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Northern Hungary is a region of Hungary. It includes the counties Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Heves and Nógrád.


Map of Northern Hungary


  • 1 Balassagyarmat — former seat of the Nógrád comitatus (county). Balassagyarmat is famous for the traditional Palóc culture.
  • 2 Eger — famous for its baroque buildings, castle and wines, especially Bull's Blood (Bikavér), and for the nearby Szépasszony Valley wine region
  • 3 Gyöngyös — city of wines, and gateway to the Mátra mountains and ski resort
  • 4 Kazincbarcika
  • 5 Mezőkövesd — spa with hot mineral water
  • 6 Miskolc — with the unique cave bath in Miskolctapolca, the third largest city in the country, located near the Bükk hills
  • 7 Ózd
  • 8 Salgótarján — a former mining town situated in the hills with two castle ruins

Other destinations[edit]

  • 5 Hollókő — a preserved traditional settlement that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 6 Zemplén Mountains and Tokaj Mountains Zemplén Mountains on Wikipedia — Spotted with castles and ruins, a wine region that is also member of the UNESCO world heritage site list


Get in[edit]

Commonly used some part of this area

By bus[edit]

Timetables in English. Intercity Bus Timetable[dead link],

By train[edit]

You should try to take the Intercity trains: they're much cleaner than regular and international trains, they don't stop at every small town and a seat is reserved for you. Intercity trains are a bit more expensive and it's better to reserve your seat days before the travel, because they are usually full.

Get around[edit]



Hiking and trekking opportunities abound in the North Hungarian Mountains.

Wellness treatments are available at the Turkish bath in the Hospital of Francis Markhot, Eger (Markhot Ferenc Kórház Törökfürdő), and Carbon dioxide Gas Spa Bath of Mátraderecske (Mátraderecskei Széndioxid Gyógygázfürdő ) in Heves County.



Stay safe[edit]

  • The tap water all area potable.

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