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Szob (German: Zopp an der Donau, Slovak: Soba) is a town in the Danube Bend region, on the border with Slovakia.

Understand[edit]

Szob was first mentioned in 1280. It was elevated to town status in 2000.

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 one hour and costs 1300 Ft. Other direct connections are:

1 Szob Train Station, Ipolysági út 19, +36 1 349-4949, . 03:00–23:00. Szob railway station (Q21866926) on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

There is no local public transport service. You can use the regional buses operated by Volánbusz.

By narrow-gauge train[edit]

C-50 diesel locomotive in Nagybörzsöny

Nagybörzsöny[edit]

There is a 21 km (13 mi) long narrow-gauge railway between Szob and Nagybörzsöny operated by two companies. Bezina Valley Forest Railway (Bezina-völgyi Erdei Vasút) operates narrow-gauge trains between Szob and Nagyírtáspuszta. Nagybörzsöny Forest Railway (Nagybörzsönyi Erdei Vasút) operates narrow-gauge trains between Nagyírtáspuszta and Nagybörzsöny. The trains are operated only between March 15 and November 3 on Saturdays, Sundays, and on specific Fridays. The ticket costs for adult: 600 Ft2300 Ft; for senior, student: 500 Ft2000 Ft; for children: 400 Ft1600 Ft (depending on the distance).

Kemence[edit]

Kemence Forest Museum Railway (Kemencei Erdei Múzeumvasút) operates narrow-gauge trains between Kemence and Feketevölgy. This is an unique 600 mm (24 in) narrow gauge railway at Hungary: all of jobs are made by volunteers. The trains are operated only between April 6 and October 27 on Saturdays and Sundays. The ticket costs for adult: 400 Ft1100 Ft; for student: 300 Ft750 Ft (depending on the distance).

  • 5 Kemence narrow-gauge railway station, +36 20 586-5242, . Adult: 300 Ft, children: 150 Ft.
  • 6 Feketevölgy narrow-gauge railway station.

See[edit]

MD-40 diesel locomotive in Kemence

In Szob:

  • 1 Börzsöny Museum (Börzsöny Közérdekű Muzeális Gyűjtemény), Szent László utca 14, +36 27 370-408, . Tu–F 09:00–16:00, Sa Su 09:00–17:00. The museum presents the wildlife, ethnography, archaeological and historical finds of Börzsöny mountain range. The Ipoly Valley folk costume, pottery and peasant furniture are on display. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 300 Ft.
  • 2 Luczenbacher Mansion (Luczenbacher-kastély), Árpád utca 19. Built in Baroque style in the 18th century. Later it was converted to Classicist, and then neo-Baroque style in 1904 according to plans of Ignác Alpár.
  • 3 Saint Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church (Szent László király római katolikus templom), Szent László utca. Built between 1775–1778 in Baroque style. Roman Catholic Church in Szob (Q1296572) on Wikidata
  • 4 Calvary (Kálvária), Kálvária utca. Nice view to the Danube.

In Bernecebaráti:

  • 5 Heritage House (Tájház), Széchenyi út 14, Bernecebaráti.
  • 6 Huszár Mansion (Huszár-kastély), Széchenyi út 23, Bernecebaráti. Built at the end of the 18th century in Baroque style.
  • 7 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Templom utca, Bernecebaráti. Built in the 14th century in Gothic style. Converted to Baroque style around 1770.

In Ipolydamásd:

  • 8 Ruins of Ipolydamásd Castle (Ipolydamásdi-vár romjai), Ipolydamásd. Ruins of a medieval castle from the 13th century. Damásd castle (Q18289586) on Wikidata
View of Szob from Pilismarót

In Kemence:

  • 9 Local History Collection (Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény), Fő utca 165, Kemence, +36 70 639-8482. May–Oct: Tu–F 08:00–17:00, Sa Su 10:00–16:00 (by appointment). Former county hall, now a school. Built in 1751 in Baroque style. Converted into Romantic style in 1858. Adult: 200 Ft; student: 100 Ft.
  • 10 Heritage House (Tájház), Fő utca 244, Kemence, +36 70 639-8482. Tu–F 08:00–17:00, Sa 10:00–14:00. Old usage tools and folk furnitures can be seen here. Adult: 200 Ft; senior, student: 100 Ft.
  • 11 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Fő utca, Kemence. Built in 1769 in Baroque style, converted to Classicist style between 1810–1812.
  • 12 Church Ruins (Templomrom), Fő utca 270, Kemence. Built in the 15th century in Gothic style.

