Budapest is the capital and largest city in Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union. It came to prominence under the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Budapest is the capital and largest city in the Central European country Hungary. It is also one of the largest cities in the European Union. Budapest was a major economic hub under the Ottoman Empire, then came to further prominence under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which was one of the world's great powers until its fall at the end of World War I. Today, Budapest is inhabited by nearly two million people and is a major tourist destination as well as a financial, economic, and cultural center. This page is an automatic compilation of all DW content relating to Budapest.
In Hungary, nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban has led an intense anti-EU campaign in the run-up to the European Parliament elections, accusing Brussels of fueling immigration. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Hungary correspondent Stefan Bos in Budapest. He begins by asking Stefan how that has been impacting the election campaign in Hungary.
Hungary is hoping to open a new museum devoted to the Holocaust. But Holocaust survivors and scholars are worried that the House of Fates, as it'll be called, will downplay Hungary's role in the Holocaust. They accuse the government of nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban of whitewashing Hungary's pre-war anti-Semitism and complicity in the Nazi genocide. Joanna Kakissis reports from Budapest.
There's mounting concern in Brussels about Hungary's new anti-immigration campaign against the EU's leadership. The European Commission's Vice President and the Dutch Justice Minister have visited Budapest, condemning what they view as Budapest's threat to the EU's democratic values. Stefan Bos reports.
Evidence of one of Hungary's darkest chapters may soon be brought to the surface. Israeli divers will start searching for the human remains of thousands of Jews, shot and killed by Hungarian fascists near the Danube River in Budapest during World War II. It's taken years for the Hungarian and Israeli governments to reach agreement on this recovery operation. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.