Hortobágy Nature Trail

The Hortobágy is the river crossing the Great Hungarian Plain (also known as Alföld). It winds parallel to the River Tisza southwards and finally flows into the River Berettyó. The Hortobágy Educational Trail is designed to present the wildlife of the Hortobágy River and its surroundings. The educational trail is divided into three main parts: the aquatical trail (contains 12 stations), coastal trail (contains 9 stations) and an exhibition. The water trail starts at the foot of iconic Nine-arched Bridge. In the south, from the riverside slaughterhouse, in the north, a few hundred meters above Máta footbridge, it is almost 3,5 km long can be traversed by boat (only with the Hortobágy boat trips) with a guide. The 9 stations of the coastal trail can be explored on foot in the village and on the riverbank. The coastal trail’s length, from the starting point in a northerly direction to the railway embankment, is a maximum of 1.3 km, with a short detour to a bird-friendly garden in the courtyard of the village house. The exhibition is in the Village Shopping Mall in the village center close to the Hortobágyi Csárda.



Hortobágy Educational Trail
Type of tickets Prices
exhibition (adult)              800 HUF 
exhibition (under 6) free
coastal trail free
water trail with a ticket for a boat trip + 500 HUF 

Payment options: cash, bankcard 

Duration of a trip:  1-1,5 hour

Location: The exhibition is in the Village Shopping Mall which is standing in the vicinity

of an Oecumenical Church, in front of the Gallery. There is a parking, accessible on foot from the Vásártér only with a few minutes walk.


Opening hours:

Hortobágy Educational Trail Exhibition
  Monday Weekdays Weekend
January-February closed 10.00-15.00
March-April closed 10.00-16.00
May closed 10.00-16.00 10.00-17.00
June closed 10.00-18.00
July-August 10.00-18.00
September-October  closed 10.00-17.00
November-December closed 10.00-15.00

Opening times on public holidays:

1st November, 24th-26th December, 31st December-1st January: closed

2nd-5th April, during autumn school holidays: 10.00-17.00


The Hortobágy Educational Trail coastal stations are visitables in the whole year every day.


Opening hours of boat trip (for water stations visitors)

Hortobágy Educational Trail water stations

15th March-15th June only with previous registration
16th July -30th August 9.00-18.00
1st September- 31st October only with previous registration
Daybreak bird-watching only with previous registration

The water stations of an educational trail are visitables only with the boat trip.

Booking a trips for groups need to be negotiated in an advance.

More details, registration: Hajnalka Veres: +36 30 275 8747

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