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The Top Blogs, Insta-accounts and Social Media Channels you should follow when living in Budapest

Budapest’s vibrant atmosphere shows not only offline on a great night or day, but also on various online channels. To keep you up-to-date, we have mapped the best Budapest Blogs, Insta- & Facebook-accounts and Youtube-channels for you. From food and fashion to travel and language learning – Hungarian bloggers and online entrepreneurs are alive and kicking.

 

A lot of our suggested pages are blogging and posting in Hungarian but don’t fret, see this as an opportunity to integrate Hungarian into your everyday-life and to spice up your language skills while digging your rabbit holes into the world wide web. The good thing is that blogs and posts are written in a much more naturalistic manner than any textbook under the sun which will make you streetsmart instead of turning you into a grammar-nerd.

 

We have indicated the language of every channel with either a , a  or both.

 

Since this is a long post, feel free to jump right to the topics that interest you most.

 

So here it is: The ultimate summary of the Hungarian “internet-scape”. Enjoy!

 

 

Budapest and Hungary


Budapest courtyard

 

There’s a lot going on in the capital and around and this shows online as well. Here are our favourite bloggers and Instagrammers for Budapest and beyond.

 

   We Love BudapestWe Love Budapest is the ultimate resource for everyone living in Budapest. From current events to the best party venues, weekend getaways and restaurants, this site has you covered. Their page and their facebook are available in both English and Hungarian so you can use them as a side product for language learning if you feel like it. On their Instagram, they further post amazing pictures of the capital made by talented Hungarian photographers.

Start with their city guide to inspire your next walk.

 

  DrkuktartWe mostly love Drkuktart for their amazing Insta-account which aims to “capture the beauty of everyday life”. Well, this is exactly what they do on some breathtaking pictures of Budapest and beyond where each have the potential to brighten your day. Their photos aim for alternative angles, so they’re usually not about the parliament or the chain bridge. And this is exactly what we like about them. They also have a lifestyle blog and a facebook page ( ) where they further explore Budapest and the world in text and photos.

Just look at this recent satisfying beauty.

 

  Zsolt HlinkaZsolt Hlinka is another one-of-a-kind photographer. In his photos he aims for symmetry which he mostly finds in urban scapes and architecture. You can literally get lost in his pictures and dream away for minutes over them before moving on with your life. Find him on Insta, facebook, and on his page.

We could gaze at this pic for hours; I mean it’s just perfect.

 

 Budapest régi képekenBudapest régi képeken is a cool little facebook page, where everyone can post nostalgic photos of Budapest from before 1990. It’s perfect for dreaming and time-travelling and it beautifully captures how Budapest has changed over the decades.

 

 This is Budapest Another of our Insta-favourites when it comes to capturing Budapest. Beautiful photos that mostly focus on showing the famous attractions from very unique points-of-view. Simply lovely!

Take a look here. I literally stared for like 10 minutes before I kept writing.

 

 Lásd Budapestet – This is another facebook-group dedicated to interesting pictures of Budapest – old and new! The focus is on buildings and interesting perspectives. Check it out!

 

 Drip and DirtDrip and Dirt on the other hand is a completely different thing. They capture the graffitis of Budapest apart from the nice, cute and comforting painted firewalls. The real Budapest street-view! They’re also on facebook.

Pretty cool, huh?

 

 Nagykörút BlogNagykörút is the big ring-road of Budapest, but Nagykörút Blog takes it so much further. On their facebook-page they provide super interesting discussions, articles and insights on Budapest from an environmental point of view and stand for making the capital a greener city. Thumbs up for that. Their Insta will give you further alternative viewpoints in pictures.

 

 TIPO BUDAPESTAnother super-interesting facebook-group, TYPO aims to document Budapest’s and Hungary’s typographical status and members readily post typographical gems they spot on the streets.

 

 MrRetro Nosztalgia KlubThis group shares everything nostalgic about Budapest and beyond. Go here to see pictures of old advertisements, socialist interior, postcards and cars.

 

  Krénn ImreBeautiful, unique photos of sunrises and sunsets in Budapest. Check it out, it’s definitely not the usual kitsch you’d expect. You can also ask Imre for a personal or interior shoot on his webpage or gaze at some more pics on his facebook.

