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

Lakeside properties

Properties here are within walking distance of Lake Balaton, some even with a lake view. These are of course the most expensive ones but the most ideal for a guesthouse or a B&B, or for those who enjoy being in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a lakeside tourist resorts. You can read about the lake and what activities are offered here.

South of Lake Balaton

Lush rolling hills, beautiful nature reserves, thermal spas, peaceful villages and historic towns mark the south of the lake. Properties are very resonably priced in this area. Ideal for nature lovers, people with farming and gardening ambitions and winemakers. Easily reachable from Budapest, Zagrab and Graz airports. Read on.

North of Lake Balaton

North of Lake Balaton is a stunning area with beautiful hills and several nature reserves like Balaton Uplands National Park. There are vineyards everywhere, tranquil villages, and listed areas of special geological interest. The world’s largest natural thermal lakeLake Hévíz lies very close to the western tip of Lake Balaton. Read on.

Austrian Border

You find picturesque towns and quiet villages close to the Austrian border in Zala, Vas and Győr-Moson-Sopron counties. This area is ideal for those who love sking and hiking as the Austrian slopes can be easily accessed accross the border. There are pretty historical towns and plenty of thermal bathes in the area. Read on...

Budapest

Budapest the Paris of the East is filled with marvellous architecture, from medieval to Art Nouveau and striking modern conversions. The youthful energy and romance of the city is combined with old world grandeur,stunning sights, bohemian nightlife, fantastic thermal spas, delightful resaturants and excellent transport links. Read on...

Great Plain

East of the river Danube is a massive plain, called the "pusta". There are national parks, lovely towns and arable farmland. Properties are the cheapest in the country and there are lots of farms and smallholdings for sale. Szeged, Kecskemét and Debrecen are beautiful historic cities and the mountains of the north east are fantastic for hiking and birdwatching.