Visitor Centres

House of Nature, Kecskemét

House of Nature, Kecskemét

This visitor centre of the Kiskunság National Park Directorate is located in Kecskemét. Visitors can access permanent exhibitions in the centre and can learn about the history of nature conservation in Hungary, the national parks of Hungary, the characteristic habitats of the Danube-Tisza Interfluve and traditional professions.

Shepherd Museum, Bugac

Shepherd Museum, Bugac

The Shepherd Museum opens a window to the world of the old pastoral culture of the Kiskunság. Visitors can learn about the history and every-day tools of extensive animal husbandry, the daily routine of shepherds and their applied art. At the same time, information about the natural values of Bugac puszta and the forests on sand is also provided.

Reconstructed village from the Árpád Era, Tiszaalpár

Reconstructed village from the Árpád Era, Tiszaalpár

This reconstructed village features the buildings and other structures of everyday life and animal husbandry in the era of the Hungarian conquest of the Carpathian Basin. Visitors can find a pithouse built partly below ground surface, an outdoor oven, stick-woven corrals, a well with a lining made of sticks and cereal-storing pits.

Csólyospálos Geological Site, Csólyospálos

Csólyospálos Geological Site, Csólyospálos

Visitors can learn about a little known geological phenomenon of the Danube-Tisza Interfluve, the so called “wasp stone”. The site features an old stone pit and a few characteristic buildings of the pastoral culture.

Core areas of the National Park

Upper Kiskunság Steppes

Located in the former floodplain of the Danube River, this area is the second largest saline steppe of the Hungarian Great Plain; its total area is 11,000 ha. This formerly water-logged area has been drained, and the high evaporation rate and the high salt content of the groundwater enhanced salinization. Presently the landscape is dominated by alkaline carbonate-rich steppes, saline meadows, pastures, playas and, embedded among these, ridges formed by sandy-loessy wind-blown deposits.

Plant specialities: Sea Aster, Lepidium crassifolium and Siberian Statice
Animal specialities: Dorcadion fulvum subsp. cervae, Collared Pratincole, Red-footed Falcon and Great Bustard

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Study trails in the National Park

Visitors can use the trails at their own risk.

Apaj, Duck Trail

This 1-km long trail is in the Upper Kiskunság Steppes and provides information about the birdlife of saline habitats and reedbeds. It is best approached by following the hiking trails marked with a red stripe and then a red cross. There are high-stands on both trailheads.

Length: 1000 m
Language: HU, EN
How to approach: From Apaj, on the road connecting Bugyi and Kunpeszér.
GPS: N47°07’5.944” E19°06’39.316”

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