Located in Győr-Moson-Sopron County in northwestern Hungary, close to the Austrian and Slovakian borders, is the beautiful town of Mosonmagyaróvár. Mosonmagyaróvár was formed when the two towns of Moson and Magyaróvár became united in 1939. The town lies beside the highway which runs between Vienna and Budapest. Mosonmagyaróvár started to develop even more when a well supplying medicinal water was discovered in 1996. The town is now home to restaurants, hotels and therapeutic facilities, for those who come from all around the country and the world seeking the medicinal properties of the water. Mosonmagyaróvár is a great place for those looking for some rest and relaxation, as well as for those looking to partake in outdoor activities. It is however, not easy for Muslim visitors to find Muslim-friendly facilities like prayer areas and Halal restaurants in Mosonmagyaróvár.
Mosonmagyaróvár has quite a limited number of tourist attractions to visit. A great way to start off the sightseeing is to pay a visit to the Cselley-mansion. Here, visitors will find a variety of centuries old paintings and furniture. Also worthy of a visit is the Hansági Museum. This building houses a selection of interesting exhibitions that give visitors a glimpse at the town’s past. The Hansági Museum has archeological, ethnographical and historical exhibitions to see.
As mentioned above, Mosonmagyaróvár is famous for its thermal waters. When in town, tourists must pay a visit to the thermal bath, which is a popular tourist attraction. The mineral water found here is said to cure locomotor disorders, respiratory diseases and chronic inflammations, as well as other diseases and illnesses. The medicinal water found in Mosonmagyaróvár is said to be among the top-five thermal waters in Europe. There are also quite a few places for visitors to get a relaxing massage, and manicures and pedicures.
Mosonmagyaróvár is also known for being home to a large number of practicing dentists. Dental tourism has positively affected the growth of the town. So while here, visitors can also get their teeth fixed here at extremely competitive rates.
Tourists could also visit Győr; which is an important city located just a mere 15 minutes from Mosonmagyaróvár, by train. Those visiting the city must pay a visit to the City Hall, as well as Fertő-Hanság National Park and Bécsi kapu tér.
The closest major international airport to Mosonmagyaróvár is Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, located in Budapest, approximately 155 kilometres from the center of Mosonmagyaróvár. Those arriving at the airport can use the public road or rail transport services available in Budapest.
Mosonmagyaróvár has no known halal restaurants. Muslim travelers will have to dine at seafood or vegetarian restaurants or dine on seafood or vegetarian dishes at non-halal restaurants; and make sure the ordered meal does not contain any non-halal ingredients. Travelers could also prepare their own meals if they can locate a store in Mosonmagyaróvár that sells halal items, and if they have the facilities for cooking. Muslim travelers should be aware that most restaurants in Mosonmagyaróvár do serve alcohol.
There are no known Islamic centers or mosques in Mosonmagyaróvár, therefore Muslim travelers will find it hard to locate suitable prayer facilities when necessary. They could however use the privacy of their hotel rooms to offer their prayers before leaving on their daily excursions. Muslim visitors could also inquire from the locals regarding a clean and quiet area they could use to offer their prayers when they are away from the hotel.