Diósjenő is the starting point and the gate of the beautiful Börzsöny hikes that can give unforgettable memories to people who love peace and quiet and who enjoy walking in unspoilt country. There are many protected animal and plant species who have their habitat in these hills and which can only be found in this area of Hungary. You can get to the highest of the Börzsöny mountains, the Csóványos, which is 939 meters high, in an 8,5 kilometre long walking trip from Diósjenő. The Csóványos is the... tovább third highest mountain peak in Hungary. The area of the Börzsöny has been populated ever since mankind appeared, and chipped flint stone objects and earth hill fort remains from the late iron age that were found at the border of the village prove this. There was a battle in the year 173 AD at the Diósjenő lake between the armies of Marcus Aurelius, Roman emperor and philosopher and the “barbarians” that threatened the Roman Empire’s district of Pannonia. There is a monument that commemorates the memory of the battle. At one time there were many different castles from different eras on the hill tops surrounding Diósjenő: the Pogányvár (Pagan Castle), the Csehvár (the Bohemian Castle), and the Kámorvár (Kámor Castle). The name of the village refers to the residing place of the Magyar Jenő tribe that came at approximately the time of the conquest of the Hungarian region. The development of the village that was inhabited in the middle ages and had the privileges of a market town as well was destroyed by Turkish domination. The present appearance of Diósjenő Catholic Church was formed in 1788-89, but there are written documents about its predecessor from 1241. Next to the church is the cemetery that has gravestones that are many centuries old, including the mausoleum of the Baron of Piret. The other large religious denomination of the village is the Protestant and their church building can be found in the centre of the village. There is a little chapel that stands on Chapel-hill, in North-Eastern part of Diósjenő, which is another sacred building of the village. The chapel was built on the remains of its Árpád-age predecessors, and it has a beautiful view of the whole area and you can even see Nógrád castle from there. Beneath the aisle of the Catholic Church and the cemetery there is a line of cellars that were built in the first decades of the 19th century. Diósjenő also has a swimming lido and a camping site, numerous country guest houses and also some larger guest houses. The Jenői Lake is not far away from the village and it is 28 hectares big and it is a real fisherman’s paradise. Polgármesteri Hivatal: Szabadság út 37., Tel: 35/364-001 Fax: 35/364-136
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