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25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Budapest in Winter

Last Updated on January 4, 2023 by Lina

Wintertime: When the smell of mulled wine is in the air, Christmas lights are everywhere and …
people are freezing their hands off – including me. 😀
Yet I always love to travel somewhere in winter, especially to cities in Europe. I don’t know what it is but European cities have their own special charm during cold winter months. In my opinion, one of the best cities to visit is the Hungarian capital. Budapest in winter is a truly magical experience and that’s why I’ve been there already twice – every time during winter in Europe.

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If you’ve been to Budapest already, then you probably know what I mean. Maybe you’ve also heard that the city is called the Paris of the East. In fact, this description has been applied to many other cities such as Bucharest or Warsaw. But for me, Budapest is the one and only true Paris of the East. The Hungarian capital has become one of my favourite European cities and I could go there again and again.

Unfortunately, I had only two days in Budapest this time but it was still enough to do almost all the things I had planned – except visiting the famous Szechenyi baths.

To convince you to visit this enchanting city in winter as well, I went to the best photography spots in Budapest and clicked tons of pictures there. I promise, they’ll make you want to book a trip there immediately!

TIP: Before you go to Budapest, don’t forget your travel insurance to cover non-refundable travel expenses. I use the simple and flexible one from World Nomads to be protected against unforeseen events.


25 Photos of Budapest in Winter

Budapest in winter
Fashion Street Budapest
Fisherman's Bastion
Budapest in winter
Christmas market in Budapest
Shoes on the Danube bank
Budapest in Winter

The picture above shows the lobby of the Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest – a 5-star luxury hotel.

Fisherman's Bastion
Heroes' Square Budapest
Budapest in winter
Mulled wine in Budapest
Hungarian Parliament
Budapest in Winter
Chain Bridge in Budapest
Mulled wine in Budapest
Buda Castle
Budapest in Winter
Budapest in Winter
Hungarian Parliament at night
Chain Bridge at night

I took the night shots of the parliament and the chain bridge during our night cruise on the Danube – an experience you really shouldn’t miss! I learned a lot about the history of the city while sipping on a glass of champagne.
Moreover, don’t forget to check out all the other activities you can do in Budapest.

Budapest in winter
Ice rink Budapest
Fashion Street Budapest
Budapest in winter
Vörösmarty ter in Budapest

I hope you enjoyed all the photos of the magical Budapest in winter. Maybe you’ll have the chance to experience it for yourself someday. 🙂

Also, don’t forget to check out my vegan food guide for Budapest to try all the amazing plant-based food there!



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Do you want to travel like me?
Here are some of my favorite travel tips and resources:

Flights: I prefer using CheapOair or Skyscanner to book flights. The destination everywhere feature is perfect for finding some cheap deals!

Accommodation: Booking.com is my favorite site to find some great hotel deals. I do love staying at a local place as well, thus I book an Airbnb every now and then.

Travel Insurance: There are many reasons why travel insurance is important and I never travel without having one. I use the simple and flexible one from World Nomads to be protected against unforeseen events.

Tours: I love taking tours to explore destinations like a local. My favorite website to book them in advance is GetYourGuide.

Camera Gear: I use a Nikon D5300 camera with an 18-105 mm and a 10-20 mm wide-angle lens to take my photos.   

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