With a reputation as one of the most diverse and interesting destinations in Europe, Hungary never wavers in popularity. The enchanting capital of Budapest is touted for its buzzing café culture, its awe-inspiring architectural gems, and its sizzling nightlife. But there’s so much to see here aside from the capital.
Explore the countryside, dotted with quaint villages and smaller cities boasting Baroque city centers with plenty of tempting cafes and bars. Head to Lake Balaton for a proper lakeside holiday, or take a soothing dip at Lake Heviz, the largest thermal lake in the world.
It may take your ears some time to get accustomed to the language, a unique and complex tongue proudly defended by Hungarians. Though English is widely spoken here, learning a few words will win you major points with locals.