Hello everybody and welcome back to
another episode of Vagabrothers’ winter adventures in Europe. This week we’re exploring Budapest bath culture so bring your bathing suit. …and a towel, because they’ll charge you if you don’t. After a week of feasting and drinking in
the Czech Republic we decided it was time for a change of pace. We edit a lot of our videos on the road and every once in a while we need inexpensive and relaxing place to get some work done. Budapest fits the bill perfectly. Budapest is a crucial stop on any central European trip It’s actually two cities – the hills of Buda and the plains of Pest – divided by the Danube And it’s been part of the Roman, Ottoman, and Austro-Hungarian empires where it was an imperial seat until the end of World War One. But this trip was inspired by Budapest’s baths. There’s over a hundred and twenty
thermal springs that bubble up into beautiful bathhouses, and for these
two weary travelers there was no better place to escape the
winter winds. Now I’ll be honest, I love a good soak, so I made it a priority to make it to the spas of Budapest But first, we had a train to catch. We’re going to Budapest, and once again, we’re late! Ok, one minute to get the train, let’s go! When we arrived, I was a little disoriented So as you can see there’s a beautiful
little ice skating rink and a castle behind us here in central Prague Try that one again… Sorry, central Budapest. We’re like a rock band, don’t know where we are… “Good morning, Springfield!” Wait a second, we’re in New York! Anyways our first stop was Széchenyi Bathhouse which is one of the most recognizable in the city. The bathhouses embody the many different cultural influences and architectural styles the make the city so cool. The Széchenzyi Spa was built in the “Modern Renaissance” style in 1913, during the last
years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire However, I spotted some interesting
design details in the statue in the main entrance. I think he’s going pee… He’s like “Oh, shit! I’m peeing all over the place!” I wonder which artist designed that
one.. Anyways before we could get into the
water we had to get some shots for you guys which was also pretty interesting… Guys if you think vlogging in public is awkward try vlogging in a public bathhouse But eventually, we dropped our stuff in a cabin and got ready to take the plunge. Honestly, sitting in a thermal bath with a cold beer was the perfect way to relax. After a beer, we messed around a bit… from a bit of exercise …to attempts at synchronized swimming… We watched some old guys play chess I went spa surfing and Marko thought it would be a good idea to put his face up to an underwater jet IDIOT!!! Ugh! I got so much water up my nose! It was really relaxing…almost too relaxing… Because that night we had plans to do something we’ve heard a lot about.. A Spa-Party, known as a “Sparty” Wow! That was awesome. I feel refreshed like a new person and now it’s off to get some dinner a
beer and then the pool party tonight. [Alex making club music] Behind us is the sparty. So we’re on the
Buda side of the city of Budapest We are at the Lukacs spa, and this is actually one of the more historical spas in Budapest But this is about the most modern way you could do this. I don’t think the founders of the spa would have envisioned people … bumping and grinding… A Euro-techno dance? I think gonna be either really awesome or kinda weird. Well, we’re going to go find out. Let’s do it! Ok I got changed, we’re ready to go… but I’ll be honest… The ratio is really great – if you’re a girl. There are about three guys to every girl in there So hey… we’re going to have some beers and see what happens. Maybe it was just the night maybe it was the low season, or maybe it was just me, but the ratio was more like and 10 to 1 And there was a lot of fratty grab-assing going on GoPro! Woooooooooo!!! In our experience, there are certain things that young single guys are more excited about than young single
girls… Such as foam parties, nude beaches and apparently, Sparties. So if you go, guys – take it easy! Girls, stick together. And everyone bring a towel. Because if you don’t, they’ll charge you. Still, we did our best to have fun and go with the flow. [Drunk dudes screaming] Put this on YouTube! We will! Get me out of here! The next day we decided to stick to something more traditional so we went to one of the oldest spas in Budapest – Rudas. Alright guys, well as you can see
it’s now snowing but that’s a good sign if your gonna go soak. Oh yeah I mean we’re now on the Buda side of the river at Rudas spa, which I believe is one of the oldest in town and it’s definitely one of the most Turkish. Last time we had a Turkish massage things got weird fast. Yeah, but the Turkish were the ones who brought Ottoman-style bathing here to the city and so we’re gonna go see what it’s like. I’m ready. I was born ready. Let’s go Apologies for the quality of the footage, it
was really dark and super steamy, and although we enjoyed it, the GoPro didn’t! The waters here are slightly radioactive… but in a good way…I guess… and full of minerals that are good for your body. On our last day in the city woke up early and hiked up to the top of the hill in Buda to get a view of the city. Good morning. Well, it’s a bright and sunny day in Budapest we just climbed up Gellart Hill and I think we’re gonna go back down to Gellart Spa. Yeah, Gellart Spa is supposed to be a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture I don’t even know what Art Nouveau is, but it’s a pretty building. Basically, we’re going to soak in some style The Gellart was built in 1918, right after World War One. and it’s a masterpiece of design. It’s basically like swimming in a museum Gellart Spa is beautiful. This is definitely the most beautiful. Ifeel like it’s like a spa from The Great Gatsby Super intricate, there’s details everywhere you look. There’s these pillars and it’s all
symmetrical, and there’s beautiful fountains. A lot of people look like they were born about the year this was built, so we’re kinda out of place here. It is a Tuesday morning though, so I think that most people are… Most people our age are not in spa-mode right now…vlogging in spas. It’s a beautiful place though and now we’re going to go take a dip in the main pool. It was a great way to wrap up our time
in Budapest and after three days soaking in the spas we’re ready for next adventure –
snowboarding in the Alps That’s right, next week we’re going to
Austria so make sure you subscribe to this channel follow the adventure, and of course if you like the video give a thumbs up and
share to your friends so you can help grow this channel. Also don’t forget to download the new app Storie and add us @ “Vagabrothers” We’re posting daily videos for behind the scenes. Okay that’s it, we’ll see you guys in the Alps! Later! It’s been so stressful! Trying to find a place to film here today in Budapest. It’s been so stressful! There’s noise, there’s little children, little wee toddlers running around and we can’t find a good spot. We’ve ended up settling on this little pedestrian street but now there’s a car behind me and Fuck, mate, we’re screwed! We don’t have much time, at all. Budapest… Pest… Pest… Alex, stop being such a pest… Pest city ever!

