The Rubik Challenge
The world-famous cube was invented by Hungarian Ernő Rubik to help his architecture students think in three dimensions.
It soon caught on, and obsessed Hungarians could be seen glued to their cubes as they travelled around Budapest on public transport.
You can meet the Rubik champions over dinner, learn more about the cube and its spim-offs, watch the experts in action and test your own skills!
This is one of the largest model layouts in the world, covering an area of more than 300 square metres – a railway which leads you from Budapest to Vienna: detailed street views, many humorous touches in the activities of its residents, and plenty of interactive elements where you control the action in front of you.
Below you can see a short introductory film which illustrates the variety and colour of the experience:
House of Houdini
Budapest’s House of Houdini is situated in the World Heritage castle district and celebrates the life of the world’s most escape artist, Harry Houdini. Hungarian-born Houdini – originally Eric Weisz – emigrated with his family to the USA where he started his career. The House of Houdini has become a meeting place for those interested in magic; a magic show forms part of a visit to this unusual ‘museum’.
Budapest’s Pinball Museum contains about 150 pinball machines, some dating back to its earliest days in the 1800s. Already enormously popular with locals, it’s a great way to have some fun while discovering some old machines of the past.