Hungary is a beautiful place. In addition to its natural beauty, it has rich cultural heritage.
The tourists love the city even in colder winter months; the city reveals a special face in this period. Officially, spring and summer are considered as sightseeing season, but in the period from December to March a myriad of programmes, things to see and interesting things to do are offered to the visitor.
The winter season is slower and calmer, which is especially nice if you want to leave the daily stress behind for a while. Ice skating is an excellent activity for this—especially if it’s in Europe’s largest outdoor skating rink. It’s located in a wonderful environment, in the City Park. The skating rink’s reception building, which looks like a small palace, and the figures gliding on the ice are such a lovely sight that those who did not think of putting on skates spend a long time watching them on the nearby bridge, even when the weather is cold.
On the other side of the skating rink Vajdahunyad Castle strengthens the feeling that this scene is from the illustration of a book of fairytales. If you long for a rare natural experience, you need to visit the frozen Balaton. You will be surprised at the buzz that characterises the neighbourhood of the Hungarians’ favourite lake at this time of the year.