- Prague, Czech Republic
- Kyiv, Ukraine
- Lviv, Ukraine
- Krakow, Poland
- Vienna, Austria
- Budapest, Hungary
- The host city- Kharkiv, Ukraine
Academic Field Trip - Budapest, Hungary
The EESA academic field trip to Budapest, Hungary will be an unforgettable experience. You will see an almost countless number of attractions including the Danube Promenade, Szechenyi Square, Chain Bridge, Clark Adam Square, Royal Palace, President's Palace, Castle Quarter, Matthias Church, Elisabeth Square, Saint Stephen's Basilica, Liberty Square, Soviet monument, Imre Nagy Statue, the Parliament & breathtaking panoramic views of the Danube and it's bridges.
Budapest is the capital and the largest city of Hungary with 1.74 inhabitants. It is the country's principal political, educational, cultural, commercial, industrial and transportation center. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest attracts about 2.7 million tourists a year, making it the 37th most popular city in the world according to Euromonitor.
Budapest is the center of services, financial counseling, money transactions, commercial and estate services and is considered a financial hub in Central Europe. The city offers 223 museums and galleries. There are also forty theaters, seven concert halls and an opera house. Outdoor festivals, concerts and lectures are often held in historical buildings during the summer.
Interesting Facts About Budapest
1) Budapest has more thermal springs than any other capital city in the world. An amazing 70 million liters of thermal water rises to the surface daily. The hot springs have given birth to dozens of medicinal baths and to a bathing culture dating back to Roman times.
2) Budapest is home to the third largest Parliament building in the world.
3) Budapest has the 2nd oldest subway-line in mainland Europe after London. The line opened in 1896 in the year when Hungary celebrated its 1000th anniversary, hence the name Millennium Underground. It’s still in use as subway M1 and it connects the city center with City Park.
4) Budapest is home to one of the largest music festivals in the world. Around 400,000 people from all over the world travel to the Sziget Festival every August. The week-long celebration of music is named after the Shipyard Island (Hajógyári sziget) where the festival is held.
5) The ballpoint pen was invented by a Hungarian, Sir Biro László József, born in Budapest. His former home under 24 Nagymező Street now houses the Thália Theatre.