    Kálmán: Devil-rider - Palotás
    Strauss: The Blue Danube - Waltz
    Cymbalo solo
    Grinspun: Choric Dance
    Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
    Monti: Czardas
    Strauss: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
    Strauss: Radetzky March

    The Danube Chamber Orchestra is lead by
    Tatyjana Rudnyitzky

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  • New Year's Eve Party on the Danube

    by Zoe27 Written Oct 17, 2012
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    If you're spending the New Year's Eve in Budapest there will be plenty of celebrations and programs to choose from, but if you go with the New year's Party on the Danube, you will be sure to have an unforgettable night.

    Enjoy a festive dinner prepared by one of Hungary's most highly regarded chefs, the world champion food sculptor, Attila Tanacs. There will be an open bar, live music, dancing and fireworks and the entertainment will be provided by the Hungaria Folk Orchestra.

    This is a whole night program inviting guests to ring in the new year with culture and stlye on board a Danube cruise ship.

    Program:

    Boarding from 07.00 pm. at Jászai Mari square, pier 1

    (If the meeting point would change by any unforseen event, we will inform you by email or via phone. Please be kind and on the ocassion of booking, fill the ’email’ and ’telephone number’ fields on the reservation form)

    (Please find the meeting point on the map attached)

    Welcome drink at arrival

    From 08.00 pm New Year’s Eve Gala dinner with open bar
    (spirits, beer, wine, champagne, mineral water, soft drinks, coffee, tea)

    Cruising from 23:00 to 00:30. At midnight champagne and buffet menu

    Performances

    Hungarian Folk Performance

    The Music Will Be Given by the „Zoltán Kodály" award - winning Rajkó Orchestra

    Budapest cruise

    The rest of the evening the boat will be docked at the port of Jászai Mari Square

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  • New Year's Chamber concert and Dinner Cruise

    by Zoe27 Written Oct 10, 2012
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    Visiting Budapest during the holidays is sure to be a lovely experience. The Hungarian capital like all big cities shows a different face for this season. Browse the Christmas market, enjoy a mug of spicy, mulled wine, ring in the New Year at one of the numerous nightlife hotspots of the city.

    But spend the first day of the year with culture and class, with a chamber concert by Danube Symphony Orchestra at the gorgeous, ornate Danube Palace and have a special holiday dinner on board a Danube cruise ship admiring the city's winter panorama.

    The Chamber Concert starts at 17:30, and it is 70 minutes without intermission. Afterwards guests will be escorted to the ship by hostesses for a holiday buffet dinner.

    Please note that this is a package offer and the programs may be booked separately.

    PROGRAM OF THE NEW YEAR’S CONCERT
    BY THE DANUBE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

    01. 01. 2013.

    Kálmán: Czardas
    Erkel: Palotás from the Opera Hunyadi László
    Lehár: Gold and Silver Waltz
    Brahms: Hungarian Dances No. 5
    Massenet: Thais – Meditation
    Strauss: The Blue Danube - Waltz
    Kálmán: Devil - rider – Palotás
    Cymbalo solo
    Grinspun: Choric Dance
    Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
    Haydn: Rondo all’Ongarese
    Monti: Czardas
    Strauss: Radetzky March

    The Danube Chamber Orchestra is lead by
    Tatyjana Rudnyitzky

    After our Danube Symphony Orchestra we would like to invite you to see the Budapest in the romantic atmosphere of a dinner by candlelight surrounded by the friendly lights of the Danube capital. After the end of the performance in the Duna Palota (Danube Palace), our hostesses will accompany you to of one of our ships, which will take you on a one and a half hours long cruise with an excellent warm buffet-dinner. In the romantic candlelight atmosphere you can enjoy the wonderful view of the city swimming in light. After dinner you can also admire the panorama from the open upper deck of the ship

    Cold entrées

    Spiced cottage cheese cream and traditional greaves cream

    Soups

    Alföld style goulash with noodles

    Vegetable soup with tarragon and noodles

    Main courses

    Mini stuffed cabbage

    Meatballs in tomato sauce

    Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce

    Chicken Paprika

    Csongrád style pork slices in garlic sauce

    Garnishes

    Boiled potatoes

    Potato Lángos (Hungarian potato scones)

    Noodles

    Steamed jasmine rice with corn

    Grilled polenta with feta cheese

    Vegetarian

    Grilled vegetables

    Salads

    Vinegary potato salad

    Caesar salad

    Corn salad in dill and yoghurt dressing

    Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing

    Desserts

    Mini tiramisu cup

    Chocolate mousse

    Mini strudels

    Somló style sponge cake pudding

    Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake

    Drinks
    1 Glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water

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  • Dinner and Cruise with live music on Christmas Eve

    by Zoe27 Updated Oct 2, 2012
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    (on 24th December, from 19.00 till 20.30)

    If you happen to be visiting Budapest during the winter holidays make sure you check out the Christmas Market and sip some mulled wine, but also consider spending Christmas Eve a little differently this year. Cruise on the Danube while enjoying a delicious Christmas dinner prepared by one of Hungary's most highly regarded chefs. Spend the holiday evening with your partner in a relaxing atmosphere or treat the whole family to this special holiday program. Let someone else take care of the holiday preparations for a change!



