Miskolc is the third most populous city in Hungary, the economic, educational and scientific centre of Northern Hungary, and the seat of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Our main tourist attraction is the cave bath in Miskolc-Tapolca, a unique creation in a natural cavern. The good concentration of minerals in the thermal water, the healing air in the cave, and recent financial investments have all contributed to creating a “complex of experience and healing”. The heights of the Bükk Mountains, the swift creeks, the natural environment of Lillafüred and its fresh air are a dream destination for all tourists who like active recreation.
The best known attractions of this vacation resort are the Hotel Palota by Lake Hámori, the highest waterfall of Hungary, St Stephen Cave (dripstone) and Anna Cave (one of only three lime tufa caves open to the public in the whole World). A lane lined with horse-Chestnut Trees leads to the Diósgyõr Castle. The “Castle of Queens” is one of the most popular sights in Miskolc. The knight’s castle with four towers has a splendid view of the surrounding mountains. The visitors of the castle may enjoy various cultural programs every summer. The weapon and armour exhibition and the waxwork collection are open to the public all year. Downtown Miskolc can boast of numerous architectural, artistic and historical sites. The hill in the centre of the city, Avas, is the cradle of European culture.