The Beginnings of Tourism in Gömör – In Honor of the 150th Anniversary the Hungarian Carpathian Association

It is widely known that the nobles and citizens of Gömör—depending on their pecuniary standing—were attracted to globetrotting, had a propensity for roaming exotic landscapes, for discovering unknown cultures and for absorbing the magic of the fabulous East. But what was the situation on the local level? In this study, we will briefly look at how tourism as a sport and leisure activity developed in Gömör County, how this unusual pastime developed into a national and then local phenomenon, which were the most attractive destinations for excursions, and from where and how many visitors did it attract to the region?