Hungary - Budapest
In the heart of Europe
The area of Hungary is barely 100,000 km2. The language of the 10 million inhabitants is spoken nowhere else. And yet, the Hungarian people have been living in the centre of Europe for over 1,100 years. A history of tragic upheavals, UNESCO World Heritage sites, the world’s second largest reserve of surface thermal water, the Lake Balaton: just a few characteristic signs of an exciting country you can never get bored of.
Hungarians speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region, the Hungarian hospitality is legendary and one of the reasons why visitors tend to come back here. The country has a long and chequere history, which results in sites where 2000 year old Roman ruins and 400 year old Turkish monuments can be found side by side.
Hungary has Central Europe's largest fresh water lake – the Balaton and that has hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs gush up from the depths providing great opportunities for citizens and visitors to heal and relax. The cuisine is diverse and delicious, the country has various neighbours providing great opportunity for our visitors, to travel across Eastern Europe Vienna, Prague or the Croatian seashore are all close enough to drive.
Think Hungary - more than expected
Facts & figures
- Area: 93,030 km2
- Population: 9,830,485
- Neighbouring countries: Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia
- Form of state: republic
- Official language: Hungarian
- Capital: Budapest
- Largest towns: Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pécs, Győr
- Main religion: Christianity
A lot of reasons to come to Hungary
Budapest - the "Pearl of the Danube".
Budapest is the largest city in Hungary; it is the political and commercial centre of the country. The city is divided by the great river, the Danube and it has a History that goes back to the Roman Empire. Accordingly it has a wonderful variety of architecture and historical monuments, parks and nature. With the Buda Hills to the west and the start of the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. The city has a vivid cultural life with parks, museums filled with treasures, pleasure boats sailing up and down the Danube and Turkish-era thermal baths. In all, the Hungarian capital is a delight both by day and by night.
Last modified: 2017.02.16.