For centuries, Styria and Hungary have been maintaining a close relationship. To commemorate this, a Styrian bench was given to Budapest, in connection with the fall of the Iron Curtain.

The heart-shaped bench is placed in the park in front of the Alfréd Hajós National Swimming Stadium on Margaret Island.

According to, Styria is the favourite Austrian state among Hungarian guests. In winter, 31% of the nights spent in Austria by Hungarian guests was spent in Styria, which means that the green heart of Austria is the clear market leader. In the 2013/2014 winter season, 74.259 Hungarians spent 305.154 nights in Styria.

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The first official training of the Hungarian ski instructors took place in Murau, more than 30 years ago. As a result, close personal and economic relations have been formed in recent times. The Hungarian Ski Team has also been training in Murau for almost 30 years. The Hungarian Ski Championships is organized in St. Lambrecht every year. As part of the cooperation, the region of Murau regularly participates in Hungarian fairs, workshops and press conferences. After the 2003 World Championships in Kreischberg, Hungarian investors also appeared in the region.

Common History
  • Strada Hungarica – an old merchant route (leading through Graz)
  • The three ravens of King Matthias in the coat of arms of the Eggenbeg family
  • Béla IV. of Hungary lived in the castle of Schlossberg for 6 years during the interregnum period of the XIII. century
  • Péter Pázmány taught at the University of Graz between the end of the XVI. century and the beginning of the XVII. century
  • The Hungarian Society of Graz was established in 1888, the highlight of the society will be the Hungarian ball on 17 January, 2015
  • Kőrösistraße in Graz was named after József Kőrösi. The Szeged-born engineer founded the Andritz machinery, today known as Andritz AG
  • In 2009, a commemorative plaque was raised in Graz for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain
  • Rudi Roth honorary consul founded the Forum Hungaricum, he also supports young Hungarian musicians in Graz
  • Graz is the sister city of Pécs since 1989
  • Hungarian worships in the Calvary Chapel in Graz

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translated by Vivien Pásztai

Photo: MTI – Janos Marjai


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