Who would not have heard about them yet? The Lillafüred Waterfall, Hámori Lake, Hanging Garden, narrow-gauge forest train, travertine caves, a trout farm, ancient smelters, Lillafüred Chairlift, family adventure park and other thousands of experiences will make your stay colourful. Only 20 minutes away is Lillafüred, which is not only a favourite destination for romantic lovers and families arriving with children, but it is also increasingly popular as a climatic health resort among those looking for recreation and refreshment.
PROGRAMS OUT OF HOUSE
Pannonian Sea Museum
The Pannonian Sea Museum is the largest natural history museum in the region, and the geological and natural history museum and exhibition space of the Ottó Herman Museum in Miskolc. Two of its exhibitions are: “On the paths of the jungle - The swamp cypress forest of Bükkábrány and its era”, furthermore, “The minerals of the Carpathians”. The main theme of the exhibition titled “On the paths of the jungle” is the swamp cypresses found in Bükkábrány, which are at least seven million years old and one of the oldest non-fossilised trees in the world.
The Museum is for about a 2-minute walk from the hotel. Opening hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guaranteed sightseeing walks
If you want to learn about the sights of Miskolc, you should choose the thematic sightseeing tour, during which you can explore the city centre, the historical Avas, Diósgyőr, Miskolctapolca and Lillafüred with a guide, depending on the program. The 1.5-2-hour guided tours in Hungarian language cover the most important sights and hidden treasures.
Guaranteed sightseeing tours are held on Fridays and Saturdays until mid-November. Pre-registration is not required. The walks are started regardless of the number of participants, but only individual guests are welcome.
LILLAFÜRED CHAIRLIFT PARK
The Chairlift is located a few hundred meters from the Adventure Park, near our hotel. The cable car starts at 333 metres and takes passengers to the 606-metre-high Jávorhegyi station, for a distance of 1080 metres. More than 200 people can enjoy the scenery at a time during the 16-minute ride.
The chairlift will be closed from November 2021 to March 2022 for technical reasons.
HANGING GARDEN AND WATERFALL OF LILLAFÜRED
The hanging garden with a terrace, located under the Palace Hotel offers unrivalled sights in every season for the lovers of nature, romanticism and arts.
The route along the Hanging Garden is a “thematic path” consisting of 9 stops, connected to Szinva educational pathway. The specific stops are about poetry, poets, scientists and love, but the natural and artificially built environmental elements are sufficiently emphasized, as well. On the terrace of poetry, one can find the statue of Attila József, at which a remarkable memory of this great figure of Hungary and the admiration of poetry is set by some lines of his poem title “Ode”, engraved into a rock.
On the terrace of the waterfall, we can admire the highest waterfall of the country, which is the 20-meter-high Szinva Waterfall.
The Hanging Garden offers wonderful sights in every season, and the Anna’s Cave opens from its lowest terrace. According to a plaque placed by the town beautifiers at the entrance to the cave, Sándor Petőfi visited Lillafüred in 1847. In his travel letters, he wrote enthusiastically how fascinated he was by the landscape, comparing it to Switzerland and Helvetia in particular. As a result, several guidebooks refer to this unique natural formation as Petőfi Cave instead of Anna Cave
MISKOLC ZOO AND CULTURE PARK (WILDLIFE PARK)
Miskolc ZOO and Culture Park presents nearly 700 specimens of more than 120 animal species living on the five continents to the visitors, in a unique forest-like environment. The biggest favourites of the ZOO are the two brown bears, Dorka Forgó and Borka Füles, who received their names from the guests.
In addition to them, the large predators are represented by tigers, a Persian leopard, wolves and lynxes, but the wildlife park also hosts some other, special animals, such as the Liszt monkeys, the big hairy armadillos, the North American porcupines, David deer and the popular meerkats.
Diósgyőr Castle is expected to be closed until 2023 for renovation works.
About 8 kilometres from the downtown of Miskolc, at the foot of the Bükk Mountains, in a beautiful natural environment, one can find the Diósgyőr Castle, which is a prestigious place among the monuments of Hungary. The uniqueness of the equipment of the castle lies in the informal cognition. By moving freely, the visitor can experience the atmosphere of a medieval castle by trying out all things.
THEATRE HISTORY AND ACTORS’ MUSEUM
The museum, on the site of the first stone theatre in Hungary, was renovated in 2010.
The upstairs exhibition space still retains the spirit and admired relics of the first permanent exhibition, but has been enhanced with modern views, archive footage and interactive elements.
A new feature is the presentation of memorable ensembles and venues of amateur theatre in Miskolc.
Playful program for children: from picture puzzles to colouring-in and paper theatre making, they can explore the world of theatre through a variety of creative activities.
Opening hours: except Sunday and Monday: from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., from 1 June to 31 August: from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
MISKOLCTAPOLCA CAVE BATH AND SPA
MISKOLCTAPOLCA BOBSLEIGH TRACK
The country’s fifth largest alpine bobsleigh track in Miskolcapolca is great fun, both in winter and summer. The starting point is located near the summer exit of the Cave Bath. The track through the oak forest is 800 metres long, with a 54-metre difference in level. An elevator takes the bobsleighs to the highest point on the track, and you can control the speed yourself.
The track is open from 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. in summer and until 6.00 p.m. in winter (from October).
ANNA LIMESTONE CAVE IN LILLAFÜRED
Anna Cave is open all year round according to the following opening hours:
During summer (1 April – 30 September) daily from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
During autumn (1 October – 31 October) daily from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
During the winter period (2 November – 31 March), one tour is started per day, every day at noon.
Duration of the tour: 30 minutes
Each tour is independent of the head count, with a maximum limit of 35 people.
To visit the caves, due to the temperature difference (cave temperature is a constant 10 °C), please wear a sweater, long trousers and closed shoes.
ST. STEPHEN STALACTITE CAVE IN LILLAFÜRED
St. Stephen’s Cave is open all year round according to the following opening hours:
During summer (1 April – 30 September) daily from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
During autumn (1 October – 31 October) daily from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
In winter (2 November – 31 March) daily from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Duration of the tour: 30 minutes
Each tour is independent of the head count, with a maximum limit of 65 people.
To visit the caves, due to the temperature difference (cave temperature is a constant 10 °C), please wear a sweater, long trousers and closed shoes