Many travelers might ask the question "Why visit Hungary?" Here is the answer. Hungary has become one of Europe’s major tourist stops. Each year thousands of visitors travel here to enjoy the naturel beauty of the country, the diverse culture, and the world-famous cuisine. The charm of Hungary is so much more than just folk customs and gastronomic delicacies such as Goulash soup or Tokaj wine.
Hungary has very special places. Some of them are remote, hidden and old the others are spectacular, vibrant and full of tourists. Hungary proudly possesses one of the most stunning capital cities in the world. Budapest is the best place for a real cultural adventure. The capital of Hungary is home to a wide variety of attractions. The Chain Bridge, the Buda Castle, the Gellert hill, the Heroes Square, the Andrassy Street are some of the most visited sights of the city. Budapest offers first-rate theaters, and operas. The State Opera House is considered as one of the best of the world. Besides that the city has several historical and cultural sights it has a vivid night life as well.
Hungary is fast becoming a hot-spot for spa break holidays. The country is blessed with an abundance of natural thermal spring. Water in Hungary can be soothing too. With its wonderful spas, the Hungarian capital provides an ideal place to refresh and renew. . Just to mention one, the Széchenyi Thermal Bath is one of Europe`s largest bath complexes.
Hungarian cuisine has a worldwide reputation. What the proud Hungarians think about their native cuisine? They describe it as spicy, flavorful and intensely flavored. One of the secret ingredients of the well-known Hungarian meals is certainly the Paprika. This seasoning certainly became the pride of the well-known Hungarian cuisine.
Winemaking has long tradition in Hungary. This little, Central –European country has indigenous grapes varieties and has produced wine since Roman times. The country’s climate and soil are favorable for quality wine growing. Hungary is Europe's legendary wine destination. Some of the famous wines are Bikaver - known as "Bull's Blood" - and Tokaji wines. They're late-harvest dessert wines that come in six degrees of sweetness.
Lake Balaton the so called “Hungarian Sea” is a natural paradise for grown-ups as well as children. Lake Balaton is the largest lake in Central Europe. This area is undoubtedly Hungary’s most popular summer destination. The lake is one of the precious natural treasures of the country which captivates every foreigner or native Hungarian. This is a kind of place where tourists like to return. It is Central Europe's largest lake.
Hungary has several world heritage sites. (Budapest, Pécs, Pannonhalma,Tokaj , Aggtelek, Hollókő, Hortobágy, Fertő). Each place has a very unique atmosphere. Hortobagy National Park is a must–see place. Whenever Hungary is mentioned somewhere throughout the world, it is sure that Hortobagy is also referred to.
Internationally renowned events attract many visitors. Hungarians love gathering to enjoy festivals of food, wine, dance or music. Some of the most popular are: Sziget Festival, Balaton Sound, Debrecen Flower Festival, International Opera Festival.
Last but not least, Hungary is still an inexpensive country compared to many other European countries.