Palkonya is a one-street village located at the northeastern end of the Villány Wineregion.
Palkonya still faithfully preserves the 18th century German architectural culture of German viticulturists. The most famous monument complex of the village is the cellar row of 53 press houses covering the hillside of the village. In the village half of the living houses are locally protected monuments, and as a result of the architectural heritage protection program, their facades are decorated with “Protected” ceramic moldings. Palkonya is surrounded by three fishponds, which are rich in birdlife and tranquility that will provide a refreshing experience for those who go hiking. There are several marked hiking trails in the area, and there is the international “Three Rivers” cycling hiking trail.
The most popular festival in Palkonya is the “Pentecostal Open Cellars”, which awaits its guests with wine tasting, cultural events, children’s programs and horse-drawn carriage rides. Palkonya has several festivals: the Hú! SVÉT gastro festival in April, the Palkonya Wine Runing compatition in spring, the Harvest Open Cellars in September, and the Martin’s Day in November. The first Ördögkatlan All-Art Festival was held in 2008, and was held every year in the first week of August until 2016. Of course, in the village’s family wineries wine tasting is unavoidable. This year’s events >>>
The emblematic red domed Catholic church of the village was built by the Batthyány family and dedicated in 1816 in honor of St. Elizabeth. The red domed church, which can be seen from afar, is one of the most beautiful examples of the circular churches in Hungary. In addition, you will enjoy the unparalleled panorama of Palkonya, which walks up the “Weingarten” vineyard of Palkonya, where the newly built and dedicated 2007 Saint Bertalan’s Chapel is located. In 2016, the Community Herbarium and Training Center was completed. The village was the first in Hungary to become the European Cultural Village in 2007. Palkonya is a founding member of the European Cultural Village Movement, established in 1999 in the Dutch Wijk aan Zee. The villages of 12 European countries have an active cultural and friendly relationship with each other. The aim of the movement is to emphasize the legitimacy of village life, to nurture and share the values and culture of the villages. Among the 12 villages, Palkonya is the smallest settlement.
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Palkonya belongs to the Villány wine region with a long history.
You can find mostly small and medium-sized family wineries : Attila Blázsovics, János Haraszti, Balázs Hárságyi, Róbert Mayen, Zsolt Fenyvesi, Mihály Takács, Zsirai and Mokos Winery, Németh and Németh Cellar. Our winemakers have won numerous gold medals at the Villány Wine Competition.
The village has many interesting artists and creators who have moved here over the last years: sculptor-ceramic master Judit Major, ceramicist Gerald Kaske, restorer György Kiss, sculptor Katalin Tábori, Friends of Finnish Fine Arts (film, textile, painter, sculptor) ), † Photographer Leonóra Becker. In addition, many interesting people live in our community, such as Balázs Hárságyi and Szilvia Rechnitzer, who breed turtles and truffles, or Nóra Ottmár, who opened a delicatessen house in the village, from the local delicacies, and Zoltán Pauli it offers local flavors in his PalKonyha Bistro from local ingredients.