ECPR Summer School
Central European University, Budapest
27 July - 12 August 2017




Social Events

 

We’ve planned a variety of Social Events to enhance your visit to Budapest and make some extra suggestions of things to do while you're there - take a look below.  If you would like to book an event please visit the registration desk or click on the link to add your name to the Doodle.  Reservation is confirmed upon payment to the Social Events coordinator, or on arrival to the activity.  Payable events and trips have a limited number of spaces; therefore it is advisable to book early. Fees do not include getting to the meeting point, and do not include transport costs of getting to the tour. 

 

Thursday, 27 July Cost Booking
19:45

Drinks in Ankert

Ankert is a ruin pub and restaurant with a huge open-air space in the inner city. It is a great place to have a cold beverage after a long summer day.

Free

(Please note that consumption is at your own expense)

No booking required
(Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 19:45, and walk together to Ankert.

Saturday, 29 July   
20:30

Flamenco Dance Melodies

Zsófi Pirók and the Melodika Project

Venue: Royal Garden Pavilion

€9 Book here
(Public event)
Monday, 31 July  
18:00

Walk in the Jewish District

Budapest is well-known for the largest synagogue of Europe. But behind the spectacular neo-romantic arches lies a dense and vigorous Jewish Quarter characterized by a colorful religious life and recently by ruin pubs, chief havens of young and ever-young Budapesters by night.

Until the Second World War, Budapest was home to hundreds of thousands of Jewish people of various backgrounds. The extension of civil liberties to Jewish people matched with increasing assimilation to their Christian compatriots until the First World War. Following the trauma of the great war, the blissful days rapidly vanished until the disenfranchisement tragically culminated in the Holocaust. Following the fall of communism – a period likewise marked by further decline - a diverse and creative cultural life has reemerged from the ashes: new festivals, concerts, cafés, delis and markets, art projects and fairs are mushrooming alongside the revived Jewish cultural life.

€10

Add your name to the Doodle
(Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 18:00.  The Walk in the Jewish District will end up in Fogas Ház.

20:00

Drinks at Fogas Ház

Meet us there if you're not joining us on the Walk in the Jewish District.

Free

(Please note that consumption is at your own expense)

No booking required
(Summer School event)

Tuesday, 1 August  
19:30

Visit to Széchenyi Bath for Sunset

Széchenyi Bath is the largest thermal bath in Budapest, and one of the largest spa complexes in Europe. It has several pools with thermal water and a large open-air swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms. We will walk together to the metro station to take the metro to Széchenyi Bath.

€16.50

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet at the Bazilika at 19:30

Wednesday, 2 August  

17:45

Cruise on the Danube

€2

Add your name to the Doodle
(Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 17:45

20:00

Drinks at Jónás Söröző

Free

(Please note that consumption is at your own expense)

No booking required
(Summer School event)

Thursday, 3 August  

16:30

Visit to Parliament

€8 for EU citizens
€19.50 for non-EU citizens

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 16:30

 

20:00

Castle in the Night Sky Walk

Indulge in the glimmering nocturnal cityscape after dusk and walk the old cobbled-stone streets of the noble Castle district. On this walk we will first cross the Chain Bridge and take a light climb up the castle hill to enjoy the medieval atmosphere and picturesque setting  of the lit-up royal palace and state houses. You will hear the legends of the Chain Bridge lions and if the sculptor really committed suicide after its completion or how the miracle of a Mary statue helped Hungarians reconquer the fortress.

The Castle also hides memories of the Second World War when the sweet old streets turned into a desperate battleground. At the end, we will descend back down to the riverside via the perfumed gardens on the hill slopes.

€10

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 20:00

Friday, 4 August  
14:00

Trip to Szemlő-hegyi Cave

We will walk to the bus. Note: the temperature in the cave is 12°C, we advise you dress warmly!

€4.50

Add your name to the Doodle  (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 14:00

18:00

Walk in the Jewish District

Budapest is well-known for the largest synagogue of Europe. But behind the spectacular neo-romantic arches lies a dense and vigorous Jewish Quarter characterized by a colorful religious life and recently by ruin pubs, chief havens of young and ever-young Budapesters by night.

Until the Second World War, Budapest was home to hundreds of thousands of Jewish people of various backgrounds. The extension of civil liberties to Jewish people matched with increasing assimilation to their Christian compatriots until the First World War. Following the trauma of the great war, the blissful days rapidly vanished until the disenfranchisement tragically culminated in the Holocaust. Following the fall of communism – a period likewise marked by further decline - a diverse and creative cultural life has reemerged from the ashes: new festivals, concerts, cafés, delis and markets, art projects and fairs are mushrooming alongside the revived Jewish cultural life.

 

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 18:00

20:00

Drinks at Mika Tivadar Mulató

Free

(Please note that consumption is at your own expense)

No booking required
(Summer School event)

Saturday, 5 August  
09:30

Trip to Szentendre

A getting away from the city vibe of Budapest to the most bohemian and most popular location outside the city: the artistic town of Szentendre!

