Over 22 million tourists visit Budapest each year and for the right reason. With no shortage of activities, food, and bars, Budapest is a city that makes you want to come back again and again. The city is also famous for some of Europe’s biggest attractions.
Largest Ice Rink
Europe’s largest ice rink is located right in the city in front of Vadjahuyad Castle. In the summer it is a big pond with boating and duck seeing, but in the winter it turns into a giant ice rink. Light shows, live music, and food vendors are some of the activities going on while skating around with hundreds of other people.
Largest Thermal Bath
For a city so famous for its thermal baths, it’s only fitting that the largest in Europe will be here as well. The Szechenyi thermal bath is conveniently located right next to the ice rink and is a great way to combine a cold winter activity with a relaxing spa day. With many pools both inside and outside, there is plenty of space even on busy weekends.
Although there were big Jewish communities throughout much of Europe, and many much larger than Budapest, Europe’s biggest synagogue is right in the city center. Completed in 1959, the Dohany Street Synagogue can hold up to 3,000 people and is a unique combination of European and Islamic architecture.