Hungary is situated in Central Europe with its borders touching those of the Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Romania, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia and Serbia. With Budapest as its capital Hungary is one of the smallest countries in Europe, the population speaking Hungarian as well as English, German and some French.

The country’s landscape is composed of the Great Plain, which stretches from the Danube to the Carpathian Mountains, the mountains of Transylvania and those of the Fruska Gora. Lake Balaton is one of the largest in Central Europe.

Hungary’s cultural heritage is rich and full of past conflicts due to the constant invasions it has had to stand up to, from the Mongols in the 13th century right up to the communist domination in the mid 20th century. Budapest is a magnificent city, divided into two parts by the Danube, with splendid historical buildings as well as trendy bars and clubs, where writers, musicians and artists take refuge.

The Puszta Prairie is a wide expanse, which seems everlasting, with beautiful scenery and endless skies. The national parks and hundreds of protected sites offer wonderful areas in which to trek and admire the natural landscape and its views. The thermal spas are a great place to relax in and the acres and acres of orchards and vineyards are a spectacle of the land’s cultural traditions.

Summers are very warm from June to August, while spring and autumn are mild. Winters are very cold with snow and frequent rain throughout the year.

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    Abaujvar Castle (Place, Ruins)

    Abaujvar Castle (Place, Ruins). The castle was built by King Aba Samuel in the years 1041-1044, but in fact, the roost already existed in the 10th century.

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    Aggtelek National Park

    Aggtelek National Park is a national park in Northern Hungary, in the Aggtelek Karst region. It was founded in 1985. It contains 198.92 km² (of which 39.22 km² are under increased protection). It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1995.

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    Amadeus Aba Castle (Ruins), Gonc

    Amadeus Aba Castle (Ruins), Gonc. The Amade Castle was built between 1271 and 1288. It was first mentioned in the document in the era of King of Hungary Ladislavus IV in 1288.

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    Andrassy Avenue

    Andrassy Avenue is a boulevard in Budapest, Hungary, dating back to 1872. It links Erzsebet Square with the Varosliget. Lined with spectacular Neo-renaissance mansions and townhouses featuring fine facades and interiors, it was recognised as a World Heritage Site in 2002.

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    Bathory Castle, Nyirbator

    Bathory Castle, Nyirbator. Built by the Bathory family the casle was first mentioned in 1549, but in the 18th century was a ruinous state.

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    Benevar Castle (Ruins), Matrafured

    Benevar Castle (Ruins) near village Matrafured in an outer part of Gyongyos in Heves county, Hungary in the southern part of the Matra mountain range.

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    Boldogko Castle

    Boldogko Castle. The castle was built for the order of king Bela IV, after the invasion of the Mongols in 1241-42, by the Tomaj family. It was first mentioned in 1282, when it became the property of the king.

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    Budy Fortress (Ruins), Vamosatya

    Budy Fortress (Ruins), Vamosatya. The Budy Fortress, built in the 13th or 16th century and becoming ruined in the Middle Ages, is organically related to the history of Vamosatya Village.

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    Casemates, Sarospatak Castle

    Sarospatak Castle (Rakoczi Castle) casemates. Sarospatak Castle, Sarospatak in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen county, northern Hungary.

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    Castle (Ruins), Szarvasko

    Ruins of the old castle, Szarvasko. The origin of Szarvasko's name is linked to 'Castle Hill', the outcrop above the village on which the ruins of the fortification can still be seen today.

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    Corvinus University of Budapest

    Corvinus University of Budapest is one of the most prestigious universities in Budapest, Hungary. Corvinus University of Budapest defines itself as a research university oriented towards education, where the scientific performance of the academic staff measures up to the international standard and the students can obtain a competitive degree having a standard and knowledge content identical to similar-profile universities and acknowledged on the European Union's labour market and on a global scale.

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    Damasd Castle (Ruins)

    Damasd Castle (Ruins). The Damasd castle is mentioned for the first time in 1361, as a hunting palace of the king.

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    Danube Promenade

    The Danube Promenade is located on the Pest side of Budapest, Hungary. On the bank of the Danube, this promenade extends from the Szechenyi Chain Bridge to the Erzsebet Bridge.

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    Dregely Castle (Ruins)

    Dregely Castle is a 13th-century hilltop castle in Nograd County, Hungary. It is in ruins, but being restored. Dregely Castle.

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    Eger Castle (Castle of Eger)

    The Castle of Eger is a castle in Eger, Hungary. Historically, it is known for repelling the Turkish attack in 1552 during the Siege of Eger.

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    Esztergom Castle

    The first to build a palace with a church on the Castle Hill of Esztergom, well after the Romans, was Grand Prince Geza. Esztergom Castle.

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    Fuzerko Castle (Ruins)

    Fuzerko Castle is a castle ruins near village, Bukkzserc in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen county, Hungary. The southern border of Bukki Nemzeti Park.

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    Hedervary Castle

    Presumably Knight Heder already had had a castle built in the middle of the 12th Century, which had probably been made of wood and had stood on the so called "Jewish Hill" rising at the end of the recent castle park.