Getting to know the beauty and culture of Hungary - foreign students of our university participated in a roundtrip to Szatmár-Bereg


On June 14, 2023, our foreign students had a full-day excursion to get acquainted with the values of the two eastern regions of our county. First, we visited the local history and ethnography exhibitions of the Bereg Museum, then we got to know the history of the beautifully decorated Reformed church of the nearby village of Tákos. From Bereg, we crossed the Tisza to the village of Nagyar in the Szatmár region, where we admired the magnificent rose garden of the Luby Castle, famous far and wide, and the exotic plants of its Palm House. After a delicious Luby dish for lunch, we explored the sights of Nagyar on foot. First, we visited the Reformed Church, where we saw the Renaissance wall paintings, a rarity in the area, and then the characteristic reconstructions of headstones in the churchyard. In a Village House Museum, we had a look at village housing and living conditions in the early 20th century. We finished our walk in Nagyar at the Petőfi memorial at the end of the village, where we decorated the area around the Petőfi Tree with national-coloured ribbons to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Sándor Petőfi, the iconic poet of the 19th century. Our next stop was Szatmárcseke, where we explored the peculiarly shaped headstones of the Reformed cemetery and laid a wreath of remembrance in front of the tomb of Ferenc Kölcsey, the poet of the Hungarian anthem. In Túristvándi, we were also warmly welcomed in the Megálmodtalak guesthouse on the banks of the Túr River: the hosts waited for us in Hungarian national clothing and offered us a cake filled with delicious plum jam from the Szatmár region. We were also impressed by the sight and operation of the historic water mill in Túristvandi. The unforgettable excursion ended with a delicious dinner in the Fenyves Tavern in the beautiful Baktai Forest of the Nyirség. The good mood was with us all the way, and on the way home the students entertained each other with a song of their respective nations.