Narrow-gauge train trip
Take a trip on the narrow-gauge railway from Miskolc to Lillafured in the Bukk National Park -- the ride takes about half an hour through beautiful, wooded hillsides.
Trains run approximately every hour, depending on the time of year -- the first train from Miskolc is 09-15 and the last one back from Lillafured is 16-20, but do check -- the website is shown below.
Trains from Miskolc leave from the LAEV station at Dorottya utca. The LAEV station is out of town -- take the no 1 tram in the opposite direction from the main Tiszai train station and get off 1 or 2 stops after the football ground 'Stadion' (on your left) -- the narrow-gauge station is then on your right.
In many of the villages close...
In many of the villages close to the Seretek region (very old vulcano hills) there is fresh spring water coming down the mountains.
Here you can see a lovely water spring made from one of the villages. The water is pure and really good to drink and free of charges.
TAKE A BATH IN ONE OF THE...
TAKE A BATH IN ONE OF THE HUNDREDS THERMAL BATH IN HUNGARY
About 7 km south of Miskolc you will find the CAVE BATH (Barlangfürdö). It's really something to go to, you will go into a cave where there is a labyrinth where you can swim, shower and have fun. Really lovely warm water (mildly radioactive, doesn't hurt). Very cheap for all west-europeans. You can get massage if you feel like, or go and swim outside in the pools, even by rainy weather.
The "little train"
One of the pleasest way of discovering of the enviroment of the town it to take a narrow gagged railway and travel to the hills and mounains reaching Lilafüred (Lake Hämor, St.Steven Cave, Waterfall and Palace Hotel..) the agient iron furnance...and much more!The children love it!!It worth a one day trip!
The Palace Hotel
It is a climatic health-resort built on the meeting point of the Garadna and Szinva valley, on the side of the Hámori Lake. The place took its name from Lilla Vay who was the wife of the minister of agriculture Count Bethlen András. The route leading from Miskolc to Lillafüred leads onto one of the most beautiful ravines of the country. Its two famous points are the Molnár-rock marked with a cross and the Puskaporos-ravine. The name of Lillafüred associated with the beautifully furnished Palace Hotel built between 1927 and 1930 according to the plan of Lux Kálmán. The hotel is surrounded by a terraced hanging garden and a huge park. The Szinva valley with its romantic beauty and the Hámori Lake can be seen from the park, the terraces and rooms of the hotel. The lake itself is not natural; the embankment closing the valley and dam the water of the Garadna back was built in 1813 initiated by the Fazola family. The Palace Hotel held the Writer's Congress in 1933 (its memory is shown with a memorial tablet on the wall of the Hermann Ottó's memorial house). In this event, organized by Kodolányi János, 75 writers took part. Among them were Móricz Zsigmond, Kosztolányi Dezsõ and last but not least József Attila. The beautiful lines of the "Ode" were created there at that time: "I'm sitting here on a glittering rock-bench..." The murmur of the waterfall of the Szinva tumbling down beside the Palace Hotel also belongs to the atmosphere of Lillafüred. Remarkable sights of the area of the holiday resort are the caves, famous for their dropstones and archaeological findings from the prehistoric times. Lillafüred can be reached from Miskolc on either public road or narrow-gauge railway. The railway opened in 1921 and goes through beautiful rocky land, picturesque valleys and even Garadna can be reached on the route.