Croatian Diary - August 15: Mohács - Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Magyarország/Hungary) - part 1

by Björn Roose May. 20, 2020 525 views
Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Unfortunately we also have little to deal with wildlife during the last part of our trip today: the Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park or National Park Danube-Drava. For a visit we drive to Szekszárd, more specifically to the station that is located there, because on the map that seems to be somewhat central in the reserve and there is a lot of water, which seems to be the essence of this park. However, the National Park is 49,000 hectares large and, like almost all national parks in Hungary, consists of loose pieces of protected area, spread over a larger area, so I may have gambled wrong (the internet did not make me any wiser).

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Anyway, the station no longer appears to be just at the end of the line, the line has simply been closed down. There is now a pub or something similar in the station, but it is closed too. So we cross the overgrown track to the duckweed covered water and walk along its banks. It appears to be fished from the bank and from boats that remind me most of the ones you sometimes see on documentaries about the American Everglades, albeit without the big fan at the back.

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park (Hungary) (August 15)

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