Situated in the centre of Europe, Hungary is a member of the European Union and part of the Schengen Agreement. It can easily be reached both from European and overseas cities with direct and frequent flights from every capital of Europe and other world-wide locations, (lots of low costs airlines connections) and connection to the European railway system.
There are few more suitable places worldwide where the uplifting cultural experience could better be combined with the rejuvenating experience of a health spa treatment than Budapest. This is the only capital city which owns thermal baths.
Hungary has always been an integral part of European culture. The city of Budapest has three UNESCO World Heritage sites, a wide range of cultural programs, museums, attractions and points of interest.
Friendly people, genuine hospitality, public safety. You will simply feel comfortable here. Unique gastronomy to try in traditional, new-age or luxurious, but still affordable, restaurants offering the best of world famous Hungarian cuisine and wines.
With its 16 internationally, well-known universities Budapest is the largest student town in Hungary. This youthful and lively atmosphere is the reason why the city became so much preferred for prominent scientists and major international congresses.
Based on price-value comparisons, Hungary is still among the most reasonable destinations in Europe.
Hungary has always been a hub and a meeting point in the very heart of Europe. You can find here the footprints of the Barbarians, the Roman and Ottoman Empires side by side and can see superb examples of art and architecture past and present - Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Eclectic style, Art Nouveau, Modernism. You can trace the early Catholicism as well as visit the largest operating synagogue in Europe. Fully-fledged market economy and a unique blend of cultural, architectural, culinary and everyday lifestyles mark the whole country, particularly the beautiful capital city of Budapest. Hungarians are a talented and resourceful bunch and they feature heavily in lists of internationally significant inventors, musicians, artists and sports stars. Hungarians speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region: this distinctiveness has been both a source of pride and an obstacle for more than 1100 years.
This is the country, where Central Europe's largest fresh water lake - Balaton - is located, providing natural paradise for its visitors, and where hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs gush up from the depths. And there is something else that keeps bringing visitors back to us - the legendary Hungarian hospitality. The capital city, Budapest, is often regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful cities. It stands stately guard over the lovely Danube River and boasts a past that reaches back in time to before the Roman Empire. Budapest is up there among the world's most romantic, entertaining capitals. Not nicknamed the "Paris of the East" for nothing, it boasts broad boulevards and green parks, grand Art-Nouveau mansions, vibrantly painted churches, lively cafés and world-class music venues. The city is divided into two parts by the meandering Danube, spanned by several stunning bridges.