Interesting Facts about Hungary

Did you know?

  • Hungary is one of the richest countries in thermal water springs.
  • Budapest is home to the second biggest synagogue of the world.
  • Lake Balaton is Europe’s largest freshwater lake.
  • Several attractions are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site, like Hollókő, Aggtelek, Pannonhalma, Lake Fertő, Hortobágy, Pécs, Tokaj and Budapest.
  • As of 2007, 13 Hungarians had received a Nobel Prize, ie. more than Japan, China, India, Australia or Spain.
  • As the all-time total medal count for Summer Olympic Games, Hungary reached the 9th rank out of 211 participating nations, with a total of 448 medals.
  • Budapest is the home to the 3rd largest Parliament building in the world.
  • After London, Budapest has the oldest underground train system in Europe. The line was opened in 1896, and it is still in use.