The Vice Captain of the fortress of Pápa – called Peter Huszar – received a prophecy from a gipsy lady. The prophecy said that Huszár could only overcome Ali Koppány Turkish/Ottoman military inspector if he takes a bath in the miraculous water of the Lake Hévízi before the battle. The vice captain did so and his victory was guaranteed.
How the Ruins of the Fortress of Szigliget, at the Lake Balaton were created Once upon a time a nobleman from Somogy County wanted to build a castle on a hill called the Queen’s Skirt at the shore of the Lake Balaton.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess. No matter how far men were coming from to admire her beauty no one could have a word with the maid as she was mute. She grazed her flock of golden haired goats on the hills surrounding the hill of Tihany.
An explanation of the origin of the Lake Balaton (Balaton does not have a meaning in Hungarian). Local people place the formation of the Lake Balaton in the ancient times of folk tales. They believed that there used to live giants on the spacious plateau of Badacsony.
A lost child grew up in the marshes of Lake Király Accordingly to the story fishermen from the town of Kapuvár caught a boy aged between 8 and 10 in one of the marshy parts of Lake Király-tó in the area called Hanság in March 1749.
A small lake and stream was named after the horse of the King Lake Bella was created at the village of Pákozd by the banking-up of Stream Bella feeding the Lake of Velencei.
Local fishermen discovered the healing effect of the mud Fishermen dwelling by the Lake Velencei were known to be tall, sinewy and healthy-looking people.
Golden treasure found in an ancient statue At the village of Velence, a headless equestrian statue was found along a military road dating back to the Roman times.
In Casares, a town in Las Hurdes (Northern Caceres, Extremadura), there is a pool where once a huge serpent emerged, and a shepherd fed it with milk to avoid it to attack people and livestock. According to some versions, this serpent was sent by the devil himself.
During Saint John’s Eve, three sisters are charmed by the waters of a lagoon, dive into it and disappear. Since then, every year on Saint John’s Eve they emerge again and grant wishes to those who have gone to the lake carrying a glass of water without spilling a drop.
There is a legend around Lake Velencei related to migrating birds and their connection to the lake. The story goes that a woman with her 3 daughters were held in Turkish (Ottoman) custody.....