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Old Village of Hollรณkล‘ and its Surroundings

Hollokรถ is an outstanding example of a deliberately preserved traditional settlement. This village, which developed mainly during the 17th and 18th centuries, is a living example of rural life before the agricultural revolution of the 20th century.

Since 1987 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Krisztina for the postcard.


Hortobรกgy National Park – the Puszta

The cultural landscape of the Hortobรกgy Puszta consists of a vast area of plains and wetlands in eastern Hungary. Traditional forms of land use, such as the grazing of domestic animals, have been present in this pastoral society for more than two millennia.

Since 1999 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Krisztina for the postcard.

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Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape

The cultural landscape of Tokaj graphically demonstrates the long tradition of wine production in this region of low hills and river valleys. The intricate pattern of vineyards, farms, villages and small towns, with their historic networks of deep wine cellars, illustrates every facet of the production of the famous Tokaj wines, the quality and management of which have been strictly regulated for nearly three centuries.

Since 2002 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Ferenc for the postcard.

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Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst

The variety of formations and the fact that they are concentrated in a restricted area means that the 712 caves currently identified make up a typical temperate-zone karstic system. Because they display an extremely rare combination of tropical and glacial climatic effects, they make it possible to study geological history over tens of millions of years.

Since 1995 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Rita for the postcard.

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Fertรถ / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape

The Fertรถ/Neusiedler Lake area has been the meeting place of different cultures for eight millennia. This is graphically demonstrated by its varied landscape, the result of an evolutionary symbiosis between human activity and the physical environment. The remarkable rural architecture of the villages surrounding the lake and several 18th- and 19th-century palaces adds to the areaโ€™s considerable cultural interest.

Since 2001 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Rita for the postcard.

ungheria - ferto

Early Christian Necropolis of Pรฉcs (Sopianae)

In the 4th century, a remarkable series of decorated tombs were constructed in the cemetery of the Roman provincial town of Sopianae (modern Pรฉcs). These are important both structurally and architecturally, since they were built as underground burial chambers with memorial chapels above the ground. The tombs are important also in artistic terms, since they are richly decorated with murals of outstanding quality depicting Christian themes.

Since 2000 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Bernadett for the postcard.

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Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrรกssy Avenue

This site has the remains of monuments such as the Roman city of Aquincum and the Gothic castle of Buda, which have had a considerable influence on the architecture of various periods. It is one of the world’s outstanding urban landscapes and illustrates the great periods in the history of the Hungarian capital.

Since 1987 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Nico for the postcard.

ungheria - budapest