Just outside Solymár, a piscuresque valley hides the waterfall of Jegenye Valley, one of the greatest natural beauties around the capital.
The waterfall in this gorge-like section of Jegenye Valley is a unique natural value in the country. Water falling from around a 4-meter-high shelf arrives in a tiny plunge pool surrounded by rich vegetation. In the 1940s a pool was made in creek above the waterfall that changed the original rock formation.
The creek courses over sandstone at this point and water-borne sediment in turbulent whirlpools has created a bowl-shaped plunge pool at the base of the waterfall. On one side water has undercutted caprock so much that it will soon obey gravity and collapse. This is how waterfalls keep receding upstream. Paprikás Creek is not powerful enough to straighten its bed but simply flows over the rock shelf. However, slow erosion gradually lowers water course, so this sandstone shelf used to be much higher, perhaps above the artificial terrace.