Top 10 most popular cities in Hungary

Heviz town in Hungary

Heviz ©

Of course, there are popular cities in Hungary, it’s beautiful! But now you can see the numbers beyond the perception of beauty, the Hungarian Central Statistics Office have made an official list based on the number of nights visitors spent in cities in 2011.

This may sound a little too dry and… well, statistical, but below I will try to show you why these particular cities are worth a visit any time! So, my friends, behold the top 10 most popular cities in Hungary.

1. Budapest

It is not a surprise that the capital city, Budapest is the most popular city in Hungary – with nearly 6.6 million guest nights for one year! There are so many things to see from the Danube Promenade through the Heroes’ Square and Andrassy Avenue to Margit Island and so many other attractions!

2. Hévíz, Zala county

Heviz town in Hungary

Heviz ©

Second on the top 10 cities in Hungary is Hévíz with nearly 1 million nights spent there by visitors only the last year. Many foreigners have discovered the beauties and amazing thermal bath of the town.

3. Hajdúszoboszló, Hajdu-Bihar county

One of Europe’s most famous water parks is located in Hajdúszoboszló, no wonder more than 0.7 million people visit the otherwise small town yearly. Loads of slides, lots of different pools and nice street food await the water loving visitors.

4. Bük, Vas County

Buk town

Buk town ©bukfurdo-apartmanok-hu

Another town famous for its water, Bük has got a very popular bath and water park, plus beautiful surroundings, perfect for a little nature trotting!

5. Siófok, Somogy county

Right next to Lake Balaton you can find Siofok, the city of boats and all things watery. One can find plenty of opportunities for water sports and all kinds of entertainment especially in the summer, but also in the summer.

6. Balatonfüred, Veszprem county


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The breathtakingly beautiful town of Balatonfüred also lies on the shore of Lake Balaton, it is one of my favorite destinations, nice walks at the lake side, nice buildings… it’s just charming.

7. Sárvár, Vas county

Well known both for its bath and for its fortress, Sárvár is on the 7th place of the list of most popular cities in Hungary, any traveler can enjoy this lovely city.

8. Sopron, Gyor-Moson-Sopron county

Main Square of the city of Sopron, Hungary

Sopron ©

One of the most beautiful cities in Hungary, Sopron is charming visitors with its cozy small streets, nice old buildings, little cafes and hospitable people, perfect for a relaxing trip.

9. Zalakaros, Zala county

Apart from its picturesque location, Zalakaros also hosts a wonderful water park with numerous slides and pools as well as thermal water. When you got tired of the pleasures of the water, you can go hiking in the beautiful woods nearby.

10. Eger, Heves county

View from the fortress of Eger

View from the fortress of Eger ©

The famous city of Eger is worthy to be on the top 10 list for so many reasons. There is the worldwide appreciated wine, the Bull’s Blood of Eger (Egri Bikaver), the huge architectural and cultural heritage partly from the time of the Turkish occupation and the beautiful natural surroundings.

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