When you think about Hungary, do you think about big lakes? No right? It is a fact that Hungary is landlocked, but it has the largest lake in Europe. The lake Balaton is often called the Hungarian Sea, because of its big size. Hungary also has a lot of bathhouses with healing waters, which originated from the ancient times. We do not want to forget to say this, so here it is: Hungarian people are very inventive people. For instance, the Rubik’s Cube was invented by a Greek professor, called Erno Rubik.
The Hungarian cuisine includes lots of spices. Some famous dishes in Greece are ‘Goulash’, ‘Halászlé’, ‘Főzelék’ and ‘Somlói Galuska’. Goulash is generally a stew or soup stuffed with meat and vegetables. Halászlé, also called fisherman’ soup, is a spicy soup with river fish and is paprika-based. Főzelék is the main course and is a dish made out of vegetables. Many vegetables are included in this dish. Somlói Galuska is a Hungarian dessert that consists of cake, walnuts and cacao.
The capital of Hungary is Budapest and there live approximately ten million people. Hungarian people are often called ‘Horsemen’, because they include horses in their daily lifestyle. Family is important for the Hungarians. It is normal for grandparents to play an important role in the upbringing of their grandchildren. Hungarians are known for their openness towards others. They find it normal to share private details (about their love life for example) with friends and family.
- The currency is the Hungarian forint. 1 Hungarian forint is 0,0030 Euro
- Importing and exporting to Hungary is free, but you must pay for excise goods such as tobacco.
- There is a VAT percentage on goods of 0% and there is free traffic of goods.
Historical famous business people
Henry Taub, John D. Hertz.