Nestled against the Austrian border, the charming town of Koszeg, Hungary, captivates with its medieval charm, historic fortifications, and tales of valiant defenses. Read more

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Often dubbed as the "Jewel Box of the Country," Koszeg's cobbled streets echo with the whispers of bygone eras. Koszeg, surrounded by the foothills of the Alps, is a town steeped in history. Its origins can be traced back to the Roman times, but it's most celebrated for its role in the 1532 Siege of Koszeg, where a small Hungarian garrison led by Captain Miklós Jurisics held off a vast Ottoman army, saving Western Europe from a potential invasion. The town's architecture is a harmonious blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, reflecting its storied past. The Jurisics Square sits at its heart, lined with preserved buildings and punctuated by the iconic Town Hall. Additionally, the region is known for its pristine natural beauty, with the Koszeg Mountains offering numerous hiking trails and picturesque views.
Koszeg is a town where history, culture, and nature converge, offering travelers a unique and enchanting Hungarian experience.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Koszeg

Jurisics Castle

The emblematic fortress of Koszeg, this castle played a pivotal role during the Ottoman siege. Today, it houses a museum detailing the town's history.

Sacred Heart Church

An architectural masterpiece with its distinct dual towers, the church dominates the town's skyline and offers a peaceful retreat.

Heroes’ Gate

Once a part of the town's fortifications, this gate commemorates the valiant defense against the Ottomans.

Koszeg Mountains

Ideal for nature enthusiasts, the range offers myriad hiking trails, flora, fauna, and breathtaking panoramas.

Town Hall

A beautiful Renaissance-style building located in Jurisics Square, reflecting the town's rich architectural legacy.

Pharmacy Museum

Housed in a historical building, the museum showcases the history of pharmacology in the region.


Offering panoramic views of the town and surrounding landscapes, this tower is a testament to Koszeg's medieval defenses.

Former Synagogue

A reminder of the town's once-thriving Jewish community, the building is now an exhibition space and cultural center.

Wine Region

Koszeg and its surroundings are known for their wines. Tour the vineyards and sample local vintages.

St. Imre Church

A Gothic gem, this church boasts stunning stained glass windows and intricate interior detailing.

What else to visit
In and around Koszeg

Burg (21.18 km)

Burg, a lesser-known jewel of Austria, beckons with a blend of natural beauty and historical relevance. This picturesque locale offers a tranquil escape, brimming with both charm and rich tales from yesteryears.

Sopron (34.59 km)

Tucked away in the far-western corner of Hungary, Sopron is a delightful city that blends centuries-old architecture with a welcoming, small-town charm. Known as the "most faithful town", it exudes a timeless elegance.

Esterháza castle (36.87 km)

Nestled in the Hungarian countryside, Esterháza Castle stands as a radiant testament to 18th-century Baroque architecture, often dubbed the "Versailles of Hungary."

Schloss Esterházy (51.24 km)

In the heart of Eisenstadt lies Schloss Esterházy, a symbol of the once-mighty Esterházy dynasty. This Austrian jewel reflects centuries of architectural evolution and stands as a beacon of art, culture, and historical intrigue.

Parndorf designer outlet center (70.38 km)

Experience the thrill of luxury shopping at unbeatable prices at Parndorf Designer Outlet Center in Austria. Located just 30 minutes away from Vienna, this expansive shopping haven is a paradise for fashionistas and bargain hunters alike.

Franzesburg (76.58 km)

Within the sprawling Laxenburg Parks near Vienna, Franzensburg Castle is a stunning example of architectural romanticism. Built to resemble a medieval fortress, this marvel invites you to explore its richly detailed rooms and charming surroundings.

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