Just look at this beauty!

 

 Tamás Rizsavi Tamás Rizsavi is a Hungarian train-driver, urban photographer and roofer. His angles from the tops of all kinds of buildings are mesmerizing and dizzying at the same time. Check him out on Insta here

Sneak peek here.

 

 BPdoors Exactly as the name says, this Insta-account focuses on the variety of entrances in Budapest. From dodgy to art nouveau, this place is all about doors. Who knew they could be so interesting?!

We couldn’t decide on our favourite door. But this is a lovely one. And this is a cool one. And this. And this. And this. Ahhh, so many great doors!

 

 Bertalan SoósA genius photographer. Check him out on Insta, facebook or his webpage and never see sunlight again.

Just look at this innocent hot air balloon.

 

 Mamas walking BudapestFor all the expat-parents out there: This Insta-account is just beyond cute. As the name says, it’s about parents photographing their offspring all over Budapest. SO much love.

I mean look at these little sweetypies!

 

 Parked in BudapestCars in front of Budapest-buildings. Indescribable; you need to check it out. Probably the most orderly Insta-account ever. If you’d want to buy the car, there’s a full-on description in the caption. Brill!

 

 ArtSeen BudapestPieces of art (mostly contemporary) spotted in various exhibitions of Budapest.

 

 Kép-Tér Blog – If you’re interested in what’s behind the doors of old buildings you pass by every day or would like another nostalgic viewpoint of Budapest, this blog and facebook-page are for you. Great pictures and interesting stories about the architecture that shapes Budapest.

 

 Nullahategy – Nulla-hat-egy (061) is the phone-area-code of Budapest. This blog deals with everything that relates to the Budapest-lifestyle. You’ll find book-recommendations, interviews with authors, music reviews, restaurants, exhibition reviews and lots of other things. Here, for example, is a list of the 25 most beautiful Hungarian music-albums. Great insights into life in the capital!

 

 Catch Budapest – Yeah, that’s us. Last but not least. We post everything that didn’t make it into a full-blown blog post yet to facebook and our greatest Budapest-pics and their background-stories go directly to Instagram. Follow us for a big chunk of Budapest!

 

Travel


Travel

 

If you’re caught by wanderlust and are dreaming of getting out of Budapest for a short or long vacation, these bloggers are for you!

 

 Backpacker.huVígh Bori, the founder of backpacker.hu is probably the most famous digital nomad of Hungary. She travels the world and writes about her insights, about beautiful places but also about the downsides of travelling and tourism. Meanwhile she is eager to show likeminded people how to make a living out of travelling. Extremely inspiring and entertaining! You can follow her on facebook and Insta, too.

 

Start with this article for a very critical view on Budapest’s excessive backpacking-party-scene () or this one () with tips for introverted travellers.

 

 Utazgatok.hua blog run by two brothers who share their travelling experiences around the world, combined with tips, tricks and itineraries as well as insights to the places they’ve visited.

Click here for all of their tips and experiences in India or here for their various info on European destinations. Or follow the them around the world on facebook.

 

 Wanderlust.huWe love Viki and Norbi – the couple who runs wanderlust.hu especially for their authenticity. They not only talk about the places they have visited but also share deep emotional insights about what it’s like to be travelling and how it changes you – in both good and bad ways. They have by now settled on Iceland and are most active on facebook. Check out their Instagram for stunning Iceland-photos.

This is a beautiful article on their blog about travel-addiction, their relationship and their settlement to Iceland. As an avid, restless traveller, it gives me goosebumps.

 

 Vandorboy.com Vandorboy is probably the most-travelled Hungarian. He’s literally been everywhere on the whole entire planet. Check out his blog and facebook-page for his organized group travels, travel tips and events and this group to find your next travel buddy.

 

 Couchsurfing BlogRita is probably the biggest Hungarian couchsurfer. She’s hosted more than 150 times and has surfed about 50 couches around the world. On her blog she writes about her experiences as both a host and a guest on a deeply personal level. We love her voice and individual, forthright style of writing.

Read here about her Couchsurfing and breaking up at the same time in Aberdeen, Scotland.

 

 A Sárga Ruhás Lány (The Girl in the Yellow Dress)This girl also made travelling her lifestyle. She portraits the people she meets and gives useful and hands-on travel-advice for her destinations. You can check out her pics on Insta or facebook. Oh, and she also wrote a book about her story and how to become a lifelong traveller.

