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Other Main Cities/Resorts
Debrecen, Miskolc, Szeged, Pecs
Scene and Culture
Hungary has always been one of the more liberal East European countries. The gay scene in Budapest is vibrant and the city makes an excellent destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Since 1997 there has been a gay pride day held each year in the summer. Budapest is also famous for its baths so check these out on your visit
Gay Age of Consent
Lesbian Age of Consent
Straight Age of Consent
The age of consent for gays and lesbians (14) was equalised in 2004. In 1996 Hungary's Constitutional Court struck down a law barring homosexuals from common-law marriage and remitted the legislation back to parliament for amendment or for new law to be introduced. The current position is that lesbians and gays can enter into domestic partnerships but very few rights attach to such arrangements. The government is looking into Partnership legislation similar to the UK perhaps to be introduced in 2007.
The best time of year to visit Hungary is in the summer months from May to September. You can avoid the crowds by coming in the Autumn
Hungary has a continental climate with considerable differences between summer and winter conditions, and rapid transitions from one season to the other. Spring and early summer are the wettest seasons with rainfall often occurring in heavy downpours. Winters are cold with snow cover lasting for long periods of around 30 to 40 days while the Danube River is also frozen over for long periods. Average annual precipitation is 640 mm while average annual temperature ranges in Budapest are from -4c to 1c in January to 16c to 28c in July.