Wine Cellar Museum – Budapest Secrets

The Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum in Budapest is one of the top tourist (and local) destinations amongst specialty museums in Hungary. Of course, you can enjoy the palatable wines of the various wine regions in Hungary, which makes such a museum visit highly interactive.

Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum Budapest

Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum, Budapest

“Housed in what once were the royal cellars below Szent György tér dating back to the 13th century, this new 1400-sq-metre attraction offers the chance of a crash course in Hungarian viticulture in the heart of the Castle District. ” (Lonely Planet review)

Opening hours are seasonal:

Mo-Su: 12 am – 20 pm (1st May – 30th September)
Tu-Su: 12 am – 20 pm (1st October – 30th April)(on Monday closed)
Address of House of Royal Wines and Cellar Museum:
Buda Castle, Szent Gyorgy ter
tel: 1-267-1100
email: kiralyiborok [at]

Entrance fee:
Adult: 900 HUF
Retired, student, child: 500 HUF
Group discount price per person: 800 HUF
Wine tasting / 3 – 4 glasses, standard or extra quality: from 1530 HUF to 3240 HUF (roughly 6-15 euros)
Tour guide: 7,800 HUF

Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum Budapest

Palinka House – Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum, Budapest

The museum also hosts wine tastings or formal dinners in the Knight room (90 persons) or in the Champagne and Conference room (60 persons)


Royal Wine House and Wine Cellar Museum Reviews: what do fellow tourists say?

“Great value for money with no obligation to buy, but we did and would recommend you do also as it was quite cheap for great wine. Very nice setting also.” (tourist feedback on TripAdvisor)

“All red wines were unique and frankly were the only wines I liked during my visit in Budapest.. none of the wines we had at restaurants, recommended by someliers, was even close to those wines. ” (tourist feedback on TripAdvisor)

“We tried 6 wines and 2 Palinka. The tasting was conducted in english as was very informative and the host was very knowledgable. There are many great wines from Hungary other than Tokaji and I highly recommend taking the time to try some of them. We bought lots to take home with us!” (tourist feedback on TripAdvisor)

“This was so great! Walking around in the wine cellar and afterwards tasting the best wines ever! Service was great and you got a background about the wines you tasted.” (tourist feedback on TripAdvisor)