SzegedSzeged is the third-largest city in Hungary is a town in the Great Hungarian Plain. It is known as "the city of sunshine" for its brilliant weather, and for the imposing cathedral, a wealth of Art Nouveau and historicist buildings, and for the fish soup Halászlé.
Szeged's Open Air Theatre Festival held in the summer attracts people from all over Europe. Szeged is also famous for its gastronomy. Its delicious fish soup is known all over the world, and it has its own festival in September. One of the main attractions of Szeged is the River Tisza, that offers possibilities to do different water sports or boat trips. While boasting hundreds years of history, Szeged has been rebuilt almost entirely after the flood of 1879, which destroyed most of the city. Today, with its avenues, ring roads and beautiful palaces, Szeged is one of the nicest Hungarian cities.
phone: +36 62 488-690, +36 62 488699address: Dugonics tér 2Today's Szeged is an important university town and a popular tourist attraction. Services of the office: reservation of accommodation, Wine and Gastronomical Tourism, facultative programmes, professional and field trips. Information about accommodation, restaurants, transport, programmes, attractions and services in the local, region or national perspective. Ask about tours to the area (Szeged-Tape: Árpád Age settlement (12th century), Szeged - Kiskundorozsma (remains of a Benedictine monastery), Fehér (White) Lake (Hungary's largest, 14 km² alkaline lakes, fish ponds today), Ópusztaszer (first national legislation and the location of the conquering Hungarians, a great open air exhibit area), Röszke (15km south-west of Szeged, between the Tisza River backwater dragnet, and the Serbian frontier), Subotica and Palic (City of Vojvodina, the second most populous city in the settlements associated with about 150,000 inhabitants, significant number Hungarian minority live there), Bird Garden of Zákányszék (The decorative bird park (first in Hungary) tiny finches, colorful parrots, rare pheasants, peacocks, Australian ratites.) Spoken languages (in office): English, German, Spanish.
Information Pavilionaddress: Széchenyi Square walkwayInformation about accommodation, restaurants, transport, programmes, attractions and services in the local.
By carIf you are flying to Hungary, you will most likely be arriving to the Liszt Ferenc International Airport in Budapest and you will want to take the M5 highway South to Szeged. It will take 1½-2 hours to drive from the airport. You must get a sticker for your car to drive on the highway, which you can buy at any gas station (ask for "matrica").
Szeged has a parking zone system, parking tickets are available from newsagent's, local stores, etc.
Train StationIt takes about 2 hours to travel by train from Budapest Nyugati train station to Szeged. These trains also stop at Ferihegy, the station for Budapest Liszt Ferenc Airport, meaning it isn't necessary to travel into the centre of Budapest if travelling to Szeged from the airport.
Szeged airfieldSzeged has a small airport for small private airplanes.
There are further parts of the city, which you can think of as districts (although they do not work as districts):
Belváros (the center of the city, downtown), Alsóváros, Móraváros, Rókus, Újrókus, Fölsőváros, Tarján, Fodor-kert, Petőfi-telep, Makkosház, Baktó, Tápé, Újszeged, Odessza, Marostői kiskertek, Klebelsberg telep, Kecskés István telep, Iparváros, Béke-telep, Baktó.
Public transportationFor the size of the city, Szeged has a really good public transportation network. Within the city you can get around by cabs (taxi), trams (villamos), trolley buses (trolibusz) or autobus (autóbusz). If you wish to use these types of public transportation, you will need to find out about their routes, stops and schedules. During the work week, in the busy hours, within the city, most public transportation vehicles will leave every 10–15 minutes.
- Schedule of public transport:
- Schedule of City buses
- Schedule of buses leaving and arriving to Szeged
- Schedule of trolley buses and trams
TicketsThere's no difference in the tickets for the different types of transportation methods. You can usually purchase tickets from the driver, for which you will always have to get on the vehicle using the frontmost door. On trams, you can also purchase tickets on board using your credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). You can also purchase weekly and monthly passes as well as single-trip tickets from various kiosks and newspaper stands throughout the city. These passes will be valid for all 3 types of public transportation, so you can travel by trams, trolley buses and buses. There are also discounts offered to students and seniors.
TaxiThere are a few taxi services in the city. You can call and "order" one to your location. The drivers may not speak English, but should be able to get you where you want to go. Trips usually cost somewhere between Ft 1000-2000 within the city.
