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Budapest - Danube River separating the cities of Buda and Peste


A honeymoon in Hungary will immerse you in this rich cultural heritage. Hungarian art and architecture is laced with Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque and Art Nouveau influences. The country has one of the finest folk traditions in Europe, producing excellent examples of embroidery, pottery, ceiling and wall painting, and objects carved from wood or bone. Its musical contributions are just as rich, and range from the rhapsodies of Franz Liszt and the operas of Ferenc Erkel to Gypsy and folk music.

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Hungary's central position and experience in welcoming travelers makes it the ideal place to enter Eastern Europe. The majority of travelers arrive in picturesque Budapest, which has a lively arts, cafe and music scene, and is host to a range of cultural and sporting festivals. To venture outside the capital is to travel through plains, resort-lined lakes, Baroque towns, and rustic villages. Hungary's other attractions include sampling its quality wines, 'taking the waters' in a relaxing thermal spa, or bird-watching in some of the best spots in Europe.
Hungary is a kidney-shaped country lying in the center of Europe sharing borders with seven neighbors: Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Yugoslavia, Croatia and Slovenia. There are three basic topographies: the low-lying regions of the Great Plain in the east, center and south-east, and the Little Plain in the north-west; the northern mountain ranges, which include Hungary's highest peak (the 1015-meter-high Kekesteto); and the hilly regions of Transdanubia in the west and south-west. The biggest rivers are the Danube and the Tisza, which divide the country into thirds, and the Drava which forms the south-western border with Croatia. The country has over 1000 lakes - the largest, Balaton, is strewn with thermal springs.
Among the country's activities are bird-watching and horse riding in the Hortobagy region; hiking in the Matra Hills and in the Zemplen Hills near Tokaj; canoing on the Tisza River; and caving in Aggtelek. You can sightsee by ultra-light aircraft over Lake Balaton, as well as cycle around its shores, or windsurf on its waters.
Climate and Weather
Hungary's climate is temperate, and the country can be divided into three climatic zones: Mediterranean in the south, Continental in the east, and Atlantic in the west.

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If you’ve already explores the European cities such as Rome, London and Paris you might think of expanding your horizons and plan a visit to Budapest in Hungary. Not as well know as some of the other European Capitals but definitely worth a visit. Budapest...