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Windy Calvary of Szár

A cache by Túrabot Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/18/2007
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The cache lives in a hollow tree beyond the Calvary Hill in an acacia grove in Szár.

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Warning! Please do not leave travelbug & coins in the cache! Don't safe, sorry! Kérlek ne hagyj utazót a dobozban, mert másik játéktéren is regisztrálva van a doboz – így az utazó avatatlan kezekbe kerülhet!

The ancient village Szár with its 1724 inhabitants is situated between Tatabánya and Bicske, beside the Budapest-Hegyeshalom railway, at the foot of the mountain Vértes. The ground hides finds of the Bronze Age and a villa of the Roman Age at the border of the village. Its name was given by László Szár of the House of Árpád, whose relatives were King András and King Béla. In historic literature we can first read his name in 1326. During the turkish occupation the village became abandoned. Around 1700 the first German settlers came from Pilisvörösvár, Hungary. By 1750 the priest who wrote the history of this village counted more than 140 families. Around 1750 the church and the vicarage designed by Jakab Felmer was built. The population grow to 1700 inhabitants as a result of settling. The people lived on agriculture until Tatabánya became industrialized, then they worked there and in Budapest.

Environs of Szár is a sharp featured woodland, sitting between the south-western slopes of Gerecse and the mountains of Vértes. The village was built in the south-eastern part of this region, which is situated on the right and left side of the Sósi creek belonging to the Danube. The Calvary Hill is also an important region. In the year of the Millenium it was reconstructed just as the reliefs and the crosses.

From the top of the hill there’s a beautiful view to the mountain Nagy-Széna and its environment and the Zuppa-top. (Both of them have a cache on the top!) Looking east you can see the Váli valley, eagle-eyed fellows can see the Buda mountains as well, even the János mountain.

If you arrive by car you can park in the street beside the hill. Szár can be easily reached on the road No. 1. N 47° 29,6080' E 18° 30,7410' 150 m [GCSAAR+Út]
Special thanks to the team Túrabot for exploring the area, and to Dorci for the preparation of the box.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Gur obk vf uvqqra va gur npnpvn tebir, ba n gerr.

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(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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