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Tokaj and Nyíregyháza for Explorers - 2 days



Tokaj and Nyíregyháza
How long it takes?
2 days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
public transport
bus
bicycle
This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Museums and exhibitions
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Natural values
Adventures and other sports
Tokaj and Nyíregyháza
Explorers
day 1
World Heritage Wine Museum

Whenever people in other countries talk about Hungarian wine, they are most likely referring to ‘tokaji’. The former beer house is home to the museum of the World Heritage wine region, which you should visit before or after the unmissable visit to the wine cellars in Tokaj, combined with a tasting.

Mád Synagogue

The memory of the Jewish community that once lived here is kept alive by the strikingly beautiful synagogue in Mád. The stones that were used to build it were extracted and transported to the construction site by members of the community. As you step into the building, you will see a space that combines Baroque and Zopfstil elements in spectacular harmony.

Sárospatak Castle

The best known of the Rákóczi family estates, it is the most popular sight in Sárospatak. One of the most beautiful works of late Renaissance architecture in Hungary, and home to the relics of the famous family. You must have seen it on the 500 HUF banknote several times, so why not visit it in person?

day 2
Megyer hegy Tarn

Not far from Sárospatak, you will find one the most interesting and most photogenic natural wonders of Hungary. As you cross a land reminiscent of Tuscany, follow the sign to reach the former millstone quarry. Rainwater has turned its pit into a scenic lake. The workers of the quarry have carved resting places into the rhyolite rock, which is easy to cut.

Wine Cellar System, Hercegkút

One of the hidden treasures of the Zemplén Hills. The wine cellar system of the Swabian village is part of the Tokaj-Hegyalja World Heritage site. It consists of 195 cellars and is only a few kilometres from Sárospatak, bringing back the feeling of old country life and traditional cellar culture.

Zemplén Adventure Park

The first attraction at the Zemplén Adventure Park in Sátoraljaújhely that every visitor tries is the summer bobsled. But once you enter the park, you should also try all the others. Test yourself on a zipline, a chairlift and even a climbing wall.

During your Visit

Édes szamorodni
Szamorodni and the Aszú wine are closely related, though there are differences in how they are made. During harvest, whole grape bunches are picked for the former, while the latter is made from individually handpicked grapes. If you are visiting Tokaj-Hegyalja, then sooner or later you will get to taste Szamorodni.
Gastronomy
Apart from natural wonders and excellent hiking trails, the Zemplén Hills are definitely a rich source of two other things: mushrooms and game. Pair these two in the kitchen and you’ll get Roast vension with porcini The flavour of the porcini is incomparable, and even emphasises the characteristic taste of roast venison.

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