Useful Informations




About Hungary


Capital city:



10 million, about 2 million living in the capital city

Local time:

Summer: GMT+2, Winter: GMT+1


Forint (Ft/HUF, but some tourist places may accept euros/EUR. Coins 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and banknotes 500; 1,000; 2,000; 5,000; 10,000; 20,000. You can withdraw money anywhere in the inner city, day or night at ATMs.




The full 24-hour clock is generally used (though rarely orally) – so 9 p.m. is written as 21.00 o’clock


Hungarians give their family name first, thus Szabo Richard is Richard Szabo.



Hungary became a member of the European Union on May 1, 2004.




Emergency Numbers




EUROPE HOUSE                     06 94 563 055


FIRE SERVICE                          105 KŐSZEG: 0694 563 137




POLICE                                    107


Central Emergency Number: 112


The service has English speaking dispatchers. English language Police HotlinePhone: 438-8080
This 24-hour hot-line was set up specifically to help English-language speakers report crime.






Costs of living in Hungary are relatively low (compared to West- and North European countries).


Useful link:


Students have to find their own accommodation. Renting a flat in the city ranges from about 200 to 300 EUR/month, depending on the size and location of the flat and on the number of students sharing it. We recommend that our students rent apartments together. 

 List of Accommodation at Kőszeg




To be able to reach you in Hungary your family and friends have to dial +36 (Hungary’s international code number) before dialing your phone number.

If you want to call someone abroad, dial 00 and the international code number of the country in question.

Within the boundaries of Budapest you only have to dial the 7-digit number. Note that 7-digit Budapest phone numbers begin with 2, 3, 4, 7 or 8. (Numbers beginning with 7 and 8 should be dialed by first dialing 06 1 and then the phone number

If you are in Budapest and you want to reach a number outside Budapest (in Hungary) you have to dial 06 and the 2-digit district area code followed by the 6-digit phone number.

If you are outside Budapest (in Hungary) and you want to call Budapest you have to dial 06 1 followed by the 7-digit number.

Phone numbers beginning with /06/ 20, 30, 60 and 70 are cellular phone numbers. 06 is followed by 9 digits in these cases.



Shopping opening ours



Tesco, Kőszeg, Pogányi út 7., 9730


Monday-Saturday: 06:00 -22:00

Sunday: 08:00 -18:00



Spar Kőszeg, RÁKÓCZI FERENC UTCA 80-82.


Monday-Friday: 6.30-20.00

Saturday: 6.30-17.00

Sunday: 8.00-13.00



Penny Market


9730 Kőszeg Rákóczi Ferenc utca 

Monday-Saturday: 6:00 - 20:00

Sunday: 7:00 - 18:00


Public holidays


January 1 – New Year’s Day;

March 15 – Official commemoration events in memory of the 1848 Revolution ‑Easter Monday – Christian holiday;

May 1 – Labour Day;

Whit Monday (Pentecost) – Christian holiday;

August 20 – Foundation of the Hungarian State, Day of the Constitution celebrated with spectacular fireworks in Budapest

October 23 – Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution against the Communist regime –

November 1 – All Saints Day;

December 25-26 – Christmas.


Please note that on public holidays everything is closed.



Phone: +36 94 563 055
Address: Chernel u. 14. 9730 Kőszeg, Hungary