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Nagymaros (German: Grossmarosch or Freistadt, Slovak: Veľká Maruša) is a town in the Danube Bend region.

Understand[edit]

The history of Nagymaros is tightly attached to Visegrád, a medieval royal seat on the right bank of the Danube, rises in high rock ore. Built on the narrow headland of the Visegrád side, Maros was the favorite residence of the rulers during the reigns of Lajos Nagy, Sigismund and Matthias. The Maros plain facing Visegrád was particularly suited to holding knightly games, which flourished mainly in Matthias' time, but the Royal Courts of Vienna in 1572 mention the knightly games of Maros, arriving by ship for a few hours on Maros. In the diary of David Omichius Ungnad, printed ten years later, it reads: "We have come two miles from Esztergom to a market town on the left bank, called Maros. The court people in the aforementioned Maros town have had a lot of fun playing games." At that time, Maros was the temporary residence of the lords, who built mansions for themselves.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Trains  S70 ,  G70  and  Z70  are available in every 30 minutes (weekdays) / hourly (weekends) from Budapest-Nyugati pályaudvar via Vác. The journey from Budapest takes about 45 minutes and costs 1120 Ft. Other direct connections are:

1 Nagymaros-Visegrád Train Station, Gesztenye sor, +36 1 349-4949, . 03:30–23:30. Nagymaros-Visegrád railway station (Q21866920) on Wikidata

By ferry[edit]

Nagymaros from Visegrád

There are ferry services available between Nagymaros and Visegrád, and between Dömös and Dömösi átkelés.

By boat[edit]

Nagymaros[edit]

Boats are available between May–Sep daily except on Mondays from Nagymaros to Visegrád, Zebegény and Dömös.

4 Nagymaros Port, +36 1 484-4013, . Scheduled boating: 500 Ft per day.

Zebegény[edit]

Danube at Zebegény

Boats are available between May–Sep daily except on Mondays from Zebegény to Nagymaros, Visegrád and Dömös. Further destination Esztergom is available only from Friday to Sunday.

5 Zebegény Port, Zebegény, +36 1 484-4013, . Scheduled boating: 500 Ft per day.

Get around[edit]

There is no local public transport service. The town is small enough to walk around.

See[edit]

Historical buildings[edit]

Roman Catholic Church
  • 1 German Minority Heritage House (Német Nemzetiségi Tájház), Nyár utca 2, +36 20 414-0712, . Sa Su 10:00–18:00.
  • 2 Kálmán Kittenberger Memorial House (Kittenberger Kálmán emlékház), Kittenberger Kálmán utca 20. The famous Africa-explorer, hunter and ornithologist, Kálmán Kittenberger lived here.
  • 3 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Szent Imre tér. It was built probably in 1290s and its current shape is due to several redevelopments during four centuries, now it contains Baroque and Gothic elements. Its tower from 1509 is the only remaining medieval ecclesial monument of the region.
  • 4 Reformed Church (Református templom). The church was built in 1798, without a tower. The tower was built during the renovation of the church in 1934, according to the plans of Károly Kós.
  • 5 Calvary Chapel (Kálvária-kápolna), Fehérhegy utca. Built in 1773 in Baroque style.
  • 6 Saint Roch Chapel (Szent Rókus-kápolna), Váci út. Built around 1770 in Baroque style.
  • 7 Cottage Vera (Vera lak), Mainzi utca 1.

Nature[edit]

  • 8 Friar Julian Observation Tower (Julianus barát-kilátó). Observation tower on the top of Hegyes-tető (482 m (1,581 ft) a.s.l.). There is a wonderful view to the Danube Bend and to the Castle of Visegrád. Free to visit.
  • 9 Remete Cave (Remete-barlang). Nice view to the Danube Bend.
  • 10 Törökmező Animal Park (Törökmezői Állatpark), Törökmező, +36 20 319-1810, . Tu–Su 10:00–18:00. 35 animal species, nearly 120 animals, petting zoo, colorful birds, exotic animal specialties such as kangaroos, emus, llamas.

Further afield[edit]

Kossuth Lajos út in Zebegény

In Zebegény:

  • 11 Shipping History Museum (Hajózástörténeti Múzeum), Szőnyi István út 9, Zebegény, +36 27 373-305, . Apr 1–Nov 2: Tu–Su 10:00–16:00. Museum with the collection of captain Vince Farkas and his self-made objects. Adult: 1400 Ft; senior, student: 800 Ft.
  • 12 István Szőnyi Memorial Museum (Szőnyi István Emlékmúzeum), Bartóky József utca 7, Zebegény, +36 27 620-161, . Mar–Oct: Tu–Su 10:00–18:00; Nov–Feb: F–Su 10:00–16:00. Exhibition with the artworks of the famous painter, István Szőnyi in his former home. Adul: 900 Ft; senior, student: 450 Ft.
  • 13 Our Lady of Snow Roman Catholic Church (Havas Boldogasszony római katolikus templom), Petőfi tér, Zebegény. Built is Art-Nouveau style in 1910, a work of the famous architectures Károly Kós and Béla Jánszky.
  • 14 Károly Kós Observation Tower (Kós Károly-kilátó), Zebegény. Built in 2015. Nice view to the Danube.
  • 15 Calvary Chapel (Kálvária-kápolna), Kálváriadomb, Zebegény. Built in 1853 in Classicist style. There are nine passion pictures – made from metal – along the road to the classic Passion chapel.
  • 16 Dőry Mamsion (Dőry-kastély), Dózsa György utca 24, Zebegény. Built in 1917 in Eclectic style.

Do[edit]

  • 1 Community Center (Művelődési Ház), Fő tér 14, +36 27 354-243, . M–F 08:00–18:00.
  • 2 Dunakanyar Adventure Park (Dunakanyar Kalandpark), Törökmező, +36 27 350-063, . Apr–Oct: Tu–Su 10:00–18:00; Nov–Mar: Tu–Su 10:00–16:30. 2500 Ft per person for two hours.
  • 3 Nagymaros Free Beach, Hunyadi sétány. Jun–Aug. Free entrance.
  • 4 Zebegény Free Beach, Zebegény. Jun-Aug. Free entrance.

Events[edit]

Magyar utca

Buy[edit]

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 2000 Ft
Mid-range 2000 Ft2300 Ft
Splurge Over 2300 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Calvary Chapel

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

István Szőnyi Memorial Museum in Zebegény

Pubs[edit]

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 13,000 Ft
Mid-range 13,000 Ft17,000 Ft
Splurge Over 17,000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Cottage Vera

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

Calvary Chapel in Zebegény

Connect[edit]

View from Nagymaros to Danube and Visegrád

Nagymaros' postal code is H-2626, and its telephone area code is 27.

  • 1 Nagymaros Post Office, Német utca 10, +36 27 354-305, . M W 08:00–12:00 12:30–18:00, Tu Th 08:00–12:00 12:30–16:00, F 08:00–12:00, 12:30–14:00.

Go next[edit]

  • Esztergom – town 24 km (15 mi) west
  • Leányfalu – village 17 km (11 mi) southeast
  • Szentendre – town 23 km (14 mi) southeast
  • Szob – town 12 km (7.5 mi) west
  • Vác – town 18 km (11 mi) east
  • Verőce – town 8 km (5.0 mi) northeast
  • Visegrád – town 1 km (0.62 mi) east
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