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Pálinka  Museum | A Sip of History

Pálinka  Museum in Budapest celebrates the pálinka, a traditional brandy made from fruit that holds a unique place and relevance in Hungarian history. Taste this unique drink with its distinctive flavors. Scroll on to read more about Pálinka  Museum tickets, how to get there, and other practical details to help you plan your visit.

Why visit Pálinka Museum?

Pálinka Museum in Budapest

Quaint atmosphere: Gorgeous architecture with exposed bricks makes for a quaint atmosphere at the Pálinka Museum.
Infused with history: Understand the importance and relevance of this unique drink that has been an integral part of Hungarian history and culture.
Traditional cuisine: The Kitchen at Pálinka Museum serves traditional Hungarian fare and even some rare Hungarian dishes. Enjoy these dishes with Pálinka or some excellent wines.
Interactive museum: Enjoy a unique interactive experience by making your own kind of pálinka with the help of digital tools at the museum.
Tasting and savouring: Get a chance to taste this unique drink in a variety of distinct flavors.

What to see & do at Pálinka Museum?

Pálinka Museum in Budapest


Learn about the evolution of pálinka and how it has been an integral part of Hungarian culture. You can see how this unique drink was produced through time.

Pálinka Museum in Budapest


Choose flavors that draw you and speak to your inner self when you try a pálinka  tasting. Gain insights into the preparation and consumption of the various flavors of this unique drink.

Pálinka Museum in Budapest


Visit the bar to Indulge in the various flavours and cocktails made of pálinka besides some exclusive bottles of wines and beers. A sip is to distinguish the flavors, a drink is a sheer joy!

Pálinka Museum in Budapest


Get a taste of Hungarian cuisine, including some long-forgotten traditional dishes, which can be found on the menu at the Kitchen. Enjoy your food with pálinka or with some delicious wines.

Plan your visit to Pálinka Museum in Budapest

Opening hours
Visitor tips
Pálinka Museum in Budapest


  • Sunday to Thursday: 2 PM – 12 midnight
  • Friday and Saturday: 2 PM – 2 AM
  • Last entry: 9.30 PM

Best time to visit: The months of May, June, September, and early October are the best times to visit Pálinka Museum in Budapest. Consider visiting on weekdays as weekends are typically crowded.

Address: 1061 Budapest, Király Utca 20.
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How to get to Pálinka Museum:

  • By Metro: M1, M2, M3
    Nearest station: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út, Deák Ferenc tér
  • By Tram: 47. 48. 49
    Nearest stop: Deák Ferenc tér
  • By Trolleybus: 70, 78
    Nearest stop: Akacfa Utca
  • By Bus: 210, 105
    Nearest stop: Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út M
  • By Car: Palinka Museum is 21 km from Budapest Airport
    Nearest parking: The nearest parking garages near Pálinka Museum are Budapest Car Park, CARe Park Székely, and CARe Park Gozsdu
Pálinka Museum in Budapest
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  • Bar
  • Restrooms
Pálinka Museum in Budapest
  • Age limit: Only visitors above the age of 18 years are allowed into Pálinka Museum.
  • Museum etiquette: Be careful not to get intoxicated when on tour. Know your alcohol tolerance limits and restrain yourself since the museum does not allow for intoxicated visitors.
  • Some like it hot: Have your pálinka hot as it loses its taste when cold! 
  • Book tickets in advance: For a smooth and hassle-free visit, book your tickets online so you can visit on the date and time that you desire.
  • Valid ID required: Bring a valid ID card to the Museum as they will require it to check your age.
Pálinka Museum in Budapest

At the Pálinka Museum, there is a Kitchen where you can sample traditional Hungarian fare with Pálinka. Besides this, there is also a bar where you can try pálinka and pálinka-based cocktails. 

There are also some other dining options that can be found near the museum:

  • 9 Bar: A minute walk from the museum, 9 Bar serves good food and amazing coffee. It also has vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Vicky Barcelona: Located quite close to Pálinka Museum, Vicky Barcelona is a great place for your family to enjoy good central European, Spanish, and Mediterranean food.
  • Vegazzi Pizzreia: Enjoy excellent pizza right in the heart of Budapest at Vegazzi Pizzreia
  • Gozsdu Langos Bistro: Gozsdu Langos Bistro is a family-friendly cozy eatery that serves Hungarian and European cuisine.
Pálinka Museum in Budapest
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  • Light Art Museum: This museum is one of the largest independent exhibition spaces where a wide range of historically significant and modern emblematic works on lights and light installations are displayed.
  • Buda Castle: A vast Baroque castle completed in 1769, this beautiful architectural marvel is a popular attraction to visit from Budapest. Go for a guided tour of the castle district and find out more about the rich history of the castles and churches that decorate this region around the capital of Hungary.
  • Széchenyi Thermal Bath: This is the largest medicinal bath center in Europe. It has heated pools, saunas, and steam rooms where you can relax in a stress-free environment. Gift yourself a day of luxury!

Frequently Asked Questions about Pálinka Museum tickets

How much do Pálinka Museum tickets cost?

Palinka Museum tickets range from €22 to €40 depending on the number of tastings you want.

How can I book Palinka Museum tickets?

Palinka Museum tickets can be booked online. You can avail of skip-the-line tickets for easy and assured access.

Why should I book Palinka Museum tickets online?

Booking Palinka Museum tickets online has many advantages:
Skip ticket lines:
The Museum is an interesting and much-visited attraction, so you can book skip-the-line tickets online to get easy and quick access, thus saving you time. 
Guaranteed entry: Walk-in tickets at the venue may take time to obtain and sometimes may not be available so it is better to book tickets online for assured entry.
Choose from various options: Plan your visit to either include the inside of the museum or just the Billiards room. You can also decide the number of tastings you want to avail of beforehand, so as to make your visit hassle-free.

What do Palinka Museum tickets include?

A standard Palinka Museum ticket includes skip-the-line entry to the museum along with a guided tour in English or Hungarian and 4, 6, or 8 tastings.

Are discounts available on Palinka Museum tickets?

Students can get Palinka Museum tickets at reduced prices based on the number of tastings they want (4, 6, or 8).

Can I get skip-the-line tickets for the Palinka Museum?

Yes, you can book skip-the-line tickets for Palinka Museum online.

What is the cancellation policy for Palinka Museum tickets?

You can cancel your Palinka Museum tickets up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund. Please check your ticket for specific details.

What are the Palinka Museum opening hours?

Palinka Museum is open from 2 PM to 12 midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and from 2 PM to 2 AM on Friday and Saturday.

How long does it take to complete a Palinka Museum tour?

A complete tour of Palinka Museum takes approximately 40 minutes. But it may vary if you take more time during the tastings or spend time in the Kitchen or the Bar. The maximum time you can stay in the museum is around 4 hours.