!!! Attention please!!!: I learned (19.12.2008) that there is a second cache nearby. This cache is listed on the Hungarian webpage only. Only language on this page is Hungarian. :-)Please do not mix these two caches.
History of the cache
It’s my first self hidden cache. I chosed Döbrönte because it was the first place I lived (for four months) when I moved from Germany to Hungary. Every evening, when I was sitting on the balcony of my hotel room I could see the ruins of the castle. Sometimes I climbed up and enjoyed the sun set. It is worth to watch the sun set in summer. It is a nice little dead end village at the beginning of the Bacony Mountains of Hungary. The small round chapel was renovated recently. You may visit the village Ganna next to Döbrönte too. You will find there a unusual church.
Histroy of the castle
The real name of the castle at Döbrönte is castle Szarvaskö. It was built by the bailiff of the royal hunters of Bakony, Benedek Himfy, by leave of Louis the Great. Under his descendants it became a robbers' base for attacking Pannonhalma and other estates. King Matthias granted it to the Kanizsai family, although it was soon regained. It played no part in the system of border castles and was probably uninhabitable by the end of the 17th century.
Have fun and tell me the status of the cache please. I do not live to close to the cache. It’s possible, that I can not visit it to often to check it. Thanks.
version 2.0: A geocaching friend just checked the cache and he could not find it anymore. He replaced it with a micro container.
version 3.0: I maintained the cache and the "small" sized box is back on it's place. I've put the small logbook into the box.
version 4.0 (2012.08.25): I maintained the cache and replaced the lost "small" sized box.
If you like to rate the cache I'm happy if you use GCvote. Please tell your true opinion about the cache in the log. If you do not like something, please write it down. I'll see what will be possible to do it better. Maybe you have an idea to improve too :-).