Boasting charming Baroque towns, rich cultural heritage, gorgeous lakes and outstanding wines, Hungary also occupied a pivotal place in Europe’s history during the Hapsburg Austro-Hungarian Empire’s dominant period. Providing a main gateway into Eastern Europe, Hungary with its magnificent capital of Budapest is a unique visitors destination in its own right.
The Hungarian capital, Budapest, is situated on the scenic Danube River. The capital city is Hungary’s cultural, administrative and commercial centre. Budapest enjoys the reputation being one of the most wonderful cities in Europe, with green parks, broad avenues and an amazing collection of architectural styles. Budapest’s downtown area is pedestrian-friendly and from the city’s walled Castle District a wealth of monuments and museums can be explored. In addition, Budapest is internationally acclaimed for its numerous revitalising thermal baths that are filled by more than hundred natural springs.
Pécs is located between the Dráva and Danube rivers and is a fascinating place with an illustrious history. Famous for its ballet, music and opera Pécs is home to some of the country’s finest Turkish landmarks as well. Among the city’s finest museums are the Zsolnay Porcelain Exhibit and the Victor Vasarely Museum. Those tourists looking for nature should travel to Lake Balaton, positioned 62 miles from Badapest in central Hungary.
The most comprehensive range of lodging options can be found in Budapest that also include luxurious establishments such as the Hilton, the Marriott and Le Meridian. However, in general there are good hotels to be found throughout the entire country, particularly in popular tourist destinations such as the Lake Balaton area, Pécs and Eger.
Budapest Ferihegy International Airport has non-stop trans-Atlantic flight services, as well as links to over 30 European nations. There are flights operating out of the airport to several Middle Eastern destinations as well, including Cairo and Tel Aviv. The national airline, Hungarian Malév Hungarian Airlines, connects the city of Budapest to all neighbouring nations.