Her emberi történetek (“humane stories”)-column is all about introducing people from around of the world.

 

 What if we try –  What if we try is a travel blog run by a Hungarian-French couple. Next to travel tips about the places they visited, they also give you insights in how to travel long-term. Check out this post about Tristana’s story about how she managed to finance her long-term travels (and how you can, too). For more photos and short stories check them on facebook and Insta as well.

 

 

Fashion and Lifestyle


Fashion

 

There’s definitely no shortage when it comes to great designers and fashion bloggers in Budapest. Our favourites are the following:

 

 Chloe from the WoodsDorottya aka Chloe from the Woods will provide you with everything your fashionista heart desires. Read about outfit recommendations on her blog or find some witty relationship-advice and beauty tricks on her Youtube-channel. Or check her out on Insta. Or on facebook. It’s great entertainment!

This sex-position-challenge-video is hilarious. I laughed way too hard.

 

  Nóra AradiOnly 19 years old, Nóra is already a famous model and fashion blogger. Read her blog or follow her for some amazing outfits and inspiration on Insta.

Gotta LOVE this retro outfit.

 

 Urban EveLívia`s lifestyle-blog is all about finding the balance between home, career and self-development. Come here for your daily dose of inspiration, encouragement, DIY-instructions and an occasional make-up tutorial. It’s a nice place to be 🙂 Also active on facebook and Insta.

Read this to find out how to act when you sucked at something you really wanted to accomplish.

 

 Fifty Pairs of ShoesAnother fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog based in Budapest. This site introduces you to new brands and will inspire your next travel outfit or your new hairstyle. Go to her facebook for promotions, Insta for your new outfit and Youtube to find out how to dress and do your hair and makeup for every possible occasion.

P.S.: I NEED this autumn-outfit!

 

 Hédinke22-year-old Hédi has a really unique and beautiful taste when it comes to fashion. Read her blog or follow her on Instagram to gain some Inspiration! On her Youtube-channel she posts witty videos about everything that revolves around your looks. If you need the perfect bra for your small breasts or a quick make-up tutorial, this is the place to go.

 

LoveBug VintageLoveBug Vintage is actually a super-cute little vintage-store run by Violetta in Budapest’s 2nd district. Her Insta & facebook are just gorgeous. Even if you don’t have time to visit her store, check her out online to see her newest pieces which she picked up from all over the world. But DO check out her store, though! It’s paradise.

I love this sneak-peek into the store.

 

 Kozma NorbiNorbi is a Hungarian hair-stylist. Follow his Insta to get the latest trends and weirdest, coolest hairdos. Like this one.

 

 Kevin MurphyAnother great resource for the latest hairstyles.

 

 11groundViktoria created her page to inspire you when it comes to fashion, style, love and motherhood. You can gain a sneak-peek into her personal life as a mother and fashionista on facebook, Insta and Youtube.

 

 Barbara PalvinIf you want to follow a beautiful Hungarian model, choose her. Barbara Palvin had been working with Vicotria’s Secret, H&M and Armani among others and posts some gorgeous fashion-inspired pictures on Instagram.

 

 Vous – Vous is a lifestyle magazin for girls with short articles about every- and anything. If you’re desperate to know why Kate Middleton never uses nailpolish or see the winners of Little Miss & Mister Hungary (children’s beauty contest) this is your place to hang out. Check facebook here.

 

 NanushkaNo Hungarian fashion-list is complete without mentioning Nanushka. The brand established by Szandra Sándor is well-known far across the borders of Hungary. Her Insta and facebook are faultless and put a great emphasis on natural colours and beauty.

 

Food


Food1

 

In this post we’ve mentioned how useful it can be for your language skills to tray cooking in Hungarian. And by that, we didn’t just mean to cook actual Hungarian food, but to check out some Hungarian food bloggers that create yummy dishes of all kinds of world-kitchens.

 

 The Bakeshop BudapestThis shop is an actual brick and mortar pastry-shop in Budapest run by Domi. On her facebook and Insta she shares her best pieces of cake and all of them will make your mouth water.

