Kőszeg (German: Güns, Croatian: Kiseg) is one of the most attractive towns in Hungary and a popular tourist destination for Hungarians as well as foreign tourists. The town, located in Western Hungary near to the Austrian border, was awarded the Hild Prize (Hungarian architecture prize) in 1978 for preserving its architectural heritage. Kőszeg, also called as Hungary’s Jewel Box, has managed to retain its natural charm and the beauty of its architecture.
Despite the tragic events of the last century the historical structure of the town center has remained more or less unaltered. Every year, Kőszeg hosts the Siege Days festival, commemorating and reenacting the siege launched against the town by the Ottoman Turks in 1532. The charming small town also famous for its schools, recreation areas, restaurants, pubs and wine cellars.
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