East meets West: Budapest brings chemoecologists together

The conference takes place in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. It is rich in cultural, historical, architectural and natural sights so we trust participants can enjoy not only the scientific part of the ISCE conference, but in the breaks of the programs, all of the attractions our capital city can offer them! Just to mention a few:

Do you want to take a bath?
Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world. An amazing 70 million liters of thermal water rises to the surface daily. The hot springs have given birth to dozens of medicinal baths and to a bathing culture dating back to Roman times.

Are you interested in architecture?
Budapest is home to the third largest Parliament building in the world and to the largest synagogue in Europe. Moreover, you can find remains of historic buildings dating back to several centuries, beginning from the time of the Roman Empire.

Do you like specialties?
Budapest has the oldest underground train line in continental Europe. The line opened in 1896 in the year when Hungary celebrated its 1000th anniversary, hence the name Millennium Underground.

The Budapest Zoo, one of the oldest zoos in the world opened its doors in 1865 and in addition to the animals it features a number of noteworthy Art Nouveau buildings and structures, like the Elephant House, the Palm House and the main entrance.

Budapest is home to one of the largest music and cultural festivals in Europe. Around 400,000 people from all over the world flock to the Sziget Festival every August. Sziget Festival is notable in that it contains acts from many different genres (pop, rock, jazz, blues, underground music, etc.). In 2018, Sziget Festival will take place just before our conference, between the 8th and 15th of August.

The festive Fireworks Show is presented each year in Budapest on 20th August (St. Stephen’s Day), celebrating the foundation of the Hungarian state. (20th of August is a public holiday).

After  the conference, you are most welcome to lengthen your stay a couple of days in Budapest, spend the time with sightseeing tours and watch the fireworks at the end. Most popular and most visited firework venues of Budapest secure the best views.

Many webpages with details of many aspects of Budapest are available:
For the economy, history, geography, demographics, etc. of Budapest   - click here
For general tourist informations, attractions, cultures, maps, guides, etc. - click here
For evaluation at LonelyPlanet - click here 
For the top 10 lists about Budapest - click here

Weather in Budapest

Summer can be hot and dry in Hungary, daily temperatures can go over 30°C (86 °F), especially in July and August. In the period of the conference usually temperatures cool down to a pleasant 23-24 °C (73-75 °F) during the night, but inside the city buildings and the asphalt can sometimes conserve the heat. Warm summer evenings are perfect for several outdoor programs.

So if you plan to walk a lot in the city, bring clothes suitable for hot weather. Sudden showers can occur, so don’t forget your umbrella! The annual average number of sunny hours (2000 hours) is among the highest in Europe.

Please click here for actual weather forecast.