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.
Hungary's ruling party has quickly pushed through controversial legislation impacting cultural organizations. It will give Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing nationalist government more control over the nation's theaters. Artists and other critics say the new law is part of broader attempts to curtail creative and independent thinking in Hungary. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.
Despite facing EU censure over Turkey's Syria offensive, Erdogan has landed support from Hungary. During a visit, Erdogan repeated his threat to let refugees come to Europe and was hailed as a security partner by Orban.
Hungary's opposition scored a shock win in the Budapest mayoral election. It's a huge blow for nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban. Keith Walker speaks with DW's Hungary correspondent, Stefan Bos, who explains it's the first electoral defeat for Orban's ruling party, Fidesz, since it came to power nine years ago.
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Exhibitions in Budapest, Prague and Warsaw provide powerful insight into the psychological and physical experiences of the visually impaired — helping visitors cultivate empathy for the "hard brain work" of being blind.
Hungary is currently hosting its annual Jewish Cultural Festival. That's despite concerns about the way Hungary commemorates the Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were murdered by the Nazi regime. Prior to the festival getting underway in Budapest, suspected far-right extremists caused extensive damage to a memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Stefan Bos reports from Budapest.