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A forgotten waterway


Bodrog River | Hungary: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Very demanding
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Hardly ever used
Facilities groundside: Hardly existent

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Tisza River | Hungary

River Bodrog
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.

The 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 Sea.
“Left over” fright vessels are still witnesses of those times.