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Hollókő

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Hollókő is a preserved traditional settlement in Hungary. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Get in[edit]

Map of Hollókő

Take the M3 motorway from Budapest as far as Hatvan, then take route 21. Before Pásztó the road branches off towards Hollókő. Journey time is 1½-2 hours.

There is a bus from Budapest leaving from Puskás Ferenc Stadion departure 08:30, arrival 11:00 (also there is a bus afternoon around 17:00). It leaves Hollókő at 16:00, arriving in Budapest at 18:30.

More buses going to Szécsény town.

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 4½ hours to get there. (Eger information centre can help for time table and details.) Prefer a departure from Budapest or Gödöllő.

Get around[edit]

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 pathway to the Holloko castle. With only 20 minutes hike you will find yourself on the top of the hill with breathtaking scenery.

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Castle in Hollókő
  • 1 Hollókő Castle, +36 30 9681739. The castle was first mentioned in records in 1310. Built in Gothic style. The original village was built just below the castle walls. In 1987, the village, castle ruins, and surrounding area were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Panoptikum or "Kacsics room", the weapon Storage, Castle Chapel. Services: souvenir shop, café, buffet, toilet/WC. Ft 700.
Church in Hollókő

Do[edit]

The most spectacular festival at Hollókő is Easter, when residents will wear richly decorated folk costumes and display Easter customs and folk crafts. There is also the Raspberry Festival in July, the Castle Tournament in August and the Grape harvest in August along with concerts in the castle and church.

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Post Office[edit]

  • Post Office, Kossuth út 76. (located in the old village), +36 32 379-233. M-F 07:00-14:30.

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