“A Hungarian Pole, two nephews and a saber and a glass (Lengyel, magyar - két jó barát, Együtt harcol s issza borát). The old proverb may not have much reflection today. However, this does not change the fact that tourists from Poland are frequent guests in this country. For many of them, Hungary is a point on the route to Croatia or the Balkan Peninsula in general. But is it worth planning even a short break to visit Hungarian attractions? Of course!
The most popular destination is, of course, Budapest , which impresses with its wonderful and impressive sights. In terms of relaxation, foreign guests in Hungary appreciate Lake Balaton and numerous water parks. Among them, the swimming pools located in a cave in the city of Miskolc come to the fore. Wine fans should go to Tokaj or Eger , where two of the most famous Hungarian wines are produced, the sweet Tokaj and the more dry Egri Bikaver. People who value beautiful nature will also like it here. An opportunity to admire it will be a visit to the puszta in the Hortobagy National Park or in the Hungarian Karst National Park famous for its caves.
What to see in Hungary?
Undoubtedly, Hungary is the perfect destination if you like to visit a lot and visit intensively. You should direct your first steps to Budapest , which is one of the most interesting European capitals. Monuments, accumulating mainly in two districts - Buda and Pest, really make a great impression. In addition, plan a visit to Gyor - a city famous for its baroque, coherent architecture; Holloko - a living ethnographic open-air museum or Pécs, known as Hungarian Vienna. If, however, you are looking for a place with a lot of monuments and viewpoints at the same time - visit Wyszegrad .
Beaches in Hungary
Of course, Hungary is not Croatia. After all, this country has no access to the sea. And despite this, tourists also like to come here to relax by the water. The most important destination is, of course, Lake Balaton . On its shores you will find many beaches, and in its clear waters, swimming will be 100% pleasure. Another place of note is Heviz . It is the largest thermal lake in Europe, where you will not only relax, but also take care of your health. It is famous for its healing properties.
Nightlife in Hungary
Well, Hungary is definitely not Europe's party mecca. Rather, don't count on no one knows how great clubs or pubs are. Of course, the exception that proves this rule is Budapest . Because this is where the party life of the country accumulates. The capital offers many great places that guarantee a good time from morning until dawn. Debrecen , with many atmospheric pubs, will also be a good choice. Where else is it worth going? If you like wine, you will find great tasting cellars or venues in Eger in the famous Valley of the Beautiful Lady and in Tokaj - the city and region of the same name.
Spa resorts in Hungary
Hungary is famous primarily for its thermal waters. Thanks to this, in various parts of the country you will find smaller or larger water parks offering swimming pools, slides and other attractions. One of the most unique places is Miskolc . There, the pools were built inside the cave. Heviz also deserves attention. This is where the largest thermal lake in Europe is located. If you do not necessarily like to swim, but you are willing to explore interesting places in terms of nature, then consider a visit to Hortobagy . This is where the puszta stretches - a vast, steppe plain on which animals graze. Certainly an interesting place is the Hungarian Karst National Park, in which over 200 caves have been discovered.
Off the trail in Hungary
Off the main tourist routes you can easily find places in Hungary. In fact, all you need to do is go outside Budapest to enjoy a calmer atmosphere and less crowds. You will definitely go to Holloko , an open-air museum where you will see, among others 50 traditional, whitewashed, Hungarian cottages. You will also like Sopron , which has kept its medieval character, and Szeged - the city of salami and peppers.