I took these photos in Gerecse hills nearby Bajna and Szomor. I think this breathtaking landscape deserves to be called "Hungarian Tuscany" even if there are not too many vineyards in this region.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Bajna is a village in Komárom-Esztergom Country, Hungary.
Bajna has been founded more than thousand years ago in one of the earliest populated areas in Hungary, which is currently Esztergom County. It was inhabited already during the Romans, and in 1087 it was mentioned as a larger catholic settlement.
Because of its advantageous geographical location it is a favorite excursion spot for the lovers of hiking, cycling, riding, fishing and hunting. The settlement itself lies on an elevation, the white tower of the church from the Middle Ages, and the magnificent walls of Sándor-Metternich palace – currently under reconstruction – are calling the visitors already from the far. The landscape protection area only few kilometers away from Bajna shelters very precious flora and fauna. Just to mention a few examples: beautiful oak forests, sweet and horse chestnut groves, various iris types, small games and preying birds such as the Saker Falcon, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle.
Szomor is also a little village in Komárom-Esztergom Country, near Bajna.