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Szombathely Travel Guide, Hungary

Szombathely is a city in Hungary positioned in close proximity to the Austrian border. Side by side with Gyor, the city is a principal town in the region when it comes to economy, culture and trade. Szombathely is also the administrative hub of the county of Vas. It is one of the primary settlements in the Western Transdanubia that has over 80,000 residents.

The name of the city was derived from two Hungarian words – “szombat” meaning Saturday and “hely” meaning place. This points out to markets that were put up in the city every Saturday during the medieval times. Szombathely also has other names in some languages. In German, the city is known as Steinemanger. The Latin name of the city is Savaria, its Croatian name is Sambotel, and its Slovenian name is Sombotel. Take the Szomabthely Travel Guide with you if you are eyeing for a good stay in the city.

Szombathely Travel Guide – Travel

The best way to reach Szombathely is by train that connects the city to other cities in the country. Most tourists arrive at the airport in the capital city of Hungary. From Budapest, passengers can take one of the 15 express trains travelling to Szombathely in which the travel time is approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes. There are 8 trains that go daily from Gyor. The trip can take around 1 hour and 30 minutes or up to 2 hours depending on the type of train.

When coming from Pecs, the journey takes 4 hours and there are only 4 trains which depart for the city. Three direct trains go on a daily basis from Graz to Szombathely and the trip takes around 3 hours. Nearest cities by train are Koszeg and Kormend, the trip takes 30 minutes. When touring the city center, tourists can simply walk around. However, if they plan to visit other places in the city, they can take a bus or a taxi.

Szombathely Travel Guide – Climate

When travelling to a certain city, it is beneficial to be aware of the weather conditions. Szombathely has a mild and somewhat rainy weather, which follows the climate of the Transdanubian Region. The coolest month in the city is January in which the lowest average temperature is -5 degrees Celsius. The warmest month is July in which the highest average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius. Most of the rainfall occurs in June when the precipitation measures an average of 77mm.

Szombathely Travel Guide – Festivals

As one of the major cities in the region, Szombathely displays many events. One of the events that must not be missed is the Szombathely Spring Festival taking place from March until April. It includes various activities that aim to promote arts and culture. Some of the programs seen in the festival are art exhibits, theatre performances, concerts, dance programs, and film shows.

Another major event in the city is the Savaria Historic Carnival during August. The festival is a commemoration of the city’s historical heritage. It includes costume parades, historical games, and medieval markets.

Szombathely aims to become one of the best tourist spots not only in the country but also all over the globe. It already has plenty of attractions such as the different events it hosts. It also has a rich cultural and historical past together with a flourishing economy.

For people who want to learn more about Europe, Szombathely Travel Guide is a good way to start. But, you may also extend your knowledge of the area by reading Zagreb Travel Guide and Graz Travel Guide.

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