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Facts about the country

Capital Budapest


10.1 Million

Main Languages



2 Plug System 220 Volts 50Hz


Forint (Ft)

Exchange Rate for US $ as of March 2001

300 Ft per 1 US$

Safe to Drink Tap Water



93,000 sq km


Train, bus, minibus, plane, taxi, ferries, rent a car

Cash Machines (ATMS) Yes
Credit Card Usage Yes
Religion Roman Catholic, Reformist, Evangelical
Measurement System Metric System

Recommended Budget per Day in US $ 

Total Budget per Person Accommodation Meals Transportation Other
30 $ 8 $  7 $  7 $ 8 $

Main things to See (we give descriptions only on places we visited)

Things to See  Visited Brief Description Recommend (10 is best 1 is don't bother)
Budapest Y The main attraction is the Walled Castle District where there is the Old Town and the Royal Palace.  In the Palace area is also the National Museum.  Other parts and sites of the city are Óbuda, Kiscelli Museum, and Aquincum Museum.  8
Lake Balaton N
Pécs N
Eger N
Pannonhalma N
Hortobágy National Park N
Máriapócs N

Popular activities and Tours (Being not included does not mean they do not exist)

Hiking / Trekking x
Scuba Diving
Historical Sites x
Sightseeing tours x


Bung Jumping


Boat tours x
Horseback riding x
Canoeing x
Camping x
River Rafting
Sky Diving  
Windsurfing x
Kayaking x
Sailing x
Mountain biking x
Roller blading  x
Motorbike x
Sand boarding
Water Skiing x
Skiing x
Bicycling x
Others Bird watching  x

Feeling and Opinions on Hungary 

Our opinions of Hungary are very limited since we only visited Budapest for a day.  The Castle Wall District was very impressive and nice to walk around in.  


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