Living in Budapest
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is situated on the scenic banks of the Danube. It has a rich and bustling cultural life. Its famous museums house many permanent and temporary exhibitions of Hungarian and European cultural treasures. Large libraries, concert halls, two opera houses, more than thirty theaters, numerous movie theaters, excellent clubs, restaurants and coffee shops provide endless opportunities for spending your spare time.
Hungary in the heart of Europe
Hungarians migrated to Central Europe from the East and established a Christian kingdom more than 1000 years ago. Over its long and turbulent history, Hungary has quickly integrated into Europe, while developed and retained its own special character. It has a great cultural and educational past, and so far has given 14 Nobel Prize laureates to the world. Hungarian people traditionally appreciate different cultures and have a friendly attitude towards visitors from other nations. Today, Hungary is one of the new members of the European Union. The spectacular landscapes of the country and its numerous nature reserves with rich wildlife, many of which are on UNESCO?s 'The World's Natural and Cultural Heritage' list, the folklore and old customs, which are still alive in many places, are all interesting to visitors and residents alike. The geographic location of Hungary offers excellent possibilities to visit many nice and famous cities of other Central European countries, as well as to make ski trips to the high mountains of the Alps and Carpathians, or to enjoy the beautiful shore of the Adriatic Sea.?
(For a longer virtual tour in Hungary and in Budapest please visit the web-sites: www.panoramas.hu and www.budapest.hu )