International Youth Festival - 2009 - Koszeg

Koszeg – known as Hungary’s jewel-box – is located in western Hungary in a valley of mountains. It is bordered on the west by a national park and on the north by Austria. Jurisich Castle – the symbol of Koszeg – is famous for its role in stopping the Turkish army from advancing to Vienna in 1532. There are other famous and historic buildings, but one 21st century sight is the “honesty boxes”. These are racks of merchandise placed on the streets with no chains or locks to be seen. According to the website this “proves that public security is excellent and the people are reliable and welcome guests with distinguished hospitality”. Sounds like an interesting place to check out! See ‘Our flagship event’ for general information about our festivals.