Weekend in Pécs, Hungary

Pécs – pronounced peh-ch – is where I’m going to live in the future.

Sitting pretty between an immense forest with fresh lakes to the north, the mighty Danube to the east, the Drava river to the south, and the famous Lake Balaton to the west, the region of Southern Transdanubia is heaven on Earth.

This is the view looking south from the TV Tower:

Pécs in Hungary

Before I even start on the city itself, please allow me a little leeway.

Look, here is the main Post Office – have you ever seen such a pleasant public office?

Pécs in Hungary

And look how the omnipresent and obnoxious fast food chain has been contained to maintain the spirit of the city: you get your burger if you want it, but it is not an eye-sore for the entire community. (It’s down to the right, in case you can’t even see it!)

Pécs in Hungary

This is Pécs!

Pécs in Hungary

Pécs in Hungary

Pécs in Hungary

Pécs in Hungary

And around the city of around 200,000 people, fertile hills and farmlands with an a abundance of local produce.

Pécs in Hungary

Pécs in Hungary

Wonderful restaurants

Pécs in Hungary

I would recommend Aranykacsa Etterem:
Teréz St, 4
Phone: +36 72 518 860
aranykacsa@axelero.hu
www.aranykacsa.hu

Where the owner himself gets into the swing of things, cooking live for parties:

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Time to swim and relax

Pécs in Hungary

Or play around

Pécs in Hungary

A lovely place to stay would be the Hotel Palatinus City Center, which also serves a fantastic breakfast:
Király St, 5
Phone:+36 72 889 400
pecs.reservation@danubiushotels.com
www.danubiushotels.com/our-hotels-pecs/hotel-palatinus

Hotel Palatinus City Center

The village houses are quaint and affordable.

Pécs in Hungary

Pécs in Hungary

And is this not a fantastic view from the throne? Fit for a King!

Pécs in Hungary

And the people are lots of fun!

Here is the start to the annual Wine Marathon:

Pécs in Hungary

And here is the beginning of the end:

Pécs in Hungary

Or maybe you fancy a quiet spot of fishing?

Pécs in Hungary

Might catch a little fish…

Pécs in Hungary

Overall, Pécs captured my heart like no place has done before; and that’s perhaps the highest compliment I can say to explain just how special a destination Pécs is – in a few years come and visit me there.

Pécs in Hungary

Here is an interactive map showing the location of Pécs:


View Pécs in a larger map and download the GPS track coordinates here.

Hungarian National Tourism Office
gotohungary.com

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