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Vacation rentals in Hungary
Whether in the city centre or in the country, Hungary offers a wide range of comfortable holiday accommodation. Rurally situated vacation rentals are the ideal starting point to reach the national parks or the shores of Lake Balaton in a short time. An apartment in the middle of the old town of Budapest or another larger city is usually not far from the sights and museums of the chosen destination.Apartments for the whole family
Accommodation in Hungary is often in modern homes surrounded by a beautiful garden with barbecue. You experience the Puszta particularly idyllically in a country house equipped with arcades. In the centres of the cities, luxurious apartments are offered in representative villas from the time of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.
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Location and orientation
The Republic of Hungary has been a member of the European Union since 2004. The Hungarian currency is called the forint. The Central European landlocked country borders on Austria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine and Romania. Hungary's capital is Budapest. Other big cities are Miskolc, Debrecen, Gyor, Szeged and Pécs.Discover unique natural beauties
The Puszta is a landscape that can only be found in Hungary. Characteristic are the steppelike vegetation patterns and the typical draw wells. If you want to see the puszta in its original form, the best place to visit is the Hortobágyi Nemzeti National Park, where this landscape still exists without any agricultural use.The "Hungarian Sea"
Hungary is a popular holiday destination for bathers, mainly because of Lake Balaton. The 77 kilometre long and 14 kilometre wide lake has a water surface of approximately 600 square kilometres and is thus the largest lake in Central Europe. Along the shore there are numerous holiday resorts such as Balatonalmádi, Balatonfenyves and Balatonszemes. The lake is particularly shallow and therefore offers pleasantly warm water temperatures.
Things to know
Due to the shielding effect of the mountains, Hungary has a rather dry continental climate. Winters get cold, summers get hot. Most precipitation occurs in early summer, with rainfall decreasing from west to east.Try hearty dishes in Hungary
Many culinary specialities from Hungary are world famous. These include paprika chicken with dumplings and goulash, dishes prepared mainly with green pepper, onions and tomatoes and lots of red paprika powder. Typical Hungarian dishes are also fish soup and Újházy chicken soup. Salami and spicy Debrecziner sausages are also popular.
The world-famous invention "Rubik´s Cube" was designed in 1976 by the Hungarian civil engineer Ernö Rubik. This is a colorful magic cube that can be placed in 43 trillion different positions.
Top 5 travel tips
During your visit to Hungary you should definitely plan on spending a few days in Budapest. The city on the Danube is a cultural, political and economic centre with a cosmopolitan flair. Numerous buildings and museums in Budapest are waiting to be discovered by you. Particularly worth seeing are the citadel, the castle and the fishermen's bastion. Along the shopping streets there are elegant cafés and restaurants as well as some boutiques by internationally renowned fashion designers.2. Visit the UNESCO natural heritage dripstone caves
The Aggtelek National Park is a 56,650-hectare protected area where the famous stalactite caves are located. Also impressive is the karst mountain range there, which is best explored while hiking. By the way, the park is a retreat for many native animal species, but also for the rare wolves.3. Go on a tour of castles and palaces
Hungary has more than 700 castles and palaces, which were built from the Middle Ages to the Baroque period and which have a significant influence on the landscape. Especially the magnificent palaces, such as Fertöd Castle, Gödöllö Castle and Helekon Castle, are a feast for the eyes and a must for friends of historical buildings.4. To the oldest Hungarian Benedictine abbey
In North-West Hungary you can still visit the Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma. The monastery building was built in the classical style. Of particular interest here are the late Gothic cloister and the magnificent hall of the library. The abbey, which counts as a landmark of Christianisation in Hungary, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996.5. Experience festivals and events live
Not only in Budapest, but also from Sopron to Debrecen you will be offered numerous first-class events all year round. Many summer events are historical spectacles, such as the Visegrád Castle Festival, where the whole town is transported back to the Middle Ages. Classical music lovers should not miss the Miskolc Opera Festival in June and July. Motorsport fans can be part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix live at the Hungaroring.
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