In January and February, SH students had a chance to visit five Hungarian cities of rich cultural heritage: Győr, Sopron, Pécs, Szeged and Eger.
As part of the Stipendium Hungaricum experience, we tried to introduce them to these beautiful cities the best way we can– with hopes that they will later return to these destinations with family and friends.
On their way to visit the city of Győr, students made a quick stop to see The Benedictine Archabbey of Pannonhalma, one of the oldest historical monuments in Hungary. Then, arriving in the city, they went to see the Reliquary of King Saint Ladislaus, located in the Cathedral of Győr among other remarkable sights.
There were many attractions to see in Sopron as well: after visiting the Roman Stone Store and the 60m tall Firewatch Tower, students had some time to walk around the city before taking the bus to Fertőd to visit the famous Esterházy Castle.
Each trip was organized twice, so there were a total of 10 tours this year, with 150 students attending each. They were accompanied by mentors and professional tour guides with a private bus taking them to each destination.