This year Budapest100 celebrates the Danube Waterfront. Many public and commercial buildings, as well as apartment buildings, will be open to the public on this weekend. Numerous displays, exhibitions and concerts will be held all along the ten-kilometre stretch of the Danube between Árpád híd and Rákóczi híd.
The Danube is the lifeblood of Budapest. The river’s traditional role in the city’s commerce and industry has faded, being replaced as the focus of nightlife and tourism. The future of the waterfront is a frequent topic of debate and an urgent challenge for urban planners.
Budapest100 will share the stories of people living and working along the waterfront, revealing both the advantages and disadvantages of living in this splendid location.
You can get around the waterfront on foot or by bike – the cycle path on the Buda side is especially recommended. The number 2 tram runs along the Pest embankment and the 19 and 41 trams run along the Buda side. Best of all, take the BKK Waterbus as it zig-zags slowly up and down the river.