Győr (German: Raab, Slovak: Ráb, map) is a small city on the northwestern part of Hungary, at the confluence of the Danube, Rába and Rábca rivers. It is the capital of the Győr-Moson-Sopron county in Western Transdanubia. The city is exactly half way between Budapest and Vienna.
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Guide to Győr HotelsHere's a list of hotels in Győr that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.
More on GyőrGyőr covers 174.61 sq km (67.4 sq mi) and has a population of 131,000 (2011 estimate). That makes it the sixth largest city in the country, and one of its seven main regional centers.
Győr is an ancient city. A settlement has been created there by the Celts. It was originally called Arrabona. It is a contraction of this name that Győr derives its name in German, Raab, and Slovak, Ráb. By the 1st century BC, the Romans have arrived in Győr, and was a presence until the 4th century.
Ignatius Benedictine Church, Széchenyi Square, Győor
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Different groups settled in Győr including the Slavs around 500, the Lombards around 5478 and the Avars from 568 to around 800. The Magyars occupied it around 900 and fortified an existing Roman fortress. In their wake came the Ottomans, who ruled the area from 1541 until the late 17th century. They were replaced by the Hungarians and Austrians in 1598, and were ruled by the Austro-Hungarians since then, except for brief periods when the Turks returned in 1683 and Napolean also briefly occupied it in the early 19th century.
Győr suffered severe damage during the Second World War, after which is was behind the Iron Curtain until the collapse of the Soviet Union. Today it is once again a vibrant city with many interested historic buildings - rebuilt after the war - waiting to be discovered by tourists.
Győor Carmelite Church
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Visiting GyőrGyőr's location close to the border of Slovakia and Austria means that it is easy for you to get there from either countries. You can also take a train from Budapest. The fast train gets you there within an hour and 15 minutes. There are train services from Bratislava and Vienna as well.
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