Szeged, the ‘City of Sunshine’ situated at the confluence of the rivers Tisza and Maros is an excellent venue for world tournaments, having rich historical and cultural heritage and traditions. Taking a walk in the city, visitors will find the emblematic cathedral at Dóm tér (Cathedral Square) astonishing – although the Votive Church is an iconic symbol of Szeged, there are also numerous other buildings to impress. The secessionist palaces, the spectacular middle-class residential houses and the network of atmospheric streets are highly impressive, and the riverbank promenade is uniquely beautiful. 

In addition to its built heritage and outstanding role in Hungarian literature, Szeged is also a haven of gastronomy: the fish soup of Szeged seasoned with its world-famous paprika is a real Hungaricum.    Confectioneries represent another unique feature in Szeged – the thematic tours focusing on architecture and history also include a ‘Sweet Tour’, visiting the legendary sweetshops of the city. 

Water has always played an important role in the history of Szeged. What is now the largest city of the Hungarian Great Plain, and the third biggest nationwide, Szeged owes its existence, survival and modernization, as a result of a disastrous flood, to the River Tisza.

People lived on the river’s islands already in the Stone Age and according to historical records a permanent settlement existed at the confluence of the rivers Tisza and Maros from the 2nd century BC. Gold, silver, timber and salt, as well as fishery, commerce and river shipbuilding contributed to the economic development of Szeged. In 1879 an unprecedentedly devastating flood of the Tisza ruined this flourishing lively town, to be miraculously rebuilt in just four years, including its modern road network, beautiful buildings, spacious squares and youthful atmosphere.

It is therefore not a coincidence that this ancient element, water, has always been particularly important for the inhabitants of Szeged. Thermal water from the depths of the earth is a wonderful source of recreation, and the various medicinal waters are well known for their healing properties.

Generations of the inhabitants consider canoe as a significant community building experience, and the people of Szeged are keen to show their support at the international tournaments.

Visitors to the canoe events will be enchanted not only by the beautiful features of Szeged, but also by the enthusiasm of the audience. The contests will be decisive not only in terms of selecting this year’s champions, but also in terms of Olympic quotas for next year.

Szeged, the ‘City of Sunshine’ situated at the confluence of the rivers Tisza and Maros is an excellent venue for world tournaments, having rich historical and cultural heritage and traditions. Taking a walk in the city, visitors will find the emblematic cathedral at Dóm tér (Cathedral Square) astonishing – although the Votive Church is an iconic symbol of Szeged, there are also numerous other buildings to impress. The secessionist palaces, the spectacular middle-class residential houses and the network of atmospheric streets are highly impressive, and the riverbank promenade is uniquely beautiful.
In addition to its built heritage and outstanding role in Hungarian literature, Szeged is also a haven of gastronomy: the fish soup of Szeged seasoned with its world-famous paprika is a real Hungaricum. Confectioneries represent another unique feature in Szeged – the thematic tours focusing on architecture and history also include a ‘Sweet Tour’, visiting the legendary sweetshops of the city.
Water has always played an important role in the history of Szeged. What is now the largest city of the Hungarian Great Plain, and the third biggest nationwide, Szeged owes its existence, survival and modernization, as a result of a disastrous flood, to the River Tisza.
People lived on the river’s islands already in the Stone Age and according to historical records a permanent settlement existed at the confluence of the rivers Tisza and Maros from the 2nd century BC. Gold, silver, timber and salt, as well as fishery, commerce and river shipbuilding contributed to the economic development of Szeged. In 1879 an unprecedentedly devastating flood of the Tisza ruined this flourishing lively town, to be miraculously rebuilt in just four years, including its modern road network, beautiful buildings, spacious squares and youthful atmosphere.
It is therefore not a coincidence that this ancient element, water, has always been particularly important for the inhabitants of Szeged. Thermal water from the depths of the earth is a wonderful source of recreation, and the various medicinal waters are well known for their healing properties.
Generations of the inhabitants consider canoe as a significant community building experience, and the people of Szeged are keen to show their support at the international tournaments.
Visitors to the canoe events will be enchanted not only by the beautiful features of Szeged, but also by the enthusiasm of the audience. The contests will be decisive not only in terms of selecting this year’s champions, but also in terms of Olympic quotas for next year.

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