There is no better place to start this list with than Budapest. It is the capital city and one of the most visited locations in all of Hungary. Situated along both banks of the Danube River, Budapest is home to almost 2 million residents; including the metropolitan region, the area is the 7th largest municipality in the European Union. There is so much culture and history that can be found in the city.
Known for its spas, the town of Hévíz is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hungary. The local lake for which the town is named after is fed by a wonderful mixture of both hot and cold springs which makes bathing in Hévíz Lake very enjoyable. The average surface temperature of the water in the lake ranges from 24°C to 38°C throughout the year.
Along the southernmost banks of the Balaton Lake, one can find the city of Siófok which is known for its lively nightlife and amazing beaches. Every year, countless people make their way to Siófok to bath in the sun along the shores of the lake and party in the many clubs and discotheques that can be found within the city.
Located in the northwestern part of the nation, the city of Győr plays an important role in the economy of the nation. Győr is considered to be the sixth largest metropolitan area in the entire Hungary. There are many things to see and do when visiting the city. There are a number of museums and restaurants that can keep anyone busy for days.
The city of Sopron can be found nestled along the border, where Hungary and Austria meet. The city lies along the banks of the Neusiedl Lake. The city is rich in history as all throughout one can see walls and buildings that date all the way back to the Roman Empire. There is a wealth of buildings which can be dated back to the medieval period in the city as well.
The small town of Balatonfüred can be found situated along the northernmost shorelines of Lake Balaton. It is a popular destination for those who love to go sailing on the weekend. The area is also a popular fishing spot which offers a number of excellent sport fish to catch. During the summer months, the water temperature is well above 20°C which makes swimming in the lake a pleasure.
The city of Pécs is considered to be the fifth largest in the entire country. You can find the city situated comfortably on the Mecsek Mountains slopes. The area where the city lies has been inhabited by the Celts, the Pannoni and even the Romans. As such, there are many fine sites located throughout the city to visit.
There are many fine springs located in the area that surrounds the city of Eger. For centuries people have been making their way to the thermal baths that can be found within the city. This is evident by the numerous historic buildings and castle that can be found throughout the city.
The second largest city in the whole of Hungary is that of Debrecen. The city has become well known for its flourishing music industry and colleges which are dedicated to the art of music. Some of the nation’s most successful bands were discovered within the city. Today, inspiring musicians make their way to Debrecen for their big chance to become something big.
Located on the northern shores of the Lake Balaton is where you will find the village of Tihany. The village is situated on a peninsula that shares its name. The whole area is known as a historical district as there are many ancient buildings in Tihany. The oldest of which is the Benedictine Abbey that was built back in 1055 A.D.