Our Concierge recommends

Week27_ConciergeOn July 19 through 21, the Budai Fröccs (Spritzer) and BBQ festival opens its gates on the friendliest side of the Danube riverbank, on the Kopaszi dam.

The summer’s starting event promises BBQ and ‘fröccs’ with jazz performances and other programs. The location is ideal for a weekend picnic, so everyone is encouraged to bring only a blanket, everything else will be provided on the spot. Programmes for children include skill-developing plays and special sessions of candy crafts by Sweetfabric Budapest.

The original word Spritzer comes from the German spritzen “spatter, squirt, spray, sprinkle”, i.e. adding water and thus diluting the wine so that it can be consumed in larger, thirst-quenching amounts.


The history of the Fröccs in Hungary can be traced to the discovery of soda water by scientist/inventor Ányos Jedlik in the 19th century. The drink became fashionable around the turn of the 19th Century when restaurants, bars and cafés started selling it. The words fröccs was apparently coined by poet Mihály Vörösmarty, and it, along with fröccsözni (to drink a fröccs, or many) became infused in the works of such popular Hungarian authors as Gyula Krúdy, Ferenc Molnár, Sándor Bródy, Sándor Hunyady, Sándor Márai and Béla Hamvas, as well as livers throughout the Carpathian basin.

More information >

Leave a Reply


Recent Posts