Szombathely is the centre of Vas county in Vas County in Hungary.
The nearest international airports operate in Vienna, Bratislava, Graz, Budapest, Sármellék.
Szombathely Airfieldaddress: Gencsapáti and Söpte villagesServing for sporting and recreational purposes. Used only by low-power and glider aircraft.
Train StationInternational line: EURegio ticket is avaible from Vienna for €22 round trip. National lines: From Budapest InterCity ticket is available for ~Ft 9000 . Trains to http://www.oebb.at/ Sopron (hourly, 50 min, ~Ft 1300 ).
Szombathely Bus Stationphone: +36 94 312-054address: Ady tér 3.Regularly departs to Kőszeg, Győr and Sopron. Vasi Volan is the local service provider.
By bikeThe city has well-developed bicycle path is nearly 33 km long (2012). The bike routes connect the individual parts of the city and tourist sights. The most beautiful path at quayside of the Gyöngyös creek. Out of the city: Bike path leads toward Bulcsu village to 'Írottkő' Nature Park and Vashegy (Iron Mountain) bike lanes.
Arboretum of Kámon
phone: +36 94 311-689address: Aréna u. 1 /A.This is a former Franciscan Church, built in Gothic style in 1380s. In 1630 with a tower expanding and slightly modified in Baroque style. The temple main asset a picture of the altar showing the city in 1716, this is the oldest authentic portrayal about Szombathely. On the wall of the sanctuary can be seen a 14th-century Gothic fresco fragments probably depicting St. Elizabeth.
Diocesan Collection and Treasury
Northern Waterworks of SzombathelyThis is an industrial history museum.
Gothard Astrophysical Observatory Museum
Iseum Savariense Archaeology WorkshopThe ruins of the shrine of the goddess Isis (Iseum)
Rescue museum of Fusz Erno
Ruin Garden of Járdányi Paulovics Istvánwith the remnants of the Amber Road
Visitor center of St. Martin
Szombathely Military MuseumMilitary history collection
Szombathely Picture Gallery
Museum Village of VasOpen Air Museum
BozsokSibrik-Palace, Ruins of Batthyány Castle, Jewish meadow (Zsidó-rét)
BucsuThe ruins of the Roman aqueduct.
CákWine Cellars, Maria Farm of Eresztvény-valley, Chestnut walkway, peachy Lebanese cedar conifer
CsepregCatholic Church, St. Catherine's Chapel and Convent, Schöller Castle
JákNational Level Protected Roman Church and St. James Chapel
KőszegszerdahelyCatholic church, Water mill, Chestnut Alley
SorokpolányAssumption Roman Catholic Church (15th-century Gothic )), external walls are remains of frescoes. Szapáry Mansion built in the mid-19th century, eclectic style.- The Szapáry mausoleum, was built in 1878 in neo-Renaissance style.
SárvárNádasdy Castle and Arboretum founded in 1802, St. Ladislaus Church, St. Nicholas neogothic church, Calvary church, Hatvanys Deutsch Palace, In 1701 erected the Christ-column. Here passes through the Countrywide Blue Tour.
SzelesteVirgin Mary of Alsószeleste Church, St. Joseph's of Felsőszeleste Church, Castle of Szentgyörgy, Festetics-Szentgyörgyi-Horváth-Palace, Arboretum, Festetics Palace, Thermal Spa. The Countrywide Blue Tour passes through the village
TömördChernel Mansion and its park, Nagy Lake, Church of St. Helena ruins of the Fort Ilona. The Countrywide Blue Tour passed the village.
VasvárPeace House - here signed the treatment of Vasvár, Dominican Convent and Church, Roman rampart remains, Chapel of Szentkút, Lake of Szentkút
VelemSchulter's water historic mill,St. Vitus Chapel; Stirling villa, now creative house; Szépkilátó rock; Chestnut groves; medieval castle ruins and ancient citadel (1st millennium BC)
VépErdődy Mansion and Arboretum
Swimming Pool and Thermal Bath
- 'Bartók Fesztivál és Szeminárium' - Festival and Seminar
- 'Bloomsday' - a cultural event organized around the Leopold Bloom family house (can be found here )
- 'Lamantin Jazzfesztivál' - Jazz Festival
- 'Mediawave Nemzetközi Film és Zene fesztivál' - International Film and Music Festival
- 'Savaria Történelmi Karnevál' - The annual 'Savaria Historical Carnival', held in mid-to-late August, with colorful Roman-age programmes including gladiator fights, Roman theatre and a historical parade on the main square
- 'Iseumi Szabadtéri Játékok' - (Outdoor Games of Iseum) - opera and musical performances in the world's third largest Iseum (a kind of ancient sanctuary)
- 'Márton-napi Vásár' - (St. Martin's Day Fair)
- 'Szent György-napi Vásár' - (St George's Day Fair)
- 'Savaria Nemzetközi Táncverseny' - International Dance Competition
- Szent Márton európai kulturális útvonal - St. Martin's European cultural route
HikingThe Countrywide Blue Tour (in Hungarian:Országos Kéktúra , Kéktúra or simply OKT) is a part of the Hungarian section of the European Long Distance Walking Route E4. The route starts atop the Irottkő Mountain (884 m) on the Austrian-Hungarian border a short distance from Szombathely.
phone: +36 94 510 078address: Hollán Ernő utca 10-12A very Hungarian restaurant, with hearty dishes and portion sizes that exactly reflect the fame of Hungarian hospitality. The prices are more than fair for the amount of food you get served. Special recommendations are Mrs Viczak's Secret (fried chicken breast filled with a cream cheese, herb, ham, and kernel corn filling), Tower of Babel (Steak, hash browns and smoked cheese on a toast bread, topped off with a sunny-side-up), Pan-baked Pork Knee (Tepsis Csülök - pork knee baked with potatoes, sausages and eggs), or for bigger families or groups, one of the multi-person platters. They charge a nominal fee of Ft 50 for boxing the leftovers - but you will need it!
Móló Café & Restaurant
phone: +36 94 513 800
Claudius Hotelphone: +36 94 313 760
Tourinform Szombathelyphone: +36 94 317269address: Király u. 1/a