Hungary

Saunas, soaking and chess: Hungary's best spas

Saunas, soaking and chess: Hungary's best spas

With hundreds of springs feeding baths, lakes and pools, spas aren't a luxury but a way of life
Underground Budapest: Caverns, churches and Cold War bunkers

Underground Budapest: Caverns, churches and Cold War bunkers

The Hungarian capital's curvy hills hide a labyrinthine network of nearly 200 caves
Debrecen, Hungary: Heavy metal, classic architecture, huge sausages

Debrecen, Hungary: Heavy metal, classic architecture, huge sausages

Often overshadowed by Budapest, Hungary's backup capital rocks its own cosmopolitan style
Hungary's 'Wild East': Exotic cowboys, exotic livestock

Hungary's 'Wild East': Exotic cowboys, exotic livestock

Stock herders and csikos horsemen -- Hungarian cowboys -- corral unusual beasts in Europe's largest natural grassland
Caffeine kicks: Budapest's battling coffee houses

Caffeine kicks: Budapest's battling coffee houses

Hungarian capital's taste for new wave roasts challenges traditional coffee culture
100% Vampire-proof: Hungary's best wine cellars

100% Vampire-proof: Hungary's best wine cellars

Eger's "bull's blood" vintages are said to offer supernatural powers. They also go well with pancakes
Record-breaking Lego tower built in Hungary

Record-breaking Lego tower built in Hungary

Toy brick structure reaches 34.76 meters over Hungarian capital to beat previous record holder
Basement breakout: Budapest's escape games go global

Basement breakout: Budapest's escape games go global

Visitors to the Hungarian capital are paying to be locked in its cold, damp cellars. Here's why
Balaton basics: 5-minute guide to Hungary’s Lake Balaton

Balaton basics: 5-minute guide to Hungary’s Lake Balaton

Where to stay and how to play in Hungary’s most popular outdoor destination
Is this Europe's most interesting zoo?

Is this Europe's most interesting zoo?

You've seen elephants, hippos and bears, but never in a setting like the Budapest Zoo
Narrow-gauge nirvana on Hungary’s Lilliputian locomotives

Narrow-gauge nirvana on Hungary’s Lilliputian locomotives

They’re no bullet trains but these ambling “little railways” are a smart way to get out of Budapest
Üdvözöljük to Hungarian, one of Europe’s most curious languages

Üdvözöljük to Hungarian, one of Europe’s most curious languages

"It’s like singing," says one fan who can’t speak a word of it
Buda vs. Pest: One city, two personalities

Buda vs. Pest: One city, two personalities

Luckily the Hungarian capital just managed to avoid being called 'Pestbuda'
Paprika: A primer on Hungary's spicy obsession

Paprika: A primer on Hungary's spicy obsession

Want to understand Hungarians? Get to know their favorite ingredient
8 must-see Budapest buildings

8 must-see Budapest buildings

"Paris of the East"? The grand old dame on the Danube needs no such comparison
Guide to Hungary's signature dishes

Guide to Hungary's signature dishes

Hungarian food is abundant and cheap, making this the last place you should try to diet
11 things to know before visiting Hungary

11 things to know before visiting Hungary

The land of Nobel prize recipients and Olympic champions is awash in smart superlatives. Here are the essentials
Insider Guide: Best of Budapest

Insider Guide: Best of Budapest

More than just the merger of Buda and Pest, the Pearl of the Danube is also the cultural crossroads of Europe's east and west
Budapest's best ‘ruin bars’

Budapest's best ‘ruin bars’

How derelict industrial spaces became hip Hungarian watering holes
Why misers should head for Budapest

Why misers should head for Budapest

A thin wallet needn't stall your wanderlust. A recent survey picks out the best value cities in Europe