Global Perspectives - Hungary: Budapest

Budapest, the “Pearl of the Danube”, straddles Europe’s second longest river. The Danube, or Duna as Hungarians call it, cuts directly through Buda and Pest. These two towns – founded during prehistoric times – underwent many battles, wars, natural disasters and yet have only become stronger and more beautiful with time.

We will spend most of our experience on the much larger, flat side of Pest and make a few stops in the medieval treasure box, Buda. We will unveil locals’ everyday life during the COVID19 pandemic and also show you around the highlights of the city. We’ll take a historical journey to the Middle Ages as well as the late 19th century when Budapest was the fastest growing city in Europe and epicenter of the Eastern European immigration.

Join the experience with the locals on the world’s oldest electric subway, taste a bite of “szaloncukor”, get lost in the humongous Central Market amongst Hungarian salamis and discover the rich and complicated history of this fascinating city.

  • Origins of Hungarians
  • Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • Innovations in Science
  • WWI
  • WWII
  • Holocaust
  • Jewish Heritage
  • Cold War
  • Local Food
  • Healthcare System


Váci Utca – Shopping Street, Deák Ferenc Tér – City Center , Széchenyi Tér – Academy of Sciences

Chain Bridge , St Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, Grand Synagogue, Synagogues of Budapest

National Museum, Central Market, Parliament, Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias’s Church, Budavár Castle, Andrássy Avenue – Szabadság tér (Liberty square) – Reagan Statue, American Embassy, Last Standing Communist Memorial, MTV – Former HQ of the Hungarian Television, Trianon Memorial – Brand New Memorial Commemorating the Losses During WWI, Gozsdu Udvar – Courtyard at the Jewish quarter – Formerly the Entertainment Area, Kazinczy Utca – Local Restaurants and Ruin Bars

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