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    View from Novotel Hotel

    by codrutz Written Jul 30, 2006

    Favorite thing: This is a view of a small part of Szeged - you can see the Votive Church in the background, and the overflow Danube covering the street. Szeged is a quiet city, it also has an university, not much happen there, but you can check http://www.szegedportal.hu/ for more what to do's

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    Danube overflow (inundation)

    by codrutz Written Jul 30, 2006

    Favorite thing: I have stayed for the third time in Szeged in 2006, while going to Italy. I observed the Danube river being way too overflow, so it covered what it used to be a street along the shore. This way the people can walk right near the river. It is not nice and I don't know for how long this is going on or when the Danube will go back.

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    Unexpected holiday homes

    by GillianMcLaughlin Written Apr 28, 2004

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    Favorite thing: On the banks of the river Tisza there is a small collection of houses on stilts. I was fascinated by them when I spotted then from the opposite bank of the river. My hosts explained that they were used mainly by people as holiday homes. Many of the owners are actually locals and they come down to stay on the river in the summer, in an effort to avoid to some degree the crippling summer heat of Szeged.

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    ...great city...

    by alirom Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Szeged is most famous for its culture, including its various institutions of higher education. The city has a museum of history which attracts about 350 thousand visitors each year, art galleries, movie theaters, dancing clubs, discos, a recently remodeled theater where outstanding performances are presented. During the summer the open air theater in front of the Cathedral attracts over 4000 spectators each night to special opera and musical performances. The Szeged Opera and Ballet Company and its Symphony Orchestra provide a full season of productions. The program for the summer performances can be viewed here. Adjacent to these performances folk festivals, exhibitions, sports events (including speedboat races and regattas on the world class rowing course) and the hospitable swimming pools and beaches make Szeged a desired holiday spot. Szeged has a very extensive library (Municipal Somogyi Library), with about 1 million volumes of books and periodicals, many of them in English, German and French. The universities in Szeged also have specialized libraries. The Central Medical Library contains 138.000 books and periodicals and has a direct medline connection with the European medical data-banks.

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    Szeged is a beautiful town of...

    by Zem Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Szeged is a beautiful town of Hungary. It has a great history. It was the favorite city of many kings and more famous persons.

    There was a big flood there in 1879. 151 people died on that nite and 5585 houses have broken down. Many nations helpt to them and rebuilt the the city and now this is more than beautiful.

    Fondest memory: There are many noteable places there i like them all. I walked around its streets, i think i know them and im proud of them all.

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    Without question, if you are...

    by Edz2001 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: Without question, if you are visiting Szeged you have to visit the Cathedral, even if you are not the religious type. The inside is beatifully decorated and has to be seen to be believed!

    Fondest memory: It would probably be walking up along the Tisza at night, then coming up to the Cathedral, seeing it illuminated beautifully from the outside. Of course, other than that, the fondest memory would be meeting my girlfriend there!

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    Milan's General Tip

    by Milan Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Fondest memory: Szeged is most famous for its culture, including its various institutions of higher education. The city has a museum of history which attracts about 350 thousand visitors each year, art galleries, movie theaters, dancing clubs, discos, a recently remodeled theater where outstanding performances are presented. During the summer the open air theater in front of the Cathedral attracts over 4000 spectators each night to special opera and musical performances. The Szeged Opera and Ballet Company and its Symphony Orchestra provide a full season of productions. The program for the summer performances can be viewed here. Adjacent to these performances folk festivals, exhibitions, sports events (including speedboat races and regattas on the world class rowing course) and the hospitable swimming pools and beaches make Szeged a desired holiday spot.

    Szeged provides a full-season cultural program, the 'Collegium Artium,' which is a wide-ranging series of lectures on various topics of art, literature and music.

    Szeged has a very extensive library (Municipal Somogyi Library), with about 1 million volumes of books and periodicals, many of them in English, German and French. The universities in Szeged also have specialized libraries. The Central Medical Library contains 138.000 books and periodicals and has a direct medline connection with the European medical data-banks.

    Among others Szeged has produced many world class swimmers, great chess players, powerful weightlifters. The list virtually goes on and on. The city is also host to many world class races. In 1998 for example Szeged was host to the Kayak-Canoe World Championships!

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  • visit the Dom square. This is...

    by papai Written Aug 23, 2002

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    Favorite thing: visit the Dom square. This is the very centre of the town. Taste the fish soup (this is a kind of chowder) in a restaurant - for e.g. in the 'öreg kõrössy' or the 'Fehértói' restaurant, these are quite famous in the town.

    Fondest memory: Szeged is a real student city. There is a big university, with approx. 10'000 students. So there are a lot of events all through the year. The most famous event is the Summer Outdoor Theater in july and august.

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