If you take a withered postcard depicting Szeget downtown from the beginning of the 20th century and compare it with the city vistas today, you won’t notice much of a change. This Southern Hungarian city still very much retains the elegant, Old World looks with its fine-looking Art Noveau architecture, parallel streets, Austro-Hungarian cafeterias and the spectacular giant of a church. However, not everything was so bright for the city during the rest of the 20th century. Devastating and deadly World War 2, the exodus and annihilation of the thriving local Jewish community in the Nazi death camps, rapid industrialization during the Cold War era, all of it has left its mark on the present-day Szeged. Hardships aside, today this city is a forward-looking Hungarian destination that can offer a lot in terms of tourism and culture as well as serves as a quintessential Central European town.
Local rich Art Nouveau heritage makes it a stop of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network Route.