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Adult tourists in Budapest during August Sziget Festival

Couple in 60's considering Budapest vacation during August Sziget Festival
9 years ago, March 3rd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #130294  
We are a couple considering spending our week's vacation in Budapest in mid-August, but our fixed dates coincide with the annual Sziget (Rock) Festival that an estimated 300,000 - 500,000 people may attend just outside town. Have any older adult (ie non-Sziget oriented) travelers visited Budapest during that festival, and can advise on its impact in/around Budapest and airport travel? Thank you in advance for your information. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 4th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #130384  
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I haven't had experience, but Sziget festival is confined on an island a bit out of the city centre. I doubt it would affect the tourist attractions a whole lot. Reply to this

9 years ago, March 7th 2011 No: 3 Msg: #130576  
Hi Laura,

Whether or not there is a festival taking place, there is a huge number of foreign tourists in Budapest in the summer months, so the city will feel like it's flooded with non-Hungarians anyway. But I guess most of the rock fans would take the train to Budapest as opposed to flying in?

Jon Reply to this

9 years ago, March 8th 2011 No: 4 Msg: #130637  
Zeibura and Jon, thank you both for your replies. We're going there a different week, looking forward to it but prepared for a lot of tourists there during the summer. Laura Reply to this

9 years ago, March 8th 2011 No: 5 Msg: #130646  
Budapest is an entertaining city, you'll enjoy it... I have some blogs with photos if you're interested... Reply to this

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