It is a village with a long military history: the artillery training college of the army operated here as early as during the period of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. The Hungarian Army still holds drills in the gun-range near the settlement. As a curiosity: a war factory was also run here to fully serve the army and a military base was built here at the beginning of the 20th century. It was a self-supporting base: it had a club, a restaurant, a church, a school and a hospital, what is more, it had its own local money. It was used by Russian soldiers from the end of World War II until the political changes in 1989-1990. Today some of the buildings are deserted, providing a ‘ghost town’ atmosphere. Some of the buildings have been bought by businessmen who have rebuilt them with new functions. There are a lot of legends among the locals about the military base and the palace.
How to come here
It is situated 13 kilometres from Veszprém and 12 kilometres from Lake Balaton to the east, in the valley of the Séd Brook, along road no. 8. It has its own railway station; it is part of the Szombathely-Budapest railway line.
Contact of the local government
Common Local Government Office of Hajmáskér
8192 Hajmáskér, Kossuth L. u. 31.