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Őrség National Park (Hungarian: Őrségi Nemzeti Park) is a Hungarian National Park established in 2002 with a total area of 440 km2 (110,000 acres; 170 sq mi).A visit to Orseg National Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Oriszentpeter online trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
The region takes its name Őrség (meaning 'watch post') from the Magyars, who in order to defend the western gates, built watch posts across this land. Over the centuries, the landscape has been shaped by farming on small sections keeping harmony in relations with nature and maintaining diversity.
Orseg National Park reviews
One of the best places for some recreation. Nice, rural feeling, island of tranquility, fresh air, beautiful countryside. Since the last few years the car traffic has increased much, so we can't... more »
This NAtural Park is located in the most western corner of Hungary. Őrség means ‘defence area’, the region originally played a frontier-guarding role at the time of the Hungarian conquest. Throughout.... more »
Plenty of things to see, beautiful landscapes, ideal place to explore by bike too !
The best way to appreciate this lovely area is on foot or, like I did, by bicycle. Pretty villages, glorious vistas and abundant nature make this a relaxing and rewarding place to visit. The roads are largely free of heavy traffic though the signposting for the Orseg 2 bike trail which I tried to follow was rather erratic. I somehow ended up on the busy Route 86 which is on the east side of the area and it was not pleasant!
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