HU - Hungary

Hungary is a central European state that borders Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria.

To know:
In 2002 Hungary appeared in 13th place in the ranking of the most visited nations in the world. According to the National Central Statistical Office, in 2016 overnight stays amounted to 27 695 465, an increase of + 7.0% compared to the previous year. 98% of the visitors come from other European countries. The Germans are in 1st place (548,173), followed by the British and Austrians. In 2016 the Italians were in eighth place (251,210), ahead of Slovaks and French. Most tourists arrive by car and stay for a short period of time. The country’s most popular tourist destination is its capital (38.2%), closely followed by Lake Balaton (19.5%), Transdanubia (10.9%) and the mountainous region of the north (8.2%).

When to go:
The tourist season runs from April to October. July and August are considered the best months for a visit.

Territories and tourist destinations:
      Central Hungary – Corresponds to the territory of the capital, Budapest.
      Lake Balaton region – Included in the Transdanubia, Lake Balaton is a primary tourist attraction in a landlocked country. It is no coincidence that the lake is referred to as the “Hungarian Sea”.
      Transdanubio (Dunántúl in Hungarian) – By Transdanubio we mean the territories on the right (or western) bank of the Danube up to the borders with Austria, Slovenia and Croatia.
      Northern Hungary – Historic towns, wine regions and spas: all things not to be missed.
      Great Hungarian Plain – Somehow isolated from the rest of the nation. A vast flat region of which Debrecen could be considered the unofficial capital.
Urban centers

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Budapest – With lush green parks, interesting museums and a vibrant nightlife, Budapest is one of the most pleasant and fun European cities.
Debrecen – The second largest city in the country.
Győr – There are numerous cafes, restaurants, boutiques and night clubs in its adorable baroque city center.
Kecskemét – A city famous for its vibrant music, plum brandy and Art Nouveau architecture.
Miskolc – Third town in the country by population, Miskolc lies on the eastern side of the Bükk mountains and is famous above all for the thermal pool inside the natural cave of Tapolca (Barlangfürdő).
Nyíregyháza – A medium-sized city with a popular water resort, a museum and the annual autumn festival.
Pécs – The ancient Sopianae of the Romans famous for the paleochristian necropolis of the 2nd century AD and for the monuments of the Ottoman period.
Szeged – Nicknamed “city of the sun” due to the low rainfall that ensures clear skies all year round, Szeged is a university city, famous in Hungary as “home of paprika”, the red chilli imported from the Ottoman Turks that accompanies the dishes. locals.
Székesfehérvár – The old royal seat, nowadays famous for its Baroque architecture and museums.
Other destinations
1 Aggtelek – Beautiful caves with stalactites and stalagmites.
Bükk – A section of the Carpathians near which the Bükk National Park is located.
2 Hollókő – Ethnographic village whose inhabitants, the Poloc (a Hungarian subgroup) have kept the original dialect and customs.
3 Hortobágy National Park – the largest steppe still existing in central Europe, today a national park and biosphere reserve as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4 Visegrád – Town of about 2000 inhabitants, famous for its unparalleled views of the bend of the Danube.

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