Located in central Europe, bordered by seven countries, including Austria, Croatia and Romania, Hungary is a gem of a country, showcasing some fantastic natural scenery, small villages that are rich in tradition and fantastic modern cities, whether your exploring the country or taking a small city break. Having a hire car Hungary gives you the freedom to do it at your own pace and leisure, releasing you from the stress and unreliability that comes with using public transport. We compare the prices of all the best and well-known international and local providers to find you the best deals at the best prices, using our simple online booking process you can have a vacation car specific to your needs and desires.
The country has a very interesting history, as it was inhabited by many of the European tribes such as the Huns and Celts but the truly emerged in the 10th century following its conversion to Christianity and within a few centuries it was a major power in central Europe. However, from the 16th century, the country was fell under the control of two empires, firstly by the Ottoman Empire and then by the Hapsburg Empire. After World War II, the country became a part of the USSR and when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1989, Hungary the emerged to its present state. It has become a popular and beloved destination for tourists looking for something unique.
Budapest is the magnificent and beautiful capital city and it is the largest city with a population of over 1.5 million people. It is served by Budapest Franz Liszt International Airport, found only ten miles out the city, where you can choose to pick your hire car Hungary up at the airport and get underway on trip right away. The city is divided into two parts ‘Buda’ and ‘Pest,' both of which have the own unique feel. Sights in the city include the absolutely stunning Royal Palace, the old castle of the Hungarian kings. The palace was completed in the 13th century, however it has been destroyed and rebuilt on many occasions. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Other sites include the Grwat Synagogue, St. Stephan's Basilica, the Memento Park and the impressive and beautiful parliament building found on the river. There are also some fine museums in the city such as the Historical Museum of Budapest, the Military Museum and the Jewish Museum.
With your hire car Hungary visit the Aggtelek National Park near the small village of Aggtelek, found in the north of the country, it is a 198 square kilometer area and a member of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The national park is famous for its caves, of which it has the largest cave in Europe, the Baradla Cave which is 26 kilometers long, part of it comes into Slovakia.
Lake Balaton is the biggest lake in central Europe, with a length of 48 miles and width of eight miles, The area has its own national park where one can do some hiking in the hills. There are also some small towns and cities which are on the lake where you can do some shopping, relaxing in a spa or café. However the best thing to do here is to park and take a swim.
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