Download GPX file for this article
46.9118.08Map mag.png

Transdanubia

From Wikivoyage
Europe > Central Europe > Hungary > Transdanubia
Jump to: navigation, search

Transdanubia (Hungarian: Dunántúl Roman: Pannonia) lies west of the Danube River in western Hungary.

Regions[edit]

Cities[edit]

  • 1 Bikal. There is a Castle Hotel
  • 2 Esztergom. The first capital, the seat of Constitutional Court and the Roman Catholic Church of Hungary, home of the biggest church in Central Europe
  • 3 Győr. There are many cafés, restaurants, boutiques, and night clubs in its lovely baroque city center
  • 4 Harkány. Small spa town on the Croatian border, famous for its waters rich in sulphur
  • 5 Kőszeg. A historic town on the Austrian border
  • 6 Mosonmagyaróvár. A thermal spa and destistry town
  • 7 Nagykanizsa.
  • 8 Pápa. One of the centres of the Reformed faith in Transdanubia, with numerous ecclesiastical heritage sites and museums
  • 9 Pécs. A pleasant cultural centre and university town
  • 10 Sopron. A bilingual town on the Austrian border
  • 11 Szekszárd.
  • 12 Székesfehérvár.
  • 13 Szombathely. Former Roman colony, Centre of Western Danubia and county Vas
  • 14 Veszprém. One of the oldest cities of Hungary

Other destinations[edit]

Fertő Lake, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Fertő-Hanság National Park - Fertő Lake a cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Írottkő Nature Park
  • 1 Lake Balaton.
  • Őrségi National Park
  • Transdanubian Mountains, Bakony - Balaton Uplands National Park
  • Velence Lake - Agard most important resorts of the lake, a vibrant fishing and rowing center (sailing, kayaking, canoeing).

Understand[edit]

Transdanubia covers much of the ancient Roman province of Pannonia, which also included the lands north and east of the Danube River that are in surrounding countries.

Get in[edit]

Austria[edit]

By train[edit]

Northern Transdanubia (Budapest-Tatabánya-Győr-Mosonmagyaróvár rail line) directly connected with Vienna (eight per day, 'SparSchiene' ticket from €13 (one way), 2014). Special ticket prices for direct trains toward west to Salzburg (eight per day), and Innsbruck (twice a day, RW ticket from €89 ). EURegio Spezial tickets arw valid for daily one return trip, from Monday to next Monday 09:00 any train (on the given routes). Győr-Vienna-Győr: €49.

From Sopron, Szentgotthárd], and Szombathely, trains depart to east and south Austrian destinations (Vienna, Graz (return from €39), Klagenfurt, Villach, Wiener Neustadt).

From Pécs via Nagykanizsa trains to Vienna

By bus[edit]

From Kőszeg bus depart to Oberpullendorf in Burgenland (weekly, 20 min) by Vasi Volán company. From Győr also every two hours there is a bus to Vienna.

Germany[edit]

By air[edit]

Direct flight between Liszt Ferenc Airport (BUD) in Budapest and about a dozen German cities, also a couple flights mostly charters to Heviz Airport (SOB) former FlyBalaton Airport in Sármellék. Pécs and Győr also have airports for smaller planes, used almost exclusive charter flights and private planes

By train[edit]

Northern Transdanubia, (Budapest-Tatabánya-Győr-Mosonmagyaróvár rail line,) directly connected with Munich (five per day, one of night train, one-way ticket from €29, 2014), and from Frankfurt (6 hours), via Stuttgart 'railjet' trains (weekly two, from €49, 2014) or daily more with change at Vienna.

By bus[edit]

Some bus lines pass this region: see on the homepage of Volánbusz, which is the national bus company and also the local Eurolines representation.Orangeways bus company, T.:+36 30 830-9696, offers cheap tickets between Győr and Berlin, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich.

Slovenia, Croatia[edit]

By train[edit]

  • From Nagykanizsa train departs to Zagreb in Croatia (daily, 3 hours)
  • 'Istria express', 1246/1247 take it at Székesfehérvár or Veszprém or Zalaegerszeg to Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Koper (Slovenia)
  • 'Rippl-Rónai' InterCity express, IC 204/205. Catch it at Dombóvár or at Kaposvár to Zagreb

By bus[edit]

From Pécs via Mohács to Osijek twice a week, 2 hours by Pannon Volán [dead link].

Slovakia and Czech Republic[edit]

From Győr start buses to Bratislava in Slovakia with Cseh-busz one way/return Ft 3000/5000, three per day, 1 hour and Praha in Czech Republic (one way/return Ft 6000/11000 three per day, 5½ hour, <2014>) See Volan bus company site.

Switzerland[edit]

There is a direct train connection between Győr and Zurich (twice a day).

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Do[edit]

Walking[edit]

National parks[edit]

  • 1 Danube-Drava National Park (Duna-Dráva Nemzeti Park). The national park area is 490 km² and the majority of national park sites are in the Danube and Drava floodland areas. Habitats along the Drava host more than 400 protected plants and animals.
  • 2 Őrség National Park (Őrség Nemzeti Park) (southwestern part of Vas County). Folk architecture, arboretums, castle garden, etc.

Buy[edit]

Győr-Moson-Sopron County renowned about blue-dyed fabrics

Renowned handicraft products of Győr-Moson-Sopron County:

  • Csorna's blue-dyed fabrics,
  • Dör's potter goods,
  • Hövej's lace embroideries.

Eat[edit]

The most distinctive cake in Győr County: the Rábaköz's Pretzel

  • Salami from the Csíkvarsa Meadow (Vértes area) - This produce is made from the meat of the Hungarian grey cattle. Ingredients: cleaned and carefully selected beef, bacon, paprika, salt, garlic, pepper, caraway and allspice.
  • Slices of beef with mustard in sour cream gravy ‘Csákvár’ style (Vértes area) - deboned beef steak, fat of mangalica pig, onions, cloves garlic, flour, sour cream, milk, mustard, ‘Delikát’ spice mixture, pepper, salt, thyme.

Sleep[edit]

  • Puchner Castle Hotel, Bikal (— 50 km south of Pécs). the small community of Bikal offers one of the most renowned historic Castle Hotels.

Stay safe[edit]

Go next[edit]


This region travel guide to Transdanubia is an outline and may need more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. If there are Cities and Other destinations listed, they may not all be at usable status or there may not be a valid regional structure and a "Get in" section describing all of the typical ways to get here. Please plunge forward and help it grow!