Historic relics of antique and modern periods of Szob
Szob is a small town with a great history located at the estuary of the river Ipoly. The town can provide a wide range of programmes due to its rich historic past and relics. It is also a popular touristic target spot as it has a wonderful natural environment as well.
It is an ideal place for water trips and hiking due to its favourable location as it is situated next to the river Danube and the foot of Börzsöny mountains as well as it is near the Danube- Börzsöny National Park. The Szob- Börzsöny Forest Train ensures delightful journeys around the area. There are also great opportunities for cycling, hiking, kayaking and canoeing, horse riding and taking dragon boat trips in the area.
Visitors can have a wide variety of food choices provided by local restaurants and also a great selection of local homemade dishes provided by Kuha farm.
From the Calvary, visitors can have a marvellous lookout over the Danube, the Mountains of Visegrád along with the Saint Michael-Mountain as well as the Helemba Mountains and Island.
A prominent Hungarian painter, Károly Ligeti has already discovered the picturesque nature of this area.
When visiting Szob there are some places that simply shouldn’t be missed, like the bank of the river Danube where delicious foods can be tasted or the nice playgrounds and comfortable benches in the woods. If you are tired to row, you can take a ferry to Pilismarót where inviting sandy beaches await you.
The floodplain meadow ( Hidegrét ) which is located at the estuary of the Ipoly at the Danube section is a nature reserve area which bears botanical values. A historically valued construction can be found on the Helemba Island, where a Roman Limes (frontier) goes under the surface of this area at the “ Aladár Corner”.
According to the archaeologists beside the medieval church, the summer cabin of the Archbishop of Esztergom was built here as well. An orchard used to belong to his holiday home which was the first peach grower garden in the Hungarian kingdom, in the Middle Ages. We can also learn what sort of death awaited the thieves for stealing fruit from the garden.