Kiskunhalas

Kiskunhalas lies between the rivers Danube and Tisza, 130 km south of the capital, Budapest. The towns of Kecskemét, Baja, Szeged, Kalocsa and Kiskunfélegyháza are all no further than 60 km away.

This was once a market town and it is over 600 years old. The present population is 32,000. Grapes and other fruit are grown in the surrounding countryside. In 1997 Kiskunhalas was awarded the title “The Town of Grapes and Wine”.

This is celebrated every September during the Harvest Festival, which always provides plenty of entertainment.

This region is a plain. The landscape is dotted with farms and sand dunes formed by the wind. In the past the town was surrounded by marshes, lakes and wetlands. We can still find the remains of this world of water in areas that have been protected because of their rare flora and fauna. There are numerous wild animals in the countryside, and this fact attracts both hunters and nature-lovers alike. The area provides great opportunities for cycling and hiking.

On the northern boundary of the town we can find the so-called “Salty Lake”, Sóstó, which is hemmed by reeds and is a good place for angling and boating. The forest and park near the lake is used for sunbathing and sport. Several farms in the area offer horse riding and carriage tours.

Kiskunhalas is world famous because of its lace. The history of Halas Lace can be learned and the beautiful laces can be admired in the Lace House, which is both a workshop and a museum.

Another tourist attraction is the swimming pool and thermal baths, which has certified curative properties.

Rural hospitality is a living tradition in the region. Friendly inns and atmospheric wine cellars guarantee a warm welcome for their visitors.

 

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