In the southwest corner of Vas County you can find this wonderful land
with forests and meadows where guardians were settled during the
Hungarian conquest. Its name derives from these: Őrség (in English:
Guard or Watch post).
Since 1st March 2002 the Őrség National Park
Directoate has been supervising the preservation of natural,
ethnographical, culture-historical values which can be found on this
wonderful land. The Őrség National Park consists of the Őrség, Vend
country, the unregulated valley of River Rába, the Inner-Őrség and the
neighbourhood of Szentgyörgy Valley. All together it covers 44
townships, on about 44.000 acres, whereof 3086 acres are particularly
protected. The whole territory of the national park is a Natura 2000
area under European Union-wide Protection.
This land is the
westernmost part of our country, where hills and valleys engraved by
brooks, deciduous forests and pinewoods, fresh and green meadows,
marshlands preserving plants from the ice age, and crystal clean
spring-heads and brooks vary. The silence and the fresh air, the
cultural traditions and customs what are reserved in an unchanged way,
the goods of the self-supportive peasant farming attract the visitors.