27 June 2019

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The Hungarian mathematician ERNÖ RUBIK was responsible for a whole range of remarkable inventions, but became world famous for his cube. There are many people all over the world who love twisting the colorful cube, moreover, championships and Olympics for the fastest assemblers of the cube still take place. “Hungaricums” are those unique Hungarian products and specialties that characterize the Hungarians and cannot be found anywhere else except in Hungary.

● paprika ● pálinka ● túrórudi ● Chimney cake ● Tokaji aszú ● Pick salam

The world’s greatest female chess champion is Hungarian; Judit Polgar acquired the title of grandmaster in 1991. Anyway, the game is played everywhere in Hungary, even on floating boards in the thermal baths.

Budapest has continental Europe’s oldest metro, which started to operate in 1896. It is also the second oldest electrically operated underground railway in the world, predated only by the London Underground.

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