Hortobágy is Europe´s largest grassy land, stretching from the edge of Hajdúság to the Tisza.
In order to preserve its natural values and flora and fauna, it was declared a national park on January 1, 1973. In 1979, the UN classified Hortobágy National Park as a biosphere reserve.
The marshes and fishponds in the national park are places of European importance for the nesting and migration of birds. Nothing proves this better than the fact that 342 species of birds have been spotted so far, of which 152 also nest in the national park.
In addition to the birds that pass through and nest there, we can also see racka sheep, gray cattle, mangalica and nonius horse. Four presentation areas, organized tours and nature trails help you get to know the flora and fauna of the Hortobágy National Park.
Every year in July, the region hosts the Hortobágy Equestrian Days.
You can find further informations about the current programs of the Hortobágy National Park on the following pages: