Tiszalök

Hungary

Tiszalök is a town in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county, in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary.

Sights

Churches 

  • Its Reformed church was built in the 18th century . (the church was blown up by German troops retreating in World War II)
  • Its Roman Catholic church was built in 1887 . (the church was blown up by German troops retreating in World War II)

Hydroelectric power plant 

The Tiszalök dam is the first significant structure built during the regulation of the Tisza . The plan for its construction was formulated as early as 1863. The dam was completed in 1954 and the ship’s sluice in 1958 .

In accordance with the construction plans, both the dam and the hydroelectric power plant, which are architecturally capable of generating electricity, were built at the same time. The Eastern Main Canal receives its water from the dam.

This hydropower plant provided the operating conditions for the largest hydropower turbines in the country at that time, making it possible to utilize the hydropower available through the dam after its completion to generate electricity.

Only two years later, after the completion of the water management facilities, the first unit in Tiszalök started producing energy.

The hydropower plant was commissioned in 1959 . 

Other

  • Park forest, or arboretum: there are about 260 different interesting plant species in the 31-hectare area. It was established by the Trans-Tisza Directorate of Environment and Water Management (TIKÖVIZIG) on its own initiative, the trees were planted in three phases: 1963-1967, 1972-1977, 1977-1987. years.

Events 

“Wide is the Tisza” regional traditional meeting and folk food cooking competition

The event is held every year from May to July, when different local and non-local cooking teams compete for their food. During the day, a variety of programs entertain the audience. From 2019, the festival will be held on the renovated main square of Tiszalök.

City Day

The city day and the cooking competition are in the yard of the Teleki Blanka High School (Tiszalök, Ady utca 35.) between July and August, for which the organizers are preparing with various programs.

“Lökiman” triathlon

Hit the Man TriathlonMedium and short term amateur cup, which is held every year in June at several locations in Tiszalök. Candidates can compete in two distances: the middle distance means 1,900 meters of swimming, 90 kilometers of cycling and 21,097 meters (half marathon) of running; and the other is the Olympic distance, which includes 1,500 meters of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and around 10,000 meters of running.

International Creative Camp

At the 10-day camp, those looking to paint can pursue their greatest passion. There are plenty of themes to paint here around the Tisza that can be captured. These 10 days provide an opportunity for artists to experiment and learn new things from each other. In 2019, the 20th Creative Camp will be held.

Contact

Mayor Sándor Gömze
email
nacionalarmester@tiszalok.hu
address
phone
+36 42 278 259