Hungary conjures a strong feeling of history and tradition at every turn, from its majestic capital city of Budapest – aptly dubbed "the city of lights" – to its many small villages and breathtaking scenery. Budapest is frequently compared to cities such as Prague and even Paris, and as a result has emerged as the country's most popular tourist destination.
However, the capital does not contain all of Hungary's top attractions and activities. In Hungary, picturesque cities and towns of all sizes have kept their ancient landmarks. Many of them plainly show influences from a wide range of regional civilizations, ranging from Turkish conquerors to Italian Renaissance designers.
Hungary's countryside contains some of Europe's most magnificent scenery. In fact, you're never far from breathtaking mountains and lakes, gorgeous river landscapes (the Danube runs directly through Hungary), and verdant valleys in Hungary. All of these breathtaking backdrops offer a plethora of adventure sports opportunities, such as hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and other outdoor activities.
Make frequent use of our list of the top sites and things to do in Hungary to help you make the most of your sightseeing in this amazing European country.