I mean, just look at this nutella-chocolate-mousse-cake in a nutty glaze. Nuff said.

 

 Street KitchenThe Instagram of these guys is pure food-porn, while they have all the necessary recipes on their blog. Happy cooking!

Have fun with this brutal Hungarian-edition easter burger.

 

 Àgiiiiii kicsi világaÀgi’s world is not so “kicsi” (small) anymore, since she created the “#mutimiteszel” (show me, what you eat!)-hashtag. Since then, over 800.000 photos have been posted on Insta showing yummy dishes from around Hungary. Àgi is furthermore a confectioner and caters weddings as well as other events. Click here for her facebook.

 

  GastrodecoÁgi is a Hungarian housewife and her cakes are breathtaking. Teaser: here.

 

 Sütik BirodalmaSütik Birodalma, aka the “Empire of Cakes” is a great-great gastro-blog, -vlog and -feed. The owner, Szandi is very likeable and readily shares her favourite recipes. Her videos are easy-to-follow and appetizing beyond repair. Try this snickers-cake and treat yourself.

 

 Főzelékes Feri Főzelék actually is a special type of stew in Hungarian, but this Insta-feed and blog are about so much more. Follow Főzelékes Feri for some yummy, salty and hearty dishes in your feed.

 

 Hódítás a Konyhában – Again, some hearty Hungarian dishes on great pictures are avaiting you on this facebook-page and Instagram-account.

 

Buy and Sell


Buy and Sell

 

If you’re moving to Budapest and are in need of furniture or if you want to trade some clothes, books or basically anything else, the following facebook-groups got you covered:

 

 Eladó BútorokUsed furniture for sale.

 

 Used Furniture for Sale in BudapestAn English group for used furniture.

 

 Used interior stuff for sale in BudapestAs the name says – everything that has to do with your home you can buy and sell here.

 

 IKEA használt bútorok adás-vételeA furniture buy & sell where solely IKEA is traded.

 

 Eladó bútorok, kézimunka, dekorációApart from furniture, in this group you can further sell and buy handicrafts and decoration.

 

 Used stuff for sale in Budapest!Exactly, as the name says; a facebook group with English posts only. You can literally buy and sell anything here. Well, except for animals, human bones and clothes.

 

 Adok Veszek Budapest – A group with the same purpose, solely in Hungarian.

 

 Used clothes for sale in BudapestThis is the one for clothes and shoes, solely in English language.

 

 Eladó ruhákThe Hungarian-language group for buying and selling clothes.

 

 SHOP&SELLSolely for women, this group for trading clothes aims at good quality, preferably never worn stuff. If you’re guilty of impulse buying and want to get rid of that stuff, this is your safe haven to do that.

 

 Used books for sale in Budapest!Self-explanatory.

 

Learn Hungarian


Hungarian Language

 

Facebook and other parts of the internet can definitely be a big help for spicing up your Hungarian since there are numerous groups uniting people with the same goal in mind.

 

 Daily Magyar – Daily Magyar brings you the Hungarian language in a very creative and original way with lots of true-to-life expressions, slang and everything you need to get street-smart. Definitely check it out if you haven’t yet, either on facebook, their blog, or both.

 

 Hungarian as a Foreign Language NetworkA useful feed of links, resources and events as well as teachers and students all resolving about learning Hungarian.

 

 Learn Hungarian – Tanuljunk Magyarul!The perfect group for Hungarian-beginners. A very active group resolving around every question you could possibly have.

 

 HUNGARIAN LANGUAGELots of pictures, polls, articles and discussions.

 

  Teach & Learn Hungarian – Although this group is mainly for Hungarian as a foreign language teachers, they provide lots of articles and events related to Hungarian.

 

 Learning Hungarian on DuolingoThis group is for you, if you’re struggling with or have any questions regarding Duolingo.

 

 Let’s Learn HungarianAlthough Steven and Györgyi stopped posting new episodes a while ago, they created the only Hungarian language-teaching podcast we’ve found on the world wide web. Their dialogues are creative and true-to-life and listening to them is great fun. A very likeable couple.

 

Other Curiosities


These blogs and pages didn’t really fit anywhere in the above categories but we still find them useful / hilarious / essential for your life in Budapest. Enjoy!

