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How bad are mosquitoes and bugs along the Danube in late summer?

We are going to be in Budapest in late August. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced a high or low level of mosquitoes along the river Danube?

Posted by
490 posts

I would think that this will vary buy year...why not just buy bug repellant when you arrive?

Posted by
2 posts

Mosquitoes tend to seek me out, and I have pretty (read: ugly) strong reactions to their bites. Just trying to stay ahead of the game.

Posted by
18763 posts

In 15 years i can not ever recall being bitten by a mosquito in Budapest. BUT, if you have reactions, purchase some of those single use packets and take them with you.

Posted by
2631 posts

My first visit there was late August and I do not recall any flying insect issues.

Posted by
330 posts

I have family in the Vac area if Hungary. The biggest problem to me are the stinging nettle plants.
Have run across a few mosquitoes into the early evening.
I would just take a small spray bottle of repellent and you should be fine.

Posted by
4637 posts

I think in big cities it's not so bad. They don't like polluted air. But outside? My educated guess is that you will need repellent. Once I was in Fishamend - village on Danube east of Vienna and it was terrible.