About

This little town lies the highest (400 m) of Hungarian towns. It was founded in 1182 by French white monks from Clairvaux invited by King Béla III to Hungary. After the Turkish occupation of Hungary, Cistercians from Heinrichau, Silesia began to rebuilt the town from 1712 and established an intellectual and economical culture - which was known and respected all over Europe - in the heart of the peaceful forests of High-Bakony. Zirc is considered to be the “Capital of Bakony Hills“. It is 120 km... tovább m far from Budapest, 30 km from Lake Balaton and 60 km from Gyôr, and is one of the most attractive little towns in Veszprém County. This more than 800-year-old settlement used to be a prosperous market-town, later it became the centre of the district, and it has been a town since 1984. As the economical and intellectual centre of the area with a population of 21,000. It fulfils its cultural, educational, commercial, servicing, health and administrational duties. Tourism is outstandingly important in the “Capital of Bakony“. The town‘s sights and programmes attract about 100,000 visitors every year. The area of Zirc is one of the most beautiful territories of Bakony Hills where the main values are the tranquillity, the fresh air and the marvellous nature. A railway line - passing through the Cuha Valley and connecting Gyôr, Zirc and Veszprém - does hikers a great service. Starting from the “0 km boot“ the most beautiful regions of the High-Bakony hills can be visited along the tourist-paths marked by the blue, red, yellow and green sings. The city welcome the visitors with familiar hospitality. There are different cultural facilites, information offices, several pubs, hostels, and paying-guest service. The citizens and local civil organisations actively seek to attend to the needs and comfort of the visitors. These efforts strengthen affection for this town/settlement with a population of 7150 and “Friend of Youth“ awarded town council. Zirc, the heart of Bakony Hills is dynamically developing centre in the area, which is great pleasure to live in, to visit and is worth investing some money in.
Suggested walking tours:
1. walking tour:
The starting point of our walk Tourinform Zirc office (József A u.1.), where with the car arriving their motor vehicle may be left in a safe car park. In Tourinform to the sightseeing the sights of a settlement map and Zirc on 3 languages (Hungarian, English, German) publications containing available. Entering for Inn our first station Reguly Antal Múzeum and Népművészeti Alkotóház (Rákóczi tér 10.), where the famous Hungarian nationality researcher with a Zirc birth is a linguist's Reguly Antal Emlékkiállítás, the Magas-Bakony regional historical, ethnographic and the workshops of his material remains, his folk art, folk craftsmen, and Bér Júlia the memorial room of a graphic designer with a Zirc birth and a painter visible chamber with an exhibition. Continuing on our way on the 82 one into Győr direction Szabadság u under 10 can be found it Agricultural collection of memories, where the XIX. from a century in use machines, European and domestic curios wait for the visitors. The collection is single on Dunántúl. Preliminary check-in recommended. (phone number: 88/595-000 595-001). Returning into the city centre then the Apátsági Műemlék building complex (Rákóczi tér 1.) we recommend his inspection to his sights. The minor most valuable sights of the basilica built between 1732-1752 happy Maulbertsch depicting Virgin Mary heaven input altarpiece, Wagenmeister frescos, the concert lilac, the carved sculptures, equipments. The classicist joining the Cistercian church monastery 1726-it was built up in 1927. The basilica they may have an insight into the story of the ciszterciek and his education in minor one and in an ancient monument library.

2.walking tour:
The starting point of our walk Tourinform Zirc office (József A u.1.), where with the car arriving their motor vehicle may be left in a safe car park. In Tourinform to the sightseeing the sights of a settlement map and Zirc on 3 languages (Hungarian, English, German) publications containing available. Entering for Inn our first station Reguly Antal Múzeum and Népművészeti Alkotóház (Rákóczi tér 10.), where the famous Hungarian nationality researcher with a Zirc birth is a linguist's Reguly Antal Emlékkiállítás, the Magas-Bakony regional historical, ethnographic and the workshops of his material remains, his folk art, folk craftsmen, and Bér Júlia the memorial room of a graphic designer with a Zirc birth and a painter visible chamber with an exhibition. Continuing on our way on the 82 one into Győr direction Szabadság u under 10 can be found it Agricultural collection of memories, where the XIX. from a century in use machines, European and domestic curios wait for the visitors. The collection is single on Dunántúl. Preliminary check-in recommended. (phone number: 88/595-000 595-001). Returning into the city centre then the Apátsági Műemlék building complex (Rákóczi tér 1.) we recommend his inspection to his sights. The minor most valuable sights of the basilica built between 1732-1752 happy Maulbertsch depicting Virgin Mary heaven input altarpiece, Wagenmeister frescos, the concert lilac, the carved sculptures, equipments. The classicist joining the Cistercian church monastery 1726-it was built up in 1927. The basilica they may have an insight into the story of the ciszterciek and his education in minor one and in an ancient monument library. On the 2. floor can be found national Széchényi Könyvtár Reguly Antal ancient monument library , that 65 000 volume incunabula with an odd value-, reveals the curios of a book and a journal to the visitors. Zirc Wilde by way of a family's master joiners Bakony fafajtáiból the barrel vault of carved inlaid furniture and my space himself ancient monument. Bakonyi Természettudományi Múzeum waits for his guests where is Bakony natural scenery on the 1. floor (his flora and his fauna), and The minerals of Kárpát-medence title constant exhibitions present the extraordinary natural conditions. Getting out from the abbey yard on the other side of the road in Bakonyi Természettudományi Múzeum new building (Rákóczi tér 3-5.) we may face the ice-age gigants. The object of the exhibition is a ton and a metric centner, the mammut opened up in Csajág. The dear guest really deserves a pleasant walk after this many cultural delights, because of this moving on Kossuth Lajos street throughout into Veszprém direction from Rákóczi square, the sightseer may get bending leftwards at Saint Hubertus Apotheketo the last station of a walk, the Arboretum. In Balaton highlands National Park treatment being botanical garden Hungary's live wood collection lying in highest one. On 20 of the hectares of the arbouretum with international news founded by Cistercians formerly, beside the fishpond and the arbour, the innumerable plant curios and several hundred romantic roads drive between year trees. Getting tired pleasantly, if it may be made let them return to Tourinform office (József A. u 1) and let their experiences be shared with us and their unforgettable experiences, too.

Settlement Info

Legal status: town
County: Veszprém county
District: Zirci
Subregion: Zirci
Area: 37.4 km2
Population: 7,106 people
Webpage: www.zirc.hu

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Weather

Szakadozott felhőzet
Cloudy: 75%
14 °C
Windchill: 6 °C
Humidity: 62 %
Pressure: 1022 hPa
Wind: 31 km/h N
WED
16°C
THU
19°C
FRI
20°C
SAT
16°C
SUN
14°C

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Tourism

Pillar from the 12.century

religious building, public square statue, ruin
Köztársaság út 1426 hrsz

Bagolyvár Restaurant

restaurant, inn, Great Restaurant Day
Kossuth Lajos u. 35.

Hotel Szarvaskút

table football, table tennis, pool, snooker, rex, extreme sports, fitness room, card games, bicycling, basketball court, tennis, hiking, swimming, wellness room
Szarvaskút

Arboretum in Zirc

arboretum, botanical garden, nature conservation area
Damjanich utca 19.

Grátisz Buffet

cafeteria, café, tea house, tea bar
Deák Ferenc u. 7.
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