Pityerszeri Skanzen
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Stuart H
Kenilworth, UK108 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
A lovely museum of old buildings but so much more.
The old houses that have been located here are interesting showing a cross section of Hungarian history, some not so old.
But they have added to it immeasurably with animals, children's play area, numerous signs and investigation features for children and adults alike.
Easy to spend a couple of hours here,
Excellent little souvenir shop with a cafe for all your needs.
A great find at the end of the road.
Written July 13, 2018
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Turtle
Gyor, Hungary26 contributions
May 2017 • Family
Been there with my family, with our 2 year old son. The place is really nice, if you read the signs you can learn a lot about the old Hungarian life. I find it fascinating to see how people lived before the world wars, or even in medieval times! I regularly visit skansen venues in countries I go. This was really a nice one compared to many others i saw earlier!
Written May 6, 2017
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zümi
Houston, TX305 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
There is a charming and historical region in south-western Hungary called Őrség (guard land) with numerous small villages and towns. The centre of this region, some parts now lies in Slovenia, is Őriszentpéter, a town full of festivals, markets and touristic attractions (300 km west of Budapest). There are many hotels and panzió, if you feel like staying for a night or two.
From there if you drive another 8 kms, you arrive to Szalafő village and nearby you find Pityerszeg, a charming village museum. The collection of old thatched houses and farm buildings dating back to 17-18-19C demonstrates ways of life in the Hungarian villages of this region. You can walk around the houses, see inside and check out machines and tools they used to use. The shape of houses, distribution of rooms, chimney heating they used and animals they kept is very interesting. The museum shop offers various items typical for this region.
There are numerous small and larger villages in the area, with churches dating back to Árpádházi kings in 12-13C, beautiful green country side with grazing Hungarian grey cattle or places to buy local rétes (strudel) and while driving from one village to another, you can stop in a typical Hungarian csárda (pub-restaurant) to experience magyar food and hospitality.
Worth visiting for few days, experience dance and music, markets with beautiful handmade items and of course, great food. We started with Őriszentpéter, where we stayed a night in the village centre hotel. "Mulatság" (dance party) all night, market all day...
Written October 28, 2016
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Planewalker
Zagreb, Croatia50 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
Pityerszer is a hamlet in the middle of the Őrség National Park in Western Hungary. The national park is a new one; from what I've read, it has existed for barely ten years. Its main attractions are unspoiled nature, peace and quiet.

There are also some sites of ethnologic value, like Pityerszer – preserved remains of a border village. Unfortunately, there's not much to see: only a handful of mud-and-straw dwellings remain, and they are largely devoid of any furniture. There's also a small souvenir shop and a fast food establishment, with a 250 ft fee for public toilet use. The entire village can be seen in under 20 minutes; hardly a reason to come from afar only for this. I've seen better ethno-museums elsewhere. If you're looking for food and some refreshment, however, be sure to visit the restaurant in the neighbouring Szalafő – the food is traditional and quite cheap.

As far as the rest of the region is concerned, it is not particularly tourist-friendly. It's very difficult to find information about what to do and where to go once you find yourself in Őrség National Park as the tourist office is closed on weekends, the official website provides very little information, and all signs are in Hungarian only. Hungarian-speaking botany enthusiasts will find an educative trail in Őriszentpéter, but it's scarcely a few hundred meters long. There's nothing happening there, and nobody to direct you to interesting landmarks and attraction. The villages dotted around the national park are small and sad-looking; they're now almost deserted, their former inhabitants having moved out to seek their fortune in larger settlements.

Nature lovers are the only ones who will be thrilled with this national park. There's a bike rental service in Őriszentpéter, and this particular means of transportation is a perfect way of making a tour around the national park and just enjoying the peace and quiet and rural atmosphere. The area is certainly not worthless for tourists, as it offers something more touristy sites lack – that special calm atmosphere, however melancholic.
Written October 31, 2011
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Szendzsi
Budapest, Hungary17 contributions
Sep 2021
Unfortunately a large part of the skanzen was under construction, therefore it didn't provide much for us, but the bison reservation worth a glimpse and the dödölle we ordered was very tasty, under a nice grape arbor. The staff was really nice and helpful and the souvenir shop offered a big variety of toys, mugs and other tableware.
Written October 26, 2021
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Breda D
7 contributions
May 2018
This area is really something special. There are a lot of old houses which have the roof covered with the straw. You can observe the old way of living and enjoy in the pure nature.
Written July 1, 2018
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