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HUNGARY

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  • Capital: Budapest
  • Form of government: Republic
  • Area: 93,030 km2
  • Religion: Catholics 67.5%, Calvinists 20%
  • Phone number: +36
  • Languages: Hungarian
  • Time difference: -1
  • Currency: florint (1 € = about 311.6 HUF)

 
lentokone

Finnair has flights from Helsinki to Budapest six days and Norwegian three days a week.

Juna

Budapest railway station is very important both nationally and internationally. There are plenty of train connections from Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Hungarian national railway company is MÁV, whose timetables and ticket prices are also available in English.

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Embassy of Finland, Budapest Address: Kelenhegyi út 16 / A 1118 Budapest XI – Tel: +36 1 279 2500 Email: sanomat.bud@formin.fi – Website: http://www.finland.hu/

Hungary: Travel bulletin from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Beware of pickpockets and bag thieves, especially in public transport and on pedestrian streets. Be careful in traffic. Read more

Hungary essentials

Balaton

Lake Balaton

With a 592 square kilometer surface area, this lake is the largest in Central Europe. It is a popular beach attraction with resorts around the lake. The most important resorts are Balatonfüred, Siófok and Keszthely. another resort town on the southern shore, Zamárdi, has been the site of the Balaton Sound, a notable techno music festival, since 2007. The peak tourist season extends from June until the end of August and the lake area provides action for multiple tastes.

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Tihany Abbey

Location: András tér 1, Tihany, Veszprém County

This lovely Benedictine monastery lies on the northern shore of the Lake Balaton. Founded in 1055, it is one of the oldest Hungarian monasteries and the burial place of king Andrew I of Hungary. The surroundings of the abbey offer a breath-taking panorama over the sparkling watery surface of the Lake Balaton. The abbey hosts classical music concerts throughout the year.

Keszthely

The Festetic Palace Of Keszthely

Location: Keszthely, Zala County

This Baroque palace is a remarkable historical sight. Its construction started in 1745 and lasted over a century. A notable spot in the building is its former dining room, now a concert hall, with its beautiful stucco decorations. Permanent exhibitions are included the famous Helikon library with more than 80.000 library units.

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Baradla Cave (UNESCO)

Location: Aggtelek, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County

This gorgeous cave system is known for its beautiful stalactite formations and is part of the Aggtelek National Park. It is a part of the Aggtelek Karst and is over 25.5 kilometres (15.8 mi) long. It includes the 5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi) Domica cave.

Guided tours are organised from Aggtelek, the cave’s natural entrance. Baradla, with other caves of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst,were declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995

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Gödöllő Palace

Location: Gödöllő, Pest County

The royal palace of Gödöllő is a gorgeous structure, and one glorious example of what Hungarian architecture can be. Surrounded by an enormous park and gardens, it is the second largest Baroque castle in the world. Visitors can take a tour of the many attractions in the castle, like the royal apartments, the Baroque theater and the Catholic church. The visitor service units are situated on the ground floor and include a classy café and a gift shop.

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Gellert bath

The Gellért Thermal Bath

Location: Kelenhegyi út 4, Budapest

For relaxation-seeking mind, this popular spa offers many kind of treatment. It has artsy atmosphere made by Art Nouveau furnishing, mosaics, stained glass windows and sculptures. The medicinal spring of spa has known since the 13th century.

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Margaret Island

Location: 9th district, Budapest

Formerly known as Insula leporum (Island of Hares), this 2,5 kilometres long and 500 metres wide island on the Danube River is one of the most idyllic sights in Budapest. The island spans the area between the Margaret Bridge (south) and the Árpád Bridge (north).

Notable eye-catchers are the Palatinus water park with its open-air swimming pools, the Japanese garden with its fish pond, the Zenélő kút pavilion and the Zenélő szökőkút music fountain.

House-of-Terror

House of Terror

This museum houses exhibition concerning the tragic part of the Hungarian history, related to the Fascist and Communist regimes in 20th century.

The exhibition contains material on the nation’s relationships to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. It also contains exhibits related to the Hungarian Fascist Arrow Cross Party. Much of the information and the exhibits are  in Hungarian, but each room has an information sheet in English. Audio guides in English and German are also available.

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Saint Stephen

St. Stephen’s Basilica

Location: Szent István tér 1, Budapest

This Neoclassical pearl among the Hungarian religious buildings was completed in 1905 and it is one of the tallest buildings in Budapest, with a height of 96 meters (315 feet). The basilica has played an active role in the musical community from the very start, and in the past century it has been home to choral music, classical music as well as contemporary musical performances. The Basilica choir performs often in different parts of Europe as well as at home. In the summer months they perform every Sunday. During these months a visitor can see performances from many distinguished Hungarian and foreign organ players alike.

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