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The Hungarian Heritage House in Budapest aims to cultivate, preserve and promote Hungarian folk tradition.

Hungarian Heritage House

Hungarian Heritage House

Founded in 2001 by the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, this national institute comprises three divisions: the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, the Folklore Documentation Centre, and the Folk Arts Department.

Purposes, such as to quest, preserve, systematize, arouse and keep alive the internal and external interest in folk traditions are extremely important nowadays.

 

Matyo woman in folk dress waiting

Matyo woman in folk dress waiting

The building itself was designed in an eclectic style by Aladar Arkay and Mor Kallina, and was constructed between 1898-1900 to serve the multiple cultural needs of the contemporary Buda middle-class. It was used as a theater, library and restaurant by the citizens of Buda.

The facade’s relative simplicity is in contrast with the rich Are Nouveau ornamentation in the interior, with the hall, its columns, the wide marble staircase, and the ornamented lounge.

From 1st October 2016 the Hungarian Heritage House is undergoing renovation for 20 months.

During this period most of the programmes will be found in external venues, such as:

 

 

  • Museum of Hungarian Applied Folk Art, Open Handicraft Studio and Community Hall of Apor Peter utca
  • MOM Cultural Centre
  • Fonó Music Hall
  • Cultural Centre at Marczibányi Tér

    Folk Show by Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

    Folk Show by Hungarian State Folk Ensemble

Phone Number: +36-1 225-6056
Address: Corvin ter 8., District I, Budapest, H-1011

 

Enjoy traditional Hungarian music, dances and artisan beers – all in one package. The theater-style Hungarian Folk Show is followed by a late night Budapest cruise, where live Salon music and a 5 tier tasting of Hungarian Craft Beers are included.

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions

Hungarian Folk Show

Hungarian Folk Show

  • Hungarian Folk Show in theater (8 pm – 9.30 pm)
  • Budapest Sightseeing Cruise (10 pm – 11.30 pm)
  • Hostess escort from the Folk Show Venue to the Dock
  • 5 Tier Craft Beer Tasting on the cruise
  • Live Salon Music on cruise
  • Cruise ship: AC Summer / Heated Winter
  • Boat: Millenium I. or II.
  • Student prices available
  • Group discounts available
  • VIP tickets available

Prices of Hungarian Folk Show & 10pm Craft Beer Cruise

Folk Show and Cruise with Craft Beer Tasting:

Budapest Night Cruise on Danube River

Budapest Night Cruise on Danube River

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers €48
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers €57
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers €61

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers Student €46
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers Student €55
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers Student €58

Budapest Folk Show VIP Cat + Cruise & 5 Beers €109

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions of VIP Ticket:

  • Private taxi transfer: Hotel pickup (at 6.30 pm) and drop off after the show
  • Best seats in the theater
  • Private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission
  • Private guided tour of the venue in English language (approx. 30 min)
  • Professional Photo
  • Hungarian Souvenir
  • Glass of Sparkling Wine
  • 10pm Cruise with 5-Tier Craft Beer Tasting

Taxi Transfer Upgrade

Return Taxi Transfer can be booked in the booking form for €14 per person.

Craft Beer Tasting on Budapest Cruise

Craft Beers on Budapest Cruise

Craft Beers on Budapest Cruise

The price of the cruise includes the tasting of 5 different Hungarian Artisan Beer specialities. Each tasting is a glass of 150 ml. In the end, you can choose 1 bottle of any of the tasted beers, included in the price.

The 5 Tier Beer Tasting includes the following brews:

  1. Fóti Zwickl – 4.5% vol unfiltered lager beer (150ml)
  2. Rizmajer Búza – 6.5% vol wheat beer (150ml)
  3. Keserű Méz / Bitter Honey – 6% vol unfiltered lager beer (150ml)
  4. Flying Rabbit IPA – 6.5% vol Award-winning Hungarian IPA (150ml)
  5. Horizont – Flamand Porter – 6.7% vol string brown beer (150ml)

OR

      5. Stari Black Currant – 3.3% lighter fruit beer (150ml)

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Enjoy a traditional Hungarian Folk Music & Dance Show, followed by a Danube River Cruise with live Salon Music and Cocktails on board.

