Top 5 places in Hungary to visit in 2014

Top 5 places in Hungary to visit in 2014

As tiny a country as it is, Hungary has got loads of hidden gems that seem miracles in the eyes of the beholder. Put the Central European country on your bucket list for 2014 and discover the smallest of places that may hide the largest of treasures. The top 5 places in Hungary that you should visit in the next year are places you probably never heard of, but you should know that there is more to this patch of land at the foot of the Carpathians than traveling to Budapest or Lake Balaton.... [ read more ]

Best winter trip destinations in Hungary

Best winter trip destinations in Hungary

It is one of my favorite things to do to go on short trips and walks and discover nature. One usually thinks it is mostly a spring or summer activity, but winter - I think - can be the time for very nice walks and trips out in the wild. If you also have an inclination for a little healthy exercise and the will to discovery, let me present you with some of the best winter trip destinations in Hungary that I know of. If you have experience these places or ideas for others, please share it... [ read more ]

Top 5 places for outdoor excursions in Hungary

Top 5 places for outdoor excursions in Hungary

It may be true that Hungary cannot proud itself with the highest mountains and always snowy peaks, but nonetheless does it have beautiful landscaped that will charm even the most pretentious hikers. The country has got wonderful places to see, lookouts, forests and mountains that you must see. To help you choose, here is my list of top 5 places for outdoor excursions in Hungary. Whenever you have the chance, you have to visit some of these places and when you do, please let me know your e... [ read more ]

Top 3 sights in Hungary for forest lovers

Top 3 sights in Hungary for forest lovers

August is slowly coming to an end, but do not be sad because summer is over because there are not a lot of things more moving and beautiful than the sight of a fall forest. Imagine the smell of fallen leaves and pine, the sound of the foliage in the fall breeze and the eternal peace of forests... it is the perfect place to relax and charge. If you have the opportunity to experience all this in Hungary, see the the top 3 sights for forest lovers for this season. You can always spend here a... [ read more ]

Top 3 lakeside villages in Hungary

Top 3 lakeside villages in Hungary

Hungary is crawling with vacations spots, I have 3 good reasons now for you to choose the lakeside. The country is a great place to relax and see wonders. The places I am going to show - sort of - are some of the best destinations to rest without stress and still explore wonderful landscapes. Do you like these picturesque villages or do you prefer large cities and buzzing nightlife? Let me know which one of the below small places would you like to visit and what are you looking for in an... [ read more ]

Top arboretums and botanical gardens in Hungary

Top arboretums and botanical gardens in Hungary

Hundred year old pine trees, plants brought from far away lands, peace and quite - that is what the below arboretums and botanical gardens promise to every visitor. These are the perfect places for a nice, quaint walk and for admiring the perfection of the local and foreign flora. It is the best way for some relaxation and it will be unforgettable, that is sure! Hungary has got many beautiful arboretums and botanical gardens, but below you will see some of my favorites, so if anyone is no... [ read more ]

Refresh yourself in the best lakes near Budapest

Refresh yourself in the best lakes near Budapest

If you want a nicely designed, state-of-art lakeside place with nice swimming, Rukkel Lake is for you. Once a mining lake, the place is owned and improved by the Rukkel family for 20 years and it is only about 30 minutes away from the capital, easy to reach with car as well as railways, but even with bicycle, if you are the adventurer kind. The 20 hectares area is basically a water park now. 13 slides, jump-tower, boats, buffets, paddle boats and many other features await the visitors al... [ 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 ]

The most beautiful national parks in Hungary

The most beautiful national parks in Hungary

Hungary's first national park, the iconic Hortobagy National Park, was established in 1973, however, since 2002 ten different national parks intend to preserve the unique ecological unity that is the characteristic of Hungary for the following generations. The other goal of these establishments - in accordance with the guidelines of the International Union for Conservation of Nature - is to foreshow these amazing natural treasures to the wider public, to make it possible for anyone to... [ read more ]

Most Beautiful Lakes in Hungary

Most Beautiful Lakes in Hungary

Though a a large plain with only a few and not too high mountains, Hungary has got it's share of natural wonders - however, as a Hungarian, I might not be completely unbiased so you better check it out for yourself. As a beginning, here are some really beautiful lakes in Hungary, take a look at them and let me know in the comment section which one would you like to visit the most. There are quite a lot of lakes in the country that are perfect for fishing, swimming and even for water spo... [ read more ]