Visit Hungary - a Super Hot EU Destination Right Now!

Published 3 February 2018

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Hungary is a hot destination right now as it is affordable, beautiful and rich in culture.

Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest
The Parliament of Budapest
Buda Castle and Palace Complex
Lake Balaton - Freshwater Lake
Old Village of Holloko
St Stephen's Basilica Budapest
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Shoes on the Danube Embankment

Why Visit Hungary

Hungary is a hot destination right now as it is affordable, beautiful and rich in culture.

A Rich Local Cuisine

Hungarian cuisine is delicious and varied that includes soups, amazing signature style paprika-laced stews like the world-famous Goulash – a Hungarian national dish, and delicious tortes and cakes, among other things. Hungarians also make their own wines including full-bodied wines and sweet dessert wines, and you can find many vineyards and wineries that offer wine-tasting tours.

In Hungary you will be able to take your palate on an exciting and lasting food and beverage tasting journey and collect yet another memorable experience that you can add to your list of savoured world’s cuisines.

Sightseeing

A lot of natural and unspoilt beauty that Hungary offers is another reason to visit the country. National parks, caves, thermal baths, the countryside, and of course Hungary’s small quaint villages are all great things to see and explore.

In Hungary you can go wild-swimming and have a low-cost nature-filled day out during the months when the weather is nice. Gyogy-to (thermal lake) of Heviz is very popular as the water stays warm around 30 degrees Celsius due to the hot springs emerging from beneath the ground. Lake Balaton is another popular destination for wild swimming in Hungary.

Castle enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice in Hungary where visitors can find a generous choice of well-preserved castles to visit, many of them set against dramatic scenery.

Affordable Prices

Budapest is relatively cheap compared to many other European cities and it gets even cheaper outside of Budapest and in smaller towns.

In the local pubs of Budapest you can generally expect to pay just over one British pound (£) for a late or a pint of domestic beer. That’s significantly cheaper when compared to London prices.

In Hungary you will find many sightseeing locations charge a nominal entry fee, and some are even free.

Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest

Gothic towers visible from Fisherman's Bastion viewing terrace with the city down below

Pictured: Fisherman's Bastion (Halaszbastya) is the panoramic landmark viewing terrace built in neo-Gothic and neo-Romanesque style with fairy tale towers perched on the Buda bank of the Danube, on the Castle hill in Budapest.

The Parliament of Budapest

Hungarian parliament building and the city in a distance on the other side of river Danube

Pictured: Hungarian parliament building, aka the Parliament of Budapest, on river Danube. The parliament building is a notable landmark of Hungary and thus a popular tourist sightseeing destination.

Buda Castle and Palace Complex

A massive castle complex visible on the other side of water body

Pictured: The historical Buda castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in the capital, first completed in 1265, with the massive Baroque palace addition completed in 1700s.

Lake Balaton - Freshwater Lake

Statue of a female facing the Balaton lake, and pepole enjoying water activities in the lake

Pictured: Lake Balaton freshwater lake in western Hungary is a popular holiday destination with beaches, volcanic hills and resort towns where visitors can go swimming, board paddling and indulge in other activities.

Old Village of Holloko

A street with white-washed clay houses on both sides of the street in the old village of Holloko

Pictured: A stunning nice old village of Holloko maintaining the traditional medieval village structure. The Palóc ethnographic village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the village there is also the 13th century Holloko Castle that offers great views from the tower.

Fancy costume dress castle games with people playing out a castle siege at Holloko castle

Pictured: Castle games at Holloko castle in Hungary. Holloko castle runs various family-friendly events that will take you back in history. Here’s the event’s list on the Holloko castle website.

St Stephen's Basilica Budapest

St Stephen's Basilica towering well above the trees, photographed from a distance

Pictured: St Stephen's Basilica Budapest is Budapest's largest church and houses Hungary's most sacred relic kept in an ornate glass cabinet that lights up once money is inserted. The relic is…the mummified right fist of King Stephen.

Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

Beautiful rock formations in the interior of a cave

Pictured: Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst - a UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of 712 caves.

Shoes on the Danube Embankment

Realistic looking metal shoes installed on the Danube embankment, Budapest

Pictured: Shoes on the Danube embankment – a world famous sculpture of 60 pairs of metal shoes set in concrete. It’s the Budapest Jewish WWII memorial erected in 2005 to honour the Jews shot into the Danube.

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