Oktoberfest has moved to Budapest?
Do not be afraid, because so far no city in the world can compete with the record-breaking results of the festival in Munich. Each year, in the Bavarian capital, about 6 million liters of beer is consumed!
The tradition originated back in 1810 when Louis I married Countess Teresa, and in honor of this great holiday treated the whole city with a glass of fresh and golden beverage - beer.
Tradition is tradition, but modern celebration contains a large number of additional programs and has many fans. And, more and more cities organize similar holidays under the "Oktoberfest brand".
Budapest is no exception - October 9-12, a great beer festival will be held on Heroes Square, on the territory of the City Park. Hungarians will have the opportunity to prove themselves as brewers and show that they have not only great wine. For more information, visit the site
Of course, in addition to beer, Hungarians have their own special drinks like "palinka".
The word "palinka" in Hungarian language refers to liquors. At the same time, this word refers to fruit liquor made in Hungary, and on 2002 it was patented. It can not be less than 40 degrees strong, so it is a good gift for men. And there are so many kinds of it! The most popular is plum palinka, but it is also made of pears, peaches, raspberries, strawberries, honey and others. Guests of the palinka and sausage festival, which takes place in the Hungarian capital this weekend, can try it themselves.
And to make the festival interesting not only for lovers of strong drink, visitors will be offered to enjoy Hungarian sausage there.
The admission to both festival is charged. The cost is about 8 Euro per one person.