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions

Balancing Bottles in Hungary Folk Shows

Balancing Bottles in Hungary Folk Shows

  • 1.5h Hungarian Folk Show from 8 pm
  • Hostess escort from the Folk Show Venue to the Dock
  • 1.5h Budapest Sightseeing Cruise from 10 pm
  • 2 Cocktails on board
  • Live Salon Music on cruise
  • Air-Conditioned cruise ship
  • Boat: Millenium I. or II.
  • Student prices / Group discounts available
  • VIP tickets available

Prices of Hungarian Folk Show & 10pm Cocktail Cruise

Folk Show and Cruise with 2 Cocktails:

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails €45
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails €54
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails €58

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails Student €43
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails Student €52
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails Student €55

Budapest Folk Show VIP Cat + Cruise & 2 Cocktails €106

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Taxi Transfer Upgrade

Night Danube Cruise Budapest after Folk Show

Night Danube Cruise Budapest by Steve Calcott

Return Taxi Transfer can be added in the booking form for €14 per person.

Inclusions of VIP Ticket:

  • Private taxi transfer: Hotel pickup (at 6.30 pm) and drop off after the show
  • Best seats in the theater
  • Private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission
  • Private guided tour of the venue in English language (approx. 30 min)
  • Professional Photo
  • Hungarian Souvenir
  • Glass of Sparkling Wine
  • 10pm Cruise with 2 Cocktails

Cocktail Menu on Cruise

You can choose 2 cocktails from the following cocktails on your Budapest 10 pm Cocktail Cruise:

  • Cuba Libre Cocktail
  • Old Fashioned Cocktail
  • Mojito Cocktail
  • Pina Colada Cocktail
  • Sex on the Beach Cocktail
  • Tequilla Sunrise Cocktail
  • Gin Fizz Cocktail
RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Spend your evening in style with a Hungarian Folk Show and a night river cruise on the Danube with 7 Tier Wine Tasting.

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions

Budapest Folk Shows

Budapest Folk Shows

  • 1.5h Hungarian Folk Show (8 pm – 9.30 pm)
  • Hostess escort from the Folk Show Venue to the Dock
  • 1.5h Budapest Sightseeing Cruise with 7 Tier Wine Tasting (10 pm – 11.30 pm)
  • Live Salon Music on cruise
  • Cruise ship: AC Summer / Heated Winter
  • Boat: Millenium I. or II.
  • Student prices available
  • Group discounts available
  • VIP Tickets available

Prices of Hungarian Folk Show & 10pm Wine Cruise

Folk Show and Cruise with Wine Tasting:

Budapest at Night from Gellert Hill - Prabhu Balakrishnan

Budapest from Gellert Hill – Prabhu Balakrishnan

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines €51
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines €60
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines €64

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines Student €49
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines Student €58
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines Student €61

Budapest Folk Show VIP Cat + Cruise & 7 Wines €112

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions of VIP Ticket:

  • Private taxi transfer: Hotel pickup (at 6.30 pm) and drop off after the show
  • Best seats in the theater
  • Private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission
  • Private guided tour of the venue in English language (approx. 30 min)
  • Professional Photo
  • Hungarian Souvenir
  • Glass of Sparkling Wine
  • 10pm Cruise with 7-Tier Wine Tasting

Taxi Transfer Upgrade

Return Taxi Transfer can be added in the booking form for €14 per person.

Hungarian Wine Tasting on Budapest 10pm Cruise

Wine Cruise Budapest

Wine Cruise Budapest

You can choose the following Hungarian red and white wines or wine varieties on the Budapest City Wine Cruise (the available sample wines change week by week, 2 out of the 7 wines are from the Tokaj region):

  • Tokaji Furmint Grand Selection (80 ml)
  • Hilltop Premium Merlot (80 ml)
  • Juhász Blue Frankish Rosé (80 ml)
  • Bodri Szekszárdi Civilis Cuvée (80 ml)
  • Bárdos Pincészet Pinot Grigio (80 ml)
  • Tokaji Szamorodni Sweet (40 ml)
  • Tokaji Aszu 3 Puttonyos (40 ml)
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Budapest Folk Boat on Danube River

Enjoy an amazing Hungarian Folk Music and Dance Show on a boat tour in Budapest while the beautiful sights of the city unravel.

