Hungarian world heritage sites
• Budapest, including the Banks of the
Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and
Andrássy Avenue (1987)
• Early Christian Necropolis of Pécs (Sopianae)
• Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape
• Hortobágy National Park - the Puszta (1999)
• Millenary Benedictine Abbey of
Pannonhalma and its Natural Environment
• Old Village of Hollókő and its Surroundings
• Tokaj Wine Region Historic Cultural
• Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst
Christian crypts, Pécs:
The predecessor of Pécs called Sopianae, which was part of the Roman
empire, built numerous chapels, graves and mausolueums in the IV. century.
The crypts are partly on the surface and partly underground. These Christian
remains are the most important ones besides Italy.
Pécs: European Capital of Culture, 2010
Mosque of Kasim pasha
April 19. 1828, Pécs – March 23. 1900, Pécs
He took over the family’s factory in 1853. He
thought it was important to develop new ceramics.
He was the first who used pyrogranite to decorate
buildings and the first whose factory used eosin
glaze on ornaments.
Stalactite cave, Aggtelek:
One of Europe’s biggest stalactite cave is Cave Bardla in Aggtelek. According to
scientists this place is one of the Earth’s greatest geographical phenomena. Its
Hungarian section is 17 kilometer long. The whole cave has 3 entrances.
The Stalactite Cave
belongs to the
National Park of
The park’s symbol is a
which you can see all
around the park’s
Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie von Wittelsbach - Sisi
December 24. 1837., München – September 10. 1898.,Genf
Empress of Austria, Queen of
Hungary, wife of Ferenc József. Before
their marriage she had to learn the
history of Austria and the royal
She heard the first hungarian words
from her teacher, Majláth János.
In 1863 she decided to learn the
She was good friends with earl
Her 4th child Mária Valéria was born
is the Castle of Buda.
She visited Hungary several times.
Her last visit was in 1896 during the
festivity of Millenium.
Andrássy avenue and Heroes’ square, Budapest:
It is said to be the Champs-Elysées in Budapest. Its architect Ybl Miklós was
asked to design an avenue which is worthy for the Heroes’ square. Going through
the avenue we can see residences lining up next to each other for more than a
Ybl Miklós was one of the
biggest architect in the XIX.
Century and a significant
representative of historicism in
The whole avenue is 2310
Wekerle Sándor prime minister entrusted Zala György and Schikendanz Albert to
design the Hero’s square.
In the middle you can see the
Millenium memorial monument with
Gábriel archangel on top of the pillar.
On the pedestal Lord Árpád with
Tétény, Ond Kond, Tas Huba and Előd.
Left peristyle: St. István, St. László,
Könyves Kálmán , II. András, IV. Béla,
Károly Róbert, Nagy Lajos
Right peristyle: Hunyadi János,
King Mátyás, Bocskai István,
Bethlen Gábor, Thököly Imre, II.
970 or 980, Esztergom – August 15. 1038.
He was the first hungarian king.
His coronation: December of 1000. or
January of 1001.
During his reign he merged the hungarian
tribes into a unified Christian kingdom. He
established the hungarian Christian church
and the hungarian state system.
Every year we celebrate István’s
canonization as a saint at 20th of August.
Hungarian Holy Crown
February 23. 1443., Kolozsvár – April 6. 1490., Vienna
He was reigning between 1458 and
1490. He was fond of art, science
and occultizm. One of his court’s
returning guest was Janus
Pannonius the first significant
hungarian poet. In this era Mátyás
had the second biggest library with
2000-2500 books which we call
corvinák. He brought Renaissance
into the kingdom.
His army was the first permanent
hungarian mercenary army the
Black army. This army counted
163.000 best trained soldier.
This army was the base of his
centralised royal power.
Tokaj was first mentioned in
1353 as a settlement.
After 1450 Tokaj was
property of the Hunyadi
family. After world war II.
its development slowed
down, but in 1986 it started
to develop dynamically
The Tokaji aszú is a dessert
wine, wine specialty. It’s
made with a century-old
unique technology. They
harvest the botrytised
grapes in late autumn then
start the special wine
Vitamin C : Szent-Györgyi Albert
Chlorine disinfection: Semmelweis Ignác
Match: Irinyi János
Ballpoint pen: Bíró László József
Soda, dynamo: Jedlik Ányos
Coloured TV: Goldmark Péter János
First TV channel: Mihály Dénes
Béres-csepp : Béres József
Semi-automatic camera: Mihály József, Riszdorfer Ödön
Nuclear bomb: Szilárd Leó, Wigner Jenő, Teller Ede
Rubik’s cube: Rubik Ernő
Hollókő is known for its unique
architecture and traditional
clothing and customs. Hollókő is
still inhabited. It was declared
national heritage in 1987.