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Aerial photograph of Miskolc (Buza and Heroes Square area)

Miskolc (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈmiʃkolt͡s] (About this soundlisten), Slovak/Czech: Miškovec, German: Mischkolz, Romanian: Mișcolț, Yiddish: מישקאָלץMishkoltz) is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 (1st Jan 2014) Miskolc is the fourth largest city in Hungary (behind Budapest, Debrecen, and Szeged). It is also the county capital of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén and the regional centre of Northern Hungary.

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Aerial view of the castle
The Diósgyőr Castler is a medieval castle in the historical town of Diósgyőr which is now part of the Northern Hungarian city Miskolc.

The first Diósgyőr Castle was built probably in the 12th century and was destroyed during the Mongol invasion (1241–42). The current, Gothic castle was built after the invasion and reached the peak of its importance during the reign of King Louis the Great (1342-1382). Later it became a wedding gift for the queens of Hungary, which it remained until the Ottoman invasion of Hungary in the 16th century. By the end of the 17th century it was already in ruins. Archaeological excavations started in the 1960s. In 2014 the castle was completely rebuilt, the reconstructed rooms are furnished with Mediaeval-style furniture.


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The waterfall of Lillafüred, which is the biggest waterfall in Hungary

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The theatre during the Opera Festival

…that the National Theatre of Miskolc is known by most people to be the oldest theatres in Hungary?

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Buildings: House of Arts, Palace Hotel

People: Ferenc Bessenyei, Ferenc Demjén, Zoltán Dunai, Zsigmond Fülöp, Alexander Grossmann, Dezső Gyarmati, Menachem Josef Heimlich, Ottó Herman, István Jónyer, Margit Kaffka, Sándor Káli, Ilona Kállay, Máté Kamarás, Teréz Karacs, Didák Kelemen, Mária Keresztessy, Péter Kropkó, Árpád Latabár sr., János Lavotta, József Lévay, Sándor Lukács, Dániel Nyitray, László Palóczy, István Prókai, Attila Repka, Lajos Szalay, Róza Széppataki-Déry

Expand (stubs): Csanyik, Edda művek, Görömböly, Miskolc Airport

Expand (short articles): Anna Cave, Avas, Bükkszentlászló, Cave Bath, Coat of arms of Miskolc (needs picture of old CoA), Diósgyőr (esp. about the factory), Downtown, Gothic Protestant Church of Avas, Gömöri Railway Station, Greek Orthodox Church and Museum, István Cave, Martintelep, St. Anne's Church, Tiszai Railway Station

Images needed: Anna Cave, Bükkszentlászló, Cave Bath, Csanyik, Edda művek, Gömöri Railway Station, Görömböly, Greek Orthodox Church and Museum, István Cave, Martintelep, Miskolc Airport, Miskolc Opera Festival, Miskolc Zoo, National Theatre (inside of the building), Ottó Herman Museum (Papszer Street building), St. Anne's Church, University of Miskolc

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