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Hungary Past and Present

Snapshots: Ajka, the Crystal Capital of Europe?
Snapshots: Ajka, the Crystal Capital of Europe?

The city of Ajka is located between North and South Bakony, about 40 km North of Lake Balaton in Veszprém County.

According to legend, giants lived in the Carpathian Basin a long time ago.  One of the giants stumbled and hit his ‘ajak’ (lips), and at the same time he dented the earth.  That is how the town of Ajka got its name and place. 

Of course, reality is different.

 

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