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Find Hungary Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Hungary.

About Hungary

Hungary, Magyarorszeg in Hungarian, no longer has access to the sea; although many people regard Lake Balaton (Plattensee - shallow sea - in German) as the Hungarian Sea. The lake is the largest in Central Europe.

Tourists in Budapest

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Countries neighbouring Hungary are: Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

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After scouring the alleyways of downtown Pest and Buda's Castle Hill on your first visit, you may return to discover the neighbourhoods between the two keruts (ring-boulevards): the high and narrow streets of Terezvaros, the squares and backstreet cafes of Erszebetvaros, the seedy but intriguing Jozsefvaros.

Budapest is a city to discover in steps and stages - every time you go there, you will find a whole new area of town you'd previously overlooked, that turns out to again have a mood of its own. The city is beautiful in mid-winter, its quiet charm preserved in icy melancholy; in summer, residents and tourists alike flock to the lovely Varosliget (City Park) and Margit Island.

There's more to find even further out: don't forget to put on your hiking boots one day and take a city bus west into Buda Hills - you can walk for hours in the forests there, and find magnificent views out over the Danube and the city.

For one more out-of-the-way tip, if you're heading for a leisurely stroll on Margit Island anyway, check into the Buda riverside and look up the small but impressive tomb of Gul Baba, where Muslims and Baha'i pilgrims meet - and find it by walking up the pretty, strangely Balkanesque Gul Baba utca - sheer fairy tale stuff.

An online tour of Hungary's capital.

Budapest City Tour:
Independent professional tour guides offering customised private city tours, excursions and programs in Budapest and Hungary.

Budapest Jewish Heritage Tours:
Budapest has the largest Jewish community in Central Europe, with an active religious, artistic and historical heritage. Budapest's Jewish Quarter  is home to several historic sites, including the Synagogue Triangle of Dohany Street, Rumbach and Kazinczy Synagogues.

Budapest Tourist Angel:
Adam Botta is the manager of a team of multilingual professional tour guides offering sightseeing tours of Budapest for €25 an hour, independent of the number of persons.

Budapest Tours:
Enjoy this online tour of Budapest and then register for your own private tour when you travel to Hungary.

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Visit Budapest:
Roberta Gyori has been promoting Budapest and Hungary for many years and is passionate about travel, sharing ideas and community building.

Accommodation in Budapest

Hotels in Budapest.

Hilton Hotel: Budapest.
Hess Andras Ter 1-3. Hilton Budapest is located in the heart of the historic Castle District (an UNESCO World Heritage site) close to the gothic Coronation Church, the Matthias Church and the Fisherman's Bastion.

The hotel combines a contemporary structure with 13th-century remains and some beautiful reflections in the tinted-glass windows.

Rooms offer breathtaking views over the Danube and the city of Budapest.

The hotel's bars and restaurants serve a wide range of cuisine, from light snacks to fine dining.

Hotel Gellert: Budapest.
Gellert Ter 1.

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Danubius Hotel Gellert.

This is the hotel we always stay at when we're in Budapest.

Located at the foot of Gellert Hill, this Art Nouveau style hotel has been an important landmark in Budapest for more than 80 years and houses the world-famous Gellert Spa; offering splendid indoor and outdoor bathing (free for guests).

Rooms on the front overlook the River Danube and the breakfast buffet is a majestic spread not to be missed.

The hotel also has a coffee shop, cosy bar, brasserie and first-class restaurant. In the summer months you might prefer to eat outside, on the garden terrace.

InterContinental Hotel: Budapest.
Apaczai Csere Janos Utca 12-14.

Official Website:
Budapest InterContinental.

Voted as 'best view' hotel in Budapest, the luxury InterContinental Budapest has one of the best locations in town; between Vaci utca, Budapest's main pedestrian street, and the River Danube.

The InterContinental was the hotel of choice for Sir Bobby Charlton, David Beckham and the Manchester United team when they played a Champions League qualifier in the capital.

Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, sauna, and fitness centre.

Onsite drinks and dining are available at the Corso Restaurant and Corso Bar.

Around Hungary

Hungary Tourism:
The official Hungarian National Tourist Office website.

Debrecen is the main town of the Puzsta region.

A large student city in the south of Hungary.

Lake Balaton:
The lake really does change colours. The southern side of the lake, from Balatonaliga to Fonyod, is a continuation of bathing spots, camping facilities, 'Zimmer frei' signs, and German-registered cars.

Siofok is often referred to as the capital of Lake Balaton.

A wonderful tourist town near Austria; first stop for many entering Hungary from Vienna.

The Danube Bend

A visit to where the Danube changes course is very popular with tourists. The tours to Visegrad and Szentendre are highly promoted in Budapest.

The artists centre is only a short drive from Budapest.

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