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Törökbálint

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Törökbálint (German: Großturwall) is a town in Pest County, 15 kilometres westwards from Budapest.

Neighboring town Diósd (German: Orasch) is also described here.

Understand[edit]

Map of Törökbálint

Törökbálint is named after a Hungarian landlord and aristocrat, Bálint Török. In the 16th century, the lands around Törökbálint were given to the Jesuits, who built many beautiful buildings in Baroque style. They possessed the lands until 1773. By this time, the area was hardly inhabited, which was partly the result of the Turkish wars two hundred years before. In the 18th century, the first Danube Swabians began to arrive. The latter became the major population group in the area in a few decades.

Nowadays, Törökbálint is part of the suburban Budapest. More and more people move to the township, which has a very calm and peaceful atmosphere. Tükörhegy (mirror hill or Spiegelberg in German), an area in the outskirts of Törökbálint, a former orchard, has been, for instance, almost fully built in.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Trains  S10  and  S12  are available hourly from Budapest-Déli pályaudvar to Győr via Bicske, Tatabánya, Tata and Komárom. The journey from Budapest takes 17 minutes and costs 310 Ft.

1 Törökbálint Train Station, Raktár utca 1 (Törökbálint vasútállomás  173 ), +36 1 349-4949, . There is no ticket office, tickets can be purchased on the train. Törökbálint railway station (Q21876890) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

To Törökbálint from Budapest:

  • From Kelenföld vasútállomás  M4  by  88 ,  88A ,  88B ,  172 ,  173  or  272  to 2 Munkácsy Mihály utca (hősi emlékmű).
  • From Budatétény vasútállomás (Campona) by  88  to Munkácsy Mihály utca (hősi emlékmű).
  • From Széll Kálmán tér  M2  by  140  to Munkácsy Mihály utca (hősi emlékmű) (except on sundays).

To Diósd from Budapest:

  • From Kelenföld vasútállomás  M4 : regional buses are available in every 30 minutes. The journey takes 21 minutes and costs 310 Ft.
  • From Budatétény vasútállomás (Campona) by  13 ,  13A ,  88  or  113  to 3 Diósd, Sashegyi út.

Regional bus line network map of Southwest Pest County.

Get around[edit]

By bus[edit]

Local bus lines in Diósd and Törökbálint are operated by two companies:

  • Lines 1–299 (except 283, 286) are operated by BKK. Budapest-passes are not valid beyond the administrative boundaries of Budapest. Tickets can be purchased at vending machines (also passes), at the drivers and at many newsstands. Available tickets and passes:
    • Metropolitan area ticket (valid between Diósd, Törökbálint and the first bus stop within Budapest): 250 Ft.
    • Single ticket (valid for the whole line): 350 Ft in advance, 450 Ft from the driver.
    • Metropolitan area local pass (valid within Diósd or Törökbálint): 5200 Ft per month.
    • Metropolitan area pass (5 km, valid between Diósd and the first bus stop within Budapest): 5940 Ft per month.
    • South Buda zone pass (10 km, valid between Budakeszi, Budaörs, Diósd, Törökbálint and the first bus stop within Budapest): 9580 Ft per month.
  • Lines 283, 286 are operated by OMI. Single ticket: 250 Ft (can be purchased at the driver). BKK passes are also valid for this service.

Public transport map of Diósd, Törökbálint.

See[edit]

Törökbálint[edit]

Local History Collection of Törökbálint
  • 1 Local History Collection (Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény), Baross Gábor utca 17 (Harangláb  172 ), +36 20 217-0015, . Only by appointment. The building complex, which used to be a guesthouse, still retains its nostalgic atmosphere and charm. The exhibition features a room furnished with traditional household items, a kitchen and photos from the past.
  • 2 Walla Mansion (Walla-kastély), Kastély utca 32 (Tükörhegy  173 ). The Neo-Romanesque building – most reminiscent of a medieval tower – was built in 1902, designed by Ignác Alpár.
  • 3 Presentation of Mary Roman Catholic Church (Szűz Mária bemutatása római katolikus templom), Pelsőczy Ferenc utca (Munkácsy Mihály utca (hősi emlékmű)  172 ). Founded at the Árpád age, one of the oldest church in Hungary. The Baroque-style church was rebuilt several times.
  • 4 Calvary (Kálvária), Kálvária-domb (Munkácsy Mihály utca (hősi emlékmű)  172 ). Renovated in 1992.
  • 5 Observation Tower on Anna Hill (Anna-hegyi kilátó) (1 km walk from Márta utca  88 ). Beautiful view towards Budaörs. The Csík Hill, the Odvas Hill, the Frank Hill, and even the Szabadság Hill is clearly visible.

