The Hungary train network is well developed and is the best way to admire the country, all lines go through Budapest so the capital is a good place to start. Here you can enjoy museums, shops, buildings and people watching among the city delights.
Take a boat trip along the romantic Danube River and see the fishermen and birdwatchers enjoying their hobby. Cycling and horse riding is also popular throughout the country but particularly on the flat lands either side of the Tisza River.
Miskolc, Győr and Pécs have shopping malls and the MOM Park in Budapest features enough shops to last well beyond a day. The country is known for its sweet tooth and the shops in Hungary’s Nyugati train station should satisfy your craving.
Hungarians like to spice up their hearty peasant cuisine with paprika. The country is well known for its inimitable Goulash soup. Or try the Balatoni fogas – pike-perch from Lake Balaton – for a taste sensation. And while you’re in Hungary you must try the sweet Tokaji wines, a delicious traditional infusion, or the Riesling and Zweigelt varieties.
Take a train trip to Szilvásvárad in Northeastern Hungary, where you’ll find the snow-white Lipizzaner horses waiting for you.
The national railway company of Hungary is MÁV-START
A Eurail Pass valid in Hungary is also valid on the railway lines from Sopron to Ebenfurt (Austria) and from Sopron to Szentgotthárd operated by the private railway company GYSEV
Pass benefits Hungarian Heritage Railway Park
50% discount on the entrance fee for the Hungarian Heritage Railway Park by motor train from Budapest-Nyugati station. (seasonal opening hours)