Hungary has a history that spans one thousand years. Almost all of the current grand buildings in Budapest were built in 1896 to celebrate the arrival of the Magyars in the Carpathian basin one thousand years earlier. Hungary had formed part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and much of its architecture is similar to that found in Austria.
With more than one thousand natural springs, there are spa baths all over the country. Budapest alone has 125 thermal springs, historically enjoyed by the Ancient Romans and Ottoman occupiers, and today a draw card for foreign tourists.