Hungary: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)

October 31, 2020
Hungary: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)

A landlocked country in the heart of Europe, Hungary was apowerful medieval kingdom. Intimately involved in European historyand culture, the Hungarians have always been proud of theirdistinctive identity, reinforced by the fact that their languagebears no resemblance to that of any of their neighbors.Today, following the collapse of Communism, Hungarians feel partof Central Europe again, the Europe of science, culture, and civicvirtue, of gem-like Baroque churches and 19th century schools, townhalls, barracks, and railway stations.This beautiful and beguiling land is home to the magnificentcity of Budapest on the banks of the Danube, to the largest lake incentral Europe, and to charming spa towns and hot springs.Hungarian openness and hospitality have been tested by the migrantcrisis on Europe's doorstep, and the rise of populist parties.After setting the context in a brief historical overview,Culture Smart! Hungary offers practical advice and importantinsights into different aspects of Hungarian life today, to helpdeepen your understanding and appreciation of this complex andtalented people.