Europe’s biggest hedge labyrinth in Ópusztaszer

Europe’s biggest hedge labyrinth in Ópusztaszer

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Getting lost is not a fun thing to experience, except if you are purposefully eager to do so. Facing the challenge set by a labyrinth, which in our case means a hedge labyrinth, is at least as enjoyable in a weird way as watching a scary horror movie, getting frightened during the film over and over again, while you know that nothing bad could actually happen to you. In a certain way, going into a large labyrinth causes the same feeling of adrenalin boost and excitement, at least for me. Csillagösvény Adventure Park is unique of its kind in Central Europe, while it provides the biggest hedge labyrinth in the whole continent. The place you have to look up to find its location is called Ópusztaszer, where even the National Memorial Park of History with the famous Feszty-panorama can be found.

Csillagösvény Adventure Park
Csillagösvény Adventure Park
Ópusztaszer, Szoborkert tanya 1, 6767 Magyarország

An eco-friendly adventure park

Csillagösvény Adventure Park gives us a labyrinth themed place where we can try to get through multiple kinds of labyrinth, play on logic, folk and child games, but we also have a chance to get to know Hungary’s history, its geography and wildlife in a playful and interesting way. The whole park, by the way, was built using only natural raw materials provided in the neighborhood, such as willow and privet. Moreover, solar energy is also used to produce electricity. I could go on with the commendable efforts and methods of the owners and their co-workers, but the focal point is that Csillagösvény Adventure Park is a true eco-friendly theme park. Besides being an environmentally conscious place, it’s also one where all ages can find their individual way to feel good and entertained - all of this in the oxygen-rich, fresh air. Even in case of bad, rainy and cold weather, there is a thatched yurt-shaped mill, which practically is a newly-built venue for the team-building events, among others.

© Picture credits to keol.hu
© Picture credits to keol.hu

The entry of Hungarians

One of my country’s most famous painters is Árpád Feszty, whose probably best-known artwork is “The entry of Hungarians” or how others recognize it, the Feszty-panorama. This painting’s measures are so tremendous that even a separated building was necessary to be constructed for storing and properly showing it to the audience. It is 1,5 meters high and has an immense 15-meter width. Similarly to the labyrinth-themed park, this work of art can also be found in Ópusztaszer at the National Memorial Park of History, which is in the direct vicinity of Csillagösvény Adventure Park. The complete truth about this painting is that at least ten painters made the famous artwork, including Feszty’s wife, Róza Jókai, who was a painter alike. Considering the panorama’s whopping parameters, it would have been almost impossible to complete it all alone. Thus, several individuals of the era’s finest painters thrived to help Feszty in order to execute the giant panorama. The complete work of art was finalised in the spring of 1894, and its subject is the land conquest of the Hungarian people.

Although Ópusztaszer is a relatively small town with a population of around 2500 citizens, it’s a really lovely place to visit and not only for its above-mentioned features. Beyond providing Europe’s biggest hedge labyrinth and the National Memorial Park of History, Ópusztaszer is a charming Hungarian town. The M6 motorway that stretches between Budapest and the Serbian border is only 10 km far away, and the city of Szeged, where the sun always shines is also only a 30-min trip from here. If you are after labyrinths indeed, check out my fellow editor, Victoria Derzhavina's article on the magic labyrinth of Kislovodsk Resort Park too, or simply get lost in itinari's endless selection of stories on further hidden gems.

Hungarian National Memorial Park of History
Hungarian National Memorial Park of History
Ópusztaszer, Szoborkert 68, 6767 Magyarország

© Cover picture credits to keol.hu

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Vivi Bencze

Vivi Bencze

Hello, my name is Vivi and I'm from Hungary, always excited to explore as many places as I can. I live in Budapest and my motivation is to make you explore Hungary the way I see my country.

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