Diósd[edit]

  • 6 Radio and Television Museum (Rádió- és Televíziómúzeum), Géza fejedelem utca, Diósd (Valéria utca  13 ), +36 30 264-8615, . W Sa 10:00–16:00. The museum is located in the former broadcasting room of the radio station, and the attached small premises. Here we can learn the history of radio and television broadcasting, the history of development of the studios, the transmitters and receivers. Adult: 600 Ft; senior, student: 300 Ft.
  • 7 Diósd Heritage House (Diósdi tájház), Béla utca 2, Diósd (Diósd, törökbálinti elágazás  88 ), +36 30 849 31 88, . Only on appointment. The exhibition shows a traditional Swabian wine cellar. Free entrance.
  • 8 Saint Gerard of Csanád Roman Catholic Church (Szent Gellért római katolikus templom), Szent István tér 3, Diósd (Diósd, Sashegyi út  88 ). Built in 1771 in Baroque style. A 18th-century statue of Saint John of Nepomuk located before Parish House.
  • 9 Beehive Stones (Kaptárkövek), Diósd (Valéria utca  13 ). Beehive stones are rock formations, often naturally conical towers, with niches or cavities carved into their sides. Three beehive stones can be found on this area. Free to visit.
  • 10 Former Quarry (Egykori kőbánya), Diósd (Valéria utca  13 ). Geological park. Free to visit.

Do[edit]

Culture[edit]

Walla Mansion in Törökbálint

Leisure[edit]

  • 3 Fortuna Beach, Dózsa György utca 164 (Ady Endre utca  172 ), +36 70 589-9091, . Jun–Aug: 09:00–19:00. Adult: 1900 Ft, children: 1400 Ft.
  • 4 Izgiroom, Torbágy utca 1 (Törökbálint, bevásárlóközpont  140 ), +36 70 327-7883, . M–F 10:30–20:00, Sa Su 09:00–20:00. Escape game. 9990–11990 Ft per room.
  • 5 Patriots Paintball, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 73 (Jókai Mór utca  173 ), +36 70 948-8113, . Paintball: 5500–10000 Ft per person for four hours; airsoft: 5000–9900 Ft per person; lasertag: 3500 Ft per person for two hours.
  • 6 War Game Cave (Harcijáték Barlang), Margaréta utca (Márta utca  88 ), +36 70 424-7012, . Lasertag: 3100 Ft per person for one hour; paintball: 4000–10000 Ft per person for four hours; airsoft: 2000 Ft per person for four hours.

Sport[edit]

  • 7 Arëna Törökbálint, Torbágy utca 1 (Törökbálint, bevásárlóközpont  140 ), +36 20 505-9524, . M–F 06:30–23:00, Sa Su 07:30–20:00. Table tennis: 2000 Ft per hour, football field: 12000 Ft per hour.
  • 8 Hosszúrét Horse Manor (Hosszúréti Lovas Major), Hosszúrét tanya (2.5 km walk from Hosszúrét utca  140 ), +36 30 684-9277, . Tu–Sa 12:00–20:00. Trail riding. 7500 Ft / 90 mins.
  • 9 Lake of Törökbálint (Törökbálinti-tó) (1 km walk from Törökbálint vasútállomás  173 ), +36 70 366-1100. Artificial lake with fishing possibilities.
  • 10 SportPark Törökbálint, Sporpark utca 2 (Deák Ferenc utca  173 ), +36 70 393 3333. 07:00–20:00. Tennis courts. 1000–1500 Ft per hour.
  • 11 Törökbálint Sports Center (Törökbálint Sportközpont), Óvoda utca 6 (Törökbálint Sportközpont  140 ), +36 23 222-360, . M–Sa 06:00–21:00, Su 06:00–18:00. Services: swimming pool, squash, gym, aerobic, wellness, tennis, football. Swimming pool for adult: 1500 Ft; for student: 1100 Ft; for senior, children: 900 Ft; squash court: 2500–4000 Ft per hour; tennis court: 2800 Ft per hour; football field: 11000 Ft per hour.
  • 12 Diósd Tennis Club, Pacsirta utca 29, Diósd (Pacsirta utca  13 ), +36 30 563-4119, . 08:00–20:00. 2800–3300 Ft.

Events[edit]

View of Törökbálint from the observation tower on Anna Hill

Buy[edit]

  • 1 Auchan Törökbálint, Torbágy utca 1 (Törökbálint, bevásárlóközpont  140 ), toll-free: +36 80 109-010. M–Sa 06:00–21:00, Su 08:00–20:00. Hypermarket. Services: food bar, pharmacy, drug store, hair salon.
  • 2 Tesco Expressz, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky utca 67 (Deák Ferenc utca  173 ), . M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 08:00–16:00. Supermarket.
  • 3 Interspar, Balatoni út 2/a, Diósd (Diósd, Sashegyi út  88 ), +36 20 823-8346, . M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 08:30–19:30. Hypermarket.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 2100 Ft
Mid-range 2100–2400 Ft
Splurge Over 2400 Ft

Budget[edit]

