Kaposvár and the Zselic area
Come and visit Kaposvár and the surrounding area to experience the nice atmosphere and the wide range of programmes the destination offers for the tourists.
Wandering around the city centre of Kaposvár, built in Art Nouveau and Eclectic Style, visitors bump into statues, buildings with their own stories waiting to be told at every turn. The neighbouring forests, lakes and villages offer excellent opportunities for the nature walking, hiking, fishing and learning about local architectural traditions, but a real adventure park for children is also available.
Adapted pedestrian crossings, ramps to bridge the bigger differences in levels, tactile signals, help orientation, barrier - free zone for wheelchair-users at festivals, largely adapted public transport are some of the assets of Kaposvár’s.
The Mecsek region is situated in the southern part of Hungary. Its defining features are a green landscapes, vineyards and Mediterranean climate. Fig, almond and chestnut trees are very common here due to mild temperatures. There are several cities and towns to explore in the region, such as: Pecs, a Roman city, with buildings that date back to the second century, and Villany, a small town best known for its wines. The Mecsek region offers countless possibilities for active, as well as cultured holidaymakers. The region is renowned not only for its beautiful scenery, but also for its historical and cultural heritage. There is something for everyone to explore.
Hungary’s largest man-made Lake Tisza is an emerging destination in the area of aquatic tourism. The beauty of the region is miraculous. A few kilometers away from the lake you will find Europe’s largest field of blossoming water lilies and fringed water lilies. Various activities are offered in the area, ranging from guided tours that will show you the best spots to spa facilities where you can regenerate your energy and get healthier.
Írottkő Nature Park
Írottkő Nature Park is located in the western part of Hungary. In 2009, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in protected areas. The region of the Írottkő Nature Park is known for its varied landscapes and rich, fertile soil. The highest peak in the park, Írottkő Mountain, rises 882 meters above sea level and overlooks quaint villages, historical landmarks and spectacular hillside vegetation. The almost therapeutic mountain air combined with the calming sounds of nature truly make a visit to the Írottkő necessary.
Hortobágy is located in eastern Hungary. In 2008, it was awarded the title of European Tourist Destination of Excellence in Intangible Heritage. Hortobágy is home to the largest uninterrupted natural grassland in Europe with its national park encircling 80 000 hectares and inhabited by locals who live the traditional way of life of herdsmen. The Hortobágy international equestrian days are also a notable attraction.
Örség region is located in the west of Hungary. In 2007, it was awarded the title of Best Emerging European Rural Destination of Excellence. Pure air and lush green meadows provide a relaxing environment for visitors and also offer exciting outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fishing, guided tours, and trips to one of the educational centres for protection of the environment.