Tiszafüred is located on the Alföld (the Hungarian Great Plains), at the edge of the Hortobágy
region. The town is considered to be the largest along the northern coastline of the Tisza-lake, as well as the most influential tourist center in the area
site, where findings
date back to 4400 B.C
. The very first written mention of the city dates to 1273. Depopulated a few times between the 16th and the 18th centuries, the city finally shows recovery in the late 1900s, after the construction of the Tisza-bridge, connecting it with Poroszló. During the War of Independence, Louis Kossuth
stayed overnight in the surroundings on several occasions, having their Headquarters settled in the area. The next upswing of the city is commenced by the construction of the first railroads in 1891-96.
World War I stopped the city from progression, which lost its rank as a Scarborough, and was able to regain it only in 1984.
The Hortobágy National Park
includes this part of the Tisza-lake area. In the swamps of a nearby meadow called Fekete rét
(Black field) nearly 200 kinds of birds
can be observed, providing an excellent place for ecotourism
. The middle area of the lake is perfect for boat-touring, while guests with rheumatic, arthritic or gynecological problems can find great treatments in the thermal spa
of the city.
Pottery, woodworks and basketry are considered authentic occupations in the area, and the most famous saddle-making workshop was in the town as well.