Now Hungary is nothing but heaven on earth. Famous for paprika and goulash, this landlocked European country has a history of being ruled over by the Ottomans, Mongols, Romans, Czechs, and Soviets. No trip to Hungary is complete without visiting and riding a boat on its beautiful blue Danube River. The best time to visit Hungary is between March to May and September to November, when the weather isn’t too hot or too cold.
Here are four stunning places to visit in Hungary:
1. Hortobagy National Park
The Hortobagy National Park has an alkaline steppe that dates back to 10,000 years ago. It is a semi natural grassland and was established in 1973. The national park has over 342 species of birds. To places to see in the park are Nine-Arch Bridge and Kareag Windmill.
Heviz is one of the biggest natural thermal waters in the world. The water temperature ranges from 24 to 37 degree Celsius. Since the water keeps flowing, it changes every 6 hours. Heviz is located very close to the Lake Balaton and has many resorts where you can spend a day or two.
3. Lake Balaton
Lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Europe and a popular summer resort for Hungarians. It is so huge, some people even call it the Hungarian Sea. The city also has a winery area. When you are at the lake, visit Festetics Castle and Balatonfured.
Budapest is Hungary’s capital and also one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It has the world’s biggest thermal water cave system. It has a lot of street eating options. Budapest is famous for Shoes of the Danube, which is a World War I memorial. It was the place where Jews took their shoes off before being killed at gun point.