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Area along the Bodrog

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ZEMPLÉN (Zemplín), Slovakia

Municipality
Address: 07634 Zemplin, Hlavna 49
Telephone: +421-56-628-6116
Fax: +421-56-628-6115
Email: obeczemplin@kid.sk
Web: www.obeczemplin.sk

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This village was the capital of Zemplén County from King István's age until 1754, when Sátoraljaújhely took over this status. About 3 kilometers from Zemplén village to the northeast, Latorca and Ondava rivers merge, so the Bodrog River is born. The area is part of the protected Latorca region, which also contains the Bodrog and it oxbow lakes. The mud-fort of this settlement on the right bank of the Bodrog was ruined in kuruc times (17th -18th centuries), but its remnants are still visible even from the dense vegetation which grew on it. The Calvinistic church of the village was built in 1628, from the stones of this ruined fort. The capitol building of the county was built in the middle of the village in 1668, it was recently renovated.

Zemplén

LADMÓC (Ladmovce), Slovakia

Municipality
Address: 07634 Ladmovce, Hlavná 46
Telephone/Fax: +421-56-637-6124
Email: obecladmovce@zoznam.sk
Web: www.ladmovce.obceinfo.sk

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Its freighter port was built in 1980 on the right bank of the Bodrog River. In the outskirts of the village there are significant protected areas, such as the limestones of Ladmoc which is part of the Natura 2000 network for its rare habitats on limestone. Among the holders of this village in past, we can find the Dessewffy's, and the Rákóczi family. The inhabitants of the village made their living from agriculture, viticulture and lime-burning.

Ladmóc

SZŐLŐSKE (Viničky), Slovakia

Municipality
Address: 07631 Viničky, Tokajská 191/5
Telephone: +421-56-637-3281
Fax: +421-56-637-3452
Email: obecvinicky@kid.sk

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This riverside settlement got its name from the grape hills of the area. It is part of the renowned Tokaj wine country, famous for their wines and cellars. According to sources, it was a dominion of the Zemplén fort. It was first mentioned in King István's age. There were numerous noble families among the holders of this village, such as the Báthory's, Sennyey's and the Andrássy family. The Kossuth mansion in the village is now privately owned. Agricultural High School operates near the village; the school has its own famous wine cellar. The School's dorm offers room for the visitors. The bathing and pleasure resort with its iron containing springwater is very popular, while the Sulymos-lake near the village is a heaven for hunters and fishermen as well.

Szőlőske

BODROGSZÖG (Klin nad Bodrogom), Slovakia

Municipality
Address: 07631 Streda nad Bodrogom, Hlavná 91
Telephone/Fax: +421-56-628-4830
Email: klinb@stonline.sk
Web: www.klinnandbodrogom.ocu.sk

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The village – which is only accessible through Bodrogszerdahely on road - lies directly by the Bodrog River, on its left bank. Outside the village, one of the curves of the Bodrod became an oxbow lake and it hides numerous natural treasures, as a rich marshland and wetland habitat. The village is connected with its Hungarian counter-town Felsőberecki by a dyke. First written record of the village is from 1332-37, from the 14th century it belonged to several noble families, in the 19th century the renowned Kossuth family owned this place, Lajos Kossuth's summer residence still exists here.

Bodrogszög

BORSI (Borša), Slovakia

Municipality
Address: 07632 Borša, Ružová 188/2
Telephone/Fax: +421-56-679-2213
Email: obecborsa@dornet.sk
Web: www.obecborsa.szm.com

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It lies only 3 kilometers from Sátorljaújhely through the border checkpoint, but it takes 12 kilometers on the highway. Its train station lies on the Sátoraljaújhely-Kassa rail line. II. Rákóczi Ferenc was born here in the 27th of March, 1676. The mansion had been built about 100 years prior to his birth, and it was expanded in several stages. In front of the entrance, Rákóczi's statue stands, which was created by Ede Mayer in 1907 but it was moved to here only in 1969. The originally roman style church was built in the 13th Century; its bell was given to the community by Zsuzsanna Lorántfyy in 1654. The Bodrog is easily reachable from the village. Thermal springs are wating to be utilized outside the village. There are Natura 2000 listed habitats in the area with valuable ecosystems.

