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Tokaj and Nyíregyháza for Explorers - 3 days



How long it takes?
3 days
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This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Museums and exhibitions
Castles, Forts, Palaces
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Natural values
Tokaj and Nyíregyháza
Explorers
day 1
World Heritage Wine Museum

Whenever people in other countries talk about Hungarian wine, they are most likely referring to ‘tokaji’. The former beer house is home to the museum of the World Heritage wine region, which you should visit before or after the unmissable visit to the wine cellars in Tokaj, combined with a tasting.

Acetánia

The vinegar museum may well change your mind about this special product after you have tasted all the natural fruit and balsamic vinegars on offer. The short film of the history of vinegar gives you plenty of information, as well as being highly entertaining. Everything you always wanted to know about vinegar, but were afraid to ask!

Első Mádi Wine House and Bistro

Once you get to know Mád Wine wines, you will believe that they are capable of creating something memorable, and not just in drinks. The building of the Első (first) Mádi Wine House is fascinating, while its menu includes both modern and traditional Hungarian dishes based on locally available resources.

Mád Synagogue

The memory of the Jewish community that once lived here is kept alive by the strikingly beautiful synagogue in Mád. The stones that were used to build it were extracted and transported to the construction site by members of the community. As you step into the building, you will see a space that combines Baroque and Zopfstil elements in spectacular harmony.

day 2
Sárospatak Castle

The best known of the Rákóczi family estates, it is the most popular sight in Sárospatak. One of the most beautiful works of late Renaissance architecture in Hungary, and home to the relics of the famous family. You must have seen it on the 500 HUF banknote several times, so why not visit it in person?

Megyer hegy Tarn

Not far from Sárospatak, you will find one the most interesting and most photogenic natural wonders of Hungary. As you cross a land reminiscent of Tuscany, follow the sign to reach the former millstone quarry. Rainwater has turned its pit into a scenic lake. The workers of the quarry have carved resting places into the rhyolite rock, which is easy to cut.

Wine Cellar System, Hercegkút

One of the hidden treasures of the Zemplén Hills. The wine cellar system of the Swabian village is part of the Tokaj-Hegyalja World Heritage site. It consists of 195 cellars and is only a few kilometres from Sárospatak, bringing back the feeling of old country life and traditional cellar culture.

day 3
The Museum of the Hungarian Language

Hungarian is a language that is regarded as special and hard to learn. Dr. Emil Pásztor, a researcher and linguist, came up with the idea of a museum dedicated to the Hungarian language, which was later established in the place where Ferenc Kazinczy’s fruit orchard once stood.

Zemplén Adventure Park

The first attraction at the Zemplén Adventure Park in Sátoraljaújhely that every visitor tries is the summer bobsled. But once you enter the park, you should also try all the others. Test yourself on a zipline, a chairlift and even a climbing wall.

During your Visit

Wine
Furmint is the main grape variety grown in Tokaj-Hegyalja. It is also a characteristic white wine made from this grape variety, and is the other best-known Hungarian wine. Just like Tokaji wine, the Furmint also has its own typical and easily recognisable bottle.
Gastronomy
Szatmári stuffed cabbage is the no. 1 dish during the winter holidays in Hungary, which is prepared in a special way in Szatmár, the eastern corner of the country. The stuffing for the cabbage bundles is made of smoked meat and cornmeal mush, and every household in Hungary has its own rituals and family legends related to making stuffed cabbage.

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