Discovery

Leave for Budapest and let you allure by the charm of this European, cultural great lady and history of an astounding authenticity. That which one calls the pearl of the Danube shelters inter alia one of more beautiful operas of the world, the Opera of Hungarian State, the bastion of the sinners or the Castle of Buda, many museums and very beautiful churches. Hungary is a country in charge of history, marked by periods of ostentation and glory but also by wars, the occupation Nazi and the communist domination. The amateurs of relaxation and spa will be delighted to know that Budapest has spas among most famous of Europe, and due water to the region has invaluable medicinal virtues. Located at the center of Europe, Hungary shares the border of seven countries: Slovenia and Croatia in the west, Austria and Slovakia in north, Ukraine and Romania in the east, as well as Serbia in the south.

Identity

If Hungary has many common points with its neighbor, Austria, it also represents an opening on the rest of the world, thanks to its strategic position in Central Europe. Here all seems single, of the culture to the gastronomy, via the landscapes with the large green plains. So much with tourists are satisfied to leave on a tour of Budapest, the capital, some fortunately let themselves try by the other mysteries of this country to the rich heritage. Indeed, plains with the mountains of Carpates via volcanic banks of Balaton, Hungary has a nature the most varied of. One thus easily lets oneself allure by the charm of the lakes bordered of seaside resorts which traverse the country, as by the many cities with the Baroque architecture which gives to Hungary this small side lost in time.

But with due respect to some, if Hungary is very attached to its history, it is not less one country turned towards the future and modernity. In the agitation and the movement testify which reign in its capital, Budapest, become an artistic and musical scene famous in the whole world. Hungary is also characterized by a surprising gastronomy, and especially, by wines of very high quality which allure the palaces of the most famous amateurs of oenology. A stay on the grounds of Hungary is the occasion to taste a light local wine of Tokay, before slackening with pleasure in one of the spas of the country dating from the 19th century.

Culture & Traditions

HUNGARIAN ART

Hungary offered many geniuses to the world, with the image of the engraver Albrecht Dürer, father of the descriptive geometry. Musically, one naturally names Franz Liszt and his Hungarian Rhapsodies, or Bela Bartok, musician avant-gardist of the 20th century. Hungary is also characterized by crafts particularly refined, composed of embroideries, potteries and objects carved on bone or wood.

THE DANUBE

The Danube is the longest river of Hungary with its 2850 kilometers, it crosses the country on 417 kilometers. In Budapest, many walks in boat are organized thus making it possible to the tourists to admire during one to two hours all the beauty of the city. Important waterway, the Danube for a few years also has been very snuffed for its cruisings. 

THERMAL BATHS

Hungarian experiment impossible to circumvent: thermal baths. Very rich in mineral-bearing and thermal water with proprietées curative and therapeutic, Hungary counts more than 500 thermal springs. With a water bordering the 30°, of many stations came out in all the country, allowing a return at the time of Romans or of the Celts, who benefitted already from the joys and the benefits of the thermal baths.
 

WINE

The Hungarian viticulture dates from Antiquity. At the time they are the Romans who brought the consumption of the wine on the territory, incentive the Celts to cultivate the vine. Nowadays, it is north of Hungary that one finds the famous wine region of Tokay, known for its wine of the same name. This rather liqueur-like white wine has had followers in the whole world for already several centuries.

 

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