Development of cooperation on the historical Tokaj Wine Road – Opening museums for the Tokaj wine region

Tourism Project

Title in original language: Rozvoj spolupráce na historickej tokajskej vínnej ceste - múzeá pre tokajskú vínnu cestu

Country/ies: Hungary, Slovakia
Status: Closed after Sept 2014
Category: Projects and initiatives for sustainable tourism development
Link to the Tourism Strategy: Objective 1 - Establish supportive conditions for sustainable tourism products and services, including development of a marketing scheme for the promotion of the Carpathians as a unique sustainable tourism destination objectives of the strategy
Duration of the project: 1.10.2012 - 31.1.2015
Objectives and results of the project:

Košice and Miskolc, the centres of the eastern part of the programme area, are dynamically developing cities with significant touristic potentials. The most valuable treasure situated between these cities is the Tokaj wine region. Košice and Miskolc have been trading with wine coming from Tokaj from the beginnings of wine producing. Additionally, Košice had its own vineyard in Abaújszántó. Building on this long established tradition, the three municipalities of Košice, Miskolc and Abaújszántó decided to restore the old connections and to reconstruct their own unused building facilities for wine tourism purposes. The aim of the project was to reconstruct the Lower Gate in Košice Main Street and the foundation of the Wine Museum, to open the Avas exhibition on the history of the Tokaj region in Miskolc, and to reconstruct the House of Uhlans for the Tokaj Museum in Abaújszántó

Implementing organization / institution:

Košice Town, www.kosice.sk

Project partners:

Abaújszántó Város, Miskolc Megyei Jogú Város

Total amount of the project: 483 382 eur
Financing institution(s): Others
Name of program(s): HUSK Interreg