We take the boat at Vigadó tér and reach Szentendre in the Danube Bend after a 1.5 hrs long picturesque ride. We spend a few pleasant hours walking the narrow Mediterranian streets filled with small art galleries, cafés and little shops offering interesting handcraft works. Having tasted a real Hungarian specialty the famous Lángos, you can choose to take the boat at 17:00 or the local train back to the city.

Boat ticket €7.50 plus train ticket

Add your name to the Doodle  (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 09:30

Monday, 7 August  
18:00

Short City Tour in the Inner City of Budapest

First time in Budapest? Get introduced to the city on a walk around the imposing streets of inner-Pest. Discover its sweetly eclectic architecture and find out about the most momentous episodes of its history. This walk will lead you through magnificent classical and art nouveau buildings, get you a glimpse at the gorgeous Buda panorama and the Danube bridges and a taste of Budapest city life.

Are you a returnee in the capital of Hungary? Walk the cozy, familiar streets with a guide this time and find out more about how people of vision, intellect and courage from the Middle Ages to modern days left their imprint on the city.

The tour will finish at Szimpla Garden where the social programme of the summer university will continue with the Pub Night.

€10/3000HUF

Add your name to the Doodle  (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 18:00

20:00

Drinks at Szimplakert

Meet us there if you're not joining us on the City Tour.  The Szimpla Folk Dance Club will be providing live folk music from 21:00 onwards.

Free

(Please note that consumption is at your own expense)

No booking required
(Summer School event)

Tuesday, 8 August  
18:00

Hospital in the Rock Museum

We will walk to the bus.

€13/4000 HUF

Add your name to the Doodle  (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 18:00

21:00

Lilienn and Tibor Kónyai, guest: Gábor Juhász

Jazz standards and Latin tunes from the 1920s to today at OPUS Jazz Club.

€4.50/1300 HUF

Book here
(Public event)

Wednesday, 9 August  

17:45

Cruise on the Danube

€2/750 HUF

Add your name to the Doodle  (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 17:45

20:00

Drinks at Jónás Söröző

Meet us there if you're not going on the cruise.

Free

(Please note that consumption is at your own expense)

No booking required
(Summer School event)

20:30

PapaJazz in Budapest Zoo Summer Night concert series

As listed on the PapaJazz website

Book here
(Public event)

Thursday, 10 August  

16:15

Visit to Parliament

€8/2400 HUF for EU citizens
€19.50/6000 HUF for non-EU citizens

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 16:15

20:00

Castle in the Night Sky Walk

Indulge in the glimmering nocturnal cityscape after dusk and walk the old cobbled-stone streets of the noble Castle district. On this walk we will first cross the Chain Bridge and take a light climb up the castle hill to enjoy the medieval atmosphere and picturesque setting  of the lit-up royal palace and state houses. You will hear the legends of the Chain Bridge lions and if the sculptor really committed suicide after its completion or how the miracle of a Mary statue helped Hungarians reconquer the fortress.

The Castle also hides memories of the Second World War when the sweet old streets turned into a desperate battleground. At the end, we will descend back down to the riverside via the perfumed gardens on the hill slopes.

€10/3000 HUF

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 20:00

Friday, 11 August  
17:00

Trip to Normafa and Zugliget Chairlift

We will walk to the Metro.

€3/1000 HUF

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 17:00

21:30

Night-bathing at Rudas Bath

Rudas Bath was originally a Turkish Bath which was expanded into a spa with thermal baths, a swimming pool, wellness and sauna world. It is the only bath in Budapest that offers night bathing on weekends. You can enjoy the view of Budapest from a pool on the rooftop of the bath.

€16/4800 HUF

Add your name to the Doodle 

Meet in front of CEU at 21:30

Saturday, 12 August  

09:30

Hungarian Gastronomy Tasting Tour
 

Explore the culinary landscapes of Hungary on our gastro-walk! The walk starts with the popular Hungarian curd snack "túró rudi" and the salty "pogácsa", before taking you to the traditional market place in Hold utca. There you can try a variety of cheese, cold cuts, pickles and Hungarian delicacies. You will know more about Hungarian culinary customs, history and culture while we move on to have a main meal and to try Hungarian wines.

The tour introduces you to a variety of meals, you decide on the spot what you want to try, and you pay only for your consumption. We will cater for most dietary needs.

€0-30 (depending on your consumption) and additionally a few € for the guide (€60 divided by the participants)

Add your name to the Doodle (Summer School event)

Meet in front of CEU at 09:30

 

The events within the social programme have been organised either by CEU or the Tourist Information Service. As such, the ECPR cannot be held responsible for any bookings, payments, or the delivery of the actual event, nor for the welfare of any Methods School participants taking part. All participants are advised to have adequate travel insurance for the duration of their stay in Budapest.   

 

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