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Zemplén

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Zemplén

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Zemplén is in Northern Hungary.

Regions[edit]

Zemplén is a historical region of Hungary and also a mountain range in the far North of the country.

Cities[edit]

  • Sátoraljaújhely The old county capital is a 750 years old town, the trading centre of Tokaj wine.
  • Sárospatak A charming historical town with a renovated castle and the famous high school where poets, novellists and politicians studied centuries ago.

Other destinations[edit]

  • Boldogkőváralja An ancient castle and fortification and one of the best pálinka distillery in Hungary.
  • Vizsony Old temple and Hungary's first Hungarian Holy Bible.
  • Gönc Famous for its apricot festival
  • Füzér One of Hungary's first fortifications.
  • Pálháza The oldest forest railway in Hungary and the Károlyi Castle.
  • Regéc Castle ruins and good hiking trails.

Understand[edit]

Talk[edit]

Get in[edit]

Sárospatak and Sátoraljaújhely are on the same railway lines. Regular train service from Miskolc is available (1 and a half hour). There are 5 trains day that goes directly to both cities from Budapest (4 hours).

By car the fastest way is on motorway M3 then on route 37. Both cities are on this road.

Get around[edit]

Smaller towns and villages can only be reached by bus. Mostly the buses start from the two cities in the region.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Castles and fortifications This is a historical region of Hungary therefore so many castles, noble homes and fortifications dots the area.
  • Mountains Zemplén nature reserve is one of the most remote mountain ranges in Hungary; the scenery is great, trekking trails are well signposted. Multiple day trekking can easily be oranized.

Itineraries[edit]

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Take a castle tour around the area
  • Hike in the mountains
  • Paint your own porcelain cup at Hollóháza porcelain manufactory

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are inns and csárda (country inn in Hungarian) with the usual Hungarian menu in the region. In Sárospatak there are few good pizzerias.

Just next to the region Anyukám mondta [1] is one of the best restaurants in Hungary (Encs). Rustic Italian food with original Italian ingredients and with a fantastic Italian coffee.

Drink[edit][add listing]

As Tokaj is just south of the region, good wine is plenty and widely available.

Stay safe[edit]

Get out[edit]

Tokaj

Miskolc

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