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Hidden treasures

We are surrounded by natural phenomena or built heritage that needs to be seen and visited.

The beauty of the Káli basin, the Egerszalók salt hill or the library of the Cistercian Abbey of Zirc are all unique places.

 

People have long worked and shaped the Megyer‑hegy Tarn, an extraordinary natural wonder near Sárospatak: what you will find here is the amazing union of a former millstone mine and nature itself.

 

The brightly shining limestone cones of the Egerszalók salt hill have been created by the thermal water that breaks through here from the ground.

 

Káli basin and the sea of rocks: amazing peace surrounds you on the wonderful land lying at the foot of the monadnocks in this area. From Köveskál to Mindszentkálla, Kővágóörs – off you go!

 

The Reformed Stone Church in Csaroda is a wonder built in the 13th century, standing in the middle of the village surrounded by the Csaroda stream.

 

The unique library of the Cistercian Abbey in Zirc contains a collection of almost 65,000 books.

Megyer-hegy Tarn

Among the hiking spots in the Zemplén Mountains, the lake on the 324-metre high, volcanic Megyer‑hegy is one of the most popular. The tarn was previously a millstone mine; its remains are visible to this day. Let’s head for the northeastern corner of Hungary.

The Salt Hills of Egerszalók

Hungary is truly the country of a thousand surprises. Perhaps it is hard to believe, but just a ninety-minute drive from Budapest, you can witness a natural phenomenon in Egerszalók that occurs in only three places in the entire world. Shall we?

Jewels of the Káli Basin

The Káli Basin on the shores of Lake Balaton is also called the “Hungarian Mediterranean” because of its rolling hills and southern European atmosphere resembling Toscana. Discover the romantic little villages of this region!

The library of the Cistercian Abbey in Zirc

Works have been collected at the library of the Cistercian Abbey in Zirc, Hungary, since the 1700s. Today, this extraordinary collection includes 65,000 volumes, including ancient prints of exceptional value, extraordinary books and rare periodicals. You’ll find mainly theological-themed writings, but many other disciplines are also represented in this sublime place.

Csaroda Reformed Church

The northeastern region of Hungary has many late Roman-style village churches. One of the finest examples would be the Csaroda Reformed Church in the Bereg Plain, built in the late 13th century.

Bori Kisjankó Memorial House

Hungarians are known far and wide for their red paprika, goulash and the “Hungarian sea”, Lake Balaton, but we shouldn’t forget their multicoloured folk art traditions, of which Matyó embroidery culture is a fine example. The home of the world-famous Matyó embroidery and dress is Mezőkövesd, a small town in Northern Hungary not far from Eger and Szilvásvárad, known as the “capital of Matyóföld.”

WONDERS OF HUNGARY: TARN OF MEGYER-HEGYWe have launched a mini-series entitled Wonders of Hungary, occasionally presenting our country's beautiful treasures in about a minute to inspire you. Welcome to part 9, in which we show you the wonderful Tarn of Megyer-hill.
Wonders of Hungary: Tarn of Megyer-hegy
Wonders of Hungary - Volcanic remnant hills
Wonders of Hungary: Hercegkút and its cellars
Discover the thermal waters of Hungary!

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