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Nonius horse

Nonius is a Hungarian breed of horse with Normandy roots. There are two types of this breed: a lighter, which is nobler and intended for riding, and a heavier, which is intended for farm work and harnessing. Horses of this breed usually have a grey or dark bay color. Nonius owe their name to their prototype, the Normandy-born stallion Nonius, which was captured by Hungarian cavalrymen in 1814. Herds of these horses can be seen on the Hungarian canter. 1)

Tacit knowledge

Tacit knowledge is a concept introduced into the philosophy of science by Michael Polanyi, who was influenced by Wittgenstein's method of paradigmatic examples, questioning the identification of all knowledge with verbalized knowledge. Tacit or tacit knowledge is a type of knowledge used in everyday activities, but whose essence cannot be fully defined. 2)

Béla Tarr

Béla Tarr is a Hungarian filmmaker of poetic, auteurist, often black-and-white cinema. Awarded at the most important film festivals in Europe. 3)

Magical Magyars

The Golden Eleven (Magical Magyars) is the name given to the Hungarian national soccer team. The term was given to the famous Hungarian national soccer team of the 1950-54 period, coached by Gustav Sebes. The team went undefeated for over four years in 32 consecutive matches (a world record). It scored the most goals in the history of World Cup tournaments — 27 (Switzerland 1954), but in the final, it sensationally fell to West Germany in what was called the “Miracle in Bern.” It won an Olympic gold medal in Helsinki in 1952 and has other unbeaten records, with legends such as Ferenc Puskás and Sándor Kocsis playing for it. 4)


Mangalica is a Hungarian pasture pig. It is a breed bred in Hungary in the 19th century. Their distinguishing feature is the bristles curled in curls. 5)


In Hungary, you pay with the local currency, forints. 6)


Budapest is naturally divided into two parts by the flowing Danube River. One of them is called Buda, while the other is called Pest. The former is home to the country's main monuments - the royal castle, Gellert Hill - while the latter is more livable. 7)

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

The two parts of the city of Budapest were not connected until the Széchenyi Chain Bridge was built in 1849. 8)

Parliament building

One of the symbols of Hungary featured on most postcards is the parliament. In terms of size, it is the third parliament in the world. Its construction took nearly 17 years. 9)

Cathedral at Esztergom

The tallest Hungarian building is the Basilica of Esztergom. 10)

Budapest subway

The Hungarian capital's subway is the second oldest after London's and the oldest in continental Europe. The construction of the first yellow line began in 1894. Today, it is a tourist attraction - the stops still look like in the old days, and the route is traveled in small, cramped cars with a specific atmosphere. 11)

Anonymous writer

According to the legend, anyone who touches the pen of an anonymous writer located in Budapest near Heroes' Square, will receive inspiration and can become a great writer. 12)

László Bíró.

The pen you use to take notes is the invention of Hungarian artist László Bíró. 13)

The Rubik's cube

The Rubik's cube was also given to us by Ernő Rubik, a Hungarian, in 1974. 14)

Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton is the largest lake located in Hungary, but also in the central part of Europe. Although it is not by Hungarians is called the sea. Translating the name Balaton it means muddy lake. 15)

Referendum on joining NATO

Hungary is the only country that has held a referendum on joining NATO. The referendum was held in 1999. 16)

hungary.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/23 07:29 by aga