🇭🇺 Welcome to Hungary! 🇭🇺
The official language in Hungary is Hungarian, but English is widely spoken in tourist areas.
The currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint (HUF). It’s advisable to exchange your currency for Forints upon arrival.
Hungary is generally affordable for travelers. Prices for accommodations, meals, and transportation are reasonable compared to Western Europe.
The majority of Hungarians are Roman Catholic, followed by Protestant and Eastern Orthodox. However, Hungary is known for its religious tolerance.
Hungary operates on Central European Time (CET), UTC+1. During daylight saving time, it switches to Central European Summer Time (CEST), UTC+2.
Hungarians dress casually but take pride in their appearance. Dress modestly when visiting religious sites, but otherwise, feel free to dress comfortably.
Bargaining is not a common practice in Hungary, except in certain flea markets or antique shops. In most places, prices are fixed.
Tap water in Hungary is safe to drink and of high quality. You can confidently refill your water bottle from the tap.
The standard voltage is 230V, and the frequency is 50Hz. The plugs and sockets are of type C and F. It’s advisable to bring a universal adapter.
Most shops, attractions, and services operate during normal business hours on Fridays. Some places may have extended evening hours.
Hungary celebrates various public holidays throughout the year, including New Year’s Day, Easter Monday, and Christmas Day. Some attractions may be closed or have limited hours on these holidays.
Hungary is generally a safe country, but like any other place, it’s recommended to take basic precautions. Beware of pickpockets in crowded areas and use licensed taxis.
Smoking is prohibited in enclosed public areas, including restaurants, bars, and public transportation. There are designated smoking areas available.
Hungary experiences a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters. Spring and autumn offer pleasant weather for outdoor activities. Check the weather forecast before your visit.
Transport for tourists:
Hungary has an extensive and efficient transport system. Budapest has a reliable metro, tram, and bus network. For exploring beyond the city, consider trains or domestic flights.
Enjoy your trip to Hungary! 🌍🌞🌸