Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county is one of the biggest counties of Hungary, located in the North-East part of the country. The most important rivers of the area are: Tisza, Túr, Kraszna and Szamos. “Nyírség” partly belongs to the county having unique natural values. Nyíregyháza is the gate of Eastern Europe and it is situated 280 kilometres East from Budapest.
Nyíregyháza, the capital of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, is the 6th biggest city in Hungary with a population of about 120,000. It is often said to be the city of statues and parks, because visitors can find lots of green areas and monuments all over the city. The city centre is worth visiting for its nice cafés, restaurants and elegant shops, where everybody can have a pleasant time.
Nyíregyháza is a popular tourist destination because of Sóstó (Salt Lake), an area that has two lakes with minerals, providing wonderful cure for loco motor diseases. Sóstó also has an open-air bath with several pools. In 2005 the Aqua Park opened its doors to the public. Visitors can also have a wonderful time at the Zoo, the Village Museum and restaurants or can climb to the observation tower.