Budapest's Great Market Hall (also called Central Market Hall) is the best place for shopping for unique Hungarian souvenirs all in one place. Shop for lace, wood dolls, leather, knives and food products like paprika. Travel souvenirs are fun to browse and the Hungarian food is divine.
The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 (German: Ausgleich, Hungarian: Kiegyezés) established the dual monarchy of Austria-Hungary. The Compromise re-established the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Hungary, separate from and no longer subject to the Austrian Empire. Under the Compromise, the lands of the House of Habsburg were reorganized as a real union between the Austrian Empire and the Kingdom of Hungary.