hungary by besides the obvious

Hungary is an amazing destination for travelers. Besides the awesome Budapest, the visitor can enjoy natural landscapes like Lake Balaton. We will find superb wine regions such as Villany, Eger, or Tokaj and relevant historic areas such as the famous Danube curve. This is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Spanning 93,030 square kilometers of the Carpathian Basin. It is bordered by Slovakia to the north. Ukraine to the northeast, Romania to the east and southeast, and Serbia to the south. Croatia and Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. 

The country has many nice towns that are easy to discover on your own. It is splashed with impressive castles and it offers excellent gastronomy. Hungary is safe, clean, and still cheap for travelers. Many of the spots you will discover if you keep reading will be probably unknown, not only to you but to many other adventurous travelers as well. Don’t be the last of them, get into Hungary and get the luxury of enjoying it!

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Practical information

  • Country Code: +36
  • Currency: Hungarian Forint HUF
  • Official languages: Hungarian
  • Electricity: 220 V
  • Time zone: GMT+1
  • Capital: Budapest
  • Climate: Continental with four seasons. Summer is nicely warm, very enjoyable for cultural visits or for going to the beach around Balaton. Spring is mildly warm and sunny, perfect for any plan in the country. Autumn is a bit cold and rainy and Winter can be quite cold and humid, with fog and snow all around the country. 
  • Safety: Budapest like many other World capitals has some problems with pickpockets, especially in the downtown of Pest. Violence is rare. The rest of the country is very safe, including all the tourist spots. 
  • Top sights for beginners: Budapest, Lake Balaton, Héviz, Danube curve, Györ

We are focusing on ideas from local sources, giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners, guides to secret places which only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about, to the hidden picturesque view, with recommending everything besides the obvious: the local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will read our Hungarian Travel Stories, feel inspired, and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!


What is the capital of Hungary?

The capital of Hungary is Budapest.

Which are the best tourist assets of Hungary?

The best tourist assets of Hungary are the capital Budapest, Lake Balaton, Hévíz Thermal Lake, Tokaj Wine Region, Pécs & Villány Wine Region, Szeged, The Danube Bend & Sopron.

What kind of language do they speak in Hungary?

In Hungary, people speak Hungarian. The majority of the younger generations also speak good English.

Which are the best seasons to visit Hungary?

The best season to visit Hungary is spring. Hungary has 4 seasons, so in each season you can enjoy the characteristics, snow in winter, flowers in bloom in spring, summer weather in June, July & August, and colourfull leaves in autumn,

Travel Stories from Hungary

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