Aside from its fascinating capital of Budapest, Hungary's spectacular landscapes remain unknown to many visitors traveling to this Central European country. While its northern lands are mountainous – and its West is enduringly hilly, Hungary is often defined by the beautiful, fertile grasslands that reside east of the Danube River in the storied Great Hungarian Plain. In addition to its meadows, vineyards and sandy steppes, Hungary is also home to incredible karst
landscapes, thermal lakes and vast cave systems. And despite being roughly the same size as Indiana, it has ten national parks and over 100 nature reserves. Two of its magnificent national parks are official UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Aggtelek National Park and Hortobagy National Park.
As Hungary borders many countries – Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Ukraine and Romania – it is very well located to combine with other countries on an itinerary to Europe. Its dazzling capital city of Budapest is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and it is increasingly popular to visit it along with the capitals of Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic: Vienna, Bratislava and Prague.
Most visited cities: Budapest, Visegrad, Szentendre, Szeged, Pecs, Gyor, Vac, and Esztergom.