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History of the barracks, the manége
History of the barracks, the manége
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In the name of the Imperial and Royal 5th Corps command, lieutenant general Archduke Frederick informed the town in 1903 that there were plans to build a barracks for the cavalry regiment in the locality. The town authorities allocated land in the southern part of Komárom for this purpose. In 1907 the Grünwald Brothers Construction Company began the building work, with certain details being completed by local craftsmen. The barracks was ready by the autumn of 1908. Altogether there were 24 buildings for the officers, junior officers, the ranks and the common areas. There was also a tennis court and facilities for playing skittles. At the rear of the barracks an artillery camp was established for the Imperial and Royal 5th Horse Artillery Regiment.
The barracks was taken over by the Soviet army in 1957. A number of buildings were demolished and some new ones constructed. Buildings were reconstructed as flats and schools. One of the three covered riding halls became the centre of the Hungarian Equestrian Theatre and the location of their performances. In the course of road construction in the area, one of the original wells of the building complex was discovered. Today a plaque marks its position.
A WALK IN THE COURTYARD OF TATA CASTLE
On hearing the name of the small, atmospheric town Tata, what usually comes to mind first of all is an image of the castle standing on the shore of Lake Öreg. It’s no wonder, since the former favoured summer residence of both Sigismund of Luxembourg and King Matthias is a defining element of the landscape. This walk gives an overall picture of the history of the fortress and its reconstruction undertaken in different periods, the still-distinguishable buildings of its courtyard and its surviving relics.
DUNAALMÁS – SZOMÓD TOUR
You can take part in an adventurous travel in history, natural history and even literature in the north-western region of the Gerecse Hills.
KOCS VILLAGE WALK
Welcome to Kocs! Are you curious about the origin of the English word coach? About what kind of misconceptions are spread about the village and the coach? About how the villagers lived in olden times? Would you like to hear interesting things about the past and the present? The tour will provide some answers.
KOMÁROM – TATA BICYCLE TOUR
On your bikes! Are you ready for pleasant adventures in Roman times?
This walk covers the rich history of Komárom and conveniently includes the most important sights.
KOMÁROM’S FORTRESSES (BY BICYCLE)
Following this bicycle tour, it’s easy to discover Komárom, ‘the town of fortresses’.
NESZMÉLY VILLAGE TOUR
The tour presents the built and natural endowments of Neszmély, which is situated by Europe’s ‘Blue Ribbon’, the Danube.
Are you ready for taking a wonderful walk in the heart of the Gerecse Nature Park?
ROUND TOUR OF LAKES
Round tour of lakes – Tata- Által Stream Valley cycle path (connecting with nature trail) – Vértesszőlős – Tata – Réti fishing lakes, Naszály-Ferencmajor fishing lakes – Fényes Spa nature protection area (connection with the nature trail being created here) – Lake Tata tour.
TARDOS – DANUBE-GERECSE HEIGHTS
You can participate in a fantastic tour in Tardos in the High Gerecse Hills. You can learn about the flora and fauna of the hills, and the story of Tardos red marble.
TATA - BAJ - AGOSTYÁN - TATA
On your bikes! Come with us to the wonderful Gerecse forest. Learn as much as possible about the hillside of Baj, with its vineyards. If you keep your eyes open, you could also get to know the local delicacies.
TATA – ADVENTURES ON ANCIENT WAVES
Visiting Hungary’s oldest, more than 600-year-old fishing lake, the question may arise, whether lakes change over the centuries. Was Tata’s Lake Öreg the same when King Sigismund or King Matthias saw it, or did it look completely different in the 14th and 15th centuries? You can learn the answer if you follow this walking route.
TATA AND ITS VICINITY - A ROUNDTRIP BY BIKE
Up to your bike! Are you ready for a pleasant trip around Tata and its vicinity?
This walk covers the town’s most frequently visited places, the most important natural and built treasures that give Tata its unique atmosphere.
If you join us for the walk in Tatabánya you can learn about the past and the present of this former mining town.
TATTAMI ADVENTURE GAME
You will play an important role in discovering our legend from Tata in our virtual story once you have gotten into it because it depends already on you whether you can manage to improve the ill-starred present by changing the events of the past.
THE WAY OF WATERS – DISCOVERING THE TATA MILLS
The abundance of crystal-clear spring waters represented the magic of Tata, known as the ‘town of waters’. The trades of miller and fuller were important factors in the economic life of the former market town. Malom (Mill) Stream fed by springs breaking out in the English Park, as well as the Által Stream, which plays an important role in the water supply of Lake Öreg, drove the wheels of several water mills.
VÉRTESSZŐLŐS VILLAGE WALK
This walk introduces the village of Vértesszőlős with its significant archaeological finds, rich ethnic traditions and wonderful natural endowments. In addition to the Vértesszőlős Prehistoric Settlement – well-known to many people – it also draws attention to the not-so-well known treasures of the village. We hope that by following the route you will be able gain an insight into the life of Vértesszőlős, which lies at the foot of the Gerecse Hills.
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