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Age: 350 years, circumference: 900 cm, height 35 m. It is considered to be the oldest sycamore tree in Central Europe. Legend has it that Ilka Castle was once on the edge of a forest in the village of Jelka. The young tree was allegedly donated to the lord of the castle Ilka by King Belo IV., Because he saved his life from the Tartars. According to our ancestors, King Matej Hunyadi also allegedly rested in the shade of a tree after a long journey. It is further said that Duke Bercsényi and his commanders also sat under the Jelčiansky sycamore tree during the Rákoczi battles.

Eastern plane tree in Jelka

Age: 350 years, circumference: 900 cm, height 35 m. It is considered to be the oldest sycamore tree in Central Europe. Legend has it that Ilka Castle was once on the edge of a forest in the village of Jelka. The young tree was allegedly donated to the lord of the castle Ilka by King Belo IV., Because he saved his life from the Tartars. According to our ancestors, King Matej Hunyadi also allegedly rested in the shade of a tree after a long journey. It is further said that Duke Bercsényi and his commanders also sat under the Jelčiansky sycamore tree during the Rákoczi battles.

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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby


Suitable for: Families with childrens, Elderly, Cyclists, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 23.4.2022
Source: Jelka

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Eastern plane tree in Jelka
okraj obce
Jelka
Region: Trnavský
District: Galanta
Area: Podunajsko, Microregion 11 PLUS, MAS 11 PLUS
 48.149004, 17.521936

Altitude: 118 m

okraj obce
Jelka

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