Galyatető Turistacentrum/Hikers’ Center is located at one of the highest points of Hungary along the Blue Trail. A place where old meets new.
The hikers’ center of Galyatető renovated in 2014 is an up-to-date and comfortable facility meeting the modern needs of hungry and tired hikers. The building complex (770 sqm for 52 guests) truly represents the meeting of past and present as it is a remodeled office and workers’ hostel used during the construction of the nearby hotel in the late 1930s.
The combination of traditional and modern materials, such as andesite from Mátra and exposed concrete also enhance this harmony. Chief architect Csaba Kovács meant to build a cultural bridge between past and future.
The interior was designed to create an ambience that matches hikers’ need for a cozy and pure environment. Scandinavian style furniture and a fireplace with a size that makes it appropriate for open-fire cooking all contribute to this image.
The use of modern technology allowed for environment friendly solutions, such as led lights, solar collectors and panels for heating and hot water as well as a rainwater toilet flush system.
The hikers’ center meets the needs for accommodation of every hiker, such as double bedrooms with a bathroom, putting up a tent in the yard, multi-bed rooms or bivouac rooms in the lookout tower next to.
Galyatető Turistacentrum offers to organize company events, team building seminars, school trips and family events. Planning the programs we aim to encourage the cleanest, simpliest and most genuine way of exploring nature and hiking.
Galya lookout tower on Péter-hegyese offers a unique way of bivouacing with 3 bivouac rooms for 5 guests each. Their round and colored entrance was designed to resemble Hobbit doors. They are without heating but electricity and wifi are available. Bathrooms are available in the yard of the hikers' center (200 m).