Rest and Relaxation
Did you know that Hungary is home to the most thermal baths anywhere in the world? There’s more than 1,300 in Budapest alone! Hungary tops the leaderboard when it comes to spas – with the world’s largest thermal lake, Lake Héviz, and Europe’s largest spa, Szechenyi Thermal Bath.
During the day, the spas and thermal baths have a relaxing atmosphere. Locals gather around floating chess boards and enjoy each other’s company. But after dark, things start to liven up! At the Lukacs Bath, there’s a mix of laser beams, trance music and steaming hot mineral-rich waters, while over at Aquaworld, you can enjoy a wave pool and 11 waterslides!
Hungary has a long list of folk traditions just waiting to be explored. In the 60s the first folk dance halls were opened in Budapest, also known as ‘dance houses’, and you can still visit authentic versions of these today.
If you’re visiting in February, you’ll get the chance to experience first hand the Buso festivities in the Hungarian town of Mohács. The festival is a celebration that brings locals together and is steeped in history. There’s also plenty of activities to get stuck into during your visit, falconry to Matyó embroidery.
Everywhere you look in Hungary there’s a beautiful building whether it’s towering churches to fascinating ruins. But with so many different influences, it feels like no two buildings are the same. There’s Roman ruins, medieval townhouses, baroque churches and art nouveau bathhouses.