The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

Bird watching

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Hungary is sparsely populated and has an abundance of trees, lakes and wet land making it an ideal destination for bird watchers. In fact the unspoilt natural environment of lakes, reeds, forest, wetlands, rivers make it very unique compared to other parts of Europe. The bird life is very diverse because many eastern species reach their western most breeding point here in Hungary. It is not uncommon to spot well over 200 different species in a matter of days. The best websties to check for detailed information are http://www.hungarianbirdwatching.com/index.html and www.birdwatching.com

storks in Hungary

The Cormorant is very common as are all different species of Heron. The most noticeable is the white stork which can be seen nesting on tops of telegraph poles in many villages. Other species include little bittern, great white egret, roller, great bustard, crane, red footed falcon, imperial eagle, ferruginous duck and black stork. The best times to visit are during Spring and Autumn when migrations are at their peak.