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Reel Hungary Videos: the Salt Hill of Egerszalók


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10/08/2017 5.26pm

Nestled within northern Hungary’s Mátra Mountains, the small village of Egerszalók has big appeal for visitors who enjoy relaxing in hot thermal waters while admiring an ever-changing geological wonder: the Sódomb (“Salt Hill”), a continually growing rock formation borne of a mineral-rich spring originating deep underground. In the next installment of our video series highlighting diverse attractions across Hungary, we present astounding aerial footage that shows close-up details of the Salt Hill, while showcasing the nearby spa and other attractive features of this tranquil region.

In the English-subtitled video below, provided to We Love Budapest by the Hungarian Tourism Agency as part of their “Hungary Awaits You” campaign to showcase the wide assortment of attractions to discover across the country, we can view astounding drone footage of Egerszalók’s 1,200-square-meter Salt Hill, a constantly changing geological formation created by mineral-rich hot-spring waters that bubble up from deep underground, filling the pools of a nearby thermal spa:

Keep reading We Love Budapest for more installments of our “Reel Hungary Videos” series, coming soon!

How to get there from Budapest: by car, take motorway M3 east from Budapest (make sure that you buy a motorway pass) until reaching exit 114 to the juncture with main road 33, and turn right at the bottom of the off-ramp to head north towards Eger. Continue north on main road 33 until reaching the first roundabout at the juncture with main road 3, and follow main road 3 toward Eger for a few minutes until you reach the right-side turnoff toward main road 25 to Eger, which will take you through the small town of Kerecsend along Füzesabonyi út. When you reach the intersection with main road 25, continue straight ahead as Füzesabonyi út turns into Demjéni út, and keep following this road all the way through the village of Demjén. Soon after leaving Demjén on this same road, you will see a huge parking lot on the right side of the road – take the first right after this lot, and the Salt Hill is located a few hundred meters straight ahead.

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