A town with 36,000 inhabitants, the seat of Tolna county.

An abbey, the remains of which can still be seen on the courtyard of the neo-Classical style former County Hall, was founded here by King Béla I. in the 11th century. The early neo-Classical style Roman Catholic church is the greatest single-aisled church of Central-Europe (1805). The memory of the 1738-1740 Black Death is retained by the Baroque statue of the Holy Trinity. The Saint John's and Saint Paul's chapel was built in 1760. Remete (= hermit) chapel, an old place of pilgrimage, is on a border area of the stretch of the town in Séd valley and the slopes of vineyards.
Going across the bridge of Brook Séd the birthplace of the great poet, Mihály Babits can be seen. To commemorate the frequent visits paid by Ferenc Liszt, an arts school named after the composer was opened in the Augusz House.
Gemenc Forest, lying in the flood area of the Danube, is one of the most outstanding natural beauties of Hungary. The forest, belonging to Szekszárd and since 1996 a part of the Duna-Dráva National Park, is an outstanding hunting-ground accessible by a narrow-gauge railway, carriages, on horseback or by a small boat from the Gemenc Excursion Centre.
In the place of the Trophy Museum you can find an exhibition on the natural values of Gemenc forest called " Life in the Flood Area".

The wine culture of Szekszárd dates back to the Roman times; the internationally famous kadarka and the bull's blood of Szekszárd have been grown here for centuries.


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