Over the past few years, Hungary has seen the number of tourists grow, with Budapest getting particularly popular and countryside destinations visited by more and more people each year.
Numerous beautiful sights to visit and plenty of activities to do is just a starting point. Though the country is landlocked, it still deserves the nickname "Land of Waters,” as it possesses the largest biologically active thermal lake in the world (Hévíz). Thanks to the thermal bath culture, there is a great variety of spas ranging from the traditional Turkish baths to modern bathing complexes.
Creative recipes, quality ingredients, and friendly service meet in the country’s gastronomy, offering a vivid fusion of authentic and modern meals. Budapest is in a state of perpetual gastro revolution, which keeps the wealth of tradition alive, while chefs who have learned their craft from the best in the international field are always looking to put their own spin on dishes, converting a traditional weekend family meal into a fine dining experience. The country is home to six Michelin-starred restaurants in Budapest, one of which holds two stars - an outstanding performance in the Central European region.
There are various exciting ways to discover Hungary’s most beautiful sceneries: hiking, riding a bicycle, on horseback, or even from the air. Besides active tourism, travelers can also find gems in the countryside, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pécs or the Archabbey of Pannonhalma.
In addition, the country is home to a wide spectrum of outstanding wines. Hungary is famous for such specialties as the Tokaji Aszú. The country has 22 wine-growing sub-regions with countless small cellars where visitors can taste the selection of locally produced delicacies and a few wineries where it is even possible to blend their own cuvée wines.
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