République tchèque

Southern Transdanubia


Friendly people and traces of a rich history await guests arriving in Southern Transdanubia. The region includes almost every type of scenery typical of Hungary. For example, the plains next to the rivers running along the region's eastern and southern borders (the Danube, Drava, Mura), resemble the Great Hungarian Plain. It's the hills with their gentle slopes and ridges covered with forests which form the typical Transdanubian panorama. The Mecsek and Villanyi Hills, two upland "islands" with protected geological and botanical rarities, are popular tourist destinations.

As many minds as there are men, we could say of the tiny villages hiding in the hills, because each little region cultivates its own traditions. Nature's captivating sites and towns filled with monuments and teeming with art exhibits and cultural programs await travellers seeking a millennium-old heritage. Memorials, museums, medieval castles and palaces hiding in primeval forests make our stormy and rich history comprehensible to all. Pécs is known all over Europe for its unique artists and art festivals. Its oldest architectural works are the cubicles from the 3rd and 4th centuries AD that have been on UNESCO's World Heritage list since November, 2000. There is a great tradition of winemaking in the region, and tourists wandering the "pathways of wine" can appreciate its secrets and flavours with the help of their knowledgeable hosts. A large number of people visit our spas and medicinal baths year after year. Of the spas, Harkány, Nagyatád and Dombóvár-Gunaras receive the greatest number of guests. The events in the region enjoy great popularity, and the most important ones are "Busójárás" in Mohács (people in coloured masks and peculiar dresses walking around and playing music), the Royal Culinary Competition in Nagyszakács, Pécs Days and the international wine-song festivals held in the villages of the Villányi Wine Region. The Danube-Drava National Park (nearly fifty thousand hectares in area) watches over the rich fauna of the nearby territories. This area at the junction of the two rivers retains a richness and unspoiled quality that is rare in Europe today. A holiday in Southern Transdanubia is more than simple recreation; it's a chance to get in touch with nature and those living close to it. It's a chance for a foray into a stunning national park, or a friendly chat while wine-tasting. Southern Transdanubia has been welcoming people for centuries, radiating peace, tranquillity and warmth to all those who come. If you're looking for a well-laid table, good wine, kind words and new friends, you'll find it all right here.


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