Hungary advice

Travel Forums Europe Hungary advice

Last Post This thread is marked as being about Hungary
1. Posted by supernova (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

While travelling around Europe this summer, I have a choice in Hungary. We're going to Budapest, but we have to choose between either going to:

a) Lake Balaton
b) The Danube Bend

Which do you recommend, and why?

Thanks! :-)

2. Posted by danube (Full Member 63 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi Supernova,

It depends...

If You've got only a day or two to spare, than your target should be the Danube bend: easy access from Budapest (about an hour by bus or train or 4 hours by boat...), rich cultural heritage (medieval castle ruins in Visegrád, art-village and open-air skanzen of Szentendre, and the some really picturesque spot)

On the other hand, Hungarians' number one summer resort, lake Balaton is more a place for sunbathing, swimming and relaxing. Trains take You there in 3 to 4 hours from Budapest. The northern shore has the better beaches and the most of the sight (Tihany peninsula ahould be considered as a must, and then Badacsony and Balatonfüred). If You are into local traditions and folklore, You should drive yourself into the Transdanubian "mountains", only a few kilometer from the lake, but a totally different atmosphere.

What is common is that both of the areas are full of tourists (both foreign and domestic) being no.2 and no.3 target for visitors.


3. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

The Danube Bend

Szentendre is a wonderful wee town

4. Posted by supernova (Budding Member 6 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Thanks everyone.

I think we're going to do the Danube Bend, because we're doing the 'beach/resort' thing when we're on Krk earlier in our travels.

Thanks again! :-)