Places in Hungary
High season in Lake Balaton is July and August; crowds descend and prices skyrocket. If you're keen to enjoy the water activities but don't want the crowds, try to visit in June or September – the water is still warm (versus a bathtub-like 28 to 29 degrees in the heat of summer) yet everything is still open and it feels summery – without the intense humidity.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
Exploring the 'ruin pubs' of Budapest's seventh district
Budapest’s seventh district, once home to a flourishing Jewish community before World War II but which languished for decades after, has emerged as one of the best bar-hopping 'hoods on the busy Pest side of the Danub...
Beginner's guide to Hungarian wine
Budapesters love their wine and take it seriously, but in summer spritzers of red or white wine and mineral water are consumed in large quantities...
A guide to Budapest’s thermal baths
Budapest sits on a patchwork of almost 125 thermal springs, and ‘taking the waters’ has been a part of everyday life here since people walked in togas...
Six secrets of Hungarian cuisine
Hungarians will tell you that there are just three essential styles of cooking: French, Chinese and their own...