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Address: Budapest Zrinyi Utca 5, Budapest 1051, Hungary
Phone Number: +36 1 317 2754
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Danube Palace was built between 1883 and 1885, in a splendid...
The Danube Palace was built between 1883 and 1885, in a splendid Neo-Baroque style according to the plans of Vilmos Freund. At that time it was known as the casino of Lipotvaros - but not in the term of gambling, but an aristocratic club for entertainment. From its built till the Second World War the Palace served as a place of culture, supported many young artists, and even Bartok, Kodaly, Dvorak played in its first-class concert hall. Since 1951 the building was carrying out the cultural programs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.Nowadays the beautiful halls and rooms of the Danube Palace are hosting cultural, social and gala events like weddings and Folklore performances.
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Enjoyed the folklore show

We bought tickets for the Hungarian Folklore Ensemble from the blue information looks on the street below the funicular. We enjoyed the show and were quite amazed by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
NKLamb
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We bought tickets for the Hungarian Folklore Ensemble from the blue information looks on the street below the funicular. We enjoyed the show and were quite amazed by the musicians' very fast fingers. It was a nice introduction to the traditional music and dance of Hungary. Sure, it is likely geared towards tourists, but it was convenient to book and... More 

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Niki F, General Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear NKLamb, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our Folklore Performance! It is always a pleasure to hear about such positive experiences regarding the booking and the show as well. We hope that You had a convenient stay here in Budapest! Your review helps our work greatly and we are very thankful for it! Kindest Regards from Hungary, More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The Danube Symphony Orchestra were enlivened and, in places, highly amusing. We saw a varied programme of popular pieces (not too taxing) and were thoroughly entertained. Really to be recommended.

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Niki F, General Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Steven M, Thank You for leaving such a positive review of our concert! We are always happy to hear that our dear guests enjoyed the programme of the orchestra! Your review helps our work greatly and we are very thankful for it! Safe Travels, More 

Crowborough, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
65 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went to this show; never again! It was pretty poorly played and laid on just for tourists. The music was performed without much interest, but the cimbalom player was the star. I left after the interval. Strange set-up and the conductor is quite a showman - plenty of bowing etc.

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Michael H, We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience! The musicians playing are professionals, some of the melodies are more intense, while others are typically Hungarian in their play style, slow and speak of struggle or sadness. We are sorry to hear, that it did not match your expectations. Of course we always welcome critics and recommendations.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

The concert by the Danube Symphony Orchestra on the evening of May 9 2015 was simply beautiful. The conductor András Deàk had the audience eating out of his hand. The concert was an excellent mix of light classical Hungarian inspired music. The cruise which followed was very very nice. The evening was warm and Budapest by night is stunning from... More 

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Niki F, General Manager at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear tominpenguin, Thank You for leaving such a positive review of our program package! We created this event combination for those who would like to enjoy a trip through the classical evergreens with a Hungarian flavor and a cruise through the warmly illuminated downtown area afterwards. It is always good to hear about such positive experiences. Your review helps our... More 

Rhodes
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We booked an evening to watch some Hungarian Folk dancing and were pleasantly surprised with the programme. The dancers of the Hungarian Folk Ensemble were all very professional and unbelievably energetic and fit. We were very impressed with their dancing skills. Also as a bonus we listened to some amazing violin playing by the Orchestra which was of a very... More 

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear GiakouMRhodes, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our performance! We are always happy to hear about such great experiences. The season started off really strong, almost always the theatre is full, most of the times it is a good idea to book online, the places are assigned according to the time of your reservation, we always reserve... More 

Shawsville, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed this show during our Winter Holiday Break in December. We had purchased our tickets prior to the trip, so we didn't have to waste time wondering what we were going to do each evening. However, there was a long queue to pick up the tickets as people who did not have tickets were asking questions at the same... More 

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Melissa_and_RobertP, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our performance! We are always happy to hear about such positive experiences! The show is a mixture of authentic Hungarian traditional folk dances, but it always has a story. The traditions mingling with the modern are typical guidelines for a dance performance. We always recommend to book tickets prior to your... More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We attended this venue after having a good dinner on Christmas Day evening. We had a wonderful time, with exceptional music from many of the great composers. A real rousing and enjoyable occasion. The venue itself is relatively small, and hence you have a closeness to the orchestra that is not usually possible, all of which which added to the... More 

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Kevin B, Thank You for leaving a positive review of our concert! We are always happy to hear about such positive experiences! Your review helps our work greatly and we are thankful for it! Hope to see You again in Budapest, Kindest Regards, More 

Singapore
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245 reviews 245 reviews
18 attraction reviews
560 helpful votes 560 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Performance is quite OK but the seating is horrible ! I chose category 2 but if you are going to watch any show here, select category 1. When purchasing tickets, the best seat available upon the purchase is assigned automatically within the category you choose. You don't know where exactly until you show up the theater. I have to say... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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115 reviews 115 reviews
82 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

There are a few folklore shows to choose in Budapest. We bought the tickets at a tourist information desk in the city center. They recommended this venue and the show did not disappoint. The performers were very talented and the show was very entertaining. A must do to experience a bit of Hungarian folklore.

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Niki F, Ügyvezető igazgató at Danube Palace, responded to this review

Dear Karim M, Thank You for leaving a review of our performance! We are always happy to hear about positive experiences. Your review helps our work greatly and we are thankful for it! Best Regards from Hungary, More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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344 reviews 344 reviews
55 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Sept 28 After a satisfying dining experience at Hungarikum Bistro, the owner Susan gave us directions to the Danube Palace, the venue for the Hungarian Folklore Ensemble. We arrived in time to be seated before the start at 8:00. We had third row center, preferred seats @ 25 € pp, which was added to our Kempinski Hotel Corvinus bill. I... More 

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