Borsi

FELSŐBERECKI, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3985 Felsőberecki, Kossuth L. u. 59.
Telephone: +36-47-322-406
Fax: +36-47-521-477
Email: phfber@freemail.hu

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The village is situated close to the Slovakian border, on the left bank of the Bodrog River. Sátoraljaújhely lies only 7 kilometers from Felsőberecki, there is bus connection between these two towns. The "northernmost" ferry crossing on the Bodrog River is located here. The owners of this settlement have changed many times over the centuries. In the fire of 1884 the village almost burnt down totally. The Calvinistic church was built around 1790. Interesting industrial monument is the 110-year old pumping station named after József Mailáth. It is installed at the mouth of the Felsőberecki-canal.

Felsőberecki

ALSÓBERECKI, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3985 Alsóberecki, Kossuth L. u. 29.
Telephone: +36-47-322-224
Fax: +36-47-521-477
Email: phfber@freemail.hu
Web: www.alsoberecki.eoldal.hu

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On the left bank of the Bodrog River, Alsóberecki is situated next to an important bridge. Sátoraljaújhely, which lies only 5 kilometers from here, is accessible by bus. Floodings have destroyed the village several times. The first written records mention the village in 1355. Turks burnt it down; cholera took its toll in 1831. The church had to be rebuilt many times; the present Calvinistic church was built in 1831. Bodrog River and its oxbow lakes are popular places both for tourists and fishermen.

Alsóberecki

SÁROSPATAK, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3950 Sárospatak, Kossuth L. u. 44.
Telephone: +36-47-513-240
Fax: +36-47-311-404
Email: sarospatak@sarospatak.hu
Web: www.sarospatak.hu

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The town, which is well-known for its cultural significance is split in two by the Bodrog River. Its train station is on the Sátoraljaújhely-Miskolc line. It is a bus-hub to the Bodrogköz area. During the Settlers of the Magyars, one of Árpád's sons, Ketel owned the land here; in 1207 Szent Erzsébet of the Árpád house was born here. Sárospatak was given free royal township status by King Zsigmond. Its fort on the Bodrog Riverbank was erected by Péter Perényi who was the crown guard between 1534 and 1537. Later in the 17th century, the fort became the residence of the prince Rákóczi-family. In the town's Calvinistic Collegium, some of our country's most prominent intellectuals were educated and raised.

Sárospatak

BODROGOLASZI, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3943 Bodrogolaszi, Fő u. 11.
Telephone/Fax: +36-47-303-003
Email: bodrogolaszi@axelero.hu
Web: www.bodrogolaszi.hu

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This village lies on the right bank of the Bodrog River directly along highway 37, only 5 kilometers from Sárospatak. Bodrogolaszi has its own train station. This Árpád-age settlement was first destroyed by the Turks, then in 1739 plague epidemic swept through the place. Until the 18th century Bodrogolaszi was Pauli monks' property, from 1808 it belonged to the Lónyay-family who built a castle here in the 1860's. The Roman Catholic Church was built in roman style in the 12th century, its baroque reconstruction revealed its twin-windows which are still visible today. The Greek Catholic parsonage was first mentioned in the era of King Nagy Lajos in 1360.

Bodrogolaszi

SÁRAZSADÁNY, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3942 Sárazsadány, Fő u. 50.
Telephone/Fax: +36-47-390-002
Email: sarazsadany@axelero.hu

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This is a small settlement between the Bodrog River and highway 37; on the right bank of the river. There is regular bus connection with Sárospatak. During the age of IV. Béla the King, the place was already inhabited; it was given to its owners as royal donation. From the 15th century, "Pauli" monks from Tőketerebes possessed land in and around the village; they even built monastery and church here. Plague epidemic in 1739 wiped out the village. Its first "patics" walled Calvinistic church (patics is an old construction material made out of mud and sticks) was built in 1818, the newer was raised between 1905 and 1907 on flood-free, higher point of the village.

Sárazsadány

OLASZLISZKA, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3933 Olaszliszka, Szent István u. 5.
Telephone: +36-47-358-001
Web: www.olaszliszka.eu

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Olaszliszka is situated between the Bodrog River and highway 37. Its train station is located in Vámosújfalu village. There are scheduled bus connections with Nyíregyháza and Sárospatak. After the invasion of the Tatars, "vallon" grape producers settled in here. The once royal dominium was given market (fair) rights and town status by King Mátyás. The frustum tower of its gothic-style roman catholic church which was built in the 14th Century stands out from the distance. The original building in place of this church was a watch tower. It gained its recent baroque form in the 18th century. The pointed arch stone-bridge is a unique architectural heritage from the 18th century, which proves the importance of the old Kassa-Galicia trade route.

