Hungary is considered one of the most visited destinations in Eastern Europe, and its capital Budapest is considered one of the most beautiful European cities. Hungary is also known for its UNESCO biosphere reserves, the second largest thermal lake in the world - Hévíz, the largest lake in Central Europe - Lake Balaton. Hungary is located in the Carpathian Basin. Its two longest rivers are the Danube and the Tisza, and they divide Hungary into three parts: Transdanubia - west of the Danube, the plain between the Danube and Tisza rivers and the Trans-Tisza region - the area east of the Tisza. Hungary has no mountains but hills instead that rarely exceed an altitude of 1,000 meters. The famous Lake Balaton covers an area of 598 km2 and is one of the most important tourist attractions in the country. The average depth of the lake is two to three meters, so during summer the water is extremely warm and suitable for swimming. Hungary is adorned with national parks that provide protection for many species of animals and birds.
The capital of Hungary, Budapest, is a city that seduces at first sight. To get to know this city, it is necessary to wander through it. It stretches along the banks of the beautiful blue Danube and lies on a total of 9 bridges. The right side of the Danube is called Budim and it is hilly, and on the left side, in the lowland part, Pest is located. The symbol of Budapest is the Parliament building, an imposing building that is reflected in the Danube, and which adorns the most important Chain Bridge in the immediate vicinity. The three cities created Budapest, Buda, Obuda and Pest, in 1873. After Vienna and Bratislava, Budapest is the third city to develop along the Danube. This wonderful city is made up of a large number of tourist attractions. The Fisherman's Bastion is just one of the attractions that make this city magnificent. The seven towers represent the seven Hungarian founders of the state and the city. With about two million inhabitants, Budapest is a significant cultural, administrative, economic and trade center of Hungary. A very rich history with cultural treasures makes Budapest one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.