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Why Hungary

Hungary – Heart of Central Europe is the destination to explore for a wide range of experiences and activities and here are some astounding facts that makes Hungary a must visit destination :

 

  • 8 World Heritage Sites
  • Sziget Festival – One of the largest Music & Cultural  festivals in Europe
  • 3518 Churches and 73 synagogues including Dohany Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe
  • 7th most beautiful tram line and the 2nd oldest underground railway of the world
  • The highest number of nobel prize winners per capita in the world

 

Important Hungarian Personalities:

  • Michael Curtiz – Academy Award Winner, Best Director, Best Picture for Casablanca
  • Drew Barrymore, Paul Newman ,Goldie Hawn and Johnny Weissmuller – the Hollywood stars
  • Estee Lauder and Calvin Klein , fashion icons
  • Paul Simon of the Simon & Garfunkel fame
  • Erno Rubik – the Mathematician and Inventor of the Rubik cube – the world’s top selling puzzle game and the best selling product of all time
  • Nicolas Sarkozy – the ex President of France
  • Leo Szilard – discoverer of the Nuclear Chain reaction
 

Hungarian Inventions Include:

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Plasma TV
  • Electric motor
  • Turbo prop
  • Telephone exchange
  • Transformers
  • Dynamo

 

The Indo – Hungarian connection:

Amrita Sher Gil ( 30 January 1913 – 5 December 1941)

An eminent Indian painter of her times, born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother , also known as India’s Frida Kahlo. Amrita’s exceptional work has been lauded to the extent that she is considered the most important woman painter of 20th Century India

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