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10 Best Family-Friendly Things To Do In Veszprem, Hungary

Tenissa
Updated Feb 14, 2019

Are you planning a family vacation to Hungary? You should spare several days in Veszprem, one of the oldest cities in Hungary. Not only is Veszprem one of the oldest cities in Hungary, but it is also one of the most beautiful ones. Do you want to know how irresistible the city is? Explore the city with your family by doing the 10 best things to do in Veszprem below:

1. Have fun at the Kittenberger Kálmán Zoo & Botanical Garden

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Situated not far from the beautiful Lake Balaton, the Kittenberger Kálmán Zoo & Botanical Garden, which is also known as the Veszprem Zoo, is everyone’s favorite tourist attraction in the city. Those traveling with kids should definitely visit the zoo. You will be able to meet with attractive animals from many species, and enjoy events that will entertain you during your time at the zoo. For once, forget the world of humans and enter the kingdom of animals!

Kittenberger Kálmán Zoo & Botanical Garden

Address: Veszprém, Kittenberger, Kálmán u. 17, 8200, Hungary

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2. Play escape games at the MisztIQum

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You can have fun during your vacation in Veszprem by playing some escape games in MisztlQum. Choose your favorite themed rooms and start teaming up with your family members to solve puzzles, codes, symbols and more. You have to get out of the rooms, but it is not as easy as you think!

MisztIQum

Address: Veszprém, Jókai Mór utca 6, Óváros tér 1., 8200 Hungary

Website: MisztIQum

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3. Visit the Natural History Museum of Bakony Mountains

Established in 1972, the museum displays interesting collections of science works in the Bakony Mountains. Researcher Jeno Papp was one of the primary contributors of the collections in the natural science museum. The most prominent collections include the insect and botanical collection. In addition to the exhibition, the museum also hosts events such as educational presentations and excursions.

Natural History Museum of Bakony Mountains

Address: 8420, Zirc Rákóczi tér 3-5, Hungary

Website: Natural History Museum of Bakony Mountains

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4. Spend some time at The Veszprem Arena


Located not far from the Lake Balaton, the Veszprem Arena is an excellent place to visit for those who love sports and attending events. The Veszprem Arena is one of the best and most modern venues for sports and events not only in the city, but also in the whole country. You will be amazed by the professional sound, light equipment and exclusive interior design. The Veszprem Arena is very spacious as it can accommodate up to 5,000 people. Sports and events hosted in the arena include basketball and football matches, fashion shows, dance competitions, exhibitions, concerts, conferences and many more.

The Veszprem Arena

Address: Veszprém, Külső-kádártai út Hrsz.: 0213/85, 8200 Hungary

Website: The Veszprem Arena

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5. Visit an art museum in Veszprem, the Gizella Chapel

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Situated next to the Bishop’s Palace, The Gizella Chapel’s interior is one of the oldest in Hungary. As such, the chapel is an extremely important building in the city. Pay attention to the keystones of the vaults, they are rare. You should also take the time to observe the frescoes of the apostles on the walls, they have been there since the 13th-century.

Gizella Chapel

Address: Var utca 16, Veszprem 8200, Hungary

Website: Gizella Chapel

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6. Drop by St. Michael's Cathedral

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The St. Michael’s Cathedral, which is also called the Veszprem Cathedral, is the main cathedral in the city. The cathedral is beautiful both outside and inside. Located on the north side of the Holy Trinity Square, the cathedral depicts a Neo-Romanesque style. Observe the glass windows of the cathedral as they depict the saints, which make the cathedral even more beautiful.

St. Michael's Cathedral

Address: Veszprém, Vár u. 27, 8200 Hungary

Website: St. Michael’s Cathedral (in Hungarian)

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7. See the Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota)

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The Bishop’s Palace (Puspok Palota) is another gem in the city of Veszprem. Built in Baroque style, the palace is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday. There are plenty of rooms inside the palace, and you can find art objects and valuable paintings when you are exploring the rooms. You can also find the Archiepiscopal Archives that consist of nearly 2,000 documents from the 11th to the 14th centuries.

Bishop's Palace (Puspok Palota)

Address: Veszprem, Hungary

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8. Stop by the Fire Tower

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The Fire Tower is known as the landmark of Veszprem and it is worth stopping by. The Fire Tower used to be a watchtower back before it was used for early detection in case of fires. Now, it has become a tourist attraction. If you are willing to climb the spiral staircase and reach the top of the tower, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the city of Veszprem.

Fire Tower

Address: Veszprém, Vár u. 9, 8200 Hungary

Website: Fire Tower

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9. Visit the Laczko Dezso Museum

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Visiting a city, you should at least know a little about the city. You can gain a deeper understanding about Veszprem by visiting the Lacko Dezso Museum. The museum displays everything about Veszprem. You can find approximately 330,000 items that are related to the literary history, fine and applied arts, archaeology and ethnography about Veszprem. There is also a permanent exhibition of the cultural heritage of Veszprem. If you are interested in watching contemporary films about Veszprem, they are available too.

Laczko Dezso Museum

Address: Veszprém, Erzsébet stny. 1, 8200 Hungary

Website: Laczko Dezso Museum

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10. Have fun at the Kaboca Puppet Theatre

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The last destination that you should visit with your family is the Kaboca Puppet Theatre. The theatre is an excellent place for people of all ages who are looking for a fun time in Veszprem. Be entertained by puppet performances. You can also enjoy the extremely popular puppet exhibition that is open all year in the Kaboca Cottage, where the kids can be part of the exhibition.

Kaboca Puppet Theatre

Address: Taborallas park 1, Veszprém Agóra, Veszprem 8200, Hungary

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A family vacation in Veszprem that you will never forget!

What makes a vacation unforgettable is with whom you spend it with. But, the activities you do during your vacation also matter. Since you are going to travel with your family, you need to visit the places and do all the activities mentioned above, and a memorable family vacation in Veszprem can be yours!

This article was originally published on Sep 30, 2017

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Tenissa is a content writer, translator and editor. She enjoys being a globetrotter and has traveled to many countries around the world. So far, her favourite destination is Switzerland. She looks...Read more

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