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Sights

Őrségi Népi Műemlékegyüttes

9942 Szalafő, Pityerszer 12.
The sentinels used to build their hamlets (consisting of houses and other farm buildings on the top of hills and in clearings. Szalafő is a protected village concerning its landscape, one of the settlements of Őrség with the most folklore values. To protect and display this centuries-long tradition of the settlement structure, the Pityerszer Őrség Folklore Monument was established three intact original farm houses with complete farming buildings to introduce their inhabitants and the traditional way of life and cultural heritage.
Opening hours:
1 March – 1 November, Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1 June – 31 August, Monday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Beyond a simple museum visit, a `live show` and personal trying out of traditional craftsmanship (pottery, archery, ginger bread baking) can be arranged on advance request. The museum houses a quality souvenir shop and a barn-snack-bar with wide range of gastronomic offers.
Information at the Harmatfű Environment Protection Education Centre, phone: 94/548-034, or call Szabados Judit, 06-30/467-7022, and 06-94/428-252 in the evening hours.

Szikszay Edit Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény

Őriszentpéter, Városszer 55.
Phone: 94/428-022
Opening hours:
Tuesday, Thursday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Wednesday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Őrség Hunting Exhibition

Magyarszombatfa, Fő út 9.; Tel.: 30/956-6231
presenting the flora and fauna, and the relationship between hunting and nature in the Őrség.
Opening hours:
1 April – 31 October, Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Between 1 November and 31 March on prior request.

Fazekas Múzeum (Pottery Museum)

Magyarszombatfa, Fő út 52/A
The folklore monument offers a distinguished display of the pottery family once used to live here.
Opening hours:
1 Mai – 15 October
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Csörgőalma gyümölcsöskert (Queening Orchard)

Őriszentpéter
Templomszer 18.
In the orchard next to the Catholic church you find the trees native in the Őrség, open all year.
Historic collection
Pankasz, Fő út 65.; Phone.: 94/428-576
The collection can be visited on prior request.

Historic Collection

Kerkáskápolna, Fő út 68.
it is situated in the reformatted prayer building, and can be visited on prior request. Contact: Hella Ferenc parish, phone 30/630-9130, or Balek Tamás, phone: 30/852-7870.

Hajlított lakóház

Kétvölgy, Fő u. 36.; Tel.: 30/474-5628
The house built in the 19th century used to be larger. By now only the kitchen and the living room remain, the other parts have been newly attached to the house. It can be visited on prior request.

Mansions

Nagyrákos, Alsószer 18.; phone: 30/235-0895
The rural house was built in the middle of the 19th century or the beginning of the 20th century. Beside the house the larder and the sty remain intact. Its specialty is the attached blacksmith workshop. It can be visited on prior request.
Rábagyarmat, Fő utca 13.; phone: 94/440-019, 94/445-085
Built in 1850, open fire was still used in the kitchen, the building was renovated in 2003.
It can be visited on prior request.
Zalalövő, Petőfi u. 44.; phone: 92/372-692
The L-shaped folklore monument house, built in the second half of the 19th century, is unique, as it is the only site where the peasant way of life, and heating style of the tens-twenties of the 20th century remained intact. It can be visited on prior request.

Gózon Imre Exhibition Room

Soldier in the 1848–49 Hungarian revolution, then actor until 1853, Gózon Imre was parish choir-master and teacher in Szentgyörgyvölgy from 1854, and lived here until his death in 1918. His personality and activity is commemorated with the exhibited contemporary documents, photos and furniture. It can be visited on prior request.

Parish History Exhibition

Felsőszölnök, Templom út 11.
The permanent exhibition commemorates the parsons of the Slovenian villages. Open all year, contact Nagy Imre, phone: 94/434-143.

Pável Ágoston Museum

Szentgotthárd, Hunyadi u. 6.; phone: 94/380-099
Regional history and minority museum. Permanent exhibitions: “Pottery of the South-western Transdanubia”, “Slovenians in the Szentgotthárd Area” and „Tomb finding of Szentgotthárd”.
Opening hours:
1January – 31 March, Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
1 April – 1 December, Tuesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Dr. Batthyány Strattmann László Museum

9900 Körmend, castle, Pf. 12
Phone: 94/410-425
Opening hours:
1 April –31 October, Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m. –12 and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
1 November – 31 March, Tuesday–Saturday daily 10 a.m. – 12 and 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Határőr Emlékhely (Border Guard Memorial)

Apátistvánfalva, Fő u. 83.
The exhibition displays the everydays of the border guards in the authentically furnished and equipped ward, from dormitories to the ammunition depot to horse stables. It can be visited on prior request. Open: Monday – Friday 9.00–16.00, Saturday - Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Contact Merkli László, phone: 30/484-4347.

