Szeged is a small city of 160000 inhabitants located in the plains
of southern Hungary along the banks of the Tisza river, 170km southeast of Budapest and only 15km north of the borders to Romania and Serbia. It has a pretty historic core with a number of interesting buildings and a nice, well kept pedestrian area. The university of Szeged is one of the most distinguished universities in Hungary and one of the largest with almost 23000 students.
The area around Szeged has been settled since prehistoric times. During the Roman period there was a trading post. After having being destroyed by the Mongols, Szeged was rebuilt in the 13th century and was later raised to free royal town status in 1498.
Szeged has a number of sights. These include the Votive Church (cathedral of Szeged), built with red bricks and completed in 1930. There are several university buildings spread around the city, with a nice one on the Dugonics square. The City Hall is on Szechenyi square, a large square with a small park.
How to get to Szeged
There is no (public) airport, but Szeged can be reached by train (two hours from Budapest) or by car.
There is a number of hotels and pensions in Szeged, most of them bookable via the international booking portals.