Hungary

Budapest

Hungary

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Hungary boasts of the largest thermal water cave system in the world and the second-largest thermal lake in the world – the Lake Heviz. It also has the largest natural grasslands in Europe, which is the Hortobágy National Park and the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton).

All in all, Hungary has 10 national parks, 35 landscape protection areas, 145 minor nature reserves, and 22 designated wine regions – Somló being one of them.

Hungary however is most distinguished by its architectural treasures from Roman ruins to baroque churches, from medieval town houses to neoclassical buildings and art noveau bathhouses, its beautiful cities have a charm of their own. Be it, its capital Budapest, Szeged or Kecskemét, Debrecen or Sopron, every place holds some gems of architectural heritage.

A must-try for the traveler to this quaint country are its hot water baths – be it at one of its authentic bathhouses dating from the Turkish times, at its Art Nouveau palaces or at one of its clinical sanatoriums, this rejuvenating experience is not to be missed. Then do try out some of its now world-renowned wines, as well as its distinct cuisine including the traditional goulash.

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Things to do

Budapest

  • Buda Castle
  • Hungarian parliment Building
  • Lake Balaton
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Széchenyi thermal bath
  • Matthias Church
  • St Stephen’s Basilica
  • Chain Bridge
  • Hősök tere
  • Gellért Hill
  • Margaret Island

and much more… Don’t forget the markets, beer and music festivals regularly help in Hungary.

Key activities each month

Budapest

Januray

City Park Ice Rink

Opera and Theatre hold regular performances

February

Fish festival (food!)

“Farsang” – a carnival with loud and colourful celebrations

April & May

Spring and flower festivals

June

Festivals! – Lot’s of them! Food, beer, wine, music

Night of the museums

Danube Carnival

July

Formula 1 Grand Prix

Festivals continue…

August

Sziget festival

Festival of Folk Arts

September

The National Gallop Festival

October

Oktoberfest

November

St Martin’s Day

The start of “disznótoros” season

December

Christmas Markets

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