Pusztatemető (Puszta Churchyard)

The place with the church, one of the oldest churches in County Vas, has served as a major orientating point in the area. Open to the public all year round.
Villa Publica – ancient ruins and exhibition place of the Göcsej Museum Salla 
The exhibition called County Salla–Zala in the Roman times displays relics such as tomb stones, tomb reconstructions, and a house with a colonnade.
Open: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday It can be visited on prior request.

Earthwork

Hegyhátszentmárton
The site of the medieval fortification can be found near the village graveyard. Open to the public all year round.
Earthwork surrounded with double ditch from the Turkish invasion. Open to the public all year round. 
Fishing and bathing possibility
Himfa parkwood, Himfa lake – Felsőmarác
Vadása lake – Hegyhátszentjakab
Hársas lake – Máriaújfalu
Borostyán lake – Zalalövő
Bajánsenye lake – only fishing

Sacral relics

Saint Peter Roman Catholic monument church and medieval brick works 
Őriszentpéter, Templomszer 17.
The church is accessible from the gallery. The old brick works south of the church is a unique cultural historical sight. Open to the public all year round.

Szentháromság (Holy Trinity) Roman Catholic Church

Velemér, Fő u. 54.
The murals were painted by John Aquila in 1377. Open to the public all year round from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Keys at Szabó Elekné (30/448-9276).

Reformed church

Szentgyörgyvölgy Petőfi u. 33.
The large, rectangular baroque church, erected in 1787, is ornamented with painted coffered ceiling. Open to the public all year round, from Monday to Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Szent Jakab Roman Catholic church

Hegyhátszentjakab Kossuth L. út
The Roman church, built in the 13th century, was rebuilt several times, most thoroughly in the 18th century in baroque style, however, the Roman proportions, the narrow windows and the southern gate were maintained. The keys of the church are with Petrics Ferencné caretaker, address: Dózsa György u. 2.

Szent András Roman Catholic church

Szőce, Kölcsey u.; phone: 30/656-1968
Monument church from the Árpád-period. The archeological findings recovered during the reconstruction works are partly exhibited on the internal walls of the church. It can be visited on prior request.

Reformed church

Bajánsenye, Rákóczi u. 4.; phone: 30/630-9130
The only classical style church of the Őrség area was consecrated in 1821. The main gate is ornamented with carvings with motives from the holy songs. It can be visited on prior request.

Harding Szent István Roman Catholic church

Apátistvánfalva, Fő u.; Phone: 94/436-024
Baroque style historical place of worship still in use. It can be visited on prior request.

Nagyboldogasszony ciszterci templom (Cistercian Church of Our Lady)

Szentgotthárd, Széll Kálmán tér 9.; phone: 94/380-071
The third largest baroque church in Hungary, considered a hallmark of the town. The church and the monastery were built between 1748 and 1764 with the supervision of Franz Anton Pilgram, architect from Vienna. The interior walls are ornamented with murals of famous painters of the 18th century Baroque. It can be visited on prior request.

Szent Imre Roman Catholic church

Rönök, Szentimrei tanya
On the foundations of an old church, a new church was built in eclectic-neogothic style in Felsőrönök, a few metres from the country border between1902–1904. Contact Leopold Ferenc, mayor, phone: 20/383-4857.

Sights in the Vend region

Kétvölgy: the present name of the village comes from the merger of two villages: Permise and Ritkaháza. The typical hill-side building style is represented by the house at the address Fõ út 36., a lodging house now.
Felsõszölnök: the first written record of the settlement dates back to 1378. The document is on display in the parish historical exhibition in the parish building. The triple border cornerstone can be found near the village, which is the connection point of the borders of the three countries: Hungary, Austria and Slovenia.

Hit the rail in Zala

The Csömödér Forest Railway is the longest narrow-gauge railway network in Hungary. The total length of the network in County Zala is 102.9 km. A special element of the line is that only one third of the network is used for passenger traffic, the major part is still being used for freight transport, for hauling timber. The small carriages are winding along lovely little villages and bead various interesting touristic sights.

Belfries

  • Bajánsenye
  • Csöde
  • Daraboshegy
  • Farkasfa
  • Felsőjánosfa
  • Felsőszenterzsébet
  • Gödörháza
  • Ispánk
  • Jakabháza
  • Kercaszomor
  • Kerkáskápolna
  • Kétvölgy
  • Magyarföld
  • Máriaújfalu
  • Orfalu
  • Pankasz
  • Rátót
  • Rönök

9942 Szalafő, Templomszer 21.

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