Hungarian-Slovakian Border

The Hungarian-Slovakian border crossing point at Parassapuszta (HU) - Ipolyság (Šahy, SK)
The Hungarian-Slovakian border crossing point at Parassapuszta (HU) - Ipolyság (Šahy, SK). The railway track that had been an important North-South route heading for Budapest has been out of use since 1948. A section as short as 6 kms would be necessary to rebuild the connection between the two dead-end-lines. This would be a fine example of cross-border and interregional cooperation
Old remains of a crossborder bridge on river Ipoly
Old remains of a crossborder bridge on river Ipoly
Regional road along the Slovakian-Hungarian border
Regional road along the Slovakian-Hungarian border, following the bends of the river Ipoly. Roads rarely lead to bridges in county Nograd. Neighbouring villages on the two sides of the river are only accessible by long travels or accidentally by small boats in the summer season
An astonishing view in Somoskoújfalu (H) with the fortress of Somosko
An astonishing view in Somoskoújfalu (H) with the fortress of Somosko. While the houses are in Hungary, the fortress from the 14th century is in Slovakia. The border runs exactly behind the gardens. Now the old building can be freely visited through a gate opened on the fence
Remains of a bridge pillars in the river Ipoly (Ipel’ , SK) at Rárósmulyad
Remains of a bridge pillars in the river Ipoly (Ipel’ , SK) at Rárósmulyad. The ruins are mementos of the WWII when the withdrawing German troops exploded all fluvial links in 1944. Hopefully two of such bridges will be rebuilt in the near future as the Slovak and the Hungarian government agreed on a certain budget to finance restoration
Pillars at Ipolyhídvég (Ipel’ske Predmostie, SK)
Pillars at Ipolyhídvég (Ipel’ske Predmostie, SK) The river Ipoly could really be a touristic attraction as it is an inner border within the EU. Unfortunately it is not yet discovered for touristic gains
The rebuilt Mária-Valéria Bridge between Esztergom (H) and Párkány (Stúrovo, SK)
The rebuilt Mária-Valéria Bridge between Esztergom (H) and Párkány (Stúrovo, SK) was the largest investment in the years 2000/2001. The bridge reopened the way to a flourishing local economy, attracting multinational companies. Cultural and social activities have mutually broadened since reopening. The next crossing point over the Danube are 40 and 55 kms away
Cered, a tiny village in the hills in Hungary
Cered, a tiny village in the hills in Hungary. The road leads over to Slovakia, to another village Tachty, some 200 metres away but nobody could use it until 2008
An important border-crossing point for pedestrians in Sátoraljaújhely (H)
An important border-crossing point for pedestrians in Sátoraljaújhely (H). The street is literally cut into two by the border
Old ditch on a hill towards Slovakia
Old ditch on a hill towards Slovakia. These geographical phenomena can be transformed into pathways that help tourism
The castle of Füzér in Hungary
The castle of Füzér in Hungary. Its Slovakian counterpart is some 10 kms away. These neighbouring castles can now be connected by forest paths