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Diósjenõ is about 38 km northwest
of Budapest in the Nográd county, nestled amongst
the Börzsöny mountains district.
finds trace its human habitations back to the early
The nearby remains of earthen fortifications,
dates back to the Bronze Age.
It was around the Diósjenõ
Lake where the Roman Emperor, Marcus Aurelius legions
defeated the the barbar hordes attacking Pannonia, (Today's
Hungary, then a district of the Roman Empire).
The name of Diósjenõ most likely came
from the Jenõ, one of the Hungarian tribe that
was settled around here, after the conquest.
the Middle Ages Diósjenõ became a township
and enjoyed rapid growth until the Turkish invasion
in 1554 when most of the population died defending their
land or being carried off by the Turkish invaders, who
also destroyed their churches and most of the settlements
around the district as most of Hungary.
After the defeat
of the Turkish occupation the Reformation found fertile
ground and little opposition around the region.
was rebuilt and resettled, but never experienced the
previous rapid growth again, though it has many nice
attractions even today.
Today's villagers are proud
of some the famous people from its past.
Amongst the many attractions are the nearby lake, the
Calvinist Church, Catholic Church, the Saab Sándor
Manor-house, the nearby chapel on a small hillock, the
row of wine cellars and some statues and memorials to
famous people from the past.
also a well known picnic, vacation, hunting and fishing
Diósjenõ is another small settlement
on the Railway line between Vác and Rétság,
Hui Chin and I visited on our way to Felsõpetény,
to see the castle where my where my greatly admired
and revered József
Cardinal Mindszenty of Hungary was interned under
the communist regime until the
1956 Hungarian Revolution.
Unfortunately I do not have many of my photos left,
although we had four cameras between us and we taken
many, many photos wherever we went, two of my cameras,
with large, 512 MB SD Cards and many thousands
of photos on them with my wallet and money,
were stolen from my bag, later into
our trip, by some 'lowlife'.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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