Hungary is just the place for a traveller seeking a historically rich journey. Palaces turned into hotels allow visitors to spend a night in the former homes of royalty. 2000-year-old Roman ruins along with 300-year-old Turkish monuments give travellers a first-hand view of Hungary's history. After a long day of touring Hungary visitors can take advantage of Hungary's numerous mineral springs for rejuvenation. Above all else, Hungary is known for the warm, friendly hospitality that Hungarians take pride in.
This landlocked country is in central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia.
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Hungary was ruled by many invaders, from the Huns to the Ostrogoths and the Lombards. In the late 9th century the Magyars migrated to the area. The Kingdom of Hungary was established in 1000 by King Saint Stephen. Devastating battles were fought against the Mongols and the Ottoman Empire between the 13th and 15th centuries and the country fell under Ottoman occupation from 1526-1686. This lead to political chaos and the election of two Hungarian kings simultaneously, Ferdinand Hapsburg and János Szapolyai, which resulted in the division of Hungary into 3 separate kingdoms.
After the Ottomans were driven out, Hungary suffered from continual internal division until 1867, when it joined the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed after its defeat at the end of World War I in 1918. The Hungarian government and economy was unstable at this time. After World War II, Hungary became a communist satellite state of the Soviet Union. Hungary was under communist rule until October 23, 1989, when Mátyás Szrös declared the Third Hungarian Republic and became interim President.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Climate: Hungary's weather is cold and cloudy with humid winters and warm summers.
Languages: Hungarian and German
Power: 230 V, 50 Hz
Time Zone: DST +0200 UTC
Ecseri Flea Market
Casa Sol Hotel