Hungary is a landlocked country located centrally on the European mainland. Historically a powerful and influential nation, two World Wars and the Communist era reduced both the country's size and power dramatically. Now a peaceful democracy, Hungary has a successful economy and welcomes visitors from all over the world to enjoy its culture and sights. Many of the almost 9,000,000 visitors a year visit the wonderful city of Budapest which is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With a population of 1.7 million it is positively littered with historic castles, palaces and basilicas.

Other parts of Hungary are equally popular and with over 1300 natural thermal springs in the country, spa culture plays a prominent role in the tourism industry. Another popular choice is Lake Balaton and surrounding area in the west of the country. The largest lake in central Europe, Lake Balaton has numerous resort towns, especially along the south shore. Many of the best serviced apartments in Hungary are found along the banks of the lake. The surrounding area is well known in the country for its historic monuments and as a major producer of wine. After the capital, this is the second most likely region to visit during your stay.

Cities of Hungary