Hungary: Nature

Hungary: Nature pictures. Hungary is a beautiful little country in Eastern Europe with one of the greatest capital cities in the world, several baroque towns, many small villages, rolling hills and one of the largest lakes in Europe: Balaton. The lively capital, Budapest, is a fascinating mix of a multitude of styles, and has an overwhelming atmosphere which is best experienced randomly wandering among its rambling buildings. Budapest is separated into two parts (Buda and Pest) by the Danube river: Pest (including downtown Budapest) is the flat one, and Buda is a rather hilly area, including two of the best vantage points of the city: Castle Hill (housing the quaint Castle District) and Gellért Hill.

The gallery also contains pictures of some of the most interesting smaller towns of Hungary: Pécs, a cheerful university town with much medieval and Turkish heritage; Szeged, a town in the Great Plains whose most characteristic landmark is its unique cathedral; Debrecen, the second largest city in Hungary, having a beautiful and atmospheric downtown; and which has a superb location along the Danube bend, with a medieval castle perched above it on a hill providing great views of the surrounding mountains.

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Canoening on a smaller branch of the Danube in southern Budapest

Canoeing on the Danube

Couple of Margaret Island (Margitsziget)

The Margitsziget (Margaret Island) at dawn is home almost only to joggers

On Árpád Bridge at 6am

The Óbuda (Shipyard) Island

Promenade on Margitsziget (Margaret Island)

Óbuda Island (or Shipyard Island) is the site of the huge Student Island festival, organized every year.

Those who only know the summer version of the Island, trodden on by hundreds of thousands of visitors, are often astonished to see its other faces.

Dying island.

A warm Autumn afternoon on Óbuda Island (Óbudai Sziget or Hajógyári Sziget).

Along the Danube embankment cycle path in downtown Budapest

Hikers embark on a 100km long journey, to be taken within 24 hours - this famous hike is called the Kinizsi 100.


The view from Kissvábhegy mountain

Low water on the Danube - the southern tip of Margaret Island (Margitsziget) is normally under water

Early morning joggers

View from Sas-hegy to the North


A park on Rózsadomb, an affluent neighbourhood of Buda

The view from Rózsadomb


Budapest sunset

View from Sas-hegy (Eagle Mountain): from the villas of the nouveaux rich to the gray blocks of flats on the edge of town


The forests of Buda

Tranquil tourist path in the forests surrounding Budapest.

Hungarian is a notoriously difficult language.

View from the top of Hármashatárhegy ('Triple Border Mountain')


The forests of Dobogókő

The cloud-covered Dobogókő peak

Dobogókő near the end of autumn

A sinister forest

Visegrád Mountains

Autumn in the Visegrád Mountains

Hikers near Rám-szakadék, a dramatic crevice in the Visegrád Mountains

In the Rám Crevice (Rám-szakadék)

Autumn trees

The sign of the Hungarian Blue Trail

Fence surrounding a private land in the mountains

Summer colours


The Danube can be seen in the distance

The Duna-Ipoly National Park

In about 35 degrees Celsius

Panorama from the hiking trail

View from the top of Prédikálószék Mountain (the name means preacher's stand) at an altitude of 639 metres

On top of Prédikálószék

The mountains surrounding Prédikálószék Mountain

The sign of the more than 1000km long Hungarian 'Blue Trail'

Tree hanging on to the side of one of the standing stones called Vadálló-kövek

Rain in the forests of the Visegrád Mountains

Unripe blackberries on the steep mountainside

Revolving door applied to the woods


Dandelion, one of the most widespread wild flower species in Hungary.


Park next to Győr cathedral

The river Rába

Island on the river Rába


Great views of the Danube Bend from Visegrád Castle.

Visegrád Castle overlooking the Visegrád Mountains.

The Northern tip of Szentendre Island


Autumn in the university campus

In the park

The royal park of the Grassalkovich Palace


The Palace gardens

Ady Endre út passes just outside the Palace

Autumn in Gödöllő

Student returning at the end of the weekend

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