Budapest: Winter's Hottest Choice

Imagine bathing in a steaming hot, outdoor spa under a dark winter sky or sipping hot red wine in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights from the Christmas market at the Basilica. Imagine enjoying a hearty Hungarian dinner on the banks of the Danube with the historic Castle District lit up majestically in front of you.
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Show me Hungary!

It can be hard to get a feel for a holiday location so far away. Here we list a handful of great visual ways to become familiar with Hungary. Take a look at whatever aspects of the country interest you, using a range of free tools, including photo galleries, panoramic images, videos and apps. Get to know Hungary your way!
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Tell me all about Hungary!

If you fancy reading up on Hungary as a destination, it can be difficult to know where to start, as there is so much information out there! Here we distil the process into three easy types of info and in a manageable size. Read selected magazine and newspaper articles by professional travel writers, or blogs/travelogues by enlightened visitors who have already been there , done that. We also include a few podcast channels for those who prefer interviews and the spoken word. Learn about Hungary your way!
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Explore the regions of Hungary
Hungary The Puszta and Lake Tisza Eger-Tokaj Wine Region Budapest and Surroundings Balaton Pannonia


Budapest Bike- BUBI Maps- where to go

So you would like to use a BUBI Bike to explore Budapest – where can you go and what can you see? The location of the Budapest Bike docking stations may seem a little confusing at first. There are 58 in Pest, 17 in Buda and 1 on Margaret Island. Though the scheme is first and foremost, a commuting initiative, you can connect some interesting stations to make some good short routes for sightseeing. Explore with us!

Hungary's brand image film wins an award in Cannes!

The Hungarian Tourist board and the State Opera House were among the winners at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2014, a prestigious gala ceremony honouring achievements in corporate audiovisual productions. Watch the recent Tourist Board campaign film "Hungary, more than expected" and find out more about how it won a silver Dolphin award!

Laszló Biró, inventor of the ball-point pen (or Biro)

Did you know that the ball-point pen, commonly known as a biro, was invented by a Hungarian? A journalist from Budapest named László Bíró. Even if you have heard this before, you may be surprised to read some of the details of the background and development of this everyday icon.
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