©

Szombathely trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Szombathely

(4.6/5 based on 35+ reviews for 4 attractions)
Things to do: nature, museums, sightseeing
Szombathely LocationSzombathely lies by the streams Perint and Gyöngyös, at, where the Alpokalja mountains meet the Little Hungarian Plain.Origins of nameThe name Szombathely is from Hungarian szombat, "Saturday" and hely, "place", referring to its status as a market town, and the medieval markets held on Saturday every week.The Latin name Savaria or Sabaria comes from Sibaris, the Latin name for the stream Gyöngyös. The root of the word is the Proto-Indo-European word seu, meaning "wet". The Austrian reach of the stream is still called Zöbern, a variation of its Latin name. The city is known in Croatian as Sambotel, and in Slovene as Sombotel.The German name, Steinamanger, means "stone on a field" (Stein am Anger). The name was coined by German settlers who encountered the ruins of the Roman city of Savaria.HistorySavaria, the Roman citySzombathely is the oldest recorded city in Hungary. It was founded by the Romans in 45 AD under the name of Colonia Claudia Savariensum (Claudius' Colony of Savarians), and it was the capital of the Pannonia Superior province of the Roman Empire. It lay close to the important "Amber Road" trade route. The city had an imperial residence, a public bath and an amphitheatre. In 2008, remains of a mithraeum were discovered.
Make your own Szombathely vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Hungary vacation planner.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Szombathely

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Szombathely

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Szombathely:
Spas, historic sites, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, beaches, museums
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, nature, fun & games
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Religious sites, sightseeing, spas
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Zoos & aquariums, sightseeing, historic sites
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News