Spring has finally arrived, bringing balmy temperatures to Hungary. Trees have begun to bud, and flowers are sprouting from the ground thanks to the mild weather. Whether you want to visit tulip fields or admire cherry blossoms, you do not necessarily have to travel to the Netherlands or Japan. In fact, this small country is full of beautiful flower landscapes at this time of year. In this article, we have compiled a few spring destinations that should be on every nature lover’s bucket list.
Almond trees are among the very first trees to blossom in Hungary. So it is possible to admire its lovely pale pink flowers as early as the beginning of March. Although almond trees can be found almost anywhere in the country, we think the most perfect location is Gellért Hill in Budapest. There are many almond trees on the hill, but the most popular one can be found on the southern side of the hill, above the Rock Chapel. Its flowers amaze visitors every spring. No wonder it is such a popular spot, as the blooming tree is accompanied by a breathtaking view of the Hungarian capital.
You do not necessarily have to visit Japan to admire the cherry blossom. In Nagykörű, a village by the river Tisza, visitors can enjoy the spectacular scenery in spring.
The church garden of Nagykörű is home to Hungary’s largest collection of cherry trees, covering 200 hectares and more than 100 varieties,
Sokszínű Vidék writes.
Moreover, not only this land but the entire village is rich in cherry trees. After all, the village is called “Hungary’s cherry orchard” for a reason.
It is not known by many, but in the village of Kőröshegy, near Lake Balaton, tourists are welcomed every spring with a large tulip field. Kőröshegy is mainly known for its lavender fields. However, for a few years now, tulips have been blooming every April next to the lavender fields.
A tulip harvest is also organised every year. At this event, visitors can not only admire the flowers but also take them home. This year, the Tulip Harvest will take place from 13 to 23 April.
Boldogkőváralja also offers a beautiful landscape for anyone who visits the village in spring. In early April, hundreds of apricot trees blossom on the hillsides of the village. However, the region is not only worth mentioning for the apricot blossom. The Boldogkő Castle can be found here, too. According to csodahelyek.hu, it is one of the most beautiful castles in the Zeplén Mountains and, as the legend goes, was once inhabited by fairies.
Source: magyarorszagom.hu, sokszinuvidek.24.hu, csodahelyek.hu