- Szeged Taxi: +36 62 333-333
- Tele-4 Taxi: +36 62 444-444
- Gábriel Taxi: +36 62555-555
phone: +36 62 420157, +36 20 8232901 (mobil)address: Dóm tér ("Cathedral Square"), 15This twin-spired church serves as the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Szeged–Csanád. After the great flood of 1879 the municipal board made a vow to erect a monumental Votive Church. It was built between 1913 and 1930, in neo-Romanesque style according plans of Frigyes Schulek and Erno Foer. It is the fourth largest church in Hungary. The dome is 54 m outside (33 m above the inside floor) and the towers are both 91 m high. The cathedral decorated inside and outside with numerous mosaics, statues and low-reliefs. Europe's third largest church organ with over nine thousand pipes is in the Cathedral. One of the most remarkable artistic work among the inside statues is "Christ on the Cross" by János Fadrusz which won Grand Prix in Paris in 1900. Another curiosity is on the ceiling of the sancuary where maria is depicted dressed in shepherd's felt cloak and Szeged slippers in mosaics. In the crypt of the Cathedral eminent clerical personalities are buried. The "Heroes' bell" (or bell of St. Gellert) in the tower on the Tisza side weights 8600 kg,-made in 1927,-only seven times per year used. The second biggest bell of the church is 'St. Emeric', (2669kg, made in 1927) and there are more three smaller bells. Walk around clockwise start at the main entrance (from Cathedral square), Chapel of St. Demetrius, altarpiece of St. Joseph of Kalazant, St. Stephen's side altar, War of the gate (left side, mid part, above the inscription: "Vae Victis" - "Woe to the defeated!"), Cross Fadrusz or Christ on the Cross sculpture (see above), St. Gerard altar, Sacred Heart altar, on the left side of main altar is the St. Demetrius relic shop, before the main altar is the altar with St. Gerard relics, on right of the main oltar is the sacristy, St. Anthony altar, Holy Cross altar, gravestone of Klebelsberg, Gate of Peace (side entrance, above the inscription: "Venite adoremus" - "Come, let us worship"), St. Ladislaus side altar, a altar painting of 'Women at the cross', chapel of 'Maria, the Helper'.
Serbian Orthodox Churchphone: +36 62 426091, +36 30 4848778 (mobil)address: Somogyi utca 3This beautiful Baroque church made by János Popovics was erected in honour of St. Nicolas. The icons displaying Baroque influence, the smoke of incense, the candlelight contributes to a special atmosphere.
phone: +36 62 496788address: Szeged - Tápé, Honfoglalás u.54.A Roman Catholic Church built in 1390s, in Gothic style, using the walls of 11th-century church. Remains from this period can be see at buttressed, early Gothic sanctuary and the lower part of the tower of church. The Baroque transept (main nave) and the tower was built in 1770. The present nave dates from 1940. The fresco fragments of the sanctuary
address: Jósika u. 10., Hajnóczy utca 12It is a 1907 building designed by the Jewish Hungarian architect Lipót Baumhorn. The building one of the finest examples of the unique fin de siecle Hungarian blending of Art Nouveau and Historicist styles sometimes known as Magyar style. It served Szeged's large Neolog community. Inside: its 48.5m tall domed ceiling, draws on multiple historical styles to produce its overall mixed Art Nouveau and Moorish Revival style. The rib-like wall above the organ has Gothic origins, while the columns supporting the galleries are Roman. The interior is decorated with painted stained glass, all of them are the work of the artist Miksa Róth. The design of the Torah Ark alludes to the Holy of Holies in the Temple of Solomon by using sittim wood from the banks of Nile, the wood called for in the building of the Temple of Solomon in 1 Kings. The hinges are in the shape of the Hysop plant, a plant used in the ancient Temple service. The artistically carved pews, the harmonizing blue, gold and ivory-while decorations were made according to the designs of Immanuel Löw.
Church of St. Rochphone: +36 62 498294, +36 30 8589189address: Szent Rókus térA Roman Catholic church. The neo-Gothic Szent Rókus Church has two towers, built by Ferenc Raichle in accordance with Sándor Aigner's and Károly Rainer's desgin in 1910.
address: Honvéd tér 1.The new Calvinist church planned in 1928. Completed only in 1944. Its dominant brick facade, was built of row. The tower of church has a flight of stone stairs leading up to the main entrance decorated with multiple orders of arches, above which there is a triangle with the Calvinist symbol of the flagged lamb made of coloured mosaics in it. The face of the clock tower is constructed of small illuminated squares. Above it there is the bell chamber with arched windows and an all-round corridor; the tower of 41m heigth is crowned with a small cap and a star.
