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Land-locked Hungary is a country full of diverse experiences. While scene-stealing Budapest is captivating, other World Heritage-listed delights await travelers who can drag themselves away from the capital. In this relatively compact country, quaint villages and Baroque towns are worth every visitor's time. Nature lovers will delight in the beautiful lakes, splendid plains and abundant birdlife, while foodies will be supping on the filling goulash and fantastic fisherman's soup that are a specialty. Wine enthusiasts can imbibe on the lusty red nicknamed Bull's Blood and toast with the sweet Tokaj, a wine so notable that the area where it ...

Land-locked Hungary is a country full of diverse experiences. While scene-stealing Budapest is captivating, other World Heritage-listed delights await travelers who can drag themselves away from the capital. In this relatively compact country, quaint villages and Baroque towns are worth every visitor's time. Nature lovers will delight in the beautiful lakes, splendid plains and abundant birdlife, while foodies will be supping on the filling goulash and fantastic fisherman's soup that are a specialty. Wine enthusiasts can imbibe on the lusty red nicknamed Bull's Blood and toast with the sweet Tokaj, a wine so notable that the area where it has been produced for over a thousand years is heritage listed and now a major tourist destination in its own right. But culture extends well beyond culinary arts and viticulture. Other arts are also well represented from classical music and opera, and composers Liszt and Bartók through to folk art and culture, with its lively traditional dance and song, and colorful embroidery and distinctive hand-made black pottery.

Lara Dunston
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Lara Dunston and Terry Carter have traveled to over 60 countries and written more than 40 guidebooks for Lonely Planet, DK, Rough Guides, Footprint, and others on destinations in the Middle East, Europe, and South America.

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Facts at a Glance

  • Location: A landlocked country in central Europe, northwest of Romania
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Currency: Forint
  • Research: Wikitravel | Wikipedia