"Hortobągy and the Puszta" Hortobagy by kaloz

Hortobagy Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 46 photos

The Great Plain of Europe

Regretfully I did not take many pictures in Hortobągy. We got horses and rode out on the plains. This is where the Hungarian Cowboy, the chicosz (forgive the spelling) heard the wild horses and other livestock. They draw their water from cantilevered wells. It is truely marvelous.

Vendors in Hortobągy

Hortobągy draws many travellers, and supports itself with local crafts. This woman embroiders all these wonderful pieces. They are very beautiful (nagyon szep).

For more on the way of life

Since I didn't take many pictures, I will recommend a film called "Brady's Escape" it is not a great film, but it does feature the Puszta and the way of life of the cowboys. It is an accurate depiction of how they live and work even to this day. They still wear the traditional costumes.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fascinating way of life
  • In a nutshell:Don't miss it
  • Last visit to Hortobagy: Sep 1992
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Mar 11, 2004 at 11:46 AM

    The Plains of Hortobagy are supposed to be one of the best places in Europe for birding. I'd love to go there sometime.

  • dabuwan's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2003 at 11:34 PM

    A charming place. Helpful tips and great pics.

  • o00o's Profile Photo
    Jan 21, 2003 at 10:53 PM

    A place with peace and nice to visit.


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