Since its accession to the European Union on 1 May 2004, Hungary is more truly at the heart of Europe than ever before. Hungary, especially Budapest is becoming a more and more popular international conference destination. Located in Central Europe’s Carpathian Basin, Hungary has been a link in the chain connecting East and West for a thousand years, and thus Hungary is easily accessible from any point of Europe, furthermore from any place of the world. The country is bisected by the River Danube and is bordered on all sides by land, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia to the south, Austria to the west, and Slovakia to the north. The northern part of the country is hilly forming part of the Carpathian mountain chain; the western part has a varied terrain and contains the largest freshwater lake in Europe – Lake Balaton –; the eastern part of Hungary consists mainly of the Great Hungarian Plain, a low-lying area rich in plant and animal rarities. Considering economical point of view, Hungary offers quality services for reasonable and highly competitive prices.

Water Mill, Túristvándi

It will soon be clear to anyone arriving in Hungary that Hungarian hospitality is not just a cliché. Hungarians are pleased to assist visitors with directions, maps, and travel questions. Hungarians are proud of their country, open, warm-hearted. The world famous Hungarian cuisine makes the conferences more enjoyable. The cultural programmes and the special Hungarian folklore provide good opportunity for the participants.

In its more than one-thousand-year history Hungary’s own traditions have been greatly influenced by both Eastern and Western cultural heritage. The memories of the Roman Empire, the buildings created during the 150 years of Ottoman rule, the tiny churches and grandiose cathedrals of the Middle Ages, the remains of old fortresses and those magnificent palaces all bear witness to a rich and colourful history. The four royal towns, Esztergom, Székesfehérvár, Buda and Visegrád were all once capitals of the country and some of their medieval architecture still survives. Veszprém, the Town of Queens (see image), Győr, Vác and Eger are well known for their baroque town centres, while Kőszeg, which was built around a fortress and Sopron, which is protected by a stone wall remind of the more tumultuous times of Hungarian history. Szentendre and Pécs promise a Mediterranean atmosphere; Szeged and Debrecen excel in their cultural heritage.

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Map: Wikipedia
Pictures: Altagra