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Kaposvar Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Kaposvar has existed since 5000 BCE.
  • The Kapos River regularly floods.
  • Kaposvar is a centre for trade in Hungary.
  • It was also a main transport hub in the country.
  • The St Donat Chapel in Kaposvar was built in the Baroque style.

Nearest Petrol Stations to Kaposvar

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Kaposvar Mini Guide

Kaposvar is a city in Hungary and with a hire car you can make the hour and a half journey south west from the capital Budapest. Kaposvar is also a capital city of the county of Somogy and it was built on the banks of the Kapos River. More than 50,000 people live there.

The city has an interesting history dating back to the settlement of Celtic tribes, and many attractive buildings to see. These would have included a stone castle which was built in a rectangular shape during the 1400's but the building was destroyed in the 18th century by the holy Roman Emperor.

Kaposvar Building

This was just one of many acts of violence which were waged on the city and it was also under siege by the Turkish and the Ottoman Empire. Of the buildings that have survived and are worth seeing there are the ruins of Benedictine Monastery of Kaposszentjakab, Kaposvår Town Hall and Dorottya house. Like many famous cities Kaposvar was founded on seven hills. In later years it became an important industrial city thanks to a railway line which connects to other parts of Hungary.

Kaposvar Benedictine Monastery

At the same time it became attractive to artists and great thinkers and played a pivotal role in the modernist movement within Hungary. You can learn more about it by visiting the Vaszary Gallery. More recently (2000) a university was founded in Kaposvar. If you would like to get out of Kaposvar using your rental car there is lots of attractive countryside around including several forests.

Latest Update from Kaposvar:

28/05/12 - Keeping up with the details of current events isn't always easy but Kaposvar helps out with a monthly newsletter about the events in the city. At 49 pages long for May, it's very comprehensive and is available for download at www.tourinformkaposvar.hu.

Driving in Kaposvar

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  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 110-130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • HUF

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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Kaposvar makes a good base for your trip through Hungary as this city is only 116 miles to the south west of the capital. With car hire in Kaposvar you can see what is the capital of the administrative county of Somogy.

This is a city built on seven hills which has a very ancient history and so is an attractive stop for anyone who wants to find out more about Hungary. Indeed in the 20th century Kaposvar is associated with the modernist art movement in Hungary. With a rental vehicle you can drive to nearby sites like the Kereki castle.

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