Know before you go Hungary
Have you ever thought of buying a property in Hungary? Have the unknown language, the lack of local knowledge or missing personal connections balked your plans? This is understandable.
Some usefull tips, that you Know before you go Hungary
- Official Language in Hungary
Hungarian, however English and German are widely spoken.
- Time in Hungary
Central European Time (GMT + 1). Daylight saving between the end of March and the end of October: Central European time +1 (GMT+2)
- Climate in Hungary
Hungary's climate is continental usually with beautiful long warm summer, cold snowy winter, wet spring and colorful mild autumn. The average yearly temperature is 8-12 °C. On some very chilly winter days temperature can decrease 10-15 °C below zero, especially in the Mountains, while in mid summer, temperatures around 30-35 °C during the day are not unusual.
- Hungarian Religion
54.5% Roman Catholic, 21% Reformed (Calvinist) Protestant, 6% Evangelical (Lutheran), 18.5% other
- Electricity Voltage in Hungary
230V 50HzHz. Electric Plug Details: European plug with two circular metal pins
- Hungarian Laws and Customs
Carry your passport/identity card at all times. You must be able to show some form of identity if requested, by the police for instance. A photocopy is not acceptable. Hungarian laws on the possession and use of drugs are strict, it is zero tolerance drinking alcohol whilst driving, even one sip can get you into a lot of trouble.
- Hungarian Currency
The Hungarian currency is the Forint (HUF) Cash-points are widespread and credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. There are foreign exchange facilities in banks, foreign exchange bureaux, travel agencies and hotels.
- Hungarian Shopping Hours
Shops are generally open Monday-Friday between 10.00 and 18.00 and Saturday from 09.00 to 13.00 (although shopping centres and hypermarkets have longer opening hours and they are open on Sundays, as well. Market halls may open and close earlier. Museums and galleries are generally open Tuesday-Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 during high season (hours may be shorter in other months).