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Hungary : When and where to go?
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Hungary: Climate & Weather
Although generally temperate, the climate in Hungary varies depending on the area: It is more continental in the east with cold winters and hot summers; it is close to Mediterranean in the south with harsher, wetter winters and extended summers. Rainfall is frequent during February and March everywhere.
2°C - 36°F
Budapest, updated 01:30 GMT
What to do in Hungary
A foretaste of the Orient characterises Hungary, in addition, this country cultivates a certain serenity which will not fail to show the warmth of its people and can be seen in the peaceful landscapes.
Budapest, the capital, is located alongside the famous Danube River: You will enjoy taking a stroll through this beautiful city with such gorgeous architecture, especially in the castle district with its monuments and museums, the seven turrets of Fisherman's Bastion, the Roman ruins of Obuda; also you will enjoy a cruise on the river with its beautiful bridges. Nighttimes in this city has many attractions on offer: Theatre, concerts, nightclubs...
Balaton Lake is one of the largest in Europe with many resorts making it a major tourist centre. Nearby, the cities of Keszthely and Balantonfüred are lovely places to discover, as well as the Badacsony area where you can enjoy trekking.
In the Hortobágy National Park you can see more than 300 species of birds inhabiting marshland and salt marshes; you can explore this area accompanied by a guide on foot or on horseback.
The city of Pécs is a stopover not to be missed: It has a very pleasant climate, historical richness, music just about everywhere, which all combine to make it a destination of choice in Hungary. Visit its museums, the very special church-mosque, its synagogue with a romantic style, and its porcelain manufacturer. Do not forget to visit the Vasarely Museum, dedicated to the famous eponymous painter born in Pécs.
Hungary : The basics
Budapest is served by several airlines connecting it with many countries in Europe.
No visa is required for EU citizens.
The currency in circulation is the Florin.
The budget required is fairly small: You can find a double room for less than €40 and a copious meal for less than €15.
There are no health issues.
To travel within the country, buses are perfect. In the cities take trams, trolley-buses and the subway (in Budapest) for a very low cost and there are also taxis.
If you want to buy souvenirs you can choose between embroidery, porcelain, Russian nesting dolls, wooden toys ... and wine!