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Ten interesting facts about Hungary

Tokaj, where Tokaji wines are made, is mentioned in the National Anthem of Hungary. It can be found on the 3rd line of the 3rd stanza, where it states, “in the grape fields of Tokaj.” 2. Hungary has a wedding tradition called the “money dance,” where the bride places her shoes in the middle of the room, and anyone who wishes to dance with her can do so after putting...

Tokaji wine

Hungarian Cuisine

Goulash Goulash originated from the word gulyás, which means “herdsman.” It was these people who are said to have first cooked the dish 300 years back. The dish can be described as a cross between a stew and a soup. It is sometimes eaten as a main dish since it is a hearty meal in itself. The main ingredients of traditional goulash are beef, tomatoes, potatoes...

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What to do in Hungary

Sample the local wines During wine tasting, one gets to sample different wines and, at the same time, becomes more familiar with the history of the place that produced it. That is exactly what happens when you try wines from Hungary. The products of the 22 wine producing regions each have their own distinct tastes that set them apart from each other; each region and...

Gyor Town Hall

Where to go in Hungary

Budapest Budapest is the capital of Hungary. In this city, you will find the renowned Buda Castle, which sits on top of a hill overlooking the Chain Bridge and spires of Parliament. By evening, with all the lights aglow and with the moon reflecting on the waters, the sight is simply breathtaking. An evening dinner at the Castle Hill is advised as the night brings out...

National Theatre of Pecs

When to visit Hungary

Hungary’s climate is best described as continental. The average yearly temperature is 9.7 °C (49.5 °F) where summers usually have an average temperature of 23 to 28 °C (73.4 to 80 °F) and winters dip to –3 to –7 °C (27 to 19 °F). The perfect time to visit the country depends on where you want to go or what you intend to do. If a ski adventure, a fishing trip, or a...