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Diósjenõ is about 38 km northwest of Budapest in the Nográd county, nestled amongst the Börzsöny mountains district.

Archeological finds trace its human habitations back to the early Stone Age.

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.

During 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.

Diósjenõ 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.

Diósjenõ also a well known picnic, vacation, hunting and fishing place.

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'.


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