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Hungary

Hungary is located in the heart of Europe which provides easy accessability from all over the continent. The area of Hungary is barely 100,000 square km with 10 million inhabitants, whose language is spoken nowhere else in the world. Despite or due to this uniqueness, the Hungarian people have been living in the centre of Europe for over 1,100 years.

The natural, cultural and historical riches to be experienced in Hungary are reflected in its high concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, many of which can be found in the capital. This country is the birthplace of world-famous inventors, scientists, explorers, composers and sports stars.

Hungary has the largest fresh lake in Central Europe, Lake Balaton, which is a perfect place for both relaxing or having fun. Siófok, the “capital” of the Balaton is the host of the best parties during the summer, but you can choose from a wide range of outdoor activities as well – like hiking, water biking, going for a ship trip or just lying on the beach. Nearby is the famous spa town of Hévíz where you can enjoy the pleasure of bathing in a natural thermal lake even in the depths of winter. Hungary’s springs have supported a bathing culture dating back to Roman times. Whether you are after relaxation, refreshment, rejuvenation or recovery, Hungary cannot fail to meet your needs.

Besides our capital, Budapest, we have many other cities which are definately worth to visit, such us Szeged, Debrecen, Eger, Sopron, Pécs, etc.

If you like to keep active and get back to nature, there are countless marked routes for hiking, cycling or horseback riding, often through stunning scenery.

The country hosts the best festivals in Europe during the whole summer, such as the Sziget, the BalatonSound or the VOLT Festival.

In short, this is a place of variety, colour and passion.

Budapest

Budapest won the traveler’s choice award for Tripadvisor in 2014 and was ranked as the 2nd best city in the world by CNN in 2013.

The capital city of Hungary was created when the historic towns of Buda, Pest and Óbuda were unified in 1873, although the area had been inhabited from early times.

Budapest is bisected by the River Danube, covering an area of 200 square km and divided into 23 administrative districts. The city, as much a natural geographical centre as it is the country’s transport hub, is home today to a population of 1.8 million people.

Lovers of culture are spoilt for choice with 237 monuments, 223 museums and galleries, 35 theatres, 90 cinemas, 2 opera houses and 12 concert halls. Around 200 excursion destinations offer a wide variety of things to do.

Its monuments include 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatres, 400-year-old Turkish baths and unique Hungarian Art Nouveau buildings from the 19th century. The cityscape owes its uniform appearance to the elegant mansions erected in the Eclectic style in the early 20th century. Under its hills, there is a system of caves with thermal waters gushing from 80 thermal springs, which supply 12 spas with 70 million litres of water daily.

Budapest is also well-known for its colourful night-life with wide range of restaurants, bars, night clubs and the typical Hungarian ruin pubs.

Besides the great opprotunities mentioned above, studying in Budapest has an economic reason as well, as it is one of the cheapest capitals in Europe. The city was ranked as the 3rd best European city with low living cost and was chosen as one of the cheapest places to live in Europe in 2014.

Indeed, there is no other place in the continent where you can get a proper meal for 5 EUR and drink a beer for 1 EUR in such an amazing environment. While during the last decade Hungary became a real metropolitan city, the prices, compared not only to the Western European but also to the Central and Eastern European cities, are more than affordable. You can easily get a well-located apartment for 300-400 EUR per month, while a one-month ticket for the public transportation is only 10 EUR.

You can find more information about the living cost of Hungary at the following web pages:

https://ec.europa.eu/eures/main.jsp?catId=8701&acro=living&lang=en&parentId=7813&countryId=HU&living=

http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/country_result.jsp?country=Hungary

 


For more information about Hungary look at this guide book:

 

Further useful web pages about Hungary:

http://www.budapest.com/

http://www.budapestbylocals.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.co.hu/Tourism-g274887-Budapest_Central_Hungary-Vacations.html

Last modified: 2014.11.25.

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