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Zalalövő is a town in Zala County in the valley of Zala river.


The Roman legions created a military camp on the northern shore of the Zala river at the beginning of the 1st century. Around the camp a village-like settlement founded. In 124, Emperor Hadrian gave town status for the settlement, and called as Municipium Aelium Salla. However, in the middle of the 2nd century the invading Germanic tribes destroyed the settlement.

According to a 13th-century document, royal archers lived here. Zalalövő was elevated to town status in 2000.

This article includes travel-related information not only for Zalalövő, but also for the surrounding rural areas.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

Direct trains are available once a day from Budapest-Déli pályaudvar via Székesfehérvár, Veszprém and Zalaegerszeg. The journey takes 4 hours and costs 4840 Ft.

Other direct connections are:

  • Toward east: Zalaegerszeg seven times a day. The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs 465 Ft.
  • Toward west: Őriszentpéter seven times a day. The journey takes about 15 minutes and costs 310 Ft. There are direct international trains via Bajánsenye to Hodoš (Slovenia) four times a day, and to Ljubljana once a day.

1 Zalalövő Train Station, Táncsics Mihály utca 10, +36 1 349-4949, . There is no ticket office, tickets can be purchased on the train. The train station is just 700 m away from the center. Zalalövő railway station (Q21876833) on Wikidata

By bus[edit]

Frequent buses are available from Zalaegerszeg. The journey takes about 30 minutes and costs 465 Ft. From Budapest-Népliget, you have to transfer in Zalaegerszeg. The whole journey from Budapest takes 4 hours and costs 4770 Ft.

Get around[edit]

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


Heritage Museum in Zalalövő
Saint Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church

In Zalalövő:

  • 1 All Saints Roman Catholic Chapel (Mindenszentek római katolikus kápolna), Petőfi Sándor utca 100. Built in 1743 in Baroque style.
  • 2 Borosán Valley and Holy Well (Borosán-völgy és Szentkút).
  • 3 John of Nepomuk Sculpture (Nepomuki Szent János-szobor), Kolozsvári utca 4. Built in 1810 in late Baroque style.
  • 4 Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church (Szent Anna római katolikus templom), Kossuth Lajos utca 66, Zalapataka. Built in 1753 in Baroque style.
  • 5 Saint Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church (Szent László király római katolikus templom), Szabadság tér. Built in 1925.
  • 6 Salla Museum (Salla Múzeum), Kossuth Lajos utca 3, +36 92 371-004. May–Oct Tu–F Su 09:00–12:00 13:00–16:00 on appointment. Archaeological site and exhibition about the Roman age of Zala County. Adult: 500 Ft; senior, student: 250 Ft.
  • 7 Zalalövő Heritage Museum (Zalalövői tájház), Petőfi Sándor utca 35, +36 92 371-004. May–Oct Tu–F Su 09:00–12:00 13:00–16:00 on appointment. Peasant house with thatched roof. Built in the middle of the 19th century. Adult: 300 Ft; senior, student: 150 Ft.

In Bagod:

  • 8 Saint Paul Chapel (Szent Pál-kápolna), Rákóczi Ferenc utca, Szentpál, Bagod. Built around 1260 as round church, rebuilt and extended with a nave and a tower in 1755.

In Böde:

  • 9 Saint Michael Archangel Roman Catholic Church (Szent Mihály arkangyal római katolikus templom), Zalaszentmihályfa, Böde. Interior fittings: 1970s. The church was founded around 1220, destroyed churches have been restored around 1750, the shrine was rebuilt. Sacristy was built in the 19th century. In 1923 it was improved and redesigned. Saint Michael Church in Zalaszentmihályfa (Q1253424) on Wikidata

In Kávás:

  • 10 Kávás Heritage Museum (Kávási tájházak), Temető utca 11–13, Kávás. Built in the 19th century.

In Vaspör:

  • 11 Roman Catholic Church (római katolikus templom), Pusztacsatár, Vaspör. Built in 1736 in Baroque style. It's a place of pilgrimage.

In Zalaháshágy:

  • 12 Trinity Roman Catholic Church (Szentháromság római katolikus templom), Petőfi Sándor utca 7, Zalaháshágy. Built in the 12th century, and rebuilt in 1860 in Baroque style.

In Zalaszentgyörgy:

  • 13 Saint George Roman Catholic Church (Szent György római katolikus templom), Zalaszentgyörgy. Built in Romanesque style in the 13th century, and rebuilt in the 14th century in gothic style, and rebuilt again in 1756 in Baroque style.