In Márianosztra:

  • 13 Our Lady of Hungary Basilica (Magyarok Nagyasszonya-bazilika), Nagy Lajos király tér 1, Márianosztra, +36 27 370-771. One of the most popular religion places in Hungary. Inside the church, there is a copy of the holy-picture from the Church of Czestochowa. The village got it as a gift from the Polish congregation. The Baroque friary is the third greatest one in the country. Our Lady of Hungary Basilica, Márianosztra (Q31190725) on Wikidata Basilica of Our Lady of Hungary on Wikipedia
  • 14 Pauline and Prison History Exhibition (Pálos- és börtöntörténeti kiállítás), Pálosok tere 1, Márianosztra, +36 27 620-400, . Apr–Oct: 09:00–17:00. Former Pauline Monastery. Today there is a prison in the building. Here you can find an exhibition about the history of the prison. Adult: 300 Ft; senior, student: 150 Ft.
  • 15 Village House (Faluház), Miklós utca 2, Márianosztra, +36 27 370-496, . W–Su 09:00–12:00 13:00–17:00. The presented ethnographic values were collected by local amateur ethnographers. The collection is exhibited in an old folk dwelling house. Adult: 100 Ft, children: free.
  • 16 Calvary Chapel (Kálvária Kápolna), Kálváriahegy, Márianosztra. Built between 1759-1779 in Baroque style.
  • 17 Maria Well (Mária-kút), Máriakút, Márianosztra.
Former County Hall in Kemence

In Nagybörzsöny:

  • 18 Heritage House (Tájház), József Attila utca 40, Nagybörzsöny, +36 20 362-3914. W–Su 10:00–16:00. Built in the 17th century. The exhibition shows the history of the local mining industry, wine production and crafts, and fine art wood carvings.
  • 19 Watermill (Vízimalom), Hunyadi tér 10, Nagybörzsöny, +36 20 327-9295, . Tu–Su 10:00–18:00. Built in 1851. The watermill is still working. The former millhouse with the stable hosts an exhibition. Adult: 400 Ft, children: 200 Ft.
  • 20 Lace Carvings (Csipkefaragások), Széchenyi utca 3, Nagybörzsöny, +36 30 451-7084. 09:00–19:00. Géza Kókai's exhibition of fine wood carvings.
  • 21 Mesekerámia, Petőfi utca 59, Nagybörzsöny, +36 70 616-1640, . Tu–Su 10:00–19:00. Exhibition of fairy-tale sculptures made of ceramic figures. Free entrance.
  • 22 Bárókút Petting Zoo (Bárókút Állatsimogató), Széchenyi utca, Nagybörzsöny, +36 20 362-3914, . 10:00–16:00.
  • 23 Saint Stephen Church (Szent István-templom), Petőfi utca, Nagybörzsöny. This is an Árpád-age gothic church, built in the 13th century. The church is surrounded by stone walls. Saint Stephen of Hungary Church (Q1296418) on Wikidata
  • 24 Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church (Szent Miklós római katolikus templom), Templom tér, Nagybörzsöny. Built in Baroque style between 1782 to 1788.
  • 25 Roman Catholic Church of Miners (Római katolikus bányásztemplom), József Attila utca 1, Nagybörzsöny. Gothic style, built in the 14th century.
  • 26 Lutheran Church (Evangélikus templom), Széchenyi tér 11, Nagybörzsöny. Classicist style, built in the 18th century.

In Perőcsény:

  • 27 Csóványos. The largest mountain in Börzsöny mountain range, 938 m (3,077 ft) a.s.l. There is an observation tower. Csóványos (Q876273) on Wikidata Csóványos on Wikipedia
  • 28 Ruins of Salgóvár (Salgóvár romjai). Ruins of a medieval castle in Börzsöny mountain range, 730 m (2,400 ft) a.s.l. Castle of Salgó, Perőcsény (Q3392874) on Wikidata

In Vámosmikola:

  • 29 Heritage House (Tájház), Rákóczi Ferenc utca 26, Vámosmikola.
  • 30 Huszár Mansion (Huszár-kastély), Huszár utca, Vámosmikola. Built around 1750 in Baroque style.
  • 31 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Huszár utca, Vámosmikola. Built around 1750 in Baroque style.

