Hungary

Overview

From scenic landscapes to thermal baths, Hungary has the best of sights to offer. Hungary has its own distinct personality that transitions from one flavor to another as you move across its various cities. Experience folk art, architecture and exotic cuisines, while you feast your eyes on what this tourist destination has to offer.

Hungary has a very high standard of living and its capital, Budapest, is full of arts, culture, and life. It is rightly proud of the fact that, although most Hungarians are Christian (76%), Budapest is home to the second-largest synagogue in the world, the Dohány Street Synagogue.

The city began as two separate towns, divided by the Danube, and is considered one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. From the impressive Castle Hill on the Buda side, you can cross to the Pest side of the Danube for world-class shopping along Andrassy Avenue. Or, you can take advantage of the thermal waters that flow underneath the city and enjoy the city’s many health spas.

Every city in Hungary offers something different and unique, so Debrecen, Eger, Gyȍr, Szeged, and Miskolc should be on your Hungarian bucket list. The wooded hills, vast fish ponds, and grasslands is an excellent holiday destination for birdwatchers, and while you are at it, you can also begin to make reservations for horse riding on the wide open plains in the south and forested hills.

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Latest Hungary Articles

Tourism website: Go to Hungary

Time zone: UTC/GMT +02:00

Currency: HUF – Hungarian forint

Official language: Hungarian

UNESCO World Heritage sites: 8

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