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Ljubljana

Ljubljana is Slovenia’s capital and largest city. It’s known for its university population and green spaces, including expansive Tivoli Park. The curving Ljubljanica River, lined in outdoor cafes, divides the city’s old town from its commercial hub. Ljubljana has many museums, including the National Museum 

St. Agnes Catholic Church

St. Agnes is a neogothic Catholic church in Neustadt-Nord, Cologne, Germany. It was consecrated in 1902 and is the second-largest church in Cologne after the Cologne cathedral. St. Agnes is 80 metres (260 ft) long, 40 metres (130 ft) wide and occupies an area of 

Kossuth Square and Big Reformed Church

Kossuth Square

The square and the church have always been the scene, oftentimes the very center, of important events through our history. The church was the hub of the Reformation movement in Hungary. Not only is it size that is testament to its greatness. The sound of the 56-ton Rákóczi Bell, housed in its massive twin towers, can even be heard in Hortobágy in clear weather.

The most well-known building is the Great Reformed Church in Debrecen. With the 1500 m² ground space it is the largest Protestant church in Hungary, and has the largest bell of Protestant church in Hungary. It’s in the downtown, between two square, which namedKossuth and Calvin. So the town is sometimes referred to as „the Calvinist Rome”.

The Great Reformed Church

A church already stood here in the Middle Ages, but it burnt down. The next, which Gothic hall church was, built between 1297 and 1311. Named St. Andrew Church. This church burnt down in 1564. The Protestant citizens of Debrecen started to rebuild in 1626. The construction was finished in 1628. The reconstruction supported George I. Rákóczi. The tower and the large bell, which about 300kgs was constructed in 1640-1642. The church suffered heavy damages from imperial troops during the freedom fight in 1707. The fight led by Francis II. Rákóczi. The church burnt down on June 11, 1802, during the great fire which destroyed most of Debrecen.

Interior of the Grand Reformed Church with organ and pulpit, Kossuth tér, Debrecen

The construction of the current church started on 1805. It was design by Mihály Péchy., but altered several times mainly due to financial reasons. The original plan featured a church with a cross-shaped ground plan and a large dome, but the plan was discarded.

The two towers are 61 meters high, the western was finished by 1818, the eastern by 1821. But when finished the towers building, the large space seemed unattractive between the towers. By 1824 modified the facade by plans of Károly Rábl. The restored Rákóczi bell is int he western tower, from where can see nice panorama.

The Great Church also has historical significance: during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 Lajos Kossuth made the Hungarian Declaration of Independence here on April 14, 1848, and was elected governor of the country here. The armchair in which he sat can be viewed in the church.

Debrecen

Debrecen with its almost 205 thousand inhabitants is the second largest city in Hungary, and the city 220 kilometres far from Budapest has a rich history more than 6 centuries long. It is not only the cultural and scientific centre of the region, but also 

The Móra Ferenc Museum

The Móra Ferenc Museum  is a museum in Szeged, Hungary, at the intersection of the bank of the river Tisza and the Downtown Bridge. In addition to its seasonal exhibitions, research is conducted within the walls of the cultural palace in the fields of archaeology, 

Synagogue

Szeged Synagogue

The Szeged Synagogue is a synagogue in Szeged, Hungary. It is a 1907 building designed by the Jewish Hungarian architect Lipót Baumhorn (1860–1932,), whose work is considered to contain the finest examples of the unique fin de siecle Hungarian blending of Art Nouveau and Historicist styles sometimes known as Magyar style. It served Szeged’s large Neolog community.

The building’s interior, with its 48.5 meters (159 feet) tall domed ceiling, draws on multiple historical styles to produce its overall Art Nouveau/Moorish Revival style. The rib-like wall above the organ has Gothic origins, while the columns supporting the galleries are Roman.

Interior of the Synagogue

The interior of the great dome, and all of the building’s stained glass, are the work of the artist Miksa Róth.

Dome of the Szeged Synagogue

The design of the Torah Ark alludes to the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Solomon by using sittimwood from the banks of Nile, the wood called for in the building of the Temple of Solomon in 1 Kings. The hinges are in the shape of the Hyssop plant, a plant used in the ancient Temple service.

The Szeged Synagogue is the second largest in Hungary after the Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest, and the 4th largest in the world.

The Votive Church

The Votive Church and Cathedral of Our Lady of Hungary is a twin-spired church in Szeged. It lies on Dóm square beside the Dömötör tower. Construction began in 1913, but due to the outbreak of the First World War, it was not completed until 1930. 

Szeged

Szeged, the county town of Csongrád County, is in the centre of the South Alföld (Southern Great Plain) Region and will, together with Pécs. It is the largest town in south-eastern Hungary, with 163 thousand inhabitants, and is situated at the confluence of the rivers 

Harkány

Harkány  is a town in Baranya county, Transdanubia . 25km south of Pécs, famous spa town in the foothills of the Villány Mountains. Harkány has been welcoming those wishing to relax and to be healed since 1824. It has 3400 residents, but it has far more inhabitants in the summer season. The gold of Baranya county, the medicinal water of Harkány, with its reputed beneficial effect, the two thousand year old wine-growing area, the Mediterranean-like atmosphere of Szársomlyó hill, and the River Drava are all draws for the visitor.