Night on Hungarian Folk Boat. - Budapest Parliament

Night on Hungarian Folk Boat.

Options include an evening Danube Cruise with 5 Drinks or on a 4-Course Served Dinner. The Folk Show also includes a bit of folk dance learning opportunity for those who love to participate in the fun!

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Included in Folk Boat

  • 1 hour Folk of 45 min Show with 15 min Folk Dance Learning
  • 3 hour Cruise on Danube from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm (or 9-10.30)
  • Tickets with 4-course Served Dinner, 55 Euro
  • 4 options for Main Course: Beef or Fish or Duck or Vegetarian
  • 1 Welcome Drink
  • optional upgrade to Unlimited Drink Pack
  • 3 Hour Live Entertainment: 2h Salon Music, 1h Folk
  • Dock in City Centre (near Elizabeth Bridge)
  • AC / Heating depending on weather
  • WiFi internet connection
Folk Cruise Budapest Hungarian Bottle Dance

Folk Cruise Budapest Hungarian Bottle Dance

The dancers of FolkRhythm Hungarian folk dance and band will entertain you in the last 1 hour of the 3 hour cruise.  You can also join the cruise at 9.30pm for the last bit. Tickets are quickly sold out, especially on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Prices of Budapest Cruise & Folk Show:

  • Price with 4 Course Dinner:  €55 per person
  • Price of Dinner & Unlimited Wines/Beers/Soft Drinks: €75 per person
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Budapest Folk Cruise

Timetable of Folk Dinner Cruise:

 

About the Folk Music and Dance Show

The folk dancers are the members of the traditional folk ensemble called Folkrhythms, who gained show experience in the former, nationally and internationally acclaimed Rajko Folk Ensemble,honing their fine sophisticated dancing and singing skills, showing the traditions of the Hungarian folks of various regions in Hungary. The folk dance ensemble on the river cruise is 4 – 6 dancers, plus there is a quartet playing the folk dance music for the group. The members of FolkRhythms will take you for a lovely dance with them at the end of the show (only if you want to learn dancing!)

Hungarian Folk Show Boat Budapest - Balancing Bottle

Folk Boat – Balancing Bottle

The Folk Dance Show includes Hungarian traditional dances, like the spectacular the Women’s Bottle Balancing Dance (women balancing fragile wine bottles on their heads while dancing) or the Men’s Stick Dances (men acting out shepherd with their herding sticks, making tricky dance moves as if fighting off enemies).
The Folk Show is followed by an interactive and fun workshop where you will get an opportunity to learn a bit of Hungarian Folk Dances.

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Menu of Budapest Folk Dinner Cruise

Starter

Tender beef stew Folk Evening Budapest Boat

Beef Stew Dinner on Folk Boat

Finger food Appetizers in Pastry Basket

Soup
Green Pea Cream Soup with Roasted Almonds

Main Course with Side
You can choose from the following main course options on the dinner cruise:
BEEF: Tender Beef Stew with Polenta

FISH: Black Cod Fillet with Sauce Hollandaise and Vegetable-Lasagne
DUCK: Duck Leg Confit with Crispy White Cabbage and Gratin Potatoes

Starters in pastry basket Budapest Evening Folk Boat

Starters on Folk Boat

VEGETARIAN: Vegetarian Plate of Grilled Halloumi Cheese with Lemon Zest and Fresh Side Salad

Dessert
Sponge Cake with Chocolate Sauce – Somlo Style

Unlimited Drinks on Folk Boat

You can book the Budapest Folk Dinner Boat Tour ticket to include a 3 hour package of Unlimited Drinks (please see the list below). The price of the Dinner Boat with dinner, unlimited drinks for 3 hours is €63. You can enjoy the following drink options:

Unlimited Drink on Folk Dinner Cruise

Unlimited Drink on Folk Dinner Cruise

Wines from Hungary 
Fine Hungarian wines are featured from various regions in Hungary. The red wine, white wine, rose and Tokaji selection is of the Hungarian Waldorf Manufacture’s wines, made in Mihaly Figula’s (awarded as the Hungarian Winemaker of the Year), and Zoltan Gunzer’s excellent Winery.:

Viktoria Pinot Gris 2013/14, Figula Mihaly, Balatonfured
Vencel Rose 2014, Gunzer Zoltan, Villany
Vilmos Cuvée 2013/14, Gunzer Zoltan, Villany
Mindenjo Tokaji Cuvée 2012, Basilicus Szolobirtok, Tokaj-Hegyalja

Sparkling Wines on Folk Boat

Hungarian Sparkling wine in dry and sweet versions from the BB Fizz Winery.

