HUNGARY  |  Hungary Travel Guide
Tuesday, September 28, 2021



"Other Europe," It is a land of martyrs and monuments, of piquant foods and full-bodied wines, of Turkish mineral baths and medieval towns, and a history that is just as diverse as it is rich, where Tartars, Magyars, gypsies and others have melted into a landscape that is at once wild and beguiling and as memorable as the "paprika that burns twice."

Hungary is situated in east-central Europe, with Budapest as its capital and the Danube as its principal and most famous river. It has a population of approximately 10 million, nearly two million of whom live in the capital city.


Destinations in Hungary (11)

  • Aggtelek National Park, Hungary

    Aggtelek National Park is centered around caves: there are more than 200 caves here! In fact, the park was established in 1985 primarily to protect these caves as well as the unique surface formations found here. The park...

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  • Best Small Towns in Hungary

    Best Small Towns in Hungary. Hungary has some of Central Europe's most unique and interesting small towns and villages, particularly in the lesser-known parts of the Danube Bend, where Hungarian culture has been well preserved....

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  • Budapest, Hungary

    Budapest is famously the city on the Danube, frequently referred to as the "Pearl of the Danube," and even as the "Paris of Eastern Europe." It is a city of history and culture, brimming with ancient monuments and buildings, and...

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  • Bükk National Park, Hungary

    Bükk National Park (or Bükki Nemzeti Park) is a special place. It is the highest national park in Hungary. It sits on a plateau at least a thousand feet above the rest of the Hungarian countryside, encompassing some 95,775 acres...

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  • Eastern Bank of the Danube, Hungary

    North on the banks of the Danube, on the Pest side, are the rolling hills and the backwater area of the Danube River. There's something of everything here. Göd and Szödliget play host to yachts and pleasure craft on their Duna shores. Grass...

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  • Great Castles of Hungary

    Great Castles of Hungary. The 10 greatest, best, most popular, most picturesque, most famous castles in Hungary, including Buda Castle, Castle of Eger, Festetics Palace, Sümeg Castle and Kinizsi Castle, among others.

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  • Lake Balaton, Hungary

    Lake Balaton is vast. It is not only the largest lake in Hungary, but that in all of Eastern Europe. It is, in fact, the "Inland Sea of Europe." During the 16th century, it formed part of the frontline between the Hapsburg and...

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  • Lake Tisza, Hungary

    Lake Tisza is a water wonderland of no small measure, and a veritable naturalist's delight. It is a shallow yet beautiful lake on the Tisza River, the second largest lake in Hungary, created in 1970 as the world's first dam...

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  • Mátra Mountains, Hungary

    Mátra Mountains of Northern Hungary have an unlikely claim to fame: wine. There are nature trails winding through the mountains, to be sure, and good skiing in the winter time; but on the warmer southern slopes of the Mátra, in...

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  • Western Bank of the Danube, Hungary

    That Pomáz is a town with an ancient heritage is attested to by the Roman sarcophagus that graces the outside front entrance of the town hall. Serbians who were fleeing the Turks arrived in the late 17th century. Added to that was the influx of...

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  • Zempléni Mountains, Hungary

    Zempléni Mountains run along the north of the country. They are essentially the lower extension of the lovely Carthanians, forming part of the border between Hungary and Slovakia. Starting out as a largely volcanic ridge, they...

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