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Hungarian Open Air Museum - Szentendre
Easter branch collecting in the Open-Air Museum
Address: 2000, Szentendre Sztaravodai út
Phone number: (26) 502-500, (26) 502-501
Opening hours: 01.11-27.03.: Sat-Sun 10-16
01.04-31.10.: Tue-Fri 9-17
12-13.11.: 9-18
ethnography, history of agriculture, history of economics, local history, permanent exhibition, story
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Museum tickets, service costs:
Ticket for adults
(in winter)
1000 HUF
Ticket for adults
(In opening hours)
700 HUF
Ticket for adults
(at times of the festivals)
1600 HUF
Ticket for students
(in winter)
500 HUF
Ticket for students
(in opening hours)
700 HUF
Ticket for students
(at times of the festivals)
800 HUF
Ticket for children
(in usual opening hours, for 2 or more children )
350 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for children
(at times of the festivals)
400 HUF
/ capita
Ticket for pensioners
(in winter)
500 HUF
Ticket for pensioners
(in opening hours)
700 HUF
Ticket for pensioners
(at times of the festivals)
800 HUF
Railway ticket
(when purchased on the train)
600 HUF
Railway ticket
(purchased at the cashier of the museum )
500 HUF
Railway ticket
(at times of the festivals)
500 HUF
Southern Transdanubia, i.e. Baranya, Somogy, Tolna and Zala Counties used to be a densely populated area, strewn by small villages, the greater part of which lost its population during the Turkish occupation. Since the 16th century Serbians, Catholic Serbians, Croatians and Hungarians have coexisted in this region. The tradition of busójárás, having been a famous carnival custom for a long time in Mohács, is of Croatian origin.

During the Rákóczi war of independence (1703-11) some of the Serbians moved to the south and afterwards more and more German settlers arrived down the Danube from the German Empire. That is why the territory of Tolna and Baranya are called Schwäbische Türkei.

The majority of the Hungarians in this area are Protestant, this fact indicated in the interiors of houses, e. g. by the oleographs of patriotic themes. The immigrant Germans were mostly Roman Catholic or Lutheran, the Croatians and Catholic Serbians were Roman Catholic, and the Serbians belonged to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Although the tradition of viniculture in South Transdanubia dates back to Roman times, the famous red wines of Villány and Szekszárd can be considered as a heritage of the Serbians, who settled here in the 16-17th centuries. It is Szekszárd where the first type of bikavér (Bull's blood) was blended from various species of grapes.

Such outstanding personalities of Hungarian culture can be associated with this region as Janus Pannonius, Miklós Zrínyi and Mihály Babits (poets).

Not only the population of this region but its settlements and buildings are also varied. While in the more isolated western parts of South Transdanubia timber-framed, thatched wooden buildings with black kitchens were present up to the beginning of the 20th century, in the eastern half of the region, closer to the Danube - the main line of communication - a more developed architecture with solid walls was widespread. This dichotomy is shown in our regional unit as well: on both sides of the wide street houses with solid walls are standing in their yard; while on the sites of the irregular settlement part timber-framed buildings can be found. The regional unit is closed by the wickerwork fence characteristic of the whole region; outside the gate structures of agricultural function - the vineyard, the enclosure of barns - and the cemetery are situated.
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