Bottled Beers on Folk Boat
Staropramen Beer

Soft Drinks on Folk Boat
Fruit Juices
Fizzy Drinks
Mineral Water

Hot Drinks on Folk Boat

Coffee selection
Tea selection

RESERVATION with e-Ticket
Budapest Evening Folk Show Boat

Budapest Evening Folk Show Boat

Folk Show & 10pm Cruise

Enjoy a spectacular traditional Hungarian Folk Show followed by a late night Danube Sightseeing Cruise with drinks or with a buffet dinner included. All in one package – for the most affordable prices.

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions

  • 1.5h Hungarian Folk Show (8 pm – 9.30 pm)

    Budapest Folk Dance

    Budapest Folk Dances

  • Hostess escort from the Folk Show Venue to the Dock
  • 1.5h Budapest Sightseeing Cruise with 2 Drinks or Buffet Dinner (10 pm – 11.30 pm)
  • Live Salon Music on cruise
  • Cruise ship: AC Summer / Heated Winter
  • Boat: Millenium I. or II.
  • Student prices available
  • Group discounts available
  • VIP Tickets available

Prices of Hungarian Folk Show & 10pm Cruise

Folk Show and Cruise with 2 Drinks (without dinner):

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks €39
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks €48
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks €51

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks Student €37
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks Student €45
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks Student €49

Budapest Folk Show VIP Cat + Cruise & 2 Drinks €99

Folk Show and Cruise with Buffet Dinner:

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Dinner Cruise €63
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Dinner Cruise €72
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Dinner Cruise €75

Budapest Folk Show 3rd Cat + Dinner Cruise Student €61
Budapest Folk Show 2nd Cat + Dinner Cruise Student €69
Budapest Folk Show 1st Cat + Dinner Cruise Student €73

Budapest Folk Show VIP Cat + Dinner Cruise €123

RESERVATION with e-Ticket

Inclusions of VIP Ticket:

  • Private taxi transfer: Hotel pickup (at 6.30 pm) and drop off after the show
  • Best seats in the theater
  • Private host to attend to you before the concert and in the intermission
  • Private guided tour of the venue in English language (approx. 30 min)
  • Professional Photo
  • Hungarian Souvenir
  • Glass of Sparkling Wine
  • 10pm Cruise with Dinner or Drinks

Folk Show Venue and Departure of the Cruise
The venue of the Hungarian Folk Show is alternating on the two Danube riversides of Budapest, between the city central Danube Palace on the Pest side, and the Budai Vigado on the Buda side of the city of Budapest. The dock of the Dinner Cruise is adjusted to these venues, so that in either cases the departure of the cruise is very close to the Folk Show venue. After the Folk Show, hostesses will escort the guests to the Dock.
You can find the dates and venues on the following page: Hungarian Folk Show Venues

Menu of Buffet Dinner Cruise

Soups on the Budapest river tour

  • Goulash soup with noodles – Alfold style goulash is one of the most traditional Hungarian soups, rich in meats and vegetables
  • Seasonal Soups: Vegetable cream soup from fall to spring cruises, Fruit Soup in summer cruises. Both soups are an ideal option for vegetarians. Fresh tasty Hungarian vegetables and fruits give a wonderful characteristic flavor to the soup

Taste of Local Creams on the Budapest river tour

For a cold starter, take a gastronomical adventure: try two of the local specialties used as sandwich toppings in Hungary

  • Korozott: Quark with Sweet Paprika, Caraway, Onion and Butter – usually eaten topped on fresh rolls with fresh vegetables (tomato, peppers, onions, cucumber) – ideal vegetarian option
  • Tepertokrem: Pork Cracklings Cream (slightly chunky texture) with mustard, salt and pepper – hearty sandwich cream for pork lovers
Budapest Lunch Cruise

