Elsewhere: Vibrant Southern City of Szeged, Hungary

Hungary, Szeged Guide (B): Elsewhere: Vibrant Southern City of Szeged, Hungary

Home to cheerful architecture and a lively student atmosphere, the southern city of Szeged is one of Hungary’smost endearing destinations. Wedged by the borders of both Serbia and Romania, Szeged is the third largest city in Hungary and not one to disappoint visitors. Like much of Hungary beyond Budapest, Szeged is sorely overlooked by travellers to this corner of Europe. Taking all that into account, it seems like a perfect place for another “Elsewhere” feature.

Much of Szeged’s history is rather unceremonious. While it had some early ties to the Romans and Huns, it apparently wasn’t of much importance until the 15th century. Like the Mongol invasion before it, Szeged fell to the Ottomans, despite its agreed importance as a strategic location on the frontier. It wasn’t until the late 17th century when the city was freed from Turkish rule. The city also has the dubious honour of being known for its witch trials held between 1728 and 1744. These came at a time where witch trials had been in decline elsewhere in Europe for quite some time. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Elsewhere: Vibrant Southern City of Szeged, Hungary
Guide Location: Hungary » Szeged
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: City Hall of Szeged   Szechenyi Square   Klauzal Square   Millennium fountain   Dugonics Square   Unger–Mayer House   Reök Palace   Grof Palace   Szent Istvan Water Tower   Aradi vértanúk square   Heroes’ Gate   Varkert Park   Deutsche Palace   Dom Square   Votive Church   Garden 39 Vendégház  
Author: David Johnston
Read it on author's website: http://www.travelsewhere.net/szeged-hungary/