Visiting Budapest in February

Mangalica festival
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Budapest enjoys slightly warmer temperatures than some other popular destinations in East Central Europe, but a chill still lingers in the air during February. The average February temperature is 1ºC / 34ºF. February average high is 4ºC / 39ºF. February average low is -2ºC / 28ºF.

Budapest in February

Pack for winter weather for February travel to Budapest. Follow tips for winter dress to stay comfortable when you travel during this month. Consider packing a long, warm winter coat, comfortable sweaters to provide insulation and hats, gloves, scarves, and earmuffs.

Celebrate Valentine's Day in Budapest on February 14 with a romantic dinner, a concert, or a trip to the thermal baths. Budapest's annual Mangalica Festival takes place at the beginning of the month. It celebrates an indigenous breed of pig that Hungarians make into tasty dishes.

February is a great month for visiting Budapest's many museums.

Warm up in a cafe with a cappuccino, a European-style mug of hot chocolate, or a specialty dessert in one of Budapest's cafes.