The Hungarian Garden of EDEN

Our hidden treasures in the heart of Europe

In 2006 the European Committee launched a project titled European Destinations of Excellence and meant to present the diversity of the European continent's natural, cultural and intellectual heritage to the tourists.
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The Mecsek becomes Hungary's "Most delicious" place to visit

In 2014/15 the European Commission called for proposals for "European Destinations of Excellence" (EDEN) for the ninth time. Hungary has featured successfully in all the competitions to date. As on previous occasions, the maximum European Union co-funding of 75%, which means EUR 50 000, was granted to implement the project in Hungary. This year's competition sought to find "Hungary's Most Delicious Place to Visit". The title was awarded to the Mecsek Greenway Association for its array of services based on the region's distinctive local gastronomy.

Herausragende Europäische Reiseziele „eine Kostprobe Ungarns"European destinations of excellence "A pinch of Hungary"

In 2015 the European Commission called for proposals for "European Destinations of Excellence'' (EDEN) for the ninth time. The aim of the project to be realised in the framework of the competition is to draw attention to the values and diversity of European destinations as well as to support the promotion of regions which implement their tourism developments based on the principle of sustainability.

Eden-like destinations in Southern Transdanubia

Magyar Turizmus Zrt. organized a study trip for journalists between May 23-25, to two EDEN award winner destinations: Kaposvár and the Mecsek region.
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Mecsek Greenway

Best destination in „Tourism and local gastronomy" 2015

Kaposvár and the Zselic area

Best destination in "Accessible tourism", 2013


Best destination in „Tourism and regeneration of physical sites", 2011

Lake Tisza

Best destination in "aquatic tourism, 2010
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The Írottkő Nature Park

Best destination in "Tourism and protected areas", 2009

Herdsmen's land – Hortobágy

Best destination in "Tourism and local intangible heritage", 2008


Best emerging rural destination, 2007
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