Photo story: highlights of Hungary

For this collection, photographer Pete Goding travelled to all corners of Hungary to capture the country’s most spectacular bodies of water in all their glory, from bustling Budapest and the quiet town of Szob, to Lake Balaton and Lake Tisza.Monday, 9 December 2019

By Tamsin Wressell
Photographs By Pete Goding

The Danube is an impressive waterway. The second-longest river in Europe, it curves and flows through 10 countries — more than any other river in the world. But perhaps its most well-known home is a landlocked country — Hungary, through which the watercourse winds from northwest to east, taking in the capital, Budapest, along its route.

It’s in the capital that travellers can enjoy the country’s world-famous thermal spas, from the neo-baroque palace houses of the Széchenyi Thermal Bath to the historic Lukacs Bath, with its naturally heated hot springs.

But head away from the Danube and you’ll find plenty of lakes and nature reservoirs, too. It may be landlocked, but look close enough, and you’ll find an abundance of water in Hungary. 

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Published in the National Geographic Traveller (UK) Hungary supplement 2019

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