Bukk National Park, Miskolc

(4.8/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Thousands of the Bükk Mountains National Park cave. The Tourist Organization, tour guides, who needed a great program available in the US. Crystal clear air and beautiful forest environment, waiting for us.
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  • Start your home! Admire the this miracle! Waterfalls, lookouts, bird song Get away here and find your self! 
  • It is the largest national park in Hungary and 97% of its area is covered by forest (oak, beech and hornbeam). The Park attracts at least 90 different species of birds. Of the attractions-there are Lakes, caves, waterfalls and even operates a tourist train beech. Struck a huge clay hives.
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  • If you are looking to spend time walkung aroung, watching nature and animals in the wild then this plase is great. If you are lucky you find wolf pack prints on the trails. Spotting them is something not many can briag about.
  • I love this place and it is one of the reasons I still live in Miskolc. It's a great place for outdoor activities all year round (hiking, running, cycling, cross-country skiing, also rock climbing). There are peaceful forests and meadows, caves to explore and wonderful vistas from its many peaks. The only reason why I don't give 5 stars is the extent of human intervention. It's a crying shame how they clear hillsides of forests in an area that is supposed to be a protected national park. If that ever changes, it will be paradise on earth.
  • A must see if you like nature
  • Kekesteto 1010 metres, the highest point un Hungary
  • Such a beautiful place. I recommend dedicating a full day of hiking in this park.