Hungary Travel Tips

In addition to the Hungarian language, many Hungarians know one of the foreign languages – English, German or Russian.

According to THEDRESSWIZARD, the best Hungarian souvenirs are ceramics, wooden dolls, woolen goods, embroidery and porcelain from Herend and Kalocs. Export of purchases is allowed for an amount not exceeding $50.

In Hungary, tips are paid to doctors, waiters, hairdressers and taxi drivers (about 10%). In a restaurant, tips are paid immediately upon receipt of the bill. Never leave money on the table.

Foreigners in Hungary are entitled to receive free first aid and emergency medical care, but only in cases where delay in its provision may, in all likelihood, lead to a threat to the life of the patient or serious consequences for his health; as well as when the symptoms (unconsciousness, bleeding, etc.), manifested as a result of an accident or for another reason, require urgent medical attention. In other cases, medical services must be paid according to the tariffs established by medical institutions.

Hungary: Money and currency of Hungary

The national currency of Hungary is the forint, divided into 100 fillers. In the very center of the city and in the Castle Quarter, currency exchange offices are open on Saturday and Sunday. In addition, in most hotels you can exchange money around the clock, and on weekdays this can also be done at tourist offices. During non-working hours in the capital and major cities, you can use exchange ATMs and ATMs to receive forints in cash.

The Hungarian National Bank is open from Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 14:00; commercial banks are open from Monday to Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00, on Fridays from 8:00 to 13:00. On Saturdays all banks are closed .

Hungary: Cuisine of Hungary

Typical dishes of Hungarian cuisine are prepared, as a rule, using red ground paprika, onions, tomatoes and green sweet peppers. The most common meat is pork, and the most popular vegetable is cabbage. Goose liver pate and chicken paprikash are considered delicacies.

Hungarian goulash is beef soup with onions and potatoes. Fisherman’s soup – assorted boiled fish with tomatoes, green peppers and paprika. As a side dish for fish dishes, noodles with cheese and bacon are served here. Soft Hungarian cheese is a mixture of sheep’s cheese with paprika.

Strudel is a layer cake with apples, cherries, cabbage or cheese. For vegetarians – hot cheese, fried mushrooms, mushroom soup or fruit soup. A special kind of pancakes is prepared with cheese, champignons, nuts or poppy seeds.

Among flour products popular are noodles with cottage cheese, sour cream and cracklings (“turosh chusa”); “retesh” – thin toast roll with apple, cherry, poppy seed and other fillings; biscuit-chocolate dessert with whipped cream “Shomloi dumpling”.

Brands of Hungarian beer: “Dreer”, “Aranasok”, “Kebanyai”, “Soproni”, “Stove Salon”, “Bak” (velvet) and others. Along with the most famous Hungarian sparkling wine “Törpey”, there are many other brands of this drink on sale. The most famous of Hungarian wines is Tokay.

Hungary: Culture of Hungary

67% of the population of Hungary are Catholics, 25% are Protestants (mainly Lutherans and Calvinists).

Public holidays:

  • St. Stephen’s Day (king, founder of the Hungarian state) – August 20
  • Day of National Liberation Struggle and Revolution – March 15
  • Day of the revolution of 1956 and the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary (1989) – October 23

In addition, numerous music, theater, dance festivals and flower carnivals take place in Hungary almost continuously. The bath culture in Hungary has a two-thousand-year tradition.

In fact, the whole country is a huge, comfortable balneological resort. During the time of the Romans, bathing culture reached an unprecedented flowering here, which is confirmed by the excavations of Aquincum, a Roman city on the territory of Budapest. Although the Turkish occupation of Hungary in the 16th century caused great damage to the country, the bathing culture did not suffer. Moreover, the Turks – also great admirers of the baths – built new ones, which were highly appreciated by their contemporaries.

Hungary Travel Tips