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Szigliget Fortress

Szigliget, Hungary


The settlement existed in the Neolithic and Bronze Ages. Celtic, Roman and Avar archaeological finds were discovered in the vicinity. The ruins of a parochial church, built in the 12th century, can be seen. Until 1822 the area was an island in the Lake Balaton. The island was connected to the mainland in 1822 by rearrangement of the bank-dams around Balaton.
On the top of the 239 meter high Várhegy hill stand the ruins of the medieval fortress. It was renewed in the last years and beautiful panorama opens from it to the Lake Balaton and to the Tapolca Basin. Poets sang of the beauty of the village and the landscape.

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