Darnózseli

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Darnózseli
Darnózseli is located in Hungary
Darnózseli
Darnózseli
Location of Darnózseli
Coordinates: 47°50′57″N 17°25′36″E / 47.84930°N 17.42674°E / 47.84930; 17.42674Coordinates: 47°50′57″N 17°25′36″E / 47.84930°N 17.42674°E / 47.84930; 17.42674
Country  Hungary
County Győr-Moson-Sopron
Area
 • Total 19.61 km2 (7.57 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,595
 • Density 81.33/km2 (210.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 9232
Area code(s) 96

Darnózseli is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.

Darnózseli (1600 inhabitants) is located in the center of Szigetköz, which is Hungary’s biggest island. It is enclosed by the Old Danube and the Moson Danube.

In Darnózseli, there is a chapel which was constructed in 1787. At that time, the independent parsonage was found. The sanctuary has been restored and can nowadays be visited on the cemetery grounds. The present neoclassical church was built in 1930. The scape of the village is formed by traditional Hungarian residential houses. Another attraction are some 100 year-old oak trees (“Millennium Oaks”), which have been planted in order to honor the 1000th anniversary of the conquest of Hungary. In the Zseli forest, there is a monument to commemorate the Napoleonic battles.

Darnózseli is surrounded by landscape conservation areas and is close to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site Fertö-Hansag. The international Danube Cycling Path leads right through Darnózseli. Furthermore, Szigetköz invites you for numerous sports like hiking, inline skating, water sports, horse riding, golf, fishing, hunting, and archery. In summer, you can go swimming, in winter ice skating. During few days of bad weather (1950 hours of sunshine annually!) you can enjoy wellness treatments in one of the close-by spas. In the surroundings of Darnózseli, numerous castles, museums and picturesque villages await your visit, and various markets, exhibitions and festivals are completing the cultural programme. Lovers of nature will have pleasure in the rich flora and fauna of the area.

Due to the beautiful landscape and low prices for real estate, some Germans and Austrians have already settled in Darnózseli.

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