Lake Tisza in the vicinity

Lake Tisza

Surroundings

Lake Tisza

Lake Tisza features large bays, quiet river arms, countless islands and a rich variety of fish and wildlife. The lake is the second biggest lake of the country (127 km 2 ). Since most waters are shallow, the lake is a pleasant swimming place due to its high temperatures. The deeper parts of the lake serve as an excellent location for water sports. Besides sailing, water skiing and surfing, the lake also allows motorboats and jet skis. On the 80km long shores you’ll find recreational areas, public beaches, camping places and rental companies. The environment offers plenty of opportunities for fishing and hunting too.

Tiszafüred is one of the most popular holiday locations by Lake Tisza. From Tiszafüred you can cross the shallow river arms with countless water lilies. The public beach Szabadstrand is a grass beach, all the way to the shore. We would also recommend the open air thermal reservoirs (thermal pools), of which several are located closeby.

On short distance you will find the Hortobágy National Park. This 520 km2 area is built around the Horbobágy pusta. This beautiful nature reservoir consisting mostly of savannah with shallow grass, features many rare flora and fauna. They also feature a unique event for Mid-Europa; Fata Morganas! What’s special about the national park too, is the stone Nine-hole bridge, which was built between 1827 and 1833. The 92m long bridge is found at the Hortobágy village, and is one of the most photographed constructions in Hungary. National state property Hortobagy became known due to their horse breed of the Nónius race. These horses were chosen as the most ideal horse in the world horse exposure in Paris. At the national state property, the world famous horse shows are given in high season.

Culture

Cultuur - Thermaal bad Gellert

Thermaal bad Gellert

In Hungary, Western and Eatern cultures blend from thousands of years of old history. You’ll find leads of the Roman Empire, buildings from when the Turks were in charge, and even remains from the Middle Ages. When thinking about Hungary, you’ll automatically think of big names such as Kodály and Bartók, operatives such as ‘Die Lustige Witwe’ or the ‘Csárdásfürstin’, but also the fiery gypsy music, folkslore and traditional dance. The rich history of Hungary is celebrated with many festivals and other events, whom honor our traditions and their makers.

World heritage

Nowadays 8 locations in Hungary have been included in the UNESCO Lists of World Heritage Sites. UNESCO believes it’s important and valuable to protect and preserve these locations. Among them are natural experiences, such as the caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst, which are caves shaped by calcium from water, the biggest in their kind in Central Europe. There’s also the famous national park Hortobágy and the Fertö-lake’s cultural landscape. Various monumental buildings are on the list too, such as the Early Christian Necropolis in Pécs with its beautifully painted tombs. Hungary has the Millenary Benedictine Abbey in Pannonhalma, and also the old village of Hollóko. In the North East you’ll find the widespread Tokaj Wine region where old traditions are still in tact and applied. Last but not least, along the Danube banks in Budapest you’ll find the Buda Castle Quarter, the unique Andrássy Avenue on Gellérts mountain, and the famous Gellért baths.

Budapest was originally Buda and Pest. From a cultural perspective it’s one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city features various architectural styles and has known many rulers whom each introduced their own unique authentic pieces of art to the city.