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7 Tips for Living in Szekesfehervar

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Advice for people moving to Szekesfehervar or thinking about moving there.

This is a must read if you're moving to Szekesfehervar or thinking about moving there.

As an expat or digital nomad, living in a new city can be an exciting adventure. Szekesfehervar, is a city that offers a rich history, vibrant culture, and a welcoming community. Here are seven key tips to help you navigate and enjoy your time in this beautiful city.

1. Learn the Language

While many people in Szekesfehervar speak English, learning Hungarian can greatly enhance your experience. It not only helps in daily interactions but also shows respect for the local culture. There are many language schools and online resources available to help you get started.

2. Explore the City's History

Szekesfehervar is a city steeped in history. Visit the King Stephen Museum, which houses a vast collection of artifacts that tell the story of the city's past. The Bory Castle, a unique architectural gem built by a single man, is another must-see. Exploring these historical sites will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of your new home.

3. Enjoy Local Cuisine

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in a new culture is through its food. Szekesfehervar offers a variety of restaurants serving traditional Hungarian dishes. Try the goulash at Arany Csillag, or the chicken paprikash at Korona Csarda. These restaurants not only serve delicious food but also offer a glimpse into Hungarian culinary traditions.

4. Get to Know the Neighborhoods

Szekesfehervar is made up of several neighborhoods, each with its own unique charm. Belvaros, the city center, is known for its historical buildings and bustling market square. For a quieter, residential feel, explore Fels?város. Getting to know the different neighborhoods will help you find the one that feels like home.

5. Use Public Transportation

Public transportation in Szekesfehervar is reliable and efficient. The city has an extensive bus network, and the train station provides easy access to other parts of Hungary. Using public transportation not only saves money but also gives you a chance to experience the city like a local.

6. Embrace the Outdoor Lifestyle

Szekesfehervar is surrounded by natural beauty. The city's parks, such as Csónakázó-tó and Sóstó, are perfect for leisurely walks or picnics. If you're more adventurous, the nearby Lake Velence offers opportunities for swimming, sailing, and cycling. Embracing the outdoor lifestyle will help you stay active and enjoy the city's natural surroundings.

7. Get Involved in the Community

Getting involved in the local community is a great way to feel connected and make new friends. Look for opportunities to volunteer or join local clubs and organizations. Whether your interest is in sports, arts, or social causes, there's likely a group in Szekesfehervar that shares your passion. Remember, it's not just about fitting in, but also about contributing to the community you're now a part of.

Living in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, as an expat or digital nomad can be a rewarding experience. By embracing the local culture, exploring the city's history, and getting involved in the community, you'll not only make the most of your time in Szekesfehervar but also create memories that will last a lifetime.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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