Györ

Györ is the most important city of Northwest-Hungary, the capital of Györ-Moson-Sopron and lies on one of the important roads of Central Europe, halfway between Budapest and Vienna. The city is the sixth largest in Hungary and one of the five main regional centres of the country.

Györ has an enchanting centre and beautiful baroque buildings. The ancient core of the city is Kaptalan Hill at the confluence of three rivers: the Danube, Raba and Rabca. Püspökva, the residence of Györ’s bishops (5/A Kaptalan Hill), can be easily recognized by its incomplete tower. Györ’s oldest buildings are the 13. century dwelling tower and the 15. century gothic Doczy Chapel. The Bishop’s Cathedral ranks as a “basilica minor”.

The city of Györ is growing dynamically no better sign that the site of the more than 100 years old Raba factory close to the historical downtown and by the river Danube is going to be replaced by a new development that creates a completely new master planned community called Varosret (Varosret - www.varosret.hu) where quality life combines in a bustling quarter alongside the Danube bank, in a splendid, green belt. It is going to be a completely new community with residential areas, commercial and public institutes (kindergarten, school, clinic), as well as more parks and a state-of-the-art road network. Varosret is an integral element in Györ’s urban development plan to become a regional centre and as a result to once again provide a counterpoint of opportunities to Vienna and Budapest.

Today Györ is one of the most important administrative and cultural centres of Hungary. The city is also an university town and a popular tourist destination.

For more information visit the website of the city.