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HUNGARY
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageHungarian
CapitalBudapest
Area93.032 km²
Population9,619,211  (2021)
Currencyforint  (HUF)
Web.hu
Code.HUN
Tel.+36

Cities in HUNGARY

Budapest

Vacations and Sightseeing

Hévíz thermal lake in HungaryHévíz thermal lake in HungaryPhoto: HTME CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

Tourism is becoming increasingly important to the Hungarian economy and is also a spearhead of the economic program for the next ten years. However, the revenues are still rising, which leads to the conclusion that more and more wealthy tourists visit Hungary. Tourism contributes about 10% to GDP and almost 300,000 people work in this sector. New hotel facilities to be built are attracting many foreign investors. Hotels are being built all over the country, especially in Budapest. As far as Hungary is concerned, tourists come mainly for culture, thermal baths, business tourism (conferences), holiday villages and active holidays.

Budapest, HungaryBudapest, HungaryPhoto: Thomas Depenbusch CC 2.0 Generic no changes made

The city of Budapest has many impressive buildings especially on the right bank of the Danube. There is the castle district with many winding alleys, old buildings and various churches. An important church in the district is the 13th century Matthias Church. A special natural attraction in the Budapest area is the Pálvölgy cave under the Buda hills. The cave was discovered in 1904 and is one of the longest caves in Hungary with a length of over 7 km You will find many impressive stalactites there.

A day of shopping in Budapest will not disappoint. Visit Váci street, the heart of the city where the best shops can be found. You will not only find clothing stores, but also many jewelers and shops selling local products such as marzipan and wines. During such a day of shopping you can taste the real atmosphere of Budapest.

Sources

Boedapest en Hongarije
Michelin Reisuitgaven

Fallon, S. / Hungary
Lonely Planet

Hongarije
Lannoo

Hoogendoorn, H. / Hongarije
ANWB

CIA - World Factbook

BBC - Country Profiles

Last updated January 2023
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