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Castle of Döbrönte

A cache by Saarbrigger Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 12/06/2008
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2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is an easy cache. The size is 12 x 10 x 5 cm about. You should leave your car at N47° 13.718’ E017° 32.826’ on the side of the road. There is a small play ground for children. At the back left edge of the play ground the way to the ruins of the castle starts. The cache maybe be surrounded by wild sheep’s :-) or you may meet skiing people in the winter. There is a tiny ski lift close to the castle too.

!!! 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.

Castle of Döbrönte

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.

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