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Narrow Gauge Railway of Hortobágy Great-Fishponds

You can discover the diverse flora and fauna of Central Europe’s most intricate system of fish ponds at your leisure, sitting in the small cars of this railway. The observation platform erected at the final stop and the boardwalks skirting the ponds will even provide opportunities to take close-ups of pond denizens.

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The fishponds of Hortobágy are one of the largest fishpond system in Central-Europe. Besides their economic importance fishponds have (a) diversified and rich flora and fauna. The central fishpond system in Hortobágy –Halastó (Hortobágy Great-Fishponds) covering 2000 hectares have been protected since establishment of Hortobágy National Park. The nesting and migrating birds of Hortobágy Great-Fishponds are particular valuable. In the last 40 years nearly 300 bird species have been observed here. This made that area one of the well known habitat for birds.
In the narrow gauge railway can also be reached the furthest fishponds to see the landscape and unique avifauna.


Location: Along the main road 33 near the milestones 67 turn to Hortobágy-Halastó and drive until the end of the road.

Timetable of narrow gauge train at the fishponds:
April, May, June, September, October:
                      Monday-Friday: with previous registration
At weekends: Go: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00
                      Back: 11.15, 13.15, 15.15
July, August:
every day Go: 10.00, 12.00, 14.00, 16.00
              Back: 11.15, 13.15, 15.15, 17.15
(For groups: also with previous registration)

Return:
Adult: 1400 HUF/person,
Child: 1000 HUF/person
Family (2 adults, max. 1 child): 2800 HUF/family


Hortobágy Fishpond & Narrow-Gauge Railway
Phone: +36 52/589-000
Web: www.hnp.hu

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