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Budapest New Years Eve Fireworks Live Stream Webcam

December , New Year's Eve , Budapest
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Traditionally, Hungarians celebrate Szilveszter by throwing big parties on the streets, restaurants, hotels or their own homes. In Budapest street parties are popular among the younger residents of the city. New Years Eve street parties are held at Vörösmarty Square, Nyugati Square, and in Oktogon. Additionally, attractive fireworks will be displayed from the Danube River bank (Duna Corzo) on the Pest side near the Chain bridge. Many choose to Celebrate the New Year on a Cruise on the Danube, where the best view of the fireworks is available.  The New Years celebrations are locazlly called Szilveszter Buli and the huge fireworks display will last from just before midnight into the small hours.

The Danube provides a focal point for much of the New Year festivities in Budapest, being the location of not only the best and most extravagant fireworks, but also the location of many of the top hotels, bars and restaurant. The iconic Danube is Europe's second longest river after the Volga. It is classified as an international waterway. The Danube Commission is concerned with the maintenance and improvement of the river's navigation conditions. It was established in 1948 by seven countries bordering the river. Members include representatives from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Moldova, Slovakia, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, and Serbia, It meets regularly twice a year. It also convenes groups of experts to consider items provided for in the commission's working plans.

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a hugely popular viewing point for the NYE midnight countdown and fireworks, so if you want one of the best viewing platforms it is advisable to secure your spot early! The famous suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest's its extensive World Heritage Site includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building. The city attracts about 2.7 million tourists a year, making it the 37th most popular city in the world

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