Budapest is a great place to revisit the history of Eastern Europe? and the Hapsburg Empire?. The town is divided into two, major sections, and each has its own highlights. Although not a major toursit hub, the town is incredibly reasonable for budget travelers and holds many wonderful activities and sights. The city has a great historical background, and full tours are offered at nearly every hotel. Try a river cruise or a tour of the Parliament building?. There are wonderful neighborhoods right downtown, and the cleanliness of the streets and parks will surprise most seasoned tourists.
Budapest started out as the Roman town Aquincum in AD 89 and as three seperate cities: Obuda, Buda, and Pest went through a series of different empires including the Avars, Slavs, Mongols,Ottoman's, and finally the Austria-Hungarian Empire. The cities of Obuda, Buda, and Pest finally merged in the mid-ninteenth century to form nowday Budapest. Much of the city was destroyed due to its participation during World War I and II and after the war the country, with the influence of the USSR became a communist state until its collapse in 1989.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Climate: Warm most of the year round
Power: 230V 50 Hz
Currency: Hungary Forint
Budapest History Museum
Danubius Grand Hotel Margitsziget