Szeged, Hungary travel tips

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Szeged 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 are interested in Hungarian theatre, Szeged is a great match for you! Every summer the Szeged Open-Air Festival is held with often unparalleled success.

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In the last weeks of summer college students from all over the country flood the streets of Szeged to take part in the Szeged Youth Days (SZIN), a music festival held on the shores of the Tisza River.

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

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Szeged has countless hotels and Tisza Hotel is always a good last minute choice.

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Finding budget accommodation in Szeged is not a challenge, as hotel and hostel prices are one of the lowest in the region. Try Budget Hostel if you need a place to stay.

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If you are in Szeged you have probably already heard about its famous salami, the Pick Szalami. Visit the Pick museum and visitor center to learn the ways of traditional Hungarian salami making.

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The Ferenc Móra museum honors the renowned writer and museologist. If you are interested in Hungarian traditional folk art don't miss this wonderful museum.

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Dóm tér, or Dome square is the heart of Szeged. It is dominated by the massive cathedral at the end of the square, which is surrounded by the National Pantheon of statues.

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Szeged may not be a metropolis, but as many Hungarians love dance clubs, you will find great places anywhere. Look for Tisza Dokk.

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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. Jazz Kocsma is a good place to start.

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The Hungarian cuisine is rich and spicy, yet very open to international influence. Port Royal Étterem 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 “Vendégl? a Régi Hídhoz” (Restaurant to the Old Bridge).

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If you want a decent meal for great price just visit Kisk?rössy Halászcsárda they have a lavish selection and great service.

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Need tickets? Visit the local tourist office at Dugonics square.

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Rural cities like Szeged 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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Szeged can be very warm in the summer, 40°C is not uncommon.

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Hungarians are very welcoming and friendly, however most of the older generations do not speak English at all. Get your directions from tourist information, or try asking for help.

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Service charges are almost never included in the bill, so your waiter will be awaiting a tip. If you are satisfied with the service provided, about 10% should be enough. Giving less is considered rude.

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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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