Visit Hungary

Visit Hungary

Overview

From the Kingdom of Hungary, through the communist era up to its present day glory as a thriving European nation, Hungary has seen much drama over the years.

 

As a result Hungary is not only beautiful, but also rich in history and full of interesting sites to see.

Sites to See

There are plenty of sites to see in Hungary. While a few days in Budapest are a must, there are plenty of other cities and towns worth a visit as well. You may want to consider Siófok (for its marvelous landscapes and sunrises over the mountains across Lake Balaton), Gyor (the “town of rivers”), Hévíz (home of the largest thermal lake in Europe) and Pécs (infamous for its metal fence covered with padlocks left by young lovers).

 

Beyond the towns to visit, notable sites include the Great Synagogue (the largest synagogue in Europe, Széchenyi Medicinal Bath (the largest medicinal bath in Europe), and Esztergom Basilica (one of the largest basilicas in Europe).

Culture

The culture across Hungary is across the board fantastic. This is a country rich in architecture, with stunning buildings and structures all around.

 

Hungary is particularly strong in terms of the performing arts. While visiting Hungary make sure to enjoy the live music including classical, traditional folk and operatic performances. You’ll also want to make sure to catch some live traditional Hungarian dancing.

Cuisine

There is some great food to be found in Hungary. Some of the must-try highlights include goulash, fisherman's soup (halászlé),chicken paprikash, foie gras and sour cherry soup.

Casinos in Hungary

If gambling is part of your perfect vacation, then you’re in luck. There are numerous casinos operating throughout Hungary.

 

Your best bets for finding a casino are in Budapest, Gyor, Kecskemét and Sopron.

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.