Budapest, one of the most beautiful historical capitals in Europe, situated on the banks of the Danube. The architectural beauty with its monuments and buildings from neo-classic through neo-baroque to eclectic as well as unique secession is prevalent in the city. Budapest is also world famous for its artistic abundance of concerts, operas, recitals, galas and exhibitions. The warm hospitality of people, excellent food and wine reliable and frequent public transportation, vivid cultural life, rich museums attract millions of visitors every year. Visitor friendly visa policy, value-for-the-price services and goods, and pleasant climate make Hungary one of the most popular meeting venues worldwide.
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The official language of Hungary is Hungarian. Although most young people speak English, learning a few basic Hungarian terms is fun and can broad your linguistic horizon. This page gives you some basic information on the Hungarial language and helps you take the first few steps.
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The unit of currency is the Hungarian Forint (HUF), denoted as "Ft" by the Hungarians. International credit cards (AmEx, EC/MC, Visa) are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are available at the Airport and all over the city. (1 EUR is approx. 290 HUF)
Hungary is in the temperate zone, weather forecast can be checked here.
The electricity supply in Hungary is 230 V AC (50 Hz)