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Veszprém county is in Central Transdanubia region of Hungary.


Map of Veszprém County

  1 Veszprém (Herend)
One of the oldest cities of Hungary.
  2 Pápa
Historical town.
  3 Ajka Ajka on Wikipedia
  4 Várpalota Várpalota on Wikipedia (Berhida)
  5 Zirc Zirc on Wikipedia
  6 Sümeg
  7 Devecser Devecser on Wikipedia

Tapolca, Balatonfüred and Balatonalmádi are described in the Lake Balaton article.

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  • 1 Csesznek. Castle remains, (1400's)
  • 2 [formerly dead link] Doba (NW 23 km from Ajka, take a bus). Castle of Somló (Somlói vár), - Erdődy Castle (1839, built in neoclassical style; today medical establishment), - Arboretum (a part of the Castle Park)
  • 3 Döbrönte (German: Dewerenten) (S 14 km of Pápa, take a bus). Castle Szarvaskő, - Sorrowful Virgin Parish Church ( built by the Somogyi family in 1815, designed by Charles Moreau, the architect of the Viennese József Kornhausel.) To Do: The village is surrounded by Bakony Mountain, nice tours, take a comfortable walk to the Ödön Source. To Stay: only Pajtás Apartments (Address: Fő utca 57, near to Castle, Tel: 30/366-0010, 30/632-4273, 89/351-072, after 18:00, Prices: Ft 2500-3000/person/night, 2014)
Porcelain of Herend
  • 4 Herend (German: Herrendorf) (NW-W 15 km from Veszprém). Herend porcelain manufactory [formerly dead link] and mini-museum (Kossuth Lajos u. 140., Open=Summer (Apr 14-Oct 25), daily 09:00-16:30; Winter (Oct 27-Apr 11) Tu-Sa 9-15:30;price=Minimanufactory and Museum Adults/seniors/students/family (2 adults, 2 children): Ft 1700/1400/600/3600; only the museum: adult Ft  500, retired/students Ft 200). Other sight: Roman Catholic Church with porcelain window.
  • 5 Kamond (West 15 km to Devecser). Park, Roman Catholic Church of Nagykamond, Lutheran Church of Kiskamond, former mansion of Dr Karoly Magyar. ePoint ( Kossuth u. 28. Open: M W Th 15:00 - 19:00, Tu F 08:00 - 12:00, Sa: 14:00 - 18:00 Su: closed. Free services: Internet használat, scanning, VoIP call service)
  • 6 Nagygyimót aircraft graveyard. A few dozen decommissioned fighter aircrafts parked in the grass, unsupervised
  • 7 Öskü (between Várpalota (8 km) and Veszprém 15 km). Round church (built in the 11th century based on a Roman guard tower. Roman Catholic church (late-Classical temple, 1843-47, by Count István Zichy). Lutheran church (1785-1786). Late Gothic Wall remains (on the Castle). Remains of a Roman Dam (north side of the Hwy #8).
Castle and Great Church of Pápa
Maulberthsch frescoes of the Catholic Great Church of Pápa
Mt. Somlo Protected area
  • 8 Somlóvásárhely (W 10 km from Ajka take a bus or a train). Petofi Lookout on Somlo Mount. Ruins of Somló Castle (15th-16th centuries) - One of the best wine of the Veszprém County growing. Stay: Somló Hotel [dead link] or in the Turist Guesthouse near to Castle. Three chapel can be find in the village St. Margaret's Chapel ('Szent Margit-kápolna'; on south side of the mount of Somlo, 15th-century Gothic style, rebuilt in the 18th century); St. Martin's Chapel ('Szent Márton-kápolna', built in the 13th century, in Romanesque style and rebuilt in the late Baroque style in the 18th century); St. Helena's Chapel ('Szent Ilona-kápolna', Located: in the outskirts of Somlójenő settlement on the south west side of the mount of Somlo). There are almost 30 Wineries, visit the showroom of the high tech Distillery and tasting some spirit from local fruits. Take a walking tour to the Somló Protected area.
Castle ruin of Sümeg
  • 9 [dead link] Várpalota (East of Veszprém). - Lutheran church (Thury György tér 1.Phone: +36 (20) 8243478,; Museum of Chemistry (Magyar Vegyészeti Múzeum, Thury Castle, Phone: +36 (88) 575670, —; Zichy Castle, Trianon Museum (Gróf Apponyi Albert liget 1., Phone: +36 (30) 6467089, The library-room with its wooden cover and its frescos recalling mythological ages, is a regular place of cultural events. Italso includes the Zichy-Chapel and the altar carved from sandstone in the Catholic cemetery. Among the graves are the memorial of militiaman martyrs of the Hungarian Revolution and War of Independence (1848) belonging to the earl's family. Ruins of the Castle of Bátorkő-Pusztapalota (Bátorkő-Pusztapalota várának romjai); Gyula Nagy Gallery (Nagy Gyula Galéria); Wind farm of Inota (Inotai szélerőmű);- Evangelical Church (Evangélikus templom); Reformed Church (Református templom)Baroque Reformed church with its irregularly arched western façade. It was built on the walls of the former Hussar Castle. It houses the memorial plaque of Mária Molnár. Zichy Chapel (Zichy-kápolna) part of the Zichy Castle; Chapel of St. Donat (Szent Donát-kápolna); Community Center (Jó Szerencsét Művelődési Központ); Sára Fodor's Country House (Fodor Sára Tájház); Szabo's sand mining (Szabó-féle homokbánya); - Roman tumuli of Inota (Inotai római-kori halomsírok); Church of Inota (Inotai templom); Cultural Centre (Béke Művelődési Ház); Roman Catholic Church (Római katolikus templom) Romanesque and early-Gothic frescosin a particularly good condition. One of the World War I memorials erected in those days and destroyed in the tempests of the history can be found here. Jó Szerencsét (Good Luck) Community Centre, which houses four large-sized Gobelin works of Noémi Ferenczy. Ethnographic collection and Skansen, (Jókai utca 15., Phone: +36 88 472305); Catholic Church of Holy Virgin, (Szabadság tér, Phone: +36 (88) 372859); Nagy Gyula Gallery, (Szent István utca 3., Phone: +36 (88) 472305, was converted from a synagogue, The one-man exhibition of Frigyes Matzon, one of the significant representatives of constructivism can be visited here; Thury Castle (Várpalotai vár), Hunyadi Mátyás tér 1. Phone: +36 (88) 371299,, It is home to the Museum of Chemistry, and the collection of the memories of coal mining. Concerts and theatre performances are held there every summer); Museum of Mining History, Thury Vár, Phone: +36 88 371299,
  • 10 Zirc (North 2 km of Veszprém take a train toward Győr). Abbey with two museums and the visitable beautiful Reguly Antal Library, Arboretum. Good place for a base to exploring the area, some nice walking, biking tour depart from here. Visit the Balaton Upland National Park.


