Country of diversity
Located in the very heart of Europe, it has a wealth of culture and history, complemented by a language so completely different from its neighbours, that hardly any shared words exist.
The river Danube dominates the cityscape of Budapest, and with its unique panorama of impressive buildings along the riverbank contributes to the beauty of Hungary’s capital. Sweeping open spaces punctuated with storks’ nests and old farmhouses is what to expect when travelling through the beautiful Hungarian countryside. The natural paradise of Lake Balaton, affectionately called the “Hungarian Sea”, is one of Europe’s largest freshwater lakes. The artists’ hotspot of Szentendre with its attractive Baroque cityscape, or the city of Esztergom that played a significantly important role in the establishment of the Hungarian state, should not be missed when in Hungary. Not to forget the Hungarian cuisine, that can be considered a melting pot of the continent, with its own original cuisine from the Magyar people. Hungarian cuisine lures with delights including hearty soups such as the Gulyás or Fisherman’s soup, or stews or luscious cakes and pastries such as the Dobos cake or Somlói Galuska.
Budapest has succeeded in preserving its soul, even though the city has been rapidly modernised in the recent years. The river Danube dominates Budapest's cityscape and with its unique panorama of impressive buildings along the riverbank contributes to the beauty of Hungary's capital. Budapest is the outcome of two merging city parts - "Buda", the right mountainous riverside and "Pest", the plane left side. Once belonging to the Dual-Monarchy Austria-Hungary, Budapest acquired a lot from the former capital Vienna - both in terms of lifestyle as well as in terms of architecture. The historic castle district, Boulevard Andássy út - the "Pest Broadway" or the fifth district with its vibrant nightlife give the city its extraordinary charm. Experience a city full of culture, music and sightseeing and treat yourself with a relaxing day at one of Budapest's numerous Thermal baths, 120 in total - another feature of the pearl on the Danube!