Do[edit]

Heritage House in Nagybörzsöny

Events[edit]

Buy[edit]

  • 1 CBA, Árpád utca 1. M–Sa 06:00–18:00.
  • 2 Coop, Arany János utca 11, +36 30 171-8862. M–F 06:00–19:00, Sa 06:00–17:00, Su 07:00–12:00.
  • 3 Oszi-bolt, Kossuth utca 23, Nagybörzsöny, +36 27 378-046, . M–F 06:00–17:00, Sa 06:00–12:00. Grocery.
  • 4 Lek-vár-lak, Hunyadi tér 21, Nagybörzsöny, +36 20 405-5904, . Tu–F 08:00–16:00, Sa Su 10:00–17:00. Syrups, jams.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 1700 Ft
Mid-range 1700 Ft2000 Ft
Splurge Over 2000 Ft

Budget[edit]

  • 1 Filléres Resti, Ipolysági út 19, +36 27 312-748. M–F 05:00–20:00, Sa Su 06:00–20:00. Pub and food bar. Hamburger: 780 Ft.
  • 2 Zátony Music Pub, Rév utca 12, +36 30 703-4244, . F 16:00–22:00, Sa 10:00–22:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. Pizza: 1390 Ft, hamburger: 890 Ft.
  • 3 Vörös Tölgy, Àrpád utca 1, Vámosmikola, +36 27 376-282. M–Th Su 10:00–21:00, F Sa 10:00–00:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. Pizza: 1350 Ft, hamburger: 550 Ft.

Mid-range[edit]

Saint Ladislaus Church in Szob
  • 4 Nádas Falatozó, Árpád utca 16, +36 27 630-860, . M 11:00–16:00, Tu–Su 11:00–20:00. Traditional restaurant. 1550 Ft, hamburger: 710 Ft, lunch menu: 1050 Ft.
  • 5 Gyros Terasz, Hunyadi tér 45, Nagybörzsöny, +36 30 633-2853. M–Th Su 11:00–21:00, F Sa 11:00–23:00. Fast food bar and pizzeria. Pizza: 1550 Ft, hamburger: 550 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Pubs[edit]

Our Lady of Hungary Basilica in Márianosztra
  • 3 Neti Pub, Dózsa György utca 37, +36 30 702-9888. 06:00–22:00.
  • 4 Atilla's Pub (Atilla Korcsmája), Petőfi utca 18, Nagybörzsöny, +36 30 350-9936, . Tu–Th 13:00–20:00, F 13:00–21:00, Sa 11:00–21:00, Su 11:00–20:00.
  • 5 Bistro, Kossuth Lajos utca 34, Márianosztra. 06:00–22:00.
  • 6 Csarnavölgyi Pub, Csarnavölgyi út 9-11, Kemence, +36 27 325-134. M–Th Su 06:30–20:30, F Sa 06:30–23:30.
  • 7 Malomkő Pub, Fő út 81, Kemence, +36 30 350-8846, . M–Sa 06:00–20:00, Su 07:00–19:00.
  • 8 Stop Pub, Dózsa György út 20, Letkés, +36 70 397-4838. M W Th 06:00–21:00, Tu 06:00–09:00 15:00–21:00, F 06:00–23:00, Sa 07:00–12:00 15:00–23:00, Su 07:00–12:00 15:00–21:00.
  • 9 Tűzkakas Pub, Ipolysági út 3, Vámosmikola, +36 30 892-0593. M–Th 05:00–23:00, F 05:00–00:00, Sa 06:00–00:00, Su 06:00–23:00.
  • 10 Ventura Pub, Madách út 7, Bernecebaráti, +36 30 331-6652. 05:00–23:00.

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 9000 Ft
Mid-range 9000 Ft14,000 Ft
Splurge Over 14,000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Saint Stephen Church in Nagybörzsöny

Splurge[edit]

Connect[edit]

Szob's postal code is H-2628, and its telephone area code is 27.

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