Despite its small size, Hungary has a great distinct culture, a stirring history, an abundance of beautiful landscapes, a wealth of healing waters and spas, not to mention the variety of delectable food and wines. As for Hungary’s capital, Budapest, it is undeniably one of the most beautiful capitals in the world as it combines nature and modernity and is host to historic monuments, museums, thermal baths, a zoo, restaurants, cafés and a vibrant nightlife scene.
From day excursions, boat trips and bike rides, to wine regions, national parks and world heritage sites, outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts can enjoy a wide array of activities in the numerous cities around Hungary. If you are travelling with children, you also have numerous options to choose from for a fun, entertaining and quality family time.
3 Main Attractions: Lake Balaton, Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion
Social Norms: When meeting a Hungarian, handshaking is customary and both first name and surname should be used. At a meal, toasts are usually made and should be returned. Gifts such as flowers, chocolates, or a bottle of good quality wine are acceptable for hosts as a token of thanks – particularly when invited for a meal. Smoking, although popular in Hungary, is prohibited on public transport in towns and public buildings. English is quite widely spoken in tourist areas, but some knowledge of German can also prove useful.
Price of Necessities: Bottle of water - 0.4 $, coffee - 1.4 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons - 28.0 $
Emergency Numbers: Police 107, Ambulance 104, Fire Brigade 105
Vaccinations: Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are recommended for all travelers. Typhoid: recommended for travelers who may eat or drink outside major restaurants and hotels. Two doses of MMR vaccinations are recommended for travelers born after 1956 if not previously taken.
Name: Hungarian Forint
1 HUF = 0.00 EUR
1 EUR= 353.79 HUF
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