Let's say you've been to Budapest. You've visited the Balaton Lake. Maybe you've even been to the Tokaj wine region. But did you know you can actually climb a dead volcano in Hungary?
Nature is a wonderful architect. Lars and I have been traveling for 6 years now, and although we have already seen a lot of fantastic landscapes, sometimes we still stumble upon something that simply takes our breath away.
The Hegyestu Geological Exhibition Site is such a breattaking location.
How to Find the National Park
Program your GPS device for Monszlo and follow the road signs to Hegyestu. The entrance fee is about € 2 - 3. The site is closed between mid-November and mid-March. The best time to visit is in spring or autumn, so that you can avoid the heat and the tourists.
What you get to see are the remains of a basalt volcano, that was active 5 - 6 million years ago. You can actually hike on granite rocks of more than 300 meters high! There is a path that you can follow all the way to the top. Make sure you wear appropriate shoes though, since some of the steps are in a terrible condition.
Although we both suffer from vertigo, Lars and I managed to reach the top.
The views are spectacular... you can see a big part of the nearby Balaton Lake.
It's definitely worth a visit.