Szekszárd Wine District

1. day tour

Start your walk in the heart of the town on Béla Square with its Copf-style church built in 1805, the largest single-nave Roman Catholic church in Central Europe! Opposite there is a statue of the Holy Trinity, which commemorates victims of the plague. The square is closed by the Town Hall building on the west and the old County Hall building on the east. The latter was designed by Mihály Pollack in the Classicist style, the memory of its inauguration in 1836 is preserved by the yew trees still visible in the inner courtyard. You can also see the ruins of the monastery founded and built by King Béla I in 1061, around which monastic quarters and a castle were built. On celebrated occasions, wine flows from the taps of the ornate Wine Well in the outer courtyard. From here, the birthplace of Mihály Babits, now housing a modest Memorial Museum, is only a few minutes’ walk away.

On the way, you will pass Garay Square, with a statue of its namesake János Garay, who introduced the figure of János Háry into Hungarian literature as well as the word bikavér, or bull’s blood. The town is also home to the only German-language theatre, as well as the characteristic building of the Augusz House, which Franz Liszt visited several times. After lunch, visit the Wosinsky Mór County Museum and then the Calvary Lookout Tower, which boasts a wonderful panorama of Szekszárd. Of course, it’s worth crowning the day with a wine dinner at a Szekszárd winery.


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