Tourist guide to Mosonmagyarovar

The Pannonian University of Agriculture

The Pannonian University of Agriculture ©korom/Flick

Mosonmagyaróvár is a city in Győr-Moson-Sopron County, in northwestern part of Hungary. In the city live about 32,000 people, but the number of tourists increases considerably year after year. Initially, the town was divided into two separate entities: Moson and Magyarovar.

The first of them was the capital of the Kingdom of Moson in the Kingdom of Hungary, but later, in the Middle Ages it moved to Magyvarovar. The union of the two took place only in 1939, quite recently, and until now disappeared almost every sign of the dualismdualism, the gap between them being transformed into a cultural space.

The area is inhabited since the fifth millennium, BC, but a confirmation in the written sources appears only in the first millennium AD, ie when the Roman Empire expanded its borders until the Danube, thus capturing Pannonia. An important historical site of the city is the Mosonmagyaróvár Castle, built on the site of Roman ruins, but there are other tourist attractions as well.

The Mosonmagyarovar Castle

The original building of the Castle in the city of Mosonmagyarovar was built on the Roman ruins dating from the thirteenth century and in the eighteenth century it was remodeled in Baroque style. Only two of the four towers of the original building can still be seen today. The other two were incorporated into the building during the construction of the second floor in 1810. The former drawbridge was replaced by a brick bridge with balustrade leading to the castle gate. The guard rooms for meetings and other similar halls reveal the age of the building, along with its initial role.

The Mosonmagyarovar Castle

The Mosonmagyarovar Castle ©korom/Flick

The Mosonmagyarovar Castle first served a military purpose, also being the home of science since the nineteenth century. The walls of the courtyard still retains reliefs depicting the famous members of the institute. They serve to remind visitors of times gone by. For tourists, the gates of this place are opened from Monday to Friday between 7.30 am and 18.00.

In the city of Mosonmagyarovar

In the city of Mosonmagyarovar ©korom/Flick

The Pannonian University of Agriculture

In the place of the Pannonian University of Agriculture in Mosonmagyarovar was initially the Agricultural Training School, but after the peace of 1807, things have changed. Today the university awaits all those students that are interested and passionate about farming, offering them eighteen departments and eight other units.

The Pannonian University of Agriculture

The Pannonian University of Agriculture ©korom/Flick

The Hansag Museum

The Hansag Museum in the city of Mosonmagyarovar shows tourists the history of the Moson Plain with the help of archaeological and ethnographic objects and documents. The most interesting exhibits include a column head of a Romanesque church and an inscription embroidered with silver thread. There are also rooms that show its visitors how were the rooms of the Hungarian peasants centuries ago.

 

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