Lillafured Hungary


Lillafured Hungary
(In Hungarian Lillafüred)

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Lillafured the waterfall next to the Castle Hotel
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Lillafured, Hungary. The picture was taken from the Castle Hotel
Lake Hamori Lillafured the Castle Hotel in front (behind the vegetation)

About Lillafured

Lillafured is located in Northeast Hungary, in the Bukk mountains, near to Miskolc (10 km). It is a fairy tale place: there are only a few places like this in Hungary. It is perhaps the most beautiful resort in Hungary. It is situated in a quiet location surrounded by greenery. A four-star Castle hotel, the Lake Hamori, two caves, a zoo, several waterfalls, forests and two streams can be found in the area. Lillafured is an ideal place for weddings and honeymoons or for just a holiday, vacation of this kind. Interestingly it is possible to even hold weddings in the neighboring caves as well, as the National Park has an offer for such events.

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The Castle Hotel Palota

The Palota Hotel is the center of Lillafured. A nice huge castle with more than a hundred rooms, beautiful furnishing, a wellness centre in the basement ground with a fascinating view on the steep hills and the Lake Hamori. The Castle is surrounded by a hanging garden, a large park with waterfall and Lake Hamori.
Hotel Palota Lillafured

Surrounding mountains and forests

The area around Lillafüred is simply fascinating: wonderful mountains, natural springs; forests and trees are everywhere. The place has an abundant wildlife. The air is crystal clear as well as the waters, the time we spent outdoor was very enjoyable and relaxing.


The Lake Hamori

The area is 10 hectare, and the Lake itself is a 1,5km (1640 yard) long artificial lake which was formed by the damming of the Garadna spring. It has a longish shape following the spring. On one side of the Lake a path was made which is ideal for walking, jogging or running. In the summertime boating or paddle boat to hire are possible. The Lake has a cold and deep water so unfortunately it is not convenient for bathing. In cold winters skating can also be an option. It is one of the most picturesque lakes in Hungary. The Lake is also popular among fisherman: trout, which is unique in Hungary, can be caught here.

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The Saint Istvan Cave

The Saint Istvan Cave can be found approximately 500m from the Palota Hotel, next to the main road. The cave was discovered around 1910 when a dog fell in it and could not get out. Finally two young men found the dog. The part of the cave where the dog was found is now called Dog Hall. The cave was officially opened for the public in 1931. It is a highly protected area, operated by the Bukk National Park. The total length of the cave flight is 1043m (1140 yards), the vertical dimension is 94m (103 yards), the visitable area is 170m (186 yards). Numerous fascinating forms and stalactite crystals make the cave very interesting. The visited area has carefully been constructed with handrails, stairs and well-built visitor routes with adequate electric lighting. The lighting helps to see the unique structures of the cave. The cave can be visited throughout the whole year. The guided tours usually start by every hour depending on the number of visitors, minimum 10 persons needed for each tour. Guided tours are held twice a day, at 11:00 and 14:00 regardless of the number of visitors. The average temperature in the cave is not high, around 15 Celsius (55 Fahrenheit), a pullover is needed even in summer. The duration of the tours is 30 minutes.

Opening hours: from 1st of April-30th of September 9:00 – 18:00 (last tour starts at 17:00), from 30th September to 31st of March: 9:00 – 15:00 (last tour starts at 14:00)
Fee: For adults appr. 3.3 EUR, for kids/pensioners 2 EUR, free entry for kids under 3.
Phone number:: +36 46/334-130

Anna Cave

The Anna Cave can be found at the bottom of the garden next to the Hotel Palota, near to the Szinva waterfall. It has 508m (555 yards) long flight system, the visitable area is 208m (227 yards). This cave is also a highly protected area and operated by the Bukk National Park.
Opening hours: From 1 st of April to 31st of October 10:00 – 17:00 at every hour(last tour at 16:00) if there are at least 10 visitors. It is closed for the rest of the year. Guided tours are held twice a day, at 12:00 and 15:00 regardless of the number of visitors.
Fee: For adults appr. 3.3 EUR, for kids/pensioners 2 EUR, free entry for kids under 3.
Phone number: +36 46/334-130

