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Hungary Travel Guide
Welcome to Hungary, a captivating European destination where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create a memorable travel experience. Nestled in the heart of Central Europe, Hungary boasts a rich and storied past that dates back over a thousand years. Its strategic location along the Danube River has made it a crossroads of civilizations, resulting in a unique blend of influences from its neighbors.
Hungary’s history is a tapestry of empires, from the Roman and Ottoman to the Austro-Hungarian, all of which have left indelible marks on its architecture, cuisine, and traditions. The capital city, Budapest, is a living testament to this historical legacy, with its stunning Buda Castle, magnificent Parliament Building, and the famous Chain Bridge spanning the Danube.
Beyond Budapest, Hungary offers a wealth of attractions. The charming town of Eger boasts a picturesque castle and a renowned wine region, while the enchanting village of Hollókő is a UNESCO World Heritage site preserving traditional Hungarian architecture. For those seeking relaxation, the country’s thermal baths, like the Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest, provide rejuvenation and cultural immersion in one.
Hungary’s culinary scene is equally enticing, with dishes like goulash, paprikash, and chimney cake (kürtőskalács) beckoning your taste buds. As you traverse this enchanting land, you’ll discover that Hungary’s treasures extend far beyond its well-known landmarks, inviting you to explore its hidden gems and make lasting memories.
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Hungary Travel Guide
Need To Know - Hungary Travel Guide
Five Quick Facts About Travelling In Hungary
- Hungary is in the top 15 most popular places in the world to visit. In peak season it is busy so planning ahead is essential. Budapest is listed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world so make time in your schedule to explore it.
- Hungary is a relatively safe, cheap and easy to travel in however normal safety precautions should be taken.
- Hungary has the Schengen Visa Policy. See the VISA tab for further information.
- English is spoken widely in Hungary in main cities and tourist areas. It is recommended (and polite) to learn a few basic words.
- Hungary has an excellent and relatively cheap public transport system with trains and buses travelling all over the country.