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Hungarian Palinkas by Heather C
Hungarian Palinkas by Heather C

Palinka Museum Visit with Tasting

Visiting the Palinka Museum in the heart of Budapest and tasting the real Hungarian Spirit is a must to-do thing for everyone.

Did you know that Palinka (or Pálinka in Hungarian) is made of fermented fruit resulting in a distilled spirit drink?

Hungarian Palinkas by Heather C
Hungarian Palinkas by Heather C
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Prices

Price of museum entry ticket with a welcome shot: €10 per person

Price of museum entry ticket and tasting: €17 per person

Inclusions of Hungarian Palinka Tasting:

With museum entry ticket and welcome shot (program is approx. 30 min):

  • Entrance to the Palinka Museum
  • City Centre location
  • Live Guide
  • 1×2 cl Palinka as a welcome drink
  • E-Ticket via email (no printing needed)

With a combined museum entry and Palinka tasting ticket (combined program: approx. 60 min):

  • Entrance to the Palinka Museum
  • City Centre location
  • 1×2 cl Palinka tasting as a welcome drink
  • Live Guide
  •  3×2 cl Palinka tasting with professional presentation
  • E-Ticket via email (no printing needed)
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Interesting facts about Palinka

The main ingredients when making palinkas are plum, apple, pear, apricot, strawberry, cherry, grape marc,  but any can of fruit can be used. Basically, it is from a mash of any fruit, which then goes through a distilling, maturing and bottling process.

Hungarian Palinkas by Sergei F
Hungarian Palinkas by Sergei F

Before feeling the irresistable urge to start making your own spirit, be aware that based on the Law, only those productions can be named Palinka which are produced in Hungary, they contain 100% fruit and has an at least 37,5 % alcohol contents.

Did you know that Hungary has been given the exclusive right to use the word Palinka?

There are certain  areas in Hungary that are particularly suitable for the cultivation of certain fruits and therefore have been producing the best quality palinkas for many decades, and these are:

Szatmár plum brandy
Kecskemét peach brandy
Szabolcs apple brandy
Békés plum brandy
Göncz peach brandy
Újfehértó sour cherry brandy
Göcsej pear brandy

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Address of Palinka Museum and Meeting Point:

20 Király street (Kiraly utca 20.)
District VI, Budapest, 1061

Opening hours of Palinka Museum:

Monday: 1pm-10pm

Tuesday: 1pm-10pm

Wednesday: 1pm-10pm

Thursday: 1pm-10pm

Friday: 1pm-10pm

Saturday: 1pm-10pm

Sunday: 1pm-10pm

The Palinka Museum is not available for people under 18 years old.

Cheers! Egészségedre!

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