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Hungary is characterised by a very rich natural heritage. But there are still nearly untouched patches of pristine steppes, marshes, bogs, river flats, pastures, forests and meadows populated by the flora and the fauna of the region. This document provides information on the areas that are open for the general public. For easy reference these areas are indicated under the names of the offices of National Parks, listed in alphabetical order. This layout is intended to provide visitors reliable and updated information about nature preserves without the need for an address or phone number. With regard to these areas, the offices of National Parks should be contacted for further information or advice.
Advice for our visitors
Visitors should follow the written and unwritten laws of hiking in nature, and should not collect plants or insects, not even seeds, in the protected natural areas. They should not leave the designated hiking routes and paths. There are certain rules that apply for all kinds of natural areas – not only those under protection – such as, fire should only be made at designated areas, playing a radio or tape recorder loud scares away the timid animals of the area, and littering can result in serious damage to the protected natural sights.
 
Aggtelek National Park (a World Heritage site): Places of interest include the Baradla-Domica cave system with its unique geological treasures, fauna and flora.
http://anp.nemzetipark.gov.hu/index.php?lang=en 
 
Balaton-Felvidék National Park: Places of interest include the ecosystem of Lake Balaton and the surrounding area, Balatonfured Lóczy-cave, Salföld farmstead, Hegyestű geological site, the traditional homestead at Vörs, the long-horn cattle herd at Kápolnapuszta, the arboretum of Zirc and the House of the Forest at Bakonybél. There is also a system of educational walks, including: the Lóczy Lajos path at Tihany, the geo-botanical path at Badacsony, Boroszlán at Gerence-Puszta and the path around Kis-Balaton.
http://www.bfnp.hu/english/home/introduction/ 

Bükk National Park: Places of interest here include the unique fauna and flora of the mountain range, pre-historic fossils at Ipolytarnóc, arboretum at Erdőtelek, St. Stephen stalactite caves, Anna-cave at Lillafüred, and the permanent outdoor exhibits.
http://bnpi.hu/int/?lang=eng
 
Danube-Drava National Park: Places of interest include the swamps and marsh-land, forests, Mohács-Sátorhely Historic Memorial Park, Abaliget cave, Pintérkert and the forests of Gemenc.
 
Duna-Ipoly National Park: Places of interest include the Pálvölgy cave, Szemlőhegy cave, botanical garden at Alcsút and the Natural Reserve at Ócsa.
 
Fertő-Hanság National Park: Places of interest are the Kócsagvár at Sarród, the ecosystem of the Hanság region, (Öntésmajor), Esterházy-Madárvárta, Chernel-Garden at Kőszeg, the Natural Reserve of Őrség and Szigetköz. There are also educational walks covering: the geology of Sághegy, Gyöngyvirág (Lily), aquatic pop-weed, the Cyclamen of Sopron, the paths in Kőszeg Nature Preserve and around river Rába backwaters.
 
Hortobágy National Park: Of interest here is the Hortobágy Shepherd’s Museum, the round barn, Meggyes Csárda museum and the traditional homestead in Nagyivány. The entire area of the National Park is a designated habitat reserve.
 
Kiskunság National Park: Places of interest include the animal farm at Bösztörpuszta, Kunszentmiklós Virágh manor house at Kunszentmiklós, Shepherd’s Museum at Bugac, and the National Historic Memorial Park at Ópusztaszer.
 
Körös-Maros National Park: Places of interest include vast stretches of saline plains, patches of ancient marshland, buzzard reservation, Réhely Exhibition Site and the Szarvas Botanical Garden.
 
Őrség National Park: Streams, fir plantations and alder groves, mossy swamps and fens, butterflies and dragonflies, the winding, romantic Rába – this is a rolling country shaped by rivers. In the villages there are whitewashed, timbered and local style peasant houses, ‘skirted’ belfries and meadow orchards.
 
 
 

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