Demetrius Toweraddress: Dóm SquareThe oldest building in Szeged. The foundation was most probably laid during the 11th century, while the lower part was built in Romanesque style from the 12th century, and the upper part in Gothic style from the 13th century. The tower was once part of the former Szent Dömötör templom (St. Demetrius church). The upper part was rebuilt from the original stones in 1926. The architecture of the tower is similar to another found in Southern France, or in the territory of the former Byzantine Empire. Outside on the upper part, there are 48 pointed windows in three levels. On the lower part, a gate was cut and turned to a baptismal chapel in 1931. Above the gate there is a replica of the oldest sculpture in Szeged, the "Kőbárány" (stone lamb), an Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) representation from the early 12th century. The replica replaced the original sculpture in 1991. Inside the tower, there is a fresco by Vilmos Aba-Novák of the baptism of Hungarians in the 11th century
Saint Nicholas Churchphone: +36 62 420172address: Munkácsy Mihály utca 7The building of the Roman Catholic church was completed in 1767, in Late Baroque, based on the plans of the architect Vencel Lechner.
Szent Gellért churchphone: +36 62 483750 (Guidance - only Hungarian), +36 62 483-750 (parish office)address: Tátra tér 5A Roman Catholic church. It was built in 1975, in Modern style, designed by István Tarnai.
- Jesus's Heart church, - Szeged, Fő tér, - Tel +36 62 425370, It was built in 1936, in modern style, planned by Fábián Gáspár, email@example.com
Reformed church of Kálvin squareaddress: Kálvin térbuilt in 1884
- Reformed church of Petőfi Telep (Petőfi Telepi Református Templom), 6727 Szeged, Sirály utca 14. Phone: +36 62 426496, Sun:08:30-10:00
Alsóvárosi Church and Monasteryphone: +36 62 442384address: Szeged, Mátyás tér 26In the center of Alsóváros district stands a over 500-year-old group of buildings: a Franciscan church and monastery. The church was completed in 1503 in Gothic style. There are two icons of Maria in the Franciscan church of Alsóváros. One of them is placed in the baroque main altar. The other icon is the Black Mary.
phone: +36 62 430350address: Torontál tér 4. / Székely sor 2A Roman Catholic church. Built in Neo-Gothic style, in 1910. The main tower was over 30 m high with towers on both sides. The length of the church in the interior is 21 m and it’s 13 m wide. The building’s height is 12 m. In order to construct a main altar, two side altars and a pulpit in New-Gothic style material from the nearby Rochus church in Szeged was delivered to the district New Szeged. The main altar presented the church patron Saint Elisabeth while the right main altar was devoted to the Virgin Mary. On the left side there was a Saint Cross altar erected. The confessional and the cupboard in the vestry were built by József Jamrik. The organ was purchased from the local organ building manufacture of János Szoukenik.
phone: +36 62 549040address: Roosevelt tér 1-3- works by Hungarian painters like: Munckacsy, Istvan Csok, Rudnay, Josef Rippl-Ronai and Szeged Synagogue.
address: Felsõ Tisza-part 10Industrial History Museum
Black Housephone: +36 62 425033, +36 62 425872address: Somogyi u. 13.A branch of Ferenc Mora Museum.
Castle Museum and Kass Galleryphone: +36 62 549040address: Vár u. 7
Matthias Varga's Exhibition House of Theatrephone: +36 62 549040address: Bécsi krt. 11/A
Gróf-palaceaddress: Tisza Lajos körút 20/b.Designed Raichle J. Ferenc, in 1912-13
phone: +36 62 564364address: Széchenyi tér 10
Water toweraddress: Szent István SquareThis is the oldest reinforced concrete building in Hungary.
Reök PalaceThis has an Art Nouveau facade, with balconies and wrought iron railings.
phone: +36 62 479279address: Vaszy Viktor tér 1This is the main theatre of Szeged, built in 1883 by the well-known company of Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer in Eclectic and Neo-baroque style.
Monuments of Széchenyi squareaddress: Széchenyi tér (vary)#2 Photo Studio (Fotóműterem), #2/a Aigner house I., #3 Popper house, #9 Zsótér house, #16 Aigner house II.
