100 places to visit in Hungary



Below find the most interesting places in Hungary, included many truly fascinating places.

These categories can help what you looking for:

History – Unique historical values
Unesco World Heritage site
City above 50,000 inhabitants
Thermal Bath
Lake – interesting bigger sized, touristically important lake, or river
Castle, fortress, bigger temple
Natural values, landscape, flora, fauna
Village tourism
Wine growing area
University – cities with universities or college

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1. Budapest

is a very popular city in Europe always packed with tourists in Summer,in Winter, Autumn, Spring alike. Rich in Natural, Cultural, Historical, and Architectural values. Famous for it’s Spas, the World Heritage Danube bank and Buda castle district, Europe’s biggest Parliament building, first underground railway in continental Europe, largest Synagogue, largest Spa in Europe, 90 museums, Roman era ruins, Green hill areas, beautiful islands.

Art, History, Unesco World Heritage site, Thermal bath, Castle, Natural values, University

2. Lake Balaton

a, Siofok is a very popular place next to the Balaton with it’s “Golden” “Silver” and etc beaches. Perhaps the most popular place next to the Balaton, usual place for summer parties and concerts organised by Coca Cola beach.

Siofok, Hungary

Lake, Natural values, Wine growing area, History, Castle

b, Tihany

is a very unique place next to the Lake Balaton. Here at Tihany peninsula is the shortest distance between the two shores of the Lake (5,2 km). The forest covered peninsula is a protected area together with the “external” lake with unique wildlife and vulcanic structures. In Tihany an old Monastery (founded in 1055) can be found together with several very nice restaurants. One of the most beautiful place in Hungary. At the side of the peninsula the unique Sajkod beach can be found at the connection of the forest and the Lake Balaton.

Lake, Natural values, History

c, Heviz is one of the most popular city with its hot water lake, not far from Lake Balaton.

Lake, Natural values

d, Keszthely

sometimes called the “capital of the Balaton”. Situated at the West part of the Lake. Famous of the Festetics castle, the puppet museum and the Georgikon the first Agricultural Upper Level School in Hungary.

Castle, Lake, Natural values, History

e. Fonyod (Fonyód) can be found at the Southwest shore of the Lake Balaton. Fonyod has several beaches, a viewpoint on a small hill, huge green area next to the city (Nagy berek), a beautiful park with a view on the North shore basalt hills, regular boat access to Badacsony. Fonyod one of the finest places next to the Lake Balaton.

Lake, Natural values

read more about Lake Balaton here

3. Visegrad

Visegrad, Hungary
is one of the “Pearls” of Hungary. Usual place for Kings, Governors and Politicians. Beautiful nature, Castle on the hill, Royal Castle, Spa hotel, nice surrounding, view on almost the whole Danube bend. read more about Visegrad here

Castle, History, Natural values

4. Sopron

is a very nice historical city in West Hungary, one of the most popular. Famous for several reasons: Beautiful surrounding, nice hills, and green areas, very nice restaurants, historical buildings, very nice atmosphere, easily can spend a week here. Lake Ferto is also very close.
read more about Sopron here

History, Natural values, University

5. Pecs (Pécs)

is one of the Hungary’s most interesting places. Located in the Southern Mecsek hills, the city has a nice “mediterranean atmosphere”. The Turkish has great impact on a city where several buildings remains from the Turkish era. Ancient Cristian Tombs also can be found here as part of Unesco World Heritage sites in Hungary. Pecs has a zoo and the viewpoint on a hill in nice surrounding. Around Pecs there are also some very beautiful places: Sikonda, Mare valley, lake Orfu (Orfű), Abaliget where a cave can be seen.
read more about Pecs here

History, Art, Natural values, Unesco World Heritage, University

6. Eger

is historical city of Hungary, here the small Hungarian defender team in the fortress stops the huge Turkish army for very long time. Part of the City is famous about the vine cellars can be found here, a newly built spa, historical buildings: fortress, tower, etc can be seen here. read more about Eger here

Castle, History, Natural values, Thermal bath, Wine growing area, University

7. Gyor

is a very nice well balanced city in Northwest Hungary. A University, a nice Spa, 4 rivers can be found here. All Audi engines fabricated here for a Famous German Automobile Company.

