Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary and the capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary. The city relies heavily on industry, but has hidden gems that you must see!
In 2002, Tokaj has been declared a World Heritage Site under the name Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural Landscape. There are three characteristics which make the Tokaj wine region unique. Soil and microclimate: The Tokaj terroir consists of clay or loess soil on volcanic subsoil. The microclimate is determined by the sunny, south-facing slopes and the proximity of the Tisza and Bodrog rivers. The Indigenous grape varieties: Furmint and Hárslevelü have been cultivated in the region for centuries and, together with Yellow Muscat, Kabar, Kövérszőlő and Zéta, are the only grape varieties officially permitted for use in the region. And finally the Cellars: A vast system of cellars was carved out of solid rock between 1400 and 1600 AD. They provide a constant temperature of around 10-12 °C. The cellars are covered with a characteristic mold, which feeds off the alcohol evaporated during aging and keeps the humidity in the range of 85-90%, which is ideal for the aging of Tokaji wines. The wine is mostly yellow and very sweet.
The park consists of 280 caves with different sizes, covering a total area of 198.92 km² of which 39.22 km² are under protection. It has been part of the UNESCO World Heritagesince since 1995. The largest stalactite cave of Europe is situated in this area: the Baradla cave (26 km long, of which 8 km is in Slovakia, known under the name of Domica). Several of the caves have different specialities. For example, the Peace Cave has a sanatorium which help treating people suffering from asthma. It is good for all ages.
Eger is one of the oldest Hungarian cities. Its architecture reflects the cities long history and multiculturalism. Indeed, Eger was first inhabited by Hungarian tribes that built the foundation of Eger’s castle in the 10th century. Today, Eger’s castle is home to an art gallery and a permanent exhibition. Here are the places I recommed you check out!
Marzipan is a well-known popular sweet, taking on different shapes and flavours throughout Europe. But never in your life will you see marzipan sculptures like these. The world-renowned pastry chef Kopcsik Lajos is the mastermind behind these master pieces. Winning a gold medal at the 1996 Berlin Culinary Olympics, his wish is to show that this simple substance can do so much more than meets the eye. He created all manner of objects and famous painting using only almonds and sugar. It took chef Kopcsik three years to complete all the marzipan sculptures. Visitors can admire Van Gogh paintings, storybooks, embroidered cushions, a life-size bell, Russian Dolls and so much more. But the most impressive piece is the full-size Baroque room furnished and decorated in the eighteenth century style. The room is a nod to Eger's past as it was during the Baroque era when it was the golden age of the city.
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