Hungary is your new ‘must visit’ destination. Are you looking for magical castles, UNESCO Word Heritage Areas, hystoric places or a lake where you can fishing?
Come here for amazing sunsets, villages where the traditional way of life is still alive, the spiritual parts of Hungary and to see the biggest synagogue in all of Europe!
Our beautiful places:
Local people call Lake Balaton, central Europe’s largest fresh water lake, the Hungarian sea. The lake became Hungarians’ number one vacation resort after the Trianon Treaty following World War I when large areas of Hungary including some seashore along the Adriatic sea were taken away.
All members of the family will find something to do at Lake Balaton whether it’s bathing, sailing, horseriding, playing golf or wine tasting.
Tapolca – Cave Bath
The real treasure of place is the „lake bath” that has been shaped into Cave bath. It has been excavated and channelled by water from hard bath stone cliff during thousands of years. The Cave bath of Miskolctapolca is unique in Europe, it is an unmatchable experience to bath in the swimming pool covered by nature, that has a nice temperature thermal water arisen depth of mountain, enjoy clear, fine air. Many swaer on curative power of cave bath, first of all thanks to nice and medicinal cave climate and warm karst water. http://www.barlangfurdo.hu/en/cave-bath
Aggtelek National Park and Cave
The Aggtelek National Park lies in the Gömör-Torna Karst region, an area rich in unique natural and cultural assets. It is the first Hungarian national park to be dedicated to the protection of abiotic values, superficial land formations and caves. The subterranean natural treasures, namely the caves of the Aggtelek Karst and the Slovak Karst were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1995.
The primary task of the National Park is to explore, protect and preserve the natural and cultural assets, and also to develop ecotourism. We strongly count on your co-operation in our efforts to safeguard the area for future generations. To achieve this we have established a zone system in the national park (zones A, B, and C – see inner map): Zone C displays all the beauties of the national park while causing the least disturbance to nature; zone B can only be visited on the marked trails; however, zone A is entirely dedicated to wildlife and we kindly request that all visitors refrain from entering these areas.
One of the most endearing treasures of the National Park is the Baradla Cave, which is the biggest and the most magnificent cave in Hungary. Excavations in and around the cave have proved that it has been a shelter to man for more than 7 000 years. Recently we have opened some other unique caves to visitors, for example, the Imre Vass Cave, the Béke Cave and the Rákóczi Cave.
Besides the cave tours, we offer special guided tours (‘eco-’, zoological, and botanical tours) in the national park area. In particular, the guided walks in Jósvafő provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural environment of the village.
Hollokö is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century.http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/401
Tihany Lavender Fest
The annual Lavender Festival in co-production of the Németh László Culture Centre and the Balaton-felvidéki National Park is a location-specific event focusing on lavender, which has always played an important role in the life of Tihany. The related traditions, the folk art fair, the arts and crafts playhouse and the tour of the lavender fields are all integral part of the festival, not to mention the lavender harvest, which you can also join.
Szalajka – valley The Szalajka Valley offers unforgettable memories for the whole family: hiking in the nature, forest school and museums.http://www.szalajka-volgy.hu/en
The Ram-Canyon is a narrow valley known as “Three springs valley” that is pinched in the block of Ram mountain, and because of the location it is amazing and one of the most frequented valleys in this area. During the prehistoric age the assembled rainwater carved deep valley into the mountain created the Ram-Canyon. The canyon could be travelled out with a bit of care. You can find many kinds of different volcanic layers in the narrow and steep valley. The canyon is about 1.2km long. The best time to visit this place is a dry period in summer.http://gotohungary.com/about-hungary/-/netaview/1447613/ram-canyon
Lake Tisza Ecocenter
The Lake Tisza enriches with a worthy feature of his name „Ekotouristic Island of Hungary”. The Ecocenter, that can be considered the centre of Lake Tisza’s departure building, shows the so far hidden natural wonders of the Lake Tisza and the Tisza Valley.
