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About Hungary

Hungary is a country in Central Europe. Member of the European Union since 1 May 2004. The country offers many diverse destinations: relatively low mountains in the north-west, the Great Plain in the east, lakes and rivers of all sorts, and many beautiful small villages and hidden gems of cities. Top this off with Hungary's great accessibility in the middle of Europe, a vibrant culture and economy, and you get a destination absolutely not worth missing if you're in the region.


  • Western Transdanubia
  • Southern Transdanubia
  • Central Transdanubia
  • Central Hungary
  • Northern Hungary
  • Northern Great Plain
  • Southern Great Plain


  • Budapest - the capital
  • Debrecen
  • Eger - famous for its wines, especially Bull's Blood (Bikavér)
  • Esztergom
  • Érd
  • Gyöngyös
  • Győr
  • Kecskemét a town famous for its vibrant music scene
  • Kőszeg - near the Austrian border and famous for the defeat of the Turks by Jurisics Miklós
  • Miskolc - with the unique cave bath in Miskolc-Tapolca
  • Pécs - a pleasant university town known for its champagne
  • Sopron - near the Austrian border
  • Szeged
  • Szekszárd
  • Szentendre


By car

Roads of Hungary are mostly in good shape, but in big cities, and especially in Budapest, prepare for the opposite: cracks and potholes in the street surfaces are common, though they are constantly being repaired. Usually you can travel by using a map and the road signs.

Highways are not free, but there are no other toll roads or tunnels. Don't count on Western European travel times though: if you travel by normal roads the speed limit is 90 km/h between cities and 50 km/h inside, which slows you to the average around 60km/h. Roads often have high traffic (especially main roads like #8 to the west, #6 to the south and #4 to the east).
When you cross the country from the west to the east (or vice versa), take into account that there are only a few bridges crossing the Danube outside Budapest. There are some ferries available though.

It is a legal requirement to drive with headlights on, even during the day -- a requirement that is becoming more common across the EU.


There is a fast growing highway network in Hungary. Each highway starts at Budapest.
· M0 - ring around Budapest. The eastern and northern section are under construction, planned to be ready at the end of 2007
· M1 - connection to Győr and Austria (west)
· M2 - connection to Vác, planned to reach the border to Slovakia by 2015 (north)
· M3/M30/M35 - connection to Miskolc, planned to reach Debrecen and Nyíregyháza in 2006 (east)
· M4 - Planned, will provide connection to Romania via Szolnok by the year 2015 (east)
· M44 - Planned, will provide connection between the M5 at Kecskemét and the Romanian border via Békéscsaba (east)
· M5 - connection to Serbia, via Kecskemét and Szeged (south-east)
· M6/M56 - Connection to Dunaújváros, section to the center of Budapest planned to be ready in 2006, and further sections to Pécs are planned to be ready in 2007 (south)
· M7 - connection to Lake Balaton, planned to reach Croatia and Slovenia in 2007 (south-west)
· M8/M9 - Planned, will cross the country east-west by 2015
A single vignette is required to use all highways, except for M0 and short sections around major cities, which are free. Vignettes can be purchased at filling stations and at ÁAK (State Motorway Management Co.) offices. A 4-day vignette for a passenger car costs HUF 1520 (~EUR 6) during summertime. Vignettes are controlled automatically through a camera system. See http://www.motorway.hu/ or http://www.nart.hu/ for details.


Hungary has several World Heritage sites. These are:

  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
  • Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings 
  • Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
  • Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
  • Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
  • Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
  • Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

Other major tourist destination is Lake Balaton, with winehills, thermal spa in Hévíz around. There are also some amazing things to see - Tiszavirágzás. In mid-June the Tisza produces swarms of mayflies which are likened to flowers. Once decimated by pollution, the population is rebounding. (They're famous for living only for 1-2 days.)


Hungarians are quite proud of their cuisine (Magyar konyha), and most of the time not without a reason. Food are usually spicy (but not hot by general standards), and it's rather tasty than healthy - many dishes are prepared with lard or deep-fried. The national spice is paprika, made from ground sweet bell peppers and which actually has some flavor when fresh. The national dish is, of course, goulash, but Hungarians call the thick paprika-laden stew known as goulash elsewhere by the term pörkölt and reserve the term gulyás for a lighter paprika-flavored soup.

Less well known in the rest of the world are csirkepaprikás, chicken in paprika sauce, and halászlé, paprika fish soup often made from carp. Goose is also quite popular in Hungary. While tourists gorge on goose liver (libamáj), still cheap by Western standards, probably the most common dish is sült libacomb, roast goose leg. Stuffed (töltött) vegetables of all kinds are also popular, and Hungarian pancakes (palacsinta), both savoury and sweet, are a treat. Common snacks include kolbász, a Hungarianized version of the Polish kielbasa sausage, and lángos, deep-fried dough with a variety of toppings.



Hungary has several famous vine regions, most known are Villány, Eger, Badacsony, Tokaj, Szekszárd. Prices are reasonable. 

  • Egri Bikavér (Bull's Blood of Eger) is a strong red Hungarian wine which supposedly saved a clever Hungarian girl from her fate with a Turkish sultan. During the time of the Turkish occupation, it is said a young girl was summoned to become a member of the local sultan's harem. Not wanting this fate for his daughter, her father gave her a bottle of Egri Bikavér to take to the sultan. He told her to tell the ruler it was bull's blood, and would make him invincible. The sultan, being Muslim, was unaccustomed to alcohol, and proceeded to pass out, leaving the daughter unharmed. That's a story - but in real life, be careful with Egri Bikavér. It's excellent, but strong stuff! 
  • Tokaj is known for its sweet dessert wines (Tokaji aszú), which acquire their distinctive taste from grapes infected by the "noble rot" Botrytis cinerea. The favorite tipple of aristocracy, past fans of Tokaji include Louis XIV (who called Tokaj as "The king of the wines, the wine of the kings"), Beethoven, Napoleon III and Peter the Great - which is still reflected in the steep pricing of the best varieties. Almost uniquely among white wines, tokaj keeps very well for long periods.


In Hungarian, pálinka denotes any strong brandy-like liquor distilled from fruit, wine, corn or pretty much anything. Perhaps the best known is barackpálinka, made from apricots and "szilvapálinka" made from plums, many Hungarians make this at legal distillation plants with apricots and plums that they have grown that year, this will be served from wine bottles, medicine bottles and anything without the original label, this drink is not for the feint hearted, if you are a beginner stick to the "Zwack" Kosher or other similar mass produced version.

Unicum is a strong digestif made from a secret mix of over 40 herbs. It comes in a round-shaped bottles and has a very strong and unusual taste. Drink it slowly and taste it in your mouth. Eventually accompany with a glass of bier. Try it at your own risk.

Modified: 2007-02-14 10:22:59+01
Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Hungary, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary


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