by Agnes Felber October. 23, 2014 2625 views

Tokaj is a historical town in Northern Hungary. It is the centre of the famous Tokaj wine district where the world famous Tokaji wine is produced.

The wine-growing area was first mentioned by the name Tokaj in 1067. The town itself was first mentioned in documents in 1353. Its first castle was a motte, which was destroyed during the Mongol invasion of Hungary. By the 14th century the town already had a stone castle, belonging to the Diósgyőr estate.

After 1450 Tokaj was the property of the Hunyadi family, so after Matthias Hunyadi became king, the town became a royal estate. In 1705 Francis II Rákóczi ordered the castle to be destroyed.

After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 the town prospered, but when the world wars came, it suffered a lot, lost its importance and its town status.

If you want to know more about the wine produced here, please click HERE. []

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Dany 5 years, 12 months ago

Toujours de belles prises de vues ainsi que de beaux endroits à visiter.

5 years, 12 months ago Edited
Hajdara Istvan 6 years ago

Szeretem Tokajt, meg a Tokajit :)

6 years ago Edited