Monday, February 11, 2013


Sights & Sites
Hortobágy National Park (Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park) – 9 Petőfi tér; 011-36-5-2589-0000 or 011-36-5-236-9119;; 800 km² national park, known as Puszta in eastern Hungary; Alföld (Great Plain) portion; World Heritage site since 1999; Hungary’s largest protected area and Europe’s largest natural grassland; cattle, horses, oxen, and sheep tended by herdsmen; 342 documented bird species, including Common Crane, Dotterel, Great Bustard & Stone Curlew); among most iconic sites is 9-holed Bridge; formerly, place where Hungarian Stalinists sent political opponents to work in forced labor.

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