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Visiting the Zoo of Nyiregyhaza, Hungary

 
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zdanko's pictureby zdanko review
added on 1st of December, 2008

We (me and my girlfriend) planned to go on a weeklong trip a long time ago, but we had to wait until our brand new car arrived and all the papers which we needed were ready. So we could start our trip only at the end of November. The weather was a bit chilly on Sunday morning when we left home but the good thing was that the sun was shining:)

The zoo at Nyiregyhaza was our first stop in this little trip. At home we looked up the address of the zoo on the internet, to know what to add in the GPS. It was a normal street name so we thought the zoo is in the city somewhere... we were wrong... we started to be frightened when we already saw the sing that we left the city of Nyiregyhaza and the GPS is still saying that we have to go some kilometers. But it was right, the zoo is outside the city, in the woods. This is a really good thing, because this way it is more natural.

There were very few people in the zoo (you can imagine how many people like to walk in a zoo when there are 2 grades Celsius outside:p), sometimes we even thought that we were alone.

Most of the animals could be seen, even monkeys and some tropical birds which I thought won't be at their places. We saw some really friendly penguins, a polar bear playing with a tire (we stood there 10 minutes and he was just playing and playing, like he will never get bored of it) and many other interesting animals. There is a part where you can go in and there are tropical plants and animals. Sadly, we couldn't took there any pictures because the difference between the temperature outside and inside was a bit too much and our camera became a bit wet. We thought it could cause problems.

At the end of our tour we just wanted to take a look again of the penguins and seals when we saw that some people are staying where the seals are and they are waiting for something. We realized that it's feeding time, and we knew that there is a little show when the attendants come to feed these animals. It's amazing how smart these animals are. They made many kind of tricks, jumped and turned round... they were really nice:)

This zoo is worth to see, because it's so natural. Maybe if there are many visitors you don't feel this like we felt, so my advice is to visit it in autumn like we did:)

 

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Journey to Austria, Slovakia, Hungary - overview

1. Nov 23, 2008 Visiting the Zoo of Nyiregyhaza (Nyiregyhaza)  (* 21)
2. Nov 23, 2008 Winter trip to Miskolc (Miskolc)  (* 6)
3. Nov 27, 2008 A visit at Neusiedlersee/Ferto lake (Neusiedl Am See)  (* 17)

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Nyiregyhaza Travel guide

As a major destination in Hungary, tourist would certainly want to know how to get to Nyiregyhaza. Since the city does not have its own airport, the best way to reach it is by railway that is connected to Budapest, Debrecen and Miskolc. The best trains are the InterCity trains which have daily trips to Nyiregyhaza and the travel time takes about three hours. It is best to have seat reservations early because a lot of passengers prefer these trains. There are also other trains that connect Budapest and Nyiregyhaza but the trip takes approximately four hours. In addition to that, these trains are quite unclean and uncomfortable.... Read more »

 
 
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How to save money in Budapest? - Aug 25, 2009, by magicmushroom
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Must visit the Tropicarium in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
One part of this interesting zoo is dedicated for birds. You enter two or three doors till you reach the room where they are. It's a very high place with many plants in the center. You can walk round the room and watch the birds flying near... Read more »

Must see the Tropicarium in Budapest - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
There is a specially decorated and maintained part in the Tropicarium which is like a tropical rainforest (picture 10). Here in every 20 or 30 minutes a tropical storm begins which you can watch from inside of it. You can hear thunders and... Read more »

Visit in Eger, the city of Hungarian heroes - Aug 21, 2009, by erato
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Visiting the Budapest Tropicarium - Jun 22, 2009, by angel
If you are in Budapest, Hungary I advise you to visit the Tropicarium. This is like a zoo but here you will see only tropical animals and plants. The Tropicarium is located in a shopping center called Campona. I can't really give directions... Read more »

 
 

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