Synopses & Reviews
A comprehensive guide to the country, with a strong focus on the natural, historical, and cultural aspects that are distinctive features of the Bradt series. Budapest--one of the world's most romantic cities--is covered in detail, including a walk through the cobbled streets of Buda's Castle District, shopping and eating in Pest's downtown, and boating or ice-skating in City Park. The book also features the manifold highlights beyond the country's capital, such as the hilltop Benedictine monastery of Pannonhalma, the wondrous stalactite formations at the Aggtelek caves, the famous Hortobágy National Park, the valley wine cellars in Eger, and the puszta horse shows of the Great Plain. Here, too, is the practical information needed for a fulfilling and trouble-free trip, from public transportation and accommodations to sports, customs, and festivals.
This guide features:
>Historical, cultural, and architectural heritage of Hungary, including churches, castles, and country mansions
>Horse riding, wine tasting, hiking, cycling, sailing, and wakeboarding
>Numerous thermal spas and baths
>Horse shows, traditional dancing, gypsy music
>Detailed coverage of Budapest and Lake Balaton, plus Hungary's nine national parks
Romantic Budapest floats with the cream of world capitals, an established tourist "must-see." But Hungary has oodles more besides. Here are forested mountains and rolling "puszta" plains, peasant villages and pretty Baroque towns, whip-cracking cowboys and bathers dozing in thermal pools.
Hungary: The Bradt Travel Guide provides all the information you'll need for a short stay or a longer tour. Go hiking in the Mátra Hills, wine tasting in the Eger valley, horse-riding in the Great Plain, nosing in the museums of Pécs, splashing in central Europe's largest lake - or goulash-slurping at a pavement cafe as the sun sets over Sopron. Whatever your passion, Hungary has it covered.
*Hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs
*All the wildlife highlights and national parks
*Hiking, horse-riding and cycling
*Thermal baths and bathing etiquette
*Wine tasting--and a tour of the Tokaj region
*History, politics and culture
*60 detailed maps
About the Author
is the senior editor at Bradt Travel Guides, and first visited Hungary during the 1990s.
Jo Scotchmer has contributed to a number of national magazines in her capacity as a freelance journalist. They both recently spent six months exploring Hungary's nooks and crannies.
Table of Contents
(1) Background Information (2) Practical Information (3) Budapest (4) Around Budapest and the Danube Bend (5) Northern Uplands (6) Northern Great Plain (7) Southern Great Plain (8) Southern Transdanubia (9) Central and Western Transdanubia (10) Lake Balaton (11) Language (12) Further Reading