Places of Interest in Hungary
Hungary is a small country of big contrasts. Therre’s the Great Plain in the East of the city, the mountainous North-West and the largest lake in Central Europe. There’s small beautiful villages preserving traditional lifeways, but there’s also cities that can offer everything you’d want to find in a modern city. Central Hungary is the home of the country’s capital, Budapest, widely regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The country is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations!
Hungary has many seasonal festivals. The grape harvest festivals are a case in point: there are uncounted numbers, one for each vineyard, where people traditionally come together to drink the previous year’s vintage, and to party. They normally start in September and continue until October.
Hungary is also known as the land of Spas, with some baths open all year round. Thermal springs and spas dot the country and are found in Budapest too. The Szechenyi Bath also has an open-air swimming pool, and Savar, Bufurdo and Zalkaros are equally recommended. However, if you like the sound of spas, don’t neglect Hungary’s natural thermal Lake Heviz, where the water temperature is about 28 °C in autumn.
Hungary is more than the land of spas, or the land of beautiful beaches, which it also has in plenty. It’s also the land of Budapest’s car-free Margeret Island, a park offering tennis, swimming, an open air theatre and Japanese and Rose Garden. If you’re not into that it has a beer garden too, as well as mediaeval ruins and two spa hotels.
We’ve assembled a list of the high points and key attractions of Hungary, to help you get the most out of your time there.
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