Balassagyarmat

Balassagyarmat (formerly Balassa-Gyarmath, German: Jahrmarkt) is a town in Nógrád county, in Northern Hungary. It was the seat of the Nógrád comitatus (county). Now this is the center of Balassagyarmat district. The town lies on the left bank of the Ipoly river, which marks the state border with Slovakia.

Understand

The population is currently homogeneous, with a Hungarian majority (Magyars 98%, Romani 2%). At the western entrance of the town is the Égerláp (Alder-marshes) conservation area.

Orientation

Former County Hall

Get in

Bridge over Ipel Creek connecting Hungary to Slovakia

By bus

By train

By car

From Budapest take the route #2 after Rétság Turning to route #22 towards Salgótarján one and a half hour can be reach the town. Budapest 80 km, Salgótarján and Vác both 45 km away.

Get around

The local public transport is done with bus by KMKK. The bus network include twenty two lines. Single ticket in advance/by the driver: HUF170 / 270 (2013)

See

Churches

Museums

Civitas Fortissima Exhibition

Monuments

Civitas Fortissima Sculpture
Former County House

Do

Buy

Eat

Double plane tree lines, a townscape memorial

Drink

Sleep

Connect

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