Hungary is located in central Europe, making it an easily accessible and convenient destination for many tourists visiting this part of the world. It has tonnes to offer, from historic landmarks and vivid city culture to beautiful wine regions and rural life.
There are five regions in Hungary, with the most visited being its capital city, Budapest. Transdanubia is the most economically developed region known for its history, while Lake Balaton offers some of the most beautiful scenery. You’ll find northern Hungary is home to a variety of cave baths and quaint towns. Then the Great Hungarian Plain is a larger, more isolated region famous for its rolling hills and beautiful countryside.
This article will dive a little deeper into each region.
Post-Pandemic Travel Worries:
Hungary is an excellent European destination, but many still have concerns about travelling given the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit. Having a global health insurance card (GHIC) allows all UK citizens to access state-funded health services provided by the European Union countries. You can do the GHIC application process online, so remember to make this part of your travel prep before travelling.
Hungary’s capital city is considered one of Europe’s most enjoyable. It features incredible nightlife, lots of green spaces and excellent museums to soak up the culture. Buda Castle’s UNESCO World Heritage site is stunning and explains why Budapest is often called the Paris of the East. You could even find yourself relaxing in one of the city’s famous thermal baths. Access to the country’s capital is convenient with the international airport and train stations nearby.
Defined mainly by its beautiful mountainous and agricultural landscapes, this area of Hungry is very diverse and steeped in history going back more than a thousand years. It is known to be the third most economically developed region in Hungary.
Lake Balaton is Central Europe’s largest lake and is often referred to as the Hungarian Sea. Alongside the charming towns, villages and gorgeous wine regions, there is something for everyone. There is plenty to see and do, and it’s particularly popular in the summer months when water sports can entertain the family.
Northern Hungary is famous for its cave baths, particularly Lillafüred, a spa town known for its natural beauty. István cave, Anna cave, and Szeleta cave all boast unique reasons to visit. They make for a great day of exploring, given their proximity to the Bükk Mountains.
The Great Hungarian Plain is a more isolated region of Hungary, most famous for its beautiful scenery and Hortobagy National Park. This was Hungary’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. It is Europe’s most extensive semi-natural grassland and home to vast amounts of flora and fauna, hundreds of bird species, and animals such as the water buffalo. There are numerous activities the family can enjoy together in this region of Hungary while learning about the country’s rich wildlife.