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Budapest Travel Guide

Introduction

Hungary is located in Central Europe, and the mighty Danube winds through the country and the capital Budapest. The country is relatively flat, and the Hungarian lowlands represent large parts of the countryside in Hungary, where it is very easy to get from town to town and city to city.

Budapest is one of the major, central European capitals with an incredibly interesting history. Over time, several cultures have left a mark on the city, offering countless sights. The castle of Buda, the architecture of Pest and the many hot springs and baths are just some of the impressions from a visit here.

With the capital in the middle of the country, there are many excursion destinations in the province that are quickly reached from Budapest. Lake Balaton, called the Hungarian Sea, is the most popular resort. One cozy town replaces the other along the shores of the lake, where bathers enjoy a swim or other activities such as boating.

The Hungarian provincial towns are also interesting and offer a nice atmosphere where you can experience Hungary outside Budapest. Debrecen, Győr and Pécs are a few examples and everywhere you can enjoy the Hungarian food, which among other things. known for goulash, salami and paprika. And then you also have to remember that the tasty Tokai wines come from Hungary.

Biggest cities
  • Budapest: 1,735,711
  • Debrecen: 204,333
  • Miskolc: 162,905
  • Szeged: 161,837
  • Pécs: 147,719
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Holidays
  • January 1: New Year's Day
  • March 15: National Day
  • Date varies: Easter Day
  • Date varies: Easter Monday
  • May 1: May 1 celebrations
  • Date varies: Pentecost
  • Date varies: Whit Monday
  • August 20: Saint Stephen's Day
  • October 23: National Day
  • November 1: All Saints Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • December 26: Boxing Day
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Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

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Practical info
  • Official name: Hungary / Magyarország
  • Capital: Budapest
  • National anthem: Himnusz
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Population (2011): 9,937,628
  • Primary religion: Christianity
  • Currency: Forint (HUF)
  • Drives in: Right side
  • Domain: .hu
  • Phone code: +36
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC + 1)
  • Power and plugs: 230 V / 50 Hz, plug type C, F
Geography
  • Area: 93,030 km² / 35,919 sq mi
  • Highest point: Kékes 1,014 m / 3,327 feet
  • Longest river: Danube 2,860 km / 1,777 mi
  • Largest lake: Balaton 592 km² / 229 sq mi
  • Boundaries: North: Slovakia. South: Croatia, Serbia. East: Ukraine, Romania. West: Austria, Slovenia.
Celebrities
  • Attila: Hun King, 406-453
  • Franz Liszt: Composer, 1811-1886
  • Andrássy Gyula: Prime Minister, 1823-1890
  • Joseph Pullitzer: Publisher, 1847-1911
  • Theodor Herzl: Zionist, 1860-1904
  • Harry Houdini: Magician, 1874-1926
  • Béla Bartók: Composer, 1881-1945
  • Bela Lugosi: Actors, 1882-1956
  • Imre Nagy: Prime Minister, 1896-1958
  • Dennis Gabor: Physicist, 1900-1979
  • Peter Lorre: Actor, 1904-1964
  • Edward Teller: Physicist, 1908-2003
  • János Kádár: Secretary General, 1912-1989
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor: Actor, 1917-
  • Eva Gabor: Actor, 1919-1995
  • Ferenc Puskás: Football Player, 1927-2006
  • Viktor Orbán: Prime Minister, 1963-
  • Kristina Egerszegi: Swimmer, 1974-