Hungary in a Nutshell

Hungary (Magyarország) is an EU member country with a beautiful capital city, Budapest, and the largest lake in Central Europe, Balaton. Hungary has a wide range of attractions to offer, including relatively low mountains in the north-west, the Great Plain in the east, various lakes and rivers, and many charming small villages and hidden gems of towns. Combine this with Hungary's convenient location in the heart of Europe, as well as its vibrant culture and economy, and you have a destination that is well worth visiting if you are in the region.

Hungary is one of the world's top 15 tourist destinations, with a city that is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. Despite its limited scale, Hungary is home to multiple World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere reserves, the world's second largest thermal lake (Lake Hévz), Central Europe's largest lake (Lake Balaton), and Europe's largest natural grassland (Hortobágy). In terms of architecture, Hungary is home to Europe's largest synagogue (the Great Synagogue of Budapest), Europe's largest medicinal bath (Széchenyi Medicinal Bath), Europe's third largest church (Esztergom Basilica), the world's second largest territorial abbey (Pannonhalma Archabbey), the world's second largest Baroque castle (Gödöll), and Europe's largest Early Christian Necr

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Hungary has always been ethnically diverse, and although over 90% of the population is ethnically Hungarian today, pockets of ethnic and cultural Slovaks, Romanians, Germans, Romani/Sinti people (Gypsies), and others dot the region. Because of Hungary's boundary changes following World War I, over 2 million ethnic and cultural Hungarians now live in neighboring countries. The Hungarians, also known as Magyars, are the descendants of many Central Asian tribes who were thought to be fierce, nomadic horsemen when they arrived in Central Europe in the 9th century.

Written on 07/07/2017 - 02:57 by Shawn Blake

Last modified on 04/25/2021 - 04:57



Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful and enjoyable cities, with a unique, youthful atmosphere, world-class classical music scene, pulsating nightlife increasingly enjoyed by European youth, and, last but not least, an exceptional offer of natural thermal baths.

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