Event calendar
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2022.11.11. - 2023.01.15.
Budapest
2022.11.11. - 2023.01.15.
Budapest
2022.10.29. - 2023.01.08.
Budapest
2022.10.22. - 2023.01.08.
Budapest
2022.10.14. - 2023.02.05.
Budapest
2022.10.13. - 2023.01.15.
Budapest
2022.10.12. - 2022.11.12.
Budapest
2022.10.12. - 2022.11.27.
Budapest
2022.10.08. - 2023.02.05.
Budapest
2022.09.01. - 2022.12.31.
Budapest
2012.03.01. - 2012.03.31.
Vác
2012.02.01. - 2012.02.29.
Miskolc
2012.01.22. - 1970.01.01.
Budapest
2011.10.04. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.10.01. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.09.30. - 1970.01.01.
Nagykáta
2011.07.04. - 2011.07.08.
Budapest
County House - Schwabenhaus - Budakalász
The museum building
Address: 2011, Budakalász Budai u. 30.
Phone number: (26) 341-608, (70) 456-7118
Opening hours: Only on prior notice.
The estimated time of Germans arriving to Budakalász from the villages Üröm, Borosjenő and other various villages near Buda is around the 1820-30's. At first they were involved in farming but unfortunately, the philoxera epidemic put an end to vine production.

In the summer of 1888, HÉV public transportation began between Budapest and Szentendre. For residents of Budakalász, it meant easier commuting.

After WWII, the Germans were resettled from the village on 22 February, 1946. It meant 46% of the population. The Budakalász German National Society was established on the 50th anniversary of this event, on 30 September 1996, with the objective of preserving Swabian culture and tradition.

The present building of the County House was built by the Weiszhár family around 1898. Family tree researchers established that the family can be traced back to 1812 in Budakalász. Their descendants sold the house to the self-government in 1998. After complete reconstruction, the building was opened and consecrated in September 2004.

The building is a traditional long construction with a clean room, kitchen, living room, summer kitchen and shack. The furniture and objects mirror the life of German families in Budakalász. Infinite number of valuable objects was found on attics and the depth of basements.

The furnishing of the clean room faithfully mirror German homes with the contemporary cloths, shawls embroidered apron and fittings. Among these, there is a female wedding dress from 1935 and pictures. A very old picture embroidered on silk is used to ornament tents on the Lord's Day of a very special value. A diary of a midwife is considered a very valuable treasure, as well as original certificates of mastery from 1819 and 1826 drawn in the Bánát.

Once, an open furnace stood in the kitchen. Traces of the chimney can still be found in the attic. A number of tools, textiles are to be seen in the kitchen, among them a embroidered wall cover from 1916. The text on wall covers read wise German sayings and blessings.
Opening hours
Only on prior notice.
Services
guided tour
In German language
Entrance is free of charge
for everybody
Contact
Address 2011 Budakalász, Budai u. 30.
Museum manager
Wágner Lászlóné
Telephone
(26) 341-608
(70) 456-7118