    The evening is held on board the Europa, one of the largest Danube day cruise ships in Budapest.

    Menu

    Soups

    Alföld style goulash with soup noodles
    Tarragon vegetable soup with noodles

    Main courses

    Mini stuffed cabbage
    Meatballs in tomato sauce
    Turkey cutlets with vegetables in parsley sauce
    Csongrád style pork slices in garlic sauce
    Chicken Breast Paprika

    Garnishes

    Boiled potatoes
    Potato lángos
    Noodles
    Steamed jasmine rice with corn
    Vegetarian

    Grilled polenta terrine with feta cheese
    Grilled vegetables

    Salads

    Corn salad in dill and yoghurt dressing
    Vinaigrette potato salad
    Cucumber salad with sour cream dressing
    Caesar salad

    Desserts

    Somló style sponge cake pudding
    Mini tiramisu cup
    Blueberry fruit cream with chocolate sponge cake
    Chocolate mousse

    The Christmas Eve Dinner & Cruise with live music starts at 19.00.

    Meeting point for Dinner & Cruise is inside the Danube Palace (Zrínyi Street 5.). Guests are requested to be at the meeting point latest by 18.30.

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    BUDAPEST CASTLE HILL SIGHTSEEING

    by mallyak Updated Dec 17, 2010

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    The Budapest Castle complex of buildings is on the west side of the Danube and perched up on Castle Hill overlooking the Danube. From the Pest side, you can stroll across the Chain Bridge, and then you can take the funicular railway 2 min ride, or walk up the hill.
    A marvellous palace of impressive size, The Royal Palace in Budapest almost faces the Parliament Buildings across the Danube River. It houses several museums.

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    River Danube - enough said!

    by nickwj Written Oct 6, 2006

    Nothing like standing on the banks of the Danube watching the ice flow with the current.

    Great people, get about and meet them. Go to a Russian restuarant and drink ice cold vodka - cant remember much else!

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    Parliament by day

    by DPando Updated Sep 29, 2006

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    specially nice is walk around it and see it from the other bank of the river, despite of the weather!!
    From the parliament is nice to walk up to Margaret island 300m further away or just sit in any bech over the road running side by side to the river bank ..specially at sunset !

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    Royal Palace

    by Dabs Written Aug 21, 2005

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    The Royal Palace isn't really an attraction, you can't visit the inside and see royal furnishings but you can have a walk around the grounds. The Palace now houses the National Gallery, a history museum and a library.

    The Palace has a long history of destruction and ressurection starting in the13th century when a palace was built for the kings of Hungary, again reconstructed in Renaissance style by King Matthias.

    During Turkish occupation it was neglected and during the siege of 1686 it was completely destroyed.

    The Habsburg monarchs rebuilt the Royal Palace but never occupied it for long, preferring to remain in Vienna. Destroyed again in the siege of Budapest.

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    The Danube Palace Interior

    by cobrioc Updated Jul 21, 2003

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    The Danube Palace

    The external facade is made by Mészáros and Gerstenberger and the architectural style of the building is neobaroque. The murals on the walls of the theatre were painted by Lajos Márk. Since its opening the Casino has excelled at patronising the arts: exhibitions and concerts have been held here, it has financed opera performances and it has also organised competitions. A great many famous people have given performances in the Casino such as Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály, Mark Twain and Antonin Dvorak.

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    The Danube Palace

    by cobrioc Written Jul 21, 2003

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    The Danube Palace

    The Danube Palace, formerly the Casino of Lipótváros was established in 1883. It was founded by Miksa Falk, who was also its first president. The construction of the casino was completed in 1895, based on the plans of Vilmos Freund. Géza Márkus was the architect of the casino.

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    See the Palace at the hill of...

    by lvdpiet Written Aug 25, 2002

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    See the Palace at the hill of Buda
    Wonderful sight over the Danube and over Pest.
    Can see all the bridges. The palace itself is very 19 th century. The usual things on furniture and arts.

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