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The parliamentary republic of Hungary (Magyarország in Hungarian) in Central Europe with its capital Budapest covers 93,036 km². Located in the Pannonian Basin and crossed by the Danube, the country borders Slovakia and Ukraine to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, and Slovenia and Austria to the west.

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History

Hungary has a very old wine-growing culture, as wines from Sopron and Eger were already well known in the 13th century. Viticulture in the Carpathian Basin was characterised by ancient Central Asian traditions as well as Roman wine culture. Despite various wars and unrest, wine has been cultivated here for over 1,000 years. Even the Ottomans, who occupied most of the country for around 160 years, did not suppress viticulture despite the ban on alcohol and were happy to collect taxes for it, but development was inhibited during this time. According to legend, Emperor Charlemagne (742-814) was so enthusiastic about "Avar wine" that he had some vines brought to Germany.

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