Veszprém county lying in the embrace of Lake Balaton and the Bakony Hills is a uniquely wonderful part of Hungary. The chief town of the county is Veszprém, probably the oldest centre of Hungarian history. The city was the first Hungarian Episcopal seat, and for centuries the region’s cultural and administrative centre. The wildly romantic tract of the forests of Bakony with its streams and caves, the cool waves of Balaton, the 1178 memorial places of this county all promise numerous unforgettable experiences.
Veszprém, the city of Queens, lies where the Bakony Hills meet the Balaton Uplands, 110 km southwest of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, and 15 km north of Lake Balaton. The good location, easy access, diverse geographical features, and the values due to its rich history and vibrant intellectual and cultural character make Veszprém a popular tourist destination. Built on seven hills, it is also called ’the Rome of Transdanubia’, which in 2023 – together with the Balaton region – wears the title of European Capital of Culture.
The city, with a population of nearly 60 000, has been part of the Balaton special tourism development area since 2017. Both residents and visitors enjoy the proximity of the largest freshwater lake of Central Europe and the countless leisure activities offered by the lake and the settlements along the shore. The hiking and educational trails of the forests of the Bakony Hills and the sites of the Balaton Uplands National Park can also be easily linked with a sightseeing in Veszprém. Veszprém primarily concentrates on cultural tourism within the urban area, and during everydays – thanks to its developed economy – business tourism is significant.
The University of Pannonia is operating in the picturesque cities on the lands of the former Roman province, Pannonia. The centre of the university is located in Veszprém, 15 kilometers from the biggest sweet water lake of Central Europe, the Lake Balaton.
The five faculties of the university offer high quality education supported by cutting edge research activity and student friendly environment. In order to meet the needs of the professional job market, our activities are carried out in close cooperation with the regional industrial partners and local governments. Based on the professional achievements of our faculty staff and the internationally recognized R&D results, the University of Pannonia is ranked among the best Hungarian universities.