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VIDEO: Whirlwind bromance! How to spend 48 hours in Budapest

You can’t cover every inch of Budapest in two days, but you can certainly fit in some of the city’s most spectacular sights. Watch the video to find out how to make the most of 48 hours in this city of two halves.

VIDEO: Whirlwind bromance! How to spend 48 hours in Budapest
Photo: Pau (left) and Alex (right) in Budapest

The Local and Lufthansa recently ran a competition to reunite three pairs of long-distance friends in three of Europe’s most exciting cities. Buddies Alex Newcome and Pau Revilla Besora, who live in Denmark and Spain respectively, are the second set of friends to meet halfway — this time in beautiful Budapest.

Discover this lively city of baths, bars and bountiful history along with them.

 

Discover what else there is to do in Budapest

Find out more about some of the destinations in the video:

Matthias Church

Fisherman’s Bastion

Statue of the Independence War

Saint Stephen’s Basilica

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

Hungarian Parliament

Karaván Street Market

Szimpla Kert

This article was produced by The Local Creative Studio and sponsored by Lufthansa.

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Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?

Several political parties in Germany have said they want to bring back sleeper trains in order to meet carbon emissions targets.

Could sleeper trains offer Germans cheap, low-carbon travel across Europe?
A sleeper train in Austria. Photo: dpa/APA | Georg Hochmuth

The Green party have said that they want to put state subsidies into night trains that will connect Germany with cities as far flung as St Petersburg in the north and Lisbon in the south.

According to the environmentalist party’s plans, 40 night rail lines could connect 200 destinations across the continent including islands like Mallorca, which would be linked in by train and ferry.

The Greens want the EU to buy a fleet of sleeper trains that could travel at speeds of between 200 km/h and 250 km/h.

The CDU have also announced plans to rebuild the country’s sleeper train services.

Deutsche Bahn stopped its last sleeper service in 2016 citing the high costs involved in maintaining its fleet that was not recuperated through ticket sales.

Earlier this year the state owned company said it had “no plans” to purchase new sleeper wagons.

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