Hungarian cuisine is a mix of ethnic influences giving rise to a wide selection of dishes. When in Hungary one can try delicacies such as goose liver or boar. Hungary is well known for its excellent wines. One can visit the vineyards and wineries in almost all regions, head out to Somló wine region, near the ruins of a castle. Or the vineyards of the Eger and Mátraalja that stretch along the romantic foothills of the Mátra and Bükk mountains.
Hungary, known for its natural spring thermal water and spas can be found everywhere. Visit Héviz, which is an enchanting spa resort or Bük, and Gyula located in Budapest. Budapest, the Hungarian capital, is an interesting mix of different architectural styles, from Turkish baths, Gothic and Baroque buildings to medieval churches. Budapest has a variety of restaurants and cafes all over the city.
Head out to one of the old cozy café’s to unwind and try out the legendary Gundel pancakes with chocolate rum sauce. Visit Café Gerbeaud known for its finest range of pastries. Or Ruszwurm, one of the oldest cafes in Budapest, located in the Castle Hill district of Buda. Café Angelika is a beautiful warm and cozy café with neo-Baroque furnishings and stained-glass windows.
Visit Hax'n Király, a Bavarian Restaurant in Budapest that serves authentic German cuisine. Try out the cheese dumplings or just get comfortable with a pint of beer. Le Jardin de Paris a, French restaurant located near the French Institute in Buda, is a quiet place, try out Jardin de Paris signature pancakes. Zorbas Taverna, a popular tavern has a good range of sea-food, lamb and pork dishes.
When in Budapest, One can visit the winding streets on Castle Hill, where the medieval character of Buda has been preserved as well as the Royal Palace in Baroque style. Head down to, The Budapest Historical Museum or The Museum of Applied Arts with its rich collection.
Shopping is fun in Budapest one can go to The Castle District to buy antiques or The Ecseri Flea Market for an unusual souvenir to take home such as ceramics, hand painted porcelain, or crystal and Halas lace.
The charming old Jewish quarter is where The Jewish Museum is located that has one of the most outstanding Judaic collections. Stop for some pastry treats at one of the several kosher restaurants and cafés.