SURROUNDINGS

BÖRZSÖNY AND THE DRÉGELY CASTLE

Several wander route starts from the end of the Mártirok street (from the Drégelyvár railway station). Favourite destinations are: Pénzásás, Deszkás puszta or the ruins of the Drégely castle.

lAKE OF BANK

The 7-hectare lake, with an average depth of 4 meters, is a popular place to bath and/or to angel. It is 12 km away from Nagyoroszi.

EXCURSIONS BY BICYCLE/ WALKS

Tsitári forrás: Between Drégelypalánk and Hont, about 1 km from the main road No. 2, there is the Tsitár Spring, the Kutyinka, and the shrine, the Csitár Chapel, which has become a well-known place of Pilgrimage site due to its spring.

Halyagasi Horgásztó: The Halyagosi fishing pond is Situated on the outskirt of the village Patak, appr. 2 km from Nagyoroszi. The lake with its beautiful scenery is waiting for the angels who like traditional boilie free fishing.

Mikszáth Kálmán emlékház: Kálmán Mikszáth de Kiscsoltó (16 January 1847 – 28 May 1910) was a widely reputed Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician. Horpács was the writers chosen home in Nógrad county. He bought the 420 acre property in 1904. It has served as a museum since 1954, and today it is only Mikszáth memorial museum in Hungary. It is located 4 km away by bicycle and 7 km away by car from Nagyoroszi. 

EXCURSIONS BY CAR

The renovated Dudinka Thermalbad is located in the well-known spa town of Dudince (Gyűgy in Hungarian), 30 km away from Nagyoroszi. Dudinka belongs to smaller and quieter (family) swimming pools in terms of its area and capacity.

Vadas Aquapark: The Vadas Thermal Resort offers fun and relax on a total of 30 acres. The resort has 12 adventure pools, seven of which are outdoor and six can be visited all year round. In the aquapark, besides the pools, there is a slide park, multi-functional sports fields, carousels, an adventure park and a fishing lake operating all year long. It is located 56 km away from Nagyoroszi.

Esztergom: A popular tourist destination, in 2014 1.5 million tourists visited the town. Esztergom is one of the oldest town in Hungary. It is situated in northern Hungary, 56 km from Nagyoroszi on the right bank of the river Danube, which forms the boarder with Slovakia there.

Vác is located 35 kilometres (22 miles) from Nagyoroszi, on the eastern bank of the Danube river, below the bend where the river changes course and flows south. The town has a perfect location, and can be easily reached by train, bus, or car.

Ipolytarnóc: The Ipolytarnoc Fossils Nature Conservation Area is a unique paleohabitat which was perfectly preserved by a catastrophic volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Since 1944 the area has been under state protection. Located 64 km north-east of Nagyoroszi, near the Slovakian border, between Mucsény (Slovakia) and Ipolytarnóc in Nógrád County.

Hollókő is a Palócz ethnographic village in Nógrád county and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its name means „Raven-stone” in Hungarian. It does not in the least resemble a skanzen (village museum) or a museum, because it is much livelier than many towns even larger than this. It preserves its tradition, character and dignity in a way that it is not “as if” but it is “it”. It is located 60 km away from Nagyoroszi.