Did you know about Hungary?

World Heritage Sites

  • Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue
  • Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
  • Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
  • Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta
  • Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
  • Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
  • Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

 

Hungaricums

GASTRONOMY

  • Pálinka: Hungarian spirit or brandy distilled mainly from fruits.
  • Gyulai és Csabai kolbász: Special sausages fashioned in Gyula and Békéscsaba, two cities of South-East Hungary.
  • Tokaji aszú:sweet white wine made partly of noble “roted” grapes. Louis XV of France called it “Wine of Kings, Kings of Wines”.
  • Traditional goose dishes
  • Paprika from Kalocsa
  • Pick winter salami
  • Sheep stew from Karcag
  • Gundel Restaurant
  • “Szóda” water, special Hungarian extra sparkling water

 

FOLK CULTURE

  • Mohácsi busójárás: Folk festival where costumed so called “busó”-s to scare away Winter.
  • Falconry
  • Matyó style folk art
  • Mounted archery
  • Halasi style lace
  • Folk art from Kalocsa

 

SPECIALITIES

  • Béres drops- special preparation for support of immune system
  • Kürt data saving method for computers
  • Budapest Gypsy Symphony Orchestra
  • Ferenc Puskas’ oeuvre
  • Hungarian Operetta
  • Zsolnay and Herendi porcelain

 

Our favourite Hungarian idioms and sayings

  • Hit the iron as long as it is hot, meaning that you should act promptly without hesitation when a situation is open for it.
  • Good job requires time but bad job requires even more time
  • Slow water wash over shore, and another one with similar meaning: When you walk slower  you will reach further!
  • Lot of geese wins over one pig.
  • Liars are caught even faster than a limping dog.
  • Never will be bacon from dog, meaning that no one can change their habits totally.
  • Lot of good people fit sin small place.
  • Patience yield rose.
  • Who loves flowers cannot be evil.
  • We can find out who is a real friend only in trouble.
  • The only one, who makes no mistake, is who does nothing at all.
  • Every miracle lasts only for 3 days.
  • The apple does not fall far from its tree, meaning that children are similar to their parents.
  • We should give fishnet to starving people instead of fish.
  • There is no rose without thorn. Meaning the same as every bean has its black.
  • Even its own mother does not understand mute child’s words.

 

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