As the capital and the largest city of Hungary, Budapest is the country’s main city for transportation, politics and industrial, political and commercial activities. Often publicised as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest is home to 80 geothermal springs, the world’s largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue and third largest Parliament building. This spa town offers great shopping, locally produced wine, unique food, and a great café culture that isn’t to be missed. Budapest has several World Heritage Sites that include the Buda Castle Quarter, the banks of the Danube, and the Millennium Underground Railway.
Budapest’s economy runs on communication engineering and computer appliances, wine production and tourism, electric machines, incandescent lamps. Companies in Budapest include General Electric, and pharmaceutical companies Egis, Gedeon Richter Ltd and Teva. There is also Vodafone, Erste Bank, and regional operations for Volvo Co., Saab, Ford, GE, IBM, and TATA Consultancy Services Limited are in Budapest. Budapest is also home to the headquarters of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), and the first foreign office of the China Investment Promotion Agency (CIPA). Surrounding all the companies currently in Budapest there are many opportunities for serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Don’t miss trying out one of the spas in Budapest. With an incredible number of thermal springs in the area, this is a major European spa destination. Take a bath and luxuriate in one of the last remnants of Turkish culture in Budapest. While some of these baths date back to Turkish times, the experience has been tailored by the Hungarians into their own design during the last four centuries. Dining in Budapest typically revolves around meat and the liberal use of paprika. There are many places to try authentic Hungarian Goulash such as The Blue Rose Restaurant, in the city centre, for a true taste of Hungary. There are some fabulous dinner cruise options on the Danube. This way you can enjoy the authentic Hungarian cuisine, while taking in the intoxicating views. The company Hungaria Koncert Ltd. offers several Danube cruises.
Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport is the country’s largest airport, located about 16 km (10 miles) south east of the city centre. The main railway stations are Keleti pályaudvar (Eastern Railway Station), Déli pályaudvar (Southern Railway Station) and Nyugati pályaudvar (Western Railway Station). It is worth nothing that these stations names do not match their geographic location in the city. Hungary’s national bus network is operated by Volán Association. If you are coming to Budapest from another Hungarian city the bus is often the best option.