Hungary became a Christian kingdom in A.D. 1000 and for many centuries served as a bulwark against Ottoman Turkish expansion in Europe. The kingdom eventually became part of the polyglot Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed during World War I. The country fell under communist rule following World War II. In 1956, a revolt and an announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with a massive military intervention by Moscow. Under the leadership of Janos KADAR in 1968, Hungary began liberalizing its economy, introducing so-called “Goulash Communism.” Hungary held its first multiparty elections in 1990 and initiated a free market economy. It joined NATO in 1999 and the EU five years later.


Hungary Tourism Information…


The Best of Hungary…

Great Hungarian Plain
Northern Hungary

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

  • Aggtelek Caves 
     Budapest Buda Hill & Castle Fishermans Bastion
    Matthias Church
    Chain Bridge
    City Park Hero’s Square
    Szechenyi Baths
    Vajdahunyad Castle
    Danube River

    Dohány St. Synagogue
    Gellert Hill
    Országház (Parliament)
    St. Stephan’s Basilica
    Thermal Spas
    Esztergon Basilica
    Lake Balaton
    Sumeg Castle


Hungary Country Information…



Largest City:



Parliamentary Democracy


Forint (HUF)


Total: 93,030 km2  land: 92,340 km2 (35,902 sq mi) – Ranked 109th water: 690 km2 


Temperate; cold, cloudy, humid winters; warm summers


9,874,784 (July 2016 est.) ranked 91st


Hungarian (official) 99.6%, English 16%, German 11.2%, Russian 1.6%, Romanian 1.3%, French 1.2%, other 4.2%
note: shares sum to more than 100% because some respondents gave more than one answer on the census; Hungarian is the mother tongue of 98.9% of Hungarian speakers (2011 est.)

Ethnic Groups:

Hungarian 85.6%, Roma 3.2%, German 1.9%, other 2.6%, unspecified 14.1%
note: percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify more than one ethnic group (2011 est.)


Roman Catholic 37.2%, Calvinist 11.6%, Lutheran 2.2%, Greek Catholic 1.8%, other 1.9%, none 18.2%, unspecified 27.2% (2011 est.)


230V, 50Hz (European plug C, F )

Telephone Code:


Local Emergency Phone Number:


Internet TLD:


Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) / Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road DrivingSide:



‘Himnusz ‘Hymn


János Áder

Prime Minister:

Viktor Orbán


Holidays and Observances in Hungary in 2020

Date NameType
Jan 1WednesdayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Mar 15Sunday1848 Revolution Memorial DayNational holiday
Mar 20FridayMarch EquinoxSeason
Apr 10FridayGood FridayNational holiday
Apr 12SundayEaster SundayNational holiday
Apr 13MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1FridayLabor Day / May DayNational holiday
May 31SundayWhit SundayObservance
Jun 1MondayWhit MondayNational holiday
Jun 20SaturdayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 20ThursdayHungary National DayNational holiday
Aug 21FridayHungary National Day HolidayNational holiday
Aug 29SaturdayExtra Work DayWorking Day
Sep 22TuesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 23Friday1956 Revolution Memorial DayNational holiday
Nov 1SundayAll Saints’ DayNational holiday
Dec 6SundaySaint Nicholas DayObservance
Dec 12SaturdayExtra Work DayWorking Day
Dec 21MondayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24ThursdayChristmas EveNational holiday
Dec 25FridayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 26SaturdaySecond Day of ChristmasNational holiday
Dec 31ThursdayNew Year’s EveObservance