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By Air

The grass airfield II.World War II until Pusztacso village has been extended.Today, sports and hobby purposes only responds: small motor gliders and call.The urban environment of the following international airports operate in: Vienna, Bratislava, Graz, Budapest, Sarmellek.Savaria International Airport as the new airport is planned construction of Vat and Porpac villages in the town, 10 km to the east.

By Train

Szombathely today's railway station is the 20th a century old: 1900 Szombathely has been serving the traveling public.The monumental building Posel Gustav was designed by the then fashionable Art Nouveau, eclectic metropolitan railway stations in the model.Renovation of the station buildings in 2006 were carried out in autumn.The city houses the MAV Regional Directorate of Szombathely.

By Bus

The city's comprehensive network of local bus, local bus transport in the Alpine Volan provide.I used the tram traveled in the city which is now gone.The 2009 urban planning concept however again raised the laying of the tramway.Szombathely, a two-way track to build the network and suburban tram network letesulne Koszeggel, Oberpullendorf-wall, the proposed al-Vati Savaria Airport and al-Oberdorf.If the newly formed city government also supports the concept of the Union is the 2011 financial year to decide on the aid.

By Road

The ancient Szombathely (Savaria) area is the Roman Empire, an important road links to the other point.The county seat is still more important concerns of the national road.The 86., No. 87.; 89.secondary main roads in the village main road links to the national trunk network.The 86.E65 highway sign-European transport network is part of the historic Amber route different from the Baltic Sea and the Adriatic Sea between.

Key places to visit
Szombathely Cathedral, Weores Alexander Theatre, Kamon Arboretum, Bishop's Palace, Vas Museum Village, Smidt Museum


Places to Visit

Szombathely Cathedral

Szombathely Cathedral in Hungary's third largest church spiers visible from a distance towering above the city.Even more so it was that time when he did not have the modern multi-storey buildings housing estates.The cathedral in the heart of the territory of the former castle of the old palace and the castle church built on the site up.Lie in the immediate vicinity of the former Sabaria center, the governor's palace and the ruins of the basilica of St. Quirinus.The site of Szombathely first bishop John Szily chose architect Melchior Hefele proposal after careful consideration of several variants.

Weores Alexander Theatre

The Alexander Theatre Weores Szombathely is located.Born in the name of Szombathely Weores Alexander (1913-1989) was, poet, writer, translator, literary scholar was.2007th Sept.27 at Szombathely city Weores General Assembly established the Alexander Theatre.The institution began operations in August 2008, the "Hemo" (Garrison Club) building, the 7th Street Michael Akacs number, close to the bus terminal.Since January 2011, however, a compelling, age appropriate expectations of the modern building the theater receives from the audience.The new exterior, new theater - pahollyal, elevated view of space, comfortable chairs and a good insight and the first floor of the art facilities in room Bar / Emilia Markus room / waiting for the audience.The theater is located in a TV studio and a sound studio.

Kamon Arboretum

Sometime Kamon was an independent village, now Szombathely belteruletehez belongs.Here began the development of the arboretum in 1860 Saaghy Michael landowner, the land owner.At the time of the beads along the creek in four acres of tocsogos, tab egerlapos spots, ash, oak groves and wooded.Followed the founder's son, who is extremely talented as a garden building in the area expanded, and the 1930s, more than five hundred woody stems installed path to the botanical garden, which was almost half evergreen.II.During World War II was a military camp in the park, and later, the population in times of famine the trees of the arboretum is used for heating.

Bishop's Palace

Maulbertsch frescoes in the upstairs Reception Hall at the Bishop's Palace, built in 1783 and south of the cathedral, miraculously survived the air raids, but are not usually open to the public.You can however admire the murals of Roman ruins and gods painted in 1784 by Istvan Dorffmeister in the Sala Terrena on the ground floor.Other rooms contain photographs of the cathedral before and just after the bombing of WWII and the Diocesan Collection and Treasury including missals and Bibles from the 14th to 18th centuries, Gothic vestments, a beautiful 15th-century monstrance from Koszeg and even a bejewelled replica of St Stephen's Crown made in the USA.

Vas Museum Village

The Vas Museum Village, on the western bank of the fishing lake northwest of the Szombathely city centre, is an open-air museum with some 40 18th- and 19th-century portak (farmhouses) moved from more than two dozen villages in the orseg region.They're arranged around a semicircular street, as was usual on the western border.The most interesting of these are the Croatian, German and 'fenced' houses.Nettles from a strange plant called kovirozsa (stone rose) growing on the thatch were used to pierce little girls ears.

Smidt Museum

In a baroque mansion just south of the Bishop's Palace in Szombathely, the Smidt Museum contains the private collection of one Lajos Smidt, a pack-rat hospital superintendent who spent most of his adult life squirreling away antique weapons, furniture, fans, pipes, clocks, Roman coins and so on.None of it looks like it's worth very much but the volume and zaniness of it all makes the museum worth a visit.Keep an eye open for Franz Liszt's pocket watch.

Right Time to Visit

April - June
September - October