Györ

Györ is traditional and modern at the same time. The sixth biggest Hungarian city is home to 130,000 people and it is a hub for culture and sport.

Győr can be found in the so called 'Golden Triangle', consisting of Budapest, Vienna, and Bratislava. It is Hungary’s third richest city for monuments, its wonderfully preserved and restored baroque downtown hiding many sights.

From the City Hall, during a light walk, one can explore the streets hiding old buildings and legends, as well as one of the symbols of christianity in Hungary, the Basilica with its wonderful sacral relics.

Györ also provides some cultural adventures with many galleries and renowned museums - among them the Margit Kovács Museum with its plastics presenting the Hungarian folklore or the Vasilescu Collection that presents Hungarian paintings of the 20th century. Furthermore the ballet, theatre, puppet-show, festivals or philharmonic concerts offers some spectacular experiences.

Be active and enjoy

In Györ and its surroundings there are many possibilities for spending an active free time. It is a unique experience to swim in the outdoor pools of the Spa-, Thermal and Pleasure Bath and to admire the downtown from there.

The Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre fascinates children and adults alike with its spectacular physics experiments. Automobile production lovers can get an insight into the biggest motor and automotive factory of the world.

Relax with some good food

After having finished these adventures, pubs, cafés and excellent restaurants with local specialities (e.g. fish in vinegar) await to offer some culinary experiences of the Hungarian kitchen.

The pride of the city is the one of the best women's handball teams.

Győri Audi ETO only recently, in May 2014, successfully defended the Women's EHF Champions League title they had won in 2013.The club has been or still is home of world class players like Anita Görbicz, Viktória Rédei-Soós, or the Norwegian Olympic champion, Katrine Lunde and Heidi Löke.

For further information go to www.gyor.hu.

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MR I: Poland vs. Norway