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A day-trip to Koszeg

Koszeg 's castle Photo, Sopron, Hungary

A one-day trip by car, from Sopron that will show us another medieval fortified city at the borders with Austria, which also voted to stay faith to Hungary after World War I (in 1921).

We leave Sopron, from east towards Sarvar and at the small village Lovo we turn right (southwest), to Koszeg. The distance is about 50 Km.

The castle of Koszeg, constructed in Middle Ages, used at first to prevent the Germans from north and then, at 16th century, it help to stop the Turks. There are a lot remains of the past in the town, but the interesting is the medieval atmosphere that comes from the streets, the houses and the squares.

In the centre there is Jurisich ter with Szent Imre Templom and neogothic St Jack church. Nearby is the castle. Another beautiful square is Koztarsasar ter (Democracy square) with nice neoclassical houses around it.

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