Though these days it's a country in the grip of a nasty authoritarian régime, Hungary remains a remarkable place, with an impenetrable language, a paprika-goosed cuisine, and some of the most fetching culture, architecture, and historic sites in Europe. Don't miss the Turkish baths of Budapest and the Danube Bend cities of Szentendre, Visegrad, and Esztergom!

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Veszprem-Balaton a European Capital of Culture for 2023

Janos Illesi A city of around 57,000, just over an hour from Budapest and near the shores of Lake Balaton (the largest in Central Europe), the capital of Balaton County is one of Hungary’s oldest urban areas, and predates even the arrival of the Hungarians to the region in the early 11th century. With its hilly, winding cobblestone lanes and romantic corners, Veszprém definitely sports that “fairytale” vibe many visitors to Europe come seeking, and spots here not to miss include its…

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Budapest is one of "10 of Europe's Cheapest Cities to Visit"

  Europe is of course filled with amazing scenic and cultural sights and experiences, but it's also known as by and large an expensive place to visit. Yet it doesn't have to be! There are still a number of European cities and countries where you won't bust your wallet on lodging, dining, entertainment, and touring, and here are seven of them - many, but not all, in Eastern Europe (and of course don't forget that in budget travel, a good part of your savings occurs at the beginning and end of…

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Top 7 spots to visit in Budapest, especially for honeymooners

A city of picturesque landmarks and cool rooftop bars, Budapest is ideal for newlyweds. A heavenly destination with a delightfully shabby-chic style, Hungary’s capital is a diverse blend of attractions spanning top-notch fine-dining locales and century-old cafés. Historic baths provide treatments for two - mixing local wine and healing thermal waters. For a fast tour out of town, a trendy speedboat offers a champagne ride on the Danube to the lovely cobblestone town of Szentendre. Deluxe…

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