Arrabona EGTC

2019. August 29.

We all know some legends, stories of miraculous or simply noteworthy deeds of saints or famous people. Who has not heard stories of the justice of King Matthias or the myth of Saint Elizabeth of the Árpád Dynasty? Discover tall tales and notable legends and the places that bear their memories throughout the points of this tour. And decide for yourself whether fairies existed among us, if bread can indeed turn to stone or whether the iron rooster may crow.

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Under the stone bulwark of the tree, there is a furnace-like building. According to the legend of the loaves of bread that turned to stone, in 1240 a woman was baking bread when she was surprised by the invading Tatar army. She cursed the bread and turned loaves to stone so that the enemy could not eat them.

Under the poplar tree located 800 meters from the castle was where István Héderváry II conspired with János Horváty, the Ban of Mocsa against King Sigismund. In 1911, the late-born son Károly Khuen-Héderváry had a little hill built around the tree in order to save it from dying and placed a little bronze plaque on the hill. According to the text on the plaque, the tree was already so huge in 1240 that the counties' lords preparing for battle against the Tatars had gathered around it. The family and later the municipality has been maintaining and caring for this memorial place for centuries. Sadly the white poplar died in 1978 despite the community's best efforts. The tradition, however, lives on: the village had a new tree planted in its place which has grown quite tall since.

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The English oak is one of Hédervár's symbols. This is most likely one of Hungary's oldest trees. According to folk tradition, it is 1000 years old and Prince Árpád tied his horse to the trunk of the tree when he was resting here with his troops in 907 preparing for the Battle of Pozsony (Bratislava). The scarring on the tree-trunk is said to be the markings made by the tether.

Its name is a testament to this legend. The Árpád Tree is “only’ about 700-800 years old. The oak has been under protection since 1942. Sadly, it has begun to rot, so only one of its four enormous branches remains. In 2014 it was awarded the title Tree of the Year.

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The congregation had the memorial built to honor the glory of the Hungarian soldiers who fell in the 1848 battle taking place outside of the village. According to another legend, the base of the cross was once made of red brick, this is where its name comes from.

On a little mound among trees and bushes just outside the village and far from the road, there stands a cross the older folks call 'The castle hill cross' or the 'Red Cross' due to the color it once was. It has faded since. According to a third story, a great battle was fought just outside of Dunaszeg. The fallen soldiers were buried in a joint grave which was then marked with a cross to show respect. The crucifix on the small hill is called the 'Red Cross' because of the blood of the fallen men.

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The cairn on the bank of the Moson Danube was once home to fairies according to the legend. Once, some fishermen who got caught in storm sought help from the fairies. One fairy let them into their tower, but the other chased them out. For this, the fishermen cursed the fairies saying that if their hearts were made of stone, then they should be transformed entirely into stone.

According to the tales collected by ethnographer László Timaffy once some fishermen got caught in a storm and tried to ask the fairies for help. One fairy let them in but the other chased them out of the tower. Because of this, the fishermen cursed the fairies saying that if their hearts were made of stone, they should become stone completely and leave the Moson Danube forever. According to Tünde Hécz Szalainé, the erstwhile lord of the castle kept the fairies' hair among his treasures. Science has also come up with its own theory according to which a Roman watchtower stood here once as a part of the limes. Archeological divers determined in 2004 after several examinations that the wall seen on the bank continues under the water. Thus, according to current hypotheses, the cairn must have been a port with a fortification some time in the middle ages.

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According to legend, on May 25, 1702, the carriage of Ferenc Rákóczi II, who was seized and taken captive, was traversing the Abda bridge when a soldier fishing on the bank of the Rábca gifted a catfish to the prisoner. Rákóczi threw the fish back into the water with the following words: 'Great is the God of the Hungarians, may He grant me back my liberty as I return this fish to freedom.'

This scene was created at the beginning of the 1940s, it is maintained an artistic memorial by the side of Main Road 1.

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The iron rooster, the best-known symbol of the city of Győr was put in place by the Turkish as a wind detector on Dunakapu (Danube Gate) Square when they invaded the city in 1594. The leader of the invading armies believed that the castle was impenetrable and proudly prophesied: Győr will be Christian again when the iron rooster crows and the crescent underneath it turn into a full moon. Four years later when the Hungarian troops reconquering the castle reached the Fehérvári Gate, a brave hussar climbed up to the iron rooster and waited in the night until sunrise. When day broke he imitated the crow of a rooster with his horn and because the crescent appeared to be a full moon in the rays of the rising sun, the Turkish believed that the prophecy had been fulfilled.

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Difficulty: Easy
Distance: 36 km
Duration: 03:35:11
Ascent: 182 m
Descent: 17 m
Refreshing point: Nincs
Level difference: 17m
Created: 2019.10.04
Number of appearance: 4712
Number of viewing: 2701
Győr Időjárás

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