Budapest Buffet Dinner Cruise

Main courses on the Budapest river cruise

  • Roasted Sea Fish with Chardonnay Sauce
  • Roasted Chicken Breast with Basil & Cheese Sauce
  • Pork Rib with Thyme and Mustard Sauce: slightly spicy pork ribs
  • Mini Stuffed Cabbage: toltott kaposzta is a Hungarian style sweet and sour dish, the cabbage leaves are stuffed with a seasoned mixture of minced pork & rice, cooked in a rich sauce of stew sauce with lots of Hungarian pickled sauerkraut, usually served with sour cream topping – Hungarian specialty
  • Chicken Leg Paprika: traditional Hungarian Chicken Paprika (csirkepaprikas) usually made with chicken legs with tomatoes, peppers, onions and sweet paprika – Hungarian specialty
  • Vegetarian Courses: Homemade Dumplings with Spinach and Mustard & Mushroom Sauce, Grilled Vegetables, etc. (please see below)

Side dishes on the Budapest river trip

  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Homemade Dumplings with Spinach and Mustard & Mushroom Sauce
  • Grilled Polenta Terrine with Feta Cheese
  • Hash-brown Potatoes / Potato Lángos
  • Noodles / Dumplings
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice with Corn
  • Steak Potatoes

Vegetarian dishes on the Budapest Danube cruise

  • Grilled Polenta Terrine with Feta Cheese
  • Homemade Dumplings with Spinach and Mustard & Mushroom Sauce
  • Grilled Vegetables
  • Soup of the Season: Vegetable Soup (Fall, Winter, Spring), cold Fruit Soup (Summer)
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice with Corn
  • Salads: see below

Salads, Fresh Greens on the Budapest Cruise

  • Salad of the Season with various Dressings
  • Corn Salad with Mayo Dressing
  • Italian Pasta Salad
  • Caesar Salad

Desserts on the boat tour in Budapest

  • Sponge Cake pudding in Somló style (Somloi Galuska) is a huge favorite in Hungary, a sweet delicacy with some rum, sultanas, sponge cake, dark chocolate, topped with whipped cream
  • Home-made Strudel
  • Mini Tarts
  • Fresh Fruits of the Season
  • Dessert Variations Európa style

Drinks included in the Danube sightseeing tour price

  • 1 Glass of wine (or juice) and 1 bottle of mineral water
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The venue of the Hungarian Folk Dance and Music show is alternating on the two Danube riversides of Budapest, between the city central Danube Palace on the Pest side, and the picturesque Budai Vigado on the Buda side of the city of Budapest. The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble present their shows in the Budai Vigado.

Folk Show Dates on the Pest side of Budapest

Inside Danube Palace Budapest

Inside Danube Palace Budapest

Venue: Danube Palace Budapest
Address: 5 Zrinyi Street Budapest District V
Map
GPS Coordinates: 47.500152, 19.049074
Dates of Hungarian Folk Shows on Pest side:

2017 February: 25

2017 March: 4, 11, 18, 25
2017 April: 1, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22,28, 29
2017 May: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31
2017 June: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30,
2017 July: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31
2017 August: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
2017 September: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 27, 29
2017 October: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30,31
2017 November: 4, 11, 18, 25
2017 December: 2, 26, 28, 29

Venue: Pesti Vigado Hall
Address: 2 Vigado Square Budapest District V
Map
GPS Coordinates: 47.495845, 19.049186

Folk Show Dates on the Buda side of Budapest

Buda Vígado Concert Hall Budapest

Buda Vígado Concert Hall Budapest

Venue: Budai Vigado Budapest
Address: 8 Corvin Square Budapest District I, (Buda side of Budapest, under the Buda Castle)
Map
GPS Coordinates: 47.502998, 19.038189
Dates of Hungarian Folk Shows on Buda side:

