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National holiday:
March 15th, Revolution Memorial Day

Hungary is in the middle of Europe. Slovakia is located in the north of the country. In the east Hungary borders with Ukraine and Romania. In the south lie Serbia, Montenegro and Croatia. And in the west, too, Hungary has two neighboring countries: Slovenia and Austria. The capital is called Budapest and the Danube flows through it. The chain bridge, which connects the districts of Buda and Pest, the magnificent baths and the subway, which is one of the oldest in the world and still runs today, are famous.

A country with a lot of history

Hungary has a long and very eventful history. Under King Stefan the country became Christian in the year 1000. To this day, the “Stefanskrone” reminds of the great king. 500 years later, Hungary came under the rule of the Muslim Turks. In the 19th century it became part of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. After the Second World War, like all Eastern European countries, it came under communist rule.

Democracy at risk

Until 1989 the Soviet Union had Hungary under its control. For the people in Hungary there was no freedom and no chance to leave their country. The "Iron Curtain" separated Hungary from the western states. But on October 23, 1989, that changed. The Hungarians opened their borders to the west and proclaimed the Republic of Hungary. Hungary has been part of the European Union (EU) since May 2004. In recent years, however, many people in Europe have been very worried about democracy in Hungary. A nationalist government has begun to restrict freedom of expression and the separation of powers. The European Union is committed to ensuring that the democratic rights in Hungary remain valid.

Polite people

Hungarians find polite manners very important. Holding doors, vacating seats on the bus, apologizing and thanking is a matter of course for Hungarians in everyday life. Older people are sometimes still greeted with a kiss on the hand.

rivers and lakes

Even if Hungary is not by the sea, you can swim there very well - there is plenty of water: Huge lakes and large rivers such as the Danube are ideal for paddling. The Danube also divides the country into two halves - a mountainous part and a very flat part. The flat part is called Puszta and the hilly Transdanubia.

Goulash and csardas

In Budapest, the capital of Hungary, you should definitely go to a restaurant and try the typical Hungarian goulash with lots of onions and peppers. Hot, but very tasty! The music in Hungary is often fiery and spirited, but sometimes also very wistful and full of longing. The national dance of Hungarians is called Csardas, a dance that sounds just as fast as its name. Many famous composers have written music in the Hungarian style, for example Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt or Johannes Brahms.