Object of the educational path is the presentation of the flora and fauna of the Fertő Lake, of the cultural historical values of the village. Starting from the thermal bath the way beside the church leads to the lakeshore (2km). The longer tour leads to the angler’s lake and it ends at the Pieta-statue of the village (5km). At the lake-shore there is a bird-watching tower. It’s expedient to manage the tour routes on foot or with bicycle.Photogallery
The permanent exhibition of Istvánné Szigethy, entitled “From swathing clothes to the burial shroud”. In one of the oldest houses of the town, besides the presentation of lace, the values of the past come to life, for example the clean room and the ovens. The works of the remarkable artisans of Rábaköz are also shown here, those of Csilla Ángyán a potter from Csorna and Jenő Pintér a woodcarver from Bogyoszló.Continue
On the boundary of Hegykő there was a quarry in the past. In the
location of the former quarry today there is a pond with six hectares of
water surface. The average depth of the water is 1.5 meters, but in
certain points it reaches 3 meters. The Hegykő fishing paradise is
located in a beautiful and tranquil environment 1 kilometer from the
town. Catching the fish species living in the pond is allowed. Grass
carp, pike, crucian, carp, pike-perch, common roach, common rudd, white
bream, bream, bass, tench, bighead carp, eel, Wels catfish can be caught
by those who fish here.
In the vicinity of the fishing pond wild ducks, crakes and reed-sparrows live. Frogs, sand lizards, grass snakes and pond turtles are a common sight here. A few otter families have also moved to the fishing pond.
With the establishment of the iron curtain memorial place, – free of
politics – would like to raise a monument to the memory of all those,
who managed to flee border (desert the country) during the course of 41
years; of all those, who were captured during the attempt to escape, and
sentenced to jail for 2-3 years and confiscation of property; of all
those, who were injured or shot to death during escape.
Furthermore, we have to remember all the border guard soldiers, who in conformity with there pledges were, protecting the state border, night and day, in rain, in mud, in freeze; who injured, became handicapped for good or lost their lives while on duty. The usage of the word „ iron curtain” became known throughout the world, when Winston Churchill, 5th March 1945 said his speech that later became famous in Fulton, in the United States of America” …From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent”. Therefore, the iron curtain, as an expression, begun is „ around the world trip” at the Fulton speech, which further on became the specific symbol of the cold war.
The iron curtain spread along 356km at the Western border of the country between 1948 and 1989. At first, the border was closed with barbed wire fence and minefield.
By the middle of the 1960s, as a result of the easing of the international situation, the raise of the minefield and the construction of the electric signalling system were begun, which ended by 1971.
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