Hungary holidays guide, useful information for travel and tourism

Guide Hungary, information on things to know before leaving for vacation in the territory of this state in Eastern Europe.

Hungary in brief

  • Capital: Budapest
  • Surface area in square kilometers: 93 036
  • Population: 10.3 million (first half 2001)
  • Religion: Catholic with minorities of Protestants, atheists and Jews undeclared

Where is Hungary

Hungary, was in Eastern Europe, bordered to the north with the Republic of Slovakia, northeast with Ukraine, to the east with Romania, to the south and southwest with Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, west with Austria. flag hungary More than half of the territory of Hungary is flat, the mountains are not very high, the highest mountain is the Kékes, (1,014 m.) In Matra Mountains. Along the northern border, east of the Danube extends a mountainous area that includes the mountains Matra and Bükk mountains. The Danube runs through Hungary from north to south, dividing it into two sections: the eastern part of the Danube, known as the great plain, and the western part called Transdanubia. The great plain is a large area of ​​which includes the Hungarian Puszta, the charming Hungarian steppe. In the region of Transdanubia is present in the north west a flat area called Little Alfold and from north to south is the chain of Bakony, Lake Balaton and isolated, the Mecsek Mountains.


The Danube runs through Hungary from north to south, passing from Budapest and is navigable for almost the entire year. More important is the Tisza river that runs almost parallel to the Danube. On the border with Austria is Lake Neusiedl (Ferto). Lake Balaton (the sea of ​​Hungarians) is the largest lake in Central Europe, and is surrounded by tourist resorts and spas

Climate Hungary

The climate of Hungary has continental features with cold winters and hot summers. In winter the cold comes mainly from Russia. In summer the influence dell’anticiclone sub-tropical and the distance from the sea can sometimes drive up temperatures creating a feeling of stuffiness.


The population of Hungary is composed of Hungarian and Roma minorities, Germans, Slovaks and Romanians.

Time zone

The time in Hungary is the same as Italian throughout the year.

Spoken language

The official language is Hungarian in Hungary, (belongs to the Finno-Ugric group of languages).


Hungary, since 2004 is part of the European Union. Currently the Hungarian government is doing a policy entry of the Euro in the country. The national income comes mostly from the service sector (financial assets, real estate, economic services, Community services, tourism). And ‘this the metallurgical industry, chemical, construction, food and production of engines for automobiles. In agriculture cropland cover a good part of the territory with crops of cereals, sugar beet, barley, potatoes, sunflower, rye and peppers (paprika). Significant also viticulture (wine Tokaj) and the breeding of cattle, pigs, sheep.

When you go to Hungary

The preferred months for a trip to Hungary from April to October.

Documents required travel Hungary

Italian citizens to enter Hungary need a valid identity card or passport for foreign travel. The country is part of the European Union and adheres to the Schengen Agreement.


The international dialing code for calls to Hungary: 0036


The nominal voltage of electric current is 220 volts 50 hertz.

Money and credit cards

The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (Forint). The use of credit cards and the ability to make ATM withdrawals are emerging with time.