Miskolc is one of the most important industrial centers in Hungary. In addition to the traditional heavy and food industries, modern electronics, automotive and chemical companies now play a significant role in the city’s economy. 

Miskolc is a city in northeastern Hungary, known for its heavy industry. With a population of 161,265 (1 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.


From a tourist point of view, the most significant sights of Miskolc include Miskolctapolca with the Cave Bath and the surrounding park, which also has a boating lake, beach and adventure park; Lillafüred in the central part of the Bükk region , where the Palace Hotel , the waterfall (the highest waterfall in the country), Lake Hámori , the Anna and St. Stephen’s Caves are located; the castle of Diósgyőr , rebuilt in 2014 , and the Miskolc Zoo and Cultural Park in the Csanyik Valley. In addition, there are several museums in the city, notably the Pannonian Sea Museum , which opened in 2013 and shows the age of the seven million-year-old swamp cypresses found in Bükkábrány, and the Paperman Building of the Herman Ottó Museum , where the 2015 Exhibition of the Year award won the exhibition Elite Corps – The Cemetery of the Richest Conquest of the Carpathian Basin . The Hungarian Orthodox Museum, also located in the city center, is also outstanding .


Cultural institutions 

TheatersMiskolc National Theater



Although Miskolc is known as an industrial city, and its economy was indeed given the greatest impetus by the large-scale industrialization of the socialist decades, industry, including metallurgy , has a centuries-old history in the city.The Forestry Palace

Today, several of the settlements formed around the glass huts and hammerboards (Alsóhámor, Felsőhámor, Ómassa, Bükkszentlászló) have become part of Miskolc.View of Miskolc in 1840 ( engraving by Ludwig Rohbock )

By the early 2000s, the transformation was pretty much complete and the city had reached an economic low. The importance of the service sector has increased, large international companies and hypermarkets have appeared in the region. The city administration is consciously trying to strengthen the long-neglected role of tourism and culture in Miskolc, which has great potential. At the end of 2004, the M30 motorway also reached the city, which connects to the M3 motorway and provides a high  speed road connection with Budapest and the rest of the country.


Mayor 's Office of the City of Miskolc
3525 Miskolc, Városház tér 8.
+36 46 512-799