Olympic spirit has always been an important part of Hungarian history! The capital and also whole Hungary is already on the global map of the sports world.
From Art Nouveau palaces to classicist or ecletic buildings: architecture of Budapest is world-famous, and if you wish to enjoy the elegance of historic buildings during your stay, you can choose from several beautifully renovated old palaces, converted into elegant hotels. We have listed the most spectacular ones here!
Dobos cake, Gerbeaud slice, Esterházy cake... Confectioneries are an important part of culinary traditions in Hungary, and it's not extraordinary to find one which can boast with a centrury-old history, or familiy businesses where several generations continue traditions. Let's check the most renowned classic confetcioneries of Budapest!
Part of the cultural heritage of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, the international genre of operetta received an unmistakable twist in Hungary and has become a real hungaricum. This light opera was incredibly popular in the Belle Epoque and the following decades, but spectacular performances can still be enjoyed nowadays.
As Christmas approaches, you may notice Christmas markets popping up like mushrooms everywhere. These are great places to spend a romantic evening tasting local seasonal specialties, wandering the stalls and perhaps picking up a few souvenirs-cum-Christmas presents for those back home.
Wine was introduced to Hungary by the Romans, and the country was known for its excellent wines until the devastation of World War II and the Communist era. Recently Hungarian wines have had a renaissance and garnering prizes in international competitions.
From monasteries to castles, tourist centers to fluorescent bike lane, outdoor activities to national memorial sites: this year abounded in new developments in Hungary, so we selected those which can be the most exciting destinations for tourists. All of them are worth visiting in 2016!
Hungary is most renowned for it's Tokaji aszú wine, but as the wine industry of the region probably dates back to the Celts and the country has 22 wine regions, the selection of Hungarian wines is definitely worth a thorough exploration! Here we have a great list of wine events of Autumn 2016.
Each year on Hungary's national holiday on 20th August, a competition to make the Birthday Cake of Hungary is announced by the National Guild of Hungarian Confectioners.