Győr is a city of four rivers.

This is where the rivers Danube (Mosoni Duna), Rába, Rábca and Marcal meet.

It has been inhabited for thousands of years.

The Chapter’s Hill
© Krausz, Péter

Its ancient name is Arrabona, a Roman settlement in Upper Pannonia. Its German name (Raab) is derived from the river name Arrabo (Rába), its Hungarian name is linked to the name of the first lord of the town, the knight Geur.

The hermitage of King St. László of the House of Árpád (1077-1095) is preserved here. According to legend, in 1598 the Iron Cockerel was heard on the castle steps when Győr was recaptured from the Ottoman Empire.

Today the Iron Cockerel has stopped calling © Krausz, Péter

The historic town, now over 750 years old, is Hungary’s outstanding industrial, academic, cultural, sporting and socio-economic centre.

We are proud of Győr! See a few photos of this wonderful city here:

The Covenant Monument
© Krausz, Péter
The Kreszta-House
© Krausz, Péter
The signboard of the former Golden Boat Inn © Krausz, Péter
The Benedictine Church and Gymnasium on Széchenyi Square
© Krausz, Péter
Atlas guarding the Eszterházy Palace
© Krausz, Péter
The black plague Monument
© Krausz, Péter
The Iron Trunk House
© Krausz, Péter
City Museum
© Krausz, Péter
Napoleon spent a night in this baroque palace
© Krausz, Péter
Statue of the poet Károly Kisfaludy in front of the Carmelite Church
© Krausz, Péter
River Rába, St. Stephen’s equestrian statue and fortress wall detail
© Krausz, Péter
The representative House of the 750-year-old town’s City Council
© Krausz, Péter
Audi’s giant factory
© Audi
The University
© Széchenyi István University


The organisers:

Péter Krausz, Zsuzsa Sándor, Judit Somló, Marianna Spiegel, Olga Spitzer, Miklós Szedő