Badacsonytördemic is a friendly, relaxing village with fresh air at the northern foot of Badacsony Hill, which is an excellent hiking spot.
Geological and Botanical Trail – Badacsony
The trail with bilingual boards shows the flora, fauna, geological and land role of the volcanic hill.
It goes round at the lower part of the basalt walls and colums. While wandering, hikers can study the forms of basalt. The revealing geological sights show some moments of the geological history. The trail is nearly 4 km long, and it gets back to itself. The hiking trail is approached on the southern side of the Badacsony Hill from the direction of the Kisfaludy House.
The destinations of the trail:
Rózsakő (Rose stone)- Kisfaludy lookout tower – Kőkapu (Stonegate) – Kőkereszt ( Stone cross) – Klaston kút (Clastrom well) – Bujdosók lépcsője ( Hiding’s stairs) – Badacsonytördemic lookout tower
Exiles’ stairs (Bujdosók lépcsője)
The stairs on the Western side of Badacsony Hill mean a real challenge for tourists but if they get to the Tördemic lookout they can enjoy the wonderful panorama. The stair consists of 464 steps. A special wine press collection and a memorial place of basalt mining can be found in the court of the Village Hall in Badacsonytördemic.
Ranolder -cross (Stone cross)
János Ranolder, the Bishop of Veszprém was a great globetrotter according to the tradition and he returning from a journey got this huge stone cross put up on the southern side of Badacsony Hill. 400 oxen pulled the biggest elements up to the 400-metre high, sharp edge. According to the locals the cross protects their vineyards. It is 9,7 metres high.