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Update 2018.07.07.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

In view of that we receive complaints and feedbacks, we need to publish the following: The Labyrinth of Buda Castle was closed in 2011.  The data and contents of the Labyrinth of Buda Castle are, however, continuously used and manipulated on Google and Wikipedia  by Buda Castle Cave company (DINPI-barlang). The name of the "Budavári Labirintus" | "Labyrinth of Buda Castle" (trademark) is misused despite a Court decision prohibiting such conduct. In addition, the Labyrinth's Facebook account is tagged into the Google information panels of the perpetrators. For this reason, there has been a great turmoil for over five years, which requires more attention from tourists.

The unauthorized "Dracula Chamber" in the Buda Castle - unlawfully promoted as Labyrinth of Buda Castle - has been permanently closed by decision of competent bodies.


 

 

The invasion of the Labyrinth of Buda Castle to expropriate its assets and cultural investments for the private benefit of a group of government officials.

On 29 July 2011 the police and members of the Middle-Danube-Valley Inspectorate for the Environment, Nature and Water Protection and the Danube-Ipoly National Park Directorate stormed the Labyrinth of Buda Castle. Large numbers of Hungarian and foreign tourists were simply forced to leave the system of cellars. Foreign tourists were at a loss to understand the reasons of the raid and many believed there had been an attempted or actual terror attack. 

 

Attack - Labyrinth

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Chopin in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle from 1st August

 
According to the votes of the Hungarian and international Facebook fans of the Labrinth of Buda Castle, the 19th century composer, Chopin is the 27th author, whose (musical) visions will be the guide at a night-time wandering. At the same time he represents the symbolic polish intellectual thread as Poland takes over the presidency of the European Union.

 

 

Vote for the European culture, vote for a Polish author!

 
Commemorating Hungary’s EU presidency, we set up our night-time programs called ‘Wanderings with the Great Ones of Europe’. Now that Poland takes over the presidency of the European Union, one of Europe’s intellectual threads is leading to Poland.

Who do you think should represent this thread in the Labyrinth? Chopin, Sienkiewicz or Wyspiański?

Place your vote here »
 
 

This year the Labyrinth of Buda Castle does not participate int he Museums of Night, but keep your armband!

 
Almost 14000 person visited us the previous year this night. It was a great success because we were one of the five most frequented sites. However, the festival crowd overwhelms the tunnels and the true meaning of labirynth-walking can’t be found this way. Therefore the Labyrinth of Buda Castle would like to convey the values of this special event personalized in the silence of the Labyrinth not just for one night but for a whole year. Culture, adventure, contemplation. Labyrinth of Love, Personal Labyrinth, Dante, József Attila and Mozart. More Info
 
With the Armband of the Night of Museums you can visit one of our Nighttime Programs for free until 24th June 2012. Registration is required.
 
Special opening hours on 24. June 2011.: 9:30 – 17:00
From 20:30 the prebooked Nighttime Programs can be visited the usual way.
 
 
 

Unconventional Easter program in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

 
At Easter the Labyrinth of Buda Castle offers a unique program for everyone. Wandering in the maze lined with candles has become a tradition in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle on holidays. There are 1001 candles burning on Easter Monday – One for a thousand.
 
25. April 2011., between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., the mysterious halls and passages of the Labyrinth of Buda Castle can be wandered in the light of 1001 candles. There are little surprises hidden in the cave grottos: the Easter treasures of the Labyrinth.
The entrance fee is 600 HUF (children ticket) to everyone.
 
The Labyrinth of Buda Castle, which is open non-stop since March, awaits guests who are seeking for a meditative wandering at night, on Easter weekend as well.  Visitors starting their night-time one-person path-finding walk can choose a companion, a soul-guide from the most powerful authors of Europe. In the pitch-black labyrinth, where only the Labyrinth lantern helps us to find our way, the invisible labyrinth-thread is represented by the impressive visions and impulses of great Europen authors such as Dante, Hölderlin or Rilke, Hungarian authors such as Ady, József Attila or Pilinszky, but Mozart or Saint Augustine could lead you as well.
 
