Published: December 01 2023
The Hungarian capital, Budapest, experienced heavy snowfall transforming the city into a winter wonderland. The snowfall created a picturesque landscape and added to the festive atmosphere.
Snowfall in Budapest
The snowfall began on Thursday morning, covering the city in a blanket of snow within half an hour. The large flakes of snow continued to fall for several hours, creating a stunning winter landscape throughout Budapest.
Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Basilica
The Christmas tree on the square in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica looked magnificent covered in snow. The square is currently hosting the Advent Basilica Christmas market, which has been recognized as Europe’s Best Christmas Market. Visitors can enjoy the market until January 1.
Winter Scenes in Budapest
The heavy snowfall provided beautiful scenes in various locations across the city. Snow-covered passers-by near Buda Castle and Deák Ferenc Square added to the enchanting atmosphere. Snowplows were also seen clearing the snow in the Buda Castle area.
Freezing Rain Alert
Although the snowy landscape delighted residents and visitors, it is expected to melt as the National Meteorological Service has issued a second-level alert for Budapest and certain Pest County districts. The alert warns of the risk of persistent freezing rain for several hours.
Budapest was transformed into a winter wonderland with heavy snowfall, creating a magical atmosphere in the city. Despite the temporary nature of the snowy landscape, visitors can still enjoy the festive Advent Basilica Christmas market at St. Stephen’s Basilica until January 1.
Questions & Answers
Did it snow in Budapest recently? Yes, there was heavy snowfall in Budapest recently, creating a beautiful winter wonderland.
When did the snowfall start in Budapest? The snowfall started at around 9 a.m. yesterday.
How long did the snowfall last in Budapest? The snowfall lasted for several hours.
What is the Christmas market called in front of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest? The Christmas market in front of St. Stephen's Basilica is called Advent Basilica.
When is the Christmas market in front of St. Stephen's Basilica open until? The Christmas market is open until January 1.
What is the risk that has been issued for Budapest and several Pest County districts after the snowfall? The National Meteorological Service has issued a second-level alert for Budapest and several Pest County districts due to the risk of persistent, several hours-long freezing rain.
Will the beautiful snowy landscape remain in Budapest? Unfortunately, the snowy landscape will not remain for today due to the risk of freezing rain.
Where was the Nation's Christmas Tree erected in Budapest? The Nation's Christmas Tree was erected on Kossuth Square.