Hungary

Hungary is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. It borders Slovakia to the north, Austria to the west, Slovenia and Croatia to the southwest, Serbia to the south, Romania to the east and Ukraine to the northeast.

The Hungarians, otherwise known as Magyars, are the descendants of several tribes from Central Asia, who were believed to be nomadic horsemen that came to Central Europe in the 9th century. Its language is entirely different from that of any other country in the surrounding region.

Hungary’s population is just under 10 million. Its capital, Budapest, is its largest city and is wide considered one of the most beautiful in the world.

Hungary’s geography is defined by its two main waterways, the Danube and Tisza rivers. Transdanubia, which stretches westward from the center of the country toward Austria, is a primarily hilly region with a terrain varied by low mountains that eventually evolve into the very eastern stretch of the Alps. The Duna-Tisza köze and Tiszántúl are characterized mainly by the Great Hungarian Plain, which stretches across most of the eastern and southeastern areas of the country. To the north of the Plain are the foothills of the Carpathians in a wide band near the Slovakian border.

Among Hungary’s unusual geographic features are the second largest thermal lake in the world (Lake Hévíz), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton), and the largest natural grassland in Europe (Hortobágy).

[Note on When to Go: The climate in the Hungary is fine in July and August as well. But these two months are both the most crowded with tourists.]

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A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.

Budapest

Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.

Danube Bend

 
A Cultural Atmosphere includes both the historic (eg, landmark town centers) and the contemporary (music, nightlife, etc).

Cultural Interests tend to be:
(a) indoors-oriented, and therefore not as linked to weather conditions for enjoyment
(b) relatively physically accessible, while also not being physically demanding.

Pecs

Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.

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