Hortobagy National Park
Hortobagy National Park
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Pannipannini
Maryland1,612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
This is a fanatic park. The scenery is beautiful and one-of-a-kind if you access it the right way. First, do the Mátai Ménes tour (70-80 min), mataimenes.hu. It’s scenic and entertaining. Second, do the walk around the Hortobágy Halastó. You can take the train and walk back, walk there and buy ticket to go back OR for the really adventurous do the entire loop (one way to the end of the train line is 3 miles/5 km). The whole loop is 8 miles/12.8 km). You see more beauty and can become part of the land yourself. Menj ahova a madár se jár! Or you can also bike it (you need thick tires).
Written 31 July 2022
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,719 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We went to Hortobagy (at the end of October) to see the crane migration, and while we saw cranes by the thousands (tens of thousands?), we were delighted to learn that there was also a graylag goose migration happening then as well (with thousands--tens of thousands?--of geese too). In one area of the park, we also saw thousands of rooks, but I think they were just heading out from their trees early in the morning (just at sunrise) for a day of feeding.

Hortobagy is big and beautiful, and we felt like we had a lot of it to ourselves. I recommend getting a guide and park map at the visitor center (basically located in the Hortobágyi Csárda restaurant), or maybe seeing if you can book a tour or hire a guide altogether, as that would have made our birding experience at least a little easier.

The signage on the roads isn't the best, so we definitely went down some "wrong" roads thinking we were heading to a lookout tower or hide or something, and then had to turn around and try again. Also, the main fisheries in Halasto were closed, which was a bummer.

Still, we saw birds galore, at sunset and sunrise, and during the day feeding off in the fields, and it was pretty great.

We also went to a bird rescue center (no longer have the map, and have forgotten the name, but if you ask at the visitor center then I'm sure a staff member will tell you/point it out on the map), which was nice. Very quiet and peaceful, we were the only ones there (and the woman running it), and we were able to walk all around the property and see some more birds in the wild--in addition to those rescued/being housed.
Written 12 November 2021
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Pékh Bulcsú
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Visiting the plateau of Hortobágy is recommended during the spring blossom of the various unique flowers that can be found here or especially in autumn during the migration of the cranes. From mid October till the end of November the cranes come in hundreds of thousands to rest in the remote marshes of the national reserve. The workers of the park organise guided tours to the area although I do not recommend these unless you are equipped with a good telephoto lens. There are some great viewpoints that civilians are free to approach any time and I think that these can give you a better look on the birds.
Written 4 January 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Very enjoyable to watch the very skilled horsemen perform with their well trained horses. Somewhat similar to a performance I saw in Argentina by gauchos. The show was enjoyed by young and old.
Written 6 September 2019
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twofromOZ
Budapest, Hungary104 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Could hardly wait to show my Australian husband the beautiful Hortobagy. We went by train and was dropped off at some godforsaken place no signs as where to go. So we walked and walked, finally got to the highway and saw the entrance. Bought the tickets.
Lots of food and etc. outlets, and finally a horse race--was good and spectacular---
Went to the office to buy tickets and was told the "Puszta" trip will not start until next Monday. We were sooooo disappointed!!!! So, bad luck. Next year we will arrange a tourist guide, we have to see this wonderful part of Hungary!!!!!!

Maybe the authorities should let the tourist know about the closure of the "Puszta" at times??? And put up signs at the station?????? Tourism Minister please take a ride and see to improve, better for tourism!!!!!-not everybody drives a car here when visiting----
Written 17 July 2019
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Jemtravels2017
Pittsburgh, PA58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
We started with a jeep ride for a close up view of the grey cattle and Przewalski's horses. Our guide explained the animals' histories to the area, the breeding programs, how their grazing patterns help the prairie, and other interesting details. The also have an area to house injured birds that cannot be released. We returned to our car and drove to the carriage ride start point. A team of 4 horses pulled us out into the prairie for the cowboy show. The cowboys rode their horses around us cracking whips. The horses laid down and the cowboys stood on them with the whips still cracking. Then the horses sat on their butts like dogs. Amazing. They don't use a traditional saddles, just a piece of padding that is barely cinched on. We were allowed to jump on and be lead around a bit and them a jump off. The wagons to us to see water buffalo, racka sheep, and another type of cattle. We viewed traditional buildings, water wells and walked through the stables. We stopped at a local potter who specializes in beautiful black pottery. Lunch was incredible. The portions were huge, ingredients fresh, and very tasty. The museum was small and very informative about traditional life on the plain. I would love to go back and do some bird watching.
Written 4 July 2019
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MaiK66
Basel14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Business
Very nice nature and historically preserved park with a lot nice points. If someone likes shopping of memories there are typical products of the regional materials that you can find at the main road.
Written 24 June 2019
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Simon
Eastbourne, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Hortobagy is a marvellous place, the 9 hole bridge and the extra ordinary plain is inspiring. Visit during the spring or autumn bird migration and the drive in is like a bird safari.

Bird Hospital

Sadly many birds get hurt in the Migration But help is on hand. Whilst in Hortobagy please visit the animal park. Contrary to other reviews it IS NOT A ZOO, rather a wild bird hospital and rehabilitation Center. You can see into the operating theater, see the birds with legs and wings in splints in the indoor ward (the small will stay be hardest to forget), then see the rehabilitation cages that allow the birds to regain their strength and also a healthy fear of humans BEFORE they are released. There are all kinds from Storks to Eagles and Owls. Pay them a visit and be part of the solution!

Market

Excellent local market, with lots of local produce and useful and charming objects d’art including a magnificent selection of Bull whips!

Csarda

The Csarda (big eatery by the bridge) is lovely, great food and drinks and popular with the locals. Try the Hortobagy Pancakes with local beef as a filler. Nice and filling and supportive of the farming collective that maintains the Puszta.
Written 11 November 2018
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797duaned
Buk, Hungary51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Friends
From 2018 back over 200 or more years.a park like no other museums that show how it was back on older times when herdsman ruled the plains with life shown how tough it really was. You are taken back to early trade days to a place where you lived in huts made of straw grass and small branches which were made with all the comforts of the times a place to sleep eat and work. I'm very happy and glad we now have what we have back then there was no wifi or central heating or modern cooking equipment would have been harder than one can imagine.
Written 21 September 2018
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Connector245028
15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
If you want to enjoy the nice scenery of the Hungarian pusztas you really should visit the park. The wildlife park with the tourbus, my opinion, is not that great.... 10 animals, that’s it, but the park with the special booked jeep is great, but expensive and only available during weekends...
Written 1 August 2018
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