Kőhegyi menedékház

Kőhegyi menedékház

Page Type Page Type: Hut/Campground
Location Lat/Lon: 47.67580°N / 19.01860°E
Additional Information County: Pest
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Additional Information Elevation: 1204 ft / 367 m


Cliffs of Kő-hegy
Cliffs of Kő-hegy

Napoleon s hat
Mushroom rock

Kőhegyi menedékház is a very charming tourist hut in Visegrád Mountains, close to the Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. It's located on the top of Kő-hegy hill (which literally translates to English as "Stone Mountain").

Open: Around the year on all days, but mostly visited on weekends.

Lodging: The recently renovated hut offers 24 sleeping places in rooms with 4 and 8 beds, located on the upper level.

Food: The hut offers food service to its visitors in the spacious dining room. I would recommend the "rock soup" (kőleves), whose name is refers to the etimology of the hill, rather than the ingredients of the soup (which basically is the same cabbage soup with sausage that can be familiar from the High Tatra huts). Breakfast and dinner can be arranged in advance, if you are staying in the hut.

Water: As there's no spring nearby, the hut is short of water resources. Rainwater is collected in cisterns, than treated with reverse osmosis technology before used for alimentational aims.

Location: The hut is located between the towns of Szentendre and Pomáz, in an area densely criss-crossed by hiking trails. There are plenty of sights to see around, both natural and cultural.

Access: The hut can be approached only on foot, but it is accessible both four different directions: Szentendre and Pomáz towns, Dömörkapu and Lajosforrás (the latter are trailheads that can be reached by car or bus).

Facilities: Shower is available for the overnight guests, but they are kindly asked to keep water usage at low level due to the scarcity of water.


view of Kő-hegy

Hut manager: Péter Schramkó

Phone: +36-26-718216 and +36-20-9351755

Website: www.kohegyihaz.hu

E-mail: info@kohegyihaz.hu (use this for booking accommodation)

Brief history

The "iron fissure"

The hut was built by the Szentendre Section of the Hungarian Hikers' Association (MTE), following the country's loss of its higher mountain areas and their huts after World War I.

1933 - inauguration ceremony
1940 - first extension (addition of the upper level)
1949 - nationalized by the state
1988 - closed down, almost damaged completely
1993 - reopened and run since then by the original owner association
2008 - the current manager team starts to work in and on the house
2013/14 - latest renovation works

External Links

You can read a detailed review about this hut in English, in Polish and in Hungarian.

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