Box offices close one hour before the end of the event every day, so you can buy a ticket on the spot, or redeem your pre-purchased ticket until then. Of course, with a valid wristband, you can enter the festival unlimited times during the entire opening hours.
Location and opening hours
The terraces of the Castle, Budapest 1014See on map
Opening hours (Ticket offices close an hour before the end of the event!)
Thursday, September 7
14.00 - 24.00
Friday, September 8
14.00 - 1.00
Saturday, September 9
14.00 - 1.00
Sunday, September 10
14.00 - 22.00 (Sunday Brunch 11.00 - 14.00)
How to get there
From Deák Ferenc tér
From Széll Kálmán tér
From Clark Ádám tér
Frequently Asked Questions
Untill when can I enter the event?
What is the age limit for free entry to the festival?
Children under the age of 14 can attend the festival for free.
If you would like to visit the Castle only (but not the Festival):
Tourist access to the Castle between September 7 and 10 is not possible, only organizers, festival visitors and exhibitors are allowed to enter. During the festival’s opening hours, entry is only possible with a valid entry ticket to the event.
If you would like to visit the National Széchényi Library:
All visitors, regardless of whether they are registered readers of the National Széchényi Library or not, can access and leave the library building in the company of a hostess, or security guard. Those visitors who are not registered users of the library will be accompanied every 15 minutes to the main entrance of the library, and then back to the exit to the festival. More detailed information will be provided at the venue.
If you would like to visit the Budapest History Museum:
Purchasing a day ticket, or a four-day pass to the Wine Festival ensures free entry to the History Museum as well. If you would only like to visit the museum but not the festival, please do so by arriving from the direction of Várkert Bazár, avoiding the festival area.
Purchasing a day ticket, or a four-day pass to the Wine Festival ensures free entry to the History Museum as well. The rules of the museum are also compulsory for the guests of the festival, so only empty wine glasses stored in the glass holder are allowed to enter the building. If you are only visiting the museum but not the festival, you can buy a ticket at the Baroque Gate or at the Visitors' Point stand on Palotai Road, which will take you to the museum entrance via the festival site. By entering the festival area, the guests of the Budapest Wine Festival accept the provisions of the House Rules as binding for themselves. Please read and abide by the provisions of the Rules of the House. You are of course welcome after purchasing an entrance ticket!
If you would like to visit the exhibitions of the Hungarian National Gallery:
From 7 to 10 September 2023, the 32st Budapest Wine Festival is taking place in some areas of the Buda Castle (Fishing Children's Terrace, Savoy Terrace, Hunyadi Courtyard, Lion's Court, Csikós Courtyard). Those areas are only accessible with a valid wristband of the Wine Festival.
Visitors to the Hungarian National Gallery can only enter and leave the building accompanied by a hosstess. Visitors will be escorted in groups every quarter of an hour from the Hungarian National Gallery Visitors' Point at the Baroque Gate to the main entrance of the Gallery, and then from the Gallery to the festival exit. Visitors in wheelchairs can approach the building from the Tabán lifts. More detailed information will be provided at the venue.
You can buy tickets for the Budapest Wine Festival at the event's box offices. We look forward to seeing you!
What should I do if I have a ticket for the Szent István hall?
Please arrive either at the entrance of the festival at the Baroque gate or at the Visitors' Point of the Budapest History Museum at the entrance to the Palota Road, no earlier than half an hour before the time indicated on the ticket for the Szent István hall. You can approach the Szent István hall through the festival area with the ticket you receive here. It is also possible to buy a ticket to the Szent István hall at the Visitors' Points. The ticket entitles you only to pass through, not to stay at the festival! After visiting the hall, those without a valid wristband will be escorted out of the festival area by a security guard. After buying an entry ticket to the festival, you are free to stay, of course!