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


PANTRY SHELF project stacking up for 2015.

Producers of Hungarian craft-foods, that is, traditionally-made food, drink and cooking ingredients are being invited by the Hungarian Tourist Office to join the PANTRY SHELF (Kamrapolc) project, with the aim of popularising Hungarian food by making the very highest-quality Hungarian products more easily available for tourists to buy as souvenirs.

Advent fairs in Budapest

The advent season is with us once again. This is actually a great time of year for experiencing a taste of what Christmas is like in another culture. From November until early January, the Christmas markets are great places to spend a chilly winter evening, perhaps tasting some traditional festive food and a little mulled wine to keep warm.

Get your skates on this Christmas season!

There is plenty to do in Budapest and the nearby areas all year round. The temperatures might be low in the festive season, but a little skating is sure to focus the mind and get you warmed up and puffed out. You can get on the ice right in the city centre, at one of the advent market rinks!
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