Dombóvár ( 17 km ) is well worth visiting because of the Szigeterdő Park, the Gólyavár Castle, the sculptures of the first Hungarian prime ministers, and the Gunaras thermal and open-air bath near the town.

Pécs, the town of the first Hungarian university, is a major city 55 km away from Nagyhajmás. Places of interest include the Cathedral, the Széchenyi Square with the ’djami’ of Pasha Gazi Kasim, the Csontváry Museum, the Vasarely Museum and the early Christian necropolis which is UNESCO world heritage site. For those who love touring, the Mecsek offers excellent excursions. The Zoo and Aquarium-Terrarium, the Fun Park, and the exciting Mecsextrem Park offer entertainment for both children and adults. 

The Jakab-hill walking trail leads from Kővágószőlős ( 60 km from Nagyhajmas ) along almost vertical rock walls to the spectacular large rocks called Babás Stones.

The Palace of Lengyel ( 13 km ) was built by Count Jozsef Apponyi. Today the building operates as an agricultural comprehensive school. Its park, with two North American Giant Sequoias - very rare in Hungary, is open to the public. In the Apponyi Winecellar - approximately 500 m from the palace - visitors  can take part in wine tasting (advance booking required) .

The woody and hilly area of Lengyel-Annafürdő ( 12 km ) is a lovely place for an outing. You can find here a pond, a spring, an observation tower and a wild park with wild boar and deer.

The stalactite cave of Abaliget ( 42 km ) has a 500m long route for visitors to walk along. The lake in front of the cave offers boating and paddleboating activities.

In Magyaregregy ( 29 km ) there is an outdoor pool for those who like to have a swim and there is Máré Castle on the top of the hill with an exhibition presenting the wildlife of Mecsek for those who like to make excursions.

In the Szuppáncsics Horseyard in Egyházaskozár ( 13 km ) one can see traditional Hungarian domestic animals and even help out with their care.  Alternatively, one can also ride a horse, ride on a carriage, and in the winter ride on a horse sleigh.

Bathing, boating, and fishing are on offer on the various lakes near Orfű ( 45 km ) and the Herman Ottó Lake which is a protected area is a lovely excursion spot. In the Mill Museum you can still see wheat grinding, in the Furnace Yard you can see traditional peasant-style foodmaking, and in the Ethnic House you can get acquainted with the traditions of Mecsek - Hegyhát.


The Renaissance Theme Park ( 10 km ) in Bikal is the first theme park established in Hungary. The Theme Park recalls the everyday life during the Middle Ages within Hungary in a very special way: involving craftsmen, actors, battlewise horsemen, archers and experienced falconers. The Theme Park with its 7.5 hectares is divided into 5 larger parts: the Village, the Old Town, Main Square, Palace and Jousting Arena.