Hungary’s mountains are a true natural wonder, offering a wide range of landscapes, ecosystems, and outdoor adventures. From the high-elevation lookouts of the Bükk Mountains to the peaceful valleys of the Mecsek Hills, Hungary’s mountain ranges offer something for every type of traveller. The country is full of picturesque viewpoints scattered throughout its diverse landscape. Whether you’re an avid photographer, a hiker, or just someone who loves to take in the beauty of nature, you will find plenty of reasons to visit the following lookout points and experience the breathtaking view for yourself.
In this article, we have collected some mountain viewpoints that provide the most astonishing panorama.
The lookout tower in Lillafüred was renovated just this year. It is also known as the first lookout tower in the countryside, with a history dating back to the late 1800s.
The idea of the lookout tower in Lillafüred was first conceived in the late 1890s,
writes boon.hu. The popular tourist destination also won the title of Lookout of the Year this year.
Írottkő is located in the Kőszeg Mountains in the western part of the country, at an altitude of 883 m. It is interesting to note that the border between Austria and Hungary passes right through the building. This means that one half of it belongs to Austria and the other half to Hungary.
Reaching the top of the tower, we can enjoy the beautiful panorama. In clear weather, you can even see Lake Balaton and the Austrian Schneeberg-Rax peaks.
One of the most remarkable attractions of the Mecsek is clearly the Flóra Rest-Place at an altitude of 404 m. Hovewer, an even more remarkable attraction is the so-called Mecsek Swing, which is a three-person swing. It is unclear who constructed it, but it is definitely an unforgettable experience to sit in it and admire the view of Pécs and the surrounding hills.
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The lookout tower can be found on Badacsony Hill at Lake Balaton, at an altitude of 438 m. From the top of the tower, visitors can take in the panoramic view of the Tapolca Basin and the surrounding hills. As badacsony.com writes, the tower can be accessed via three main hiking trails: the Stone Gate, the Bujdosók stairs, and the path from Rózsakő through the Hertelendy stairs.
Here is a panoramic view from the lookout tower:
While Hungary’s mountain viewpoints are definitely worth visiting during the warmer months, they are also a great destination in the winter. If you’re lucky, you might get to experience the magic of a winter wonderland, with the snow-covered peaks and forests providing a stunning contrast to the clear blue skies. Do not let the colder weather deter you – Hungary’s mountain viewpoints are just as beautiful and worth visiting in the winter as they are in the summer.
Source: koszeginfo.com, badacsony.com, boon.hu, sokszinuvidek.24.hu