Monuments of Lechner squareaddress: Lechner tér (vary)#2/a Raffay house , #2/b Szígyártó house, #9 Saint Rosalia Chapel (Szent Rozália-kápolna)
- Somogyi Károly Városi és Megyei Könyvtár
- Püspöki palota
- Indóház tér és vasúti pályaudvar
- Dorozsmai szélmalom (ipari műemlék)
- Egyetemi Füvészkert
- Szegedi Csillagvizsgáló
- Szegedi Vadaspark
- Szent István-szobor
- Gőzfürdő (Anna-fürdő), Tisza Lajos körút 24.
- Móricz-ház, Szent Mihály u. 9.
- Szeged Állomás, Indóház tér
- Ungár-Mayer-palota, Kárász u. 16. built in 1910-1911
- Raichle-palota, Szentháromság u. 2.
- Lakóház, Mikszáth Kálmán u. 4.
- Wagner-kripta, Belvárosi temető
- Tűzoltólaktanya, Kossuth Lajos sugárút
- Kárász street - main street, downtown
- Tisza river
- In the summer you don't want to miss the famous "Open-Air Festival". It is called open-air, because the Dóm square is turned into a stage with seats. It usually starts around the beginning of July and ends sometime in August. The shows play for about a week and then they change. Tickets are not always easy to get, but you can always get them from scouts (of course at a higher price) before the show starts. If you are on a limited budget, you can purchase tickets for a lower price and after the show has started you can move to a better (empty) seats.
FestivalsThere are several events taking place in Szeged during the summer. The best way to find out about their times is from the free local magazine (called "Szegedi Est") that you can find in most restaurants, bars, clubs and cinemas.
- Wine Festival
- Beer Festival
- Days of Szeged
- Hungaricum Festival
Szegedi Ifjusagi Napok (SZIN) - Szeged Youth DaysAn open-air festival with Hungarian and international bands, held every year at Partfürdö in late Aug.
Movies and theaters
- There are two main theaters in Szeged. One the main one is close to the museum, near to the bridge in downtown. The smaller theater is also near-by, a few blocks from there.
Belvárosi CinemaA traditional, old, large movie theater. It has been upgraded and offers 3D movies.
- Cinemacity: in the Szeged Pláza shopping mall.
Baths and poolsLike some other Hungarian towns, Szeged also has thermal baths. The two best known are:
Anna BathIt has been renovated and offers an amazing experience . The bath has two sections, which offer various natural, thermal water based pools, spas, saunas. The younger (mainly 20-30s) crowd enjoys visiting the bath's Night Swimming events every Monday, Wednesday, Friday night 21:00-00:00. The entry fees are half-priced for these events (about Ft900).
Thermalis an older, indoor thermal bath.
- See the city from the air: head out to the local airport. You can select from various airplane tours ranging that last about 15 minutes to 1½ hours around the city. They also have programs when they let you fly the airplane.
- Go-cart: The Szeged Go-Cart ring is on the road 47, outbound from Szeged, just before the junction of M43 and 47. The track is made of old tires in an old parking lot, and is about 800 m in length. Prices are reasonable.
- Biking: Along the eastern bank of the Tisza river runs a paved bicycle path; the route is quite scenic and peaceful once you get away from the city a bit. If you head south for seven to eight kilometers, you'll reach the Serbian border, which you can't cross, of course. You can rent a bicycle from the tourist information office.
address: Rókusi blvd.
Tesco, in Móraváros
address: Szivarvany StBuying everyday products (especially groceries) could be cheaper than in other European countries like Britain, France, Italy or Germany.
Lidl discount storeA supermarket chain. Buying everyday products (especially groceries) could be cheaper than in other European countries like Britain, France, Italy or Germany. Most electronic equipment like iPods and computers are, however, considerably more costly here.
Big Department Store
Szeged is also known for its good quality sausage and salami. Pick is Szeged's own brand, which is also exported to various countries around the world. Make sure that you try the famous "Pick salami". You can buy these products at most local grocery stores and smaller, family-owned 24/7 stores.
If you are looking for international food, just check the local grocery stores. You shouldn't have too much problem finding anything from around the world. Even Americans can find their favorite cream cheese and peanut butter and jelly if they look around.
