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Several developments at Hungarian World Heritage Sites

Hungarian sites of outstanding cultural and natural value are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In addition to the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu, the prestigious list includes eight Hungarian venues that are definitely worth a visit.

In Hollókő, the past and the present live together in complete harmony. The village’s 67 small dwellings with porches and its Catholic churches are all protected. Visitors can get a Village Walk ticket at the local Information Office to see the Village Museum, Guzsalyas House, the folk playground and places selling local delicacies.

In addition to preserving the memories of the past, the developments in the settlement will not be left behind. Within the framework of the HUF1 billion tourism development program that has already started, the medieval castle will be renewed and the Ófalu gastronomic experience center will be enriched. Until its completion, the Hollóköves Bistro awaits visitors with a quality Palóc gastronomic kitchen.

The Hortobágy National Park was added to the World Heritage List in 1999. In addition to sightseeing at the Shepherd Museum, the Hortobágy Bird Park or the Pusztai Zoo, visitors can also take e-bike tours and off-road safaris held at pre-announced times. During the summer, a bus service to the game park, the zoo and the Máta Stud Farm is organized by electric buses until the end of August.

The recently renewed sights of the Fertő/Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape, which is considered a common World Heritage Site of Hungary and Austria, can be explored with a World Heritage Passport. Hikers who have collected enough seals will receive a gift at the end of the trip.

Back In early 2017, the Archabbey of Pannonhalma along with its consortium partners, the Pannonhalma City Council and the Hungarian Tourism Agency, applied for a grant for the Széchenyi 2020 Program GINOP-7.1.6-16 “Developing World Heritage Sites” to further develop the World Heritage Site as a tourism destination. The project received HUF 950 million from the European Union last year, and it is being implemented under the framework of the Széchenyi 2020 program. The Archabbey of Pannonhalma invites visitors to a meaningful, full-day trip, including to its Fragrance Museum, which opened its doors in May 2021.

Large-scale tourism developments will begin in Tokaj in the near future. The office of György Wáberer, the government commissioner responsible for the development of the region, has recently announced that the government will spend HUF 150 billion on the developments.

With the construction of the Tokaj Circle, the possibilities of cycling tourism will also be further improved. 

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