The present day castle has developed from the three-storey, 13th century dwelling tower in its southwest corner and the single-storey northern wing. The castle’s first mention is from 1288. The next great building operations took place in the second half of the 15th century, in Gothic style. During the times of the Kanizsai family a three-storey dwelling structure adorned with representative objects and suitable for nobility was raised where the southern wing stands today. The lower level of the present-day gate-tower was created at the end of the 15th century. By the beginning of the 16th century the large, closed courtyard came into existence, while the castle’s protection, apart from its natural assets, was assured by earth ramparts with notched planks. Between 1534 and 1671 the Nádasdy family owned the castle. As a result of the Renaissance style constructions the castle’s current form took shape.http://www.sarvar.hu/en/info/history/nadasdy-castle/index.html
Hungary’s first national park became part of the World Heritage as the unrivalled example of the harmonic symbiosis of man and nature. Hortobágy is the sole huge continuous steppe of Middle Europe. It is one of the most important tourist locations with its unbroken horizon, unique flora and fauna, growing animal stock, strengthening herdsmen community and rich cultural traditions, Thanks to the constitution of new infrastructure for ecotourism, Hortobágy offers brand new programmes for the visitors to experience the natural wealth of the Puszta, the life of the herdsmen and the traditions of the local craftsman. Traditional events (the Bridge Fair and the National Herdsmen Competition) are still visited by tens of thousands of people. Visitors arriving to the Puszta are awaited by programmes of high standard, which offer them good opportunities for spending their time.http://www.budapest.com/hungary/hortobagy-pusta.en.html
Kékes is Hungary’s highest mountain, at 1,014 metres (3,327 ft) above sea level. It lies 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) northeast of Gyöngyös,in the Mátra range of Heves county. It is Hungary’s third most popular tourist attraction, after Lake Balaton and the Danube, and has a number of hotels and skiing pistes. The Kékestető TV Tower stands at the summit.
The name Kékes is derived from the mountain’s often bluish colour. In Hungarian, the word kék means ‘blue’, while kékes means implicitly ‘bluish’ (Source: Wikipedia).
Dobogókő is a holiday village 25 km from Budapest to North-West. The name comes from Visegrádi Mountain’s and Danube-bend’s highest point, Dobogó-kő, at 699 m. The settlement belongs to the village of Pilisszentkereszt, and has 133 inhabitants.Dobogókő is a climatic health place, hiking and ski resort, with one of the most beautiful panorama in Hungary.http://www.dobogokokirandulas.hu/en
The Citadel (Fellegvár) and the Lower Castle The Visegrád double castle system is one of the castles built by Béla IV recognizing the consequences of the Mongol invasion. The fortress preserved its significance until the Turkish invasions. The Citadel had a multifunctional role: it was protecting the valley of the Danube, it was controlling the main commerical route between Buda and Esztergom, and also served as a custom’s house. The fortress consisted of two parts.
The construction of the Lower Castle started under the reign of Béla IV around 1247. It was unique, as the fortress was not located next to the road differing from the common traditions, but the road was crossing the territory of the castle. The most interesting part of the Lower Castle is the so called Solomon Tower. The Tower was named after a false story, stating that Solomon was guarded in this Tower after loosing in the battle for the throne against King Saint Laszlo and Geza.http://www.visegrad.hu/-93
Lillafured is located in Northeast Hungary, in the Bukk mountains, near to Miskolc (10 km). It is a fairy tale place: there are only a few places like this in Hungary. It is perhaps the most beautiful resort in Hungary. It is situated in a quiet location surrounded by greenery. A four-star Castle hotel, the Lake Hamori, two caves, a zoo, several waterfalls, forests and two streams can be found in the area. Lillafured is an ideal place for weddings and honeymoons or for just a holiday, vacation of this kind. Interestingly it is possible to even hold weddings in the neighboring caves as well, as the National Park has an offer for such events. http://abouthungary.net/where-to-go-in-hungary/lillafured-hungary/