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Hungary Flag The Republic of Hungary is a landlocked country in central Europe. it shares land borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

As of 2009, the population of Hungary was estimated at 10,020,000, a slight decline from the 2001 census. The capital, and by far, the largest city in the country, is Budapest, which is home to more than 1.7 million people (more than 2.5 million people live in the Budapest metropolitan area). Apart from Budapest, there are three other cities with populaties over 100,000 - Debrecen, Miskolc, and Szeged - as well as many smaller towns and cities.

The Hungarian economy has since 1990, made a successful transition from a centrally planned communist economy, to a modern market economy. As a result of years of economic growth, the country is now considered a high income economy, although the global financial cris did hit the country hard from 2008 onwards.

Hungary is a popular tourist destination. People visit the country attracted by its culture and history, especially that found in Budapest, but also by the country's main spas, and Lake Balaton, the largest lake in central Europe.

Hungary Country Details


Country Name Hungary
Political Status Country
Geographic Location Central Europe
Flag Hungary Flag
Principal Language Hungarian
Capital Budapest


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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Hungary
By DK Eyewitness

DK Eyewitness Travel
Released: 2018-03-20
Paperback (328 pages)

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Hungary
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Discover all that Hungary has to offer, from luxurious spas and the historic Castle District in Budapest to the immense Hortobágy National Park.

With stunning photography, illustrations, and maps, this easy-to-use guide will lead you straight to the best in Hungary including the Royal Palace of Gödölló and Budapest's striking Memento Park. Those spending time in picturesque Budapest can quickly uncover the best shops and museums, exploring the area with the help of a detailed streetfinder map. Carefully plotted itineraries showcase the rest of Hungary, with insider tips and hotel and restaurant recommendations ensuring you experience the best that this fascinating country has to offer.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hungary truly shows you this city as no one else can.
Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet & Anna Kaminski

Lonely Planet
Paperback (320 pages)

Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Ogle sinuous Art Nouveau architecture in Budapest, take a cruise along the blue Danube, or see the dust fly at a cowboy show; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Hungary and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Budapest & Hungary Travel Guide:

  • Colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, architecture, painting, folk art, music, literature, etiquette, religion, landscapes, wildlife, wine, cuisine, and more.
  • Free, convenient pull-out Budapest map (included in print version), plus over 40 maps
  • Useful features - including First Time Hungary, Eat & Drink Like a Local and Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Budapest, the Danube Bend, Lake Balaton, Szeged, Pecs, Sopron, Southern Transdanubia, the Great Plain, Western Transdanubia, Eger, Northern Uplands, Szentendre, Visegrad, Villany, and more.

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Budapest & Hungary, our most comprehensive guide to Hungary, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. The world awaits!

Lonely Planet guides have won the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -- Fairfax Media

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

Rick Steves Budapest
By Rick Steves

Rick Steves
Released: 2019-06-11
Paperback (513 pages)

Rick Steves Budapest
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Admire opulent Golden Age architecture, soak in a thermal bath, and wander the winding streets of old villages: with Rick Steves, Budapest is yours to discover! Inside Rick Steves Budapest you'll find:
  • Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring Budapest
  • Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites
  • Top sights and hidden gems, from the ornate Parliament building and the Széchnyi Baths to local unicum distilleries (Hungary's favorite spirit!)
  • How to connect with local culture: Catch a world-class opera performance, dive into a bowl of goulash, or sample paprika at the Great Market Hall
  • Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight
  • The best places the eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of pálinka
  • Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and historic museums
  • Detailed neighborhood maps for exploring on the go
  • Useful resources including a packing list, a Hungarian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading
  • Over 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down
  • Complete, up-to-date information on every neighborhood in Budapest, as well as day trips to Gödöllö Palace, Lázár Lovaspark, Holókö, the Danube Bend, Szentendre, Visegrád, Esztergom, and more
Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves Budapest.

Expanding your trip? Try Rick Steves Eastern Europe.
Insight Guides Hungary (Travel Guide with Free eBook)
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2020-03-01
Paperback (296 pages)

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INSIGHT GUIDES HUNGARY 

Let us guide you on every step of your travels... 
Inspirational travel guide with fascinating historical insights and stunning imagery, now with free eBook.