  • 1 Pizza Café, Bajcsy Zsilinszky utca 29 (Deák Ferenc utca  173 ), +36 23 333-600, . 11:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1700 Ft, pizza: 1590 Ft.
  • 2 Tópark Restaurant and Pizzeria, Tópark utca 2 (Törökbálint vasútállomás  173 ), +36 23 952-109. M–Th 12:00–21:00, F 12:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria. 1650 Ft, pizza: 1550 Ft, hamburger: 1650 Ft, lunch menu: 1100 Ft.
  • 3 Faház Büfé, Liszt Ferenc utca 1, Diósd (Gyár utca  13 ), +36 30 963-5162, . M–F 08:00–15:00. Food bar. 1290 Ft.
  • 4 Giga Burger Station, Balatoni út 6, Diósd (Diósd, törökbálinti elágazás  88 ), +36 30 734-2804, . M–Th 11:00–21:00, F Sa 11:00–22:00. Fast food bar. Hamburger: 1290 Ft.
  • 5 Pizza SOS, Sashegyi út 10, Diósd (Diósd, Sashegyi út  88 ), +36 30 739-3939. 11:00–21:00. Pizzeria. 1680 Ft, pizza: 1690 Ft, lunch menu: 1190 Ft.

Mid-range[edit]

Diósd Heritage House
  • 6 Bálinti Grill Faló, Munkácsy Mihály utca 21 (Munkácsy Mihály utca (hősi emlékmű)  172 ), +36 23 330-663, . M–F 09:00–18:45. Fast food bar. 1950 Ft, hamburger: 840 Ft.
  • 7 Tubi Food Bar, Bajcsy Zsilinszky utca 55 (Deák Ferenc utca  173 ), +36 23 334-074, . M–F 09:00–18:00, Sa 10:00–16:00. Food bar. 1880 Ft.
  • 8 Halsütő, Balatoni út 22, Diósd (Gyár utca  13 ), +36 20 927-1887. W–Sa 11:00–20:00, Su 11:00-18:00. Food bar where you can eat fish like hake, carp, trout. 1850 Ft.
  • 9 Il Gusto, Szent István tér 7, Diósd (Diósd, Sashegyi út  88 ), +36 30 905-9768. M–Th 10:00–23:00, F Sa 10:00–00:00, Su 10:00–22:00. Italian restaurant and pizzeria. 1970 Ft, pizza: 1870 Ft.
  • 10 Johnny's Bistro, Szent István tér 7, Diósd (Diósd, Sashegyi út  88 ), +36 20 292-1122, . M–Th 11:30–21:00, F 11:30–22:00, Sa 11:00–22:00, Su 11:00–21:00. Authentic American restaurant selling burgers, Mexican food, shakes, salads and beer. Reservation required. 2390 Ft, hamburger: 1190 Ft.
  • 11 Pistacia, Balatoni út 28, Diósd (Gyár utca  13 ), +36 70 356-1713. Tu–Sa 10:00–22:00, Su 10:00–21:00. Traditional pizzeria and pasta bar. 1700 Ft, pizza: 1980 Ft.
  • 12 Varázsterasz, Gyár utca 40, Diósd (Gyár utca  13 ), +36 70 222-2225, . M–F 10:00–21:00, Sa 11:30–21:00, Su 11:30–19:00. Gluten and milk free cafe and restaurant. 1880 Ft, pizza: 1990 Ft, hamburger: 1890 Ft, lunch menu: 1290 Ft.

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Saint Gerard Church on Szent István tér, Diósd

Pubs[edit]

  • 8 Harangláb Pub, Kazinczy Ferenc utca 1 (Harangláb  172 ), +36 70 427-1654, . M–Th 06:00–22:00, F 06:00–23:00, Sa 07:00–23:00, Su 07:00–02:00.
  • 9 Robur Pub, Gyár utca 1, Diósd (Gyár utca  13 ), +36 30 657-3372. M–W 12:00–22:00, Th 12:00–00:00, F Sa 10:00–00:00, Su 10:00–22:00.

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 11000 Ft
Mid-range 11000–14000 Ft
Splurge Over 14000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

The former quarry of Diósd, now a geological park
  • 6 Ági Apartment, Téglagyár utca 7 (Jókai Mór utca  173 ), +36 20 545-6789. Check-in: 13:00, check-out: 11:00. Apartment for two persons: 16000 Ft.
  • 7 Oekotel Tópark Hotel, Tópark utca 2 (Törökbálint vasútállomás  173 ), +36 23 500-515, fax: +36 23 500-514, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. 83 rooms. Single room: 13830 Ft, double room: 17780 Ft.
  • 8 Villamaxx, Ráczug tanya (Hosszúrét utca  140 ), +36 30 407-6606, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 10:00. 5 apartments. Apartment for two persons: 21467 Ft.

Connect[edit]

Törökbálint's postal code is H-2045, and its telephone area code is 23.

  • 1 Törökbálint Post Office, Baross utca 36 (Nyár utca  173 ), +36 23 335-657, . M W Th 08:00–17:00, Tu Fr 08:00–18:00, Sa 09:00–12:00.
  • 2 Diósd Post Office, Ifjúság út 3, Diósd (Diósd, Sashegyi út  88 ), +36 23 381-038, . M–F 08:00–18:00.

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