Hungary’s long and complex history has left many influences, which flow in the wake of the Danube and Tisza rivers. The Holy Roman Empire, the Ottomans, the Hapsburgs, and the Soviets, each left an indelible mark.
Meander through the Hungarian countryside and discover the palaces of Esterhazy and the history of the prince of Moravia as you travel through the country. The Burgenland wine region is a delight to explore and it produces excellent reds and sweet whites. Discover Hungary’s long tradition of gastronomy with some of the finest cuisine in Europe – strudel and goulash are only the tip of the iceberg!
Hungary has produced some of Europe’s finest musicians, including Franz Liszt and Bela Bartok, and the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn spent much of his time as court musician to the princes of Esterhazy. The Budapest Opera House is one of the finest in Europe and is a sister construction to the Vienna State Opera and the National Opera House in Zagreb.