The town is 850 meters above sea level, its mineral water was known even in the 16th century. A spa was was built here in 1725 and by 1770 water was bottled and transported to as far as Vienna. Two Viennese enterprisers – Günter and Zimmenthausen – made Borsec’s resort well-known. Not until the springs were chemically analysed did organized mineral water trade begin. First water was transported in clay jars, later in glass bottles. A glass works was established in 1804 to help the trade. The bottling factory has been working for nearly
The so-called 'Garden of Scythes' is in Dalnic, where György Dózsa, the great peasant leader was supposed to have been born. It is a garden surrounded by straightened scythes. There is also a memorial tablet at the spot and a bronze plaque made by Jenő Szervátiusz preserving the memory of the famous leader.