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The Lake Tisza Eco-Centre in Poroszló welcomes you

The Lake Tisza Eco-CentrePoroszló Debrecen and surroundings

See it and fall in love: this is Lake Tisza and its picturesque environment, which is home to many species of animals and plants. If you visit the Lake Tisza Eco-Centre in Poroszló you can experience the flora and fauna of the lake and its surroundings up close. 

Lake Tisza is Hungary's second largest lake. It is a man-made reservoir and is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. In recent decades, a truly diverse ecosystem has developed in this picturesque environment. It has very rich bird life and the waterways meandering through the reeds make it a real paradise. The lake, considered a gem of the Great Plain, is also worth a longer visit, and there is no better place for this than the Eco-Centre in Poroszló. The complex, which was completed in 2012 and takes the shape of a rising bird, is home to the largest freshwater aquarium in Central Europe, where you can see gigantic beluga fish, almost the size of sharks. But the centre has much more to offer. 

Dozens of animals on an area of 2,600 m2

It is worth starting your visit in the four-story central building. From the top floor, at a height of 30 metres, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the lake and the Eco-Centre below, and you can even see the Bükk and Mátra mountains. Then head to the basement, where the 735,000-litre freshwater aquarium system will wow young and old alike with the special atmosphere of a mysterious underwater world. In addition to 70 different types of fish, visitors can also see 15 species of reptiles and amphibians, and on the first floor you can admire the world of smaller animals. You can examine them through microscopes and you should also take a look at the tiny inhabitants of the mini aquariums. The Lake Tisza Eco-Centre also offers fun for the little ones: on the first floor, they can splash among blue balls in a playhouse that’s like a mini lake. In the building, fans of interactive experiences will find a three-dimensional screening room, where they can take part in the events featured on the screen. 

Walks in nature

When you leave the building, you will arrive at a 10-hectare leisure park stretching both left and right, where you can get to know some more animal species. You can see otters happily munching in the outdoor enclosure or swimming in the pool, kingfishers – even when they go hunting – as well as fallow deer, turtles, golden jackals, red foxes, rabbits and mouflon. The park has several playgrounds, a hedge maze, a petting zoo and a country house built in 1884, offering you quality time in a beautiful environment. Children can feel like real anglers on the water playgrounds, and it is worth trying rowing on the wooden platforms.

Let's get on the water!

Once you have seen all the animals and visited the Eco-Centre, head to the lake. The Lake Tisza Water Boardwalk next to the complex stretches 1,500 metres above the water. You can observe the wonderful wildlife of the lake from safe bird-watching sites and lookouts. You can access the study trail by a small boat, which runs on a regular timetable.