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Miscellaneous questions on Budapest

I have looked at the various cards that are available and have decided that I only will purchase the 7-day transport card. As I will be arriving at Keleti station from Vienna can I pick the card up there? The information I have seen mentions the airport and metro stops/stations as purchase points. I am also planning on doing a lot of walking but it seems at times using public transport would be beneficial and the 7-day card mean I would only be paying about 5 Kiwi dollars a day.

I am planning to do a couple of walking tours which are inexpensive and am looking at my options for doing a tour of the Jewish District. My Airbnb accommodation is in District VII and google maps shows that it is relatively close to the Dohany St Synagogue which will mean I can stroll around the area by myself but I would still like a more in-depth tour. There is a free tour which walks you around the area and past the main synagogues but not inside. The paid one takes you inside. However it seems that it is possible to purchase a ticket online to view the interior of the Dohany St Synagogue with a basic tour. I am not Jewish so that probably would be sufficient. But I am open to advice from people who have taken the tours.

Has anyone eaten at the Rosenstern Etterem restaurant? I have seen it mentioned a few times. Apparently, it is located near Keleti station

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There is a booth (at least there was when I was there) at Keleti that sells the metro tickets. I would assume they'd sell the cards. Do you think you will break even on the card? I didn't use transportation that much. Oh, the booth was down the stairs and to the left out the main door of Keleti Pu. It is right by the entrance to the metro

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I have looked at the various cards that are available and have decided
that I only will purchase the 7-day transport card. As I will be
arriving at Keleti station from Vienna can I pick the card up there?

At the front of the station there are stairs going down, right in the center. At the bottom on the right is an office you can buy them, or to the left a vending machine. Called a 7 Day TravelCard.

I am planning to do a couple of walking tours which are inexpensive
and am looking at my options for doing a tour of the Jewish District.
My Airbnb accommodation is in District VII and google maps shows that
it is relatively close to the Dohany St Synagogue which will mean I
can stroll around the area by myself but I would still like a more
in-depth tour. There is a free tour which walks you around the area
and past the main synagogues but not inside. The paid one takes you
inside. However it seems that it is possible to purchase a ticket
online to view the interior of the Dohany St Synagogue with a basic
tour. I am not Jewish so that probably would be sufficient. But I am
open to advice from people who have taken the tours.

Maybe you can buy them on line now. Don’t know. Do know you can buy it in front of the synagogue. Well worth about an hour’s time. Actually, a mandatory tour for Budapest.

Has anyone eaten at the Rosenstern Etterem restaurant? I have seen it
mentioned a few times. Apparently, it is located near Keleti station

Yes, and in a not really pretty part of town, but that can be part of the experience. Good, stylish, magazine article sort of food with a Jewish twist.

Suggest you get google maps and locate your apartment, the M1 metro line and Trams 4/6, 47/49 and 2. With an understanding of that much you can see 80% of the best of Budapest.