Hortobagy National Park, Debrecen

Categories: National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
Hortobágy is an 800 km2 national park in eastern Hungary, rich with folklore and cultural history. The park, a part of the Alföld (Great Plain), was designated as a national park in 1973 (the first in Hungary), and elected among the World Heritage sites in 1999. The Hortobágy is Hungary's largest protected area, and the largest semi-natural grassland in Europe.Until recently it was believed that this alkaline steppe was formed by the clear cutting of huge forests in the Middle Ages, followed by measures to control the course of the Tisza River, allegedly resulting in the soil's current structure and pH. However, Hortobágy is much older, with alkalinization estimated to have started ten thousand years ago, when the Tisza first found its way through the Great Hungarian Plain, cutting off many streams from their sources in the Northern Mountains. The formation was finished by grazing animals and wild horses during the Ice Age, followed by domesticated animals.One of its most iconic sites is the Nine-holed Bridge. Traditional T-shaped sweep wells dot the landscape, as well as the occasional mirage of trees shimmering in the reflected heat of the Puszta. Hortobágy has also had negative connotations. Hortobágy was a place where Hungarian Stalinists sent their political opponents to work in forced labour, especially after the Resolution of Informbiro (Cominform or Communist Information Bureau). In much the same way as prison Goli otok functioned in Tito's Yugoslavia (see Tito–Stalin split) and Bărăgan in Romania.
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  • People living in the countryside, even. You can see animals not elsewhere specified-almost free. Aurochs, wild horse, grey cattle, Golden Jackal, Wolf. With flights mainly to Safari accessible check-in area. Huge experience.
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  • Most of the attractions are about the traditional lifestyle of lifestock keepers in the Puszta. If you are interested in this topic, it is a nice place for you. Otherwise it might be a little boring. 
  • The former Gitschfilmen of information Crystal and Janos as Pusztamenschen Puszta in Ungarnheiss's Hortobagy.Mit was using Bewaesserungskanale the conditions for an intensive farming business. It is green everywhere, the romance is a little helped to. But a unique experience through the national road is crossed 33 from Debrecen to Tiszafüred with car... Hortobágy is also a central location. A coffee or breakfast is emfpehlungswert in one of Csardas
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  • This is the place where Uranus touches Gaia. If You want to feel how small You are spend couple of days among the roaming Hungarian grey cattle and racka herds, taste the best East Hungarian dishes, and experience the endless rangeland with clear sky.
  • Beutifull people and food the park is the best great land and view.
  • Awesome outdoor phenomena. Unique flat world with spiritual accolade.
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  • Very beautiful view, you can even see the horizon. I recommend to walk up the lookout towers.
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