Hungary – Introduction

Located in central Europe, Hungary offers a wide range of unique destinations. Low mountain ranges, lakes and rivers, plains and more are spread across the country, as are many small, quaint villages. With easy access to Europe due to its convenient location, as well as growth as an economic powerhouse in the region, visitors to Hungary will enjoy the ability to experience a vivid culture that showcases its worthiness as one of the top 15 global destinations.
Hungary can be divided into 5 regions, with the most visited one being Central Hungary including the city (capital) of Budapest. Lake Balaton offers beautiful wine regions and rural life, while Transdanubia offers a more historic region and is actually the most economically developed region within the country. Northern Hungary includes a variety of historic towns and cave baths, while the Great Hungarian Plain is a large region with flat rolling hills that remains somewhat isolated from the rest of the country.
Hungary’s capital city of Budapest is considered one of Europe’s most enjoyable cities, featuring green parks, amazing museums and even a thriving nightlife scene. The country’s second largest city, Debrecen, offers a more cultural and ecclesiastical feel. A member of the Schengen Agreement, Hungary has no border controls between countries within the agreement. Access to the country is easy and convenient, with several international airports, train stations (Budapest is a hub for Central Europe), private car and bus. Domestic transport is also very convenient with train hubs, bus stations and private car being easily accessible.