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The best time to travel in Hungary

Opt to travel in Spring or Autumn to discover Hungary's superb natural scenery, castles and wines.

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The best time to visit Hungary is Spring, when the country is at its most colourful. Autumn is another good time to discover the country. Avoid traveling in November, as it rains a lot, and Winter isn't an attractive season either. Feel free to travel there in the Summer, but be warned: many sites will be overrun with tourists!

Discover Hungary's flora and fauna

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Take a trip to discover Hungary's flora and fauna, at best during Autumn or Spring. Nearly 15% of the area of the country is forested; you'll see majestic beeches and oaks, and should be able to spot wild boars and otters. With a bit of luck, you might even see wildcats and Pannonian lizards!

A trip to discover the best Hungarian wines

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Try to plan your trip for Autumn or Spring if you're discovering Hungary's wine regions and tasting its delicious wines. Explore the region around Sopron, as well as the Somlo region, or head to Badacsony to taste the best wines in the country. For fans of wine, we advise you visit the Villany-Siklos region, in the South-West.

A sport- and activity-filled trip

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Birdwatchers will be in their element in Hungary: you can spend hours observing the various birds. Others will enjoy discovering the country on foot or horseback. You could also try your hand at canoeing, spelunking or cycling. Don't forget to visit the viewpoint over lake Balaton! Travel in Autumn or Spring.

A nature trip

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Choose Autumn or Spring to take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage in Hortogaby National Park, or to hike through the Matra mountains. And it's definitely worth visiting the Baradla-Domica grottos, paddling a canoe on lake Tisza, and swimming in the famous lake Balaton.

A castle-filled trip

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Opt for the shoulder seasons when visiting the many castles in this country. Discover the medieval castle of Diosgyor at Miskolc, and take part in the medieval festival which takes place at the end of May. Alternatively, head to Buda castle or Godollo castle, formerly the residence of Empress Sissi.
Tiphaine Leblanc
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Updated 26 October 2018
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