• The Fiľakovo Castle National Cultural Monument (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • Building of Vigadó (Photo: Gábor Illés)
  • Berchtold Manor House (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • The City Park (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • The Church Devoted to Holy Mary´s Assumption and the Franciscan Monastery (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • The Novohrad Tourist and Information Centre
  • Town Hall
  • The Fiľakovo Castle National Cultural Monument (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)

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Contacts

Fiľakovo Town Hall
Radničná 25, 986 01 Fiľakovo
Tel., fax: +421-(0)47-4381001
Email: mesto@filakovo.sk

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
7:30 - 11:30 a.m. /
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hiking trail:
Section I: Fiľakovo -› Šiatorská Bukovinka -› National Cultural Heritage Šomoška Castle
Section II: National Cultural Heritage (NCH) Šomoška Castle (parking on the Hungarian side) -› Medves Plateau -› Salgóbánya village -› Salgó Castle -› Basalt crest Boszorkánykő -› Salgótarján, part Eresztvény -› Salgótarján, part Somoskő -› Somoskőújfalu (railway station) -› Šiatorská Bukovinka (bus stop by the border)

  • Degree of difficulty: moderately difficult
  • Length of the 1st section of the trail: 3.8km (2.4 miles) - if you arrive by bus, 5 km (3.1 miles) if you arrive by train
  • Length of the 2nd section of the trail: 11.35 km (7.1 miles) return by train from Somoskőújfalu, 16.2 km (10.1 miles) return by bus from Šiatorska Bukovinka
  • Duration of 1st section: approx. 1 hour - if you arrive by bus, approx. 1 hour 20 min - if you arrive by train
  • Duration of 2nd section: approx. 3 hours - return by train from Somoskőújfalu, approx. 4 hours - return by bus from Šiatorska Bukovinka
  • Elevation gain: 320 m (1050 feet)

Trail markers:

  • on the Slovak side: green markers - number of trail 5467
  • on the Hungarian side: red markers, yellow markers

Trail map:

trail map

Level of protection:

  • Nature Conservation Area Šomoška: level 5
    Can be visited on the marked trails. Adhere to nature protection according to the level of protection.

Services:

  • Šiatorská Bukovinka (SK) - meals
  • gas station on the border (SK)
  • Somoskő (HU) - accomodation, meals
  • Somoskőújfalu (HU) - accomodation, meals
  • Salgóbánya (HU) - accomodation, meals

Other scenic spots:

  • At the entrance of Nature Conservation Area Šomoška: playground with wooden swings, small football field, refreshments, fire pit, postcards, souvenirs, etc.
    The tower is open from April 1st to October 31st. The education trail is open year round.
  • Entrance fee to the nature trail includes entrance to Šomoška castle. Adults: 1.15 EUR, children and students: 0.50 EUR. Parking fee: cars 1.15 EUR, buses: 2.30 EUR
  • Šiatorská Bukovinka reservoir with the possibility of fishing (with a valid licence).
  • Small zoo in Šiatorská Bukovinka, hoofed animals (deer, wild boar, fallow deer, wild sheep)
    Summer hours: Tuesday-Sunday (2pm-6pm). Also open during winter Saturday-Sunday: 10am-2pm. Entrance fee: 300 HUF. Contact tel. 00-36-32-430940
  • Ranger's house in Salgóbánya
    Summer hours: Tuesday-Sunday (9am-3pm). Winter hours: Saturday-Sunday (10am - 2 pm). Entrance fee: 300 HUF
    Contact tel. 00-36-32-435049
    Note: Groups can visit the ranger's house or the small zoo besides the hours mentioned above.
  • Ferenc Zenthe Memorial Park
  • Bird Park (free entrance)

Connections:

Fiľakovo - Šiatorská Bukovinka

Šiatorská Bukovinka - Fiľakovo

Photogallery

(numbering on photos corresponds to numbering on the map)
1a
(1a) NCH
Šomoška Castle
1b
(1b)
NCH Šomoška Castle
2a
(2a)
Somoskő
2b
(2b)
Petőfi's cottage
3
(3) in the background
NCH Šomoška Castle
4
(4a)
Medves Plateau
5a
(5a)
Medves Plateau
5b
(5b)
Medves Plateau
6
(6) Medves Plateau -
fork in the road
7
(7) Salgótarján,
suburb Salgóbánya
8a
(8a) Ranger's house
Salgóbánya
8b
(8b) inside of the
ranger's house
9a
(9a) Basalt crest
Boszorkánykő
9b
(9b) Basalt crest
Boszorkánykő
9c
(9c) Basalt crest
Boszorkánykő
10
(10)
Salgó Castle
11
(11)
view of old Bučoň
12
(12)
bird park - Eresztvény
rastlinstvo
kozák osikový
(Leccinum aurantiacum)
rastlinstvo
bedľa (Macrolepiota sp.)
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