Szepesy Ignac Utca 4, Pecs, 7621, Hungary
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We have been hearing tales of very bad weather, snow and cold, all over Europe. It is hard to tell from the news how things are in Hungary. The web is so general and does not tell us how it is hitting real people. We are going to be in Pecs in a couple of weeks. Is your current weather fit for down coats and warm boots. Are the trains running? I'm sure all will be warmer and lovely by the time we get there, but just in case.....
RE: Weather problems
1. Weather is cold, 10 below zero and everything is snowed in. This shouldn't persist however, we never get real winters and then when we do it goes away in a couple of days. Nevertheless bring those boots, coats and gloves, it'll be January.
2. Trains always run, people need to get around somehow. In the worst case they get an hour or so late.
3. If trains fail, though the shouldn't, buses will transport the poor devils stranded at different stations so you worry not.
RE: Weather problems
It's hard to tell what weather to expect at that time. Definitely bring warm clothes. Sometimes the country is snowed in for a few days, at that time transportation is problematic and people are usually advised to stay at home. Generally, in case of significant snowfall, railway services operate with delays (sometimes heavy delays), but no mainlines are closed (Pecs is on a main line). Roads, however, are often closed at such times, usually due to accidents.
Travel Tips for Pecs
The road leading to the summit of the hills is bordered by the steep streets and interesting houses of old Pecs, Tettye. There is a beautiful panorama from the Misina Peak, and wine sampling from the famous wines of the region can be an excellent evening programme for those on an excursion following the marked tourist routes in the Mecsek Park Forest. On Market Square there is an antique fair on the first Friday of every month, a crafts fair and car auction every Saturday and Sunday, and a livestock fair on Sunday. One of the specialities of Pecs is the Hungarian Art Nouveau eosin glazed Zsolnay Fountain in the main square of the town.
Presumably, Kiraly utca (street) was always the main street of Pecs. First it was called Nagy utca, than Fo utca and later it became Kiraly utca. In the past, it indicated a status to reside here, the street was the center of trade, culture and prosperity. Today, when a person in Pecs says "I go to town", he primarly reflexs to Kiraly street.
Pécs has the most significant surviving Turkish buildings from the 150 years of Ottoman domination.
Pécs is a University City, Louis the Great founded the University of Pécs in 1367.
Pécs is famous about the large numbers of ambient restaurants and great vines from the worldwide famous vineyards of Villány.
Villány - Great wines!
Villány region is one of Hungary's first-class red-wine producing areas. The local red wines are usually full-bodied to heavy; they can be characterized by high alcohol and tannin content. Their specific, intensive bouquet makes them easily recognizable. The Portugais will age during one year, while the wines of bigger body appear in the market only after a few years of aging.
You can reach Villany by train from Pécs which takes about 50 minutes.
Bagolyvár, a large, classy restaurant, serves delicious, hearty food in a fabulous setting, high in the hills overlooking the city. The view is excellent, the service is equally good, and there's a well-stocked wine cellar. Bagolyvár was recently extended with a fine pizzeria in the same building.