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Northern Hungary

Northern Hungary is synonymous with snow-capped hills, swift-flowing fresh mountain lakes and rivers and numerous tablelands. In all, Northern Hungary can be described as a landscape delight, which presents a heavenly view for the eye. The region is crowded with buildings, which successfully portray the blending of the past with the present. Visitors can be privy to a view of the some of the best preserved historical cathedrals, picture-perfect gardens, warm Hungarian welcome in the little villages dotting the Hungarian countryside, the heritage sites of the haunting Hungarian castles and the royal baroque palaces.

The mountain streams and rivers meandering along the caves and boulders have a strange balmy effect on the visitor. The cool, temperate climate has given rise to many spas in the region, which have secured popularity throughout Europe for their medical benefits. Livestock grazing on the abundant greenery of the plains gives one a divine view of a placid European countryside. Wine cultivation is abundant in the area and tourists with a special bud for wine tasting, often visit this region to, savor on this delicacy of Northern Hungary. Huge expanses of land and wildlife have also led to the formation of many national parks in the area. The place has also been listed on the World Heritage Sites list for its stalactite caves starting at Aggtelek.

The 3 counties, which form Northern Hungary are, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Nograd and Heves, with Miskolc as the largest city.

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