Szechenyi Baths Winter

Szechenyi Baths is open in winter months, making the thermal bath and pools one of the major attractions and winter things to do in Budapest, Hungary. Not only the indoor, but also the outdoor pools are open in winter.

Szechenyi Bath Winter
Szechenyi Bath Winter – Claus Bierbaum Photography

The naturally hot (HOT!) spring waters – coming from deep underground the City Park Budapest – are simply not cooled down as in summer time, to keep bathing guests warm and cozy under the thick steam cushion hanging over the hot baths. It is a unique and unforgettable experience to hide from the cold winter weather in the relaxing thermal pools in Szechenyi Bath, the largest bath of Budapest, chosen to be one of  the Top 8 Thermal Baths in the World by Huffington Post.

Winter in Szechenyi Bath

Christmas Szechenyi Baths: the bath is open in all December, even on December 24, December 25 and December 26 (although the opening times are shortened on the Christmas public holidays – please check back in December to see the actual opening hours at Xmas)

New Year Szechenyi Bath: opening hours and information about New Year’s Eve Szechenyi Baths and New Year’s Day Szechenyi Baths. Please check back in December to see the actual opening hours at Xmas)

Szechenyi Baths Spa Party Budapest Perfect
Szechenyi Baths Spa Party Budapest Perfect

Winter Bath Parties Budapest

Bath Parties in Szechenyi Baths are one of the best parties in Europe! Including the pre NY Party in Szechenyi Baths, a highlight of Budapest at the end of December. The rest of the winter Sparty series are held in the thermal pools of Lukacs Baths.

And let us recommend one more thing to do in one of the Budapest thermal baths, which also belongs to the family of Budapest Gyogyfurdok. The Saturday night bath parties in Szechenyi Bath are extended with winter bath parties, but this time not in Szechenyi Furdo itself, instead, in a lesser known but nice thermal bath of Budapest: the recently restored Lukacs Bath. Learn more about the winter bath parties here: Magic Bath Parties in Winter. Take a virtual tour in Szechenyi Bath Budapest to see the fantastic bath facilities in the Neo Baroque palace of Szechenyi Furdo.

Budapest Bath Party Szechenyi Atmosphere
Budapest Bath Party Szechenyi Atmosphere

Winter Romance in Szechenyi Bath

Szechenyi Baths Budapest Winter David Almeida
Szechenyi Baths Budapest Winter – David Almeida Photography

Valentine’s Day in Szechenyi Baths is a nice and romantic thing to do off the beaten path. Couples usually enjoy the later opening hours of the thermal bath (open until 10 pm), when most guests dive into the culinary life of Budapest or Budapest nightlife with its clubs, bars, pubs, night tours and night Danube cruises.

Get some champagne and chill out, oh no, warm up in Szechenyi Bath to experience a unique Valentine’s Day evening in Budapest, Hungary. If you want to add a massage treatment at Szechenyi Bath for the two of you (massage therapies for couples are also available), book in advance. February 14 is an increasingly popular day in Szechenyi Furdo.

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  1. Hi, I am looking to stay in Budapest towards the end of January 2020. I noticed that there are no dates available from January onwards? When will these dates and tickets be released and able to purchase?

    Thank you :)

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Phoebe,
      thank you for your comment. 2020 dates are, unfortunately, not available for pre-booking yet.
      We would like to kindly ask you to check back for calendar updates in December.
      Thank you for your cooperation.
      Have a great day.

  2. hello, we’re looking to go to the thermal baths sometime between the 29th and the 1st but not for a party. I tried to book online but the dates are not available. Am I going to be able to purchase tickets somehow? I would hate to leave Budapest without spending some hours in the thermal pools.

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Gladys,
      Thank you for your inquiry about services between Dec 24, 2019, and Jan 07, 2020 in the baths.
      While we normally would recommend online bookings to secure your appointments or entries, during the Winter Festive Season (Christmas and New Year – Dec 24 – Jan 7) the city attracts half a million extra tourists, which makes online fast track tickets to Szechenyi Baths and Gellert Spa simply non-fast track, and ticket holders are often held back in the – otherwise peaceful and expectant – crowds gathering around the entrances.
      Hence the managerial decision was made that no fast track entries or cabins (changing cubicles) are sold during the festive days, with the notable exception of the pre-NYE night party tickets, which will be bookable for December 30 as usual in Szechenyi Baths.

      Guests of day time visit will be checked in on a first-come-first-served basis. Unfortunately, we expect long queues due to the increased demand, even long lines in the cold.

      Please find more details, advice and other thermal bath alternatives on the following link:

      Wishing you a great festive holiday in Budapest with this winter guide:
      Enjoy the thermal baths in Budapest.
      Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

  3. Hello ! We are visiting Budapest end of March, and we’d like to try the BATH PARTY – what is water temperature? it’s only outside?
    any risk to get cold and sick ?

    • Szechenyi Spa Baths

      Dear Marion,
      Thank you for your comment.
      Sparties are held outside, and the water temperature is above 30 C. It is hard to predict the weather in March, but we would recommend taking robes/towels with you, and wear it when you are outside of the water just in case.
      Should you have further questions, please contact us.

  4. Hello!
    I am planning to visit Budapest in early October, 2021. May I know, will these baths be opened and if so, how can I reserve for two?


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