A short guide to Debrecen for visitors

A short guide to Debrecen for visitors

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and the capital of Hajdu-Bihar county. The city lies on the great plains called Alfold, in the Eastern part of the country, approximately 30 km (18.6 miles) away from the Romanian border and about 225 km (140  miles) from Budapest. It is a pretty city with lots of great things to see and do, sometimes also called the 'Calvinist Rome'. If you arrive by train, the first thing you get to see is the train station from where you can easily get to... [ read more ]

My favorite museums in Pécs

My favorite museums in Pécs

Though not a large country, as I always say, Hungary is full of amazing things to see. Pécs is the 5th largest city in the country and one of my personal favorites for more reasons, first of all because it is really old, founded by the Romans in the 2nd century AD, its name was Sopianae. Secondly because it was choose as the second and third most livable city in 2007 and 2008 respectively in the category of cities with 75 - 200 000 inhabitants and thirdly because in 2010 it get the prestigi... [ read more ]

The prettiest forest railways in Hungary

The prettiest forest railways in Hungary

You would like to go out in the nature, but you do not want to go long kilometers on foot? The nostalgic forest railways run on the most scenic places of Hungary. They started building them in the 1870s, their main purpose was to transport the wood exploited in the forests. There are other very nice narrow gouge railways and museum railways that do not run in forests, but I would like to show you the prettiest forests railways first, for they are my favorites.  Today they are all only us... [ read more ]

Hungaricums - the specific Hungarian Products

Hungaricums – the specific Hungarian Products

Earlier we wrote about the most famous Hungarian food and drinks, also belonging to the group of special Hungarian products, but the hardly definable does not exclusively include food and drinks, there are also some other items Hungarians are proud to call their own. Below you will find some of my favorites from among the non-food Hungaricums, you might even have heard of some, like the Rubik's Cube, the Beres Drops or the Zsolnay Porcelain. If you know about other products you think shou... [ read more ]

Most scenic mountain villages in Hungary

Most scenic mountain villages in Hungary

Although Hungary is a tiny little country, it does have some beautiful secret gems that are worthy to be discovered and envied by any larger country. These scenic mountain villages with their amazing landscapes and fresh air are perfect spots for a day trip, for biking, walking or a nice picnic. Here is my top 3 list, but if you disagree, just let me know, but before that, check out the list and if you feel like visiting any of these gems during your trip in Hungary, just spot them out o... [ read more ]