What is the National Anthem of Hungary?

Flag of Hungary - courtesy infraredhorsebite - CC-BY“Himnusz” (English: Hymn) is a musical prayer that serves as the official Hungarian National Anthem. It was adopted in 1844 and the first verse is sung at state ceremonies and played at international sporting events. The words of the Hungarian anthem are different from most others in that they express a direct plea to God [more…]


Where can I find Göd?

Terminus for trains to Göd (photo by Diana Lili M - CC-BY)You can find Göd half an hour to the north of Budapest, Hungary. Trains leave frequently from Budapest’s western station, designed by Gustave Eiffel and opened in 1877. There is also a good motorway link to Budapest, and frequent bus services. Göd is a commuter town for workers from Budapest, yet despite having a population [more…]

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What is Budapest’s city profile?

Budapest : Castle District - courtesy Bettsy1970 - CC-BYBudapest is the capital of Hungary and the country’s largest city. The first settlement on the territory of Budapest was by Celts and the city was later occupied by the Romans. In 1361 Buda became the capital of Hungary. In 1873 Buda and Pest were officially merged with the third part, Óbuda, creating the new [more…]

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