The situation of the Dörögd Basin and the characteristics which make it different from the neighbouring areas
Visually the Tapolca basin is dominated by mountains built by vulcanos breaking through the sea sediment deposited during the early ages of the Earth's history. During the middle ages castles stood on top of the easily defendable mountains rising out of the plain swamped by the Lake Balaton. The forests were cut down for the defence of the castles, it was only later that farming changed the appearance of the countryside.
The fertile sediment filling the Kali Basin contributed to the appearance of farming. Here the extent of forest was decreased by agriculture as well as viniculture in the Middle Ages. The villages in the region extended to the shores of the Lake Balaton, where they traded with villages on the opposite shore. A flourishing viniculture developed in the submediterranian climate, producing famous wine.
In the Dörögd Basin the valley of the Eger Stream as the natural route connecting distant landscapes, was the element drawing settlers.The significance of the forests always remained. The mills built on the constantly abundant flow of the streams ground flour from the neighbouring villages and precessed wood from the neighbouring forests.