Hungary » Bodrog River | Hungary
A forgotten waterway
Bodrog River | Hungary: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Degree of difficulty:||Very demanding|
|Character of waterway:||old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Hardly ever used|
|Facilities groundside:||Hardly existent|
Waterway has access to:Tisza River | Hungary
goes from Tokay at River Tisza directly to the Slovakian border. One often hears that the famous Hungarian wines of Tokay grow at River Tisza. This is not quite correct since the most important growing areas are on the slopes of River Bodrog. The river used to meander very much and was therefore straightened, almost canalized. Today, this is not much noticed as the banks are woody and have a natural appearance. The very well conserved fortified town of Sárospatak is of special interest.
river was until after the Second World War of great importance for commercial
transports between southeastern Slovakia and the northeast of Hungary. The waterway
Bodrog – Tisza – Danube – Black Sea was the shortest link to the Mediterranean
“Left over” fright vessels are still witnesses of those times.