Strázsa Hill

The Guard Hill is located on the western edge of Pilis and the entire national park. At the foot of the mountain – from the Anemone House Forest School, a 1,700-meter-long nature trail leads up to the viewpoint that resembles a lighthouse. The area was a Soviet shooting range and training ground, the dilapidated concrete bunkers can still be seen today.

The area is very rich in natural values. The area functioned as a military shooting range for more than a hundred years, thanks to which it preserved its natural values almost intact.

Thanks to the closedness, the flora and fauna characteristic of the microclimate of the mountains survived better. The flora is best observed on the sunny, rocky, hawthorn, barren south side. The most beautiful time to visit the Hill is April-May, when most wildflowers bloom, but from spring to autumn, some colourful flower always bloom on the mountain.

The most typical plants without any need of completeness are the spring heather, the forest anemone, the small lady’s petal, the black anemone, and the maidenhair anemone. The scurrying between the bushes indicates the presence of different types of lizards. It is also worth coming up here for the view from the edge of the mountain to the North is the city of Esztergom with the Basilica, behind it is the range of the Helembai Mountains, and in front is the broad, flat Iron Gate Mountain. To the East, there are the Pilis and Visegrád mountains and to the West, the Gerecse is closing the horizon.

It is also worth visiting the Guard Hill cave, also known as Fairy Gate and the Tent Stone Wasteland cave.


After exploring the nature trail, visit the Anemone House Forest School, where you can learn about the flora and fauna of the Danube-Ipoly National Park. The exhibition remains a memorable experience for both young and old generations.


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