Olaszliszka

SZEGILONG, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3918 Szegilong, Dózsa György u. 74.
Telephone: +36-47-591-000
Email: szegilong@freemail.hu
Web: www.szegilong.hu

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On the foothills of the Zemplén-mountains, directly by highway 37, about 800 meters from the Bodrog River, lies this small village. Szegilong shares its train station with neighbouring Erdőbénye on the Miskolc-Sátoraljaújhely rail line. The "Long" word in its name refers to the forests on the right bank of the Bodrog River. In the 15th century the village was a dominion of the Tokaj Fort, later the Rákóczi family owned it. Because of the destruction of the Turks and the Rákóczi independence war, the village was abandoned for a period.

Szegilong

SZEGI, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3918 Szegi, Alkotmány út 35/a
Telephone: +36-47-309-077, +36-47-509-000
Email: szegi@szegi.hu
Web: www.szegi.hu

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The village which lies between highway 37 and the Bodrog River has its train station on the Miskolc-Sátoraljaújhely rail line. Bus traffic is scarce, but a few stop here on their way from Sáropsatak to Nyíregyháza and back. Szegi's origin dates back to the Árpád-age, it was first mentioned in documents from 1370. King Mátyás attached the village to the Tokaj wine lordship, then later in 1647; it was given to the Jesuits of Szatmár County. The mineral "kaolin" is quarried here from 1930.

Szegi

BODROGKISFALUD, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3917 Bodrogkisfalud, Kossuth L. u. 65.
Telephone: +36-47-396-056
Fax: +36-47-309-077
Email: bodrogkisfalud@bokihiva.t-online.hu
Web: www.bodrogkisfalud.hu

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This long-spreading village, which is basically attached to Szegi and Bodrogkeresztúr, lies between highway 37 and the Bodrog River. The closest train station is in Bodrogkeresztúr. Buses run to and from Sárospatak and Nyíregyháza. It is first mentioned in documents dating back to 1220. King Mátyás attached the village to the Tokaj wine lordship, Bodrogkisfalud later was owned by the famous Szapolyai family. After the Turk's destruction, the village was rebuilt, the most notable event of this village was the "Battle of Bodrogkeresztúr" in January 1849, and this is marked with a monument here.

Bodrogkisfalud

BODROGKERESZTÚR, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3916 Bodrogkeresztúr, Kossuth L. u. 85.
Telephone/Fax: +36-47-396-002
Email: bodkerhi@t-online.hu
Web: www.bodrogkeresztur.hu

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This town is situated directly by highway 38, on the right bank of the Bodrog River, at the foot of the Dereszla hill. Its train station is located in Bodrogkisfalud. There is direct bus connection to Nyíregyháza and Sárospatak. Remains of a Neolitic village have been unearthed close to the village. Among the findings, there were stone axes, obsidian arrowheads, and others. The people who left behind these findings – and the similar ones in eastern Hungary - from 2300-2100 B.C. were named "Bodrogközi" culture. Settling Magyars erected a fort here, but later during the Tatar invasion it was destroyed. A battle, which occurred on the 22th of January 1849 and resulted in the viscotry of the Hungarian forces over the Austrian army, was alse named after this settlement: Battle of Bodrogkeresztúr. The local municipality erected a monument here in 1896, to commemorate the battle.

Bodrogkeresztúr

TOKAJ, Hungary

Municipality
Address: 3910 Tokaj, Rákóczi u. 54.
Telephone: +36-47-352-511
Fax: +36-47-352-006
Email: onkormanyzat@tokaj.hu
Web: www.tokaj.hu

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Tokaj is not only a small town, situated by the confluence of the Tisza and Bodrog Rivers, but it is also the name of a world renowned wine region. Its train station lies on the Miskolc-Nyíregyháza main line, while buses cross the town on their way from Sárospatak to Nyíregyháza and back. The Tisza River crossing point was protected by a mud-fort from the early Árpád-age, but it was later destroyed during the Tatar invasion. Among the owners of the town, King Mátyás is the best known. János Szapolyai the King was elected here in 1527. Wine production is still the most important sector here; historical times are reflected in many buildings, cellars and monuments of the town. Natural values of the surrounding areas bear exceptional importance.

Tokaj
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