A country that until the early 20th Century formed half (albeit
as a very junior partner) of one of the greatest empires in
European history, Hungary has had a profound influence on the
continent's history, and yet this, the beating heart of Middle
Europe, is a place apart. For starters there's the language -
Hungarian is more closely related to Finnish than to any of the
neighbouring languages. The Magyars (as the locals refer to
themselves) also pride themselves on an originality of thinking
that is most in evidence in the beautiful, vibrant and undeniably
quirky capital city of Budapest on the banks of the Danube.
Budapest is the place we recommend for a 'beginner's guide to
Hungary', but in time we hope to add more places of interest in
this fascinating country.
Did you know
The Hungarian language is known as 'Magyar'
There are more than 1,000 natural springs in the country
Goulash and paprika are common in traditional Hungarian
The Lake Balaton is Central Europe's largest lake with a size
of 600 sq km
A note on price
A stylish weekend staying somewhere like Brody House can cost under £500 for two including flights - whereas a Danube river view room at the Four Seasons will set you back that much a night! Learn more about our pricing