Bük, Hunguest Bük - Programs
Our guests, both experts and beginners, may take part in this experience in Varga farm of Csepreg, 10 km’s from Bükfürdő. The surrounding meadows and forests provide a picturesque venue for the enthusiasts of this sport.
Through Büki “Csalitos” Hunter Association, you may purchase Hungarian hunting tickets, giving you opportunity to hunt in 3.300 hectares of forest, 5 km’s from the hotel. In this area, you may hunt: hind, calf, doe, fawn or boar. More information from the Hunter Association.
The nearest possibilities to Bükfürdő for fishing enthusiasts are the Répce river or Boldogasszony lake. To enjoy this pastime, an ID card or passport is needed from our guests visiting us from abroad. Equipment should also be brought by the guests. In the aforementioned waters, you may find the following fishes: In the river: trout, chub, pike, and different types of bream. In the lake: carp, pike, walleye or amur.
You can find Birdland Golf & Country Club in our hotel’s neighbourhood (only around 500 m’s), which has Hungary’s first 18-hole championship golf course. As of last year, they await guests 9 new sections and 27 holes. You may choose from different packages, rent equipment, or even take part in an individual instruction.
500 m’s from our hotel, you may use 4 open-air and 2 covered tennis courts after setting an appointment. Upon demand, they offer you balls and tennis rackets free of charge. A tennis instructor is also available, if discussed in advance.
A city of 90 thousand inhabitants, Szombathely has been inhabited by numerous ethnic groups for thousands of years. It was founded by a crossing of the amber roads, leading from the Adriatic to the Baltic sea, by the Roman emperor Claudius in 43 AD. The city was called Colonia Claudia SAVARIA, and soon it became a flourishing centre of the late roman province Pannonia Superior.
The county seat of Vas county was built on the grounds of Savaria. The ruins of the roman times can be visited in the Járdányi Paulovics Ruin Garden, and in the Iseum, a sanctuary to the Egyptian goddess Isis.
The most valuable memories of the middle ages include the Saint Martin church and the Franciscan church. Saint Martin, one of the most famous saints of the middle ages was born in Szombathely, and he is commemorated annually on Saint Martin’s day.
The county seat was moved to Szombathely from Vasvár in 1578 because of the danger posed by the Turks. The real development of the city started after establishing of episcopate in 1777. The baroque style city centre was formed during the live of the first bishop, János Szily. Memories remaining from those times are the Bishop’s Palace, the Cathedral and the buildings of Seminary. On the main square of the city, you can see 18-19th century civil houses. Out of these, house number 40 is of international renown, as it was the home of Leopold Bloom, the hero of Ulysess, written by James Joyce.
It is also worth to visit: the Savaria Museum (archaeological exhibitions, ancient ruins), the Smidt Museum (a private collection of old furniture and other objects of use) and the Art Gallery (modern art). In the open-air museum (Skanzen) old folk buildings are presented from the county. It is also worth to visit the Arboretum of Kámon, with the richest collection of trees in the country.
The county seat is rich in cultural programmes, such as: Spring Festival, Saint George day's Handicraft Fair, Savaria International Dance Contest, Leopold Bloom's Day, Bartók Seminarium and Contest, Savaria Carnival, Pannon Autumn.
The church of Ják – originally a benedictine monastery, known currently as Saint George’s parish church – is well-known as Hungary’s most important example of Romanesque architecture.
Built in more stages during the XIII. Century, both the outside and inside of the church is adorned with rich sculptures. The 3 naves and 3 apses are formed in a basilica structure. Columnar capitals are sculptured by plant and some animal ornamentation.
In the third wave of the great wars against the Turks in the sixteenth century, Kőszeg became the major flashpoint of the campaign of 1532. Between August 5–30, Grand Vizier Ibrahim led 19 major assaults against the town. Under the leadership of the town and fort captain, Nikola Jurišić, a small garrison of only 800 Hungarians and Croats repelled an Ottoman force numbering some 80,000 men in the Siege of Kőszeg. After the final unsuccessful attack, the Turkish leadership were forced to decamp due to an uprising by the Janissaries. According to tradition, the last contingent of withdrawing troops were meant to have left the city limits around 11 o'clock. As a memorial to this historic heroism, the church clocks in the town have read 11 o'clock since 1777.
Kőszeg is a paradise for cyclists, with paths running through the wonderful world of the Írottkő Nature-park. Old wine cellars recall a viniculture going back several centuries.
More information: Jurisics-vár Művelődési Központ és Várszínház
Hungary’s second richest city in monuments, Sopron, is a city full with, gardens coniferous woods, and summer houses.
A picturesque city rich of monuments. The roman ages ruins are hidden deep under the city. The northern gate of the city was defended by the Fire Tower, which became a symbol of the town. The famous Stornó house gained its name from the former chimney-sweep later became renovator and art collector Ferenc Stornó. The main square is dominated by the grey friars church, so-called Goat church. In the middle of the square there is a blessed trinity baroque column. The gothic style synagogue is quite rare in other part of Europe too. In the southern part of the city on the amphitheatre of hills, in Lővérek there are lots of wonderful cottages. It is excellent place for trips and almost every path conducts to the Károly hill and then to the 23 m heigh scenic point.
Halfway between Szombathely and Kőszeg, in Gyöngyösfalu, a charming village, you can find Holdfény Liget. In this friendly place, you can find quiet, relaxation, camping possibilities, and cultural, as well as sports programmes, for you and your whole family.