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Hungary's first 1000 years


Yellow trams rattling down grand boulevards, faded neo-Baroque interiors, facades marked with signs of revolution, streets of cobblestone, grand turn of the century apartment blocks. Like the bathers lingering in the steam of Budapest's famous baths, this is a country infused withmemories and history. Hungary celebrated the 1000th anniversary of the Hungarian State at the end of the last century. During the tumultuous thousand year history of Hungary and the Central European Region, rulers came and went and empires rose and fell, but Hungary's distinctive charms have never waned nor its welcome ever been less than genuine.

The foundation was laid in the ninth century by the great Magyar chief, Árpád, who after having settled in the carpathian basin lead the people from paganism toward Christianity. On Christmas Day, 1000, Árpád's great grandson, Stephen ascended to the throne with a crown sent from Rome by Pope Sylvester II. The kingdom and nation of Hungary was born.

The three hundred year reign of the House of Árpád saw the country become increasingly westward-looking and the succeeding House of Anjou brought expansion - into Poland, towards Dalmatia - and a great flowering of art and architecture. The first Golden Age had begun. Under King Matthias, lauded for his fairness and justice, Hungary flourished, but his passing eventually led to decimation under the Ottomans for 150 years during the 16th and l7th-century. However, the Habsburgs helped oust the Turkish, heralding a more stable time of reconstruction. As the Habsburg Empire floundered, a revolt in 1848 resulted in the dual monarchy of "Austria the empire, Hungary the kingdom". In 1867

there were two capitals, two parliaments. This "age of dualism" sparked an economic, cultural and intellectual rebirth in Hungary. The

second golden age had begun.

Turn of the century Budapest was rightly considered the birthplace of the modern world. World War I proved disastrous, however. Partitioned into almost one-third its original size, millions of ethnic Hungarians found themselves living outside the country. Russian intervention followed after World War II as Stalinism lowered its iron curtain across Central Eastern Europe. But at the turn of this new century, Hungary is now a free country for a decade and combines a smiling, dynamic image with a reputation for nostalgia. In this post-communist era of rapid change, the visitor will find constant reminders of a largely vanished Europe - old-fashioned customs and courtesies like kissing of hands and the presentation of flowers. Nowadays Modern Hungary is experiencing a new Renaissance. With its colorful people and the 21st century mix of ethnic influences this was almost eerily predicted. St. Stephen, Hungary's first king said: "Therefore I command you my son, to extend a benevolent protection and respect towards newcomers, so that they would rather stay with you instead of settling somewhere else." Although we have had plenty of unwelcomed visitors in these 1000 years, now Hungary welcomes you with open arms.

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Accommodation in Budapest area.


Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal Budapest *****
Behind its distinguished façade, located in the heart of Budapest, the old Grand Hotel Royal has been transformed into the superb, modern Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal. This new hotel has become the finest in Budapest and has set a new standard in luxury five star city centre hotels.
Erzsébet körút 43-49, Budapest , Hungary
Corinthia Aquincum Hotel Budapest Corinthia Aquincum Hotel Budapest *****
On the banks of the River Danube, facing Margaret Island on the Buda side of the Árpád Bridge, the distinguished five star Corinthia Aquincum Hotel is a noted city centre hotel within easy reach of the historic heart of Budapest.
Árpád fejedelem útja 94., Budapest , Hungary
Hotel Hilton Budapest Hotel Hilton Budapest *****
Hilton Budapest is located in the heart of the prestigious castle district. The recently renovated Conference & Ballroom as well as the 20 function rooms are awaiting guests with the most modern and well-prepared staff for up to 650 participants.The Hilton Budapest hotel has 299 rooms and 23 suites.
Hess András tér 1-3., Budapest , Hungary
Hotel Baross Budapest Hotel Baross Budapest ***
Whether our guests are travelling for business or pleasure, they will find the totally refurbished interior refreshing and welcoming. Our 40 rooms include singles, doubles, triples and quads. All are well-appointed, with en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, safe and minibar.Some of the rooms are reserved for non-smoking guests only.
Baross Square 15., Budapest , Hungary
Beatrix Panzio Hotel Budapest Beatrix Panzio Hotel Budapest ***
The Fortuna Boat Hotel and Restaurant lies at anchor on the side of Pest of the capital, next to the Margaret Bridge, opposite the Margaret Island. Our traffic capabilities are excellent; free parking place waits for our guests coming by car in front of Szent Istvan Park on the low-bund of Pest.
Széher út 3., Budapest , Hungary
GOLD Hotel Budapest Gold Hotel Budapest ***
The nicely renovated Gold Hotel Panzió welcomes the tired travellers with flowers in the warm and homely atmosphere created by the tiny street's tidy white houses. We are waiting for you in the green part of Budapest, next to the downtown but far from the noise.
Pándorfalu u. 15., Budapest , Hungary
Krisztina Hotel Budapest Krisztina Hotel Budapest ***
The Hotel Krisztina is 10 minutes far (by car) from the centre of Budapest, in the garden city. You can easy find it on a long streinght road called Kerepesi - Veres Péter Street.We are waiting our guests in twenty double rooms. There is a bathroom with shower, television and telephone in all rooms.Our free services: a.. Closed parking area.2.) Internet connection in all rooms.
Veres Péter u. 79 , Budapest , Hungary
Helios Hotel Budapest Helios Hotel Budapest ***
The Hotel Krisztina is 10 minutes far (by car) from the centre of Budapest, in the garden city. You can easy find it on a long streinght road called Kerepesi - Veres Péter Street.We are waiting our guests in twenty double rooms. There is a bathroom with shower, television and telephone in all rooms.Our free services: a.. Closed parking area.2.) Internet connection in all rooms.
Lidérc utca 5/a , Budapest , Hungary
Hotel Ring Budapest Hotel Ring Budapest ***
An elegant yet family-style 3-star hotel located in one of the quietest pedestrianized streets in the city, yet just a short stroll to the non-stop buzz of Váci Street plus the cultural and shopping centres of the downtown.The historical Pilvax restaurant and brasserie (renowned throughout Hungary) also operate from here. During the summer guests are tempted to dine out on the open terrace.
Szent István krt. 22 . , Budapest , Hungary
Hotel Matyas Budapest Hotel Matyas Budapest ***
City Hotel Mátyás*** was the first member of the City Hotel chain. The hotel - established above the famed Matthias Cellar Restaurant - is located in the centre of Budapest just a couple of minutes from the pedestrianized Váci Street lined with elegant boutiques.
Marcius 15. ter. 8 , Budapest , Hungary



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