Situated in the center of the European continent, Hungary borders seven lands and brims with colorful cultural traditions, noteworthy architecture, and majestic beauty. With regard to Hungary's position, world languages commonly define it as: Eastern Europe. In fact, the country is located in the centre of the continent, in Central Europe , in its eastern part: this is the Carpathian Basin, where one thousand years ago , visitors already found a Hungarian state.
Budapest, the capital, is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city situated astride the Danube River.
Tourism in Hungary has been on the climb up and for very good cause. The history, culture, amiable people, and impressive architecture of Hungary are all persuasive causes to plan a unforgettable visit.
Hungarian summers are long, warm and shiny - August being the month where life inclines to come to a grinding stop in the capital city, Budapest . In spite of some wet spells, spring is a splendid time to be in Hungary, as is fall, but winter is usually shivery and can appear bleak, unless you enjoy the prospect of snow so you can test out the Hungarian mountains for a spot of skiing or snowboarding, maybe for the first time.
Hungarians are very proud of their culinary art. During your stay you can expect to taste delicious Hungarian goulash*, home cured hams and local cheeses.
You can reserve cheapest apartments, hostels, accommodation in Hungary with low prices. But you can also find among Hungary's hotels the best and luxury hotels with competitive rates.
Interesting Facts about Hungary
- The official language of Hungary is Hungarian and its currency is Hungarian Forint - HUF.
- The main religion is Roman Catholicism, followed by Calvinist, Lutheran and Greek Catholicism.
- The largest city in Hungary, Budapest, is also its capital and its cultural, economic and industrial center.
- Hungary is one of the oldest countries in Europe and it was founded back in the year 896.
- The Kingdom of Hungary was one of the largest states in Europe around 1000 AD.
- The Hungarian Grand Prix of 1986 ,stilled organised every year, was the first Formula One race to take place behind the Iron Curtain.
- In 1989, Hungary became the first communist-block country to open its borders to Western Europe.
- The noiseless match, Rubik's cube, holography, ballpoint pen, theory of the hydrogen bomb, BASIC programming language and the krypton electric bulb were invented by Hungarians.
- Hungary has one of the most important thermal spring cultures in the entire Europe. There are as many as 1,500 spas in the country and 450 public baths.
- Notable composers, like Ferenc Erkel, Béla Bartók, Zoltán Kodály and Franz Liszt, belonged to Hungary.
- 13 Hungarians had received a Nobel Prize.
- Hungary has won the sixth highest number of Summer Olympic gold medals.