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Hungary

INTRODUCTION

Hungary is just the place for a traveller seeking a historically rich journey. Palaces turned into hotels allow visitors to spend a night in 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 the Hungarians take pride in. This landlocked country is in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. Budapest is the capital.

Major cities Include:

Budapest
Eger
Pecs?

HISTORY

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 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. This lead to the division of Hungary into three separate kingdoms.

After the Ottomans were driven out, Hungary had continual internal division until 1867 when it merged to form the Austro-Hungarian Empire. This empire collapsed after the defeat in 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 until communist rule until October 23, 1989, when Mátyás Szűrös 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

Capital: Budapest

Time Zone: DST +0200 UTC

Languages: Hungarian and German

Currency: Forint - Currently 1 HUF = 0.0050 USD

Power: 230 V, 50 Hz

ATTRACTIONS

Ecseri Flea Market

Pannonhalma Abbey

Aquincum Múzeum

Esterházy Palace

RESTAURANTS

LODGING

Casa Sol Hotel

PERSONAL STORIES


 
 
 
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