Opusztaszer, Southern Great Plain

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Opusztaszer is the cradle of the state of Hungary. 

According to Hungarian tradition, it was at this place, around 896 AD that Chief Árpád, the Duke of the Magyars and his chieftains (his leading men) pitched up their tents, and codified the common laws of their new country. Thus, today’s Heritage Park is far more than a tourist attraction: it is the place where all Hungarians (Magyars) can turn to in order to strengthen their national identity, to remember and preserve their history, culture, and traditions.

In five distinct areas, the Heritage Park

Exhibits one of Europe’s largest panorama paintings, the Feszty-panorama: Arrival of the Conquering Hungarians into the Carpathian Basin

Invites visitors to discover the archeological excavations of a medieval monastery

Raises awareness and appreciation of nature, and understanding of the history of the region through exhibits in the eco-friendly Csete yurts 

Replicates village life in a living Open Air Museum with 15 reconstructed buildings from the Interwar Period, and

Offers a visually capturing display of traditional Hungarian horsemanship, including archery, horseback wrestling, racing, and outfits dating back to the time of Genghis Khan and earlier.

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