Meet the gateway to Szigetköz, the small village of Halászi


Meet the gateway to Szigetköz, the small village of Halászi

This small village on the banks of the Moson-Danube is often referred to as the gateway to the Szigetköz, where you can enter the world of the "Thousand Islands". But what exactly can you do in the area? Join us and discover the attractions of Halászi and its surroundings!

Halászi - A small village considered the gateway to Szigetköz

One of the favourite destinations for nature lovers in Hungary is the Szigetköz, a small town in the hug of the Big- and Moson-Danube, which was built up by the Danube from its alluvium. It is also Hungary's largest island, covering an area of 375 km2. It is no wonder that it is such a popular domestic destination, as in addition to its rich flora and fauna, it also offers a wealth of activities on its winding cycle paths and wild water trails. The gateway to this wonderful place, from where you can enter the world of the "Thousand Islands", is the village of Halászi, where you will find our cosy Danube-side Pension. That's why we thought we'd put together a list of things to do and see in the area!

If you're visiting the Szigetköz, choose Regia Pension and Restaurant, whether you're passing through or exploring the Szigetköz's mysterious wildlife from Halászi!  

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Attractions in and around Halászi - Szigetköz programme opportunities

Not far from Mosonmagyaróvár, only 4 kilometres away, is the small village of Halászi, also known as the gateway to the Szigetköz. If you want to discover the special wild world of Szigetköz, it is worth starting from here, as this is where you enter the world of the "thousand islands". The settlement of Halászi has been an important crossing point since ancient times, as the road connecting Mosonmagyaróvár and Győr crosses the Danube here. The area is a justly famous and popular tourist destination, as it has a unique natural world, formed by the Danube along its banks. The settlement's attractiveness is also due to its tranquil surroundings and its proximity to the Moson-Danube. But what can you do here?


Discovering Halászi and learning about its history

It is worth starting your tour by exploring the gateway to the Szigetköz, if you are passing through. The inhabitants of the village were once fish transporters for the royal court of Magyaróvár, after they settled here and started fishing. The surrounding settlements are made up of the peasant farmers and their families who settled here, whose memory is preserved by the two surviving gable-walled baroque farmhouses, still intact. The village's history is also recalled by the monumental Reformed church, also in the New Baroque style, built by Archduchess Maria Christina during the Habsburg dynasty.


Regular annual events in Halászi

Special events are held in Halászi every year, so it is worth planning your trip around these times if you want to get a taste of the local customs and join in the fun. Examples include the Puppet Festival, the Szigetköz Fish and Game Boiling Competition and Village Day, the Szigetköz Horse Meeting, the Bertóké Days, the Martin's Day Farewell and also during the Christmas season, when the Advent concert makes the winter wonderland of the Szigetköz even more special.


What activities are available in the area?

1. Outdoor beach

The Pension is located directly on the banks of the Mosoni-Danube, so in summer you can enjoy a great swimming opportunity, as there is an open-air beach with a playground and a snack bar 100 metres away.

2. Hiking trails

The Szigetköz and its surroundings are famous for their stunning natural beauty, so there are plenty of hiking trails to explore in the area. Click here to discover the best hiking trails in and around Halászi

3. Kayaking tours

The Danube's rich branching makes for some truly wild kayaking and canoeing tours, for beginners and advanced canoeists alike. 

4. Cruise ship tours

If you're not following the sporty line, you can also explore the beautiful waters between the islands on a cruise.

5. Bicycle tours

Two-wheeled tours around the archipelago. Right in front of the Regia Pension is a bicycle path that leads through the Szigetköz, which is why our guests love to stay with here. 
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