Budapest Attractions at New Year

Budapest Attractions at New Year

Most Budapest attractions have special opening hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. You can find the list of the most important museums and other tourist attractions of Budapest on Dec 31 and Jan 1 below.

Budapest Baths at New Year

Szechenyi Bath Budapest New Year

Szechenyi Bath New Year – by James Guppy

Dec 30: opening hours are as usual on Dec 30, with the exception of Szechenyi Baths, which will feature a very special pool party to prepare folks for the big NYE parties on Dec 31. On Dec 30, the bath will re-open its gates at 10.30 pm, and you can enjoy an amazing futuristic thermal bath party until 3 am in the morning of Dec 31. Pre-NYE Party in Szechenyi Bath and booking tickets online on the link.

Dec 31: opening hours from 6am to 2pm in all the facilities in Szechenyi Baths. Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 1 pm.  The rest of the major thermal baths in Budapest like Gellert Spa, Rudas Bath, etc. are usually open from 6am to 2pm. Kiraly Bath is closed on this day.

Jan 1: opening hours from 6am to 6pm in all 3 outdoor pools, and most of the thermal section with 15 pools, saunas, etc. in Szechenyi Baths. Check-in for online reservations: 9 am – 5 pm. Also from 6am to 6pm on December 25 other Budapest baths are usually open: Lukacs Baths, Kiraly Baths, Gellert Bath.

Highlighted Budapest Attractions at New Year

Buda Castle District

Buda Castle in Winter - photo by Neil Howard

Buda Castle in Winter – photo by Neil Howard

Some Buda Castle Guided Tours run every day during the holiday season (on Dec 31 and Jan 1 as well): the Castle Walking Tour and the Buda Bus Tour are both available.
More Buda Castle Attractions in December.

Matthias Church

You can visit the Matthias Church inside as part of the Buda Castle Church Tour.

Hungarian Parliament

Hungarian Parliament Budapest in Winter

Hungarian Parliament Budapest in Winter

December 31:  Tours starts from 9:00am – 2pm
January 01: Closed

Faust Wine Cellar in Buda Castle

December 31: Operates as usual (7.30 am – 10 pm)
January 01: Closed

Booking

 

Tasting Attractions – Foods & Drinks

Wine Tasting Cruise (Danube side attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage):

NYD Cruises Budapest

New Year Cruises Budapest

December 31: 2pm
January 01: 2pm and 7pm

Craft Beer Cruise (Danube side attractions of the UNESCO World Heritage):

December 31: no cruise
January 01: 7pm

Great Market Hall

December 31: 6am – 3pm
January 01: Closed

Chocolate Museum

Great Market Hall Budapest

Great Market Hall Budapest

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Zwack Museum

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Top Museums in Budapest at New Year

Budapest History Museum

December 31: 10am – 6pm
January 01: 10am – 6pm

Hungarian National Museum

December 31: 10am – 2pm
January 01: Closed

Hungarian Agricultural Museum

Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest in Winter

Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest in Winter

December 31: 10am – 5pm
January 01: Closed

More info about Vajdahunyad Castle Budapest

House of Terror Museum

December 31: 10am – 4pm
January 01: Closed

Hospital of the Rock

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Underground Railway Museum

Underground Railway Museum Budapest

Underground Railway Museum Budapest

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Holocaust Memorial Center

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Hungarian National Jewish Museum

December 31: Closed
January 01: 10am – 6pm

Hungarian Railway Museum

Santa Claus in Budapest Railway Museum

Santa Claus in Budapest Railway Museum

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Museum of Military History

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Hungarian Natural History Museum

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Pinball Museum

Pinball Museum Budapest

Pinball Museum Budapest

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Miniversum

December 31: 9am – 5pm
January 01: 12pm – 5pm

House of Houdini

December 31: 10am – 7pm
January 01: 10am – 7pm

Book Tickets

Liszt Franz Memorial Museum

Poster in House of Houdini Museum

Poster in House of Houdini Museu

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Also check the Concerts in Budapest Liszt Music Academy.

Art Galleries & Museums in Budapest at New Year

Hungarian National Gallery

Dec 31: Open 10 am – 4 pm (latest entry at 3 pm)
Jan 1: Open 12 pm – 6 pm (latest entry at 5 pm)

Museum of Ethnography

December 31: 10am – 6pm
January 01: Closed

Further Hungarian Folk programs in Budapest: Budapest Hungarian Folk

Ludwig Museum Budapest

Ludwig Museum Budapest

Palace of Exhibitions (Kunsthalle)

December 31: Closed
January 01: Closed

Museum of Applied Arts:

Not published yet.
December 31:
January 01:

Ludwig Museum

Not published yet.
December 31:
January 01:

Outdoor Attractions at New Year Budapest

Vorosmarty Square Christmas Market

Budapest Christmas Market by Basilica

Budapest Christmas Market by Basilica

December 31: 10 am – 4 pm (food stalls only)
January 01: 2 pm – 10 pm (food stalls only)

Christmas Fair at St Stephen’s Basilica

December 31: 10:00 – 22:00
January 01: 10:00 – 20:00

Memento Park

December 31: 10am – 4pm
January 01: 10am – 4pm

Fisherman’s Bastion

Fisherman's Bastion Budapest by Night

Fisherman’s Bastion Budapest by Night

December 31: 0-24
January 01: 0-24

Funicular

December 31: Operates as usual (7.30 am – 10 pm)
January 01: Operates as usual (7.30 am – 10 pm)

Ice Rink

December 31: 10 am – 2 pm, closed in the afternoon
January 01: 4 pm – 8 pm, closed in the morning

 

 

 
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