Budapest is the capital city and receives most of the country's tourists. It's big, busy and friendly. The River Danube separates the city into two parts. In Buda you'll find Roman ruins and the castle. Pest is on the other side of the Danube and is home to the commercial parts of the city. Budapest has also been nicknamed ‘The City of Healing Waters' because there are dozens of spas, baths and public pools supplied by mineral rich natural spring waters.
Lake Balaton is the largest freshwater lake in Europe. Many Hungarians also vacation here, There are many resorts around the lake, spa facilities and opportunities for water sports, such as sailing.
In the north of the country is Eger, a city known for its thermal spas, wines and fabulous Baroque architecture. The red and white wines are considered by many to be the finest in the country, and are measured in 200 year old cellars. Well worth a visit is Egri Vár castle, not only a stunning looking building, but there's a fantastic tour of its mysterious underground passageways. Another popular spot for visitors is the Archbishop's Cathedral. It's the second largest in Hungary and houses the country's biggest organ.
The country is well connected by international flights to many major destinations. It also has good road and rail links with the 7 countries that border it. Internally there are good air, road and rail links between major places. Public transport in cities, including trams and trolley buses, is efficient and well developed.
Hungary has a temperate climate. July and August are the hottest months.
The foundation of Hungary , or the Kingdom of Hungary , was laid out in the ninth century BC by the Magyars who were the ancestral forefathers of the Hungarian people. Today, Hungary is located in the same Carpathian Basin in the center of Eastern Europe and has no direct access to any of the seas surrounding the continent. Hungary is bordered by Austria , Slovakia , Ukraine , Romania , Serbia , Croatia and Slovenia.
The Republic of Hungary is one of the fifteen most popular tourist destinations in the world and Budapest , its national capital city, is considered as one of the most magnificent cities on the face of the Earth. Even though Hungary is a rather small country, it boasts a number of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO Biosphere reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world ( Lake Hévíz ), the largest lake in Central Europe (Lake Balaton) and the largest natural grassland in Europe ( Hortobágy ). In addition, Hungary is home to the largest synagogue in Europe (Great Synagogue), the largest medicinal bath in Europe ( Széchenyi Medicinal Bath ), the third largest church in Europe (Esztergom Basilica), the second largest territorial abbey in the world (Pannonhalma Archabbey), the second largest Baroque castle in the world ( Gödöllo ) and the largest Early Christian Necropolis outside of Italy ( Pécs ).
With so much to see and experience in Hungary , it is virtually impossible to name every attraction in a single article. Therefore I shall list only the most popular attractions. Before I proceed however, it is important to note that Hungary has a Continental Climate with hot summers and low humidity but frequent rain showers. Its winters are frigid to cold and snowy. Consequently, it is best to plan a trip to Hungary during the spring or summer seasons.