When Nobel Prize winner Enrico Fermi was asked if he believed in extra-terrestrials (ET), he replied:
"They are among us, but they call themselves Hungarians"
Hungary is the country:
And there is something else that keeps bringing visitors back to us - the legendary Hungarian hospitality.
Perhaps one of the world’s most beautiful cities, Budapest enjoys not only a spectacularly advantageous natural location, but also an atmosphere combining the exotic with the sophisticated and the cosmopolitan with the uniquely Hungarian. Budapest will surprise you at every corner. This is due to the fact that this city of 1.8 million people stands for a lot more than purely being the capital of Hungary. It is a grand icon of the past and a modern metropolis, a treasure-trove filled with over 2000 years of history mixed with an array of cultures and riveting events
Population: 10 million people
Language spoken: Hungarian
Member of the European Union since 2004
Time zone: Local time - GMT + 1 hour. Summer time from early March to late October (GMT + 2 hours).
Climate: Continental, hot in Summer, cold in winter when temperature falls below freezing point. From Spring to Fall, approx. 10 hours of sunshine may be expected daily. Differences in the temperature of the four seasons are quite large. December, January and February are the coldest, July and August the hottest months.
Airport & Visa info:
Electrical plugs: Electrical current is 220 volts, 50 Hz. European-style two-pin plugs are standard.
Health & Safety:
No vaccinations are required for travel to Hungary. Tap water is safe to drink A reciprocal health agreement with countries of the EU provides nationals with free emergency health care on presentation of a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Insurance: Health and luggage insurance is recommended. Normal precautions against petty crime should be taken.
Shop Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 / 20:00 h
Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00 / 20:00 h