|• Total||28.2 km2 (10.9 sq mi)|
|• Density||177.62/km2 (460.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Tokaj listen (help·info), is a historical town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, Northern Hungary, 54 kilometers from county capital Miskolc. It is the centre of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine district where Tokaji wine is produced.
The wine-growing area was first mentioned by the name Tokaj in 1067. The town itself was first mentioned in documents in 1353. Its first castle was a motte, which was destroyed during the Mongol invasion of Hungary. By the 14th century the town already had a stone castle, belonging to the Diósgyőr estate.
After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 the town prospered, but when the world wars came, it suffered a lot, lost its importance and its town status. Even its role in wine trade was taken over by Sátoraljaújhely.
Tokaj was granted town status again in 1986 and it started to prosper again. Now the town is a popular tourist attraction.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Tokaj is twinned with:
- Main square with City hall; the Bacchus fountain; the Catholic Church; and other monuments
- Roman Catholic Church
- Tokaj Gallery (former Orthodox church—government has announced intentions to restore )
- Tokaj Museum (Karácsony house)
- Wine cellars
- Rákóczi-Dessewffy castle
- Tisza bridge
- Tokaj open stage (″Fesztivalkatlan″)
River Tisza in winter with Tokaj bridge
- Official Site
- Tokaj and the Historic Wine Region - tourism information
- Aerial photographs
- Tokaj at funiq.hu