• Bulgaria!

    Bulgaria: An old Turkish bridge. Go Now!

    Bulgaria
    The isolated mountains of Bulgaria hide cultural gems around every corner, including this old Turkish bridge in the Rhodopi Mountains. Explore Bulgaria!

  • Italy!

    Italy: Rome' historic buildings. Go Now!

    Italy
    Crumbling buildings in Rome (pictured) only add to the atmosphere in a country where old is redefined and western civilization begins. Explore Italy!

  • Denmark!

    Denmark: Landscape. Go Now!

    Denmark
    From cities like Copenhagen to islands, beaches, and vast fields (pictured), Denmark offers incredible history, architecture, scenery, and more. Begin Your Journey!

  • Czech Republic!

    Czech Republic: Astronomical Clock in Prague. Go Now!

    Czech Republic
    The Astronomical Clock in Prague (pictured) makes every tourist list, but the towns, including Cesky Krumlov, and the mountains offer a change of pace. Go Now!

  • Belarus!

    Belarus: Birch tree forest. Go Now!

    Belarus
    Tucked away and often forgotten in Eastern Europe, Belarus is home to low lands and Birch Forests (pictured) as well as hidden castles and a culture unlike any other. Begin Your Journey!

  • Spain!

    Spain: Guell Park and Gaudi architecture. Go Now!

    Spain
    Fusion foods, lively music, historic ruins, and cultural events like the Running of the Bulls and La Tomatina make Spain and Barcelona (pictured) a favorite tourist destination. Explore Spain!

Social Life in Hungary

Behavior

The Hungarians are very well aware of the world around them as well as the differences in opinions and behaviors. Because of this they are quite understanding of various cultures and foreigners so odd behaviors are generally accepted (but not encouraged).

Your behavior should begin with modesty as being loud, rude, showing off wealth, or dressing provocatively will get you stares. Likewise, placing yourself above others or boasting is viewed negatively.

As a visitor to Hungary, just try to follow the lead of the locals by dressing in like manner (see below for details), dining in the local etiquette (see our Hungary Dining & Food Page), and avoid sensitive conversation topics, such as politics, finances, and business unless initiated by your local counterpart.

Dress

The traditional dress in Hungary is very simple and basic clothing. For women, this traditional dress was a simple dress, often times in white, which was quite loose-fitting with long sleeves. Many women also wore an apron over this dress, which tended to add some color; embroidery, both on the apron as well as on the dress itself was the most common form of decoration. For men the dress generally consisted of simple white shirts, long, wide-legged pants, and a vest, which again was generally colorful.

Today the traditional dress of Hungary is all but lost as the only people who wear it tend to do so for performances or special occasions. Nearly every Hungarian today wears modern western-styled clothing which varies greatly based upon individual preference. As a visitor to Hungary you are free to wear nearly any western-styled clothing, but try to dress for the weather and the occasion. Obviously some settings require more formal or conservative clothing, but if just wandering around the city as a tourist most clothing is fine, but try to refrain from anything too revealing (although in the baths many locals go naked, even though this is technically not allowed).

This page was last updated: November, 2013