National and historical symbols of Hungary

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The Coat-of-Arms of the Town of Adony[¤]
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Adony

(Fejér County)

Shield erect and tiercy. In dexter chief or the charge of a Roman fortress is borne, gules, above it a Voltain cross, also gules. In sinister chief azure a church or is borne, a charge, which represents the stylised depiction of the settlement’s present-day church.

In the middle of the shield a wavy bendlet azure, which is to symbolise the Danube river. In base vert a bunch of grapes gules and an ear of corn or are borne.

Adony lies at the eastern edge of Fejér County on the bank of the Danube river The village has been populated since as early as the Bronze age. In the Roman period it was known by the name Vetus Salina and it served as a fortification on the limes. In the early Middle Ages by the name Odon the fortress was part of the royal estate and it was also a market town (oppidum) as it is attested by contemporary documents.

During the period of the one and a half centuries of Turkish rule the local Hungarian population either fled, or died. The inhabitants began to return only after the expulsion of the Turks, and, in addition, partly due to spontaneous, partly intentional processes Slovaks and Germans also appeared in the village as new settlers.

The inhabitants of Adony erected a church of their own in 1723 and in 18th and 19th century documents the settlement was mentioned as a German speaking market town. It was the German population of Adony who introduced the local celebrations of St. Orban, the patron saint of wine. Several other elements of local folk culture, still alive in the 20th century, all go back to the same period and they have since then been passed down on to the descendants of the original German population.

In the first half of the 20th century Adony was a significant regional centre and from 1877 to 1957 it developed uninterruptedly as an economic and cultural centre with urbanised infrastructure.

From the mid-1970s onward local society has been re-structured. In this period local culture is represented by the Adony brass band (founded in 1927), the Gyöngyvirág Women’s Choir, the folk dance ensemble and the local folk choir.

Local press is represented by the Duna-Adony News. In addition, several other publications of local cultural events and history are issued at Adony. The annual series of Orban Festival Celebrations include exhibitions, lectures and cultural events.

In 1995 the town of Adony became the twin settlement of Oberweser-Oedelsheim of the German province of Hessen, then in 2001 of the Polish town of Szcekocziny, The local government of the German minority was inaugurated in 1998, and the local government of the Polish minority in 2002.

Visitors to Adony can take delight in the natural beauty of the mansion park, the vinehill, the fishing ponds, the Danube and its charming islands. They can also visit the Orban chapel, the local Baroque church and see the statues of the Memorial Park.

Since Adony is widely known for its wines, visitors can taste the local wines in one of the many wine cellars of the vine hill, but they can also pursue the hobby of fishing or can just enjoy the relaxing and peaceful atmosphere of this rural, yet, when considering its infrastructure and amenities, very modern and urban settlement.