  • Knuckle and Wine Festival of Pápa (Pápai Csülök Cicege és Borfesztivál) ,
  • New Wine Festival of St. Martin's Day (Szt. Márton Napi Újbor Ünnepe) - Nov 7-11;
  • Candlelight Advent (Gyertyafényes Advent - Pápa) - Nov 30-Dec 21;
  • Toy Festival (Pápai Játékfesztivál).
  • City Sports Hall (Városi Sportcsarnok, Várkert út 4. Tel.:+36 89 510-301, open 08:00-22:00),
  • Theater Building of Jókai Mór the Culture and Recreation Centre (Jókai Mór Művelődési és Szabadidő Központ Színházépülete, Erzsébet liget 1., Tel./Fax +36 89 313-905, 324-242, 320-274, Mobile:+36 30 845-53-93, E-mail:, open: 07:00-22:00).


  • Arany Griff Hotel ( Fő tér 15., Tel : 89 312-000, Fax: 89 312-005, E-mail:, Web: [dead link])
  • Caesar Pension, (Kossuth Lajos utca 32., Phone: +36 (89) 320320, fax: +36 (89) 320640,; [dead link]
  • Edvy Mill Inn Baroque Mansion ( Gyimóti út 91., Phone: +36 (­3) 0­6414092, fax: +36 (89) 778815, —;
  • Erkel Pension (Somlai utca 69.,Phone: +36 (89) 315045, fax: +36 (89) 315045,,
  • Esterházy Open Air School, Szent István út 28, Phone: +36 (89) 513200, fax: +36 89 513211,;
  • Happy Day Pension (Határ u. 30., Phone: +36 (30) 6035174, fax: +36 (89) 778887,;
  • Hársfavirág Restaurant and Guesthouse , Vasvári Pál utca 16., Phone: +36 (20) 9150211, fax: +36 (89) 311301,;
  • Hotel Villa Classica ( Bástya utca 1., Phone: +36 (89) 512200 , fax: +36 (89) 512201,,; [dead link]
  • Muskátli Guesthouse, Fütőház u. 2/B, Phone: +36 (20) 9780539,;
  • Napsugár Apartment (Bocsor utca 109., Phone: +36 (30) 9399308,;
  • Pápai Kóter Tourist Hostel ( Komáromi út 14., Phone: +36 89 318798, fax: +36 89 318798,;
  • Paula Asszony Guesthouse (Pápa - Borsosgyőr, Nyárfa utca 11., Phone: +36 (30) 5693162,;
  • Romantik Guesthouse (Szent László u. 13-15., Phone: +36 (30) 9465277,;
  • Thermal Camping (Várkert utca 7., Phone: +36 (89) 320735, fax: +36 (89) 320735,;
  • Viktória Restaurant and Pension (Vízmű u. 7/c, Phone: +36 (89) 314442, fax: +36 (89) 510474,;
  • Zsófia Guesthouse, Veszprémi út 57., Phone: +36 (20) 9374551, fax: +36 (89) 777089).



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