Harkány located in the south of Hungary not far from the Croatian border has been famous for the special curing effect of its thermal water for more than 150 years. The water contains lot of chemicals, minerals the most characteristic of them is sulphur in the form of gas. That is why the water is more effective than other spa waters in curing rheumatic, gyneological diseases, psoriasis, arthritis. The water is also good for drinking treatment. The curing effect of the water was discovered in 1823, and the spa has been more and more popular since then.
Annual programmes of the town:
- Winter burial day in February
- Feast of German Minority folk dance groups and choirs
- May day erection of May-tree
- Whitsun feast
- Spa festival
- Long weekend programmes in August
- Vintage Festival in September
More information: www.harkany.hu, www.harkanyfurdo.hu
Pécs the European Capital of Culture in 2010 is a special workshop for those who want to study, a real Canaan for travellers, the middle of the world for its inhabitants. Its historical, cultural, intellectual, and artistic heritage, the tradition of its national minorities its location and the surrounding region make the city the most exciting Hungarian town. A place where visitors can have an interesting sightseeing walk among Roman, Ancient Christian and Turkish memorials.
More information: www.pecs.hu
The Siklós Castle built in the 13th century is really worth seeing. The interesting historical and art exhibition awaits the visitors. The legend of Captain Tenkes comes to life among the old walls.
A famous place of pilgrimage Máriagyűd is to the North of Siklós. Its twin-towered church can be seen from afar.
Travelling on to the East you soon arrive to the famous Sculpture Park of Nagyharsány and you can walk up to Szársomlyó hill from the park. Finishing your short journey you arrive to Villány the centre of the well-known red wine making area.
More information: www.siklos.hu