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It is normal for women to be topless in summer and public displays of affection are commonplace. However, talking about money is considered tactless.
Population and language:
When it comes to religion, 52% of the population identifies with Roman Catholicism, and 16% consider themselves Calvinist (Reformed). There are also other Christian denominations, including Greek Orthodox and Lutheran, as well as a Jewish population.
Major cities and tourist destinations:
Debrecen – Debrecen has a population of a little more than 200,000. The Great Church is the largest protestant church in Hungary and where the declaration of independence from Austria was signed. You can view the Deri Museum’s exhibits to gain insight into Hungarian life on the plains. Also, visit the Timarhaz, a center for folk arts and crafts where you can watch carvers, embroiderers, weavers, and other craftsmen do their work.
Szeged – In this city with a population of 170,000, you can view a monument dedicated to the man who saved it:: Pal Vasarhelyi. At the National Pantheon you can see statues of famed men from Hungarian history along with descriptions of their contributions to the nation. The Ferenc Mora Museum displays ethnic and cultural exhibits, while the Castle Museum allows you to explore a ruined castle that was taken down by the last flood to destroy the city.
Miskolc – Miskolc, population of about 170,000, is called the city of churches. There are several beautiful ones to visit with a variety of architectural styles. You should also see the Castle of Diosgyor and mint your own commemorative coin. For those interested in the Neolithic age and some of the local minerals, you can check out the Otto Herman Museum.
Pecs – Pecs, population about 160,000, is home to the Janus Pannonius Archaeology Museum, which displays artifacts from the county pre-Arpad. Nearby you will find an early Christian tomb and two Roman tombs. The Modern Hungarian Art Museum exhibits art from the 1850s to present day. Also interesting, are the Zsolnay Porcelain Museum and the Marzipan Museum where you can learn to make your own treat.
Siklos Castle – This is a castle was built upon 13th century foundations and contains glimpses of history since then. Inside you will find a castle museum, prison cells, and even graffiti from the time when the Soviets ruled in the 1970s.
Lake Balaton – This is the largest lake in central Europe. Festetics Palace (Keszthely) built in 1745, the Thermal Lake (Heviz), and Sumeg Castle (Sumeg) are all interesting stops along the shores between sunbathing sessions.
The roads are good to excellent in Hungary. Driving makes it easy to visit the interesting but less touristy areas. Headlights are required at all times.
Trains are not luxurious, expect passable at best. Trains are all routed through Budapest.
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