10 Best Places to Visit in Hungary

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Hortobagy National Park

Hortobagy National Park has one of the highest shares of biodiversity in Central Europe and is the site of natural and cultural treasures. The wilderness of Mecsek, with its rugged sandstone scenery, plateaus and steep valleys, reveals the fantastic landscape of the Hortobagy. To the east, the landscape is quite different, an area of rolling hills and plains with deep valleys.

Warm-water streams flowing from the sandy lands around Lake Balaton and through the Hortobagy, form the basis of fisheries in the area, which is a big attraction for freshwater enthusiasts. The waters are teeming with white-fleshed trout so abundant in the streams, that fishing permits are required.

Hortobagy holds many species of primate, 13 species of bats, and over 200 bird species. A quick visit to Hortobagy in the Hortobágy Nationalpark will give you the chance to escape city life and enjoy a taste of forest life in a large-scale wilderness park.

Debrecen

Heviz

Relax in the spa-like surroundings of the Heviz Fesztival, and take advantage of the music events and dining options. Enjoy an old world Hungary experience by strolling through the town’s cobblestone streets, or relax in the saunas and hot springs.

The Festival is also a great place to get a Hungarian music fix. With about seven music stages, featuring everything from jazz and folk music to world music and Chinese music, there’s sure to be some tunes to satisfy your picky ear.

The Heviz Mint Festival was first held in 1854, and has been held every year since.

The Mint Festival is a must visit while you are in Hungary. It is a beautiful accommodation and camping festival that welcomes all.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for those who like to plan ahead or pick up the day-of tickets for those with a little more flexibility.

Extras: There are many more cultural festivals in Hungary. It is a great place for those interested in the arts and culture. There are also numerous other water sports available above and below the water in Hungary, like snorkeling and zorbing.

Aggtelek National Park

Hungary.

Aggtelek National Park (expected budget 4.5-5 EUR/day) is one of the most visited and best-preserved natural landscapes in Hungary. It was founded in 1979 as a protected area and is located in the Mátra Mountains, along the west bank of Lake Felső-Tisza and near the Tisza river. Aggtelek was once a popular hunting ground for ethnic Magyar settlements. In the 19th century, a red deer hunt at Téglás-Szöllős was the highlight of the Hungarian kings' hunting trips, and several Hungarian emperors have hunted here. In 1701, the Royal Court officially named this zone Aggtelek. As the national parks were not yet founded, the King ordered to count every gold and silver coin. During the winter months, as many as eight hounds would chase a red deer in pursuit of its antlers.

Pecs

Pécs.

Pécs is a small town in southern Hungary situated between the river Tisza and the Neszmély Hills in the Mecsek Mountains, about 70 kilometers south of Budapest. Pécs won the European Capital of Culture called for the year 2002. Its old town is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Therefore a lot of famous places and attractions, such as the Royal Castle, the Cathedral, the Gresham Palace, Pál-III Square, János Hill, the House of the Virgin Mary, the Armenian Church and the Vigadó Concert Hall, can be found here. The city is center of important industrial activities and also been developed rapidly due to its importance on transportation. It is a university town and the seat of Pecs University of Technology, the biggest technical university of the country. Pécs has also been awarded the title of European Capital of Sport in 2000, and as such has hosted the decathalon.

Sopron

The city of Sopron is well known for its white color painted buildings. The reason for this is historical, it was painted by the Romans. The city was also called the white city by its inhabitants, who used the white lime coatings to store farm products, for example, wheat, barley, corn and wood.

The only large scale building currently painted white is the Roman Catholic Church located on Lelke u.

The city of Sopron is going through many changes, by building a new spa city and a new wine trade center. It is also a cultural city, where the many celebrations are having a big impact.

There are many places to visit in Sopron. The most important of which is the Angelika Spa. The Angelika Spa is an energetic healing center, which includes a steam bath, a thermal pool, an aerobics park, and a wave pool, where you can play sports under the guidance of professional coaches.

There is also a pretty nature park called the Hrschacher Park, which is famous for its beautiful lavender fields. It is also a good place to go on a bike ride, you will be able to explore the countryside from a different view.

The ruins of the Middle Age castle, which was destroyed during the Turkish wars can be found in the city center. The castle was built in the 13th century and had a very strategic position.

Eger

Eger is a beautiful little town with a significant history. The town’s architecture is very diverse. It has Gothic cathedrals and structures, homes from eras past, and a winding river that tumbles through the center of the city.

Eger is truly fun for all ages here you can visit a castle, medieval wall, and many other attractions. The town also has incredible food and plenty of opportunities for recreation.

It’s also very cheap and incredibly beautiful in the summer so if you want to break into the Hungarian lifestyle without really suffering too much, Eger is a blessing.

Here’s a breakdown of this quaint quaint little town.

Lake Balaton

We spend a lot of the winter in New Jersey, but during the summer months, we try to get away as much as we can. One of our favorite destinations is Balaton, a lake in the country of Hungary.

The country is known for beautiful scenery, architecture, museums, old-world towns, and cultural experiences. We did a recent post on best German destinations and while we may go back to Germany in the future, there’s no question that Hungary will always be the true choice.

The thing that most draws us there is the natural beauty of the landscape and the rich history of the country. We can see for ourselves in this photo, behind the trees, the Lake Balaton, which gives their country it’s name.

While Balaton is stunning by itself, with the addition of one of the most popular and diverse tourist spots on Earth, the situation is incredible. Let’s take a look at what it’s like there.

About This Destination

Lake Balaton, which is actually a bay, is the largest lake in Central Europe and is famous for being the home of many large hotels and resorts. The reason for its popularity is that it is situated in the center of a cultural hotspot that is home to more than 3 countries.

Budapest

The capital of Hungary is probably the most popular tourist destination, and there is no question why. Budapest is a wonder to behold and with its dual personalities, there is something for every visitor. There is the main city of Budapest, which is one of the biggest, busiest metropolises in Europe and the city of Pest that is two-thirds the size of Prague but all the attractions are within a 5-10 minute walk. There are so many things to do in Budapest. The most popular attractions include St. Stephan’s Basilica, House of Terror, Gellert Hill and Matthias Church.

The main appeal of Budapest is that there is an air of history all around and you get the feeling that it is always just around the corner even in the most modern parts. Budapest is truly a place that is all about walking to see the sights. The city has about 20 squares, which are perfect to just sit around and enjoy life. For many visitors, Budapest is where they get to feel like a local rather than just a tourist or a day visitor.