Szombathely is a town in northwestern Hungary, near the Austrian border (its population: 80,000)
Szombathely was part of the empire of Austria, until 1918. It is in the county of Vas, which occupies the area at the junction of the Little Alfold Plain and the Transdanubia Hills, with the Koszegi Mountains and several rivers.
Szombathely is famous for its 12 museums (especially the Astrophysical Observatory Museum), its 8 churches (especially the Gothic-style Franciscan Church and Monastery, built in 1360), and its artistic and cultural events (especially the International Competition of dance).
Image of title: The main square of Szombathely ,source: hu.wikipedia / Sudika