Olimpia Park – A Great Playground Next to the Parliament

Adults traveling to unknown cities with children are often at a disadvantage. To ensure an unforgettable family holiday they always have to be prepared for their kids’ needs as well.

Whatever age your children are, I would suggest you visit the Olimpia Park. It is not just a modern playground but a football / basketball field  and a huge meadow where you could have a picnic in nice weather. The park is in the tourist area between the Parliament and the Margaret Bridge (Margit híd) next to the Danube.

In warm weather the huge trees provide enough shade to make the temperature feel more comfortable. There is also a water tap that comes in handy.

The free toilets are close to the entrance. There’s also a baby changing room.

The playground area is covered with a rubber mat that prevents possible injuries.

A unique jungle gym made of rope is a favourite with many kids.

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Jungle gym of ropes, Photo: Virag

A huge ’ship’ made of wood will keep your kids busy for a while.

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Ladders and slides, Photo: Virag

 

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Busy day, Photo: Virag

For smaller ones you’ll find some swings as well.

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Our daughter and the fish, Photo: Virag

 

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Our daughter in the secure baby swing, Photo: Virag

 

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Special swing for two, Photo: Virag

 

There are many benches nearby so parents can keep an eye on their kids.

Margaret Island (Margit-Sziget) could be the next stop on this children’s activity day.

Either go one stop with tram no. 4 or 6 or take a 10 minute walk through the Margaret Bridge to reach the southern entrance of the island.

 

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About the authors: Virág and János

Virág, a native of Budapest, and János, who’s been living in the city since 1997 are real fans of the capital of Hungary and try to awake the enthusiasm of others. They are dedicated to helping tourists to make most out of their stay.

Here you can read more about them: http://katonaapartments.hu/

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Facts about the quality of Budapest’s tap water

Most of our guests ask me during their check-in if the tap water is safe to drink.  The good news is that it’s not necessary at all to buy bottled mineral water for drinking or washing your teeth, as the tap water in Budapest is of excellent quality.

I’ve been drinking it since my childhood and during my travels I haven’t been to many places where the water tasted better than in Budapest.

In order to provide you with facts, I got hold of a brochure from the department  responsible for the Budapest’s water supply.

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In summary 76 % of the water supplied  comes from the Szentendre Island, which is north of Budapest.  The water is of excellent quality and does not need cleaning. It is treated  with UV radiation and chlorination. The drinking water is  checked every day of the year. Department experts perform 211,000 tests  from 11,000 samples each year.

Data concerning the hardness of the water shows that in the Budapest area the drinking water is moderately hard.

Some say that the tap water in Budapest tastes better than the bottled water. Let me know how you find it.

 

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Contact us:

http://katonaapartments.hu/

info@katonaapartments.hu

 

About the authors: Virág and János

Virág, a native of Budapest, and János, who’s been living in the city since 1999 are real fans of the capital of Hungary and try to awake the enthusiasm of others. They are dedicated to helping tourists to make most out of their stay.

Here you can read more about them: http://katonaapartments.hu/

 

Don’t Waste Time Queuing for Your Ticket While on Holiday in Budapest

I made the same mistake a couple of times and would like to warn you not to do it: Don’t try buying your international train ticket at Keleti train station. You usually wait there for hours. Today there were 103 (hundred and three) travellers in front of me in the line. Unbelievable.

If you are already at Keleti, take the trolley bus no. 76 till Ferdinánd híd (Izabella utca) (7th stops) then take a short walk to Nyugati train station.

At Nyugati there is usually hardly anyone waiting at the international ticket office.

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Detail of Nyugati Train Station, Photo: my cousin Mészöly Nóra

contact us:

http://katonaapartments.hu/

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About the authors: Virág and János

Virág, a native of Budapest, and János, who’s been living in the city since 1997 are real fans of the capital of Hungary and try to awake the enthusiasm of others. They are dedicated to helping tourists to make most out of their stay.

Here you can read more about them: http://katonaapartments.hu/

 

One of the Highest Ferris Wheels in Europe – Try It Out!

 

After its great success from 2013, this year the ferris wheel is rotating again over the center of Budapest until September. The 65 meter high wheel is located on the Erzsébet tér (square), within a 5 minute walking distance from our apartments. The wheel which works with the latest technology doesn’t make a noise and has 42 closed cabins. The iron structure was built in 8 days.

Journey time is around 10 minutes. Admission for adults HUF 2,400 (about € 8), children (under 140 cm in height) HUF 1,500 (approx. € 5), family ticket (two adults, two children) 6600 HUF (about € 22).

I took this photo from one of the windows of the local government’s office on Elizabeth square / Erzsébet tér. The clerks there were kind enough to let me into their office for a shot.

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Ferris Wheel in the city center, Photo: Virág

 

Contact us: info@katonaapartments.hu

 

About the authors: Virág and János

Virág, a native of Budapest, and János, who’s been living in the city since 1997 are real fans of the capital of Hungary and try to awake the enthusiasm of others. They are dedicated to helping tourists to make most out of their stay.

Here you can read more about them: http://katonaapartments.hu/