The tickets for the Daytime Programs can be used once again for one of the Night-time Programs. For the Night-time Programs booking is required, which can be done at our website.
 
 

Labyrinth ofBuda Castle has been organizing philosophical workshops and literary cogitations since 2002, and from that, a continent's historical fate and aethos' peculiar expression has formed: A troop of modern form of Gods in Europe in its early times of the continent (Gods of Europe - European Pantheon), and those roamings in which Goethe, Dante and Mozart drop the yarn finding the way (Gods of Europe - European Pantheon II.). Workshops and late night events can be visited free of charge.
 
 

Labyrinth of Buda Castle day and night

 
After non-stop shops, petrol stations and other commercial and public service providers, the Labyrinth of Buda Castle is the first cultural site to introduce round-the-clock opening. As of 7 March 2011, our visitors are welcome night and day.

The night-time one-person wanderings
open up a new approach to European culture. The labyrinth thread is represented by the visions and impulses from the works of great European authors such as Dante, Hölderlin or Rilke, Hungarian authors such as Ady, József Attila or Pilinszky, but Mozart or Saint Augustine could lead you as well.

Pantheon to be found in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle, demonstrates in Budapest, after Paris and Rome, in an astonishing way the connection/linking and loss of connection between humans and the Gods.

During the first half of 2011, the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union is held by Hungary. Through the non-stop opening, the European wanderings and the European Pantheon of modern age, the Labyrinth of Buda Castle would like to point quietly to that the Union, and in fact the whole Europe itself is not merely a geographical formation or a huge market, but also a continental historic destiny and culture, the expressive silence of which is less and less noticed and heard in the federal hustle.


 
 

Christmas in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

According to the traditions in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle, on the second day of Christmas (26th December from 5 pm until 8 pm) 1000 candles light in the Labyrinth. The mysterious visit evoke the magical world of childhood.







The entrance fee is 600 HUF (children ticket) to everyone.

 

Nights of Museums at the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

18-19th June 2010

 
Roam with us at night on 18th June in the depth of the Castle Hill with a lantern in your hand, find the musicians playing exotic musical intruments, and you don't have to worry about standing in line on the 19th.

Program

Eve (18th June)
 
17:00-18:00
Geological and Historical wandering: a guided tour in the caves.

18:00-22:00
Roam with a lantern – While:

19:00-21:00
Voices from the darkness: Find the musicians in inky darkness!

We will give you the map and the lantern, but you will have to find the path.

 
Night of Museums (19th June)
 
10:00-02:00
Light painting at the Music Labyrinth: Music with no time, all night.

„Where the humans' and gods' forehead nearly meet.”: The Pantheon Budapest debuts!

The tickets bought on 18th June are valid for the next day for all of the locations participating in the Night of Museums, and are useable again in the Night Labyrinth (Personal Labyrinth or Labyrinth of Love) until 31st December 2010.


 

At midnight on 27th March 2010, Budapest Pantheon will be officially opened in the Labyrinth of Buda Castle

Meaning of pantheon: temple dedicated to all gods. The Pantheon in Rome was built as a home for the gods; the Pantheon in Paris was originally also built as a temple; however, was later transformed into the memorial and burial place of great French politicians and writers. There is no dome in the Pantheon in Budapest; it is a bunker, a reinforced cave vault network. There are odds and end, vulnerable objects and useless stuff stored in these bunkers; mortal objects bearing the names of gods as memories and signs, just like human beings are in desperate times.

 

Opening programme

Voices from Fragmented Space and Time. During: The Devil’s Press Conference

The Angel of the Moment

Sounds of Gods (in the entire area of the Labyrinth)

Voices of Gods, Pantheon – film premier (in two screening rooms and the reception areas)


Venue: Labyrinth of Buda Castle, Entrance II, accessible from 4 Lovas Street in the first District map

Opening time: 11.30 p.m. on 27 March (no entry allowed from 23:50 to 00:15)

Free entry.

This night opening ceremony is not recommended for anyone inclined to feel afraid in closed spaces, or feel restless, anxious or sick in darkness or on account of unexpected events.