Industrial Tourism Attractions

Industrial Tourism Attractions in Hungary

Outdoor Etnographic (Skanzen) Museum

Located in Szentendre, is the most popular in the country and lies on more than 60 hectares. It shows folk architecture, interior decoration, farming (lively) and the way of life in the Hungarian language area from the 2nd half of the 18th century to the 1st half of the 20th century, through original and authentic objects, more than 400 relocated houses arranged in old settlement patters, characteristic for each region. Horse drawn carriages and a normal-gauge railway motor train, made in 1930, rattles through the Museum's territory. Participatory workshops are organized here, like wine tasting, goulash cooking, candle making, gardening.
Other important village museums: Szenna, Palotavaros, Sosto near Nyireghaza, Gocsei near Zalaegerszeg, Pityerszer, Szombathely and Holloko.

The Hortobágy National Park - The Puszta

Has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO on the 1st of December 1999 in the category of cultural landscapes. It is the largest protected area, and the largest natural grassland in Central Europe with cattle (Hungarian grey), sheep (long wool Racka), oxen, horses (Nonius), water buffalos, Mangalitsa swine, tended by herdsmen, and it provides habitat for various different species. Here also can be found a herdsmen and a craftsmen museum, a wild animals park, a narrow gauge railway through the fishponds, a famous horse stud farm (Mata) opened to the public, 18th century architecture like inns, windmills and a bridge. The area (Balmazujvaros) cultivates its traditions, especially local folk crafts such as zither making, wicker work, strap making, hat making, and thatch making, all welcoming tourists. Also there are many organic farms which organize cooking classes.

Kalocsa Embroidery and Wall Painting

Kalocsa was founded by Hungary's first King, St. Stephen. The folk art of Kalocsa represents a peculiar color in the splendid bunch of flowers of Hungarian folk art and is still living, flourishing, developing richly and brilliantly. It also spread to the neighboring villages: Öregcsertö, Szakmár, Homokmégy, Drágszél and farms belonging to them. An embroider of Szakmár, collected over 500 basic motives used for decoration. The art of wall painting, specific only to the Kalocsa region, is done with pulverized paint mixed with milk. The women are painting colorful flowers on the upper part of the whitewashed walls of rooms, kitchens and ovens.

Mezokovesd - Matyo Embroidery

Earned its nationwide reputation based on its unique costumes and free hand embroidery. "e;Matyo"e; comes from the name of King Mátyás who gave Mezökövesd the title of "e;free royal town"e; in 1464. The economic, political and cultural background of the 1860s - 1870s aided the development of an independent and forceful Matyo folklore art, which unfortunately, during communism, almost died out. Nowadays, even if starting as a staged performance, the revival process is currently underway. The historic center of Mezökövesd has many museums, preserving the architecture and the atmosphere of the traditional Matyo village, and some "e;living"e; traditional workshops reappeared.

Őrség Pottery

Pottery was a very common proffession in the Őrség region because of its clay soil. The villages of Oriszentpeter and Magyarszombatfa have a long and still living tradition of pottery, and give place for a three day long international pottery meeting and fair every July. Tourists can also shape their own, self-made ceramic souvenirs.