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Győr and Pannonhalma for Explorers - 2 days



How long it takes?
2 Days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
bicycle
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This region is famous for:
Museums and exhibitions
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Győr and Pannonhalma
Explorers
Day 1
It’s worth taking your time to explore the Baroque city centre of Győr – a real jewellery box. Afterwards, head to the Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre.
The Baroque city centre of Győr

The Old Town, the historical town centre is situated at the junction of the Danube and Rába rivers. The town centre has managed to protect its historical character, and you’ll find most of the monuments and tourist attractions here.

Bécsi kapu tér is one of the most beautiful Baroque squares in Hungary and also one of the oldest squares in Győr. All of its buildings qualify as listed buildings of national heritage. The town square of Győr is Széchenyi tér, which has been functioning as a market square since the 14th century. In the past, it served as home to an Ancient Roman civil town. The square is also where the Saint Ignatius of Loyola Benedictine Church and Monastery and the Széchenyi Pharmacy Museum are located.

The streets, squares and the old company signs on the houses take us back in time: the Zichy Palace, the Esterházy Palace, the museums and churches are full of ancient treasures.Let yourself be guided back in time in this awe-inspiring city centre.

Bishop’s Castle and Bishop’s Palace

Káptalandomb has been Győr’s town centre for centuries, and home to the Bishop’s Castle and the Bishop’s Palace. The palace is the most perfectly preserved bishop’s residence from the Middle Ages in all of Hungary.

The building has always served as a bishop’s residence – with the exception of the first two centuries of the modern era – and continues as such to this day. One of Hungary’s most sacred relics, the Holy Crown, had numerous stays here.


One of the unique features of the Bishop’s Castle is the tower house originating from the 13th century. The top awaits those who are willing to climb some steps for a wonderful view, while in the cellars you can view the exhibition on the life and work of Vilmos Apor.

The Bishop’s Palace, which is connected to the tower house, has some valuable details to offer. The marvellous Baroque staircase was built in the second half of the 18th century, while the palace’s chapel was built by Bishop Orbán of Nagylucse in 1487. The neo-Gothic features were added later, however, the building survived in its original form. Its three tracery windows and the fine star-shaped ceiling is an aesthetic creation of Gothic architecture.

Cathedral – St Ladislaus' herm

Győr Cathedral was founded during the reign of Saint Stephen. It holds our most important ecclesiastical relic – other than the Holy Crown – the herm of St Ladislaus.

Győr Cathedral was established under the reign of Saint Stephen. It is the oldest church in Győr, with foundations that originate from the time of his reign. The church has been refurbished and renovated on various occasions.

The herm, our most important national and ecclesiastical relic other than the Holy Crown, stands in the Gothic-styled Héderváry Chapel situated on the south-west side of the church. The herm itself is a detailed portrait sculpture of King Saint Ladislaus. It is a masterpiece by Transylvanian Hungarian goldsmiths and one of the first Hungarian examples of the filigree technique.

Day 2
Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre

After you have discovered the historical monuments, we invite you to an interactive exhibition centre.

The Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre is a hub for creative design, discovery and playful learning. The facility has 70 different devices to experiment with, from a wind tunnel and a mirror maze to an aerodynamic chassis. The exhibition area is dedicated to 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, smart home tools, creating animations, and various humanoids.

The digital science centre also hosts experimental exhibits designed for all ages, to help people fall in love with engineering and science. The joy of play is not only for children!

Synagogue

Győr Synagogue dates back to the 19th century. The town’s Jewish community decided to build it in 1861. The building was raised based on the plans of Károly Benkó in Art Nouveau style, with a touch of historicism on a plot of approximately 2 square kilometres.

Győr Synagogue is a fundamental building of the reformed school. For a long time, it served as the template for synagogues to be constructed in other cities, largely due to its excellent integration into the metropolitan environment.

Today, it serves as a museum building and hosts cultural events.

 

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