TRAVEL INFO ABOUT SZOMBATHELY, HUNGARY - OHB
Tourist information, pictures, and hotels for Szombathely, Hungary
Szombathely is the capital of Vas County, one of the most important settlements of the Trans-Danube region. The city was founded in 43 A.D., vitalised by the commercial and cultural activity of the Romans. The original Roman name of Szombathely was Savaria.
The name 'Szombathely' is composed of 2 words: Szombat (Saturday) and hely (place). It refers to the fact that a market was held in the city every Saturday and many people came from the neighboring settlements. The most important sight of the city are the baroque buildings encompassed by the Mindszenty square and Szili János street, and there are numerous other interesting places in town.
During the past years, several festivals, carnevals, summer universities and international events were held here, drawing attention to Szombathely and the region itself.
* hills and forests * historic buildings * museums * parks * theaters
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