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Veszprem Things to Do

  • The statues of István and Gizella.

    The statues of István and Gizella stand at the uppermost end of Vár utca. They were sculpted in 1938 to commemorate the 900 years since the death of King István.

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  • Gizella Chapel.

    The Gizella Chapel, constructed in the 13th century, was discovered in the 1760s during the construction of the Bishop's Palace. The Gizella Chapel is Gothic in style and has some Byazntine frescoes, although a bit faded.It is located in the further corner to the right from St Mihály Cathedral when you have the cathedral on your left.When I...

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  • St Mihály Cathedral.

    St Mihály Cathedral sits quite in the middle of the old castle area. It was founded in 1001, however not much remains from that time today due to several reconstructions during the centuries. Only the crypt is original. Opening hours 09.00 - 17.30 daily.

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  • Tuztorony – Fire Tower

    The Fire Tower or Watchtower is a symbol of the town and stands 48 metres high, it was originally part of 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...

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  • Veszprém Viadukt

    The viaduct also known as Saint Stephen’s Valley Bridge crosses the Fejes valley and the waggly Séd stream, joining Jeruzsálem Hill and Temetőhegy (Cemetery Hill), the bridge is a well-known symbol of the city, was constructed in 1938 to the plans of Robert Folly. There is a great view from the bridge and its viewing platform of the castle and...

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  • Sculpture - Auer Lipot

    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...

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  • The Cross on St Benedict Hill

    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...

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  • Statue - Szent István és Boldog Gizella

    The statues of Saint Stephen I and the Blessed Gisella wer created by József Ispánky in 1938 for the 900th anniversary of the king’s death and have become symbolic of Veszprém.July 2012

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  • Statue – The Holy Trinity

    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 2012

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  • Heroes’ Gate and Museum

    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 2012

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  • Városháza – Town Hall

    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 2012

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  • Szent Mihály-székesegyház -St Michael’s...

    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...

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Veszprem Hotels

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  • Villa Medici Hotel & Restaurant

    Kittenberger K. u. 11, Veszprem, H-8200, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Gizella

    Jokai 48, Veszprem, 8200, Hungary

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Betekints Hotel

    Well run hotel and panzio in Veszprem. Its set in a valley next to the Sed Stream which snakes its...

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Veszprem Restaurants

  • Italian food with a view on the main...

    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.

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  • Average Italian In Veszprem

    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.

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  • Great Cafe In Cental Veszprem

    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.

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Veszprem Nightlife

  • Worth A Visit

    American theme pub which seems pretty new. Seemed to have spent quite a bit of money on it. Good selection of Hungarian & foreign beers as well as spirits. Often some dodgy looking locals in playing cards. None.

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  • Recommended Bar In Veszprem

    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....

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Veszprem Transportation

  • Railway station, inconvenient location.

    The railway station is located in the northern part of town, quite far from the centre. It is not a convenient location for visitors since a bus ride into the centre will take quite some. Unfortunately I can not provide the line(s) connecting the two.

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  • To and from by bus.

    The bus station (Autóbuszállomás on signs) sits a few hundred metres east of the city centre. It seems to be very busy, at least it was so when I was there.

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  • By Car: How far/how long...?

    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.

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Veszprem Local Customs

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    by grayfo Written Oct 16, 2012

    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.

    Admission: Free

    email info@veszpremfest.hu

    VeszpremFest is traditionally set in the historical Veszprem Castle in front of the Palace of the Archbishop.

    July 2012

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Veszprem Warnings and Dangers

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    by 1courage Updated Aug 2, 2007

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    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!

    be careful not to fall down!
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Veszprem Off The Beaten Path

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    by leffe3 Written May 9, 2007

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    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.

    Lake Balaton in the background

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Veszprem Sports & Outdoors

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    by grayfo Written Mar 25, 2014

    Kézilabda Club Veszprém is a handball team who play in the Nemzeti Bajnokság I and the EHF Champions League. One of the most successful teams in the country, Veszprém won the Hungarian Championship a record 20 times and took the Hungarian Cup title an unprecedented 21 occasions. From 2005 the team were known as MKB Veszprém KC, but since 2013 the team's name was changed to MKB-MVM Veszprém KC, due to sponsorship by the MKB Bank.

    The club was founded in 1977 and currently play their games at the Veszprém Aréna, an indoor sports and events hall in the city that was officially opened in 2008.

    email mkbmvmveszprem@chello.hu

    Capacity 5,096

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Veszprem Favorites

  • How to find the objects.

    I have put links to Google Map in my tips to make it easier to find the objects mentioned, when possible to get the right position. The links are marked in italics. Unfortunately Google Map isn't very precise and too often points to other buildings than the wanted one.

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  • History of Veszprém

    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.

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  • Genearl Info

    Tourism Office8200 Veszprém Vár u. 4- Tel.: (+36) 88 404 548- Fax: (+36) 88 404 548- Internet: www.veszpreminfo.hu and www.veszprem.hu- E mail: tourinform@veszprem.hu

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Veszprém Tourist Information Centre
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Inside the Archbishop`s palace
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The Gizella chapel
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Castle (2)
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Castle (1)
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The lower part of Veszprém & the Margaret ruins
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Veszprém castle-the street and the Main Gate
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The Piarist church
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The Saint Michael`s Cathedral-outside
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Views from the Fire tower I-the Old town square
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The Regina Mundi church
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The main (Old town) square II
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Nice neo-gothic building near the park
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The County hall
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Streets near the Castle
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Lovely neo-baroque church at the main road
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Returning to the city centre.
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View of the Castle from the Cross
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The main (Old town) square I
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The city park
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The last part of the Vár street-nice buildings
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Streets in the Castle district
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Views from the Fire tower I-the city
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Approaching the Cross...
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Views from the István&Gizella statue
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End of the Vár street- István and Gizella statue
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The ruins of the Saint George`s chapel
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Inside the Saint Michael`s Cathedral-the crypt
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The archpishop`s palace-outside
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Inside the Saint Michael`s Cathedral
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Views of the Veszprém castle II-other direction
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The Franciscan church
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Views from the Fire tower I-the castle
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The Fire tower
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The Rákóczi street
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Approaching the Veszprém castle...
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The Saint László church
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The Szent István Viaduct
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Town Square Looking North West
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