Xploring Hungary Video: Tokaj Region

  • 7 Aug 2020 9:34 AM
Xploring Hungary Video: Tokaj Region
Louis XV of France called the Aszú wine of Tokaj “Wine of Kings, King of Wines” ("Vinum Regum, Rex Vinorum”). If you enjoy good wine and creative cuisine, you simply must visit this region called Tokaj-Hegyalja in North-East Hungary!

Apart from exploring the century-old wineries and wine cellars, you can also go hiking in the rugged wilderness of the nearby Zemplén Mountains. Nature trails, rock climbing spots and ancient castles provide excellent opportunities for active relaxation.

The wineries, wine houses and restaurants of the region all invite you to participate in the premium wine tastings, wine dinners and cheerful picnics that are special in the region. 

In the nearby Zemplén Mountains, you can hike through one of the largest virgin forests in Hungary, finding several castle ruins, springs and rock climbing spots along the way.

Once you are in the region, it is definitely worth taking a trip to see one of the country’s most beautiful natural wonders, the mine lake of Megyer Mountain. This spot is among Hungary’s most stunning and most special destinations, with an amazing sight from the rock cliffs as high as 70 meters.

Nyiregyháza-Sóstó is one of Hungary’s most memorable and enjoyable tourist destinations for many reasons. The city boasts an oak forest with a unique micro-climate, healthy thermal springs and a lake suitable for both bathing and boating.

The thermal water of Sóstó contains iodine, bromine and plenty of minerals and is known to be effective for musculoskeletal, rheumatic and joint disorders.

The nearby Aquarius waterpark (Aquarius Élményfürdő) is open throughout the year welcoming visitors of all ages with its thermal pools, gigantic water slides, and a breath-taking themed children’s area.

This 'Xploring Hungary' feature is part of a series on XpatLoop sponsored by U-Save Auto Rental - Wherever the road leads… U-Save!

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