About this book
With numerous air and rail links, keen foreign interest in the local property market, a solid spot in the world's top-10 conference destinations for business, and significant recent investment in hotels, spas and other facilities, Hungary's tourist industry is booming. The first edition of Bradt's Hungary was voted Best Guide Book of the Year by the British Guild of Travel Writers; this thoroughly updated second edition further strengthens the guide, offering expanded coverage of the resort-destination of Lake Balaton (which now has its own airport), new walking trails in the countryside, details of the best thermal baths, information on dental and medical tourism, and much more.
Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography, Climate, Natural history and conservation, History, Politics, Economy, People, Religion, Culture Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights, Tourist offices, Tour operators, Red tape, Hungarian embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Electricity, Money, banking and budgeting, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public holidays and festivals, Shopping, Arts and entertainment, Thermal baths, Sport and activities, Media, Communications, Maps, Business, Time, Public toilets, Cultural dos and don'ts, Giving something back PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Budapest Chapter 4 Around Budapest and the Danube Bend Chapter 5 Northern Uplands Chapter 6 Northern Great Plain Chapter 7 Southern Great Plain Chapter 8 Southern Transdanubia Chapter 9 Central and Western Transdanubia Chapter 10 Lake Balaton Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further reading Index
Adrian Phillips is Publishing Director at Bradt Travel Guides; he has travelled regularly to Hungary for the last ten years. Jo Scotchmer is a public-relations director; she has contributed to a number of national magazines as a freelance journalist.