The iconic Chain Bridge in Budapest will once again feature in the Red Bull Air Race calendar, when the World Championship heads to the Hungarian capital for 2016. As one of the most popular stops, Budapest always pulls in a monumental crowd to witness the racing action. In 2009, 650,000 spectators lined the banks of the Danube, and when the city earned a spot in the 2015 race season, fans returned in their thousands once again. For this season, it'll be a summertime spectacle as the pilots head to Hungary on 16-17 July.
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Budapest is considered an important central European hub for business, culture and tourism. A go-to cultural destination, its World Heritage Sites include the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and the Millennium Underground railway, the first on the European continent.
Split across the Danube, it's a city of two halves – Buda and Pest. The iconic backdrop of the neogothic Parliament building on the Pest side of the river offers fans a stunning panoramic view of the action. On the Buda side of the city, you'll find the Statue of Liberty, on top of Gellért Hill, along with the Citadel.
Budapest attracts over 20 million visitors a year, making it one of the top destinations in Europe and is regularly featured in the Top 10 list of World's Best Cities.