Ten things to do in Hungary in winter

by Nov 16, 2022

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Hungary is a stunningly beautiful nation.

Geographically, Hungary is very diverse. It is attractive with its low mountains in the northwest, the great plain in the east, several lakes and rivers, the most well-known being Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe, charming small towns, and a modern, cutting-edge capital city Budapest.

It is fortunate to have 35 landscape conservation zones, 145 small nature reserves, and ten national parks. Despite its exciting history and beautiful natural setting, it is one of the most appreciated European tourist destinations.

Visit the capital city of Hungary, Budapest

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Budapest’s lively life continues despite the city’s chilly winters. Budapest offers a wide variety of sights and activities at this time of year. It’s also a fantastic time to explore the Hungarian capital because there are fewer visitors. The cost is the main argument for going to Budapest in the winter. Budapest is inexpensive year-round, although the low season (Jan-Feb) is the most affordable.

Are you aware that Hungary boasts over 1300 hot water springs?

There are more than 1,300 hot water springs in this landlocked country, with 123 in Budapest alone. These springs provide countless options for year-round bathing in spas. The precise mineral concentration of these water sources varies depending on the area, but they are abundant in dissolved minerals.

Additionally, Budapest is the world’s epicentre for thermal baths.

The only capital in the world with such a wealth of therapeutic thermal waters is Budapest, which has 118 springs that produce more than 70 million litres of thermal water daily.

Skate on Lake Balaton’s ice

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Large portions of the lake frequently freeze during the chilly cold winter months. On the lake, ice skating is possible at this time. People check the depth of the ice to ensure it is safe and there are frequently designated spots where you can hire ice skates.

Lake Balaton can be crossed by sliding if it freezes. When sliding across Lake Balaton in January, which is as popular as swimming across it in the summer, people might use sports equipment or slide on the soles of the shoes.

Thermal Baths of Miskolctapolca

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The healing water of the Thermal Baths of Miskolctapolca is heated to a temperature of 29 degrees Celsius in a natural underground thermal system. But in addition to the water, the cave’s air is also therapeutic; it is helpful for respiratory diseases like asthma and catarrhal problems. People enjoy spending the entire day in the baths. The trip is enjoyable for many, there is a noticeable health benefit after several treatments, and the resort’s cost is extremely fair.

Visit the Eger region

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While day trips are more common while visiting Eger, a night there is undoubtedly worth a visit.

The castle, thermal baths, baroque structures, the northernmost Ottoman minaret and cuisine are Eger’s most famous attractions. According to the census, it has a population of about 53,000, ranking it the 19th largest population centre in Hungary.

Visit the Aggtelek Karst

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The caves and karsts are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many castles, palaces, forts, museums, and forts in Aggtelek, which also has a rich cultural legacy. Various wildlife species use the terrain above ground as a habitat, which adds to its excitement.

Visit the Dohany street Synagogue

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The Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest is not only the biggest Jewish temple in Europe, but also has a beautiful ambience, a tiny island filled with synagogues, cemeteries, and memorials.

Visit the Festetics Palace

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The most frequented historic palace in the country is the Festetics Palace in Keszthely (Zala County, Lake Balaton). It now functions as a museum and exhibition space with six ongoing shows spread across five buildings.

You will be immersed in the natural Hungarian aristocracy’s lifestyle as soon as you enter Festetics Palace. Palace’s interior comprises at least 18 chambers that depict the lifestyle of the upper class in the 18th and 19th centuries, all of which have been authentically restored and furnished.

Hortobagy National Park

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The Hortobagy National Park is one of the most iconic Hungary destinations due to its diversified animal life, diverse native culture, and stargazing opportunities. Due to its puszta, marshes, and meadows, the park is a portion of Hungary’s Great Plain and is considered the most extensively protected natural grassland in Europe.

Buda Castle

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Buda Castle, together with the Chain Bridge that connects it, is a stunning castle and one of Budapest’s and Hungary’s most magnificent emblems. The Budapest History Museum, the National Gallery of Hungary, and the National Szechenyi Library are in Buda Castle.

Visitors can taste the country’s architectural traits and heritage through magnificent architecture, impressive buildings, and sculptures. It’s a great place to visit if people want to learn more about Budapest or its history.

Margaret Island

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A superb green haven in Budapest, Margaret Island is the perfect location for pure relaxation. There are other attractions worth visiting, though. In 1911, this enormous octagonal tower was constructed, and its original objective was to guarantee a steady water supply for the island.

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