Bükkszentkreszt attractions, hiking trails
We recommend the listed tours to be done with a tour guide!!!
Holdviola Nature Trail (Lunaria annua/ Honesty Trail)
It starts from the youth camp, its length is approx. 3 km, time: approx. 2 hours.
On the moderately difficult route from and back to the Bükkszentkereszt youth camp, the stations are marked by Roman numerals painted on trees, for which information can be found in the guidebook. The nine stations will introduce you to forest crafts (lime kiln), the history of a World War II memorial site (Gizella's line of defence), the habitat of the eponymous plant (“Holdviola” - Lunaria annua/ Honesty, also known as “forest moon violet”), different types of karst and forest tree species. It also provides knowledge about forestry and hunting.
At the top of Kis-Dél, 665 meters above sea level, there is a wooden observation tower, from which a wonderful panorama opens up to hikers. In good weather, you can even see the ranges of the High Tatras.
Blessed Virgin stone - Healing stones
The healing stones are one of those mystical places that hundreds of people visit every year. According to legend, the Virgin Mary once visited Bükkszentkreszt. Her journey led along the forest path near the village and when she was tired she sat down to rest on a stone. The locals named this stone the Blessed Virgin Mary stone. It was also considered a healing place, because the villagers learned, that whoever rests on this stone is cured of his illness.
"According to legend, after the death of Jesus, Mary went out into the world in sorrow. When she reached Újhuta, she got tired and sat down on a stone that softened under her and preserved the traces of her sitting. That is why the people consider that stone and its surroundings to possess healing powers. Esotericists believe that there is an energy triangle in the Bükk. They measured this energy, and they believe that the places at the apexes of the triangle have the greatest radiation of energy. One of the apexes of this triangle is the stone of the Blessed Virgin." Since then, many tourists visit this place of pilgrimage every year.
Herb garden, herb house, uncle Gyuri's teas
György Szabó has been searching for medicinal plants in the forests and fields around Bükkszentkereszt for more than six decades. His teas cure countless diseases. He inherited his knowledge from his grandmother, who also learned from her grandmother that there is medicine in grass and trees. The grandson of the infamous herb lady still collects medicinal plants, observes their effects, and searches for new varieties.
The herb garden can be visited from the beginning of June to the end of August upon prior registration. Check-in: from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm at the phone number of the Medicinal Plants House: 06-46-390-278.
Bükki Üveghuták és Néprajzi Múzeum
Római Katolikus templom
IV. Béla emlékmű
Herman Ottó emléktúra