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Tricks, treats and spooky names

Mark the arrival of Halloween with plenty of terrifyingly good events. Momentous monsters, petrifying parades, a trick or treat trail and gigantic ghostly gatherings across the town  – plus parties offering the biggest, baddest names!

Which place in Budapest would be more suitable for a vampire fun than Vajdahunyadvár? Its “Big Brother” origin is the Transylvanian Vajdahunyad Castle, where according to the legends the real Dracula, the famed Vlad Tepes was imprisoned. On this unusual evening, the Dracula Castle – 20th October – , you can get acquainted with the true story of Count Dracula, immersed in the tremendous world of vampire stories and celebrate the famous “Hungarian Dracula”Béla Lugosi’s birthday, who is known as the world famous Dracula in Hollywood , his statue adorns one of Vajdahunyad Castle’s stalls. It is also worth noting the special atmosphere film screenings. Béla Lugosi’s most famous film and other classic vampire films are waiting for you!

Entrance fee: 2400 HUF Date: 2018.10.20. 18.00-24.00
Recommended age: Only for visitors over 14 years of age due to scary programme elements.

The Budapest Charity Pumpkin Festival at Heroes Square, where you bring your own pumpkin, plus the organisers ask all attendants to bring 1-3 cans or any non-perishable food. All the food donated will be given to people in need. All of the food go to a non-profit organization, called Gyermekétkeztetési Alapítvány (Child Nutrition Foundation). They will hand the donations for those children who need it. Date: 2018. 10.27 19:00-21.00

Are you brave enough to enter and face your fears? The “stark raving” performers await the thrill-seeking, fear-hungry visitors in an environment of unique sets and props over 400 square metres (25 mins), with special sound and light effects. The Nightmare show is a 30 minutes long interactive entertainment. Shows are starting every 30 minutes. You can make a reservation by calling +36 30 215 9686 or by writing an e-mail to info@nightmareinbudapest.com. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your reserved time so keep that in mind while booking. The maximum number of people who can enjoy the show together is 7. Groups of 8 and above will be split into smaller groups and can gain entry separately. Tickets can be purchased on the spot right before the show, at 3500 HUF per person.

For a bit of thrill visit the Labyrinth in Buda Castle Hill where Dracula, the legendary Vlad Tepes was kept in prison in the 15th century. The naturally formed caverns provided shelter for stone age man, then citizens of the castle district connected the caves in the middle ages forming a labyrinthine system. It functioned as a bunker in World War 2 then it was a top secret military object in the cold war era. Today it offers some exciting exhibitions that you can view at night by a light of a lantern if you aren’t scared of ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.

Open: every day from 10.00 to 19.00, night tours by oil lamp start after 18.00 Entrance fee: full price: 2 500 HUF, students/pensioners: 2 000, children up to 12 years of age: 600 HUF, family ticket (2 adults + 2 kids): 5 000 HUF

Celebrate Halloween in Budapest on a special Cruise Party on the Danube! Have fun, drinks and enjoy the illuminated city scape of the Hungarian capital! Halloween theme decorated ship with welcome drink: Bloody Brain shot, a small gift: light up bracelet, party and dancing to live DJ music.

Price: 25 EUR with welcome drink & after-party in KRAFT club. Date: October 27. /Saturday, at 22.30 – 00.30 Meeting point: at 22.00 in Duna Palota (Zrínyi utca 5., district V.)

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