The sycamore tree of Kőszeg
The tree has been under Conservation Trust protection since 1960. It's rare to find a tree this big and old in the heart of a historic city centre. It can be found in a tranquil environment in Béke Street, behind the fire station in the former Unger garden. The tree is 28 metres tall and its trunk's perimeter is about 9 metres.
Urban legend says that the students of the 350-year old grammar school and of the former military high school visited the tree before their important exams (e.g.: mature exam). They put down their books and took a rest by its trunk thus (as the Hungarian saying goes) „knowledge flew to their brains".