Hungary is situated in the heart of Europe and shares borders to the north with the Slovak Republic, to the east with Romania, to the northeast with Ukraine, to the south with Serbia and Croatia and to the west with Slovenia and Austria. A land-locked country, Hungary is home to Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, as well as a number of hot springs and spa towns.
What to seeThe spotlight has long shone on the capital of Budapest, a beautiful city divided in two by the River Danube. Buda, the older and hillier part of the city has cobbled streets, gothic buildings and the historic castle to explore. Whilst Pest is flat and has wide leafy boulevards, charming coffee houses and Hungary's oldest church. The two were not united politically until 1873. Architecturally, Budapest is a hidden treasure, for example Heroes' Square and the Chain Bridge.
However there is more to Hungary than just Budapest, there are baroque style towns, castles, palaces and monuments of bygone eras together with natural wonders. Hot springs and thermal baths are abundant throughout the country, with Budapest alone having over 100 spas, baths and volcanic heated pools.