Articles in: Hungarian History

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.

Rent-A-Trabant WWII Geocache Tour

Rent-A-Trabant WWII Geocache Tour
Posted by: Bogdán Kőrösi07/10/2015

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?

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Bishop Gellért

Bishop Gellért
Posted by: Miklós M. Molnár07/05/2013

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...

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Matthias, the Just

Matthias, the Just
Posted by: Miklós M. Molnár04/10/2013

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...

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Let’s talk a bit about Hungary

Let’s talk a bit about Hungary
Posted by: Roberta Gyori03/21/2013

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.

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András Hadik - The Hussar of the Hussars

András Hadik - The Hussar of the Hussars
Posted by: Miklós M. Molnár03/15/2013

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...

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Attila the Hun, Our Hun

Attila the Hun, Our Hun
Posted by: Miklós M. Molnár02/09/2013

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...

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Going for Gold – Hungary at the Olympics

Going for Gold – Hungary at the Olympics
Posted by: Phil Watkins06/07/2012

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...

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Hungary-Wood

Hungary-Wood
Posted by: Phil Watkins03/26/2012

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...

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The Year We Celebrated Ferenc Liszt

The Year We Celebrated Ferenc Liszt
Posted by: Roberta Gyori03/23/2012

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...

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Hungarian Cinema

Hungarian Cinema
Posted by: Roberta Gyori08/15/2010

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...

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Ferenc Puskás, The Galloping Major

Ferenc Puskás, The Galloping Major
Posted by: Roberta Gyori06/14/2010

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...

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Famous Hungarians and Their Creations

Famous Hungarians and Their Creations
Posted by: Roberta Gyori04/27/2010

What do Vitamin C, Rubik’s Cube and Zsa Zsa Gabor have in common?
Did you know that native Hungarians and scientists of Hungarian origin received a Nobel Prize on more than 20 occasions? Or that...

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