Eastern Europe - Hungarian Landscapes -Lake Balaton - Budapest

Hungarian Landscapes - Lake Balaton - Budapest

Hungary has inherited the greater parts of the Pannonic basin a lowland located between the Alpine, Carpatic and Dinaric mountain regions. The climate is continental dry with hot summers and cold winters.

Budapest is a city of many contrasts set proudly on the banks of the river Danube. Buda, on the west bank, is an old mediaeval town standing on Castle Hill. From the Fisherman's Bastion at the top of the hill you have a wonderful view across the river to the more modern Pest bank of the city. Here you will find wide avenues, shopping streets and magnificent buildings like the Hungarian Parliament. Combine the beauty of Buda with the charm of the Pest and you have an unforgettable short break destination. There are many places to visit like the Royal Castle, Fisherman's Bastion, Citadel, City Park, Heroes Square, Opera, St.Stephen's Basilica or visit the summer palace of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I and Queen Elizabeth at Goedolo.

Lake Balaton is mainland Europe's largest fresh water lake set in the Transdanubia region. Picturesque towns are set on the shoreline of the lake as Balatonfured the oldest health spa in the area and well known for it's healing waters . The lake offers a variety of water sports or just sailing for relaxation. Harbour ferries are connecting the towns and villages across the lake. The lake is an experience to remember and for some even a holiday dream come true.

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