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Lufthansa City Center International GmbH

Lufthansa City Center

Telephone: +49 (69) 66075 300
Fax:
+49 (69) 66075 310
Email:
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Lyonerstraße 36,
60528 Frankfurt am Main
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Museums

Experience the beauty of discovering famous exhibitions all on your own, without queueing in front of the historical objects with hundreds of fellow visitors. You might not be able to touch the masterpieces at the 3 exciting museums we chose for you, but you can ignite this sense in other ways. Feel the power of history embrace your skin and let your heart beat to the rhythm of ancient times: We take you in a 360° virtual reality tour of the Hungarian National Gallery, the largest public collection presenting the rise and development of the fine arts in Hungary.  At the Hungarian National Museum, you can take a virtual tour and visit the permanent exhibitions of the museum from home. Europe‘s most popular museum is the Museum of Fine Arts: Its multi-faceted collections and their historical continuity coupled with the large number of masterpieces undoubtedly earn it a prestigious place among public collections. The Museum of Fine Arts displays the treasures of international and Hungarian art spanning from ancient times to the end of the eighteenth century, while its large-scale temporary exhibitions attract hundreds of thousands of visitors. 

Books

Here comes our Top 3 collection of favourite books that showcase Budapest in many facets. Lean back and let your imagination run free.

Eclipse of the Crescent Moon
by Geza Gardonyi (Author)

Géza Gárdonyi set his Hungarian children's classic in the 16th century during the 150-year Ottoman occupation. Besides the tales of several battles, the novel details the 1552 Siege of Eger, during which Captain István Dobó's 2,000 Hungarian men, women and children inside the county's castle, defeated a Turkish force of 80,000 men. The Hungarian title, Egri csillagok> (literally, "Stars of Eger"), is required reading in Hungarian schools.

Budapest 1900: A Historical Portrait of a City and Its Culture
By John Lukacs (Author)

If you’re a history buff, you’ll probably want to know a little more about Budapest’s back story – and this is the best book to cure your curiosity. In the early 1900’s, Budapest was a city of great writers and intellectuals and their creative output helped shaped the city you see today. Through expert analysis, you’ll learn all about this period in Hungarian history and come away with a little context you can apply when touring the city.

Budapest Series

By Stephanie Andrews, Travel, Food & Wine Journalist
Discover Budapest and its beautiful neighborhoods through the Budapest Series, a collection of engaging fiction stories.

Movies

The capital of Hungary has long been the go-to location of Hollywood, with films being shot in Budapest thanks to its dreamy atmosphere, timeless beauty and stunning attractions. Many stars have fallen in love with the city during filming, with names such as Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. Budapest has also inspired some of the most unique directors and movies, including Wes Anderson’s Academy Award-winning film, The Grand Budapest Hotel (although the film itself was set in the fictional country of Zubrowka). Here comes our personal top 3 collection of Hollywood movies shot in Budapest

 

Evita (1996), the Golden Globe-winning musical drama, starring Madonna as the Argentinean president’s wife, has many ties to Budapest, including the renowned Hungarian producer Andrew G. Vajna. Based on the 1976 concept album produced by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the film was a box office hit, grossing $141 million worldwide. A huge portion of the film was shot in Budapest, where 23 locations were used to represent Buenos Aires, Argentina. An extensive five weeks of shooting was spent in the city, featuring the Museum of Ethnography, Liberty Square, Oktogon, and also the square in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica.

The Phantom of the Opera, The 1998 classic, “The Phantom of the Opera” film was shot in Budapest, and was also influenced by producer and co-writer Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on his musical of the same name. Once again, Budapest was chosen as a filming location, and the stunning building of Hungarian State Opera House was used – loved by Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg alike.

Blade Runner 2049, The 2017 sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic „Blade Runner” starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford was also filmed in Budapest, receiving five nominations at the 90th Academy Awards. Shooting mainly took place at Korda Studios and Origo Studios in Budapest, however the iconic building of the Budapest Stock Exchange (which was later used by the Hungarian Television and then left eerily deserted) at Liberty Square, was used as the set of a traditional casino. The area is surrounded by monumental buildings, including an uncanny giant Soviet War Memorial, which is just a short walk away from the Parliament, so it’s definitely worth a visit.