Previously part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Hungary is a small country in Central Europe, best known for its capital, Budapest. Founded over a thousand years ago, Budapest is an elegant city, its skyline adorned with castles, palaces and spires, and its food and wine scene is among the best in Europe.
Outside of Budapest, there are many places of interest to visit. Explore the picturesque towns, relax at Lake Balaton and go hiking in the Mátra Mountains. The Hortobágy National Park is also worth a visit and is home to many animals including wild boars, red deer, and European bison.