Balatonfüred, Hungary travel tips

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The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint, or HUF. 1 USD is about 220 HUF, while 1 EUR is about 300 HUF. Most prices are displayed in Forints (Ft), but many shops accept Euros as well. Always ask about the current exchange rates!

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Public transportation in Hungary is reliable and cheap, and the same applies to Balatonfüred. Buses run hourly in off times, or more frequently in the morning and in the late afternoon.

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Every august the Balaton promenade of Füred lights up for a vivid wine festival. Wine tasting, concerts and cultural programs await visitors.

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You cannot mention Balatonfüred without talking about the Anna Ball. This prestigious ball is held in July and it is a prime event in the Hungarian calendar.

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Lavish accommodations can be found in Füred, just look up Hotel Silver Resort. Professional service, up to international standards.

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Tourism in Balatonfüred is quite big, so finding a welcoming place to stay is quite easy. Try Hotel Astoria, the service is friendly and the food is great!

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If you have no real needs ask around for Hotel Blaha Lujza, they have some cheap rooms.

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Feel like catching some art? Just visit the Jókai Memorial Musuem, which serves as a gallery also and is dedicated to the great Hungarian writer, Mór Jókai.

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The city has several great beaches, some cheap, some more expensive.

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The Tagore Sétány, or Tagore Promenade lies on the shores of the always sunny Lake Balaton. The view is amazing and has a special, intangible atmosphere.

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Most clubs in Hungary usually play international hit club songs, R&B and other typical club tunes. DJ's are fairly good, so if you feel like clubbing look for Sun City.

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Drinking may be a major health issue Hungary, but if you are up for some responsible drinking, Balatonfüred has plenty of choices to offer. Ask around for a nice bar (kocsma), or just head for Karolina.

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La Riva may not be the cheapest restaurant in Füred, but you should probably try it at least once to get the idea of Hungarian cuisine done right!

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Finding a mid-range place to eat is not that difficult in Balatonfüred, ask around for Café Bergman.

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Arany Csillag Pizzéria has a decent kitchen for some very fair prices, if you want to fuel up, visit this restaurant.

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If you have any questions about Balatonfüred just visit the local tourist office on Blaha street. They speak perfect English!

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Balatonfüred is a safe place to travel, but always keep an eye on your belongings. If you run into any trouble just call the Police, they are generally helpful.

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Whenever you visit Balatonfüred make sure you check the weather forecast!

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When entering a building always say hello, not greeting people is considered somewhat rude.

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"Egészségedre" is "Cheers!"

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