 

 Tízes Lista – Tízes Lista means “List of Ten”. It’s a Youtube channel that dos top-lists about literally everything. Come here for your daily dose of curiosities. Start with this list of 10 movies that play in the same world (of which you didn’t know about).

 

 Szocializmus Hagyatéka – This facebook-group translates to “The heritage of Socialism” and that’s exactly what it’s about. If you’ve wondered, what Budapest and Hungary looked like before the transition, head here for photos, articles and videos.

 

 Kórházi KosztBeing sad and hilarious at the same time, this facebook-groups collects pictures of Hungarian hospital-meals. Spoiler warning! If you’re looking for actual cooking-inspiration, rather check our food-section.

 

 Minek ment oda?Literally meaning “Why did he go there?” This group collects epic fails from around the world. If you want to practice some dirty Hungarian slang, you’ve come to the right place, since this group can get quite vulgar. It’s still funny, though! We’ve warned you.

 

 Erzsi for PresidentAlthough this page revolves around a cat on the surface, it’s actually a place for political and societal criticalness and funny pictures at the same time. It’s hard to describe, so check it out yourself!

 

 Törtenetek a MúltbólTörténetek a múltból literally translates to “stories from the past” and that`s exactly what this group is about. See how Hungarians danced in the 70s, learn about old sleeping methods or visit the retro luxury homes of Hollywood. The perfect group for dreamers and time travellers.

 

 KORTÁRS TÁNC PLATFORMIf you’re into dancing (actively or passively) this is the group for you. You will find all events of Budapest related to contemporary dance here.

 

 NövényhatározóIf you’ve spotted an unknown plant during your big trek in the Buda hills and are desperate for its name, this is the group to post a photo. Növényhatározó means “plant-identifier” and that’s exactly what this group is about. We love random plants appearing in our facebook-feed and if you do too, join here.

 

 Szeretlek Magyar CsapatThis is the official page of the Hungarian sportspeople. If you’re interested in how Hungary is doing in any kind of sports internationally, this is where your Like should go.

 

 Nyáry KrisztiánNyáry Krisztián is a Hungarian writer, literary scholar and communication expert. He posts about past and present writers, interesting articles regarding politics and literature and has published multiple books in English and Hungarian. He definitely boosts the standard of our facebook feeds. On his Instagram you will find beautiful pictures of Budapest and Hungary.

 

 Zenebuzi PatronThis group aims to share new, interesting, alternative, contemporary music from all around the world.

 

 PhenomenonEverything you need to know about contemporary pop culture. Phenomenon covers everything from new releases in music to the latest trends, concerts and parties in Budapest. Must-follow! Here’s their facebook, too.

 

 A magyar lányok a legszebbek!This group (meaning “Hungarian girls are the most beautiful”) is for you if you want some funny articles and pictures of lovely Hungarian girls in your facebook-feed. A pure delight.

 

 Urbanlegends.hu – If you’re a critical person and don’t want to believe everything just because it’s “viral”, you’re gonna love this page, which is all about revealing the truth behind widely-spread beliefs, urban legends and hoaxes.

 

 

Guys, this list is by no means complete. In fact, it will probably never be. We’re sure there are a lot more talented / funny / awesome Hungarian Instagrammers and Bloggers out there. We’re so curious about whom you’re following, be it for language-learning purposes or else. Please let us know in the comments about the ones we don’t know yet so we can include them, too. 

7 replies
  1. Gary Lukatch says:

    Very nice and informative newsletter. Really enjoy all of your subjects and the interesting and off-the-beaten-tourist-path places to go and things to see and do in Budapest. Re: travel blogs, might want to check out the following: teachrman.blogspot.com; lots of good, detailed information there. I’ll look forward to reading your upcoming issues. So much to see and do here it’s sometimes difficult to keep up.

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    • catchbudapest says:

      Hey Gary,

      thank you so much for your supportive comment; I’m really glad you like our content :))

      I just read through your blog; it’s amazing how much you’ve travelled and what you have seen. That’s how I imagine my life after retiring, too! 🙂

      Best to you,
      Juli

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  2. Peter says:

    Jo napot,
    what a great list you have collected here. I live in Leipzig in Germany and write a blog about Hungary in German. Your blog and this hints will give me much inspiration.
    Köszönöm szépen,
    Peter

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