There’s nothing quite like going to sleep under the stars, and Hungary has plenty of countryside in which to do just that. Whether it’s an all-natural campsite near Lake Balaton or a luxurious glamping experience close to Szeged, these are some of the best outdoor sleeping areas in Hungary, bookable on Culture Trip.
You’d hardly know the Hungarian capital is just 5km (3mi) away in this pocket of forested countryside bordering the western suburbs. It’s a fairly large, almost back-to-nature, site with abundant shady trees and screening shrubbery. Popular with families and cycling groups, you’ll likely share it with a few motorhomes and caravans. The hilly hinterland is ideal for walks and cycling – several rocky bluffs poke above the greenery – and the chairlift terminus for the historic castle-like tower on János Hill is nearby.
Hungary is known for its thermal baths, so for the ultimate ease of access, why not camp on site? The Bogács Thermal Bath is home to nine pools (six thermal), and its sulphurous thermal water is said to be beneficial for a number of health issues. The campsite has 250 pitches, and the cost of camping includes entry to the baths.
Amar Grover contributed additional reporting to this article.