Hercegkút: Hungarian hobbit land in the Tokaj wine region

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Apart from being known for its specific architecture, gastronomy, Lake Blatno and spas, Hungary also has a lot to offer lovers of fine wines, as it has wonderful wine regions that are worth a visit. This time we were attracted to the Tokaj region in Hungary.

Hungary is a beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage and various tourist attractions. As one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, yes Budapest always on our list of destinations to which we are always happy to return. This time we will discover the wine-growing region of Tokaj and fascinating place Hercegkút with unique wine cellars.

Wine cellars in the shape of hobbit houses

Hercegkút is a small, quiet place in the Tokaj wine region in northeastern Hungary. This region is known for producing some of the best sweet wines in the world, including Tokaji Aszú, considered one of the best sweet wines in the world. Visitors to Hercegkút can enjoy picturesque walks through the vineyards, taste local wines and visit many wine cellars and tasting rooms in the area. The fairytale landscape of hills, vineyards and traditional wine cellars will not leave anyone indifferent. The Tokaj region is also the first closed wine region in the world, registered in 1737.

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Due to their specific shape and construction, wine cellars are also called Hungarian The Hobbit House. The wine cellars are built in four sets. The characteristic triangular entrance to the cellar is already recognizable from afar. Here, cellars are usually two-story, built below the surface at a depth of 10 to 40 meters.

Right now since 2002 it has been included in the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. This landscape still bears unique characteristics of cultural tradition and is witness to the centuries of viticulture that developed here.

This is just one of the many attractions that Hungary has to offer. Whether you are interested in history, culture or nature, you will be in this wonderful the country definitely found something, which you will like.

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