From Tokaj we are driving to the small village called Lillafüred in the Great Hungarian Plain. The scenery is amazing.
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.
The Castle of Diósgyőr is a medieval castle in the historical town of Diósgyőr (now 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is very quiet. Only the bird’s voice can be heard. Residents would be still in bed.
After this, we are going to have breakfast in the hotel and then going to a small village of Aggtelek.