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.
Badacsony is a monadnock, rising abruptly from the surrounding plain, domineering the view of the northern shore of the Lake Balaton. It is an ancient volcanic hill.
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.
Legends of monsters living in River Tisza Supernatural creatures of usually hideous appearance would prey on fishermen and swimmers of the River Tisza.
Attila the Hun was buried in the Tisza River’s bed Attila the King of the Huns was buried in the River Tisza at the place where the river diverged into two branches. One of them was closed so that all the water should flow into the other branch.
The King of the Avars started to build a trench from the Tisza river to the Danube In numerous settlements alongside the Tisza river the legend still prevails that the river used to flow in a different bed, that is, the original place of the water is often kilometres away from the current Tisza.
A legend explaining why River Tisza is meandering so much As the legend of origin says, at the creation of the world, all the rivers had their beds except for the lonely Tisza, who was unhappily lamenting on being forgotten.
How pagans killed Bishop Gellért Saint Gellért on of the first bishops was killed 1047 as from the hill of Kelenföld – which is the present-day Gellért Hill – he was rolled down to the River Danube on a cart by the pagans.
Ship wrecks full of gold lie in the bend of the Danube River Village people alongside the Danube River has several legends of wrecks, treasures trunks and fishermen who suddenly became rich.
Remains of a Roman fortress in the Danube Folk tradition has preserved the Rock of Bölcske („bölcskei-szikla”) in the River Danube for centuries, as an underwater reef and a good place to catch fish
The legend of a great Hungarian King – Mátyás/Matthias – elected on the ice of the Danube river at Budapest
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.
Bones and small findings washed out from the soil at springtime at the Town of Velence Csontrét (Bone Meadow) is at the Lake Velencei, at northern edge of the town of Velence. It is said that the bones regularly washed out are the remnants of bitter memories from the previous centuries.
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.
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.....