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The Bükk GeoPark Center and Guesthouse was handed over @ Bükkszentkereszt

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András Rácz – Minister of State for Environmental Affairs, Máriusz Révész – Active Government Commissioner Responsible for Hungary, Mrs. Rónai – Director of the Bükk National Park jointly opened the GeoPark Center and Guesthouse at Bükkszentkereszt in the Bükk Region and Júlia Nagy -Head of Department
Bükk National Park Directorate – Department of Communication and Ecotourism.

The Minister of State for Environmental Affairs at the official opening that a significant part of Hungary’s territory is protected internationally, in about ten percent. In addition to this a number of national parks and protected area conservation area. Also added the number of Eco-Tourism facilities of the National Park Directorates has increased significantly in recent years and that more and more exhibition sites are being visited. It is the second highest settlement in Hungary.

The Bükk National Park Directorate pays great attention to conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment to the fore and Eco-Tourism in the use of environmentally friendly solutions, awareness raising and increasing the environmental awareness of visitors.The 43,000 hectares of the National Park are home to many unique habitats and the richness and diversity of the species living there. Everyone knows the pupil violets, fragrant plants, a messenger to the Season of Spring on its way. Only place in Europe here in the Bükk Mountains can find the yellow color violet. The plant survived the ice age.  The first instrument of humanity was unearthed in this area. In the heart of the Bükk Mountains, Bükk Region GeoPark was established in the summer of 2017. This guesthouse offers a direct experience in natural values. Wish to target mainly families and groups of friends visit Bükk who want a higher standard of accommodation. A distinctive feature of the Bükk Region Geopark is that, unlike other GeoParks, karst phenomena are predominant in its area. A significant number of Geo locations arose of the karst, and beyond the region appeared unique geological values developed by people. These are aged from the volcanic operations , such as cave houses dug out of tufa or a beehive. Closing presentation she underlined  calling visitors all-year-around open to enjoy the beauty of nature in and-around the venues.

As told they place a lot of emphasis on GeoPark Tourism, Cultural Tourism, Heritage Tourism and least but not least Gastronomy Tourism. Package for tourist who wish to spend time as a day tripper on route Geo-Cultural may discover the ages from way back history. As the GeoPark title is primarily a tool for regional and economic development and important to involve the local population in the work.  Within the creation of the GeoPark Center and the birth of GeoPark Guesthouse making huge strides in tourism in the area. The GeoPark Guesthouse  has been designed to accommodate in double and quadruple rooms with a capacity of 28 and with additional bed a total of 35 people. The building complex has sauna and gym for those who wish to relax after their day in discovering the sights. Also to enjoy the roundabouts, in the  winter season of snowfalls sleds await guests in renting these devices. In the winter, sledges available to rent by guests. The guesthouse is also be open for various training communities. The rooms loose in feeling being near to the GeoLand because the wall murals reminding of  caves, stones and colors indicating where they are. GeoParks play an important role in the economic development of the protected area. Local farmers and local products generating micro, small and medium enterprises to strengthen the market position of supporting the development of their market access programs.  It plays a very important role in the management of mountain meadows of grazing.

Ending the official ceremony Product Trademark titles have been handed over to local hand-made producer of 15  within 45 products were granted the rights for trademark use. As the GeoPark title is primarily a tool for regional and economic development, it was very important to involve the local population in our mutual mission.  Visitor and foreigners are welcomed to this unique area to get to know the region’s natural flavors and their hand-crafted products.

Ms. Ágnes Kárpáti talked about their result of the cross between Carpathian “borzderes cattle” breeds with the cattle from the Alpine. This cattle offers several options like outstanding beef meat and dairy products. As part of the Carpathian borzderes gene preservation sample program explore not only the animal keepers, but also embraces the borzderes kind of promotion, especially in development of culinary means. The cows live on a non-chemical pasture. Herbs are also on their natural plate, eating the greenies and found in their milk and dairy preoducts.

Mentioning a couple of exhibitors on the spot: The Pély Tiszatáj Agricultural Company. Determinant of agricultural enterprises in the region. They are engaged in animal breeding and growing organic plants. They have been organic farming for decades. Their Trademarked product: pasta einkorn with 21 quail eggs.

Henrietta Hócza, the raw materials for her products are grown, collected and processed on the Dajka-Dűlő in Szilvásvárad, a family estate in the immediate vicinity of Natura 2000 site.Also produce home-made jams, syrups, herbs,  various grist and spices. Trademarked Products: Lace Berry – Quince Jam; Refreshing herba tea and Sea Buckthorn tea.

Nikolett Krivan “Büxirup” products have already been awarded the National Park Product Trademark. Now newer products  such as: teas and tinctures (herbal extracts) have been given the opportunity to be trademarked.

Their a/m producers products with the other 42 new trademark producers items can be soon purchased at the shops on the spot at the Bükk National Park.

Some of the pictures were taken by Attila Kozma from the Bükk National Park.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter