Auer Lipot (7 June 1845 – 15 July 1930) was a renown Hungarian violinist, teacher, conductor and composer who was born in Veszprém. As a soloist and conductor he performed with great success all over Europe winning the honourable friendship of significant musical contemporaries. Tchakovsky and Glazunov dedicated their violin concertos to him.July...more
Standing next to the statues of King St. Stephen and Blessed Gizella one can admire the view and in particular Szent Benedek-hegy (St Benedict Hill) and its cross. Stone and bronze age remains and burial objects from the period of the Hungarian Conquest have been excavated on the rock, and even later Turkish troops stationed here used the hill as a...more
The Holy Trinity Statue was erected by Bishop Márton Padányi Bíró in 1750. The bishop’s own family coat of arms and his patron saint, St Martin is among the saints depicted along with St. Stephen, St. Emericus, St. George and Mary Magdalene. The statue was sculptured by Ferenc Schmidt.July 2012more
The Heroes' Gate and Museum were built on the site of the old castle gate in 1936 to in memory of the victims of World War I. The gate is of a Neo-Romanesque style whilst the small museum above the gateway chronicles the history of the castle quarter.Museum Opening hours.May to October:Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pmJuly 2012more
The Fire Tower or Watchtower stands 48 metres high and remains from the 13th century castle although the tower has since been extended in height and fortified. The old Fire Station was built next door in 1814, whilst every hour the clock on the tower plays music composed by the Veszprém composer Antal Csermák.March to October: 10:00 am to 6:00...more
The Town Hall was originally built in 1857 to house an ecclesiastical bank but since 1990 it has been used as the administration centre of the town. The building is also the scene for wedding ceremonies as well as serving as a venue for exhibitions and performances.Monday to Friday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pmJuly 2012more
St. Michael’s Cathedral, located in the castle, is the first and oldest cathedral in Hungary and was originally mentioned in the Pannonhalma Charter (1001). The cathedral was destroyed by fire several times and the early 18th century saw the restoration of the original Romanesque red-white stone church in a Gothic style. Later re-building saw the...more
The Veszprém Tourist Office is an excellent source for attractions, programs, festivals and leisure activities. The Tourist Office also offers information on the monuments and sights of Veszprém and the surrounding area, Brochures, leaflets, maps, information about providing guides as well as selling maps, postcards, CDs, videos, guide books and...more
--> but...(there is allways a but)..unfortunatley it was not allowed taking photos of the internals, wich are simply fantastic!!!We took only this 2 pictures, when the guide (a very sympathic old lady) told me very politely to put the camera away).The admittance fee was 800 HUF (3,20 EUR)/person but it was absolutely worth it! After climbing the...more
The first Hungarian king, St. Stephen, and his wife, Gizella, founded the first bishopric of the country here in Veszprém. This little chapel wears Gizella`s name, altough it was built only in the 1200`s, almost 160 years after Gizella`s death. Unfortunately for a tourist is absolutely prohibited making photos, so I can show you only a link of the...more
Once you arrived to the valley you will see the Séd creek and to a very beautiful park. Get around the castle cliff (the Cross will be right above you) and you will shortly see a meadow wich offers another good photo taking chance. Some more steps the margaret ruins. This monastery dates back to the XIII. century.Saint Margareth founded it in 1240...more
It`s the little Vár (vár=castle in hungarian) street that brings you up to the Castle. As you can notice, it`s not the gothic or othe medieval styles to caracterize the architecture of the castle. It`s not at all a surprise. Although the Veszprém castle resisted to the mongolian army, in the turkish era from 1552 to 1686 it was occupied by the...more
Kittenberger K. u. 11, Veszprem, H-8200, Hungary
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Jokai 48, Veszprem, 8200, Hungary
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Well run hotel and panzio in Veszprem. Its set in a valley next to the Sed Stream which snakes its...more
The location of the restaurant is great. Right across from the town hall, with a nice terrace. I enjoyed the food very much ... a nice change from goulash. I had a Chicken Caesar Salad with a not-so-Caesar dressing (still delicious) and lovely Gnocchi with salmon and spinach sauce.more
Run of the mill Italian Restaurant serving average fare of the usual Pizzas & Pastas etc. Staff tended to be rather surly and had trouble understanding English. The menus are in Hungarian, German and a bizarre German/English combination. All pretty standard but the Spaghetti Bolognese was decent along with the 4 cheese Pizza.more
Cosy little cafe with seating indoors and outdoors. Excellent value for money here again at a fraction of Budapest prices. My colleague used to swear by the coffee they served. Heineken is also on tap. The Schnitzel and the French Onion soup deserve special mentions. The food tended to be on an Italian tip with Pizzas & Pastas.more
Right, this a strange one to describe. The main enterance to this 'complex' takes you into a bar area. The only Irish thing about it is it sells Guinness. The Dreher lager on draught is highly recommended and there is an excellent selection of Vodkas, Whiskies & Palinkas. On the same level there is a steakhouse where I ate a few times and enjoyed....more
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Some road distances from Veszprém to:
- Budapest: 116 kms.
- Paris (France): 1.459 kms.
- Athens (Greece): 1.586 kms.
- Madrid (Spain): 2.443 kms.
You also can check this site to find out more road distances together with the driving times.
VeszpremFest is an annual music festival and cultural event that presents different musical genres now in its 9th year. Some of this years (2012) performers included George Benson, Matt Bianco and the Buena Vista Social Club.
2012 – July 13 to July 22
Performances from 8:00 pm each evening
From 6,900 to 19,900 HUF per day.
Accompanying the festival are the Rosé, Riesling and Jazz Days on Óváros Square, this is a festival with a selection of Balaton rosés and Rieslings. Along with great food there are many Jazz musicians to entertain. The event is free to enter, only consumption to be paid.
VeszpremFest is traditionally set in the historical Veszprem Castle in front of the Palace of the Archbishop.
Be very careful while taking photos and watching the views from the Cross on the Castle hill. There are absolutely no protection banisters so if you don`t pay attention you risk a fatal accident. This is a very dangerous place! Caution!
30 kms south west of Vészprem is Tihany on the shores of Lake Balaton. Found on the tip of a small headland jutting into the Lake, the small village is almost completely surrounded by a pretected nature reserve. The town gained significance when King Andrew I founded a monastery in 1055. A fortress was built round it to protect it in 1267 which kept out the Ottoman threat, but not enough to keep the Habsburgs out and the fortress was demolished in 1702 (remains are still to be found). Tihany has now become something of a holiday destination.
The church that is to be found today was built in 1754 and there are stunning carvings to be found inside. There's also a small Open Air Folk Museum in the village. Walks are also a key attraction to Tihany and many of the walks will bring you to various ruins.
Historically, Veszprém had an important religious role during the fight to make Christianity the official religion of Hungary - St. Stephen defeated the armies of his chief opponent, Koppany, near Veszprem. The city became the first episcopal seat of Hungary in 1009 and an archiepiscopal seat in 1993.more