Showing posts with label Salgótarján. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salgótarján. Show all posts

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Medve Plateau and Medves Guesthouse

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Medves Plateau is the largest basalt plateau not just of Hungary but of Europe also.

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The Medves Guesthoues is located in a sylvan environment, in a less famouse but in a fascinating part of Hungary, in the neighbouring of the Medves Plateau.

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The Medves offer a lot of sights, excellent fresh air, fascinating view in the north corner of the country - spreaded over to Slovakia. But  if you followed my previous posts,  you already know about these wonderful places.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Eresztvény (Salgótarján, Hungary)

Eresztvény is a beautiful part of Salgótarján, but a lesser known tourist destination at Medves Plateau.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Mine Museum (Salgótarján, Hungary)

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The museum – the first underground one in natural surroundings in Hungary – was opened in 1965 and since that time it has been a tourists’ attraction with most of the visitors. The former “József” drift mine (1937-1951) in the centre of the town shows old mining equipment in its original condition, which bears witness to the past of coal mining in Nógrád County. The once busy mine was declared an industrial monument in 1980.

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In 1985 an historical exhibition was opened in the neighbouring building of the former mining colony and in 1986 the methods of transporting coal on the surface were also put on display around it.

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The aim of Nógrád Museum of History is to provide visitors with information about the past of coal mining in Nógrád County, which dates back almost 160 years, together with memorable experiences.

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There are many towns and villages with monuments and memorial sites in honour of the past of coal-mining, and the clusters of buildings, relics of coal-mining, memorial events and celebrations in former mining settlements still cherish the once glorious past.

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A place which is most definitely worth a visit is the Museum and Exhibition Site of Coal Mining where you can even have a tour in a former pit. In the 280-m-long system of tunnels you can get a full picture of a real coal-mine, its machines and equipment, with the help of items of exhibition, including museum piece machines, images in period uniforms, and even the image of a pit-pony.


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(Source: http://www.salgotarjan-turizmus.hu )