RestaurantsThe quality of the food varies by restaurants, but is good in general. Meats and cheese can be found at most places, and they are often breaded and fried. If you go to a standard restaurant, the portions will be generous and more than enough to feed an adult.
Gőry restaurantExtra large portions of food, which are almost impossible to eat all at once. Food is excellent. Prices: higher than usual
address: Tisza Lajos krt. 76.There is also a vegetarian restaurant serving traditional Indian and Hungarian dishes as well.
Fast FoodThere are lots of fast food places in the city. The most popular ones are local pizza restaurants, which are all around town. Some of them, which are open until the morning hours, are popular gathering places for the late night crowd. Of course, the international fast food chains are also present (Burger King, McDonald's, etc.), they are popular mostly among younger people. Compared to the local fast food places, these chains offer smaller portions for higher prices.
McDonald'saddress: Kárász StMore: at Rókusi boulevard
BOCI TejivoSmall canteen that provides a variety of fast food. free wifi. Prices: low
Traditional Szeged-style fish restaurantsThe traditional fisherman's restaurants are a great choice for visitors. Locals also visit these on a regular basis because of their excellent fish soup and wide selection of good other food. There are three main fishmerman's restaurants in town.
Kiskörössy Fish TavernThis is an excellent choice in the warmer months, because you can enjoy your meal next to the river and quite often they will also have musicians perform traditional Hungarian folkmusic or Gypsy music for the guests. You'd probably want to catch a cab to get to this restaurant, and then use another cab to get back to your hotel.
Fehértói Fish TavernThis restaurant breeds its own fish and is known for its excellent fish soup. Their prices are reasonable as well.
Alabárdosaddress: Oskola str.They have a nice restaurant section and a separate section just for grabbing a beer or tasting wine. Food is good.
Hatos Réteson Klauzál square, known for strudels ("rétes" in Hungarian).
Z. Nagy CukrászdaOne of the best pastry shops in the city, where most of the locals go to. You can find it under József Attila sugárút 24.
A Capellaon Klauzál square
John Bull PubGreat place to grab a beer with clients or friends, and can be an excellent choice for a romantic dinner. They have a big menu, with a good selection. Prices: high
Coffee shopsCoffee shops are very popular among students. There are quite a few in town, where the younger crowd likes to meet up to study or talk.
Most places have entrance fees, but offer discounts if you have a student ID. Regular fees are around 500-1000 Forints depending on the day of the week, the place and the event.
Parties are advertised to start early at night, but the crowd doesn't start to gather really until about midnight or 01:00, and usually party until the morning. This is true even on weekdays (for example Wednesday is a very big party night). Many times people meet at local pubs for a drink and talks before hitting these places.
GinTonicIt has dance nights every Friday. It is in the same block as Retro, but on the other side of the building. This is a highly popular party place among foreign students who study in the city. They usually play the latest popular dance songs.
JATE KlubThis is one of the popular university clubs that is open during the day as well as at night. There is a large bar section and several dance floors with different types of music. Concerts and other cultural events are also common here. If the evening appears to be slow, the crowd might go over to the SZOTE Klub (which is true vice-versa). The high school and college crowd blends really well in this place. They play all types of music from alternative through the latest popular dance songs to older Hungarian favorites.
RetroA newer coffee house, that turns into a dance club at night. Dance nights are held on Fridays and Saturdays. The place mostly attracts graduates, late 20s and above. They like to play songs from the 1980s, 1990s and today's hits.
Sing-SingThis is one of the largest dance clubs in Southern Hungary. It is right next to Szeged's main bus station and farmer's market. This club usually attracts the younger high-school crowd (their average age is probably around 20). It is well known for its semi-monthly nude (both male and female) dance shows, concerts with invited guests and teen parties. They usually play the latest dance hits.
Gentleman's Clubaddress: Fürj utca
BudgetIn Szeged, and in most other, bigger Hungarian cities you can find a cheap room in college dorms. Most places will let you pay cash and stay for a few days. There are a few of these around town and the best way to find one is probably to ask one of the younger, "student looking" locals.
