Sites of natural importance

The Czabai Garden

The garden was placed under a nature protection order in 1977 to “preserve the stock of oak trees, reflecting the earlier state of the district, ensure undisturbed nesting for the bird life of the locality, offer a chance to observe the natural development of forest, provide an aesthetic attraction for visitors, and enable the valuable crop of acorns to be used for afforestation.

The Hight River Bank at Érd

The most spectacular natural feature of Érd can be found in Ófalu: a steep promontory rises above the Danube, where the edge of the Mezőföld Plain ends like a tableland.

Fundoklia Valley

The most attractive landscape feature of Érd-Parkváros is the Fundoklia Valley, a dry karst ravine formed in the Sarmatian limestone.

The Diósd Limestone Quarry

The abandoned quarry by Route 70 on the edge of Diósd yielded Leitha (Sarmatian-type) limestone comparable to that of the famous Fertőrákos Quarry near Sopron (which includes an underground auditorium and has been used several times as a film set.)

The Érd-Tétény River Bend and Beliczay Island

The Beliczay Island has survived almost undisturbed, as the part of Érd where the landscape has most faithfully preserved the original appearance.

The Berza Garden

This garden in Érd-Parkváros, surrounded by a high limestone wall, is approached from Borostyán utca. The protected woodland is dominated by Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris), which formed extensive forests in this region in the most recent Ice Age, especially on higher ground.

The Benta Ravine and Sóskút Quarry

The valley of the Benta Brook provides some of the most memorable landscape in the Érd district. It arose as a tectonic fault at the beginning of the Pleistocene, and later deepened and widened by streams flowing into the Danube.