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Győr / Raab was one of the last outposts in a distance to Vienna during the Turkish wars and therefore had invaluable military significance. After the Battle of Mohács (1526) Raab played a key role in the Turkish defense.
Maria Theresa (1740-1780) raised the city to a royal free city in 1743 and during the Hungarian popular uprising of 1956 Györ played a significant role, too.

Györ - The Archeological Meaning of Arrabonas

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Györ - The Archeological Meaning of Arrabonas

In the area around Győr, once being the Roman military camp Arrabona, and along the Danube, traces of settlement of various cultures were detected earlier on.

Raab, Rabatz and Moson-Danube near Györ - beautiful

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Raab, Rabatz and Moson-Danube near Györ - lovely landscape

The term "City of Rivers", as the Hungarian city of Györ is sometimes called, caused some ideas / trouble in our mind, because when we were looking for a parking, we got the first view to one of the rivers, which was diked very high.

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