Lillafüred Hungary 

From Tokaj we are driving to the small village called Lillafüred in the Great Hungarian Plain. The scenery is amazing.

Beautiful Green Great Hungarian Plain.

Beautiful Green Great Hungarian Plain.

Poppy Red Pusta

Poppy Red Pusta

Passing through the city of Miskolc.

Passing through the city of Miskolc.

Northeastern Hungary city, Miskolc is known for its heavy industry. It has a population of 159 554 inhabitants and the fourth largest city in Hungary. It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.

Shopping mall and tram station of the city of Miskolc.

Shopping mall and tram station of the city of Miskolc.

The Castle of Diósgyőr is a medieval castle in the historical town of Diósgyőr (now Miskolc).

Diósgyőr Castle ruins of Miskolc

Diósgyőr Castle ruins of Miskolc

The first castle of Diósgyőr was built probably in the 12th century and was destroyed during the Mongol invasion (1241–42). The current, Gothic castle was built after the invasion and reached the peak of its importance during the reign of King Louis the Great (1342-1382).

From the city of Miskolc we are going into a dense forest.

From the city of Miskolc we are going into a dense forest and arrive at the Egri Street Lillafüred.

Lillafüred is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Officially it is a part of Miskolc, actually it is almost 12 kilometres away from the city, in the Bükk Mountains. The Mountains are a section of the North Hungarian Mountains of the Inner Western Carpathians. Lillafüred is a popular tourist resort.

We arrived at the booked Hotel Palota Lillafüred.

We arrived at the booked Hotel Palota Lillafüred.

Hunguest Hotel Palota (Palace Hotel) is a Neo-Renaissance castle and it was built in 1930. The hotel is surrounded by a large park with rare plants. It offers some beautiful views between the hills and the shores of Lake Hámor.

Hotel Garden, view from hotel room.

Hotel Garden, view from hotel room.

Park in front of the hotel.

Park in front of the hotel.

Explanation board at the park. As I am slow at typing, please read this explanation.

Explanation board at the park. As I am slow at typing, please read this explanation.

The garden in front of the Palace Hotel.

The garden in front of the Palace Hotel.

Evening scene of Lake Hámori, view from the tallest tower of the Palace Hotel.

Evening scene of Lake Hámori, view from the tallest tower of the Palace Hotel.

The artificial Lake Hámori was constructed in the early 19th century by the damming of the water from rivers of Szinva and Garadna, to supply the iron furnace with water. The lake is 1.5 kilometres long.

The next day, we take a walk around the Palace Hotel in the early morning. We go to the Hanging Gardens first.

Waterfall of the Hanging Gardens

Waterfall of the Hanging Gardens

The hanging gardens are below the Palace Hotel, between the streams Szinva and Garadna. The highest waterfall (20 meters height) in Hungary can be found here.

 Old Palace Gate in the Hanging Gardens.

Old Palace Gate in the Hanging Gardens.

We are walking through the Hamor Path along the Szinva Stream.

We are walking through the Hamor Path along the Szinva Stream.

It is very quiet. Only the bird’s voice can be heard. Residents would be still in bed.

We are walking back to the hotel from Palota street.

We are walking back to the hotel from Palota street.

After this, we are going to have breakfast in the hotel and then going to a small village of Aggtelek.

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