Hungarian Calvary

3980 Sátoraljaújhely, Szár-hill

Tomb of a country
You have to see it once and never forget it!

Apart from Hungary, there is no other example in the world that a nation has been subjected to collective punishment by an alliance of power that has won a war. Of the remaining towns after the Trianon peace dictatorship, Sátoraljaújhely suffered the greatest blow, splitting the city with the new border – the Ronyva stream, called the navigable river. On Szár Hill, in 1936, 14 stations built on the basis of a national public donation based on the idea of ​​the Piarist teacher of Szepesi Bódog were handed over, commemorating the detached Hungarian cities. Two years later, the memorial site was expanded with the chapel of St. Stephen, built on the 900th anniversary of the founding of the state. This place of national pilgrimage was demolished by the Communists and then rebuilt after the change of regime, also out of public donation. The Hungarian Calvary is the eternal memento of the Trianon decision, the fragmentation of our nation. Every person who feels Hungarian must come here to feel the blatant injustice they have committed against our country and the pain that has plagued the hearts of the Hungarian people ever since. Standing on the pedestal of the 100th national flag on the hilltop, turning to the mock border that closes the Highlands, groups of friends, families and even lonely hikers sing the Hungarian national anthem every day so that our compatriots across the border can find out: “we will not forget”.

Location: can be approached on a mountain road, woodland, mountainside


Sátoraljaújhely, Magyar Kálvária kapuzata, Balásházy János u. 28, 3980 Magyarország

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It can be visited for free, even at night, as it is lit.

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