Forest railway

At the upper level of the Lillafured Forest Railway building an exhibition is held featuring the Relics of the past. Here several minerals typical for the area can be found together with some of the ancient tools used by people long ago. These were all found in the nearby caves. Some of the exhibited objects are allowed to be touched and held in the hands of the visitors. The railway has two routes: one of them is 11km (6 miles 1470 yards) the other is 14 km (8 miles 1230 yards) long. The main line goes through Lillafured starting from Miskolc and goes all the way to Garadna.

Program possibilities nearby

Eger, Szilvasvarad, Miskolc, Miskolctapolca Cave Spa, hiking in Bukk hills, fishing, boating, skating (in cold winters) on the Lake Hamori, Miskolc Zoo, Szeleta Cave in Miskolc, Bukkszentkereszt as the highest settlement in Bukk hills with a Glass Making Museum, Paper Museum of Diosgyor Papermill, hiking among white stones above Lillafured on blue tourist line, Mezokovesd, Bogacs, Demjen, Egerszalok Spa, Tokaj

Most beautiful Hungarian villages


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Most beautiful Hungarian villages Legszebb magyar falvak

Most beautiful Hungarian villages Legszebb magyar falvak

I don’t guarantee that officially all below settlement is a village because in Hungary a settlement even with 1000 people can be a town. In all case all this seems like a village.

Let’s see, the list is growing continuously:

1. Lillafured (Lillafüred)

Lillafured is one of the most beautiful place in Hungary. Lillafured located in the Northern hills near Miskolc. See more about Lillafured here


2 Koszeg (Kőszeg)

Koszeg is located near the Austrian border at the bottom of the Alps in West Hungary.
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3. Kapolcs

is the home of the famous annual Valley of Arts festival. Kapolcs can be found North from Lake Balaton

4. Holloko (Hollókő)

Holloko is a Unesco World Heritage site, the only one of it’s kind. Holloko is located in the Northern hills.

5. Hegyhatszentjakab (Hegyhátszentjakab)

Hegyhatszentjakab can be found in the Orseg area next to the Austrian and Slovenian border.


6. Noszvaj

Noszvaj can be found near Eger and is famous about the Cave houses can be found here.

7. Alcsut

Alcsut is located near Budapest and Etyek wine region. A beautiful arboretum can be find here.

8. Szalafo (Szalafő)

Szalafo is also located in the Orseg area and famous about its craftsmen and rural lifestyle can be experienced by the visitors.

9. Tahitotfalu (Tahitótfalu)

Tahitotfalu located in the Danube bend little North from Budapest next to the Danube.

10. Karcsa
11. Josvafo (Jósvafő)
12. Mecseknadasd (Mecseknádasd)

Mecseknadasd can be found in South Hungary in Mecsek hills area.

13. Tornaszentandras (Tornaszentandrás)
14. Szenna
15. Magyarpolany (Magyarpolány)
16. Badacsonytomaj

Badacsonytomaj is located near to the North shore of Lake Balaton.

17. Tiszakurt (Tiszakürt)

Tiszakurt is located in East Hungary next to Tisza river, near Szarvas.


18. Csesznek

Cesznek is a very beautiful place in the Northern Bakony hills North from Lake Balaton.

19. Bakonybel (Bakonybél)

Bakonybel situated in the Middle of Transdanubian Bakony hills area, between hills at all sides of the village. Bakony hills are a huge green area North from Lake Balaton. Huge areas are protected areas because of their unique wildlife.

20. Salfold

Salfold is a very small settlement very near to Lake Balaton’s North coast.

21. Kekkut

is just several km from Salfold both settlement can be found in the Kali basin next to a peat meadow.

22. Velem
23. Szigliget

Szigliget can be found at North coast of Lake Balaton. Szigliget has a fortress with beautiful view on Lake Balaton and surrounding areas, and Szigliget has a nice beach.

