Bukk National Park, Miskolc

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The Bükk National Park is a national park in the Bükk Mountains of Northern Hungary, near Miskolc. It was founded in 1976 as the third national park in the country. It contains 431.3 km² (of which 37.74 km² is under increased protection). Mountainous and forested, Bükk is Hungary's largest national park and is situated in the northern mountains, between Szilvásvárad and Lillafüred. Bükk's important geological features include various karst formations within its limestone mountains - particularly caves (once inhabited by pre-historic people), swallow-holes, and ravines. The country's longest (4,000 metres) and deepest (245 metres) cave, Istvánlápa, is located in the park. Bükk National Park also contains ninety species of nesting birds, some considered endangered.The Vatican Climate Forest was to be located within the Park. KlimaFa ("Climate Trees") was started by a San Francisco promoter, Russ George, who promised a carbon offsetting project, intended to offset the Vatican's carbon dioxide emissions. However, no trees have been planted. In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Lajos Kiss, mayor of the village of Tiszakeszi pointed out an empty area along the Tisza River where the trees were supposed to be planted. The Monitor also said the Vatican was considering "legal action in order to defend the Vatican’s reputation."
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TripAdvisor
  • We attempted to walk in the Bukk National Park from 10-15 May this year (2017) The park has been severely damaged by a major storm. There are literally thousands of trees down over the tracks, some wi...  more »
  • We only went one hike, so we missed out on the caves streams and waterfalls found at some places, but the trail up into the mountain to the lookout tower was well marked and easy to hike, and the view...  more »
  • Regardless of the seasons, Bukk National Park always shows you that Mother Nature is still the best! :-) Perfect place for hiking or ejust walking! A MUST!  more »
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  • Very nice and beautiful place. Lot of interesting places to walk, sight seeing, bike and motorcycle riding. Roads quality from very good to moderate.
  • Wonderful national park where the whole family can enjoy the beautiful forest, creeks and trout farming lakes, also close to an ancient cave where one can observe the place of a 30 thousand-year-old human settlement.
  • Extremely beautiful national Park. I would suggest riding the train to the top and gently walking back down. It's about a 1 hour walk each way.
  • Beautiful hills and forests, worth to visit. There are a lot of good hiking trails.
  • A beautiful mountain and forrest area. Hungary is so much more than puszta!