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Szombathely is the centre of Vas county in Western Transdanubia in Hungary.

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Regional trains. EURegio ticket is avaible from Vienna for €22 round trip.

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  • The Ruin Garden (Romkert) with the remnants of the Amber Road
  • The ruins of the shrine of the goddess Isis (Iseum)
  • The Cathedral
  • The annual Savaria Historical Carnival (Savaria Történelmi Karnevál), held in mid-to-late August, with colorful Roman-age programmes including gladiator fights, Roman theatre and a historical parade on the main square




  • Gödör (A Haspártiak Vendéglője), Hollán Ernő utca 10-12 (About 200 yards from the central bus station, GPS coordinates: 47° 13' 50.06 N 16° 36' 58.54 E), +36 94 510 078, [1]. Mon-Thu 11a-11p, Fri-Sat 11a-12a Sun 11a-3p. A very Hungarian restaurant, with hearty dishes and portion sizes that exactly reflect the fame of Hungarian hospitality. The prices are more than fair for the amount of food you get served. Special recommendations are Mrs Viczak's Secret (fried chicken breast filled with a cream cheese, herb, ham, and kernel corn filling), Tower of Babel (Steak, hash browns and smoked cheese on a toast bread, topped off with a sunny-side-up), Pan-baked Pork Knee (Tepsis Csülök - pork knee baked with potatoes, sausages and eggs), or for bigger families/groups, one of the multi-person platters. They charge a nominal fee of 50 HUF (approx. 0.25 USD, 0.20 EUR) for boxing the leftovers - but you will need it! 1500-2500 HUF per person. (47° 13' 50.06 N,16° 36' 58.54 E)




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