Szentgotthárd, a well-ringing name in Hungarian history is an 800-year old town just an hour and a half drive from Bük, on the Hungarian–Slovenian–Austrian triple border.
The town is most frequently referenced to in history due to the Battle of Szentgotthárd in 1664, after which it began to develop uninterruptedly. The great return of the Cistercians was of particular importance, which—in terms of the town’s cultural and artistic history—started a new era for the town and its abbey with the grandiose constructions and European-scale works.
The most important sights of the county’s southwestern corner are the church and the neighboring abbey’s building by the Rába. The latest attraction in the beautiful environment is the Szentgotthárd thermal park that awaits those wishing to relax and unwind with around 1,500 sqm water surface, special slides, whirlpools, saunas and sports opportunities.
At the gate of the Őrség, the confluence of the Rába and the Lapincs rivers is suitable for rafting and fishing, thus it is an ideal destination for nature enthusiasts, cyclists, water sports lovers and hikers alike.