Szarvas – Water Theater
Szarvas is located in the Great Hungarian Plain upon the Körös River, 170 km (106 mi) southeast from Budapest. Highways 44 and 443, and the Mezőtúr-Orosháza-Mezőhegyes railway line also cross the town. The geographic centre of Hungary was near Szarvas before the Treaty of Trianon; a memorial in a windmill shape now marks that location in a park on a bank of the Körös River across from the Arboretum.
Water Theater is an open-air theatre by the River Körös in the town of Szarvas. This unique architectural wonder was set up in the heart of Central Europe, at the gate of Békés County in the year of 2011.
Camera position: Water Theater
Festetics Palace – Keszthely
Keszthely – Festetics Palace
The Festetics Palace in Keszthely is the third Hungarian palace in size, while it is the most popular with visitors. It functions as a museum and an events centre. The building is surrounded by a nature reserve park. The sights in the park include trees that are hundreds of years old, colourful flowerbeds, fountains, statues – among them the full-figure bronze statue of George Festetics I –, the garden pond and the fountain decorated with lions. The palm house and the former coach house with the coach exhibition can be found in the park, while the new building of the hunting exhibition and the historical model railway exhibition is opposite the back gate of the park.
Zirc – Abbey
Zirc is located in the heart of Bakony, our country’s highest town. The main attractions: Zirc Cistercian Abbey Visitor Centre, Zirc Botanic Garden, National Széchenyi Library Cistercian Historical Library, Reguly Antal Museum and Folk Art Workshop, Bakonyi Museum of Natural Sciences Museum of Natural History. The picturesque surroundings offer many opportunities for hiking, trips.
Camera position: Zirc cistercian Abbey
Open air ethnographic museums were established at the end of the 19th century owing to various factors. On the one hand, in accordance with the scientific progress branches of museology continually developed and differentiated. A demand for creating an ethnographic museum which is suitable to demonstrate folk life in a most complex way, furnishings and farming equipment included arose. On the other hand, the capitalist economy reaching its developed stage since the second half of the 19th century resulted in an intensive urbanisation and modernisation from the north-west to the east of Europe, as a consequence of which the existing pieces of peasant architecture began sinking into decay at an alarming speed. Preservation of monuments of folk architecture became imperative. For accomplishing this dual task “skanzens” have proved to be exceptionally appropriate.
Camera position: Skanzen
Visegrád – Citadel
Visegrád is a city where time had woven nature’s beauty into human creation; where the past millennium lives alongside the present. In the most gorgeous part of the Danube Bend, with exciting activities and experiences never to be forgotten, the castle town of Visegrád awaits you.
The upper fortification system built by Béla IV, the Citadel, was constructed in the 1250s. The Holy Crown was housed in the old castle tower from 1323 until the Ottoman subjection. The castle, which was the primary location of the 1335 Congress of Visegrád, had been expanded and embellished in the times of Sigismund of Luxemburg and Matthias Corvinus. By the end of the Ottoman subjection, the stronghold, shot to ruin in multiple sieges, had lost its military significance. Its restoration is in progress to this day.
Camera position: Visegrád Castle
The Zsolnay Quarter might just be the most beautiful gem of Pécs. One of the most important developments that took place as part of the European Capital of Culture programme was the renovation of the listed Zsolnay factory buildings, which had become dilapidated and for the most part unused.
Various cultural and educational organisations have been relocated here, creating an active Cultural Quarter and recreational area. The Zsolnay Quarter receives several hundreds of thousands of visitors over an almost five-hectare area supplied with an informative visitors’ centre, a parking lot, academic community spaces and a vibrating cultural life.
The building of the Art Faculty of Pécs and its library, located in an old kiln, are both spectacular pieces of architecture. The Street of Artisans’ Shops includes a handicrafts shop, a live candy manufacture, a chocholate store, a café and a restaurant.
37 Zsolnay Vilmos str. Pécs 7630 Telephone: +36 72 500 350