From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this guide to Hungary is all you need to plan your perfect trip, with insider information on must-see, top attractions like Budapestthe Danube Valley, Debrecen, Lake Balaton and the Great Plain, and cultural gems like Pannonhalma, Sopron and Zalavár.

FEATURES OF THIS TRAVEL GUIDE TO HUNGARY:
Inspirational colour photography: discover the best destinations, sights and excursions, and be inspired by stunning imagery
- Historical and cultural insights: immerse yourself in Hungary's rich history and culture, and learn all about Ferenc Móra, Lajos Kossuth and Hungarian folk culture.
- Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy
Editor's Choice: uncover the best of Hungary with our pick of the region's top destinations
- Key tips and essential information: packed full of important travel information, from transport and tipping to etiquette and hours of operation
The ultimate travel tool: download the free app and eBook to access this and bonus content from your phone or tablet
Covers: Budapest, Around Budapest, The Danube, Gates to the West, Around Lake Balaton, Northeast Hungary, the Great Plain, East Hungary, the Puszta, and Southwest Hungary

Looking for a specific guide to Budapest? Check out Explore Budapest for a detailed and entertaining look at all the city has to offer.

About Insight Guides: Insight Guides is a pioneer of full-colour guide books, with almost 50 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides with user-friendly, modern design. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps, as well as phrase books, picture-packed eBooks and apps to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.

Budapest Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide - with pull out map (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)
By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Ltd.
Released: 2019-03-08
Paperback (148 pages)

Budapest Marco Polo Pocket Travel Guide - with pull out map (Marco Polo Pocket Guides)
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Marco Polo Pocket Guide Budapest: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips

Explore Budapest with this handy, pocket-sized, authoritative guide, packed with Insider Tips. Discover boutique hotels, authentic restaurants, the city's trendiest places, and get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget. There are plenty of ideas for travel with kids, and a summary of all the festivals and events that take place. Let Marco Polo show you all this wonderful city has to offer…

Budapest, Hungary's beautiful and lively capital is a dynamic city full of tradition that is at the same time in the throes of dramatic social and economic change. Marco Polo’s Budapest guide takes you up to the Fisherman's Bastion, with its magnificent views over the city full of fantastic architecture, and down into the bustle of the Central Market and the wonderful atmosphere of the city's traditional coffee houses. Budapest has a host of attractions: a day spent on the green Margaret Island can be just as much part of a visit as a night at the opera or an evening stroll across the Chain Bridge.… This is Budapest!

Your Marco Polo Budapest Pocket Guide includes:

• Insider Tips – we show you the hidden gems and little-known secrets that offer a real insight into the city. Discover a cosy courtyard for coffee, see where young fashion designers display their latest creations and enjoy a drink in a ‘ruin pub’ with the locals.

• Best of – find the best things to do for free, the best ‘only in’ Budapest experiences, the best things to do if it rains and the best places to relax and spoil yourself.

• Sightseeing – all of the top sights are organized by areas of the city so you can easily plan your day.

• Discovery Tours – 4 specially tailored tours will get you to the heart of Budapest. Discover and experience all the delights that define Budapest, from its historic Castle Quarter to the lively bars in the former Jewish District.

• Budapest in full-color – Marco Polo Pocket Guide Budapest includes full-color photos throughout the guide bringing the city to life offering you a real taste of what you can see and enjoy on your trip.

• Touring App – download any of the Discovery Tours to your smartphone, complete with the detailed route description and map exactly as featured in the guide, free of charge. The maps can be used offline too, so no roaming charges. The perfect navigational tool with distance indicators and landmarks highlighting the correct direction to travel in as well as GPS coordinates along the way. Enjoy stress-free sightseeing and never get lost again!

• Street Atlas and pull-out map – we’ve included a detailed street atlas and a handy, pull-out map so you can pop the guide in your bag for a full-on sightseeing day or head out with just the map to enjoy your Discovery Tour.

• Useful Hungarian phrases – the essential words and phrases are included to help you get by.

Trust Marco Polo Pocket Guide Budapest to show you around this fabulous city. The comprehensive coverage and unique insights will ensure you experience everything Budapest has to offer and more. The special tips, personal insights and unusual experiences will help you make the most of your trip - just arrive and enjoy.

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