Thermal bath, River, Natural values, University

8. Szeged

is located at Southeast of Hungary. Szeged is the capital of the Hungarian paprika and Pick Salami. Even a Paprika and Pick museum can be found here. A very nice, shiny town next to Tisza river, second biggest river in Hungary. Szeged has been flooded in 1879, and several European towns help Szeged to rebuild the city after the flood. Some streets has been named after the helping European cities. read more about Szeged here

River, Natural values, University

9. Gyula

is a very nice, quiet Spa city with a Brick Castle at the South-East far corner of Hungary. Perfect place for forget the noisy workdays.

Castle, Thermal bath, Natural values

10. Sarvar

is an interesting spa city in West part of Hungary at the banks of the Raba river, with a nice Castle, and lots of forest around. read more about Sarvar here

Castle, River, Thermal bath, Natural values, Forest

11. Tokai or Tokaj

is a very nice place in East North Hungary famous for it’s wines and special microclimate. read more about Tokaj here

Wine growing area, River, Natural values

12. Szentendre

is a pictoresque town near Budapest the “city of painters” at the banks of the Danube and at the foot of the Pilis hills. Nice restaurants, fair, paint exhibitions, village museum. Budapest suburb train goes until Szentendre.
read more about Szentendre here

Art, River, History, Village tourism

13. Lillafüred

is one of the most beautiful place in Hungary. Situated in the Northern hills, a beautiful Hamori lake, two caves, a Castle hotel, fountains, natural beauty.
read more about Lillafured here

Castle, Lake, Forest, Cave

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14. Csesznek

is small place in the heart of Bakony hills. The whole area is a very nice hill/forest area with lots of wild animals, horse riding possibility, a beautiful Cuha Spring valley with a train.


Castle, Natural values, Forest

15. Miskolctapolca

is an interesting place near Lillafured with a Cave spa unique even in Europe.

Cave, Thermal bath, Natural values

16. Aggtelek

is also an interesting place in the Northern hills where one of Hungary’s longest cave system can be found. In the Mill building on Josva spring the World’s biggest book can be seen (4,18×3,77m, 1420kg).

Unesco World heritage site, Cave, Natural values

17. Lakitelek

is a very interesting place in Eastern Hungary. A beautiful Tisza river backwater can be found here with an Open bath and very nice surrounding. Very popular and unique place among Hungarians.

Lakitelek, Hungary

River, Natural values, Thermal bath

18. Esztergom

is very nice place in Danube bend located just 10-20 km from Visegrad. A 100m height Cathedral, nice Danube bank, historical surrounding, nice restaurants can be find here. Maria Valeria bridge connects the city with Slovakia.

History, River, Natural values, Thermal bath (was closed)

19. Szilvasvarad

is a very nice place near Eger in the Bukk hills, with a beautiful fountain in the famous Szalajka valley, several caves, nice lakes, beautiful forests.

Natural values, cave, forest

20. Tiszafured

is a very nice place at the shore of Lake Tisza. Lot’s of natural values can be seen here together with several other tourist attractions.

River, Natural values, village tourism

21. Pannonhalma

Pannonhalma, Hungary is the location of the 1000 year old Monastery. The Monastery has built on a small hill. Pannonhalma is an Unesco World Heritage site in Hungary. Pannonhalma gives home to a school, and there is an arboretum next to the Monastery. The natural values of the area are also significant. At the bottom of the hill a fishing lake can be found.

Unesco World Heritage, History, Natural values, Village tourism, Wine growing

22. Zebegeny

can be found at the North part of the Danube bend. Very nice place between the picturesque Danube bend and the Northern hills.

River, Natural values, Hill

23. Galyatető

is beautiful place in the Northern hills. The settlement located at one of the highest place of the Matra hills covered with forest.

Galyateto, Hungary

Natural values, hill, forest

24. Hortobagy (Hortobágy)

is a unique place in Hungary. Also a World Heritage site the biggest “Puszta” or Plain of this kind in Europe. A famous 9 hole bridge and the unique Bird Hospital can be found at the centre of the Area also named Hortobagy. The Hortobagy National Park is the first Protected area in Hungary founded in 1973.

Unesco World Heritage, Natural values, Lake

25. Lake Tisza

is Hungary’s second biggest river, the Hungarian river length is 597 km. At Kiskore a Lake Tisza has been formed as a 127 km2 lake, with huge natural values, and rich wildlife.

