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New Year Fireworks from the Fisherman’s Bastion

Come to see the winter Fireworks on New Year’s Eve from the Fisherman’s Bastion if you are spending your New Year holiday in Budapest. Open all day and night and free to enter all December and January.

Budapest NYE Fishermans Bastion Sparkling Wine Matthias Book

Fisherman’s Bastion Dec 31 Matthias Book

Every year, on the last day of the year, Hungarians, expats and tourists come together to party in the streets, to watch the fireworks displays near the river Danube, and in all sorts of ways, to celebrate the New Year coming.

Entry to the Fisherman’s Bastion is free throughout the winter season (including Christmas), so do come to enjoy the views, the boats passing by  in Budapest. You can take a guided tour at the Fisherman’s Bastion and all around the Castle District from about €10 per person every day in the Buda Castle Budget Tour to learn about the history of the Fisherman’s Bastion and the medieval Castle later developed into a Habsburg Palace, now functioning as a museum.

Fishermans Bastion Budapest December Mispahn

Fishermans Bastion Budapest – Mispahn

If you also wish to visit the Matthias Church next to the Fisherman’s Bastion, you can choose the insightful small group Buda Castle & Church Tour.

Don’t forget to wear a warm coat, hat and gloves as most tours are outdoor walking tours in the medieval little hilltop town of the Castle District (there are Segway and Bus tours too) .

Buda Castle District Budapest Winter Tours Mispahn

Buda Castle District – Mispahn

Discount with Budapest Card

The price of Fisherman’s Bastion tickets is already very favorable (especially compared to the

Romantic Fishermans Bastion Benedetto Conte

Romantic Fishermans Bastion Benedetto Conte

breathtaking panorama you get to see from the top), but you can still gain some discount if you have a valid Budapest Card with you.

The Budapest Card provides a 10% discount from the adult price of the Fisherman’s Bastion entry.

Book your Budapest Card now online in advance: Budapest Card Booking

Fireworks Show and Dinner on Budapest Fishermans Bastion Restaurant

August 20 Fireworks from the Fisherman’s Bastion

The Fisherman’s Bastion is a wonderful spot to admire the famous Fireworks Show in Budapest, which is held on August 20 every year.

On this date, Hungarians celebrate the state, the first king (St. Stephen) and the new bread of the year.

The Fireworks Show traditionally starts at 9pm, but we recommend you to arrive early if you wish to get a good place, and be prepared to some crowd.

The Fisherman’s Bastion is free to visit all day on Aug 20.

Further tips & information: Aug 20 National Holiday