100 thoughts on “BUDAPEST BATHS!!!

  1. I love the way y'all living the life! I hope one day i'll be a teacher in Spain and have a life changing experience. I think being bilingual will get me better chances of getting hired. What about in places like china france italy brazil?

  2. Thanks for the video! It definitely helped me with my travels to Budapest and even inspire me to make my own video. Thanks guys!

  3. Rudas is pronounced RU dash. And GellErt is the spelling. Sorry. Loved the video and posted it to my Facebook page Getting Hungary, but I'm an editor, so gotta get the details right.

  4. at 5:00 what coat are you wearing (on the right)? I'm going on a 5 country backpacking tour next month and I'm curious as to what jacket I should bring.

  5. Awesome video guys, died laughing at the part about vlogging in the bath house, I visited Szechenyi last month and was filming inside as well, people were totally freaked out! Hope you guys had a great trip as well 🙂

  6. Wow! Looks so fun! You two are lucky to have each other, such great travel vids and vibes!

    I will be spending a month in Prague this summer and another month backpacking Europe!

    Thanks for your advice!

  7. Me and my friends tried the Szechenyi Bath during the day, wanted to try the sparty there but the cheap tickets were all sold out. Anyways great experience, damn sooo many old people, still had alot of fun. Went to the ruin bars and had a ball of a time instead of the sparty, thanks for the video again

  8. Love the way this was shot and thumbs up for the informational! I booked my trip for Thanksgiving time this year, how was the bath houses in the winter time? What month did you guys go?

  9. I missed out on the baths…what an idiot I am! Well it gives me another reason to go again! Enjoyed the video!

  10. This was hilarious and very good. Appreciate that it's Budapest in the winter, that's when I'm going!! Thanks guys 🙂

  11. Is it just me or did the sound go out about 1/2 way thru the video ? You guys did a great job filming all those great baths, can't believe how amazing they all look ..

  12. how do you save up to travel? I'm dying to go explore the world and all I think is that I will spend sooo much money to go.

  13. Is editing videos on a 13" laptop comfortable enough or a 15" is necessary ? I'm wondering because I want a tiny and Light laptop I can carry everywhere

  14. Hi, I'm a journalist, working for a website called Demotivateur ( I would like to know if I can use some parts of this video to create a short film/video content about the place and post it on our page and social networks. Of course, you will be credited on screen and tag on it. Cheers !

  15. Looked this up because I am in Budapest! Definitely going to Gellart Spa now as well, but now the first one you showed 🙂 thanx for the fun vlog

  16. Which was your favourite @vagabrothers? I'm getting there tomorrow, I think Gellert might be the one but would love to know your thoughts too.

  17. Lovely video. We also made a video based on our travel to Beijing hope u will like it.

  18. Thank you! For having awareness and actually saying something about women sticking together in possible sketchy situations, especially when people having been drinking or whatever. A+ to you guys.

  19. A huge thank you to you both for all the years of travel inspiration. The very first video my wife and I ever watched of yours was this very one. It has always been a running joke that one day we would get to Budapest. Things kept getting in the way over the years but we finally did it at the start of this year, it was a great way to spend my 34rth Birthday and also our 200's travel vlog. What an amazing experience and I'm really glad we put it off for so long as it made the trip all the sweeter. Thanks again and keep exploring and inspiring. ill drop a link if anyone is interested. J&A x

  20. Guys I have enjoyed your video of Budapest since I am Hungarian and have been in Gellert Hill Hotel with my American husband, but there is so much more that you can go and make more videos, about 20 years ago we went to Eger where they have Turkish minarets and one of the best burgundy’s EGRYI BIKAVER, translates Bulls Blod. But there is a cave natural bath that is in a cave and have a restaurant in it and classical gyipsy music with acoustic that is out of this world. Maybe you can research if it is still there. It is asome if you can see it!

  21. Am happy that you focused on the hot fancy spas . I am jealous !! The way you make those videos and both of your personalities just make watching this so much fun and exciting !


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