Lake, natural values

26. Gemenc forest

is the biggest forest in Central Europe next to the Danube River. Situated at the South Part of Hungary and continuing in Croatia.

river, natural values

27. Komarom

is a nice historic city of West Hungary. In Komarom a complex fortress system has been built. Komarom was a scene of the Hungarian revolution in 1848 as well. Komarom has a city in the Slovakia and the Hungarian side of the Danube as well with the same name (in different languages). A spa also can be found in the city.

fortress, thermal bath

28. Őrség

is a beautiful green area with lovely villages at the bottom of the Alps next to Austrian and Slovanian border.

village tourism, natural values

29. Tata

is the city of waters, with several lakes including the famous ‘old lake’, which is a place of thousands of migrating birds every year. At the bank of the Lake a Castle can be found.

30. Kékestető

is the highest point of Hungary with its 1014m height above see level, located in the Matra hills, where sometimes in winter very tame birds and Moufflons can be find.

31. Mátraháza

is a beautiful picturesque place at the Matra hills, with its pine trees.

32. Szigliget

is an interesting place next to Lake Balaton with its fortress, see below. A nice castle with a beautiful garden park also can be find here, maintained by artists.

Szigliget, Hungary

33. Debrecen

is a second biggest city of Hungary with a nice mediterranean style spa, zoo, universities, the famous “Big forest”, lots of Museums and interesting buildings, usual place for the annual flower festival.

34. Lake Velence

is a ‘small Lake Balaton’ more near to Budapest. A Lake’s South shore is a tradition beach area.

35. Orfu

is located near Pecs not far from Mecsek hills. A beautiful, picturesque lake can be found here.

36. Balatonfured

is one of the bigger city next to Balaton a usual home for Anna ball.

37. Koszeg

is pictureque place with a fortress next to Austrian border.

38. Buk

is a famous spa city next to Austrian border.

39. Zalakaros

is famous transdanubian spa city in the South.

40. Hajduszoboszlo

is famous spa city near to Hortobagy at the East part of the country.

Sarvar, Hungary

41 Uppony

is an interesting place in the Northern hills next to a reservoir in beautiful surrounding.

42. Sárospatak

is a historic town at the Eastern corner of Hungary near Zemplen hills, a unique part of Hungary.

43. Parádsasvár

is a beautiful place at the Matra hills with a beautiful hotel.

44. Paradfurdo

is a nice place at the bottom of Matra hills, start of many tourist routes in the Matra hills with a unique wildlife.

45. Sirok

is an interesting place at the Northern hills with a unique lake.

46. Noszvaj

is an interesting village in the bottom of Bukk hills.

47. Zirc

is the ‘capital of Bakony hills’ with a unique Arboretum located on the Cuha spring.

48. Harkany

is a famous spa city in the South part of Hungary.

49. Hollókő

is a unique Unesco World Heritage village in North Hungary.

50. Szarvas

is an interesting city in East Hungary with a unique arboretum, a spa, and beautiful Koros river backwater.

51. Vargesztes

is an interesting place next to Bakony hills, usual place for hikers, a Fortress, lake, Park with spa and wooden houses can be found here.

52. Fertod

is an interesting place next to Lake Ferto with an Esterhazy castle built in Baroque style.

53. Szigetvar

is a very unique place at South Hungary. Famous for it’s historical Fortress and a newly built Spa.

54. Barcs

is an interesting city in the South with a newly built Spa, Drava river and lots of Green forest at the surrounding areas. Mainly for nature lovers.

55. Veszprem

is city of Queens is a very nice city not far from Lake Balaton.

56. Holloko

Holloko is a small village in North Hungary. It is a Unesco World Heritage site, the only one this kind (old authentique village).

57. Gödöllő

is an interesting town near Budapest, where former governor Elisabeth’s castle can be found.

58. Boldogkovaralja

is a very nice place in the Nothers hills with a unique Castle.

59. Szilvasvarad

is is also a very beautiful place in the Northern hills not far from Eger.

60. Kospallag

is a nice village in the Borzsony hills, rich in natural values and beautiful landscapes.

61. Morahalom

is an interesting city in the South with a Spa specialized for Families with kids, the surrounding area has several protected area with water birds and buffalos.

62. Kiskunhalas

is a city in the Great Plain with a popular Spa, and a very nice restaurant.

63. Baja

is an interesting “fishing city” at South next to the Danube. Here they make their special fish soup. Recommended for nature fans, fishermen, people like water sports.

