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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest

Facts about Hungary

Area: 93,030 sq km

Population: 9,956,108 (July 2007 est.)

Capital: Budapest

Other major cities: Debrecen, Miskolc,
Nyíregyháza, Szeged and Pécs

Currency: Forint (HUF)

Language: Hungarian

Telephone country code: 0036

Time Zone: CET (GMT + 1 hour)

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Hungary Top Destinations

Budapest

Located on the banks of the River Danube, Budapest is the capital of Hungary and the largest city in the country. The most important sights in the castle are the Matthias Church , the Fishermen’s Bastion and the Royal Palace. Walking along the medieval streets of the Old Town one comes across numerous historic dwellings, public buildings as well as many museums. The Castle offers wonderful panoramas of the Danube, its bridges, and of the Pest side. More...

Pécs

Pécs is one of Hungary’s most pleasant cities, with its historic monuments, museums, cultural and artistic festivals, it is one of the region’s main tourist destinations. The group of early-Christian burial vaults dating from the 4th to the 6th centuries, which once formed part of the cemetery of the Roman city of Sopianae, are, since 2000, on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

Sopron

In terms of its historic buildings, Sopron is the second richest city in Hungary; together with its historic significance and its proximity to Lake Neusiedler in Austria, these make it one of the favourite tourist destinations. More....

Eger

Eger is the seat of Heves County; thanks to its picturesque setting, historic atmosphere, its monuments and its wines, it is a favourite destination for tourists. Its most famous monument is the 13th century castle, which is one of the best preserved castles in the country; it played an important role in the struggles against the Turkish invasion in the 16th century. More...

Tokaj

Thanks to its wine-culture, Tokaj has become one of Hungary’s most popular and most often visited tourist targets. The preservation of the one-thousand year unity of this wine region, and of its viticultural traditions which evolved over this period, justified the UNESCO World Heritage Committee placing the Tokaj wine region on its World Heritage List, in 2002. More...

Héviz

Héviz, close to the western extremity of Lake Balaton, was established to exploit the medicinal powers of the waters of Lake Héviz - these have made this spa one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary. More...

Fertod Palace, Hungary
Fertod Palace
 


Destinations by Region

Central Hungary

BudapestVisegrád | Gödöllo | Ócsa |

Central Transdanubia

Veszprém | Esztergom | Tihany | Székesfehérvár | Balatonfüred | Majk Monastery | Várpalota  |

Western Transdanubia 

Sopron HévizPannonhalma  Fertod | Ferto National Park |   Bük | Keszthely | Nagycenk | JákSárvár | Körmend |

Southern Transdanubia

Pécs |   SiklósPécsvárad | Máriagyud |

Northern Hungary

Eger   | Miskolc | TokajHolloko | Aggtelek | Jósvafõ | Ipolytarnóc | Sárospatak | Sátoraljaújhely | Szerencs | Füzérradvány | Edelény | Boldogkõváralja | Pácin | | Füzér | Kéked | Szanticska |  |  Monok | VizsolyMartonyi MonasteryTarcal | Sirok |   Fáj |

Northern Great Plain

Debrecen | Hajdúszoboszló | Hortobágy National Park | Nyiregyháza | Kisvárda | Tuzsér |

Southern Great Plain

Szeged | Kecskemét | Gyula | Békéscsaba |


World Heritage Sites in Hungary

Budapest

Because of its medieval origins, 17th and 18th centuries monuments, and its historical significance, the Old Town is Budapest’s primary tourist attraction. It has been on UNESCO’S World Heritage List since 1987. More...

Tokaj

Thanks to its wine-culture, Tokaj has become one of Hungary’s most popular and most often visited tourist targets. The preservation of the one-thousand year unity of this wine region, and of its viticultural traditions which evolved over this period, justified the UNESCO World Heritage Committee placing the Tokaj wine region on its World Heritage List, in 2002. More...

Pannonhalma

The monastic complex of Pannonhalma , its collections and the nature conservation territory around the abbey were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. More...

Pécs

The group of early-Christian burial vaults dating from the 4th to the 6th centuries, which once formed part of the cemetery of the Roman city of Sopianae, are, since 2000, on the UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

Holloko

Hollóko is one of Hungary’s most popular attractions. Hollóko village was added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. The Castle of Hollóko was built in the 13th century. More...

Aggtelek National Park

More than 700 small-to-large caves can be found in the Aggtelek National Park; these were placed on UNESCO’s World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in 1995. More...

Hortobágy National Park

The landscape of the Hortobágy National Park preserves intact and visible the evidence of its traditional use over more than two millennia and represents the harmonious interaction between human beings and nature. More...

Lake Ferto National Park

The Fertö/Neusiedler Lake area has been the meeting place of different cultures for eight millennia. This is graphically demonstrated by its varied landscape, the result of an evolutionary symbiosis between human activity and the physical environment. More...

 
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