Hortobagy is a village in Hajdu-Bihar county in Hungary. It is also a name of a part of Alfold (Great Plain) in eastern Hungary, near Debrecen. It was designated as a national park in 1973 (the first national park in Hungary), and elected among the World Heritage sites in 1999. The Hortobagy is Hungary’s largest protected area, and the largest natural grassland in Europe.


Its emblematic sight is the Nine-holed Bridge, and this is the place for traditional sweep wells. Visitors might find mirage as well here.

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