The first step in discovering a nation's culture is to find out about its past. The border counties realized the importance of preserving values which is one of the reasons why numerous museums were founded.
Tourists can get a comprehensive picture of the culture, history and everyday life of the residents. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting the sights of historical importance, since they are available for tours almost everywhere.
One of these sights is the Firemen's Tower in Satu Mare , which was used by the firefighters to watch over the settlement in case a fire broke out. There is an incredible view over the city from the tower. It is also the place where the peace treaty that ended the Rákóczi war of independence was signed in the past.
In Carei, an important attraction is Károlyi Castle which was renovated with the support of the EU. In Bihor County, the fortress belongs to Oradea's national heritage and it has become one of the most popular parks in the city centre.
On a sightseeing tour it is definitely worth visiting the Millenium Church from Timis, which was built to celebrate 1,000 years of Christianity. In Arad, The Statue of Liberty was raised in the memory of the heroes of the Hungarian revolutionary army. Nyírbátor is a cultural symbol in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County and the location of the Bátori Castle.
In Debrecen, the buildings around Market Square and The Great Protestant Church are representatives of the national heritage. In Békés County, the city of Gyula is the place where you can find one of the most beautifully preserved historical monument. The Gyula Fortress was turned into a museum, while the bastions offer an excellent view of the city.
In Ópusztaszer, Csongrád County, tourists can take a tour of the past to see how conquering Hungarians used to live ,visit their houses and try out their weapons.