Mór (German: Moor) is a town and district in Fejér County.

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Holy Cross Lesser Church in Mór

Mór sits on a plain between two mountains Vértes and Bakony.

The development of the town began with the arrival of ethnic German settlers and Capuchin monks in 1697.

The Battle of Mór on December 30, 1848 was a crucial victory for the Austrian Empire's forces in crushing the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.

Get in

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Map of Mór

The nearest international airport is in Budapest.

Mór is on a branch line between Komárom and Székesfehérvár.

Mór has good bus contacts with the nearby villages and towns.

A direct road runs to Székesfehérvár and Győr, side roads to Tatabánya and Zirc.

Get around

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There is a public bus system.

In the town

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  • 1 Church of the Holy Cross (Szent Kereszt Kistemplom).  
  • 2 Castle of Mór (Lamberg Mansion in Mór), Szent István tér 5. Now a house of culture. Sándor Wekerle Local History Collection. Art gallery.  
  • In basement of the mansion "Ezerjó Cellar Gallery", Wine Region of Mór exhibition displayed. Built 1762 - 1766.
  • Láncos Palace or Luzsénszky Castle (1790s, Address: Szent István tér 6) is now in the building Mór mayor's office.

In the district

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  • 3 Bodajk. Bodajk Calvary, Bodajk Lake, Hochburg-Lamberg Palace. Do: Galya-valley offers a great pastime for tourists and hunters every season.
 
Csókakő
  • 4 Csókakő (take a bus from Székesfehérvár toward Mór). Castle ruins map, Catholic church.
 
Count Károlyi palace, Fehérvárcsurgó
  • 5 Fehérvárcsurgó (Trains Székesfehérvár (13 km) and Komárom, bus Székesfehérvár-Bakonycsernye Zirc-line. The buses are frequent). Károlyi Palace (1844), Catholic Church (18th century), Reformed church in 1789, Lutheran Church (1856), Fehérvárcsurgó Reservoir, and Gaja valley and the wildlife garden.

Timed to coincide with the grape harvest is the annual Wine Days of Mor festival, usually occurring in late September or early October. For one week each year, this rural festival highlights local culture. It includes the selection of a "Wine Princess" who oversees the festival, a multi-national parade celebrating Hungary's equestrian roots as well as the local wine culture, a stage for music, drama and dance, row upon row of stalls filled with regional food, crafts, local wines and palinka. On the final Saturday evening of the festival a street party is held and the entire town turns into a big dance party.

In the town

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  • Ara Etterem, Kodály Z. u. 2 / A.
  • Ezerjó Étterem, Vasút u. 1.
  • Fincsi Etterem, Köztársaság tér 7.
  • Lovas Vendéglő, Dózsa Gy. u. 111.
  • Öreg Prés Étterem, Arany János u. 4.
  • Paulus Molnár Borház is Bormúzeum Étterem, Ezerjó u. 5.
  • Tárlat Étterem, Deák F. u. 68.
  • Vigadó Vendéglő, Bányász u. 79.
  • Hugo Ételbár, Cserhát u.3.

Drink

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Look for wine cellars to taste local wine.

Vine growing occurred here even in the Roman period. Vine growing came to stay from the 11th century in this area. The ethnic German settlers and the Capuchin monks started to grow grape vines in the beginning of the 18th century. The oenological boom lasted until the Phylloxera bane in 1875-1880 that killed most of the vineyards. Afterwards, Ezerjó became the most important type of wine in Mór, which now belongs to the Hungaricums. Ezerjó is a heavy, late-ripening sort of vine.

Unlike other parts of Hungary that produce sweet dessert wines, the wines from Mór tend to be clear and dry similar to a sauvignon blanc. Smaller, locally owned vineyards are giving away to commercial growers who have discovered Mór's perfect climate, soil, and humidity.

Sleep

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In the town

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  • Pedró Turistaház, Ezerjó u. 2. — A hostel
  • Hétkúti Wellness Hotel, Dózsa Gy. u. 111.
  • Fogadó az Öreg Préshez, Arany János u. 4.
  • Vörös Torony Fogadó, Nemes u. 19.
  • Belvárosi Vendégház, Kodály Z. u. 2 / A.

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