- Ortutay Kollégium (Ortutay Kollégium) - Boldogasszony sgt. 26-28. , Center, Cap.: 300 beds. Tel +36 62/547-154, +36 20/299-0829, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dennis Gabor College (Gábor Dénes Kollégium), Mars tér 14 (W half km )
phone: +36 62 545-849address: Bal fasor 39-45Year-round guest apartment, a guest room and a few dorm rooms for 4-10 persons; Jul 1-Aug 31 for 139 persons, double dorm rooms with sink and built-in wardrobe; triple-suite dorm room; guest rooms: one bed, kitchenette. On every floor there is a lounge with TV, toilets, showers, kitchen. Guest apartments: apartment with one double and one single room with private entrance, bath, bathroom, kitchen. 24-hour reception service; closed storage for bicycles and motorcycles; courtyard parking, free Wi-Fi internet, laundry facilities; kitchen on each floor, electric cooker, microwave oven, refrigerator; fitness room, computer room; soft drinks and coffee machines.
phone: +36 62 420140, +36 62 452-141address: Kálvária sugárút (abbrev. sgt.) 87.Occupancy: Jul-Aug 40 rooms/120 beds. During the year: three double guest rooms with refrigerator, toilet, shower. Also email email@example.com
phone: +36 62 544101address: Közép fasor 31-33.Open only Jul 1-Aug 31. The rooms have three beds, but also rentable for one or two persons. The rooms have Internet access, refrigerator and sink compartment, the showers and toilets are in the hallway. There are a limited number room and apartments with private bath or shower.In the neighbourhood there are two restaurants: the Egyetemi Étterem and the Blues Kert.
phone: +36 62 542325address: Pacsirta u. 31Number of rooms/beds: 25/48. Five single rooms, 19 double rooms, two double with extra bed, 1 apartment (with two rooms) 25900
phone: +36 62 556000address: Zárda u. 8.Elegant and friendly rooms. 11 double bedrooms, 3 of which can be supplied with extra beds.
phone: +36 62 478278address: Széchenyi tér 3An older, but renovated hotel in an excellent. 45 rooms and 5 suites, some air-conditioned, with colonial style furniture, in-room high-speed internet access, mini-fridge, bathroom amenities, cable TV channels and Cardo mattress. +phone=+36 30 201-5586. Room prices include buffet breakfast, WiFi Internet access in the room. Half or full pension can be provided in the neighbouring restaurant, Port Royal Restaurant, according to previous accordances.
phone: +36 62 423750address: Bajza u. 6.A newer hotel. 16 rooms. Air-conditioned rooms, a nice rastaurant, sauna, jacuzzi and a parking lot. Dóm Restaurant has a wide selection of traditional hungarian and international dishes. The restaurant is suitable for 55 people. There is a small meeting room which is suitable for 20 people. +phone=+36 30 8348883. Room prices include Buffet breakfast, use of the hotel spa facilities (jacuzzi, sauna, infrared sauna, massage bed), Wi-Fi, Air conditioning use.
phone: +36 20 5813148address: Arany János utca 5.Elegant rooms and intimate restaurant Rézangyal Bistro. The 12 rooms provide a beautiful panorama, and are equipped with televisions, safe and wifi connection.
Novotel HotelFour star.
Hotel ForrásIn Újszeged, on the Tisza River's opposite side from downtown. The hotel has an indoor thermal bath, which is open around the whole year.
Hotel RomanceIn the heart of Szeged, close to Széchenyi Square.
phone: +36 62 800040address: Oskola u. 16.Four-star hotel, air-conditioned rooms with LCD TV, minibar, safe, kettle, bathroom scales, -Wi-Fi and Internet access, breakfast.
phone: +36 62 556575, +36 62 55-65-76address: Kelemen u. 7.Thirteen rooms.
Internet, hotspotsSzeged has many free WiFi (hotspot) locations. The largest square downtown - the Széchenyi tér - offers free wireless access to anyone with a WiFi capable device (laptop, mobile phone, PDA, etc.).
phone: +36 62 623400address: Széchenyi tér 1
- Baja - This is a local commercial centre and the provider of public services such as education and healthcare. A small cosmopolitan town (pop. 37 000) with some minorites such Germans; Croats; Serbs; Slovaks and Romanis. Also there are some museums and art galleries. The city churches representing the variety of religion.
- Kecskemét - A city approximately halfway on the road and railway to Budapest. It boasts a pretty historical center that is largely pedestrianized.
- Pécs - Part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- Subotica in Serbia - Just on the other side of the border. The time you need to get there varies according to the waiting time at the border but usually it takes approximately 2-3 hours. It is a nice first stop if you want to explore some other cities in Serbia as well.