Kőszeg

Kőszeg (German: Güns, Prekmurian: Küseg, Slovene: Koseg, Croatian: Kiseg) is a historical town in Vas county, in Hungary. Another beautiful town beside Sopron (the big rival in tourism) which often referred to as the "jewellery box of the country". Like Sopron it is also very close to the Austrian border.

Understand

The origins of this town go back to the third quarter of the 13th century. Founded by the Volfer family.

In 1327 got the Royal status.

In the third wave of the great wars against the Turks in the 16th century, Kőszeg became the major flashpoint of the campaign of 1532. Under the leadership of the town and fort captain, Miklós Jurisich, a small garrison repelled the multiple outnumbered Ottoman army.

In 1695 the garrison and surrounding areas of Kőszeg fell into the hands of the Esterházy dukes, where it remained until 1931.

Kőszeg had already lost its leading role in the garrison county of Vas by the mid 19th Century.

If you will spend three (or more) nights staying in/around Kőszeg ask Írottkő Nature Park Tourist Card (Írottkő Natúrpark Turista Kártya) at your accommodation or Tourist Office (Tourinform) with card lot of discount in Kőszeg and neighborhood more sixteen settlements

Get in

By air

The nearest airports are in Vienna and Graz, both less than 100 km away.

By bus

Kőszeg Train Station

By train

By car

By bike

Kőszeg Main Square

Get around

Parking

See

Churches

Sacred Heart Church

Museums

Kőszeg - Jurisics Castle

Monuments

Heroes' Gate, Jurisics square, Kőszeg

Further afield

In Burgenland

In Vas County

Do

Fishing

Kőszeg-Lukácsháza reservoir

Theatres

Walking

Near to Kőszeg start the Countrywide Blue Tour (in Hungarian: Országos Kéktúra, Kéktúra or simply OKT) is a part of the Hungarian section of the European Long Distance Walking Route E4. The route starts atop the Irottkő Mountain (884 m) on the Austrian-Hungarian border then cuts across Hungary eventually ending 1,128 km later at the village of Hollóháza by the Hungarian-Slovakian boundary.

Events

Historic siege game in the Kőszeg Castle

Buy

Banks

Sopronbank at the Castle Circle

Hypermarket

Tesco Kőszeg with Statue of living here Fire Salamander. On the left side of the building a wall sections what remained the former baize factory. At background is a history museum about the local textile industry.

Supermarkets

Stores

Bookshop

Drugstore

Flower

Souvenir

Eat

Cafe

Confectionery

Fast food

Restaurants

Bécsikapu Étterem

Drink

Sleep

View of Koszeg

Stay safe

Emergency Call:

Stay healthy

Pharmacies

Connect

Post Office

Internet

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