There are many things that need to be discovered, but not so close to the ground: if you just lift your gaze towards the starry sky, you will see a whole new wonderful world. Of course, the place you look from is also important since, while the bright lights of big cities are useful in town, they will prevent you from seeing everything there is to be seen in the sky. You might want to venture a little farther away from densely populated areas and discover more adventurous trails. As far as stargazing goes, one of the most exciting times is the arrival of the Perseids meteor shower in August, but apart from that, any time of year is a good time to look at the night sky. You should always wear warm clothes and you may even want to bring a warm sleeping bag, since you will be spending the whole night outdoors. These are the best places.
Admire the Milky Way from the top of Zselic
About 25 kilometres from the centre of Kaposvár, you will find the Zselic Star Park located within the Landscape Protection Region of Zselic, which has been selected according to the strict rules of the International Dark Sky Association. Light pollution has been measured and the visibility of the night sky has been tested several times – as a result, the Star Park has made it onto the international top lists of stargazing places on several occasions, and has been awarded a number of international prizes. This is the place where you not only see the shooting stars speeding across the summer sky, but you can also observe the Milky Way itself with your bare eyes. But this involves more than simply lying down on a blanket and looking at the stars, for here you can use telescopes to study the starry sky, climb up onto the lookout tower, or walk along one of the hiking trails (with a guide if you want), and if you are thirsty for a little theory and information, you can learn more about astronomy while watching films and visiting exhibitions.