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Budapest Winter Sights Buda Castle Hill - photo by Philippe Clabots
Budapest Winter Sights Buda Castle Hill - photo by Philippe Clabots

Christmas in Buda Castle Budapest

Please find the main Buda Castle Attractions’ special Christmas and New Year’s Eve opening hours, as well as the Buda Castle Tour’s December schedule.

To get more information about Budapest Christmas and Budapest New Year ideas, programs and activities please visit these December guides for things to do in the Hungarian capital on a winter break.

Programs in Castle District Budapest – Christmas & NYE

Should you be interested in discovering the Castle District during your Christmas holiday via a guided tour, you can choose one of the following available programs. Please note that the castle is the home of museums, which are closed on Mondays.

Budapest Winter Holiday Matthias Fountain Buda Castle Snow Mispahn
Matthias Fountain under Snow – Mispahn

Dec 1-23        All Buda Castle Tours are available

Dec 7              Classical Concert in Matthias Church

Dec 14            Classical Concert in Matthias Church

Dec 24           Budget Castle Tour
Bus Tour in Buda Hills with Hotel Pickup at 10 am

Dec 25            Budget Castle Tour
Bus Tour in Buda Hills with Hotel Pickup 10am and 14.30pm

Dec 26           Budget Castle Tour
Bus Tour in Buda Hills with Hotel Pickup 10am and 14.30pm

Dec 27-29     All Buda Castle Tours are available

Dec 28            Classical Concert in Matthias Church

Dec 30          All Buda Castle Tours are available except for Buda Castle District Tour & Parliament

Dec 31            Budget Castle Tour
Bus Tour in Buda Hills with Hotel Pickup 10am and 14.30pm

Jan 1              Budget Castle Tour
Bus Tour in Buda Hills with Hotel Pickup at 2.30 pm

Buda Castle in Winter - photo by Neil Howard
Buda Castle in Winter – photo by Neil Howard

December Opening Hours of Castle Attractions

National Gallery in Buda Castle Opening Hours around Christmas:

Dec 1-22: Open as usual (10 am – 6 pm, closed on Mondays)
Dec 23: Open 10 am – 6 pm
Dec 24: Closed
Dec 25: Closed
Dec 26-29: Open as usual (10 am – 6 pm)
Dec 30: Open 10 am – 6 pm
Dec 31: Open 10 am – 4 pm (latest entry at 3 pm)
Jan 1, 2020: Open 12 pm – 6 pm (latest entry at 5 pm)
Jan 2, 2020: Closed

Budapest History Museum in Buda Castle Opening Hours – Christmas holidays:

Dec 1-23: Open as usual (10 am – 6 pm, closed on Mondays)
Dec 24: Closed
Dec 25: Closed
Dec 26: Open 10 am – 6 pm
Dec 27-29: Open as usual (10 am – 6 pm)
Dec 30: Closed
Dec 31: Open 10 am – 14 pm
Jan 1: Open 12 pm – 6 pm

Matthias Church in Castle District – Opening Hours – Christmas celebrations:

Dec 1-21: Open as usual (Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm, Sat: 9 am – 12 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm)
Dec 22: Open 1 pm – 4 pm
Dec 23: 9 am – 2 pm
Dec 24: Closed
Dec 25: Closed
Dec 26: 1 pm – 5 pm
Dec 27-30: Open as usual (Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm, Sat: 9 am – 1 pm, Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm)
Dec 31: 9 am – 5 pm
Jan 1: 1 pm – 5 pm

Funicular by the Castle – Opening Hours during Christmas holidays

Note: every odd week Monday is closed for maintenance
Dec 1-23: Operates as usual (7.30 am – 10 pm)
Dec 24: 7.30 am – 2 pm
Dec 25 – Jan 1: Operates as usual (7.30 am – 10 pm)

Fisherman’s Bastion Opening Hours – open at Christmas:

Dec 1-23: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)
Dec 24: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)
Dec 25: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)
Dec 26: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)
Dec 27-30: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)
Dec 31: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)
Jan 1: Open as usual – 00:00-00:00 (all day)

Faust Wine Cellar in Castle District – Opening Hours:

Dec 1-23: Open as usual (2 pm – 9 pm, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
Dec 24: Closed – why not try wine tasting on a Budapest Cruise?
Dec 25: Closed – why not try wine tasting on a Budapest Cruise?
Dec 26: Closed – why not try wine tasting on a Budapest Cruise?
Dec 27 – 31: Open as usual (2 pm – 9 pm)
Jan 1: Closed – why not try wine tasting on a Budapest Cruise?

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