"Gives the inside track on everything from the best place to go for a thermal bath in Budapest to the star attractions on the shores of Lake Balaton." Independent on Sunday "The Bradt Guide to Hungary is simply a pleasure to read as there is something amusing on almost every page. It is crammed to bursting point with facts, figures, anecdotes and minutiae on Hungarian life. Even the most clued-up locals will find many things they didn't know within its pages. This is the first guide published outside Hungary that really depicts the country as the locals see it. "Budapest Times "Authors Phillips and Scotchmer have gathered an enormous amount of information about sights worth seeing in the country, and discovered hidden treasures that few people know, even among us Hungarians. They have an understanding of the Hungarian ways, psyche and attitude, which is probably why this guide is fun to read even for a Hungarian. All is written in a concise yet enjoyable style, without the proliferation of Hungarian spelling mistakes omnipresent in foreign-language publications." Budapest Sun "Typically impressive. The background and practical information is detailed and thorough. "Glasgow Herald "Comprehensive and offering something for every type of tourist. "Travel Bookseller "Splendid. Dip anywhere for another entertaining insight into Hungarian history and lifestyle. Here is quality writing not usually found in guidebooks. "www.emptynester-travel-breaks.co.uk"
From the Back Cover
Romantic Budapest floats with the cream of world capitals, an established tourist "must-see." But Hungary has oodles more besides. Here are forested mountains and rolling "puszta" plains, peasant villages and pretty Baroque towns, whip-cracking cowboys and bathers dozing in thermal pools.
Hungary: The Bradt Travel Guide provides all the information you'll need for a short stay or a longer tour. Go hiking in the Mátra Hills, wine tasting in the Eger valley, horse-riding in the Great Plain, nosing in the museums of Pécs, splashing in central Europe's largest lake - or goulash-slurping at a pavement cafe as the sun sets over Sopron. Whatever your passion, Hungary has it covered.
*Hotels, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs
*All the wildlife highlights and national parks
*Hiking, horse-riding and cycling
*Thermal baths and bathing etiquette
*Wine tasting--and a tour of the Tokaj region
*History, politics and culture
*60 detailed maps