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This guide is divided into three parts. The first introduces Hungary's history, culture, geography and climate. The second is a region-by-region guide which sets the places of interest in their historical context. The third contains practical information and details of food, wine and leisure facilities. Although space is devoted to the most frequently visited parts of Hungary, such as Budapest, the Danube Bend and Lake Balaton, the lesser known areas are also described, such as the mountain ranges of the north with their folklore traditions, the hills of Tokaj where the famous wine is produced, the rolling landscapes of Southern Transdanubia, and the Great Plain and historic town of western more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Christopher Helm Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • maps, 60 b&w photographs, glossary, bibliography, index
  • 0747026203
  • 9780747026204

Table of contents

Part 1 Hungarian history, people and culture: Hungary today; the origins of the Hungarians; an outline of Hungarian history; rulers of Hungary; an introduction to Hungarian culture; who's who in Hungarian culture and history. Part 2 The guide: Budapest; practical information on Budapest; the Danube bend; Lake Balaton and central Transdanubia; western Hungary; southern Transdanubia; the great plain; northern Hungary. Part 3 Useful information: food and wine; Hungarian cuisine; Hungarian wine; calendar of events; activities and sports; practical information for the traveller; emergency more