There are many natural and man-made wonders in Hungary that are worth visiting in every season. The following five places are ideal to see during the warm days of spring. Grab your hiking boots and see these amazing places. Waterfall, quarry pond, salt hills, and everything you could imagine.

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The waterfall of Ilona Valley

Ilona valley can be found in the Eastern part of the Mátra Mountains. The biggest natural waterfall of Hungary can be found in this valley.

Ilona waterfall
Photo: by Mrcsifkin

The Ilona valley waterfall is also called the cascade of peace, and it is located 5 km from Parádfürdő. The water is pouring down from 10 meters high, providing a beautiful scene to look at. The waterfall can be approached on foot by following a pleasant hiking trail with only a few slopes.

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The salt hills of Egerszalók

Egerszalók lies 5 km away from Eger. Apart from its thermal spring, coming from a depth of 40 meters, the famous salt hill can also be found in Egerszalók. It is a truly spectacular sight.


The lime precipitates from the water that springs on top of the 18 metres-tall hill. The crust grows year by year and covers more and more of the hillside. As the water lodges in the natural nipples, it forms white limestone terraces, lacy shelves and limestone curtains.

The floating village of Bokod

The floating village of Bokod is a collection of tiny houses built on wooden poles. These houses are mainly used by locals for fishing during the summer. The place looks quite amazing, as the houses sit directly above the water, looking like they are floating in the air.


The lake is technically a cooling pod for a power plant nearby. Thus, the lake’s water never freezes. The lake is powered by two villages: Bokod (West) and Oroszlány (East). This unique place is very close to Budapest, only 50 miles away.

The tarn of Megyer-Mountain

The tarn of Megyer-Mountain is located in the Zemplén Mountains in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, near the historical town of Sárospatak. The tarn is easily accessible by following one of the several hiking trails leading up to the tarn.


The place is surrounded by 70 metres-tall cliffs which adds to the spectacular landscape. The 6.5 metres-deep lake is basically the ruins of an old, abandoned mine which was closed in 1907. The place is a beloved hiking destination.

The quarry pond of Rudabánya

The quarry pond of Rudabánya, also known as the bottomless wonder, is a 300-metres-long, 80-metres-wide and 60-metres-deep quarry pond. It is one of the deepest still waters of Hungary.


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