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Mosonmagyaróvár

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Mosonmagyaróvár (German: Wieselburg) is a city in Hungary about 15 km from the borders to Austria and Slovakia. The city is a compound of two former towns Moson on the Danube and Magyaróvár which was on the major land trade route.

Understand[edit]

The main Mosonmagyaróvárian industry is dental tourism. Thousands of people come to Mosonmagyaróvár every week to seek quality dental services at a low price. An entire industry of hotels, resorts, guides, etc. is built up around this. There are around 150 clinics with 350 practicing dentists in this town of 30,000.

History[edit]

During the Roman Age the city was an outpost know as Ad Flexum (Latin). After the Conquest it was used as a reeve-site, later it became shire-town. The motte of Moson was ruined by the soldiers of the Bohemian King Ottokar in 1271, after the Mongol Invasion the fort of Ovar was fortified. In 1354 the town was honoured with the right of goods arrestation and town rights by King Lajos the Great. When the Turks marched against Vienna it was repeatedly desolated, then in 1809 the army of Napoleon occupied the town. From 1529 it belonged to the Habsburg family and between 1763 and 1945 it was a private domain of the House of Habsburgs.

The main supply road from the Hungarian Flatlands to Vienna ran through Mosonmagyaróvár. Over the span of the Austian and Austro-Hungarian Empires, the town of Magyaróvár became an industrial and trade centre, while Moson remained a significant village inhabited by merchants and husbandmen. The two towns united in 1939 and together with the village of Lucsony that joined Magyaróvár in 1905.

Get in[edit]

Mosonmagyaróvár is close to both the Austrian capital Vienna and the Slovakian capital Bratislava.

Train[edit]

from Hungary[edit]

Trains run at least hourly to Győr taking as little as 15 minutes, with one every two hours continuing onwards to Budapest and many other connections from Györ.

from Austria[edit]

Between 6 AM and 10 PM both a regional (70 min, from Wien Südbahnhof) and a high-speed train (60 min, from Wien Miedling) connect to Vienna every two hours. From Vienna the price of a EURegio 4-day (or less) return ticket is €12.

from Slovakia[edit]

Between 6 AM and 10 PM regional trains (70 min, from Bratislava-Petrzalka)run hourly between Bratislava and Mosonmagyaróvár requiring a change of trains in Pandorf in Austria, with a wait time between trains of 15 minutes and a total journey of just over an hour.

Bus[edit]

Daily connect across Hungary to no less than 10 cities.

Get around[edit]

Public Transportation[edit]

Nine city bus routes are operated by Kisalföld Volán[1], including connecting routes between the railway station and both parts of the city. There are also regional routes and a transit center by the Tesco market.

See[edit]

The town has a thermal water source. The recoginzed medicinal water is classified amoung the top-five thermal waters in Europe.

Do[edit]

Get your teeth fixed! Get pampered! Lots of places to get a good massage, some manicure and pedicure. And the hairdressers offer their service at very cheap prices.

Buy[edit]

Clothing, pastry and cigarettes are the main products bought in Mosonmagyarovar. And there is a rather new bookstore (isbn1) in the town, which offers books in english and german at discount prices.

Eat[edit]

Mosonmagyarovar has many good restaurants. Good cuisine with a great selection is offered by the Harsfa Etterem, which is located just across the street of the Thermal Spa. The restaurant Nimrod offers a wide selection as well and a good cuisine. It is located inside the same named Hotel.

Drink[edit]

You can get some good local hungarian beers all around the town. What you wont find here is such a thing like a nice cocktail bar.

Sleep[edit]

There are a lot of Hotels in Mosonmagyarovar. The only 4 star resort is the Hotel Lajta Park which costs about 70 Euro per night. It has nice rooms, a small restaurant and a small bar. Maybe the most famous hotel is the Thermal Hotel, located directly beneath the Thermal Spa. It is a 3 star hotel and costs about 55 Euro per night. In the Thermal Hotel you find a dentist and all kind of treatments. The hotel Nimrod is a budget priced hotel, but the rooms are very clean and the staff is very helpful and nice. Rooms are about 26 Euro per night and person. It is located near the local McDonalds and only 5 walking minutes away from some super markets. A good hotel choice is the Hotel Engler. It is located in the southern part of the town and offers quite rooms.

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