Hungarian Folk Dance Shows

Hungarian folk dance with bottles

Hungarian folk dance with bottles

  • Authentic Folk Dances: century old movements, dances of couples, groups and solo dancers, from the Hungarian Middle Ages to the 19th century (most of them collected in isolated Hungarian villages in the early 20th century). The dances are authentic and put together is an amazing show.
  • Award winning Hungarian Folk Dancers: the folk dance ensembles (founded in the 1950s) have earned numerous international awards
  • Hungarian Folk Dresses: traditional Hungarian embroidery from various regions and for a wide range of occasions
  • Spectacular Dance Show: the traditional Hungarian folk dances are put into a narration. Events and life stories emerge from the Hungarian folk dance shows with powerful dynamics: love, desire, loss, youth, celebration, fun, teasing, and many more feelings evoked during the folk show performances
  • Great Value for Money: the tickets for the Hungarian folk shows are very affordable (as is Budapest in general. On top of the cheap ticket prices, students can get discounts, and there are many deals and packages. Folk show tickets start from 14 Euros, you can check the Seating Plan of Budapest Folk Shows here
  • Historical Concert Halls: the venues of the folk shows are in beautiful historical buildings, worth a visit themselves. The Buda Vigado (Budai Vigado) on the Buda side (under the Buda Castle), and the Duna Palace (Danube Palace) behind the five star Gresham Palace.
  • Central location: the concert halls are 5-15 min Budapest city center.
  • Family event: Hungarian folk shows in Budapest are an ideal option if you visit Budapest with family or friends of mixed interests

Make the most of your evening with a beautiful Budapest river cruise following the Hungarian folk show. The night attractions of the city of Budapest are part of the UNESCO World Heritage, and will surely complete your evening of your Hungarian holiday. Book your seats for the cruise in our booking form on the left side (choose the program in the reservation form options box to see prices).

Night Danube Cruise Budapest after Folk Show

Night Danube Cruise Budapest by Steve Calcott

August 20 is the most special day of the summer in Budapest: Hungary is celebrating St Stephen’s Day with Fireworks, Folk Art Festival, Consecration of the Bread, free Folk Concerts and Folk Dance Shows, processions, and with many other interesting programs.

Hungarian Folk Dance Show

Hungarian Folk Dance Show

This is a very special days for us Hungarians, and although there is no Hungarian Folk Show scheduled for this day, you will have a good chance to see amateur and half professional dance groups from Hungary on the main stage of the August 20 celebrations on Adam Clark Square (next to the Chain Bridge, Buda side)

Aug 20 Folk Show Location

at the Buda side of the Chain Bridge, next to the Funicular Railway

Aug 20 Folk Show Hours

there are about 3-4 shows throughout the day from 11 am to 5 pm.

2013 the program of the folk shows:

11.20 Folk Dance Show ( Zengővárkonyi Hagyományőrző Népi Együttes)

13.00 Folk Dance Show (Netz Tancprodukcio)

15.00 Folk Dance and Music Show (Népművészeti Egyesületek Szövetség: Bagi Muharay Elemér Népi Együttes, Netz Tancprodukcio, CimbaliBand Concert)

18.30 Folk Music Concert

The Peacock has Taken Off Show (“Fölszállott a páva”)

Netz Production video:

We cherish Hungarian folk art, our invaluable traditions that grew and formed in the Carpathian basin where Hungary lies along with many other nations of Eastern and Central Europe.

On HungarianFolk.com you can find some information about the following topics:

Hungarian Folk Music: Hungarian folk bands as well as Hungarian folk music that inspired Bela Bartok or Zoltan Kodaly, or even contemporary artists in a wide range of music genres, including beatbox. Hungarian folk tunes are very versatile, ranging from the happy wedding songs through military songs to nursery rhymes and soft lullabies.

Hungarian Folk Dances: dances, dance shows of Hungarian folk dances in Budapest, Hungary, and in other countries (please send in your upcoming folk shows)

Hungarian Folk Tales: we are collecting some of the well known Hungarian tales translated into English

Hungarian Folk Motifs: art designs and patterns of Hungary to inspire your crafts or crafts workshops with adults and children

Hungarian Folk Dresses: beautiful dresses with Hungarian folk motifs, original / authentic dresses and contemporary designs.

Hungarian Folk Embroidery: embroidery on various textiles, dresses, cloths, linens

We are adding the content to the site gradually, please bear with us if you cannot find enough info yet about Hungarian Folk. The website was born in December 2012.