Places in Hungary
Straddling the Danube River, with the Buda Hills to the west and the Great Plain to the east, Budapest is a gem of a city. In the Soak The city is blessed with an abundance of hot springs. As a result, ‘taking the waters’ has been a Budapest experience since the time of the Romans.
The Danube Bend is a region of peaks and picturesque river towns to the north of Budapest. The name is quite literal: this is where hills on both banks force the river to turn sharply and flow southward. It is the most beautiful stretch of the Danube along its entire course and should not be missed. Four historical towns vie for visitors’ attention.
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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...
Autumn in Budapest: feasting, festivals and the great outdoors
Lonely Planet has produced this article for Hungary Tourism. All editorial views are those of Lonely Planet alone and reflect our policy of editorial independence and impartiality...
Wild Debrecen: a weekend in Hungary’s refreshing second city
Even in Debrecen’s city centre, wilderness beckons. Forested parkland hugs the northern rim of Hungary’s second city, while 40km west lie the great plains of Hortobágy National Park...