Miért Miskolc?

Why Miskolc? Because..

  • …Miskolc is the settlement in Europe which has been inhabited for the longest time – more than 70 000 years
  • … Miskolc is located is exquisite surroundings in the valley of the Szinva Stream at the foot of the Bükk Mountains
  • …the very first Hungarian theatre to be housed in a stone building was the Miskolc National Theatre in 1823, which has since been turned into one of Central Europe’s state-of-the-art theatrical centres
  • … is the only place where the entertainment district, the famous winehouses and cellars can be found on a hill (the Avas) in the heart of the city
  • … the Biennial Graphic Arts Festival hosted by the Miskolc Gallery has been the most significant festival of its kind in Hungary for decades
  • … the Miskolc Picture Gallery has the richest collection of Hungarian paintings outside Budapest
  • …Miskolc’s Hungarian Museum of the Orthodox Church displays unequalled treasures of Eastern Christianity
  • …”Bartók Plus…” is the most successful opera-festival in the region, and at the same time it is also a showcase for Central and Eastern European opera companies
  • …the most complete collection of hungarian minerals, containing 17.000 items, can be viewed int he Herman Otto Museum
  • … University of Miskolc has the largest campus in Hungary
  • … tha Cavebath in Miskolctapolca is the world’s only spa located within a natural cave system
  • … the Miskolc District of Diósgyőr has the only Queen’s Castle in Hungary
  • … Miskolc has the largest historical waxworks in Central Europe
  • … the longest forest railway runs in the Bükk Montains
  • … it is the Wildlife Park of Miskolc where the world’s first statue of Gerald Burrell has been erected
  • … the Hotel Palota (’Palace Hotel’) which lies on the bank of Lake Hamor, is the Hotel with the most beautiful location in the country
  • … the Waterfall on the Szinva Stream is at 20 m, the highest in the country
  • …the original iron furnace at Újmassa is the oldest monument of industrial history in the country, that is still operational
  • … the trout farm next to Garadna in the vicinity of Miskolc is the only place, where the autochthonous swift truot is propagated and where you can buy trout fresh from the ponds
  • …  the only man-made ice- climbing wall in Hungary lies in the Bükk Mountains
  • … at the skiing- wonderland at Bánkút has the longest ski-runs in the country, and has snow for the longest length of time
  • … Miskolc is the city of rock music. The first rock-festival in Hungary was held here in 1973.
  • … only here has a monument to the rescue teams been raised. The statue is of Miskolc’s world-famous search-and –rescue dog ’Mancs’ (Paw)
  • … the local culinary specialiti, ’Kocsonya’ (Meat-jelly) wobbles best here, and Miskolc is the only place int he world, where a „Kocsonya” Festival and ’Kocsonya’ Ball is held
  • … Miskolc was one of the most determined industrial city in the socialism
  • … Miskolc is the fourth biggest city in the country