There are archeological evidence in the environs have revealed finds from the Hunnish, Avar and Roman ages. Written sources first mention it in 1323 with the name “Harkan”. The origin of the name can be traced back to the Hungarian bird name “harkály” (woodpecker) on the one hand, and to the old Hungarian dignitary name “horka” on the other. One of the first owner was, Pálffy György, the lieutenant general of Temesvár, the Gara-family. Later proprietors of the castle of Siklós were: the Batthányi-family and the Benyovszki-family. It was an inhabited area under the Turkish occupation of Hungary. Beside the Hungarian population German, Croatian, Serbian and Slovakian families have been settled here since the middle of the previous century.

Zsigmondy Promenade, Park Zsigmondy (Zsigmondy sétány, park), Zsigmondy sétány (Right south of the spa). The construction of the spa started in the mid 1820s, shortly after the accidental discovery of the sulphurous water. The first spa building was a classicist, the associated hotel with 28 rooms welcomed the guests. The landscaping of the area began soon. Walking ways designed, trees and shrubs were planted, statues were set up along the walking ways on about thirteen hectares. The first kars water wells (supplying the bath) were completed on the basis of a mining engineer Vilmos Zsigmond’s plans. The Park is,-located south of the spa,-named after him. – Harka Well (fountain) is located in the Park Zsigmondy among the the trees. The fountain was built in 2000, on Zsolnay’s porcelain. The precious fountain decorated the motifs of legend of Harkányi water. – ‘Country Apple’ (or Globus cruciger of Hungary) babbling fountain (Hu: Országalmás csobogó), is a small fountain-sculpture, a works of László Tamás and Vajda Kamerer, erected in 2000. Decorated by porcelain pictures around, made in the style of the initials of Codes. The sculpture was created using a variety of materials, and can be seen on it the coat of arms of Harkany City

Heart of Jesus Catholic Church (Jézus Szíve Katolikus Templom), Ady Endre utca 3. (Corner of Kossuth Lajos utca),  A chapel built in 1906, neo-Romanesque and Gothic style, it was the forerunner of today’s Catholic Church. Consecrated in honor of Sacred Heart of Jesus. By the mid 1980s, it became necessary augmentation of the Roman Catholic chapel (capacity about 100 people) . The New church built in modern style according the plans of József Holczer, control by the parish priest of Máriagyűd, vicar Ferenc Hopp. The renovated,-in terms of square footage increased sixfold,- church consecration took place in October 1988. – Laszlo Morvai enamel works ‘Stages’can be see out on wall of the temple.

The curative effect of the water of Harkany was discovered in 1823 completely accidentally. The first two wells were bored by Vilmos Zsigmond in 1866 and in 1887. The first pool was opened in 1925. It is medically proven that the water and mud lends itself particularly well to the medication of rheumatic illnesses. Drinking cure is a potent remedy of catarrhal ailments.

Spa Harkány

The hot springs at Harkány unique in Europe bubble up from the ground from a depth of 50–70 metres, at an average temperature of 620C Its mineral content is more than 1000 miligrams per litre. The most valuable component from a medicinal point of view is a compound having bivalent sulphur, carbon sulphide (COS), which, as a gas, is in solution and under pressure in the water. When the water comes to the surface, the gas is released from under the pressure and immediately begins todecompose, it turns into hydrogen sulphide gas, which is responsible for the characteristic odour.

In a side-light, the precipitated tiny grains of elementary sulphur can be plainly observed in the ponds. Approximately 12 mg carbon sulphide can be found in 1 litre of water. By the way, this compound had not been known before, it was discovered here during the chemical analysis of the water in the 1860s. It is very actively absorbed both through the skin and via breathing: its absorption is 150 times as effective as that of tetravalent sulphuric compounds (sulphates).

The thermal spa in Harkany

In our bodies, the bivalent sulphuric atoms are important components of the organic molecules making up the articular cartilage. 90 per cent of patients complaining of a locomotor disorder, suffer from degenerative spinal and articular conditions. First of all, the joints bearing the greatest load: the glassy cartilage in the hips, knees, and ankles get damaged. The mechanical overload (as, for example, in case of an overweight body) is manifest in increased clinical symptoms, such as swelling, pain, difficulty of locomotion. The sulphur getting into the system – which is demonstrably well metabolized – has an important role in the re-composition of the organic compounds making up the cartilage. That is the chemical effect of the medicinal water. Beyond that, the buoyancy in the water, the hydrostatic pressure – through which the weight of the body decreases and the load on the joints is also less – the hydrodynamic effect, and the thermal effect also have roles in the healing power.

The Harkány Thermal Spa

But sufferers from chronic gynaecological inflammations also get healed here. According to earlier studies, 30 per cent of sterile woman treated here got later pregnant.

Mohács

Mohács  is a town in Baranya county, Hungary on the right bank of the Danube. In the past, the small Danube harbor town of Mohács twice was the place for decisive events in Hungarian and European history: 1526 and 1687. While tiny little city of