Ópusztaszer is the cradle of the state of Hungary. According to Hungarian tradition,
it was at this place where around 896 AD that Chief Árpád, the Duke of the Magyars and his chieftains
(his leading men) pitched up their tents, and codified the common laws of their new country.
The 136-acre theme park half-an-hour north of Szeged invites you to explore the history of Hungary
as well as the culture and life-style of people living on the Southern Great Plain.
The Heritage Park has 5 distinct areas. The park exhibits one of Europe’s largest panorama
paintings, the Feszty-panorama: Arrival of the Conquering Hungarians into the Carpathian Basin.
It invites visitors to discover the archeological excavations of a medieval monastery. It raises
awareness and appreciation of nature, and understanding of the history of the region through
exhibits in the eco-friendly Csete yurts. It also replicates village life in a living Open Air Museum
with 15 reconstructed buildings from the Interwar Period, and offers a visually capturing display of
traditional Hungarian horsemanship, including archery, horseback wrestling, racing, and outfits
dating back to the time of Genghis Khan and earlier.