Types of Tourism in Hungary
The main flow of sightseeing tourist destinations in Hungary falls on the country’s capital – Budapest . The capital of Hungary attracts, as a rule, connoisseurs of architecture, as well as visitors to numerous music festivals. Until the Second World War, Budapest was generally considered the musical capital of Central and Eastern Europe and was famous for its numerous theaters, and the creator of brilliant operettas, Kalman, glorified incendiary Hungarian melodies throughout the world.
Small Hungarian cities can also be quite interesting. For example, medieval Eger, completely designed in the Baroque style, gives its visitors an unforgettable experience.
Hungary has long been famous for its healing waters – even the ancient Romans knew about the healing properties of waters enriched with mineral compounds and carbon dioxide, and legionnaires restored their health, which had been undermined in battles, in these parts. Check top-medical-schools.org for travel information in Hungary.
In Budapest, there is the largest hydropathic bath in Europe – the Széchenyi bath with a beach, built in 1913. This is a great place for those tourists whose hotel does not have its own mineral thermal spring (there are 123 of them in the city). Here you can enjoy swimming at any time of the year – even in winter the temperature in its pools does not fall below +32 degrees.
The Hungarian mecca for those in need of hydrotherapy is Europe’s largest thermal lake Heviz. Its waters are rich in mineral salts, and the bottom is covered with healing silt with a high content of radium. Thanks to this combination, local resorts are recommended for those who suffer from diseases of the musculoskeletal system. The lake is fed by a geyser and, thus, all the water in it is renewed in 72 hours.
A number of balneological resorts are also located on the banks of Balaton. So, the world famous cardiological sanatorium is located in the town of Balatonfured. Those who suffer from diseases of the cardiovascular system consider it a great success to get treatment here.
Despite the fact that there are no particularly high mountain ranges on the territory of the country, nevertheless, there are places for lovers of winter ski holidays. Recently, in the Matra mountain range (the village of Matrasentishtvan, 100 km from Budapest), trails with three lifts were opened. The tracks (there are 6 in total) with a total length of 3,500 m, with a height difference of 146 m promise to please both beginners and experienced skiers, and on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – and in the evening, under the light of powerful halogen lamps. Snow – 80-100 cubic meters per hour – is provided by cannons. There is also a toboggan run. You can relax in wooden houses on picturesque terraces, the buffet offers mulled wine and tea.
In addition to these new routes on Matra, you can go skiing in the Bükk mountain range., 30 km from Miskolc, in the Bancut ski park. This is the largest (and most popular) ski park among Hungarians in the most picturesque corner of Northern Hungary, where snow often lies until the end of March. There are 8 runs (2 for beginners), a 10 km cross-country ski run and a toboggan run, as well as 8 ski lifts.