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Győr and Pannonhalma for Families - 2 days

Győr and Pannonhalma
How long it takes?
2 Days
Best vehicle choice for this plan:
public transport
This region is famous for:
World Heritage Sites
Culture and monuments
Religious sites
Győr and Pannonhalma
Day 1
It’s worth taking your time to explore the Baroque city centre of Győr – a real jewellery box. Afterwards, head to the Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre.

The Baroque city centre of Győr

The Old Town, the historical town centre is situated at the junction of the Danube and Rába rivers. The town centre has managed to protect its historical character, and you’ll find most of the monuments and tourist attractions here.

Bécsi kapu tér is one of the most beautiful Baroque squares in Hungary and also one of the oldest squares in Győr. All of its buildings qualify as listed buildings of national heritage. The town square of Győr is Széchenyi tér, which has been functioning as a market square since the 14th century. In the past, it served as home to an Ancient Roman civil town. The square is also where the Saint Ignatius of Loyola Benedictine Church and Monastery and the Széchenyi Pharmacy Museum are located.

The streets, squares and the old company signs on the houses take us back in time: the Zichy Palace, the Esterházy Palace, the museums and churches are full of ancient treasures.Let yourself be guided back in time in this awe-inspiring city centre.

Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre

After you have discovered the historical monuments, we invite you to an interactive exhibition centre.

The Mobilis Interactive Exhibition Centre is a hub for creative design, discovery and playful learning. The facility has 70 different devices to experiment with, from a wind tunnel and a mirror maze to an aerodynamic chassis. The exhibition area is dedicated to 3D printing, augmented and virtual reality, robotics, smart home tools, creating animations, and various humanoids.

The digital science centre also hosts experimental exhibits designed for all ages, to help people fall in love with engineering and science. The joy of play is not only for children!

Day 2
After you’ve visited the Baroque old town of Győr, head to the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma

Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma

Pannonhalma is just half an hour from Győr. Once you arrive, head straight to the Millenary Benedictine Abbey of Pannonhalma, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The monastery’s buildings guard messages passed down from bygone ages. The monastic community currently living here continues to use the surviving buildings in line with their original purpose.

The parts of the monastery open to visitors include the church, the undercroft, the cloister, and the library, where the earliest Hungarian language artefact, the founding charter of the Abbey of Tihany, is kept. The building houses the Benedictine High School of Pannonhalma.

On the abbey’s premises, you’ll find an arboretum, an unparalleled herb garden, a high-class winery and restaurant as well.

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