Venue & Hospitality
Mercure Budapest Castle Hill
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Conference Dates: February 28-29, 2020
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to
Budapest's total territory is 525 km². It is surrounded by the administrative county of Pest, 81 settlements of which belong to Budapest's agglomeration. The city is 25 kilometres long in the north-south direction and 29 kilometres wide in the east-west direction. Its deepest point is the level of the Danube, which at normal levels is about 90 metres above sea level, and its highest point is 529 metres (Janos-Hill).
The city's importance in terms of traffic is very central, because all major European roads and railway lines lead to Budapest. The city is divided into two parts by the Danube in a north-southerly direction. The hilly left bank is called Buda, with over 20 hills within the territory of the capital, and the plain right bank is called Pest.
Budapest, now home to two million inhabitants, would appear countless times on any list of superlatives. The Continent's first underground railway was built here. From here originated more pioneering Hollywood film makers than from any other European city. Budapest was the home of such world class inventors as Kálmán Kandó, the father of electric railways
The climate of Hungary is cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers; the number of sunny hours exceeds 2000 yearly, and the average temperature is 11 C°. The city having three major railway stations, Main railway stations: Nyugati (Western), Keleti (Eastern), Déli (South) and Kelenföldi pályaudvarok. Public transportation includes BKV buses, trams, 3 metro lines, HÉV (suburban railway), cogwheel railway; other interesting means of transport: ferry boats, the Budavári sikló (Buda Castle Funicular), gyermekvasút (Children’s Railway) and the Zugligeti libegő (Zugliget chairlift)
Hungary's official currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). There are a number of places which accept Euros too, but the exchange rate merchants tend to use is significantly lower than what one can get at a normal exchange office ora bank. The HUF coins' denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200, while the banknotes are HUF 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000.
1 kilo loaf of bread: 200-300 Ft / 0.8-1.2 EUR
1 liter milk: 190-240 Ft / 0.7-1 EUR
1 bottle of beer: 200 Ft / 0.8 EUR
1 bottle of table wine: 500-3000 Ft / 2-12 EUR
Eating in restaurant: 3500-5000 Ft / 14-20 EUR
Eating in fast food restaurant : 1000-1500 Ft / 3-5 EUR
1 litre of petrol / gasoline (octane 95): 450 Ft / 1.5 EUR
High-speed internet per month: 6-12000 Ft / 24 - 28 EUR per month
Taxi: 250-300 Ft /km / 1-1.2 EUR
Cinema ticket: 1500 Ft / 5 EUR
Museum entry fee: 500-1200 Ft / 2-5 EUR
Budapest's public transportation systems are operated by the company BKV. The service includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, underground trains (Metro) and above-ground suburban trains (HÉV). Buses, trams and trolleybuses run daily from 4.30 a.m. until 11.0 p.m. The three Metro lines interconnect at Deák tér Station, and service frequencies range from 15 minutes late in the evening to every two minutes at peak times. The HÉV runs to and from Csepel Island and Ráckeve in the south, Szentendre in the north, and Gödöllő in the east.
There are 3 main international railway stations in Budapest: Eastern (Keleti), Western (Nyugati) and Southern (Déli). More than 50 trains a day provide direct links between Budapest and 25 other European capital cities. Trains to Vienna run every 3 hours, 7 times a day. There is also a popular network of Inter City trains linking Budapest with the main Hungarian towns. All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli and Keleti are stops on the Red (Number 2) line and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.
Most of the main sights in Budapest are easily accessible on foot. But if you are tight on time or you feel that you have already walked enough for the day, our capital also has an excellent public transportation system with four metro lines and an extensive network of trams and buses. So it is really easy to get around!
The simple day pass is worth it if you would use the public transportation at least five times within 24 hours.
A direct shuttlebus (100E) operates between Liszt Ferenc International Airport and Deák Ferenc tér in the city centre. A special fare applies: the “Airport shuttle bus single ticket” for the price of 900 Hungarian Forints is required for each trip.Only the 900 HUF ''Airport shuttle bus single ticket” is accepted or travel, no other types of tickets or passes are valid."
Attractions & Landmarks
- Andrassy Avenue.
- Aquincum Museum and Ruin Garden.
- Basilica of St Stephen.
- Bem Jozsef Square.
- Buda Castle.
- Buda Tower.
- Castle Hill.
- Chain Bridge.
- City Park.
- Danube Promenade.
- Gallert Hill.
- Gellert Square.
- Great Synagogue.
- Gresham Palace.
- Heroes Square.
- Hungarian National Gallery.
- Liberty Bridge.
- Liberty Monument.
- Margaret Bridge.
- Margatet Island.
- Mathias Church.
- Matyashegy Cave.
- Memento Park.
- Millennium Monument.
- Museum of Applied Arts.
- Museum of Ethnography.
- Museum of Fine Arts.
- Museum of Transportation.
- National Szechenyl Library.
- Palvolgy Cave.
- Royal Palace.
- Szemlohegyi Cave.
- The Hungarian National Museum.
- Trinity Square.
- Vorosmarity Square.