Formerly, it was the only free royal town of Vas County.
Points of interest:
General’s House: you can see here exhibitions of the Jurisics Miklós Museum presenting crafts and the life of guilds in Kőszeg.
Kőszeg Historical City Core: It is one of the smallest and most beautiful historical city cores in Hungary.
The Golden Unicorn Pharmacy Museum is a craftwork memorial with furniture carved from valuable oak, walnut and lime wood, decorated with pictures of saints, and it is also featuring a pharmaceutical history collection.
Sigray Palace: Its former Renaissance image was restored during its renovation – today the Europe’s House Association works here.
Old Tower and Castle: also known as Zwinger, the largest bastion of the town’s former defensive structures. Based on findings revealed nearby, it was probably built in the 13th century, while its polygonal shape was attained in the Anjou era. From here you can see the preserved longest part of the former southern city wall. The castle built by the Kőszeg family also served to protect the town: the fortress, consisting of the forecourt and the inner castle, once lived a completely separate life from the city. The outbuildings of the forecourt encircle the statue of Miklós Jurisics. The inner castle is the oldest part of Kőszeg. Its northern and southern walls, along with the four corner towers, were built in the 13th century and it was completed by the beginning of the 16th century. Today, the castle accommodates a cultural centre and a castle theatre in the courtyard. The town history exhibition of Miklós Jurisics Castle Museum was also placed here.