64. Abadszalok

is a very interesting place next to Lake Tisza. Mainly in summer.

65. Velence

is a popular beach next to Lake Velencei

66. Agard

is also a popular beach next to Lake Velencei. In Agard a Spa and a camping also can be found.

67. Gardony

is a city next to Lake Velencei between Agard and Velence.

68. Csopak

is one of the most popular beach next to Lake Balaton.

69. Badacsony

is a very nice place at the North shore of Lake Balaton famous for it’s wines, basalth hills, and nearby botanical garden.

70. Lake Szelidi

in Kiskunsag area is also very popular target in summer.

71. Balatonlelle

is a very popular beach in South shore of Lake Balaton.

72. Kehidakustany

is a very popular Spa city in Hungary.

73. Gyoparosfurdo

is also a Spa city in the Great Plain.
read more about Gyoparosfurdo here

74. Balloszog

is also an interesting place in the Great plain also called Silverado. Usual meeting place for horsemen.

75. Satoraljaujhely

Satoraljaujhely is located in the far Northeast corner of Hungary with lots of beautiful forests. In Satoraljaujhely there is a new long Chairlift accross the forests.

76. Sarospatak

is a very nice city at the Northeast part of the country with a castle next to the picturesque Bodrog river.

77. Balatongyorok

is a very nice place next to Lake Balaton with a beautiful view on the surrounding hills and areas.

78. Alsoors

is a very nice place next to Lake Balaton usual host for the annual Harley Davidson festival.

79. Berekfurdo

is a very nice quiet Spa place next to Hortobagy area with rich wildlife.

80. Szalafo

is a very nice village in Orseg area next to Austrian and Slovenian border.

81. Poroszlo

is a very popular tourist target next to Lake Tisza with lots of natural values.

82. Nagyhuta

is a very interesting place in the Zemplen hills area with a Castle hotel.

83. Rackeve

is also a very interesting town next to Soroksari Danube branch South from Budapest.

84. Oriszentpeter

Oriszentpeter is the center of the popular Orseg area. The Zala river which is a main water supply of Lake Balaton is crossing the settlement. Oriszentpeter is small settlement with lots of natural and traditional values in the West part of Hungary. Friendly people, old lifestyle, natural beauty, healthy foods. There is a unique old Temple here as well.

85. Szalafo

Szalafo is where the River Zala is originated, the settlement is just next to Oriszentpeter. This is also a very popular place in Orseg area. There are some very nice natural farms here where the visitors can join to the everyday works. The national park also has a visitor area with old houses where they show and explain how the people lived in this area.

86. Magyarszombatfa
87. Velemer
88. Hegyhatszentjakab
89. Fuzer

In Fuzer there is a Castle on a steep rock in which they hided the Hungarian Crown in the 16th century.

90. Fenyofo

Fenyofo is the heart of the Bakony forest area. Only 100 people live in the village, but many natural values and the highest peaks (709m is the highest) of Bakony hills can be found around.

91. Vac

Vac is a beautiful city in the Danube bend. Unlike other popular cities in this region (Visegrad, Esztergom, Szentendre) it is located in the left side of the River Danube.

92. Bakonybel

Bakonybel is located in the Beautiful Bakony hills and forest area. Bakonybel is located in the center of the beautiful green area, surrounded with fully forested hills.

93. Kekesteto

Kekesteto is the highest point in Hungary with it’s 1015m height in the Matra hills.

94. Matrafured
95. Egerszalok

Egerszalok is famous about the salt hill and the Spa hotel. The surrounding is very nice as well, natural forests belongs to the national park.

96. Demjen

is spa village 6km from Eger. A popular place, Egerszalok is also very close. Currently they opened a new Cave spa area.

97. Szatmarcseke

This settlement in the far East corner of Hungary famous about the boat shaped headstones in the old cementery. There are different ideas why these woods has this shape, some think they pass the river of life and death on a boat, or people in this place use boats o lot.

98. Turistvandi

Turistvandi is famous about natural values and the old watermill in the small settlement in the far East corner of Hungary.

99. Bogács

Bogacs is famous spa settlement in North Hungary.

100. Berekfürdő

Berekfurdo is located in the Great Plain or in the “Puszta” in East Hungary under the Hortobagy area. There is a big spa and two lakes with interesting wildlife, and very quiet and peaceful surrounding.

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