A Landscape Shaped by an Epic Past
Landlocked Hungary is bordered by seven countries, and has sat at the crossroads of Middle Europe for centuries. Yet it exudes a very unique character. Proud Magyar residents, and a history filled with Romans, Ottomans and Habsburgs, have carved out a landscape filled with profound architectural marvels. From the capital, Budapest, to cities and towns across the country, visitors will discover churches and cathedrals, Roman ruins, and architecture spanning Neoclassical to Baroque and Art Nouveau styles.
Hungary is covered by the Danube EU macro-regional strategy and the priorities of the strategy include protecting the environment, and connecting the region through culture and tourism. These priorities clearly come across in many of the country’s most renowned attractions, from its architectural gems to its archaeological sites. Set off along the Hungarian portion of four revealing cultural routes and discover how the Romans shaped the wine culture, where the pilgrimage of Saint Martin of Tours begins, and how Budapest’s love affair with thermal spas started.
How to get there?
Visitors to Hungary can arrive by car, bus or plane from around Europe and the rest of the world. There are several international airports in major cities such as Budapest, Debrecen, Sármellék, Győr-Pér and Pécs-Pogány. Hungary is bordered by Austria, the Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, and there are international train connections to all countries. Cycle tourism is on the rise in Hungary and there is now very good cycle infrastructure. EuroVelo routes 6, 11 and 13 pass through the country.