24. Kospallag (Kóspallag)


25. Galyateto (Galyatető)
26. Zebegeny (Zebegény)



Boldogkovaralja situated in the Northeast part of Hungary. It’s name derived from the Hungarian fortress word.

28. Kismaros

Kismaros is a settlement in the North part of the Danube bend. It has a pleasant athmosphere.

29. Nagyborzsony

is an interesting village near the Danube bend in North Hungary next to Slovakia.


Most beautiful places in Hungary


Most beautiful places in Hungary

Below can be seen some beautiful places in Hungary. Hungary is rich in natural beauty: lots of lakes, springs, smaller hills, rivers, and backwaters can be found here.

Fuzer Hungary

Fuzer can be found in the Northern hills, at the Northeastern part of Hungary. It is a small settlement with a Castle on the steep hill. Fuzer ( Füzér means garland ) was elected the most beautiful settlement in Hungary in 2012. What is interesting in Fuzer that the Hungarian Crown was hided here. The Castle / Stronghold is under reconstruction from funds from the EU and Hungarian government. The area is one of the most abandoned part of Hungary.

River Bodrog at Tokaj

The river Bodrog joins River Tisza at Tokaj, a city famous for wine-making. The River Bodrog is relatively a smaller river, with beautiful surrounding and plentiful nature. The River Bodrog is one of the most popular place for Canoe tours. Canoes can be rented at Tokaj next to the river. Popular place amoung fishermens as well.

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Lake Tisza Hungary

The Lake Tisza is located in Eastern Hungary near the famous Hortobagy plains. The Lake Tisza is a man created reservoir with an area of 127 km2. The area has an exceptional wildlife, especially water birds. There is a huge freshwater Aquarium in Poroszlo with giant visas and other species of the area. There is a birdwatching tower and several islands there as well, but the best option to be part of the nature is the organized boat trips around the Lake.




Budapest is the most well-known tourist target in Hungary. Lots of tourists visits Budapest every year. The city is unique many ways: it has the first continental Metro line in Europe, beautiful natural surrounding with islands, hills, caves, hot water spas and other natural attractions. Lots of architecture as well: lots of bridges, Castles, buildings, Opera house, 96m high Cathedral, largest Synagogue in Europe, Third biggest Parliament building in the whole world, Unesco World Heritage Castle district. Budapest is the 25th most popular tourist target in the Whole World, with 4 Million tourists every year.



Lillafüred is one of the most beautiful place in Hungary. The fairy-tale like place located in the Northern hills. There is a beautiful lake with a Castle hotel there, with two caves nearby, one of them, a stalactite cave is under the Castle Hotel. The Hotel is located in the middle of forested hills, with christal clear air. The lake is rare lake in Hungary, where trouts can be found.

Lillafüred, Hungary
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Mátra, Hungary


Orfű Lake is located in the Southern part of the country not far from Pecs and the Mecsek hills. There are several other nices lakes there as well. The Mecsek hills are beautiful. There is an interesting cave can be found in Abaliget famous about it’s bats. In Pecsi lake they caught several giant a catfishes the biggest weighs around 100 kgs.


Ipoly river





Visegrad is one of the top tourist target in Hungary. I would say one of the must see places in Hungary. Visegrad was suggested as a Unesco World Heritage site.



Szigliget, Hungary

Pilis hills

The Pilis hills can be found North from Budapest near to Szentendre. The area has a very nice atmosphere and cristal clear air. A very popular target among hikers. One of the popular target is a Ram spring valley.

Pilis hills, Hungary

Drava river

The Drava river is a dangerous border river of Hungary. It is the border river at South between Croatia and Hungary. Lots of forests can be found next to the river. Boating is only allowed on the river via a previously applied permit by the authorities.


River Tisza

The River Tisza is the longest river in Hungary’s area. Later it is join River Danube which is longer. The River Tisza is quite a dangerous river, the water level can change drastically. In the 19th century the river washed aways Szeged almost totally.




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