Hungary and its people have over a thousand years of history. With traces of habitation dating back as far as the second millennium BC, the country has witnessed a long and varied history. Read about nation builders, myth-makers, historic figures, vagabonds and famous Hungarians.
Have you ever had the opportunity to survive a bombing in an air raid shelter? Hear bombs detonating only meters from you, outside the building?READ MORE
Nestling in the side of Gellért Hill, the city's major landmark, and protected by a colonnade, stands a saintly figure holding up a cross in his right hand as if to convert non-believers to the...READ MORE
Born 570 years ago, King Matthias' (Mátyás in Hungarian) thirty-two-year long reign (1458-1490) is considered by Hungarians to be the country’s golden age, and Mátyás himself is the most popular...READ MORE
If you are a fan of infographics, you'll love this one about Hungary. Find out some quirky facts about our language, history and more.READ MORE
Fancy to see a real Magyar hussar? Just a stone's throw away from Matthias Church in the Castle Hill stands a statue of a hussar sitting proudly on a fine horse in his captain’s uniform. It’s the...READ MORE
Every 7th of January I have to call four friends, all Attilas, to congratulate them on their name day. A Hungarian table calendar tells you whose name day it is and, just to make sure, every...READ MORE
If you have been living in isolation for the past few years it may come as a surprise to you that apparently there is something happening in London this summer called the Olympic Games. For those...READ MORE
LIGHTS, CAMERA, and ACTION... I think every person can remember their first trip to the cinema; for me it was my father taking myself and my two older brothers to see Star Wars Episode VI: The...READ MORE
The Liszt Year, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Ferenc Liszt's birthday, comes to an end on March 31st, 2012 with a spectacular concert planned at the Budapest Opera. While Liszt's name is...READ MORE
If you’re a fan of art movies, you will appreciate the Hungarian film scene
While Hungarian films may have fallen short of impressing Western critics in past years, it’s safe to say that Hungary’s...
Do you know who scored the most goals ever for a national soccer team?
There is soccer fever all over, as people everywhere are tuned in to watch the World Cup. Even though Hungary is not part of...