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Take the M3 motorway from Budapest as far as Hatvan, then take route 21. Before Pásztó the road branches off towards Hollókő.
There is a bus from Budapest leaving from the main bus station departure 8:30AM, Arrival 11:00AM return 4:00PM, Arrival 6:30PM
Eger might be close to Hollókő, but it's not a really good place to start your journey to Hollókő if you plan to go by public transport. There is no train, and you need 3 buses that are going to take a total of 4:30 hours to get there... (Eger information centre can help for time table and details.). Prefer a departure from Budapest or Gödöllő
On foot. This is a small village, with one street, on both sides museum houses and craft shops. Make sure you visit all of them. From the main road of the village leading up to the hill, you will also find a a pathway to the Holloko castle. With only 20 minutes hike you will find yourself on the top of the hill with breathtaking scenery.
The Hollókő castle
The Hollókő church: 16th century wooden towered church
The Hollókő houses: these are folk museums that are preserved in their original state. Many have craft shops inside.
Easter: The most spectacular festival at Hollókő is Easter, when residednts will wear richly decorated folk costumes and display Easter customs and folk crafts.
Raspberry Festival in July
Castle Tournament in August
Grape harvest in August along with concerts in the castle and church.
If you visit Hollókő, you must visit the "Muskátli Vendéglő" The restaurant offers traditional Palóc cuisine, along with some traditional live gypsy music.
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