Győr, Hungary travel tips

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Gy?r has great transportation as it is easily reachable by both train and coach service. As for local transportation - besides the usual option of taxis - there are several bus lines that connect to the city centre.

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If you like the youthful vibe of a university festival, visit the Széchenyi Egyetemi Napok or SZEN in late April.

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The Hungarian Dance Festivel, held in Gy?r biannually, is one of the most illustrious dance festivals of the country. If happen to visit in June, don't miss it!

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If you want a real hotel for the night call Hotel Kálvária. Professional service with great breakfast.

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Gy?r has countless hotels and Duna Panzió is always a good last minute choice.

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Finding budget accommodation in Gy?r is not a challenge, as hotel and hostel prices are one of the lowest in the region. Try Hotel Siesta if you need a place to stay.

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Gy?r is laid back town, if you have time feel free to take a stroll in the city centre, and you will stumble upon many interesting sights!

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The Gy?r Basilica is fine piece of architecture as the building itself dates back to the 11th century.

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Don't forget to visit the Napoleon House, as supposedly a certain French person spent a night here in 1809. Nowadays it is an art gallery.

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Gy?r may not be a metropolis, but as many Hungarians love dance clubs, you will find great places anywhere. Look for Club Mamma Mia.

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Drinking in Hungary is quite common, so cities are usually packed with pubs - or kocsma-s. Be sure to avoid the shady looking ones and you will have a great time. John Bull Pub is a good place to start.

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The Hungarian cuisine is rich and spicy, yet very open to international influence. La Maréda is a great place to have a rich meal.

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If you want a not too fancy, not too shabby restaurant with great food and friendly service, visit Matróz.

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If you want a decent meal for great price just visit Szürkebarát Borozó, they have a lavish selection and great service.

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Need tickets? Visit the local tourist office on Baross Gábor way.

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Rural cities like Gy?r tend to be very safe as crime is relatively low. However, that does not mean that you should just leave your street smart home!

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Gy?r can be very warm in the summer, 38°C is not uncommon.

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The official currency of Hungary is the Hungarian Forint, or HUF. Currency exchange places can be found in the city center or at any bank. Try OTP bank, as they usually have tourist friendly exchange rates.

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Hungarians can be shy first, but once they get to know you - after a few drinks maybe - they tend to open up!

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"Szia" means "Hi"!

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