Hortobagy National Park
The Hortobagy National Park is the first nature reservation area in Hungary. Since 1999, it is part of the world heritage sites. The park includes several nature conservation areas, located in Hajdu-Bihar, Jasz-Nagykun-Szolnok and Szabolcs-Bereg-Szatmar counties. Habitats include lick plains, yellow soil plains, swamps and overflow areas. The surface of the land was made plain by the frequent overflow of the Tisza River.
The emblem of the national park is the nine-hole bridge in Hortobagy, built in Classicist style to replace an old wooden bridge in the middle of the 19th century. The national park also includes a water pathway and educational trail at the Tisza-lake, accessible by boat from the port in Poroszlo. It is a great location to observe the unique birds of the region.
The visitors� centre of the national park offers a multimedia exhibition, open all year round on weekends, and from the beginning of May until the end of Octobre on weekdays as well. The adjoining arts and crafts house is open on weekdays except for Monday. A shepherd museum is also available.
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