Mosonmagyaróvár is a town in Hungary that lies very close to both Austrian and Slovakian border. The name is pretty long and it seems to be hard to say, there is a reason for that since it used to be two separate cities: Magyaróvár and Moson, and they were combined in early 20th century. Moson from Slavic “muson” means “castle in the marsh” and Magyaróvár’s literal translation is “ancient Hungarian castle.” If you’re looking for something to do in the area, check out the list below.
Szigetköz is an island in the northwestern part of Hungary. In English, it’s called as “Little Rye Island” or “Little Schütt Island” and the name literally means “island alley.” It’s Hungary’s largest island, with a territory of 375 square kilometers (145 square miles). It has a natural border created by the river Danube.
One of the most interesting parts of the island is a village called Dunakiliti, which is one of the gates to the island. Its name comes from a Turkish word “kilit” that means “a key.” It’s a very small village with less than 2,000 people, but it offers spectacular sights of the landscape. There is a Roman church in the village with beautiful and colorful window panels. If you have some time and the weather is nice, it’s worth to rent a bike and go for a ride around beautiful grasslands and wetlands of Szigetköz.
Address: Darnózseli, 9232 Szigetköz, Hungary
2. Hansági Museum
The Hansági Museum will be a perfect place to go for someone interested in history, especially in archaeology. It’s one of the oldest museums in Hungary, with its 125 years of history. Today, you can see there many archaeological and anthropological exhibitions including relicts from the human cultures that appeared in the area 9,000 years ago; as well as interesting paintings and sculptures.
They also have many temporary exhibits that change from time to time. The entrance fee is 2.70 USD for an adult and 1.35 USD for a child. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m.to 5 p.m. during the summer season and from Tuesday to Sunday 2 to 6 p.m. during the winter.
Address: 9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Fő utca 19., Hungary
Website: Hansági Museum
3. Futura (Science Museum)
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Now, I’ll add another museum to the list, but not historical this time. This one will interest every science fan, including chemistry, biology, and physics. It’s actually called “Interactive Science Adventure Center,” which means that you’ll see many interesting experiments, showing and explaining the most common forces on Earth, like how earthquakes are formed or how gravity works.
The entire museum is divided into four parts: water, where you’ll understand circulation of it, creation of clouds and see models of water objects, like glaciers for example; Earth, that will show you some physical phenomena connected to the world and to the wildlife; air, where the visitors can see its transforming powers, shown by sand deserts, as well as the sound exhibit. On the last floor, we’ll see an exhibition dedicated to the fire and light. The admission is 9.60 USD for adults and 7.70 USD for children and students.
Futura (Interactive Science Adventure Center)
Address: 9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Szent István király út 142, Hungary
4. Flexum-Medicinal Spa
Are you in Mosonmagyaróvár and looking for someplace to just relax, swim in a pool (warm, hot or cold), warm up in a sauna? The “BIO” Flexum-Medicinal Spa is located in the heart of the town and is a very good choice. Its waters gush to the surface from a depth of 2,000 meters (6,600 feet), which gives it very good medicinal attributes. There are 7 pools in the center, without any chemicals added. All of them have different temperatures, so it gives opportunities for many activities, like relax, recovery or even sport. Except for the pools, there is also a “Finnish Sauna,” “Kneipp Steps,” steam bath and salt room in the Spa. The price is 12.30 USD for a day.
Address: 9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Kígyó u. 1.
Website: Flexum-Medicinal Spa
5. Varkert Cafe
If you’d like to see one of the most trendy and famous coffee shops in Mosonmagyaróvár then there it is: Verket Cafe or Castle Garden Cafe. I would say it’s not a typical coffee shop. It will be a place for you to go, no matter what your routine or day plan is.
Maybe you need a quick but delicious breakfast in the morning before a day of work or fun. Or maybe you just would like to drink good coffee sometime during the day. Or maybe you’d like to relax in the evening, after a busy day with a glass of fine wine.
All of those reasons will be good reasons to go to Varkert Cafe. The cafe is open 7:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday to Saturday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Check out their menu on their webpage below!
Address: 9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Cserháti Sándor utca 5., Hungary
Website: Varkert Cafe
6. Gaben Etterem es Vinoteka
A Wine House, restaurant, and Bed&Breakfast, that’s all that Gaben Etterem es Vinoteka is. You’ll find there a long menu of very good wine and interesting international cuisine but also tasty traditional Hungarian dishes. Gaben Etterem es Vinoteka is the first wine-restaurant in the town and has 19 years of history. The restaurant is kept in a modern and cozy interior that will satisfy every guest. Check out the menu on their webpage.
Gaben Etterem es Vinoteka
Address: 9200 Mosonmagyaróvár, Szent László tér 4, Hungary
Website: Gaben Etterem es Vinoteka
Small town with an interesting spirit
Mosonmagyaróvár is not a big city and maybe it doesn’t have the longest list of attractions, but it has a couple of interesting things to offer.
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