Europe’s largest floating moors are located in the region of Taksony, Szigetszentmiklós, Dunavarsány and Szigetcsép. (The largest such formation can be found in the delta of the Rhône River, flowing to the Mediterranean Sea.)

This “dry mass” floating on the surface of the water is a special vegetation association, mostly composed of reeds, sedge and bulrush. It measures 700 hectares. These island-like formations are habitats to rare, protected plant and animal species; several orchids and sphagnum moss species can be found here, as well as the grey heron, the little bitter, the Eurasian bitter and the ferruginous duck, too. Floating moors play an important role in protecting water quality: they have significant water purification capability, as the vegetation of floating moors can bond nutrients bound in the water, storing them in the form of peat. 


The romantic Taksony Study Trail promises an exciting walk: bridges, wooden planks and viewing terraces await you, while the children can play with wooden toys, animal puzzles and footprint recognition games. Colourful birds roost on the planks, indicative of the ecology of the region. The Tőzike Study Trail of Szigetbecse can easily be covered, even while pushing a pram or with little children, who will be delighted to find the playground and the viewing tower, from where the birds living here can be perfectly observed. No less exciting is the Szigetszentmiklós Floating Moors Study Trail, where the information signboards help you get to know the bird and other riverbank animal species indigenous to this area.