Nyergestető is located in the southern part of the Csík Basin southwest of Kászonújfalu and southeast of Csíkkozmás at 875 m above sea level. The most famous memorial pillar of the Csíki Mountains, memory of one of the last battles of the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution and the War of Independence (Szabadságharc), is a perennial symbol of patriotism. The nearby forest is not only the cemetery of the fallen soldiers from the 1849s, but also the final resting place of the victims of the Turkish-Tatar invasions in 1550 and 1660.
In addition to the historical information, visitors can get a taste of the material and written memories of the 1848-49 Hungarian War of Independence, as a part of József Szanka’s private collection is exhibited in the Café.
For those interested, the trails in the garden revisit the important events of our Freedom Fight in pictures and illustrations.
Apart from the descriptive memorabilia that point to the events of 48 – 49, our little bookstore provide descriptions and books on the most important events and historical personalities of our history, written by historians who researched Nyergestető, historians of war, even patriotic artists or simple people who appreciate our history. We gladly make the collected material available to our guests.