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Zalaegerszeg Travel Guide: 6 reviews and 11 photos

Little creek
Zalaegerszeg, in the western region of Hungary, is the town that is closest to my heart. This is where I grew up and spent 19 years of my life.
Zalaegerszeg is situated in County Zala, surrounded by hills and forests and it is close to the Slovenian,Croatian and Austrian border.
First written records mentioning the town date back to the year 1247, but most probably the town has been inhabited since earlier times, because according to the manuscript by that time a chapel had already been built.
It used to be a royal village, then a market town. Its importance grew significantly when neighboring Kanizsa had been captured by the Turks. The castle of Egerszeg, together with the marshes of the River Zala, had to defend a part of Transdanubia. Its palisade castle became the center of the developing chain of border castles. The Turks only managed to take it once for a short period of time in 1664.
From the beginning of the 18th century, county assemblies were held here and by 1732, the county hall was built on the site of the former castle, thus the town had become the permanent county seat.

Lake Gebart
A great place to swim, relax, go fishing or have a walk. The Aqua Park with many different slides and pools and the Thermal Bath near the lake are also a good choice on a fine weekend.

TV tower
The view of the western part of the town with the television tower of Bazita in the background.

  • Intro Updated Sep 15, 2005
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  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2009 at 6:25 AM

    there is also a beautiful pink synagogue

  • Ben-UK's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2004 at 11:26 AM

    Beautiful photos on Intro page -- I was close to this area a few months ago, wish I'd visited.

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