Xploring Hungary Video: Gemenc Forest

  • 8 Feb 2021 7:59 AM
Xploring Hungary Video: Gemenc Forest
The wildly romantic landscape of Gemenc Forest is a unique forest found between Szekszárd and Baja. It belongs to the Danube- Drava National Park and it is the only remaining tidal area in Hungary.

It is the biggest, exceptionally valuable flood- land forest in Europe with a rich flora and diverse and unique fauna. For example, it is a nestling place for the rare black stork.

The forest is popular with hunters as well, as a home for game such as red deer.

The town with is unique location and its surroundings can lure anyone into the nature to spend their free time there: it is suitable for walks in the forest, bicycle trips and the waters make a paradise for anglers.

The Danube and the Sugovica trailing through the town centre entice guests to enjoy water sports, kayak, canoe, swimming and sunbathing in the summer.

If you want to visit the Gemenc Forest check out its official brochure to learn more about the Ecotourism Centre and its services as well as the Forest Railway. 

This 'Xploring Hungary' feature is part of a series on XpatLoop sponsored by Sixt Hungary - Drive in style with Sixt!


MTI Photos / Top Photo: MTI Tamás Sóki

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    The wildly romantic landscape of Gemenc Forest extends beyond the town limits. The area belongs to the Danube - Drava National Park, thus it is a natural preserve.