  • 1 Lake Borostyán (Borostyán-tó). Lake with beach and sports, fishing possibilities.
  • 2 Salla Community Center, Szabadság tér 2, +36 92 371-004, . M W Th 08:00-12:00 13:00-19:00, Tu 08:00-12:00 13:00-16:00, F 08:00-12:00 13:00-21:00.
  • 3 Lake Kustánszeg (Kustánszegi-tó), Kustánszeg. Artifical lake with beach and sports, fishing possibilities.
  • 4 Pro Equus Horse Park (Pro Equus Lovaspark), Szent Erzsébet utca 61, Bagod, +36 20 988-9863, fax: +36 92 460-626, . Lunge, riding training, trail riding, jump training, riding-tour. Riding training: 4500 Ft, single room: 7000 Ft, double room: 9500 Ft.
  • 5 Zabolázó Horse Yard (Zabolázó Lovasudvar), Fő utca 40, Hottó, +36 30 208-4445, . Lunge, riding training, trail riding. Riding training: 3000 Ft.


Salla Museum
Saint Paul Chapel in Bagod

Official events:

  • Day of Zalalövő Town (Zalalövő város napja). In July.
  • Days of Zala Cultural and Equestrian Festival (Zala Menti Napok Kulturális és Lovas Fesztivál). In August.
  • Farewell of Pataka Hill (Pataka hegyi búcsú). On August 20.
  • Stum Festival of Zala (Zalai Murcifesztivál). In September.


  • 1 Coop ABC, Kossuth Lajos utca 6, +36 92 571-035. M 05:45–18:00, Tu–Th 05:45–18:30, F 05:45–19:00, Sa 05:45–16:00.
  • 2 Fezo ABC, Szabadság tér 8. M–F 05:30–19:00, Sa 06:00–13:00, Su 07:00–12:00.
  • 3 Jóár, Kossuth Lajos utca 8, +36 92 310-426, . M–Sa 07:00–18:00, Su 07:00–12:00.


In Zalalövő:

In the surroundings:

  • 4 Alsó Club and Pizzeria, Kossuth utca 76, Gellénháza, +36 30 214-8284. M–Th Su 11:00–22:00, F–Sa 11:00–23:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar. 1350 Ft, pizza: 1500 Ft, hamburger: 650 Ft.
  • 5 Fakopács Pizzeria, Petőfi Sándor utca 40, Teskánd, +36 30 523-3277. M–Th 11:00–22:00, F–Sa 11:00–23:00, Su 15:00–22:00. Pizzeria and fast food bar with some traditional food. 1400 Ft, pizza: 1230 Ft, hamburger: 650 Ft.
  • 6 Három Fenyő Restaurant, Olajbányász körút 2, Gellénháza, +36 70 424-1913. M–Sa 06:00–22:00, Su 07:00–22:00. Traditional restaurant with local cuisine. Lunch menu: 700 Ft.
  • 7 Silvestro Pizzeria, Kossuth Lajos utca 28, Gutorfölde, +36 30 992 0439. M–Th 15:00–22:00, F–Sa 12:00–22:00, Su 13:00–21:00. Pizzeria. Pizza: 1300 Ft.
  • 8 Válicka Restaurant, Válicka utca 2, Bak, . M–Th 07:00–21:00, F 07:00–22:00, Sa 09:00–22:00, Su 09:00–21:00. Traditional restaurant and pizzeria with local cuisine and with specialties like prósza and deer stew with dödölle. 1450 Ft, pizza: 1250 Ft, hamburger: 600 Ft.


In Zalalövő:

  • 1 Romantik Cafe, Szabadság tér 8. 06:00–21:00.
  • 2 Rózsakert Presszó, Szabadság tér 12, +36 30 658-1116. M–Th 05:00–22:00, F–Sa 05:00–01:00, Su 06:00–22:00.

In the surroundings:

  • 3 Katica Presszó, Dalos utca 1, Becsvölgye, +36 30 413-7798, . M–Th 08:00–12:00 15:00–20:00, F 08:00–12:00 15:00–22:00, Sa 08:00–12:00 15:00–21:00, Su 08:00–11:00 15:00–20:00.
  • 4 Koktél Presszó, Petőfi Sándor utca 48, Zalatárnok. M–Sa 07:00–22:00, Su 08:00–22:00.
  • 5 Tölgyfa Presszó, Kossuth Lajos utca 58, Zalaszentgyörgy, +36 30 359 5348. M–Th 05:30–21:00, F–Sa 05:30–23:00, Su 06:00–21:00.


This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under 9500 Ft
Mid-range 9500–11500 Ft
Splurge Over 11500 Ft


In the surroundings:


Saint Michael Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Zalaszentmihályfa
Heritage Museum in Kávás

In Zalalövő:

In the surroundings:


In the surroundings:


Zalalövő's postal code is H-8999, and its telephone area code is 92.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Zalalövő
LjubljanaŐriszentpéter  W Railway Line 25 E  ZalaegerszegBudapest
Ends at Motorway M1Körmend  N Main Road 86 S  → Junction Main Road 75Becomes Expressway H7

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