|Towns of the Drava-project/Kémes|
7843 Kémes, Kossuth L. u. 18.
Mayor:Szlykóné Pfeifer Gabriella
|Traditions and experiences
"What's in the pot, Aunt May" is a question that has come to symbolise the culinary event held in Kémes each June. Knowing the local cuisine Aunt May has surely conjured up a dish fitting to the folkloric events to be seen at the cottage museum. Kémes is a part of the regional eco-tourism development project, thanks to which the cottage museum came into being, presenting the local ethnographic memorabilia and also the typical Ormánság parlour. Both the restored railway station and the old mill are worth visiting. The Neo-baroque Protestant church was built almost two hundred years ago and is decorated with painted panels on the ceiling and choir. Children will enjoy the wood-carved playground opposite. There is also a beautiful twin-towered Roman Catholic church. The locals swear that they once had a castle in the village, joined to that of Siklós by an underground passage. Going further back, during the construction of a bridge during the 1950's, Roman graves were discovered and elsewhere Bronze Age urn graves have been found. The visitor can learn of all this and much more at the local information centre.