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Verőce

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Verőce (previously Nógrádverőce, German: Werowitz, Slovak: Verovce) is a village in the Danube Bend region.

Understand[edit]

Its name was first mentioned in a diploma between 1444 and 1460. The settlement was one of the ancient estates of the bishopric of Vác. After the Turkish occupation, the village was rebuilt by Hungarians, Slavs and Germans who returned from Upper Hungary.

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 half an hour and costs 840 Ft. Other direct connections are:

1 Verőce Train Station, Maros út 1, +36 1 349-4949, . 06:00–17:25. Verőce railway station (Q21866915) on Wikidata

By boat[edit]

Boats are available between May 1–Aug 30 daily except on Mondays and between Aug 31–Sep 27 on Saturdays from Verőce to Budapest and Esztergom.

2 Verőce Port, +36 1 484-4013, . Scheduled boating: 760–2920 Ft (depending on distance).

Get around[edit]

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

By narrow-gauge train[edit]

Mk48 diesel locomotive in Kismaros

Királyrét Forest Railway (Királyréti Erdei Vasút) operates narrow-gauge trains between Kismaros and Királyrét. It was the oldest forest railway in the Börzsöny mountain range. The trains are operated between April 1 and September 31 on every days, and between November 1 and March 31 on Saturdays and Sundays. The ticket costs for adult: 500–900 Ft; for senior, student: 400–500 Ft (depending on the distance).

  • 3 Kismaros narrow-gauge railway station, +36 20 852-4512, . Ticket office: Sa Su 08:30–18:00.
  • 4 Királyrét narrow-gauge railway station.

See[edit]

In Verőce:

  • 1 Gorka Ceramic Exhibition (Gorka Kerámia Kiállítás), Szamos utca 22, +36 27 350-033, . Closed due to reconstruction. Géza Gorka, the famous ceramic artist settled in Verőce; his former house and yard is a museum.
  • 2 Migazzi Mansion (Migazzi-kastély), Migazzi utca 1. Built in 1769 by count Bishop Kristóf Migazzi of Italian origin. The Baroque building was designed by Isidore Canevale, a French architect. The building was converted to Classicist style in the early 1800s. (Q20439356) on Wikidata
  • 3 Saint Andrew Roman Catholic Church (Szent András római katolikus templom), Lugosi utca. Built in 1736 in Baroque style.
  • 4 Reformed Church (Református templom), Rákóczi út 41. Built in 1785 in Zopf style.
  • 5 Ruins of Roman Watchtower (Római őrtorony maradványai). Ruins of a Roman-age beachhead, castellum.
Part of the riverside retaining walls at the Danube, Verőce

In Kismaros:

  • 6 Kismaros Swabian Museum (Kismarosi Sváb Muzeális Gyűjtemény), Kossuth Lajos út 21, Kismaros, +36 20 923-4714, . Mar 15–Nov 15: W 09:00–13:00, F 14:00–18:00, Su 08:30–12:30. Museum for local historical collection, shows the life in the village, with photos, religious objects, long-standing tools of the village farming and viniculture of the Swabians. The exhibition comprises the history of Kismaros beginning from those ethnic German settlers who arrived in the first half of the 18th century until now. In the museum the visitors can listen to old Ethnic German religious and secular songs, costums and traditions. Free entrance.
  • 7 Radio Museum (Rádiómúzeum), Kossuth Lajos út 43, Kismaros, +36 30 245-9118, . Closed due to reconstruction.
  • 8 Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom), Dózsa György utca. Built in 1827, the one-nave, Classicist, front towered church. Inside, the main highlight are two 17th-century Baroque sculpture: Zakariás and Elisabeth.
  • 9 Monastery of House of Our Lady of Sisters of the Cistercian (Ciszterci Nővérek Boldogasszony Háza Monostor), Szuttai dűlő, Kismaros, +36 27 583-055, . Modern style, founded in 1987.
Gorka Ceramic Exhibition in Verőce

In Szokolya:

  • 10 Lynx House Visitor Center (Hiúz Ház Látogatóközpont), Királyrét, Szokolya, +36 27 585-625, . F 09:00–15:00, Sa Su 09:30–16:00. Here you can find "The inhabitants of the Börzsöny" exhibition, which presents the nature values of Börzsöny. Adult: 700 Ft; senior, student: 500 Ft.
  • 11 Királyrét Excursion Center (Királyréti Kirándulóközpont), Királyrét 7, Szokolya, +36 27 375-062, . 10:00–16:00. The exhibition presents the geological and landscape usage history of Királyrét. Adult: 500 Ft; children: 300 Ft.
  • 12 Királyrét Nature Trail (Királyréti tanösvény), Királyrét, Szokolya, +36 27 585-625, . There is a 2.9 km long nature trail, where you can learn about the forest and lake wildlife, the history of narrow-gauge railways and iron mining. Free to visit.
  • 13 Ádám Mányoki and János Viski Painter Memorial Room (Mányoki Ádám és Viski János festő emlékszobája), Fő utca 83/a, Szokolya. M–Th 08:30–15:30, F 08:30–12:00.
  • 14 Reformed Church (Református templom), Mányoki Ádám utca 7, Szokolya. Built in 1858 in Classicist style.
  • 15 Nagy-Hideg Mountain (Nagy-Hideg-hegy). Third largest mountain in Börzsöny mountain range, 864m a.s.l. (Q1213908) on Wikidata

Do[edit]

Migazzi Mansion in Verőce

Buy[edit]

Kismaros
  • 1 Prima, Rákóczi út 33, +36 30 459-4023, . M–F 06:00–20:00, Sa 07:00–17:00, Su 08:00–14:00. Supermarket.
  • 2 Coop ABC, Aradi utca 18, Szokolya, +36 27 375-059. M–F 06:00–17:00, Sa 07:00–13:00, Su 07:00–11:00.
  • 3 Prima, Szokolyai út 3, Kismaros, +36 30 620-7111, . M–F 06:00–20:00, Sa 07:00–17:00, Su 08:00–14:00. Supermarket.

Eat[edit]

This page uses the following price ranges for a typical meal for one, including soft drink:
Budget Under 2200 Ft
Mid-range 2200–2700 Ft
Splurge Over 2700 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Szokolya

Splurge[edit]

Drink[edit]

Cafes[edit]

Pubs[edit]

Smithy in Kacár Rauch, Szokolya

Sleep[edit]

This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 11000 Ft
Mid-range 11000–17000 Ft
Splurge Over 17000 Ft

Budget[edit]

Mid-range[edit]

Splurge[edit]

View from Nagy-Hideg Mountain

Connect[edit]

Verőce's postal code is H-2621, and its telephone area code is 27.

  • 1 Verőce Post Office, Árpád út 23, +36 27 350-007, . M 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.

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