Rural Hungarian landscapes

I'd like to show you a few less known but beautiful places in rural Hungary.

You might heard about Hortobágy and the Puszta. We skip that for now. First lets take a look at the hills just north of Lake Balaton. Not high, but the climate is excellent for wine making. The Káli-Basin is known of the cute little villages and picturesque vineyards.

One of the most romantic places in Hungary is the Bakony in autumn. The gold and copper leaves, the fog, the layers of hills, curve after curve on the road. This old windmill is on a top of a hill, looks like guarding over the horizont, for over a 100 years.

Pannonhalma Abbey is also located on top of a hill - medieval precaution. Now the Abbey is known of its wines and herbals, mostly lavandel. I cant get enough of this view, spring or winter, sunshine or mist.

This little village church looks like every other in the Carpathian Basin, but is special to me. My grandparants used to live in this village. I love how it fits in the hills, woods and fields surrounding it.

Pacsmag Lakes are a less known, but very important bird reservation, it is a Ramsary Treaty area, protecting waterfowl and wading birds. Most important species here are the purple heron, grey heron, spoonbill, ferruginous duck, but you can also meet white tail eagles here. This is one of my favorite birding places, Alone the lakes are such peacefull, soothing view:

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September 30, 2017

Bwagner656

Editalley thank you! Its my pleasure to show my favorite places to the community.

September 30, 2017

Editalley

fantastic job! beautiful images. thank you for sharing with us

September 24, 2017

Bwagner656

Hel080808, thank you. Actually, Pannonhalma is pretty close to Neusiedler See.

September 24, 2017

Hel080808

I'm really surprised! When I think about Hungary I see images of Budapest and Danube-Auen Nationalpark, Neusiedler See, Tokaj wine ..
But now I learned that Hungary is more than that!

Thank you and good luck!

September 23, 2017

Bwagner656

Aurelielemoigne it is. Thanks for the comment.

September 23, 2017

Aurelielemoigne

It seems to be a very beautiful place to visit.

September 22, 2017

Bwagner656

TheSlowWalkers thank you, there are.

September 22, 2017

TheSlowWalkers

Very nice images, it looks like plenty of opportunities there for great pictures.

September 22, 2017

Bwagner656

Seawatch1, thank you!

September 22, 2017

Bwagner656

Thank you, Kvintet!

September 22, 2017

Bwagner656

Thanks, Itsadream

September 22, 2017

Seawatch1

Nicely done. Your photos do what I think all scenic/landscape shots should do. Make me want to visit the setting.

September 22, 2017

Kvintet

Beautyful landscapes!

September 21, 2017

Itsadream

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Photo credits: Bettina Wagner.