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News of fisherman rowing on ice floes only appear in Russian tabloids nowadays. But the Szent Mihály chapel near Vonyarcvashegy owes its existence to such fishermen, according to the legend. The chapel that stands on a hilltop between Vonyarcvashegy and Balatongyörök was raised as a token of gratitude for the lucky escape of fishermen floating on the icy Lake Balaton.

Although wet blanket researchers claim that the chapel was already standing at the time of the supposed escape in the mid-1700s, the legend cannot be erased.

Tip: One should visit the Szent Mihály-chapel for its scenic environment as well. The Balatoni Bike Ring passes at the feet of the hill, so you will surely find it.


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